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April 16, 2008

Little Buddy


It's been over a year since Uncle Irving was put on a human anti-depressant to help curb is obsessive compulsive licking. I have felt pretty bad about subjecting him to constant medication, however he would lick and chew on his body to the point that it was dangerous and unhealthy for him. The medication has made things better to an extent. He is far less anxious and his licking is contained to smaller areas. Aside from appearing a little stoned from time to time, he's his normal self again (okay, with bald armpits). Still, there is very little research on the side effects of giving such drugs to animals. Tomorrow Irving has a vet appointment to check out his liver and blood work to make sure everything is okay.

So if you have a moment, please send our little orange buddy some good luck thoughts. I'm pretty sure things will be fine...but for some reason, I'm feeling a little anxious about it myself!

Posted by callalillie at April 16, 2008 2:55 AM | Feline Musings


Be well, little guy! We're all sending positive, healing energy your way. Also calming, supportive thoughts to your mom.

Posted by: jtw at April 16, 2008 12:41 PM

Here's to a clean bill of health for your sweet orange mush. I'll be thinking of you guys.

Posted by: jenblossom at April 16, 2008 12:48 PM

Good luck, Uncle Oybean!

Posted by: Two Philly felines and the Food Lady who dotes on them at April 16, 2008 1:50 PM

Be well Mr. Irving.

Posted by: Divaah46 at April 16, 2008 7:19 PM

Irving, you look adorable. I hope you are well! Don't stress out too much over your visit to the vet.

My own overly needy, obsessively self-licking fat tabby cat, Thurston, has gotten better ever since I moved into a different apartment last year. Here's to all the neurotic tabbies in Brooklyn! Feel better!!

Posted by: Janine at April 17, 2008 10:33 AM

oh he always had that stoned look, admit it! he looks pretty happy here anyway.

Posted by: ChrisG at April 17, 2008 11:21 AM

hugs to the orange guy

Posted by: lesterhead at April 17, 2008 2:08 PM

good luck irving! sending good kitty thoughts your way. and to you too corie. i know all about that anxiety.

Posted by: tina at April 17, 2008 2:31 PM

How did the vest visit go? Hope the gorgeous Irving got a clean bill of health!

Posted by: nick at April 20, 2008 3:48 PM

How did the vet visit go? Hope the gorgeous Irving got a clean bill of health!

Posted by: nick at April 20, 2008 3:48 PM

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