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About Bubba…..

I still don’t know what’s wrong with Bubba.

Having sweet dreams

Having sweet dreams

The vet did blood work and a urine screen. The only unusual marker in the blood was one type of white blood cell count was high. The vet said that could be a sign of parasites. But since Bubba was recently treated with Revolution and had been wormed recently, she didn’t like that possibility. The urine showed proteins and white blood cells. And he had lost a half pound in two weeks.

So for now he’s in a dog kennel in the back room shut off from the rest. He has a special high-calorie food to eat to try to get some weight on him. He has a Feliway plug-in and Rescue Remedy in his water.

Bubba and DeDe are best friends

Bubba and DeDe are best friends

As for Jen, she needs a day to rest. I’m letting her have that.

Please don’t forget to vote for me in the World Spay Day Pet Pageant! I am in 7th place and could take 6th by the end of the day with your help.

And please say a prayer for Bubba.

Jen's favorite pic of Bubba and DeDe

Jen’s favorite pic of Bubba and DeDe

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Discussion

73 thoughts on “About Bubba…..

  1. all my love to ALL YOUR FURRY FAM XXX BIG THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO B XXXXXXXX c

    Posted by Cat Forsley | March 2, 2013, 6:31 AM
  2. Sending purrs for Bubba!

    Posted by Texas, a cat in New York | March 2, 2013, 6:39 AM
  3. Oh gosh – we were hoping the vet could figure out the mystery of what’s wrong with Bubba…..maybe the rest and new food will work. We sure will keep our prayers going – there’s just got to be something else going on with him. 😦

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | March 2, 2013, 6:40 AM
  4. Rumpy: the link to vote for you is broken. The ” : ” are missing after “https”.
    Purrs

    Posted by Texas, a cat in New York | March 2, 2013, 6:41 AM
  5. oh…all the best to your friend Bubba! I know he”l be back soon healthy and sound!!! You have my prayers too. Very nice of you to let Jen rest! I’ll go vote now…

    Posted by marina kanavaki | March 2, 2013, 6:41 AM
  6. Get well soon Bubba! Bowie says “Meow!”

    Posted by Herman | March 2, 2013, 6:42 AM
  7. sending more purrs and prayers for Bubba

    Posted by Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren) | March 2, 2013, 6:43 AM
  8. Keep getting the ‘Server not found’ window when trying to vote for you….!
    Rest, rest and rest is a good thing..
    Here’s hoping Bubba gets better real quick…
    Love from Sweetie… woof… xoxoxo

    Posted by carolynpageabc | March 2, 2013, 6:45 AM
  9. Know we are all praying for you Bubba. Get well soon.
    God Bless You,
    the concerned collies and praying chuck

    Posted by colliesofthemeadow | March 2, 2013, 6:48 AM
  10. Poor Bubba, it is bad enough to not feel right but then to have to be away from others because you might have something others could catch is sad. Hope it gets figured out soon and he gets on the road to recovery!

    Posted by Emmadog | March 2, 2013, 6:54 AM
    • You’re right. Jen doesn’t like him being separated like that, but she’s tried other remedies while he’s with the rest and they aren’t working. She’ll let DeDe go and visit him of course.

      Posted by rumpydog | March 2, 2013, 7:00 AM
  11. I really hope Bubba will feel better! Poor thing.

    Posted by Dianda | March 2, 2013, 6:54 AM
  12. Purrs and prayers for Bubba. It’s so hard when you don’t know what’s wrong.

    We voted for you again today!!

    The Florida Furkids

    Posted by The Florida Furkids | March 2, 2013, 6:54 AM
  13. Poor Bubba. I hope he gets better soon. 😦

    Posted by ILoveDogs | March 2, 2013, 7:00 AM
  14. Isaiah is sending good healing thoughts and prayers to Bubba. I pray that they find out what is wrong.

    Joyce & Isaiah

    Posted by Isaiah's Mom | March 2, 2013, 7:03 AM
  15. We are thinking about Bubba. All cats are sending purrs his way. I hope he feels better soon.

    Posted by Purple Rosemary | March 2, 2013, 7:05 AM
  16. I hope you will be well soon, Bubba. The last picture is cute – thanks for sharing ;o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | March 2, 2013, 7:09 AM
  17. Get well soon Bubba And good luck Rumpy

    Posted by dogdaz | March 2, 2013, 7:10 AM
  18. Sending healing thoughts for Bubba today…now i’m off to vote…Rest up Jen

    Posted by Gizmo | March 2, 2013, 7:23 AM
  19. Oh dear.. I do hope this is just a temporary illness.. all our love..Ton

    Posted by cecilia | March 2, 2013, 7:30 AM
  20. Great reminder ! I voted today 🙂

    Posted by Laurie Buchanan | March 2, 2013, 7:40 AM
  21. It’s no fun to at all to have a sickly pet… we’re hoping Bubba starts to feel better soon!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | March 2, 2013, 7:45 AM
  22. We are all sending purrs and prayers to handsome Bubba and we hope the all better finds him soon.

    Posted by Brian | March 2, 2013, 7:49 AM
  23. We’re praying for Bubba….very worried of him…..We hope that he gets more weight with the food. And Jen…we hope she gets some rests….. *huge paw hugs and lots of loves* Kevin xxxxx

    Posted by eripanwkevin | March 2, 2013, 8:05 AM
  24. Our paws are crossed for Bubba! Hope he’s feeling better soon.

    Sam and Pippen

    Posted by Sam and Pippen | March 2, 2013, 8:16 AM
  25. Our vote is in. Mom and I said prayers for Bubba and all of you. Sounds like Jen has done what needs doing for now. xo

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | March 2, 2013, 8:29 AM
  26. Purrs and prayers for Bubba.

    Posted by katecrimmins | March 2, 2013, 8:29 AM
  27. M has Bubby in her thoughts and prayers and I’m purring like crazy for him. We hope the vet can figure it out soon and get him healthy again. purr purr purr purr purr purr purr

    Posted by mariodacat | March 2, 2013, 8:30 AM
  28. Poor little love. We’re sending lots of positive vibes your way. I love that last photo.

    Posted by Flo | March 2, 2013, 8:31 AM
  29. Sending lots of love and healing thoughts to bubba.

    Posted by ilovecats | March 2, 2013, 8:45 AM
  30. DeDe must be missing Bubba something fierce. My very most pawerful purrs are landing on him right now! Paw pats, Savannah

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | March 2, 2013, 9:16 AM
  31. get well soon Bubba…

    Posted by JoJo Kelmer | March 2, 2013, 10:04 AM
  32. Bubba looks like my old kitty Jack. I hope he gets well soon, and I will keep him in my thoughts!

    Just voted for you Rumpy, and give Bubba a wet-nosed kiss!

    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | March 2, 2013, 10:05 AM
  33. Do get well Bubba! xxx

    Posted by Animalcouriers | March 2, 2013, 10:30 AM
  34. My cats are my kids! I’m praying for you and Bubba!!! Lots of love Emily

    Posted by "The Light-Bearer Series" Novelist, Emily Guido | March 2, 2013, 10:34 AM
  35. PAWS CROSSED fur Bubba!!!

    Posted by Frankie Furter and Ernie | March 2, 2013, 10:54 AM
  36. oh dear, we had a cat that lost a lot of weight suddenly. She was dehydrated due to diabetes. I would imagine your vet looked at that. take care Jen, best to all.

    Posted by Boomdeeadda | March 2, 2013, 11:35 AM
  37. OH! Rumpy if only you could cook Jen a nice meal or even make her a cup of tea. We for now all you can do is be good for her and snuggle up quietly when she is resting xxxxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | March 2, 2013, 11:51 AM
  38. Poor Bubba! We sending purrs and prayers for a quick recovery! xx

    Posted by CATachresis | March 2, 2013, 11:55 AM
  39. Your whole family is on my thoughts. But especially Bubba. Hope your kitty is feeling better soon.

    Posted by somethingwagging | March 2, 2013, 12:26 PM
  40. Oh… we are sending strong purrs Bubba’s way. You all deserve a break and we hope you hit 6th place soon, to be followed by 5th, then up to 1st!

    Posted by Zee and Zoey - Deb Barnes | March 2, 2013, 1:22 PM
  41. All our paws are crossed for Bubba and Jen to get some rest and destress. Max & Bella

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | March 2, 2013, 1:52 PM
  42. Aww feel well and get better little Mr. Bubba!

    Posted by georgefloreswrite | March 2, 2013, 2:04 PM
  43. Our good thoughts and prayers wing your way.

    Posted by Teepee12 | March 2, 2013, 2:40 PM
  44. Hope you feel much better soon Bubba 🙂 And our very best best wishes to you all as ever, from us all! 😀

    Posted by The Barkshire Post | March 2, 2013, 2:57 PM
  45. Be well, sweet Bubba!

    Posted by kathryningrid | March 2, 2013, 4:35 PM
  46. Hmmm why do you have to be such a mystery Bubba? I hope you feel well soon!

    Posted by Ann "Paws" Staub | March 2, 2013, 5:13 PM
  47. We’re praying for Bubba here. He’s kind of special to us because we have a neighbor cat named Bubba. The one I like to chase out of the yard.

    Posted by Bongo | March 2, 2013, 5:55 PM
  48. Oh no, Bubba! We’s purring that you get well, furry soon!

    Posted by Maxwell, Faraday & Allie | March 2, 2013, 6:30 PM
  49. Oh no, Bubba! We’s purring that you get well, furry soon!

    Posted by maxwellnfaraday | March 2, 2013, 6:32 PM
  50. I did both a prayer for Bubba and a vote for you. And, a prayer for Jen.

    Posted by BJ Pup | March 2, 2013, 7:57 PM
  51. By the way, that picture of DeDe and Bubba is beautiful.

    Posted by BJ Pup | March 2, 2013, 7:58 PM
  52. Bubba and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you will be well soon. Love the photos of Bubba and DeDe.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | March 2, 2013, 9:29 PM
  53. Congratulations! I nominated you for “Blog Of The Year 2012” Award. Follow my link and it will fill you in on the rules and details. Congrats and Enjoy!
    http://hotrodcowgirl.com/2013/03/02/blog-of-the-year-2012-award-times-six/

    Posted by Hot Rod Cowgirl | March 2, 2013, 10:28 PM
  54. In situations like that, I like a second pair of eyes to look at things. I’d recommend uploading the lab results to http://www.vetlive.com they might have further insights or come up with new questions. I’ve used them in the past, trust me, it’s well worth it.

    Meanwhile, hugs for Bubba.

    Posted by Jana Rade | March 3, 2013, 12:24 AM
  55. We love you all…soothing purrs are on the way! RainbowCatsx8

    Posted by Annabelle Essert (@RainbowCatsx8) | March 3, 2013, 3:49 AM
  56. wishing Bubba a speedy recovery

    Posted by crazytraintotinkytown | March 3, 2013, 4:19 AM
  57. Rumpy, if you want I’ll take a * look* at Bubba, maybe I can do something. You only have to send me a recent picture of him, where I can see his face. I’ll pray for him anyway 🙂

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | March 3, 2013, 4:23 AM
  58. We is purraying for Bubba and we is voting for Rumpy!
    Kisses
    Nellie

    Posted by catfromhell | March 3, 2013, 10:25 AM
  59. Purr-ayers fer da Bubba kitteh frum Nylablue n her Mum, Sherri-Ellen.

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | March 3, 2013, 1:27 PM
  60. Please get well Bubba…being away from your family is the worst…Sending big hugs your way!!!!

    Posted by writetowag | March 3, 2013, 2:13 PM
  61. Always such a worry when our furry friends are ill. Fingers and paws crossed that all will be OK x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | March 3, 2013, 2:41 PM
  62. I hope Bubba will be okay! It must be so frustrating not to know what is wrong. I will say special prayers for him!

    Posted by onebluedog | March 3, 2013, 7:40 PM
  63. Oh, my, we are purring for Bubba! Our human gets scared when something is wrong that she can’t figure out. Perhaps its just the stress of moving and moving again.

    Posted by Bernadette | March 3, 2013, 11:23 PM
  64. Prayers and love to lovely Bubba, I hope and wish he get well soon. Love you all, nia

    Posted by niasunset | March 4, 2013, 3:10 AM
  65. Keeping everything crossed for Bubba!

    Posted by Basil | March 4, 2013, 6:17 AM
  66. Linus and Sam send their best wishes, Bubba. Feel better.

    Posted by Paprika Furstenburg | March 4, 2013, 10:15 AM
  67. I hope he gets better real soon 😦

    Posted by jamjet73 | March 4, 2013, 8:11 PM
  68. Hugs and licks from Maggie! WOOF WOOF

    Posted by maggiemoosetracks | March 4, 2013, 9:12 PM

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