Jul 4, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday, Pimp!

Today is Pimp's 15th birthday! And just like they do every year, the whole nation is celebrating!

I can't believe Baby Pimp is 15 years old. He has been with me for just about half my life! I'm 34 and he's 15 -- he's definitely been part of my entire adult life, and I can't think of a better companion! Pimp is the best.

It's my birthday. Everyone get happy!
To celebrate today, Pimp is going to have a great day! He started out with a yummy breakfast (which Phantom and Moo let him eat in peace, good boys!) and then settled in for a little bit of a morning siesta. He'll play some with his favorite mice, have some lunch, another nap or three, dinner, and of course, TONS of cuddles and love from me!

This birthday is made even better because I just took him to the vet to get checked out last weekend. He is very thin (I lovingly call him my little bag of bones) and so I wanted to make sure there wasn't anything else going on. He has hyperthyroid, you know, so that contributes to his scrawniness, but I wanted to make sure there wasn't another underlying issue. He is all of 8 pounds!

We did a full workup -- bloodwork, urinalysis and tested for his T4 levels (that's they hyperthyroid count that would say if it's high and not under control).

And guess what? Pimp is just about as healthy as a kitty can be! He passed all his tests!

I'm a healthy old man!
His bloodwork came back perfect. No kidney issues or anything else. His urinalysis was fabulous. And his T4 levels are at 4.1. The line for being "high" is 4.0, so he's just a wee bit over that, but that is actually great! We were worried that would be a lot higher and the cause of his skinniness, but nope! He's all under control.

So I'm just going to keep an eye on him and weigh him all the time to make sure he doesn't lose more weight. Basically, this is just happy weight right now, the vet thinks, but we're going to make sure by weighing him often.

I get on my digital scale first, then grab him and weigh myself with him. The number we got was exactly what he weighed at the vet, so I know it's accurate. Hurray!

So good news all around on this great day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIMP!

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29 comments:

  1. A great day to celebrate your baby boy!!! Happy Birthday, Pimp!!!

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  2. Sounds like he is going do have a happy day!!
    Happy Birthday Pimp! And I wish you many more.

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  3. Happy Birthday Pimp! Wishing you many more happy healthy years! XO

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  4. So Pimp your turning 15 years young today,YaY Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day with your brothers and mama!

    Dorian,i'm so happy Pimp's visit went well and nothing turned up.My Munchie is also a bag of bones,so i know what is always in the back of your mind. Give Pimp and the boys a hug from me and have a wonderful day loving your boy(s)!

    P.P.S. I know you're busy but i miss your posts!

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  5. Again, Happy Birthday! So glad you are a healthy gentleman! You have a very good mommy! And the 2nd pic looks like he is saying "Yeah, I told you I was healthy, but you didn't listen to me!" <3

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  6. Happy birthday, Pimp! I hope you have an awesome kitteh day!

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  7. Happy birthday Pimp!!! Lots of love from your fans in Portugal!! Here's Melvin singing you a happy birthday :*

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  8. Happy Birthday! Best Fishes to you Mr Studly!
    Xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  9. Andrea &amp; the Celestial KittiesJuly 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Happy birthday Pimp! Hope you have a great day!

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  10. Dear Pimp! Happy and healthy birthday to you. It seems you look more majestic with each picture your mommy takes of you! Keep eating and don't lose more weight. Love to you and your brothers and of course, Dorian, who takes so excellent care of y'all.

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  11. A really happy birthday to Pimp and you. He is just the most regal and amazing cat. Hope he has a lot more happy birthdays to come. Bast, Bolla and Chloe celebrate his b day too. :)

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  12. The vet's report is a very good birthday present.
    Happy Birthday, Pimp

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  13. "Happy Birthday to our pal, to our pal, to our pal, our Pal Pimpie!"
    (The other birthday song - very upbeat.) Kate, Avery & Maggie, and even Bosco & Ellie (Bullmastiffs,) though Pimp probably won't be terribly thrilled about that. Great news on the lab work!

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  14. Happy Birthday Pimp! <3

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  15. Happy Birthday Pimp! I sure am glad to hear ypu are nice and healthy!

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  16. Thats fantastic news that hes healthy!!!!!!! You go birthday Boy!!!!!

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  17. Happy Birthday Pimp wonder boy and fabulous cat. Dorian you take excellent care of your bag of bones :-)

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  18. Michael Cochise YoungJuly 4, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    My mom-person and I (@Tigger-Bootsie Young) wish Pimp many more healthy happy years with his human mom! �� Snuggle into all the loves and virtual hugs being sent to you for your birthday ��������❤��

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  19. Happy (belated) Birthday, Pimp!

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  20. HAPPY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY PIMP!!! xoxo

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  21. Dennis the VizslaJuly 5, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    hello pimp its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy day after yore birthday!!! so thats the reezon for all those firewurks and sutch just like evrybuddy yoozed to dress up in kostoomz and hand owt kandy for tuckers birthday now it all mayks sense!!! ok bye

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  22. I'm so sorry I missed your birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday my sweet Pimp!!!! You look so handsome and I am so so happy to hear about your good health!! What a great birthday gift for you and mommy Dorian is to the moon with joy for sure!!

    It seems that Moo and Phantom lets you eat more on your own with no disturbance or snatching for your food. You might gain some weight for this. Mommy can put you in a quiet room morning and night for your meals and leave some dry food for you and your brothers to nimble all day if she is not doing this already. Some treats suitable for you would be yummy too.

    You have such a great mommy who loves you and cares for you so well. No wonder your health is good.

    Love you sweetie! ❤️

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  23. Happy Birthday Pimp!! I hope you enjoyed your special day!

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  24. Happy belated birthday you handsome boy, you don't look a day over 7! Keep up the good work.

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  25. Yea! Hurrah! huzza! Loads of love to the B boy! I hope you got everything you need and wanted!!!

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  26. Happy birthday, Pimp!

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  27. Happy birthday Pimp.

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