Good Feeling

I had a good feeling about this. Last Friday, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his ear infection and high blood pressure. The lab test results, concerning his ear, were very good. We were all very happy! It looks like all the stubborn bacteria of the ear infection are killed and gone, again. I can stop the treatment next Wednesday but we’ll keep our attention on this issue.

However, Mr. Bowie’s blood pressure was still a little bit too high and the doctor performed two blood tests. Mr. Bowie was not amused and displayed aggressive behaviour from hissing and growling to scratching. But hey, he was well within his rights to react this way. A lot of people (and cats) have a needle phobia too… I got the lab results later in the evening and everything was good. Thank goodness! No problems found with his thyroid gland, or a kidney disease. The doctor suggested to use a new complete, hypoallergenic dietary food for adult cats with insufficient kidney function. The product is based on one animal protein source (venison) and one carbohydrate source (rice) and is therefore also suited for adult cats with food hypersensitivity, like Mr. Bowie. It also should help to bring the high blood pressure down.

As always, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” 

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding. 

95 responses

  1. Oh This is Excellent news! Well done to you both 🙂 Phew!!
    I am wondering if Mr Bowie’s blood pressure is more normal when you are at home, and just spikes at the “nasty” vets? But a gentler diet is always good for little tums. LM has rice very day too 🙂
    Happy Sunday! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my dear friend. I think it’s very difficult to get a good view on the blood pressure issue. I could try to check it out at home but using that weird device will probably stress out Mr. Bowie too…

      I love rice too! I had a Mexican rice dish today, very spicy! Maybe a little too hot for LM… 😉

      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday too!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, my friend!
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

    • Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind comment. You are so right, I’m feeling a lot better myself… I’m going to have another fresh and hot espresso! 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

  2. Oh Teddy and I are SO happy to hear Mr. Bowie no longer has that evil ear infection AND that his blood work looked good. That new food sounds like it will be super good for him and his blood pressure. GREAT NEWS and he looks fabulous there on the desk keeping track of all of your projects for you Herman. I’m raising my espresso in a toast to you AND Mr. Bowie and GOOD HEALTH.

    Hugs, Pam

    • Hi Pam! Thank you so much for your kind comment. We’re so glad to see Mr. Bowie’s health is better again.
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and please, enjoy your delicious espresso!

  3. Great news. Let’s hope the new food works. Venison and rice? I’ve never understood why they don’t make cat food from what cats like to eat. They should have foods like mouse mousse, rat-or-two-ey, gopher gumbo, squirrel sauté, fried finch, rotisserie robin, Tweety bird tarts, poached pigeon, spicy sparrow, lounge lizard lasagna, sneaky snake spaghetti, grasshopper/spider/tomato worm salad, and all different fishy flavors. I’ll bet Mr. Bowie is salivating just thinking about the possibilities.

    • Hi Tim! I was thinking the same thing like you… I’m always wondering why they put such delicious (sounding) ingredients in cat food. It almost make me try it out myself… Maybe we should get together and start a cat food company? Love your list of ingredients…

      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday, my friend!

  4. All good news for you and Mr. Bowie! I hope he likes his new kind of food, and it works well for him. Now you can rest a little easy, and enjoy some more people treats and cat treats! Be well, both of you.

    • Oh yes! Always love getting good news at the hospital with Mr. Bowie…
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards! Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

  5. Good to hear Mr. Bowie is well! Mr. Nano says he does not like the veterinary exams either, and has has been known to object. 🙂 Miss Wynken even escaped in the veterinarian’s office once, and it took a while to corner her. None of them are happy to go in for a checkup.

    • Hi Lavinia! It was the first time Mr. Bowie showed some signs of aggression. Normally he’s rather calm or a little bit nervous. But I guess the needle thing made him go mad… 😉
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards to all the cats of the farm! Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

    • Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m also trying to avoid human doctors myself (by drinking espressos and eating lots of dark chocolate). 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

    • Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind comment. It was the first time Mr. Bowie showed some signs of aggression. Normally he’s rather calm or a little bit nervous. Thank goodness that the ear infection is cured and his blood tests were ok…

  6. Thank goodness the ear infection is under control! And Bowie gets to celebrate with a new diet and time away from the vet. I can imagine that Bowie is sick to death of being poked and prodded and had enough of it with the last visit. Hopefully, he’s now taking it easy in his favorite cat relaxing spot and only has to deal with a human that gives him love and chin skritches and treats.

    Sending purrs and healthy cat wishes from across the pond.

    • Hi Mary! Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. Mr. Bowie is still a bit nervous and scary. Guess he’s still a little upset about the needles… Thank goodness all the tests gave a good result in the end. I have to pick up his new food next Tuesday or Wednesday. Let’s hope Mr. Bowie likes it and it will bring his blood pressure down.

      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, my friend! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  7. Mr.Bowie you are one of the bravest cats going through much needle tortures. I am happy that your results are all positive. Since you are going to be on a special diet maybe your “Authority” can find out if there is Ice cream made of something different, like Soy or Almond milk, if that would help your blood pressure coming down. Have a purring and loving week you both.

    • Hi Cornelia! Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern, my friend. I’ll have to find out what kind of treats are still healthy for my furry friend. I wonder what I would do if I had to stop eating chocolate… That would be very hard… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful week, my friends! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

    • Hi Nia! Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern.
      Wishing you a wonderful week! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  8. Oh that’s wonderful! I’m glad that ear infection is gone! Purrayers for good results with the new food!

  9. DOOD !!!! we iz BUZZED happee for ewe…we noe ewe R happee N dad iz happee N we hope de infectshunz never ever ever stopz bye again ~~~~~~ we haz 984 pawz crossed de new foodz werk ta get yur BP wear it shuld be !!! 🙂 ♥♥♥

    • Hi there, my dear friend! Thank you so much for your kind and heartwarming comment. I’m so glad Mr. Bowie is feeling better. I’m going to do my best to help to get Mr. Bowie’s BP back down…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  10. Great news that the ear infection has cleared up and the BP is not an issue now. The change of diet sounds good too. Whatever it takes, right? Best wishes to you and Mr Bowie. Lucky for him that he has you for a guardian!

    • Hi Jill! Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. I’m so glad the ear infection is healed. I’m going to pick up his new diet food tomorrow. Let’s hope it has a good effect on the BP…
      Wishing you a wonderful day! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  11. You just made our day, Mr Bowie. So happy to hear this news ❤ You were very brave with the needle, but you had to make it clear, right? Pawkisses for a Happy Day to the both of you🐾😽💞

    • Hi there, my friend! Thank you very much for your kind comment. I’m so happy Mr. Bowie’s feeling better right now. Let’s hope we can get his BP down with his new diet food…
      Wishing you a wonderful day! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

    • Hi Doug! Thank you so much for your kind comment and supporting Mr. Bowie’s rights. Always good to see a lot of people from all over the world are watching his back…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, my friend!

  12. I’m glad he is doing well and I hope you can resolve his high blood pressure. I’m curious if the new food is wet or dry? If it is dry I would worry because dehydration can contribute to high blood pressure.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend!
      Mr. Bowie’s new diet sounds very delicious, yes, maybe I could try it out myself? 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

  13. Oh, sweet Herman it is so good to hear the good news about sweet Mr. Bowie’s ear and the good test results. Hoping that his diet change will bring the blood pressure done and do it very soon. Hugs and nose kisses for you all from me and mine.

    • Hi Mags! Thank you so much for your kind and heartwarming comment, my dear friend. So happy Mr. Bowie is back in a good health. Now let’s hope for the best results with his new diet food…
      Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

    • Hi Maxine! Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  14. Oh dearest Mr. Bowie, such a wonderful news about the infection healed. Visits to the vet alone can give you high blood pressure! Don’t we all hiss and curse (silently) when the needle goes wrong way? Happy to know that this ordeal is over and Mr. Bowie can return to his Assistant’s duties and enjoy the last sunny days before the winter comes.
    This is such a wonderful picture, highlighting Mr. Bowie’s wisdom and importance. ❤

    • Hi Inese! Thank you so much for your kind comment, concern and heartwarming words. I’m so happy Mr. Bowie is healthy again and his ear infection is cured.
      I just started to mix his new diet food but it looks like he prefers his old food. Let’s hope the new food will help to bring back down his high blood pressure.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  15. Poor Mr B I don’t blame him about disliking needles, I’m no fan either! My kitty Grace has also had eye surgery and now has renal issues. Wish she liked her renal tucker more .. in saying that, she does like the dry food.

    • Hi Julie! Hope everything is well with Grace. I just started to change Mr. Bowie’s food by slow mixing it with the new diet food. But it’s clear that he prefers his old food. Let’s hope the new diet food will fix his blood pressure issue…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

    • Hi there my friends! Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. So glad Mr. Bowie’s feeling better.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  16. Mom is really slow about reading blogs to us so we were overjoyed when she read your blog tonight. Mr. Bowie, we don’t blame you for getting all huffy with the doctor person. Some of the things they do are just rude! Anyway, we’re over the moon happy that you don’t have anything serious wrong right now and that your ears are cleared up again. We hope you get some sunshine so you can take some naps in the sun puddles. We also hope your human gets some chocolate so he can relax.
    Hugs and purrs from all of us. Hemingway, Steinbeck and Pam

    • Hi there, my dear furry friends and Pam! Thank you so much for your kind, heartwarming comment and concern. I’m so happy Mr. Bowie’s ear is healed. I had some delicious chocolate and Mr. B got some extra treats!
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, my friends! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  17. Dear Mr Bowie…I have fallen behind in my duty to check in on you – and Herman. I am sorry you have had to visit the doctor and make some adjustments in your daily living. I hope your pressures are more normal and you are finding the venison and rice to your liking. Dylan and Bagheera enjoy duck and potato food these days… We recently enjoyed a visit from the Vet at home! Our doctor has added home visits for routine care. This is a very welcome service since Bagheera, in particular, dislikes leaving his house, no matter what. I must say, on many days of late, I concur. I shrink from identifying with my country while the hideous, horrifying, heinous words and actions continue to keep us on edge. MY blood pressure and wellness is questionable Mr B!! I am hoping the upcoming midterm elections will offer a glimmer of sanity. I am writing this very late..Tuesday in Minnesota…hoping your Wednesday is warm, peaceful and sunny 🌞in your lovely garden. Christine

    • Hi Christine! Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. We’re having a wonderful sunny day after a lot of rain yesterday. However, it’s rather cold…
      I’m having a hard time with switching and mixing Mr. Bowie’s food. He prefers his old food. But when he’s really hungry, he starts eating the mixture. Let’s hope his blood pressure will come down…

      Looking forward to the results of the upcoming midterm elections. Let’s hope America makes the right and good choice… 😉

      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, my dear fiend!

  18. Oh now I see ! You’ve been given a clean bill of health 😀 This makes me so happy ❤ ❤ ❤ I think those positive vibes I've been dreaming of might actually work, LOL We're getting closer to winter here and I'm dreading it. Last year we got away to Australia and New Zealand, so this year winter will be a challenge. Alas, at least we're all healthy xo K

    • Hi Boomdee! Thank you so much for your kind comments and concern. I’m so happy too to see Mr. Bowie’s back in a good condition. Let’s hope the new diet food will have a good effect on his blood pressure. But unfortunately, he doesn’t like the new food…
      I wish Mr. Bowie loved to travel so I could go away to warm places when it’s winter. I hate hate hate winter… 😉

      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, my dear fiend!

    • Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Mr. Bowie’s always ready to help me with my projects… 🙂
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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