Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tiki


Tiki and Tavi are fourteen-year-old littermates and have always been together.  In this picture, Tiki is a little annoyed with the flashy box, as he is trying to explore and the Mom keeps taking pictures of him.  This picture was taken after the stroller ride in the previous post. Tiki just loves going out on his harness and wants to get into everything.  Tiki and Tavi have a fun game that they play with the Mom when they are out on their harnesses.  They will each go in a different direction, leaving the Mom being pulled apart in the middle. Tiki and Tavi are also very clever.  They have found out that they can open any door in the house if Tiki stands up and turns the knob while Tavi pushes at the bottom of the door.  The Mom had to put child-proof latches on all the kitchen cabinets to keep them from opening up the cabinet doors.  Tiki used to enjoy opening the cabinet door where the dog food was kept and having an illicit feast.  Tiki has been diagnosed with diabetes, but he does very well most of the time.  Because Tiki needs food throughout the day, both Tiki and Tavi are fed Stinky Goodness three times a day.  One day the Mom came home from work for lunch and Tiki was nowhere in sight.  This was very unusual, as Tiki usually greets her at the door, demanding his lunch.  The Mom found him in his bed, very deeply asleep.  The problem was that he was very sluggish to respond to anything, so the Mom tested his blood sugar.  It was extremely low.  The Mom tried to get him to eat his usual lunch, but he only ate about half of it.  Then she tried baby food, but he only ate about a fourth of that.  That meant that she had to get out the big guns.  She dosed him with honey, which he hates, but it brought his blood sugar up.  The whole situation was a bit scary for both of them, but Tiki is fine now.

                                  Tiki didn't come out for lunch.
                                  This really worried his Mom a bunch.
                                           His blood sugar was low
                                           And it made him slow.
                                  Mom doctored him up, 'cause she loves him a bunch.

20 comments:

michico*Adan said...

I like Tiki, because he has style! And I am glad he is doing fine now~!
Great Limericks as always!

Tom said...

Hello Karen. Wondered if you might be up for exchanging links with littlecatdiaries.blogspot.com?

-d ma said...

glad Tiki survived his scary ordeal. tiki and tavi's trick of helping each other open the doors is amazin...

Cecil the Cougar: said...

Oh it is not good to have low sugar in the bloods. I have heard that one million temptations and a bag of catnip can fix this! Oh and sometimes 10 cans of stinky goodness are needed! :)

Hot(M)BC said...

We're glad Tiki is ok now! Yay!!!
Great limerick Karen Jo :)

Forty Paws said...

We didn't realize Tiki and Tavi are senior catizens until we read your write-up! They are a great pair, aren't they?

Luf, Us

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I hope Tiki is doing well now, that was kind of scarey, reading that on his blog.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I hope Tiki is doing well now, that was kind of scarey, reading that on his blog.

Daisy said...

Tiki is an expert leash-walker!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

We would refused baby food, too. Too bad Whipped Cream wasn't handy!

Tybalt said...

That is a great limerick . . . it was scary when Tiki's blood sugar was so low!

Sultanfus and Guy said...

Thank goodness for loving mom's! Glas you are o.k now Tiki.

Ernie's Voice, Chancy & Jake said...

Thank you for visiting us to let us know our picture was still there.
We are so happy you are ok now.

HUGS~ Ernie's Voice, Chancy & Jake

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, what a sweet limmerick fur Tiki, and we Ballicai are so glad he's okeydokeys! He is a furry handsum Mancat.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Tiki is a great-looking mancat! And what an excellent limerick for him. I am glad he is okay -- how frightening that blood sugar episode must have been!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

The Devil Dog said...

Well, Tiki and Tavi are both interesting cats. What a nice story. It is good that Tiki's mother loves him so much. I hope he appreciates her.

Roxy

Camie's Kitties said...

Karen Jo,

Thank you for my limerick. Mom fell asleep about 3 hours early last night so I didn't get to see it until today, but it is perfect. I am doing much better now. Thank you again. I love it.

Tiki

Jan said...

That was quite a scare. Good thing mom was alert.

JFF

Lux said...

What a great limerick for Tiki! You've gotta love that face ...

The Furry Fighter said...

we love tiki and tavi and riley too! they are like me and castlepants, littermates and a bit old :)

apologies for not being around much - our bean has got sooooo busy at work, but she read when she can! hope you are well karen-jo - super limericks as always x