Sorry if you missed me and The QQQE yesterday but I missed work and got no chance to post. That little guy on the right is the reason. I was combing my facebook for a more recent picture of him and hate to have to admit that I don't have one. I checked Kelly's and she had this which does show his cut little face but is also over a year old:
Anyway the black one is our cat Frisky. He is about two years old. His sister's name is Mithrandir (I swear that my daughter picked that name, I only hinted that it might be cool). He now weighs 16 pounds and his belly hangs to the floor. That is why I have nicknamed him Fatty Bolger, a minor character from this little old book that I happen to like.
So the problem is that Frisky is very sick. We noticed him spending literally hours in the litter box over the weekend, and then on Sunday he was crying and hissing all throughout the night. He began leaking a sort fecal/urine like liquid on Monday morning so we knew then that something bad was wrong and made an appointment with our Vet ASAP. It turns out that he has blockage in his urinary tract. Apparently male cats can easily develop a condition that is similar to kidney or gall stones in humans except that it is much more serious. So it turns out the the poor little fellow had been blocked all weekend and had not been able to use the bathroom properly. He was in a lot of pain.
There is a procedure to correct it, which is somewhat expensive, but certainly worth it for such a young cat's life. The problem is that they have to make sure no kidney failure has begun to occur.
Needless to say I had a rough weekend and Monday, and as we are still waiting to hear about his kidneys my nerves are a little raw. I'm confident that he is going to be alright but I'm still a little bit nervous.
Please keep Fatty in your thoughts and prayers for now. Thank you.