Oh no!

May. 20th, 2015 09:37 pm
bogwitch: (Default)
My cat has been vamped!

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It explains a lot.
bogwitch: (Meg and Mog - Mog [new])
Comment on this post with the word THUNDERCATS (don't ask me why it’s that) and I will choose six interests from your profile. You will then explain what they mean/why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

[livejournal.com profile] arabian picked for me:

1. Astronomy: One of things my dad and I have in common is a long line of random obsessive interests, I've had various fannish obsessions and a fascination with stone circles, he's had stone painting, kite-making and astronomy (amongst other things), thus I spent a large lump of my childhood looking through telescopes and lying in the back garden in sleeping bags watching meteor showers. I loved it. I would have loved to have been an astronomer, but I was never going to be good enough at maths. It still fascinates me though and if there's a documentary on about the big bang or coronal mass ejections, I'm probably watching it.

2. Cats: I've been surrounded by cats all my life. There is one trying to get my attention right now... I’m not sure what I can say about them though. I do like their sense of independence and the way they look at you as if they think you are a complete idiot. Because they are probably right.

3. Depeche Mode: I have 27 years of loyal service, I can’t say that for anyone else! The new album was a bit disappointing, but a weak DM album is still better than anything else, so there.

4. Lord of the Rings: I first read it when I was about 11, I think, and I’ve read it a couple of times since though not recently. I kind of wish I hadn't read it so early as it's rather spoilt the whole epic fantasy genre for me. However, as much as I love the book very deeply, but I can’t bring myself to be fannish about it. Somehow, I find the thought of applying the normal fan activities to Tolkien somewhat sacrilegious. However, I don’t believe this is particularly because I hold the book in such high regard (though it is a bit), I think it’s because I find writing so intimate and I can’t bring myself to meddle in one author’s personal world (one jokey Balrog story notwithstanding) and I'd feel the same about Anne McCaffrey’s worlds or the Mists of Avalon.

5. Mythology: I went though a phase of reading a lot of Norse, Welsh and Irish myths, plus I love folklore and old country rituals (why will no one ever let me watch the morris dancers???). I think this interest tries in very much with my interest in witchcraft and the stone circle thing, I’ve always been attracted to ‘mystical’ and occulty things, though I am a healthy sceptic and I know most of it is utter nonsense. It occurred to me a long while after the fact (I was quite young) to realise that the reason I liked Robin of Sherwood so much when I was 10, was not because I liked Robin Hood stories, but because I loved the magical aspect. Herne and that forest folk magic was what I liked best. Hence I went on to read a few Dennis Wheatley novels. Um.

6. Witchcraft: I'm not a witch, but I wanted to be once. Then I asked myself honestly one day, 'what do I actually believe?' and the honest answer was that I was an atheist. That killed all that stone dead. I still find it all fascinating though and if someone put a gun to my head and told me to pick a religion, I would choose Wicca for it's respect for the natural world even though I am dubious about how much of it was made up in the 1920's.
bogwitch: (Default)
It's about time I got to posting an update of Tegan's problems.

So you might remember I had to time my troubled little cat to the vet for a couple of episodes that happened to her that could have been fits or an ear infection. Well, they're not thinking ear infection any more (as I thought so from the beginning).

She's had about eight fits now (the last one was today), but after the last one a couple of weeks ago, which was the only one I've managed to witness in full, I took her back to the vet for another examination. It was a different vet this time - one that seemed to know a little more about the problem – and her opinion was pretty much ‘do nothing for now, it’s probably epilepsy’, her symptoms aren’t frequent enough yet to warrant drug treatment. She didn’t seem to think a MRI was worth the expense (Tegan would only get put on the drugs anyway and it’s a lot of trauma for a cat to go through) and they’d only do a blood profile if things got worse.

So basically there’s not a lot we can do, poor girl!

Have another piccy:

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bogwitch: (Default)
RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

I share that sentiment with a post about my cat, but I'm sure, as a cat lover himself, he won't mind.

So I think little Tegan is having seizures.

I came home from work a few weeks ago (09/11/2012?) and found her scrabbling manically on the wooden floor by my bed. I picked her up and comforted her until she calmed down as her breaths were rapid and she was panting. She'd also wet herself resulting in me having to wash my duvet. :/ Back then I wondered if it had been a fit or if I had somehow startled her and launched her into a full panic attack. She's very nervous, so that wasn't a stretch. As she seemed okay after that, I resolved to wait and see.

But she had another attack on Friday morning. I was woken way too early by her scrabbling on the floor again, this time in my hallway. Same thing happened. More panting and shuddering and she ended up splayed out in her own pee as if her back end had just given up. I propped her up and her legs seemed fine, so I washed her up and she seemed okay after that, demanding food. But as this was a repeat I took her to the vets asap.

They didn't have a clue, so as she is otherwise fine and not poorly we are treating her for a possible ear infection - working on the hypothesis that because she already has neurological problems that affect her balance and gait, that she might have lost her balance while scratching her ear (which she does a lot) and triggered a panic attack. It's a much cheaper route than doing an MRI scan for epilepsy, but somehow, given her history and the nature of the attacks, I think epilepsy or something is more likely.

Looks like I'll bathing her in the middle of the night again in the future. :(

On a cheerier note, here's a nice pic of her:

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Cat post

Jan. 4th, 2011 11:20 am
bogwitch: (Tegan)
The cat got a letter addressed to her this morning from the vet. How nice.

4th Jan word count (so far): 0

Cat post

Jan. 4th, 2011 11:20 am
bogwitch: (Tegan)
The cat got a letter addressed to her this morning from the vet. How nice.

4th Jan word count (so far): 0
bogwitch: (Tegan)
Maybe it's because I've been around cats most of my life, but I can't work out if this article is serious or not. Do you really need instructions to stroke a cat?

It doesn't take itself seriously, but surely isn't funny enough to be a joke?

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bogwitch: (Tegan)
Maybe it's because I've been around cats most of my life, but I can't work out if this article is serious or not. Do you really need instructions to stroke a cat?

It doesn't take itself seriously, but surely isn't funny enough to be a joke?

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bogwitch: (Default)
Ah. Somebody remind me never to complete re-design my website again. nearly 200 pages is just too much to re-do! Ouchy fingers and still a load to go!

Oh well watch Tegan listening to the new 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster album instead. Everyone is a critic it seems.



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bogwitch: (Snow by Justgoto)
I worked from home today due to the snow. It just chucked more and more of it down over the course of the morning!

Tegan thought the snowfall was worth watching: )

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bogwitch: (Snow by Justgoto)
I worked from home today due to the snow. It just chucked more and more of it down over the course of the morning!

Tegan thought the snowfall was worth watching: )

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bogwitch: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] hesadevil requested pictures of Tegan (um, last week), so... okay then!

Cat again )

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bogwitch: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] hesadevil requested pictures of Tegan (um, last week), so... okay then!

Cat again )

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bogwitch: (SPN - wench)
I haven't been able to think of anything to post so:

Have some pictures of my cat... )


Oh and [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk was great too!

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bogwitch: (SPN - wench)
I haven't been able to think of anything to post so:

Have some pictures of my cat... )


Oh and [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk was great too!

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Cat Yoga

Apr. 18th, 2009 10:21 pm
bogwitch: (tegan)
What do you all think, is this a normal position for a cat to sit in?

???????????? )

Cat Yoga

Apr. 18th, 2009 10:21 pm
bogwitch: (tegan)
What do you all think, is this a normal position for a cat to sit in?

???????????? )
bogwitch: (tegan)
I took Tegan to be spayed today. The op went well, but I've got a spitfire back!

She's not taking well to the collar at all. Not that I expect her to, but the feisty mare is so upset and fractious she's throwing herself around the room trying to get it off. That can't be good for her stitches!

Lots of you must have had experience of this. How did you calm them down?

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