Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Make or Break for Johnny Boo

Folks, if you see this our little guy is once again in need of prayers.

He is down to 5 lbs and has diarrhea again. He goes to the vet tomorrow, and she is suggesting putting him down.

He is losing patches of hair, lethargic, and sick.

I am going to pay for liver/thyroid screen and to have him checked for ringworm.

But I don't know if little guy will make it.

If he goes, he had a home and love. He wasn't outside starving and being beaten up by the other cats.

If he goes, I'll know that both his new Mom and I did all we could do to give him a chance.

Sometimes love and caring is all we have to offer.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Well, Johnny-Boo got good results from the doctor on the tests. No idea why he was losing weight. Short of doing extensive and expensive tests, we're not sure what's going on. The vet suggested just loving him and giving him a bit more time to settle in.

If the weight loss continues, more tests will have to be done.

In the meantime, he's enjoying the other kitties, adores his new Mom, and is warm, happy and fed.

: )

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Weighty Matter

I received an email from Johnny-Boo's mom today. He is now down to 6lbs. He has lost another 1/2 pound. He is doing a bit better with his poo, and eating well, but losing weight.

A sample goes to the vet tomorrow for testing. He may be tested for diabetes and thyroid as well, depending on what the sample shows.

So, Johnny-Boo is not out of the woods yet, so to speak. But he is in a home that is warm, full of love, soft places to sleep, lots of food and a caring, loving new Mom.

Prayers, once again, for this little guy are truly appreciated.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Learning to Play

I heard from Johnny-boo's Mom the other day. She said he's still having a bit of trouble in the litter box now and then. I'm hoping it's just the residual effects of eating out the dumpster and nothing more serious than that.

She said that he is beginning to make attempts to play. That was great news. He didn't seem to have any idea how to play with toys. I thought, perhaps, that his new baby sister might tempt him into playing. She's quite the active kitten. Hopefully, that will be the case.

In any case, he seems to be really enjoying his home and loving the chances to sit and/or sleep with his new Mom, and is getting along well with the other cats now.

I hope to have pictures in a few weeks of him with his new baby sister. I might have to wear a disguise so I don't frighten him! : )

Friday, September 3, 2010

Another Chapter for Boo

He's in a wonderful home now with two brothers (a bushy, skittish older male cat and a smallish white and orange boy kitty with whom there was a brief rivalry) and his new baby sister who is black and white just like he is.

Last week he got sick. He had vomitting and diarrhea, which is hard when you only weight 6.8 pounds! He lost two ounces and his new mom said she thought she was going to lose him. But Boo (now named Johnny) is fighting hard still. A visit to the vet and a shot seems to have him back on track. He lost ground with his weight, so he'll have to gain that back (fingers crossed and prayers going up!).

The cutest part was that when he heard my voice and saw me, he ran and hid in the bedroom! I think he thought I was there to take him away from his wonderful new home and he was NOT about to go! I assured him I was just visiting, but he watched me out of the corner of his eye very wearily during my visit and hopped down to be near his mom!

So, again, Johnny Boo can use some prayers.

His mom says that he is such a lovey--loving to snuggle on the chair with her, and sleep with her when it's his turn. He keeps an eye on his little baby sister. He is always close by when she uses the fountain to drink. He's not sure he should let her, but he stands close by and watches. : )

In his picture (at the very bottom), you can see he's a bit worried (and terribly thin).

So, just a quick update! Thanks for your continued prayers for a little guy who could really use them.