Mancat Monday

I am hanging out with Scylla. She wants to play, I do not. I do wish she would play with Fenris, he would enjoy it. I on the other hand do not wish to be pounced on. ~Socks, reporting for ATCAD

Scylla Sunday

As some of my Eagle Eyed Friends noticed the hair is growing back on my tail.

I am very pleased about that.

Now if only Mommy would stop taking my picture so I could get some sleep. ~Scylla reporting for ATCAD

Saturday Artwork

Fenris
Mom is playing with pictures again, this time I got to be the subject.

Here she just played with light.

This is back lighting.

And this is colored pencil. ~Fenris reporting for ATCAD

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Fenris Friday

The cactus is blooming.

Mom is playing ball with me.

And Dad is trimming trees.

I thought I might lend a paw by carrying some of the branches to a pile for him.

But Mom interrupted me for a photo shoot.

Hurry up woman I has impawtant work to do.

I thinks this is my best side.

I'll be right there Dad.

Gotta give Mom some tail first.

She LOVES my fluffy tail.

And now I has to do a sit.

And after all that work it is time for a TREAT! Right Mom!!!! ~Fenris modeling for ATCAD

Thursday in the Garden

The Hibiscus are blooming we has pink ..........................


and white.


The silly Wisteria even has a bloom on it. They are suppose to bloom in the Spring not in the summer.

The Vitex is blooming.


The Whirling Butterflies are looking pretty.

And remember that pretty blue hydrangea that matched Fenris eyes? We got so much rain it turned PINK. We likes it when it is blue better, Mommy will have to put more acid in the soil.

Now we are off to report to The Society of Feline Gardeners, Hi Jonesie!


~ATCAD

Wildlife Wednesday

 We captured a butterfly for your enjoyment this week.


 I am being silly and running around in the rain (it was sprinkling) and wind.

I wanted to make sure Mommy saw the Butterfly. ~Scylla reporting for ATCAD

Tuiren Tuesday


 We always say we are going to take part in Blog the Change for Animals, and then we always miss it. But really shouldn't it be an everyday thing.  I guesses I could wait for the next Blog the Change, October 15th to write this post but I am not.

Most of you know that I am a Heartworm Disease Survivor, so this is an issue very dear to my heart and it affects dogs and cats.

The American Heartworm Society has information ever pet guardian should be aware of.

Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 states. The map shows particularly endemic areas based on the number of cases reported by clinics. I live in one of the areas with the most cases of heartworm disease reported.

What Are the Signs of Heartworm Disease?

For both dogs and cats, clinical signs of heartworm disease may not be recognized in the early stages, as the number of heartworms in an animal tends to accumulate gradually over a period of months and sometimes years and after repeated mosquito bites.

Recently infected dogs may exhibit no signs of the disease, while heavily infected dogs may eventually show clinical signs, including a mild, persistent cough, reluctance to move or exercise, fatigue after only moderate exercise, reduced appetite and weight loss.
When I found Mommy I was already showing clinical signs, I had a mild persistent cough and I seemed very tired (Mommy thought I was a really OLD dog).

Cats may exhibit clinical signs that are very non-specific, mimicking many other feline diseases. Chronic clinical signs include vomiting, gagging, difficulty or rapid breathing, lethargy and weight loss. Signs associated with the first stage of heartworm disease, when the heartworms enter a blood vessel and are carried to the pulmonary arteries, are often mistaken for feline asthma or allergic bronchitis, when in fact they are actually due to a syndrome newly defined as Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease (HARD).
 I was lucky in that they have a treatment for doggies, currently there is no treatment for cats.

Currently, there are no products in the United States approved for the treatment of heartworm infection in cats. Cats have proven to be more resistant hosts to heartworm than dogs, and often appear to be able to rid themselves of infection spontaneously. Unfortunately, many cats tend to react severely to the dead worms as they are being cleared by the body, and this can result in a shock reaction, a life-threatening situation. Veterinarians will often attempt to treat an infected cat with supportive therapy measures to minimize this reaction; however it is always best to prevent the disease.

There are heartworm preventives for both doggies and cats and I sincerely hope that you give your dog or cat one every month.

If you want to read about my fight with Heartworm Disease you can read
Scylla Sunday (My first Heartworm Treatment)
Tuiren Day (My Second Heartworm Treatment)
Tuiren Tuesday - Heartworm Treatment (The Final Treatment)


~Tuiren reporting for ATCAD