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Teego 3 – Mice 0

Teego really seems to have got addicted to mousehunting! The other morning, Daddycat said to Mommacat that he’d noticed Teego sitting motionless in the Catio for about an hour that morning. Cats are actually ambush hunters, so this is exactly what they’re designed to do. They’re happy sitting motionless for ages, untill their prey happily walks in front of them and then WHAM!! They’ve caught their dinner.

Having described this to Mommacat, he went downstairs and suddenly shreiked – “Teegos got a mouse! Lock the catflap!!”

Honestly, Humans… They’re so squeamish!

So anyway, here’s a video of what happened next.

A couple of questions –

  • Why do you think Teego is retching around 1:00?
  • How should Daddycat have taken it off him at 1:35? – Aren’t they squeamish!!! MOL!
  • Can you hear him growling at 2:30? Teego NEVER Growls!!

Here’s the video!

Teego is the king of the mousehunters!

Last week, we noticed Teego was very intently looking under the rocking chair….

This strange behaviour went on for *even* longer than usual, so Daddycat took a look under there to see what was so exciting……

…and was VERY surprised to see a pair of tiny little mousey eyes looking back at him!

(We have NO IDEA what the thing at the bottom left is, but it’s not what it looks like, whatever that is.)

We can only assume that Teego had brought Mr Mousie in from outside in the Catio and let him go, at which point he ran for his life under the chair!

We tried to coax him out, but he ran off to another corner, which fortunately was easier for him to be caught in a Chinese food container.

And here’s a gratuitous picture of Daddycat’s butt for no reason.

Eventually, Mr mousie was caught.

What sort of mouse do you think this is? Are they all that small, or do you think he’s a baby mousie?

Teego had long since lost interest in all the Human excitement going on, and gone to sleep. This made him fair game for teasing. He’s gonna be dissapointed when he sees what they did to him while he was asleep!!

Mr Mousie got a free lift to the wasteland opposite our house and was set free there, fortunately unharmed.

 

Welcome back to us!!

Dearest Furrends,

We are REALLY sorry we’ve been away for so long, and the reason is entirely DADDYCAT’s FAULT.

Maybe we should be a bit more gentle and respectful, but hey why bother? He loves us so much he’d never punish us whatever we did!

Anyway he’s entirely to blame, and just wanted a break from blogging for a short while, and then the break got longer and longer, and then finally, our dear friend¬† Val commented and kicked Daddycat’s butt to get back to blogging for us!

So much has happened since our last post before Christmas. Nothing bad, so don’t be afraid!!

This was going to be our Christmas picture, but guess what… nothing happened!

Teego has FLUTD

Teego has finally been diagnosed with FLUTD, after quite a long and troublesome diagnosis, from the best vet in the world, Jesse!

Teego kept squatting and straining to go, and occasionally passing blood and initially we thought it was a blocked urinary tract, so that meant a visit to the emergency vet, who said he’s not blocked, as his bladder is empty.

So the next day, JesseVet tried to get a sample and couldn’t because his bladder was again emtpy! He suspected FLUTD, but it’s hard to diagnose conclusively, and the best way is to rule out everything else. So he did a blood test, and a crystals in the urine test too, and Teego passed both of those tests, so then JesseVet gave him a variety of treatments, (My memory is fuzzy about the exact order of these, so if it sounds wrong, blame me, not JesseVet) Including a steroid shot, Cystaid capsules, Some exerimental Vetergesic drops administered under the tongue (kind of morphine for cats?) and Teego started to improve.

JesseVet also thought that stress from Chatzi may be an issue, so he prescribed Zylkene (not zyklene as we kept calling it) to both Freya and Teego! We’re not certain that it had any effect, but we trust JesseVet, and we do as we’re told.

So now Freya and Teego are both off their medicines, and eating a new food that we buy from the Vet, that’s kind of unbranded cat biscuits, but more on that later.

Chatzi still terrorizes Freya, but we keep catching them snuggled up too, so maybe things are looking up!

He’s a great snuggler, so no-one can stay mad at him for long!

So, next time, I’ll tell you about Teego the Great Mouse Hunter of Orpington!!!

 

Chatzi is a VERY naughty boy!

Here’s a question… How naughty does Chatzi have to be, until daddycat gets so annoyed that he locks the little brat outside in the catio forever??

His latest bit of “high-jinx” is chewing cables. Fortunately, they’ve always been the rubbery Apple low-voltage USB charging cables for Iphones. and Daddycat found a place on Amazon that charges only 70p each for them.

But the other day, he excelled himself!

That’s not just any charging wire, that’s the charging wire for Daddycat’s (almost) brand new Apple Macbook Pro! And that costs $80 to replace!

Being a certified Geek, Daddycat decided to repair it instead of replace it.

It’s quite easy to strip back the wires – there’s only two, and they’re quite thick.

Solder them together, and wrap in insulating tape, and then solder the other wire together and then wrap the whole repair in tape too.

Hey presto! £80 saved!.

Is that the face of a a very apologetic kittie?

And as usual, he acts all cute, and Daddycat forgives him!

BRAT!

(but we love him really. sorta)

Chatzi had a nightmare dream?

Chatzi was asleep on the back of the sofa, and Daddycat heard a funny chirrup from him.

He looked over and couldn’t believe his eyes!

Chatzi must be having a dream about the big neighbourhood Tom or something, because all the fur on his back was all floofed up!

And as suddenly as it had happened, it went down again, and Chatzi continued to sleep.