Update 10/27: there are different kinds of chasers, Pandora actually has the Bowtie, not the Ringtail. The kitties ran off with the package label and I didn't realize I was using the wrong name for her toy.
Guest blog by: Pandora's Staff Pandora is allowing me to write this product review on her behalf because she is too busy playing with the Ringtail Bowtie Cat Chaser toy that she got in the mail yesterday.
The first thing I saw when I brought in the mail yesterday afternoon was an envelope from Nip and Bones. Pandora is a member of Baby Patches' Tester Team for new products at the online pet store Nip and Bones, and this was the first package we had received.
Before we could test the new toy I had to run a quick errand, so I left the mail on the counter and off I went. When I got home, the package was gone. You can't keep my kitties away from a good toy.
Luckily it wasn't too difficult to find the unopened package. The cats were gathered around, so I opened it up. The enclosed packet includes two Bowtie Cat Chaser Toys as seen in the first picture, which I tossed across the room one at a time.
All three kitties were on the chase! There are only two toys so Pandora and Ramses ended up getting the first playtime. Don't worry, Mr. Boots has been playing with them too.
Ramses approaches with caution
Ramses executes a complicated cross-paw technique
Pandora closes in on the unsuspecting toy
Calculating best angle of approach
All three cats love the Bowtie Cat Chaser Toy. The toys have been tossed in the air to catch or chase, pushed across the floor like hockey pucks, kicked around like soccer balls and carried all over the house. The cats have even taken them out on the catio, where they are usually too engaged in bird-watching to bother with toys.
We have a consensus, 3 out of 3 cats approve of the Bowtie Cat Chaser Toy.
Dear Anipals you iz invyted to a pawty at mai howse! Its a twitta pawty on November 5 called #AZPawty. Efurryone is invited an you can R.S.V.P. here: http://twtvite.com/azpawty I iz taking efurryone on a tour of Sabino Canyon an then we go to mai howse and pawty on da catio! There will be noms, drinks and plenty of nip! Music, barktenders an fun! Iz mite even haz sum pwizes to gives away so I hopes you can come. See you on November 5!
Its a bewtiful and cold Caturday meowning in suthern arizowna an Iz enjoying a napz in teh sunshine. I'z all better after being sick an yesterday wuz mai last day of medicayshunz. We iz all so happy that I feel good again. I saw teh vet an he lissened to mai lungs an said they iz sownding betters. I haz not coffed enymoar so I duzn't haz to tayk eny moar medisin.
Thanks you to all of mai furrends for your luvs, caring an support. So many dear anipals sat on #Pandysporch ovar on twitter, or stopped by here on mai bloggy to wish me well. I cud feel that luv an it halped me stay strong an get well. I luvs mai anipals vurry much.
Hello Furrends Iz back an sitting in mai catio typing an resting ware Iz can keep an eye on they birdies. Itz nawt az hawt owt az it wuz bafore an Herz iz letting me spend almost az much time az I want sitting here.
Iz jumped up to teh top of mai tree fur a little napz. It felt good to be back on top of things.
Herz told a pritty good joke (fur a human) so Iz smiling.
Iz nice an sleepy why won't Herz take that flashy box an get owt?
Herz wanted a reer vyew of mai floofs an I must admit they iz floofalishush.
Duzn't furget mah tayl itz praktiklee teh best pawrt.
OMC! Iz nekkid under mai furz! Srsly Iz haz lots of werk to do growing owt mai furz bafore it gets cold, I better git bizy. But first Iz taking a little napz cuz I haz to keep werking on teh rekooperayshunz.
[Herz here: Pandora is so much better today it's a huge relief. She is alert and interested in things and eating well. The first two times we did the steaming and percussion (tapping her chest to loosen phlegm) she was ok with it, the third time I got two paws and Panda doesn't give second chances so I stopped. I'll try again tomorrow - wish me luck.]
Pandy's Herz here again with an update on my girl.
Pandora is home and doing much better today. Here she is telling me it's time to take off the bandage from where her iv was.
(edited by Pandy: Iz will be gettin revenjiz fur dis)
Yesterday Pandy started to have more respiratory distress late in the day, so she ended up spending the night at the hospital. They put her in an oxygen cage and also gave her a nebulizer treatment and did more x-rays. She was already looking better when I left her last night. She was discharged this morning with a diagnosis of asthma with pneumonia. We still don't have the Valley Fever results but think that's less likely now.
Pandy is happy to be home. I will continue her antibiotics and she'll have to sit in a steamy bathroom several times a day for the next few days. I'll be keeping a close eye on my girl!
I want to thank you all again for your support and love. It means a lot and I know it helped Pandy feel better.
Hi everyone. I have been given permission by Pandora to write a blog update on her health. This weekend Pandora started to have repeated episodes of breathing difficulty. All of my cats have had an episode here and there but this was happening too frequently. She was still acting normal except for these episodes and I couldn't tell she wasn't feeling well. I continued to watch on Monday but by mid-day I called the vet.
On Tuesday Pandora was seen. They did an x-ray of her chest and they drew blood. The vet showed me Pan's x-ray and her poor little lungs don't look good. Her blood results done in office don't look especially like an asthmatic kitty. The vet thinks Pandy either has bacterial pneumonia or Valley Fever. Pandy's blood was sent for testing on that, and the vet hopes to have the results by Saturday.
Meanwhile my beautiful girl had an injection of steroid and I am giving her liquid antibiotics. If this turns out to be bacterial pneumonia then Pan should start to feel better today or tomorrow. If it is Valley Fever then Pandora will need to be on treatment for a year. The best case is bacterial pneumonia, in which case I will continue the antibiotic for 10 days.
Last night I woke up around 3am to Panda having a breathing episode. That was the only time I woke but I'm not sure she didn't have other episodes that I missed. Other than her breathing Pandora is acting fine. I can tell she doesn't feel well but like most cats she hides it well.
I can't tell you how much all of her anipal's love and support is helping Pandy stay strong. It means a lot to her and to me. Thank you so much!
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