Mandy is also a "little pig" cat....she is absolutely tiny (about 5 lbs.) but she eats constantly--and will eat just about anything. She, like your Chuck, prefers chicken--so I buy the Wellness chicken canned food. She is deaf but I swear somehow she "knows" when the refrigerator door opens--'cause she's right there. I believe she would jump inside if I didn't watch closely. And if there is ANY kind of chicken nearby she does her "wild animal" act and grabs/growls. She is really a fun kitty. I got her from a shelter for my birthday last July--and I fell in love immediately. She sleeps on top of me each night (taking several breaks to visit the food dish). Love to you and BooBoo.
Pat ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynne To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 5:51 PM Subject: Re: BooBoo is home!! Pat, BooBoo is a little pig cat. He would eat all day long if we'd feed him. He's eaten a whole can of tuna since he got home from the vet as well as some hard food and is still wanting more. Tuna in spring water seems to be his favorite. He also likes a bit of sardines for snack. I bought him a really good dry and canned food at the vets but he only seems to like the hard stuff. You know, our first cat, Chuck, who lived to 19 was a very finicky eater. Actually his favorite foods were chicken and steak. He also ate some hard crunchies but that cat loved chicken more than anything. We used to buy a bunch of friers and bake them and make up a bunch of meals in bags for him. If we ate beef, he got beef. It couldn't have been too harmful because he lived a long and healthy life. Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: Pat Kachur To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 5:08 PM Subject: Re: BooBoo is home!! I join the chorus of don't be depressed and don't give up. I agree with just about everything the others have said. It can't be stressed too much that BooBoo needs to eat and keep eating. My Mandy gets Wellness brand food from Whole Foods and she is 6+ years old and still no symptoms other than being deaf (which may or may not be related to the leukemia virus). I hope you and BooBoo enjoy yourselves for many years. Pat ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynne To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 4:12 PM Subject: BooBoo is home!! BooBoo just came home from his neutering. He had no trouble whatsoever with the anesthesia, has eaten, had a drink and can't stop purring. He's really happy to be home. The vet went over his blood work with us and told us it didn't look good. He's already anemic. I was so hoping for some good news. He's checking into some drugs for the future if needed and we choose to go that route. He said they are very expensive. This whole experience has sucked the life out of me. I look at this precious little guy and he has absolutely no signs of a disease yet I know he does. I am so angry with his previous owners right now. They emailed me last week when I told them the news and they pretty much suggested that we gave him this disease because he was always healthy and happy. This coming from a family who never took him to a vet. He was a mess when we got him, totally matted, fleas and a terrible case of earmites. Now he's beautifully groomed, clean and seemingly overjoyed at being here. This all so totally new to me. We've never had a pet with an illness, let alone something like this. I swear I'm becomming depressed. I'm not gonna let BooBoo know it though. Lynne