Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Flying High as a Kite...

When it came to the genetic pool, our cat Sam drew the short straw.  She's had arthritis since she was young, has kidney issues and has struggled with her weight forever.  This winter, her arthritis is acting up more than usual and she's been limping a lot.  It's heartbreaking to watch.  However, her vet prescribed some new pain medication and she's now flying high as a kite!  (You can tell when she's on it because her pupils are almost completely dilated.)

Check out those pupils!
The medication has been really helpful and I'm so grateful for it.  Sam's motor has been going almost non-stop and she's getting around really well now.  She's also very, very happy on it, almost like when she was a kitten.

One thing I've learned though is not to give it to her late in the day or she spends all night trying to rub her face against mine.  Let me tell you, she REALLY needs a kitty breath mint!

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 
1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)


  1. Sweet Sam. At least the pain meds help her.

  2. The things we do for our furry children! I am glad the meds are working out for her.

  3. Glad you've found a solution to her pain. :)

  4. I'm glad Sam's new pills are making her so happy and helping her get around better. It's hard to see our fur babies hurt. Our 14 pug is having similar issues with her back legs. You can really see the difference when she doesn't get her pill.