we met
 at city vet
 about 3 weeks ago

 we were there with jack
 to get a lesson
 how to use the aerokat inhaler
(edited because autocorrect insisted it was aerobat it is AEROKAT)

 it was a busy time
 we waited
 45 minutes for a 5 minute instruction
 while we waited
 we got to see
 lots of dogs come and go
all of them 
the least stressed out
 she also had an upset tummy

 i won't bother to tell you how we knew 

 to hate
 his inhaler treatment
 he hasn't had an asthma attack 
since they started

feline asthma aka chronic bronchitis
 is actually caused by allergies

 allergy to what
 no one knows

 we have tried various ways
get jack
 to partake of his daily
 (currently twice daily)
 for the rest of his life treatment 

 one way 
 chasing him til he ends up in the bedroom
 where there's no where to go

catching him literally asleep or just waking

 we tried to fool/lure him by offering him treats
 he only bought into that once

 toonman scooped him up right before giving him dinner
 i tried it the following morning
 it worked
it was clear he was on to us

 the next morning
i was in the bathroom
 he came in
 as he always does
 scooped him up 
ta da

 its going to be an interesting adventure 
 creative administration of meds
 a challenge
 we are hoping 
comes to a happy end
jack giving up/in and being 
as dr mohr called him
 a cool dude


  1. Even when not feeling well Piper looks sweet.

  2. Jack's a cool dude regardless, but I know what you mean. Hope he settles into the routine soon.

  3. Piper is a sweetie

    I come up with new ways to give Siren and Isadora their meds all the time, it's become like a brain game for me
    I swear they read minds
    Hugs to Jack

  4. Just like a cat to make saving its life a lot of work for you.

  5. Exasperating for sure. But you are such good pet parents.

  6. Aw, poor old Jack. R just took Theo to the vet today because he only weighs 8 lbs. (also poor old cat, but really OLD) Karen, the vet from heaven, figures he's much older than she though...possibly 18. When R was here for six weeks Theo got a bit worse. So now we bought him all sorts of expensive treaty foods to try to fatten him up a bit. It's working. I always fear returning to E and never seeing him again.

  7. You two are truly lovers of our animal friends and family. I would do the same, if need be, but I don't know that I'd write about it with such grace.

    By the way, I find it truly ironic that, when we visited you, we felt a need to leave a bit early because of MY WIFE's allergies. We copped out on Jack, but Jack didn't complain once about us. Give him a nice skritch behind the ears for us, OK?

  8. Piper has such a sweet face.

    Poor Jack. I feel bad for him, but I am glad to hear that he has not had an attack since he started his meds. xo.

  9. There is no way a cat will make something like that easy on you. They just aren't wired like that. I know because we have all kinds of cats with all kinds of problems. I hope you get this worked out!