Mancat Monday: My Vet Results and Remembering Pete Cusack

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Hello everyone, we had a busy week here at Brian’s Home, okay, it really wasn’t overly busy, but we did have company.  Some friends, Tina and Meg, stopped by for a visit and of course, as you would expect, Dolly, Simon and Seal ran and hid.  Me?  No, I didn’t run and hide at all.  I did take take time to check out their boots though!

Anywho, last Monday I went to my Internal Medicine Vet for a follow-up visit.  The results of my blood work came back and the good news is that there really wasn’t hardly any changes, which means I’m holding my own in several areas, I’m still early Stage 2 CKD, so staying the same is good news. I’m also doing good in battling the IBD. Our wonderful Internal Medicine Vet was very pleased.  She said not only did I look healthy, I looked happy!  That’s really great to hear our Vet say that!  Thanks to all of you who wanted to know how I did.

Today is Dad Pete’s first Heavenly Birthday since he left back in November.  Our friends over at suggested that we post a link to one of our favorite posts from his blog.  Here’s ours…

The Anxiously Awaited Update on the Famous, Einstein!

We were always big Einstein fans from the time that wee and sickly guy showed up on the scene.  We don’t know what happened to him when Dad Pete died, but we constantly pray that he and the other kitties are okay.

That’s it for today, have a most wonderful Monday and a wonderful week.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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1 year ago

I’m glad you had such a great checkup, Brian!

1 year ago

that are such good news!!! and we wish a heavenly birthday to einsteins dad and we hope with you that all kitties are ok….

1 year ago

Wonderful news Brian – you stay happy and the health things can be conquered with all that love! We understand that Pete’s cats are fine – they were adopted by a good friend of Pete’s – someone who knew the cats and already had cats so Pete’s gang has company. We know no details other than the cats are where Pete wanted them to go. Sending hugs to you!

love, Teddy

Angel-Milo and Alfie Marshall.
Angel-Milo and Alfie Marshall.
1 year ago
Reply to  Teddy

Wonderful news.

Derry and the biped
1 year ago

Brian, we’re so glad you got a great report from the vet! ♥

We’d read a comment last week another blog that Pete’s cats were together and being well-cared for, and now we see Teddy’s comment here with a few more details, so that’s terrific news too!

1 year ago

That is a great vet report, Brian! Sadly, we never got to meet Pete. He looks like the most wonderful man.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I am glad you had a good vet result, Brian.
Pete was a wonderful person and instinctively knew when I was feeling down. Maybe it showed in my comments, but he would email me with words of encouragement. I will never forget him.
I had also read that his kitties were taken in by a friend and kept together. I hope that is right.
You chose a good post in memory of him.

1 year ago

You do look happier and healthier, Brian. Awesome everything turned out the same. no news is good news.

1 year ago

Great health report you have! Hope you continue to thrive and be so happy, that is really important. We too worry about what happens to pets when the humans suddenly pass. Hope they are all doing alright.

Katoe Isabella
Katoe Isabella
1 year ago

Brian, you look fab. I am delighted at the results of your exam. Thank you for your remembrance of Dad Pete, too.

1 year ago

Oh, that darling Einstein! I’m so sorry not to have met Pete but what a wonderful man and so glad that your Health report is top notch! Love from Loulou

1 year ago

we did not know dad Pete but from all the sweet Posts and comments on blogs today, he was a wonderful cat dad.. we are happy to know his cats are still together and we know they miss him a lot. So glad you came out and smelled the boots and had a great time with guests

Cecilia Upchurch
1 year ago

Brian standing ovation for the good health report.
I only got to know Pete over the last year or so…but one thing I know is he was a kind man with a big heart for his and allkitties which always came out in his comments.
Hugs cecilia

Millie & Walter
1 year ago

We’re so glad to hear your lab work came back with good results and we’re keeping our paws crossed that you continue to feel well.

1 year ago

Brian, we’re so happy you got a good report from the vet! You look marvelous today! We are so saddened by the loss of Dad Pete, but we have been glad to read on so many places that his cats are being well taken care of.


Good news on your health, Brian! You sure are brave … between greeting the visitors and your vet visit, you certainly earned some “bad-a$$” points!

Veronica Lee
1 year ago

I am so happy to hear your lab work came back with good results, Brian.

Dad Pete sounds like he was a wonderful cat dad.

The Poupounette Gang

That is such grat news on your vet report, Brian! Keep up the good work!

Tama and Benny

Regine Karpel
Regine Karpel
1 year ago

What a sweet thing to remember Pete.

1 year ago

Holding you own is a good vet report, Brian. Keep up the good work and the best part is that you look healthy and most of all happy.

We both did the same kitty. I was an Einstein fan too. We miss Pete and his kitties.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

A ShutterBug Explores

Glad you are holding your own sweet kitty ~ good news ~ Sad about Pete but did not know him ~ but his blog was awesome ~ Xo

Wishing you laughter in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
1 year ago

dood….we iz buzzed happee yur ree port card getted a good grade !!! YAY & HOORAY !!!

we N joyed de flash bak ewe picked for “pops”….cod…Einey…we ree call when ewe waz
wee small dood…..♥♥♥

happee birthday two ewe mizzter pete 🙂

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
1 year ago

Good news from your vet visit. We miss Pete. Happy heavenly birthday to him. I also was told one person was caring for all his cats.

Eastside Cats Blog
1 year ago

Brian, you are a brave kitty, and we are glad to read of your vet news.
We cat advocates always try to keep our kitties happy and healthy.
Angel Cat Dad Pete flew off so fast; we too would like to know that his clowder is well.

Ellen J Pilch
1 year ago

I am glad you got good news from the vet. I hope I am as lucky today when Emmy sees her internist. Nice tribute to Pete. I attempted to adopt Rumpy, but was told all 4 went to a local friend of his so they are all together. XO

1 year ago

Brian we are so happy you got such good news!
Pete was just a good man & great CatDad and is missed by all.

1 year ago

Great news Brian glad its staying stable for you

Have a happytastic day 👍

I liked your tribute to Pete too 👍

Service Cats U.S.
1 year ago

That’s pawsum mews Brian. we’re so happy you’re doing well…whatever that is, you’re okay. You look wonderful and handsum as ever. As fur Einstein and the rest of the fur family, they were all adopted together by a friend of uncle Pete’s. they’re doing well and are being looked after. Big hugs

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby

The Florida Furkids
1 year ago

Yay for a good report.

We miss Dad Pete and the gang. We’re so glad so many bloggers have honored him on his birthday. We know there’s a huge party at the Bridge for Dad Pete and his angels.

1 year ago

Yay, good news – we’re all so glad you are holding steady on the healthy and also being happy is so very impawtent when battling illness, so wonderful to hear that you have both. We worry about Cat Dad Pete’s kitties and send purrs, POTP and pawsitives their way.

Ducky's Mom
1 year ago

Glad to read the good news that your IM vet is happy with your results! And that you are happy and holding your own in the health department.

Kathe W.
1 year ago

Great news from your vet visit! Good to know Pete’s kitties all went to a friends home and are being well taken care of!

The Swiss Cats
1 year ago

Great news from the vet ! Nice tribute to Dad Pete, he was special to us. Purrs

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

That is a good report from the vet. That was a nice tribute to your friend, Pete.

1 year ago

It’s great to know your health has improved so much that you are now a happy cat!

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
1 year ago

Good for your vet report Brian ! We see others have updated you on Einstein and he and the others are A-OK.

Lucy, Chia and Xena
1 year ago

You are the bravest of all your siblings, Brian, and nothing bad happens when you stay to greet company. Good for you! and especially good for you that you had such a good (and happy) vet visit. XOX Xena, Chia and Lucy

1 year ago

Good to hear you are doing so well. You look super in the photo.

1 year ago

I am so glad to hear it was all good news at your check up!

Melissa & Mudpie
1 year ago

Happy and healthy…can’t ask for more than that! We purr for Pete’s kitties too.

1 year ago

My dad was called “Pete” but his real name was Harold. I have no ideal how he got name Pete.
Coffee is on and stay safe

1 year ago

So happy you did well at vet Brian. Those adorable crossed-paws must have been magical or good luck!

Adventures of the LLB Gang

We are so happy to hear things went well with your test results, Brian!!
Jakey, Sunny & Rosy

1 year ago

Me alegro que todo haya salido bien con el veterinario y lindo homenaje a Pete. Me hubiera gustado conocerlo. Te mando un beso

Pamela Jackson
1 year ago

Great news from the Vet Doc. News like that is always amazing. Keep up the good work and that tells me that mom and dad have been taking great care of you.

The Island Cats
1 year ago

Brian, I’m glad you got a good report from the vet. And we all will miss Mr. Pete a lot…he sure was a good cat dad. ~Ernie

Ivan and Izzy from WMD

That is great news, Brian! We’re also happy to see in the other comments that all Pete’s babies are well cared for. We’re sure they miss him too.

Cathy Keisha
1 year ago

So glad that without those awful meds, you are doing so well. Wish we would have known Pete and his cats better. He was a great cat dad and I’m glad his are being well cared for.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

That sounds like a great report to me.

Little Binky and Granny

What great news, Brian. We hope it stays that way and will send Healing Pawkisses for that🙏We just came from Ellen’s bloggie and found out second wonderful news. All the kitties have one new home, so they’re all together💗Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead to all of you🐾😽💞

Darla M Sands
1 year ago

I’m glad you’re doing well. ~hugs~ I wish Pete were here to learn the good news. 🙁 All three of our kitties have wellness checks tomorrow, so I’m hoping for the best.

The Oceanside Animals

Charlee: “Hooray for a good report from the vet! We’re very happy to hear this, Brian!”
Chaplin: “We didn’t know Dad Pete, but anybody who was beloved by so many of our friends has to have been a great guy in any book. We sure hope he is having a grand party over the Rainbow Bridge!”

1 year ago

Excellent news about your check-up. Your Mom & Dad & vet are all taking such good care of you. Very sweet of you to link over to Angel Pete & Einstein, and I was glad to see in the comments that the kitties are all ok.


Hooray for good news from your vet, Bran! Keep it up!! That was a great post about Einie, sheesh, he sure was a tiny one! That post was from before we were blogging, though we did know all about Einstein from the Timmy Tomcat Catster posts as it was still functional back then. We used the ‘wayback’ machine and we can see hiis pages and ours, too as well as many others…though of course we can’t comment, etc. It great to know we can still see all the posts we made in our many pages there…one for each kitty (6),… Read more »

The J-Cats
1 year ago

We are glad your tests came back with good results. Stay happy and healthy.
Alas, We never got to know Dad Pete purrsonally, as some of Our fellow bloggers did, only through his kitties – and We can see from all the comments what a sad Loss that is. We are glad he took thought in advance for his furbabies and that they have a loving home and are still together. We are certain he is still watching over them from the Rainbow Bridge, together with his other kitties who went before.