Thankful Thurday Blog Hop: Just a Stick Away

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Hello gang, it’s time for our Thankful Thursday Blog and I’m ready, are you? Each and every Thursday we post about things we are thankful for and of course we’re ready to do that again today. We really do always enjoy reading about all of the things you are thankful for and we get excited when we see new blogger pals hopping in to join us!

Today I’m thankful for sticks, yes sticks. Nope, not the kind that you find in the yard, but the kind that you find at the end of a needle. I know, that doesn’t sound like something to be thankful for, but for me it is. You see, for the past 5-6 years I’ve had Idiopathic Cystitis and have been on a cocktail of meds the whole time. Every once in a while I have to have subcutaneous fluids (SubQ) to help me out just a bit. Really, it does help!

Anyways, I’m thankful that the Dad is able to give me the SubQ Fluids in the comfort of my home and that I don’t have to go for a car ride to the Vet place when I need them. I’m super good at getting my fluids and I just sit between the Dad’s legs while the process is going on. The Mom helps too and is the spotter to tell the Dad when I’ve gotten my allotment. Thanks to the Mom and Dad for knowing when I need the fluids, I really do appreciate it!

Oh before I go, there is one other thing I’m thankful for this week.  Did you know that Chewy has joined up with Ebates? WooHoo, 5% Cash Back on our Chewy Orders.

What are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thurday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

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48 thoughts on “Thankful Thurday Blog Hop: Just a Stick Away

  1. Summer

    It’s always a good thing when your humans can handle giving you fluids, Brian! My human can do it too, if needs be. She did with Sparkle, and she will do it again if the need comes up… which so far it hasn’t. Paws crossed!

  2. Mickeys Musings

    We are thankful you can have your fluids in the comfort of your home Brian.
    Good too that you take your meds.
    We are thankful you have your Mum and Dad to look after you so well.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  3. Teddy

    So happy that you are able to have your treatment at home……it’s lots better than having to go AWAY for it and your Mom and Dad are the best “doctors” ! We’re thankful that you are hosting the Hop because it’s a great way to focus on what’s POSITIVE and GOOD in our lives.

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. The Poupounette Gang

    Ollie was so excited when he saw the word “sticks” (not that he can read, mind you… ) so we had to explain to him that you did not mean the kind he likes to chew on…

    Having loving and caring parents who make sure we get what we need is the single most important thing for all of us.

    The Chans

  5. Purrseidon

    Brian, dear furiend, I had no idea you have had such a long acquaintance with that sort of stick, but I’m glad you feel better for the pokes…. and I’m purrticularly glad you don’t need to go to the nasty vet! When you initially said stick, silvervine sticks popped to my mind…. they are just fine and Mr. M treasured his.

  6. Catscue Catmom

    Beautiful Brian, we’re thankful for your treatments too, keeping you a healthy happy boy blogging away makes us all happy. Extra thanks to your mom and dad for their vigilance!

  7. Cathy Kennedy


    I should’ve included Ebates in my Thankful Thursday mention. I got a Big Fat check of $22 and some change this week. Whoo-hoo! Every penny saved through Ebates is a penny earned. 🙂 I might not get rich but it’s better than not getting anything back at all. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Sandee

    I know your mom and dad are glad that your are good when this process is needed. Sometimes giving kitties what they need is most difficult. I’m thankful that you are good about knowing what you need.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your peeps for hosting Thankful Thursday. ♥

  9. Ellen Pilch

    I am sorry you have cystitis, but I am glad you have such wonderful folks that take such good care of you. Thanks for hosting. XO

  10. cecilia upchurch

    Bless your heart..I’m sure you realize the SubQs are good for you. Even Angle Madi was good about her daily SubQs. She was never one to like to be confined but she was always good for them I think she knew it they helped.
    Hugs Cecilia

  11. lisa

    Well, Cabo likes those traditional sticks, but had to go to the vet for his annual heartworm test stick…which he wasn’t too happy to do. I learned how to give SubQ fluids at home to a sick kitty we used to have a few years ago. It’s a skill set I hope to never have to use again! I’m glad you’re thankful for those sticks that keep you healthy and able to share your world. 🙂

  12. Eastside Cats

    Brian, it’s so obvious that your peeps love you to pieces! There was a TV show called, “The Closer”, where the lead character had a cat that developed kidney disease. They showed the character learning to give subq fluids, and even brought the cat to the office to monitor her during the day. From what I’ve read, the ‘actor’ cat developed the disease, and the writers decided to include it in the storyline, rather than go for a replacement cat.

  13. The OP Pack

    Brian, you are so lucky to have your Dad who takes such wonderful care of you. Our human sister had a kitty Felix who also needed those subcutaneous fluids. She would take him to the vet to have his done because she was too squeamish:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  14. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood….we gotta say thanx ta de dood who inn vented de sub Q…wunder if him noez
    how manee heez helped 🙂 ♥♥

  15. The Menagerie Mom

    It is so wonderful that the fluids help you feel better, Brian. It’s also wonderful that your parents are so great at administering them, and that you can therefore stay at home in the comfort of your Dad’s lap while receiving them. Purrs and well wishes to all of you!

  16. Kyna Bear

    I didn’t know about your cystitis. I am so glad that your parents can take care of you at home. We’ve had to do that for our dogs in the past (subcutaneous fluids). It seems to help a lot! Stay healthy, Brian.

  17. Cathy Keisha

    I’m thankful you’re doing so well even if you have to get those fluids. The peeps don’t know what to do if I ever need daily or weekly fluids. I won’t sit for it. TW can’t even get me to breathe in the inhaler.

  18. Angel Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    You have wonderful parents who love you very much and would do anything to keep you healthy.

  19. Kitties Blue

    We hate that you have to have fluids sometimes Brian, but Mom and Dad agree with you…doing it at home is best. The trip to and from the vet is too much stress. We’re happy you appreciate that your humans do this for you. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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