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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #765 on: November 25, 2020, 08:02:41 PM »
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #766 on: November 26, 2020, 12:21:34 AM »
Calico went back to the vet this morning for her follow-up, and she's got a clean bill of health. Yay!

Great news!

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #767 on: November 26, 2020, 12:19:57 PM »
Orestes gave us a moment of panic this morning when he started the hoarf-up-the-hairball sound.

Then I remembered that if it is in his throat, it isn't lodged in his intestines.

Then he coughed up 2/3 of a mouse.  A real mouse.  Sans head. 

Do I go look for the head?  Do I let it go and hope for the best?
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #768 on: November 26, 2020, 02:10:41 PM »
Winter Quarters reached.  Feline upstairs.  Canine downstairs.  Me drinking wine....though trip wasn't bad.  Not much traffic.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #769 on: November 26, 2020, 02:15:50 PM »
Winter Quarters reached.  Feline upstairs.  Canine downstairs.  Me drinking wine....though trip wasn't bad.  Not much traffic.

This reads like haiku-esque poetry.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #770 on: November 26, 2020, 02:17:59 PM »
Orestes gave us a moment of panic this morning when he started the hoarf-up-the-hairball sound.

Then I remembered that if it is in his throat, it isn't lodged in his intestines.

Then he coughed up 2/3 of a mouse.  A real mouse.  Sans head. 

Do I go look for the head?  Do I let it go and hope for the best?

Oh, dear!! Given all Orestes has put you through gastro-intestinally, I'd call your vet on this one.

If he ate the head first, it might get as far down as his intestines and THEN cause unwanted trouble.

(Maybe do look for the head first, then, since that would allay those fears.)

He's a regular little "Omnivore-with-a-capital-O, though, isn't he?

(Poor mousie, too...)

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #771 on: November 26, 2020, 03:31:56 PM »
Given his pitiful (if adorable) begging at dinner tonight, I'd say he is GI-fine right now.
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #772 on: November 26, 2020, 03:35:11 PM »
Given his pitiful (if adorable) begging at dinner tonight, I'd say he is GI-fine right now.

Was that 2/3 of a mouse in one piece? Was he trying to swallow the body whole?

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #773 on: November 26, 2020, 03:43:33 PM »
Yes, 2/3 of a mouse in one piece
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #774 on: November 26, 2020, 04:31:06 PM »
Yes, 2/3 of a mouse in one piece

What is he?- part owl?

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #775 on: November 27, 2020, 05:03:34 AM »
Winter Quarters reached.  Feline upstairs.  Canine downstairs.  Me drinking wine....though trip wasn't bad.  Not much traffic.

This reads like haiku-esque poetry.

Thank you!  You gave me a chuckle.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #776 on: November 27, 2020, 05:04:43 AM »

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #777 on: November 27, 2020, 05:44:33 AM »
Orestes gave us a moment of panic this morning when he started the hoarf-up-the-hairball sound.

Then I remembered that if it is in his throat, it isn't lodged in his intestines.

Then he coughed up 2/3 of a mouse.  A real mouse.  Sans head. 

Do I go look for the head?  Do I let it go and hope for the best?

My guess is that he severed the head and only gobbled up the juicy, tender part of the mouse.
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #778 on: November 27, 2020, 08:51:58 AM »
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My guess is that he severed the head and only gobbled up the juicy, tender part of the mouse.

Perhaps it is at the taxidermist to be mounted so that it can be a conversation piece.
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #779 on: November 27, 2020, 09:07:39 AM »
Orestes gave us a moment of panic this morning when he started the hoarf-up-the-hairball sound.

Then I remembered that if it is in his throat, it isn't lodged in his intestines.

Then he coughed up 2/3 of a mouse.  A real mouse.  Sans head. 

Do I go look for the head?  Do I let it go and hope for the best?

My guess is that he severed the head and only gobbled up the juicy, tender part of the mouse.

My guess is that he ate the head first (lots of protein for your obligate carnivore).  I'm surprised he ate the tail though. I hope he does not have any issues after his successful kill.