Massimo Cat Thursday:
It was another one of those days at our house on Thursday. My little grey angel Massimo needed to go to the vet for dental work. We went through the fasting process since he would need to be under anesthesia for the cleaning. Thankfully in the end it was just cleaning and no extraction which was wonderful. From talking to the vet I now know that cats are prone to cavities on the side of their teeth which are very painful. When those happen the teeth need to be extracted. Masi had none of those so it was just a cleaning. We were happy to have dodged that bullet with both our boy cats. Dental procedures for two fur babies down one to go.
Breakfast Thursday morning was oatmeal (1/2 cup) with frozen wild blueberries (1/2 cup), cinnamon (1/4 t), powdered ginger (1/4 t), ground flaxseed (1 T) and a few sliced almonds. Dan had the same thing only 50% more. I opted to make oatmeal because it was it was quick and easy. I have now been eating the savory oats so long the fruit and nut variety tasted too sweet to me. Dan does not share the feeling but he has a vicious sweet tooth that he claims I am trying to kill. Who me? ;-)
It was an easier drive to the vet this morning because the weather was cooperative unlike the trip with Nicco last week. Masi was extremely quiet in the car. When I left the vet and tried to say goodbye to him he wouldn’t look at me. Mommy’s little boy knows how to wrap mommy around his fuzzy toes. I felt so guilty for leaving him there because he was obviously very unhappy.
Lunch was two collard wraps with my fat-free hummus, ½ avocado, broccoli sprouts and sliced red bell pepper. I know not everyone loves raw collards but I am more comfortable eating them than commercially prepared bread. Have you looked at the ingredients of store bought bread lately? When I was at Wegman’s the other day I grabbed a package of sprouted whole grain wraps from the freezer. When I checked the ingredient list it contained soy protein. I didn’t note the brand but it wasn’t Ezekiel however it was organic. I certainly didn’t expect it to contain soy protein. I feel much safer using collard wraps for bread personally.
Being the overprotective cat mommy that I am I called the vet’s office mid-afternoon to check on my boy and he was getting the work done at that time. My baby came out of anesthesia hissing and was not happy to be at the vet. Dan went with me to pick him up and Masi couldn’t stand or walk. I would describe him as crawling on his belly. When I saw this I was heartbroken. Masi baby had to spend last night in a dog crate in the family room so that he didn’t jump. I spent quite a long time on the floor talking to him. Mommy’s little baby had a very rough day. I wanted to cry seeing my normally very active boy having such difficulty getting around.
Since I was spending the evening on the ground talking to Masi dinner was nothing fancy or time consuming. Dan took over watching the baby while I made us a salad for dinner. I combined the following: thinly shaved parsnip, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, cauliflower and a splash of red wine vinegar. On the side we had fat-free hummus with paprika on top and pine nuts. I also added a few slices of avocado and broccoli sprouts. It wasn’t the most exotic meal but it contained plenty of nutrition and that was really all I was looking for out of this meal.
Dan and I ended up closing Luca and Nicco into a bedroom and allowing Masi to explore the house before bed. He was very unstable but managed to eat and drink a little and use the potty box. We put him back in the dog crate just before 1 am and then we turned in. I only got up twice to check on Masi and both times he was sleeping.
It has been good for me to list my happy thoughts the last couple of days so I am going to do it from now on as long as it continues to feel right. ;-) Here are my happy thoughts for today:
• Mommy’s little angel (Massimo) is definitely improving and is probably 90% right now.
• All three of the feline members of the family have been reasonably cooperative at medication time so far. Since all three of them are getting meds having them be cooperate is a big deal.
• We are having an unseasonably warm spell which is very nice. Fingers crossed this may mean a mild winter. ;-)
• Today is Friday which means two days with the hubby. Yay!
• The Thanksgiving menu is starting to come together. If any of you are interested I will post what I am considering the for menu.
As you can tell things are not exactly back to normal yet but they are improving. We had a rough time last night and this morning but things are starting to settle down. I could really use a little boredom in my life. With a little luck that will be a good description of my weekend. I hope all of you are having a good Friday night.
Before I forget tomorrow we go back to recipes. I made a nice Curried “Unfried” Rice tonight for dinner that both Dan and I thought was very good. It is a variation of the unfried rice I made earlier this week but with Indian seasonings, and no added sodium. I actually got back to measuring for this meal which will be posted tomorrow. If you like fast food and Indian flavors I really think the rice is a winner. Talk to you tomorrow.