I can't believe how quickly 2019 went! One day it was here and the next it was gone! The cats and I had a great year minus a few major issues. 2020 has started off well as far as everyone's health! Pudding is growing so very fast and Oreo's health is now stable. Oreo has been off of the Phenobarbital for a couple of months now (as directed by our vet) and his health is back to normal. It was definitely in his best interest to wait on any further stressful testing and I'm so glad our vet allowed us to make the decision to hold off on the MRI. I think the rest itself helped him a lot. As far as what happened and seeing that he's OK now, the vet feels it may have been related to a virus and it just needed to run it's course. Hopefully 2020 will be a healthier year all around.
Onyx had a bit of an issue during the holidays, but she is OK now. She had the runs for a few days and we consulted our vet just before Christmas. She was given an antibiotic and things cleared up pretty quickly. Since then, she has been fine! Pudding definitely helps to keep both Oreo and Onyx active by playing and chasing them around the condo. Sometimes they enjoy Pudding's energy and sometimes, well, not so much, lol! Regardless, the three get along really well and seem to appreciate one another most of the time.
Just before the Holidays I sent away for a DNA test for Pudding. We just recently got the results back this week and I am pleasantly surprised! It turns out that Pudding's DNA makeup is closest to that of a Siberian cat! I had my suspicions that he would turn out to be a Siberian and I am more than thrilled to know for sure that I have one as a family member! The test itself really breaks down a lot of information and it's super interesting to see how they come up with the result. They break the DNA down into categories and give you a description of each including history, personality traits and any known health issues associates to each breed. I thought this was a really fun experience and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to know more about their cat's breed. The test itself only takes a few second to do and a few weeks to get back the complete results. For more information about Basepaws and their testing kits please visit their website!
Here's some of the info pulled from Pudding's test:
Tina Modugno is a children’s illustrator from Canada. Tina loves all animals, kids books and cartoons! She currently resides in Quebec with her husband and four cats!