So we went to the Geauga Humane Society to get a new friend for our cat Mu. Michelle wanted a fluffy white Persian, but she made the mistake of handing me a little black kitten before filling out paperwork. By the time she came back, I told her we found a cat. She was all, “no, that was not what I was looking for!” But what did she expect, handing me a kitten like that?
She got her name, Panzer, because she was built like a tank and had a habit of running and plowing over poor Mu, even when Mu was twice her size. Though, that didn’t last as Panzer eventually grew bigger than Mu.
Panzer grew to be a pretty large cat.
And she was probably the most playful.
While she was always closest to Mu, she did get along with all our subsequent animals.
Unfortunately, after a bout of illness, we had to say goodbye to her this week. All I can say is what we gained from having her this past decade-and-a-half outweighs what we lost on Monday.
Unfortunately, Truffles has begun taking a turn for the worse. Again, she can no longer walk, and still no firm diagnosis. The steps outside were really becoming an issue, especially since I’m going to cons and such and Michelle can’t lift Truffles all by herself. So, now we have the Trufflevator:
Top floor, everybody out:
That mechanical engineering background finally came in handy.
Truffles is still having a hard time. We’re still swimming her 3 days a week, but she’s still unable to walk on her own. All the vets we’ve talked to have given up on a diagnosis so we have no clue what’s up with her.
However, we’ve made a bit of a discovery. If we wrap her paws with vet wrap, she has a lot more traction to go about in her cart. And today we tried getting her to walk with the assistance of a handle we bought when her legs were first going bad. The combination of the vet wrap and cookie motivation (Truffles has always been very food focused) we eventually got her to walk across the living room with assistance. Vast improvement over the last time we tied this, when she didn’t hold up herself at all and was just so much dead weight.