Biltong has Feline Kidney Disease


BILTONG: Mom noticed that I was drinking a lot of water recently so she took me to the vet to get a check-up and it turns out I haveĀ  kidney disease. I am only three years old! Mom is very sad and finds it hard to talk about cause the doctor said it was already very advanced and I must have been born with very bad kidneys. So I am sleeping a lot now and mom is giving me subcutaneous fluids every two days.

co-worker close up

billy twisted 2

I don’t like the fluids at all and find it hard to stay still so mom can’t get a photo of me but she did take a photo of how funny I look after I get the fluids. Mom says they make me look very muscular and chesty!
fluds billy

Even though I am not feeling at my best I still find the energy to chase balls with my brother Zulu:
chase pompoms

Even Amarula is feeling sorry for me and is letting me hang out with her!

So send out positive vibes everyone!

Cool Cat of the Month: Tacchino

AMARULA: Though you would never catch me dead in a bow tie, I have to say that my neighbor Tacchino looks pretty dapper!


I took the time to interview Tacchino (I have a bit of a crush on him…at least I think he is a “him” and not a “they.” He is so fat that he could actually be two cats sharing one head. I just don’t know!)

AMARULA: What are your favorite hobbies?

TACCHINO: Eating, chewing, munching, falling asleep in my food dish and waking up in my food dish.

AMARULA: Nothing else?

TACCHINO: Well, I also like sleeping and rolling in catnip but only when those activities don’t interfere with my eating.

AMARULA: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

TACCHINO: My humans have been speaking of putting me on this thing they call a DIEt. In preparation, I have started to teach myself how to open the kitchen cupboards and use the can opener when they aren’t around. I have also begun to steal some of the dog, Major’s, food when no one is looking. He is losing weight rapidly. The humans think he must be sick and keep taking him to the vet, which he hates. Unfortunately, while his suffering feeds my soul it does not nourish my stomach.