April 6, 2012

Oh, those clarion tones...


"WHAT?! I didn't do anyfing!"

Oh, mommy said there is nothing to get you awake as well as the sound of a kitty horking up the remains of night time snacking materials.

I left a goodly deposit with my furs in it, at the threshold of the bedroom...and a small half dollar size spot that was purely liquid next to it.  There was nothing to do she said but glance at the clock..0540 and get up to clean it up off the carpet.  The stain was dark brown.  In any case, it's been close to two weeks since the last one.  Mom brushes me a lot to try to help and my brand of food does not come in hairball formula.  I won't take the stuff that comes in tubes.  Mom even put it on my paw..I took off like my paw was on fire and it flew off on my way through the house.  I guess mom may have to go to the regular dry food in order to get me the hairball formula.

Other than that, my night was serene as there are no more mousies to find.

XOX

52 comments:

  1. Sorry to both you and Mom about your hairball. Round here, it is a regular thing for Simba. I don't think you can totally avoid it, even with brushing and hairball formula food. It is good you let your Mom brush you - I really only alow very selective parts of me to be brushed.

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  2. One of our sisters who came before us liked Vaseline as a hairball remedy. Your mom should try that perhaps?

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  3. We bet your Mom wishes her night had been serene Katie - but it's good to keep them on red alert in case of fur balls!! Mum always rubs that tube stuff into our furs so we can't flick it off like we used to do!!
    Have a Happy Easter.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. Those darn hairballs are wicked. Mom put some of that stuff in the tube on Missy's paw, and she went and rolled her paws in the kitty litter. Now that was a mess.My friend Cheryl(Cats of the wildcat woods) said to let the kitties have some soft butter to lick. That will help the fur balls. I just let one little slice warm up. Of course Missy wouldn't have anything to do with the butter either.
    Have a great week end.

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  5. M says Misty used to flick that hairball stuff off her paw too and it landed on the wall. So she started rubbing it all over the fur on the paw and that took care of the problem. Misty then cleaned her paw up and ingested the fur ball goop! Tell mom to try that first - and yes, you probably won't like it either, but you'll survive and you'll clean it up really fast.

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  6. yep, vaseline- rubbed in on upper arm. I put it up there incase Myst goes into the litter box and so she can't fling it. thanks for the laugh at the description :D
    ya, lots of foam rug cleaner being used here too :-/

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  7. yep - horking in the middle of the nights is a good way to get them out of bed. MOL

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  8. Oops! Well it does happy sweet Katie, sometimes butter helps greasy the way so to speak. I love you picture today!

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  9. Better out than in. I once flicked that malty pastey stuff off my paw and it blobbed across the room. Yuck. Now I allow my furs to be combed and haven't yakked up since. We hope you get yours under control.

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  10. Good Morning Miss Katie. I was so sorry to read that you were barfy during the night. I hope this gets better for you and mom soon. xx

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  11. Sounds like you suffered no ill effects from your horking.

    Hope you two have a great weekend.

    Pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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  12. I find that Gerber's (or any other baby food) Squash helps. A tablespoon every other day during the shedding season helps move things along. Vet approves!

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  13. Maybe Katie would like hairball treats instead? I know Temptations has them.

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  14. OH Katie a little tossed cookie at O'dark 30 is just what your mom was wanting for Easter!!

    I don't have many hair balls (wonder why they are called balls...when they are the shape of a log?)
    My food does have hair ball preventive in it though and I eat about 1/3 of a can of Fancy Feast a day which might actually help to keep things most if you get my drift.
    Hugs Madi

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  15. Hairball Easter eggs are the coming thing I hear!

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  16. Too bad about the lack of mousies Katie! Mwahahaha :p
    Leo gets very bad furballs despite the fact that LP brushes him every day. We havn't figured out what to do about it yet.Well, LP hasn't. But she is a bit SLOW. You know...in the head.

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  17. Worse time for a hairball.But my youngest Kit and Kitsa dont do that.But my oldest lawrence of Arabia does.Often!

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  18. Totally agree that nothing gets me to shoot up out of the bed than that awful horking sound. I'm surprised you don't like that hairball goo though. Mine seem to think it tastes pretty good.

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  19. I´m glad that I don´t hork up any furballs and so are my mom :)
    But of course I have other way´s to wake her and daddy up ;-)

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  20. Oh my, what to do with the hairball problem.

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  21. Yuck !!!

    I get Meredith Ann a hairball dry food and she does take the tube stuff. She hasn't done what you did in quite a while.

    Hope your Mom finds the right solution for you.

    Mew mew MEOW,

    JC and Meredith Ann

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  22. Katie, I love that hairball stuff in the tube! I didn't at first, but Daddy rubbed it in REALLY good and I had to lick (not flick) it off...now I don't mind it at all.

    Yr Hairbally Pal, Felix xx

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  23. Mieow Sweet Katie Bella,
    L here:
    You are lookin particularly Bootiful today ;;) , I barfed da night before las , lot ov water wif a little hair ^..^ in several places to surprize mom when she got up in da morning :))
    mom sayz to your mom:"can you imagine if you had 5 more Katies ? :o ,, that's why the carpeting is gone :|"
    I am not sure what she meanz by dat ???^..^
    Me, Gabriel & Lolly eat da stuff dat comez from da tube off a plate and mom standz dere goin hehehehe ^..^?????
    But poor Sunny & P get it smeared in their mouf! :o They have no choice but to eat it .......
    Ana doezn't get it cauze she eatz Grass efury mornig Hope you get better Treatz fur Easter ^..^

    Happy Easter to you & your mom ^..^ ♥xoxoxo♥

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  24. Its just awful hacking up furballs but at least you are getting them up and thats good. I hope you find a solution if you dont like the catalax on your paws.. Hugs GJ xx

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  25. I hate that hairball gunk too! Binga, the only cat here who doesn't really need it, loves the stuff.

    There are hairball treats - maybe there is one that agrees with your discerning palate, Katie.

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  26. When a kitty's tummy is upset, these things just can't be helped, I think. Maybe you and your mommy can fit some napping time in this afternoon. Afternoon naps with a peep are the best!

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  27. Awww, I hope u feel better. :) {{{Katie Isabella}}}

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  28. Me did exactly the same thing - only me did it around 3:00. Mommy stepped in it! Me gets such a laugh out of that!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  29. I don't have anything to add to the suggestions above. You and Mom both will have more relaxing nights if you can at least reduce your up-chucking. Yo are byoo-tiful in your portrait, of course!

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  30. Hmmmmm... not a whole lot of fun for your Mom, but five gold stars to her for getting up to clean it at that hour!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  31. Yikes, horking definitely doesn't sit well with the humans. Poor Katie (and poor Mommy, too)!

    Maybe Mommy could add a little oil to your food?

    Happy Easter to you both!

    Hugs!

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  32. Sorry to hear that Katie. WE hope that you are feeling better. Mom was very worried about me last night and I threw up twice too. But I am fine and dandy today, so she is hoping it was nothing.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  33. My Mommeh also had a kitty that loved Vaseline! I think you can find special hairball control treats, too!

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  34. We're sorry you had a hairball Katie but hopefully they will be fewer and farther between. You look so pretty in that photo with your white bib!

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  35. I get furballs too even though I get zoom groomed and furminated. Mum puts the paste on my paw, and after I flicked it off the first time, she really rubs it in so I have to lick it off.
    Eric

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  36. That's a sound that every cat person knows and can't ignore... Why is it that it mostly happens when we're trying to sleep?

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  37. Sweet Praline used to throw up those type of hairballs and she hated the get stuff. Have you looked into Vetasyl? They are fiber capsules that you sprinkle on top of food.

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  38. Katie, we're impressed that your mom gets up to clean it up...our mom just rolls over and says she'll clean it up later.

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  39. OMC! Ncky LOVED that Maltodex hairball gel. He thought it was a snack. I dunno what to say about you longhair cats but TW is glad I'm a shorthair. BTW, I've been staring at the Paint waiting for inspiration to strike me. Actually, TW thinks I'm too smart and know that its futile to go after the mouse.

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  40. There's one of you and five of us. So remind your mom it could be worse. She could wake up to 5 hairballs in the wee hours. Just sayin.

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  41. You know what, my darling? My Human says I am the only kitty she's ever had who does "Silent Horking." Sometimes when I'm gonna yak sumfing up, the Human sees me in the "prequel" stage, and it LOOKS like horking....but nary a peep! Heh heh. Stealth yakking!

    I don;t have too many furballs, but I eat the leaves from my delicious plant several times a week and then yak them up almost right away. Fortunately, i usually do it on an empty stomach, so the resulting yak is pretty much whole little green leaves with a little colorless liquid. Once in awhile though, I eat my dinner BEFORE I have my leaves, abd then it is a truly SPECTACULAR yak, MOL!

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  42. Star likes to announce before she horks... she loudly meows then runs to find the exact spot I would NOT want her to hork on, and horks there... And then, she finds whatever she can lay her little paws on and drags it over to cover the hork... it's lovely..

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  43. I hope the grain free treats I brought for you last night didn't cause you to hork.
    Mommy's glad all of us are short furred. :)

    Love, Your Boomie

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  44. Beautiful Katie Isabella! Awwww me and Charlie hope you are ok now! Horking up hairballs is not fun! Yay for mum too!

    Enjoy your weekend and happy Easter! Take care
    x

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  46. I'm sorry you were sick. My mom person had a cat who had that problem & she used to use plain old Vaseline. A dab on each paw worked much better than the expensive stuff that they sell for hairballs. Maybe that would help you.

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  47. Oh we take off like that too when That Woman puts that tube stuff on us. BUT she is EBIL! She rubs it all over but good so there aren't big pieces to fly off when we try that! Sometimes she will even resort to smooshing it along the side of our face by our whiskers! All over our lovely whisker humps! I tell you, We can't stand it and commence licking it off as soon as Catly possible!


    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  48. Sorry about the hairball problem Katie. I toss up food about once a week, but its not from hairballs. I just eat too much sometimes.

    Iza

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  49. My Niko gets hairball as he grooms himself a lot. Brushing is not enough. He doesn't take the stuff from tubes either. But when I mixed it a little with his regular wet food, he eats :-) Hairball is not fun...I hope you can get it under control.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Katie san!!

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  50. Katie, you poor baby and your poor mom, both of you having to face the dreaded hairball hurl :)

    Have a happy Easter!

    Hugs,
    Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty & the gang xx

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  51. Its best to leave those things where they can be stepped on. Mica Moo is our Yakking Queen. She has a tip for you. She says its best to yak in no less than 4 places. The mom says her first kitty loved Vaseline and would lick it off her fingers, and that helped her.

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  52. Hey beautiful lady, ask your mom to talk to your vet about giving you Coconut Oil and see if that helps. It's greatly reduced the number of hairballs my foster kitties have, as well as made a big difference in their coats.

    Before that, I just used vaseline. I had two large jars and I would just put some in the lid and put the lid on the floor and the cats would lick it. Then I'd wash the lid and put back on the container.

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