Jun 9, 2012

This Cat is Shocked By Your Actions

Whatever this cat's owner is doing must be either totally ridiculous or utterly appalling, because kitty is completely shocked by his behavior...

OMC! I can't believe you just did that!

Jun 8, 2012

Hamlet the Mini Pig Goes Down the Stairs

First: Make sure you watch all the way to the end.

OK, now that we've covered that, here's Hamlet being coaxed down the stairs for his favorite treat, oatmeal. He has to think really hard about each step and slowly gains momentum... until the last step where he dives snout-first into his dinner!

Such an excited little piggy.

BONUS CUTE: Watch a baby Burmese kitten conquer the stairs.

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Jun 7, 2012

Puppy Plays Patty-Cake With His Owner

Patty cake, patty cake baker's man. Make me a cake as fast as you can. Pat it and roll it... and mark it wit a "C" for cute!

I love how this doggie knows to switch paws and when to use two paws at once. She's a good girl!

BONUS CUTE: Remember the cats playing patty cake? I loved that one!

Jun 6, 2012

Spider Cat Walks Down the Fridge

Piggy must have very sticky paws, because she walks down the side of the fridge like it's nothing!

First she climbs to the top, then she squeezes between the fridge and the wall and inches her way down safely and smoothly. Her owners say she does this every day, and they have no idea how she figured out she could do it.

P.S. I thought I'd share this, because it made me giggle. This is one of the comments on the video:

Cats thought process:
0:00 Oh, you got the camera again. Whatever.
0:08 What, this is normal, right?
0:13 Don't look at me like that.
0:17 I'm not in trouble, am I?
0:22 Wait, I'm a cat. I don't care about your opinion anyway.
0:28 Oh! I can attack that!

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Jun 5, 2012

Two Cats Tuesday: An Update on Pimp's Health

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! As many of you who follow along know, Pimp has hyperthyroid. That means his metabolism is basically always in overdrive. This, as you can imagine, is not good for a kitty's organs and heart.

We found out a couple months ago and he's been eating Hill's Prescription Diet y/d food to treat it. I know many of you have your reservations about the food, but I have to say... it's working! The great thing about the food option is that he doesn't need any medication or radiation treatments -- he just eats. Which he does quite well, thank you very much!

Fine. I'll go to the vet. But I'm not happy about it.
Last weekend we went back for his second follow-up visit, which was after eight weeks of eating the food. During his first follow-up, our fabulous vet checked all his levels and ran a bunch of tests and he was almost back to normal range again for his thyroid levels -- amazing after only a month!

So this visit, I fully expected him to be right back to normal (he started out at 11.1 and normal is 4.0 or less). He was at 4.5 last time.

Did mom just call me a stinker?!
Here's the thing: That stinker ate some of Moo's food the day before his vet visit! And he's only supposed to have his y/d food. Even a few bites of food with iodine in it (any regular cat food) can spike his thyroid levels. I hoped it wasn't going to mess with his test results, but wasn't so sure.

So we went to the vet.

First of all, let me just say that Pimp was the BEST boy! He usually pees in the waiting room and poops in the exam room. That's his routine. Last time we went, he had the nerve to pee right when we parked, while we were still in the car! My brand new car. It happens, I know. But the bad part was that the vet needed some pee to run a test... and he had left it all in my car.

So this time, I came prepared. I had a syringe she gave me last time just for this (so I could get some from inside the carrier before cleaning it up if he went) and towels and paper towels.

But we didn't need them! He held his pee like a good boy and the vet got some like normal. First time he hasn't peed in forever!

Good boys even take supermodel portraits in the exam room. 
He did three tests: His internal organs test came back great. His pee test came back great. (Yay and yay!) But we had to wait for the thyroid levels test to come back from the lab to know those results.

And, shoot. They were 5.1. His levels have gone up. The vet really thinks it was because he got into Moo's food, and I do, too. But we're going back in four weeks again to re-test... and I'm making EXTRA sure he doesn't get into any other food but his until then.

All paws crossed his levels go all the way down to where they're supposed to be!

Jun 4, 2012

Puffball Kitten Tries to Intimidate Ball

It's the first time this kitten has ever seen a ball, and her reaction is POOF! She tries to get it to succumb to her kitten craziness, but no... that ball just sits there on the floor, taunting her without even doing anything.

The nerve! Personally, I'm having a hard time telling the difference between the fuzzball kitten and the fuzzy ball. Aren't they just like twins?

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Jun 3, 2012

Blind Dog Myron Plays Fetch

Myron the blind dog doesn't let a little disability get him down -- he plays fetch like the best of them! He may not be able to actually see the ball, but he can still "see" it by hearing and with a little help from his fabulous mom.

They have a system worked out: If he loses track of the ball, she says "cold, cold" if he's far from it or "hot, hot" as he gets closer. And then he finds it!

Myron is a boxer-border collie mix who has been blind since birth. I did a little googling, and it turns out he's a bit of a celebrity in Australia (and now here on the Cute!). He has his own Facebook page and Facebook group and now he even has a book called The Magic of Myron!

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