Friday, 2 May 2008

Fussy Friday

I am horrified to say that, despite my condition, Meowmie gave me The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World last night!!! You would have thought that she would rain sympathy and love on me but no...she sticks a tube up my bum and squirts a load of gunk up there! It did the job though...I laid some eggs in my tray. I showed signs of nausea whilst I was pooing i.e licking my lips, because I was straining slightly, like I usually do with constipation. I wasn't sick in the end though - but I did get very quiet afterwards and just wanted to lay down on my bed.

Not long after that Meowmie got herself a chicken shish kebab and I smelt it, perked right up and I clambered all over her for some chicken, I did my BEST chicken-face ever...but when she offered me some I just sniffed it and walked away. Very odd. I continued to show signs of interest in the chicken for a while, had a half-hearted nibble but wouldn't eat it up properly, so Meowmie gave me a Periactin appetite stimulant. Later in the evening Meowmie offered me some tinned catfood but I didn't want that either, she then found a pouch of Royal Canin convalescence food, which I liked the smell of, and licked off all the gravy and then ate about two-thirds of the morsels.

This morning was more of the same. I showed signs of interest in food but didn't eat. Then Meowmie found me a pouch of Sensitivity food and again I licked off all the gravy, but hardly ate any of the morsels. Meowmie tried to tempt me with other foods but I wasn't interested. I did this the last time I had chemo, I think it is quite common as Meowmie has read in the Yahoo Feline Lymphoma support group (link on the right of this page) that many cats gets fussy with their foods and tend to want gravy-based foods. I wonder, does this happen to humans too? I think Meowmie read somewhere that chemo can change the taste inside your mouth and this in turn affects what you want to eat and makes one appear fussy.

Now, some might say that I have learned to 'play' on Meowmie's emotions and am being fussy with my foods so I get given REALLY lovely stuff to tempt me to eat, but I SWEAR that this is not the case!!! You wouldn't be wrong to think I am cunning though, you see Meowmie just happened to have a slice of lovely, organic, off-the-bone ham in the fridge and just before she left for work this morning she decided to see if I reacted to it...well guess what...I wolfed down half the slice! And it was quite a big slice too. And then I ate a few morsels of the Sensitivity food too. Seeing me eat the ham you would find it hard to believe that Meowmie had just spent the previous hour trying to tempt me to eat! I need to eat more though so just before she left she popped an appetite stimulant into me and left me a bowl of food (which Fat Pants Castle will probably steal).

This is me this morning, realising that Ham is very nice indeed actually! Mmmmm...Heavenly Ham!!!

29 comments:

Parker said...

Dear Storm,
It is my personal opinion that HAM! is the single most delicious food on the planet earth! Tell your Meowmie to keep it coming!
Purrs to you today!
Oh, and some smooches too!

Alexi said...

Storm, We are all glad that you are doing ok and not feeling too badly.
That knock knock joke was wunnnerful! Blu Cat Man laughed and laughed! he says fansk for the laughs!!

Alexi and the gang at the Castle

Princess said...

I am so sorry you had to have The Most beautiful Siamese Cat in the World but I am pleased then that it helped. Ham is good for you, eat tons of it. I am so happy that you are doing okay... perhaps Castle should do some exercise like running around a bit and taking care of your every whim... haha
I hope today is a sunny day for you Stormiekins.
You are loved

Junior said...

WOO HOO POO!!!!!!!

We are so glad you ate all that ham!!! Keep it up!

PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

My LL was on an antifungal for 3 weeks and she had this horrible taste in her mouth the whole time so she understands how your tastes might change. Who knows, maybe you'll like fishy stuff now? I know I don't, but hey, maybe you do!

Kaze

jane said...

I expect that The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World might have tired you out a bit Storm. Also, the chemo drugs can change your perception of taste quite a bit. That ham looks nice though. Just an idea, but the mention of "gravy based foods" got me thinking.. Hills do a prescription convalescence food called AD, which is almost like a mousse and water can be added to it, so it's really sloshy and smooth. Ben Vet probably stocks it. It's very high calorie too, to provide you with extra energy for putting on the lovely and demanding Chicken Face. Have a good weekend Storm :) xx

Black Cat said...

I've only just found out that you're poorly again dear Stormie. I'm glad you ate the ham though. It obviously tasted as yummy as it looks. Please get better soon and chase that nasty cancer back into remission:) xxx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am sure that chemo makes you feel a bit less like yourself and so you don't always want to eat. We are quite pleased that you are INTERESTED in food as that is always a good thing!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Storm...

Eat as much ham as you want.
ox,
Pearl

HRH Yao-Lin said...

your human is clearly mistaken, that is not the photo of a cat who must be coaxed into eating! Surely not! Hilarious! Glad you have your appetite storm,keep up the eating! x

Tara said...

Oh that ham looks wonderful! I'm so glad you found something that got your attention. You look like you are enjoying it very much!
Tara

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Oh Storm, we are so sorry to hear you had to have that indignant thing done. Yay for ham! It looks like you are really enjoying it. We are both purring and praying hard for you.

Team Tabby said...

Your mummy has a great sense of humour, Storm. However, we are sorry that you had to have The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World treatment. Keep eating da ham, it sure looked delicious, yumm. Hope your day improves.

purrs,
Mindy & Moe

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Yay for ham! Mom won't even let us have it because she says it's too salty. So we a thrilled for you that you can have it! Sorry about The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World incident. The indignity of it all!

Daisy said...

Your Ham Face is as cute as your Chicken Face! I am very sorry you had to get The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World again, but I'm glad some poops came out.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad your mom is finding things you will eat. You need to keep up your strength.

Moki said...

Oh Storm,

We are so glad to see you eat the ham. Keep up the good work. We know you can beat this!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh, ham, ham, wonderful ham! You look like you're enjoying it tremendously. Eat ham, my sweet friend, lots and lots of ham! *smile* I'm purring for you and thinking about you every day.

Love and purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, ham is yummy yummy yummy in yur tummy tummy tummy! I'm glad you ated a big bunch of ham. You've gotta try to eat as much as you can, my sweet furriend. We Ballicai are thinkin of you and purrin fur you efurry day, and we send you lots of love!

Kittyhugs and purrs frum yur furriend MaoMao!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Hello sweet Storm! If it is ham that tempts you to eat, we hope you get lots of it, because you need to keep your strength up. But we hope you will feel like eating kitty food too, because you need the good stuff it has in it. The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World is not the most comfortable way to pass poo poo's, but at least it worked. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and purrayers ... you are a strong girl and we know you will do the best you can to get through this.
Love, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma

Tiger Lily said...

Oooh that ham looks goooood! I am glad you found something you want to eat.

Mom says when she had her chemo all she wanted to eat was chicken nuggets. My Grandma did not like it that no veggies were involved but she was happy that at least Mom wanted to eat something. I am sure your Meowmie feels the same way about you.

China Cat said...

Oh, Storm, I am sorry about that Most Beautiful Siamese Cat in the World but I am so glad that you got ham! Ham is wonderful, ham is terrific and I hope you get some more ham! Can you tell that I love ham!?!?!

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Mickey said...

Dear Storm, as long as you eat something and it all comes out in the end(heehee) then that is a good thing!! I imagine chemo affects your appetite and taste :( But your Mom seems well prepared with lots of different foods:)
Still purring,Mickey

The Cat Realm said...

I love that picture of you with the ham!!! I know some humans who get nauseated for days without end when they got chemo.... Humans can make that concious decision that they NEED to eat no matter what - doesn't work for us cats, unfortunately....
We keep purring for you and hoping that you feel better and that you will eat properly and we know your Mom will give you the very best!!!
Karl
P.S. - I need some help at my blog....

Anita said...

Hi STORM and mommie,

I have known your blog thanks to Ariel. I have read your history and from here we want to send you all our prayers and good whishes to fight against your disease. Anita fights against her renal failure too.

Love, and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

Ramses said...

There are pouches of really good chicken and ham you can get at our local Asda, maybe you can influence your Mummy like I do mine and get her to bring you one of those when she goes hunting next? They do chicken and some yummy seafood too and they smell nearly as good as Applaws! :)

Oh and yes breeders keep records of all their kittens and cats, they're like pack rats with paperwork! ;) I don't know if the Siamese breeders have an online database like the Aby breeders do, if so you can just look for the cat and print off the pedigree! :) If not the GCCF will be able to help I bet as they keep records too. :)

Oh and please don't tell Dad I gave you his lunch ham for next week... If you do I may not have a 6th Birthday! ;)

Angus Mhor said...

Stormie, You can have all the ham you want, as far as I'm concerned..whenever you want it! If I had to have a tube stuck up MY bum, I'd be fussy about what went in the other end, too! Fight on, Beautiful Girl!

Ariel said...

I sorry about the most beautiful Siamese cat in the world yet I'm glad it helped. I'm so happy to see you eating ham it's very delicious.Please continue to eat and get plenty of rest.Your always in my thoughts and prays...Love Ariel and Her Mom :)

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm sorry you had to have that :( But that ham your Meowmie gave you looks absolutely divine! No wonder you ate that! I think she should always keep some on hand, just for you ;-)