Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello Again; It's Me.

It has been quite awhile since I stopped by to say hello. I am fifteen years old now, and am still hanging in there. I still eat my prescription food (for my "thickened intestinal wall" issue that was diagnosed two years ago), and am now exhibiting symptoms of chronic renal failure. I feel pretty good, though. My appetite is excellent, I still have lots of energy, and play with my toys. My favorite "activity" is hanging out and/or dozing on my bed in the "garden window".
You lookin' at me? Are YOU lookin' at ME??
It is especially cozy there when it is chilly outside and the sun warms me up. I can also watch birds, squirrels, and Mookie (the homeless cat that showed up last Spring and who the lady brought in to be neutered and get a rabies shot). He has a heated Dogloo in our shed and is spoiled now with good food and lots of attention. He can't come inside because I would put the bitey on him (and he, me).
Mookie. Aka: Moquito, Quito, Scampi
I hope you all are doing fine. Maybe I can convince my secretary (the lady) to post more often, but I doubt it. Once she loses interest in something----fuhgedaboutit. Well, miracles have been known to happen---evidenced by this post. Cheers!


Mickey's Musings said...

So good to see you Mr Black :)
It is also good to hear you are dealing well with your health issues.
That is the hard part about getting older.
Mum has a little pharmacy to deal with our aging selves.
There are thyroid,kidney and constipation issues here ;)
We think you are looking as handsome as ever :)
So good of your mum to look after Mookie too.
Sounds like he likes it where he is :)
Hope to see you again dood!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Gigi said...

Mr. Black!!! Excellent to see you, Buddy, and hear that you are well (well, maybe slowing down a bit--hey, I'm going to be 12 next month, so I'm no spring chick-hen myself!) It looks like you are living the Good Life, Mr. B. Glad to hear your Mom keeps a respectful distance between you and Mookie, the Intruder Cat. We wouldn't want him to get hurt now, would we?

It was good to hear from you, my furiend. XOXOXO

Little Miss Titch said...

Good to see you back Mr Black,looking good my friend and as is you friend,xx Speedy

CATachresis said...

Brilliant to see you again Mr Black! Glad you are doing ok!! Sounds like you are more than hanging on!! I understand about the humans losing interest!! Mine has, kinda, too!! *sigh* Mookie looks very handsome!! The lady is kind even if she has lost interest in blogging! At least she is still interested in kitties!!! xx

Summer said...

It's nice seeing you again, Mr. Black! I'm glad you are hanging in there. Take care - don't let your human be a stranger!

Brian's Home Blog said...

How cool to see you and you're sure looking mighty fine!!!

The Island Cats said...

Mr. Black! It's so great to hear from you. We've missed you. Glad to hear you're doing well...all things considered. It was nice of your human to let Mookie stick around.

Quill and Greyson said...

Hello Again back at you!!

A few Good Cats said...

We're glad to hear from you again, too. Mookie sounds like a terrific guy, and it's good that he found someone to help take care of him.

The Cat Guy said...

Well hello!! You are looking good!! I hope the good health continues for a long, long time, even with the new stuff that's coming up. be well!

pilch92 said...

I am glad you are feeling good and eating. The outdoor cat is cute and so are you.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

So good to see you! You have been missed! What a delightful place you have to spend your time. Happy that over all you are doing rather well! We understand about not being in the mood for something, we get like that quite often! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Harvey Button said...

Hello Mr Black. We are new to your blog but it seems that everyone here is happy to see you :-)

We love where tou send a lot of your time, there is nothing quite like a great snooz and sunpuddle spot with a view.

Harvey and The Dash Kitten crew

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

You are mighty handsome for an older Mancat.. glad to hear you are doing well.

So very kind of your peeps to take care of Mookie.

Ann Boyajian said...

Well, hello Mr. Black! Nice to see you. Our mom hasn't actually lost interest in blogging, she's just distracted with her new passion, ceramics. WE hope you can convince your mom to post from time to time. Skootch is hanging in there at 17+ years, even though he seems vey frail and has health issues of his own.
Nice to meet Mookie!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Hi Mr. Black! Sorry we didn't catch your post earlier. Great to hear from you! Sorry to hear about the renal issues rearing their ugly head. Our Sei-Chan is facing the same issue and she is doing really well on a new drug called SEMINTRA.

We would be delighted if you would post more often. Mookie looks like fun! We also have an outdoor stray now. We call him The Traveller, or Da Trav!

The Chans

Ivan from WMD said...

It's so good to see your post, Mr. Black! We're glad to hear you're doing well. We also wanted to thank you so much for your kind words about William.