Good Morning, Caturdenizens and animal lovers of all kinds!  We are ringing in a new year with our animal companions and friends, and it’s a new opportunity to gather ’round and share our stories of the week.

I’m filling in for Margaret, who is writing today, working on a Book!  Something she and we all hope will be an important resource for young people struggling with gender ID.  So much appreciation to Margaret for this important task, and I’m wishing her a good day of words.  I am sure Neko will help.

The White Cat has been losing weight for some months now.  She’s been overweight for a long time, and the weight loss has been gradual, but impressive.  I noticed her gums were looking pale, so I took her to the vet yesterday.  She has lost 4 pounds in 10 months, and that is a lot for a cat, about a third of her weight a year ago.  She is not really thin, and after a careful exam, we decided she should have some blood work done with the idea that perhaps she has some kind of a thyroid condition, which is treatable.

The blood draw was difficult.  I could hear her cries, and she was struggling with the techs, she can be a biter.  Poor thing.  They gave up on getting it from her neck, and they went to a back leg, which was no less difficult for them or for her.  They finally managed to get what they needed, and she was very glad to get out of there.  I should  hear about it in the next few days.

Here is a nice white cat.  So what’s up in your world?