Wednesday, December 2, 2009

AGAIN. Yeah. Again.

There's a reason I haven't blogged in a week...

This next video isn't from three weeks ago. It's from Monday. Here you see a post-operative Lyalya, so happy to be reunited with Katya, and so eager to suck on her ear... Much to the amusement of all the staff at the veterinary clinic!


It has been a hard week. He swallowed a woven cord cufflink last week, regurgitating one of the two balls and the adjoining cord. That other ball? Almost killed him. Ergo repeat surgery. At least this time I caught it quickly, and he didn't have any punctured organs or organ failure.

He came through just great... But it's all bittersweet, shrouded by worry that he might do this again... And then, well... We can't keep operating on him every three weeks... ANY ADVICE? Even if we're super vigilant, he will find something to swallow if he wants to...

He's certainly the darling of the veterinary hospital, though. Every time I visited him, he smelled strongly of different perfumes around the neck. Our little lover boy got LOTS of loving from the doctors and assistants there...

Today I got to bring him home, and Katya had decorated the entire department beforehand! Posters are EVERYWHERE! Hmm. There was some discussion about whether or not he reads English or Russian. Hmm. Of course he reads...


Katya's plea breaks my heart...

He's now recovering just fine, thank you...


Natalia even tried to make a video for him and then she sang him a song...

video

10 comments:

Tina in CT said...

So glad that he is home and OK. So sweet to see the videos of both girls and especially Natalia's playing the piano. It's the first time I've seen/heard her play.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you again.
Sad story about Lalya, sure hope he will not eat anything else.
The only thing I have heard about is Bitter Apple spray, but it is usually used to prevent scratching furniture. He seems to be swallowing random objects.
Olga

Annie said...

The cats in the doll house photos always make me smile.

As I was telling your mom, we had a cat that had two episodes of this eatng stuff....fortunately no more. One time it was a small toy with a rubberband.... My husband thought there was something stuck to her fur - imagine his surprise and hers when he pulled on the end of the rubber band!!

Anonymous said...

I have heard pets do this, also heard a dog eating socks, and a cat eating plastic bags. The only way is to put everything away or cage them, until they get older, maybe it will change. You can get big cage, and just put them in while you are out. I know this doesn't sound great, but it will better than having surgery every time.

katbat said...

lyalya the million dollar cat! ;-)

The Expatresse said...

I love the doll/cat bed. How sweet. Hope he behaves.

And who could NOT feel better right away with such a nice song? Awwwwwww.

Rachael said...

Of course he is the darling of the vet clinic! He may as well have a big gold dollar sign bling necklace around his neck instead of a collar! lol. He is a sweetheart though. Hope that was the last trip to the kitty surgeon and Lyalya heads Katya's pleas!

Elle J said...

Both videos are adorable ... your girls are so sweet and so cute!! I hope too that your kitty stays out of trouble now.

Jojo, Julz, Julianne said...

OMG the kitty really does suck on your galz ear!!
He seems to love her so much.
The cat has the same problem my dog had. The vet called it
Indiscriminate Eater...
We never did surgery, put she used to put on a show at poop time..It was usually the best at Christmastime, with all of the tinsel!!

garnet said...

Poor, poor kitty -- and poor, poor you guys! Hope he is feeling much better now and will be totally staying away from anything in his mouth that doesn't belong.