An Awesome List, And A SpAv Update

This delights me to no end: WordPress has started logging where in the world my blog hits come from. Here’s the list from my last two weeks!

United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Philippines, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Poland, Netherlands, Korea, Egypt, Mexico, Israel, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, Italy, Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, France, Czech Republic, Singapore, Spain, Denmark, Russian Federation, Taiwan, South Africa, New Zealand, Norway, Hungary, Viet Nam, Japan, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Macedonia, Peru, Bulgaria, Panama, Argentina, Serbia, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Jordan, Lithuania, Hong Kong, Dominica, Ecuador, Ukraine, Cyprus, Albania, Qatar, Mongolia, Austria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Chile, Iceland, Bahamas, Netherlands Antilles, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Grenada, Greece, Yemen, Venezuela, Georgia (the country, people!), Jamaica, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Oman, Botswana, Luxembourg, Nepal, Belize, Montenegro, Malta, Estonia, Algeria, Latvia, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Syria, Nicaragua, Honduras, Barbados, El Salvador, Malawi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Antigua and Barbuda, Kuwait, Brunei Darussalam, Moldova, Libya, Mauritius, Myanmar, Haiti, Uganda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Virgin Islands, British Guam, Djibouti, Cambodia, Bahrain, Maldives, Rwanda, Northern Mariana Islands, Macao, Iraq, Cayman Islands, Guatemala

Welcome, everyone! I’m so happy to have you all here!

In other news, I’ve had the occasional request for a Spoon Avocado update, so….

Spoon Avocado is still alive. She has been merrily puking her way through my apartment, to the point that my question is not “Has she puked today?” but rather “What has she puked on, and can I clean it?” My floor is cleaner than it has been for a long time, as I have probably spot-scrubbed every square inch of it due to a puke-annointment incident at some time or another. That hurk-hurk-hurk sound haunts my dreams.

I’m currently blaming hairballs, so I tried to give her some hairball-reducing treats….but she puked today, so I don’t know if it’s her sensitive stomach rejecting the treats or just her regular pattern.

Overall, she’s super-affectionate and adorable until she decides to bite me, she’s good company for post-call snuggling purposes, she loves to fall asleep on my legs, and she purrs like a motorboat when I pet her on the face. Even when she has decided she’s going to go into indifferent-kitty mode (often signaled by a new shallow tooth-scar and stalking to the other side of the couch), she invariably stretches out a paw to stay in contact with me and ends up scootching herself up close while still pretending she doesn’t want to have anything to do with me. Needy critter.

I’m still not dying from allergies, but I have started to sneeze after a certain amount of cat-exposure, even with my allergy medication (although it could be that I’ve missed a dose or two and my drug levels are low at those times).

Here’s a picture!

SpAv in Indifference Mode

Published in: on March 20, 2012 at 5:07 am  Comments (8)  

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  1. Dr. G,

    Thanks for the kitteh update! I hope your allergies aren’t too awful. As you’re a doctor, I will refrain from giving you medical advice.

    However…Spoon Avocado really shouldn’t be throwing up that much. Have you tried Petromalt or one of the other hairball remedies? They’re a sort of gel, rather like vaseline in texture. Some cats like the taste and will lick it off your finger. If SpAv isn’t so obliging, you can put it on her paws and she’ll clean it off–giving you filthy looks the whole time, but she’ll do it.

    Is she eating the same food as your brother gave her? Is she constipated? Is there visible hair in the vomit? If there’s no hair visible, this may be some other problem. I hope there’s hair.


    • There’s hair. I’ve continued the hairball treats, and she seems to be doing okay with them so far. We’ll see what happens over the next couple of days. I’ve also started brushing her more.

  2. I forgot to say that’s a truly awesome list!

  3. Spoon Avocado should definitely not be throwing up that much. What is the consistency of her vomit? It it’s mostly food chunks, she’s a scarf-n-barfer and needs to take breaks while eating. If it’s more digested without hair she may have a food allergy or other problem and should ideally see a vet or be switched to a sensitive stomach or hypo-allergenic diet.
    As far as the ‘tooth-scars’ go, cats like to be petted until it turns painful. This can happen suddenly but they usually give a subtle sign that they’ve had enough before they lash out.
    Glad to hear that you’re both still alive! Keep on writing!

  4. Glad you’re alive! And that is COOL how many people read your blog from so many places.

    Spoon Avocado is adorable… though she shouldn’t be puking that much. You might want to take her to the vet.


  5. *reads list*…*realises that its been some time since her last visit*… theres other Dutch people who read this blog!

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