(Gotcha Day 3/28/01 -
Rachel and I got Nazerene from the Humane
Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County on 3/28/01 where she had been
since 12/16/00 when she was brought in as a stray. Dr. Bennetts best guess at
her age is about 2 years old. She is front declawed (dissection method - same as
MR. Tibbs) and we THINK she is spayed - though Dr. B couldn't find a scar...so
we shall see on that one in a month or so... :) She is also healthy and is up to
date on all her shots...though she could use a pound or so according to Dr.
She is a VERY loving cat and seems to really enjoy being petted and also
having her tummy rubbed. So far after 4 days she seems to be adjusting well,
though they have not yet been allowed to mingle freely...though there have been
a few "unplanned" meetings. We are currently feeding her Persian Cat
from Royal Canin as it is specially shapped for cats with dental difficulties as
her teeth are not the best as they are quite crooked. Though she seems to prefer
Eukanuba Lamb & Rice.
In December 2001 we started her on Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and a
Glucosamine supplement in her canned Wellness brand food and there have been no
further problems (Though it could be the FeliWay spray as well). She had a short
mild bout of Upper Respiratory Illness in February 2002 but Dr. Bennetts quickly
took care of her with a dose of amoxicillin for 5 days.
Below are some pictures from 2003. The first three from January and the last
from September 29, 2003. She continues to do well and tolerate the
Amytriptyilline for the urination problem.
She became suddenly ill in late December 2007 with a serious bladder
infection that required injectable antibiotics and Sub-Q fluids for 2 weeks and
by mid January 2008 it was clear something was quite wrong. Although her labs
looks normal, he weight had dropped to about 4.8 lbs on 1/28/08 an x-ray taken
by Dr. Spaeth revealed an intestinal mass which was almost entirely blocking her
absorption of liquids and food. She was also obviously becoming quite
uncomfortable when picked up, so the decision was made to send her on to The
Bridge that evening about 7pm after having spent the majority of that day
sleeping in the sun on the desk in the computer office. She went peacefully
surrounded by myself, Dr. Amy Spaeth and vet assistant Mindy K.
Although she could at times be quite the alley cat in attitude, once you got
past that gruff exterior she was a very sweet and loving kitty who will be
missed greatly by all of us here.