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Happy Weekend! Woo! Woo! Woo!

Good morning everybody! Happy Saturday! Happy Easter! Chag Sameach!

It's my "I'm ready for the weekend" look!

It’s my “I’m ready for the weekend” look!

Bubba went back to the vet Tuesday, and after looking at all the results of prior tests, the vet suggested the next step would be pain management to see if meds would help. Jen was given a week’s worth of medication to see how Bubba responded.

The good news is he’s responded well! He’s not acting as afraid. He’s more comfortable. He’s eating more. And there have been no pottying outside the litter box since then.

The bad news is we now know Bubba has been experiencing pain and we’re not sure why. The vet suggested it could be arthritis. We’ll explore that further when Bubba goes back Monday for a re-check.

Jen is also relieved. She has been upset that he could be headed toward the Rainbow Bridge and his final days would be spent in fear. That is no way for any creature to live. At least now, no matter what the prognosis, she feels better knowing Bubba won’t face it while terrified.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some important napping to do.

It's nap time!

It’s nap time!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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I am a malamute that was rescued by her. I live with June Buggie the cat. I blog about animal welfare and responsible care of companion animals at rumpydog.com. You can follow me on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page! Thanks!

Discussion

56 thoughts on “Happy Weekend! Woo! Woo! Woo!

  1. bon week-end aussi Rumpydog et n’abuse pas des chocolats de Pâques ! hihihi

    Posted by Gaël LOAËC/Paul ANDREWS (Blog 3) | March 30, 2013, 7:45 AM
  2. Oh Rumpy xxx all the love in the world to You 🙂 xxxxxxx and jen … and Jen’s mom 🙂 xxx 🙂 Love Your whole Family xo Big Hugs xo C

    Posted by Cat Forsley | March 30, 2013, 7:46 AM
  3. Love to all of you.

    Posted by Lee | March 30, 2013, 7:50 AM
  4. Bubba’s is in good and caring hands. ♥

    Posted by Chabichou Malabar du Roupillon | March 30, 2013, 7:53 AM
  5. Have a wonderful Easter to all of you..Lot’s of Cookies Rumpy Big hugs xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

    Posted by mollieandalfie | March 30, 2013, 7:55 AM
  6. Awww so sorry to hear about Bubba. If it is Arthritis, Glucosomine tablets sprinkled in his food will help a bit. Poor kitty. I’m purring for him. Happy everything to you and your family.

    Posted by mariodacat | March 30, 2013, 7:57 AM
  7. That Rumpy is as sweet as he is handsome. Good luck with Bubba and have a wonderful weekend.

    Posted by Sheila Morris | March 30, 2013, 8:17 AM
  8. So sorry about Bubba. I had a cat that appeared healthy but started to stay under a bed all day instead in pools of sunshine. She was 18 and my best guess was dementia of some sort or maybe cataracts so she could see well that made her frightened all the time. I remember feeling so badly for her. It is so hard to watch your pets age.

    Posted by katecrimmins | March 30, 2013, 8:23 AM
  9. I’m happy there was some good news for Bubba this week…Love that picture with your ruff all floofy…Happy Easter!

    Posted by Gizmo | March 30, 2013, 9:00 AM
  10. Sending prayers Bubba’s way. 😦 Rumpy, you are just the cutest!

    Posted by Bren | March 30, 2013, 9:01 AM
  11. Oh, Rumpy, Everyone there’s probably tired: worrying over a friend is stressful. So glad he’s soothed while Jen tries to figure out what’s going on.
    RC sends soft gentle cheek pats and is purring for an answer. Molly offered a just a little chewed up bone that she says will help with nervousness….but we suggested she just send a warm sunny spot for a nap instead. She said she’s be glad to share on of those!
    Warm hugs being sent for all!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | March 30, 2013, 9:38 AM
  12. I wish all the best for Bubba. Have a wonderful easter together :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | March 30, 2013, 9:56 AM
  13. Thanks for the update and a happy Easter weekend to you all. 🙂

    Posted by adinparadise | March 30, 2013, 10:04 AM
  14. Rumpy, you’re looking very handsome for Easter! Glad to hear Bubba’s making progress.

    Posted by canadianbooklady | March 30, 2013, 10:15 AM
  15. Good luck Bubba – hope the medication helps you. Hoary Easter Rmpy, Jen and gang.

    Posted by Jill Spain (@JillSpain) | March 30, 2013, 10:16 AM
  16. That should have said Happy Easter Rumpy, Jen and gang. I must proof read before clicking post :0)

    Posted by Jill Spain (@JillSpain) | March 30, 2013, 10:17 AM
  17. Yay for Bubba. Feeling better is always a good thing. I wish I could have some medicine so I won’t be afraid of the street sign around the corner…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | March 30, 2013, 10:20 AM
  18. I hope that Bubba’s pain will disapear before long! Our Tora had been limping his left front leg and the vet couldn’t anything wrong with his left leg after doing several test, so at that timd, we thought that Tora had been suffering
    from arthritis….we saw another vet for his unclear condition. Thankfully, there were not serious problem we have!We really under stand Jane’s concern. Glad to hear that Bubba is ok!:) Happy Easter Weekend Rumpy!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | March 30, 2013, 10:21 AM
  19. I hope Bubba does well on the pain meds and the vet can give you an answer why he’s in pain. Fingers and paws are crossed for you guys that this works for him.

    Happy Easter!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | March 30, 2013, 10:27 AM
  20. Poor Bubba, hope he will be ok.

    Posted by Emmadog | March 30, 2013, 10:32 AM
  21. Have a wonderful Easter, Rumpy and family and we are glad to hear the meds are helping Bubba feel better.

    Posted by Zee and Zoey - Deb Barnes | March 30, 2013, 10:39 AM
  22. So glad Bubba is feeling better. He is such a sweetie. Give him a big hug from Gramma.

    Posted by Jennifer Threet | March 30, 2013, 11:07 AM
  23. Woo!

    MOL! XXXX

    Posted by Shiva & Jaya | March 30, 2013, 11:09 AM
  24. I’m sending you all my positive thoughts and prayers for Bubba. Happy Easter to all of you!
    🙂

    Posted by marina kanavaki | March 30, 2013, 11:20 AM
  25. I’m so happy to hear Bubba is doing well. I hope the pain is because of something simple like arthritis. Stay well, Bubba!

    Posted by ILoveDogs | March 30, 2013, 11:42 AM
  26. Hope sweet Bubba feels better soon. xk

    Posted by Boomdeeadda | March 30, 2013, 12:02 PM
  27. So sorry that Bubba is not feeling well, but it seems like he is feeling better now. Its been our experience that cats get sick fast, they look fine and then oh dear. My parents cats both lived to nearly twenty and one had very bad arthritis at the end and was on pain meds, but still kept going for a year or so more. Im hoping for a life that long that our three cats. Positive thoughts for Bubba and happy Easter

    urban hounds

    Posted by urban hounds | March 30, 2013, 12:04 PM
  28. We are happy to hear the meds are helping sweet Bubba to be more comfortable and we are sending up prayers that all the treatment continues to make him better. Enjoy your nap sweet Rumpy. You all have a blessed and wonderful Easter. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Chancy and Mumsy | March 30, 2013, 12:20 PM
  29. so purrleased about BUbba. Mom says her kitty Tasha, OTRB 2011, had to have pain med every day for about the last 18 mos of her life cuz of artyrightus. But just a little bit, liquid, and Tasha stopped being so grouchy and she let them pet her again on her back. She was able to play again too. Mom never knew she was in so much pain…

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | March 30, 2013, 12:41 PM
  30. Just popping in to say thanks for the like on my Easter Lamb Cupcakes. I have to say, you are gorgeous! Lot’s of love being sent over to Bubba hoping he get’s better really soon. I have a best 4 legged friend that lives with me too. She’s a Border Collie called Nell xx

    Posted by dogsmum | March 30, 2013, 1:02 PM
  31. Thank you for including Passover in your greeting! Hoping you have a wonderful Easter. Sending ((((hugs)))) to Bubba

    Posted by catchatcaren | March 30, 2013, 1:23 PM
  32. thanks Rumpy for the positive update on Bubba. Happy hoppy holidays at your house! ChazzTheDog

    Posted by adoptedmom | March 30, 2013, 3:19 PM
  33. I hope Bubba has many more years with all of you!!!! Happy Easter!

    Posted by Candace | March 30, 2013, 4:38 PM
  34. We’re sorry to hear about Bubba. But we’re glad the pain med is helping him. Have you thought about acupunture? Ernie suffers from intervertebral disc disease and he has had a few acupuncture and laser treatments for back pain and it seems to help him. The biggest problem is finding a vet who does this. We are fortunate to have a rehabilitation vet in our area and she is wonderful.

    Posted by The Island Cats | March 30, 2013, 5:08 PM
  35. Very good news about Bubba – hope the meds continue to help him.

    We LOVE that last pic of you, Rumpy, very handsome, but also very sweet.

    Happy Easter.

    Woos – Phantom. Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning | March 30, 2013, 6:10 PM
  36. Thanks Rumpy for your update. I’m happy to hear that Bubba is getting relief for his pain and is more comfortable. I hope the meds continue to work. Give Bubba extra hugs and licks,

    Posted by BJ Pup | March 30, 2013, 9:55 PM
  37. Wishing all of you a very happy weekend 🙂

    Posted by Soma Mukherjee | March 30, 2013, 10:02 PM
  38. Love, hugs and kisses to you all… nia

    Posted by niasunset | March 31, 2013, 2:15 AM
  39. Hope everything will work out fine with Bubba. Happy Easter to all of you 🙂

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | March 31, 2013, 3:19 AM
  40. Hope you’re all enjoying your Easter weekend, and that Bubba will get the right treatment x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | March 31, 2013, 4:28 AM
  41. Happy Easter!

    Posted by reneejohnsonwrites | March 31, 2013, 4:36 AM
  42. We’re so glad for Bubba {and that Jen has a little less to worry about}! x

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | March 31, 2013, 5:45 AM
  43. Happy Easter Rumpy!

    Posted by themisadventuresofmisaki | March 31, 2013, 8:57 AM
  44. Look at that sweet face! 🙂 Good luck for Bubba and Happy Easter!

    Posted by Maria Dumitru | March 31, 2013, 2:20 PM
  45. Praying for Bubba. Happy Easter, Jen and Rumpy, to your whole clan.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | March 31, 2013, 2:59 PM
  46. Wes is purraying for Bubba! Happy Easter!
    Kisses
    Nellie

    Posted by catfromhell | March 31, 2013, 10:09 PM
  47. I’m pleased to hear that Bubba is responding to the meds Rumpy xx

    Posted by Bassa's Blog | April 1, 2013, 4:16 AM
  48. I am so pleased to hear that Bubba is feeling a little better! Hope you get some answers soon!

    Posted by Basil | April 2, 2013, 5:55 AM
  49. hi Rumpy xxx

    Posted by mythreemoggies | April 2, 2013, 8:35 AM

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