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The Bubba Saga Continues…

The Bubba Saga continues. Taking care of Bubba is a full-time job. Fortunately I have been doing a lot of working from home lately so I could be here to take care of him. There was a flea issue. I had applied Revolution to each cat. But the vet found fleas on Bubba two weeks … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Doctors

Bubba wasn’t eating. Again. So this morning I loaded him up and back to the vet we go.   Dr. M. looked him over, then checked his teeth. Yes, he had a bad one. So she did a blood panel to make sure he was OK for surgery, then I left him there for her … Continue reading

Happy Blogaversary to Me!

So I checked my account and saw that today marks 6 years since I published my first blog post at Rumpydog. Yay me! Back then there were three dogs and 6 cats sharing blogging credits with me. Today there are 5 cats blogging. No dogs are still here. Recently Helen at Hell on Wheels/ Life … Continue reading

All Things Equal…

Hello. I am Hissy Fit Jones. As a cat who started life homeless, I have a certain affinity for my fellow cats and dogs who do not have a home where they are cared for and loved. Things are better for us animals than they used to be. Back in the day, 12-20 million of … Continue reading

And When it Rains, it Pours…

Because just when you thought things could not possibly get any worse… Bubba is not doing so well.     Lately he’s taken to sleeping in the bathroom closet. This morning after he ate breakfast, Bubba jumped from the sink to a shelf in the bathroom closet and napped on the towels. I had field … Continue reading

Walking Around in Circles

I woke up Wednesday morning at 3 am and began the countdown. Seven hours left, then six, then three, then one… Each hour I committed to be present for Rumpy. No nose stuck in a laptop or phone. No busy work. I talked to him. I reminded him of the day we met. How after it … Continue reading

Rumpy Went to the Vet Today

I took Rumpy to the vet today. His breathing has been worse, and I wanted to follow up and discuss next moves. Our vet said this is due to the laryngeal paralysis and partly a result of the rising temperatures. She felt the window a/c unit I installed for him is a good idea. She … Continue reading

More From Rumpy

I am now assigned to work from home. It’s great to get to be here with Rumpy and the kitties more, even if I’m working. Especially now. Rumpy has taken a turn for the worse. He still eats well and never says no when I offer to take him outside, but his breathing continues to … Continue reading

What is National Pet Day?

And we have yet another day to celebrate the non-human companions that share our lives. Continue reading

You Must Be Feeling Better?

I have been upfront and open about Rumpy’s condition: he has a tumor at the base of his heart that has grown. He has a lypoma beneath the muscle on a hind leg that is not worth removing because he also has difficulty breathing due to laryngeal paralysis. It was most likely the lar-par that led … Continue reading

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