Sunday, November 1, 2020

Day After Halloween Selfies

 Well, Halloween itself was very busy here, Pawppy & petcretary are trying to get things in order so he can have his surgery and not have to worry about things not done...such as paying bills, getting the snow thrower ready, etc...

So these not terribly spooky/ghostly pics were taken when it was still nice out, and green...and the leaves were mostly still on the trees. Now they are almost all bare, and its been at or below freezing temps at night around here. We even heard talk of the *S* word...Oh Please, NO!!

Pipo consented with purrs that he wanted to be a tiger/tabby for a change...

And he even allowed himself to look at the camera!

Imagine that!

A couple of weeks ago, Petcretary was the guest who offered a picture for Teddy's Tuesday Teaser.


Port Rowan Ontario...however though *she* grew up there, she has never been to that place; that pic was taken by a friend, Angel Nirta, you can see some of her works here on Instagram.

This past Tuesday, Petcretary was not a guest, nor a first right guesser, but she was one of three first commenters!! Hooray!!

We welcomed a couple of new kitties, too!

Ellie: A new sisfur for Waffles

Juney, new and loved at Zoolatry

So in other of the pups gave petcretary an early birthday gift...a tick. Eeuuwww!

They get the monthly flea and tick treatments, and once in a while a tick follows them, (esp Benji), into the house where they fall off...and presumably go hunting for other more tasty prey. So this past week, she found three of them on the carpet, one dead one and two crawly ones...UGH. Well, they were duly disposed of...and then we had a play session...the next morning, Petcretary felt something on her side, near her waist. She thought it was a strange place to have a pimple cause at first she thought that was what it was....but the mirror told a different tale. OMD!

So she grabbed the tick removal tool, and pried the thing out...and went to the urgent care to get treated prophylactically...she doesn't want a case of Lyme disease...there is still. a red spot, but no rash, Phew!

Now for the last; a rather sad bit of news...

Pipo is very poorly. We think his lymphoma diagnosed a couple of years ago has flared up. He will not eat, he throws up, he has diarrhea, and he is hiding a lot...or languishing in any soft quiet corner he can find. He doesn't groom himself either. He goes to the area of the litter box, but  has hardly the wherewithal to get in, and the entrance is very low...He is just bones covered with fur. He yowls when we pick him up...though after a while he does purr if cuddled long enough. He is taking two meds to stop vomiting, a steroid to help him get back on track, and another med for the runny poos. He only is eating when he is fed with a spoon...

To think the above pics of him are only from Oct 7,,,sheesh...

We fear the worse, and we covet your POTP, ,pawyers and healing thoughts. At 2 months short of 16, we don't think it would be fair to do anything invasive or aggressive, other than the supportive measure we are doing right now. 

Poor Pipo, our beloved Pipo.

Thanks, Timmy and Dad Pete.


We are Sunday Selfie hopping with The Kitties Blue as Hosts



  1. Oh my, that is worrying news indeed for Pipo. You have our continuing prayers for him, and our love too!
    Yuck as to those ticks, and thank goodness you spotted the ones on the floor and on yourself and took action. The selfies this week are a true delight, especially Pipo, who looks rther fetching in his tiger bright disguise 🐯
    Lots of healing purrs

  2. Those were great Halloween pics with the woofies and Pipo :)
    Finding ticks is scary.Good thing you are prepared!
    I am sad that Pipo is not feeling well. Given the diagnosis, mum and age,
    mum would probably do as you are doing. Lots of purrs and POTP <3
    Purrs, Julie

  3. Ticks - yucky!
    Pics - beautiful!

    Pipo - Oh, no! We are so sorry he is feeling so poorly and it goes without question that We send all Our Purrayers and POTP.

  4. You all look so cute in your Halloween costumes. We have our paws crossed for Pipo and your daddy and are sending all the POTP we can.

  5. Adorable costumes, and those ticks are awful things...The Hubby actually contracted Lyme Disease, but his doctor got him on antibiotics right away.
    Purring for Pipo, and praying for a turnaround in his condition.

  6. I am sending lots of healing purrs to Pipo. <3

  7. You pups look very good in your costumes! We're sad to hear about Pipo. (Kitty cat cousin Maddie was recently diagnosed with the big C!) Sending lots of POTP.

    We are not looking forward to the snow that is rumored to be heading our way soon.

  8. Paws crossed for Pipo! I am sending xoxo...

  9. We really like all your wonderful costumes. We think Petcretary will be alright since we are sending so many purrs and prayers to your house for both her and Pipo. We are also thinking of Pawppy and that he is getting around better. It is so nice to see the new faces and those are really cute!
    Take care friends and be safe

  10. Pipo look amazing, well done that cat!!! You boys - You Two look scary!!!

    Whoooo are YouuuUUuuuuuu!!!

  11. We love your Halloween selfies!

    We are so sorry to hear about Pipo. We are all too familiar with lymphoma....but we hope the medicines can help Pipo feel a bit better. Sending many purrs.

  12. First and forepawmost, our thoughts to Pipo. Sicky times are allus scary. Second, sad ta hear abut the tickie. We usally get about one a month, but TBT goes through our furs with scritchies and tends to find them fast. He gets one sometime hisself but finds them doin his own scritchies.

    Great costumes...

  13. Oh, those are FABulous outfits my furiends!!! I hopes the surgicals go well...sendin' good vibes and lots of POTP. So sorry to hears Pipo isn't doin' well....sendin' you lots and lots of POTP and AireZens my furiend
    Ruby ♥

  14. We're so sorry to read that Pipo is doing so poorly - sending him lotsa POTP and purrs (and westie kisses from the dogs too). <3

  15. we love your howl o ween photos... it was great to see that you still had a funny day while we had just any day here ... sigh... hugs and lots of potp to Pipo we cross our paws like crazy...

  16. The masks are so cool! I hope that Pipo feels better soon.

  17. pipo, dood, de manee manee manee blessingz oh st francis two ewe buddy...we understand
    N we noe how hard thiz iz on ewe, petcretarry N pawppy ......♥♥♥♥♥

  18. Oh no. I am saddened today 'cause I learned that you, Pipo, and my other blogging furiend, Bowie, are both very sick. I wish my sisfur's biscuit making and my purrs could heal you from afar. We send our kisses to let you know we care.

  19. Oh, Pipo, so sorry you're feeling so poorly. Will send healing Pawkisses immediately and purrayers to feel better soon🐾😽💞

  20. Your Pawppy will be in our thoughts and prays tomorrow. Hopefully Pipo will stay awhile longer to see Pawppy through his recovery and they comfort each other.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot