Friday, July 03, 2020

All Kinds of Stuff

Well, in retrospect, it isn't all kinds of stuff. It is a little bit of knitting and a lot of alpacas. Here we go!

First off: The Asbury Park Shawl. It is a free pattern on Ravelry, has a couple different stitches, and has BEADS! I was jonesing for some beaded knitting. Here we are so far. 

Second off: Alpacas! Here is big brother Calypso!  He was sheared about two months ago and his fleece is coming back in. 

This is Chaco, who is Calypso and Mana's nephew. His mama is Georgia (Tink's first cria).

This is Tondero. He expects apples. I failed.

And here is little Mana.

It's hard to photograph her face, but it is cute.
She does pose though.

Hello Mana!
Kids. They just don't listen. 

Oh one more thing. I took our 16 year old cat to the vet on Monday, and the news is that she has thyroid disease--I guess it is pretty common among older kitties. So she'll be starting thyroid medicine next week. She has had trouble keeping weight on so this should help. Keep your fingers crossed! If you've had experience with kitties and thyroids let me know!


KSD said...

If I were you (which I am in a lot of ways, after all), I'd take care of that Tondero apple situation soon. He's likely to start nasty rumors about you.

No experience with feline thyroids. Only feline diabetes. Fingers crossed for your girl.

kathy b said...

Hi Kim

So happy to see Mana , Tink and all the others. Mana romps so cute!

Okay, so two cats of ours have had thyroid issues. FOr one cat we used a pill. For the other we used a small amount of topical in her ear fold. THat weird little spol they have from the tip of the top of the ear to nowhere and it ends . Rozzy really didnt mind the gel on her ear at all and we kept her levels in line without much trouble. Fiona got super cuddly and vocal as she developed thyroid disease. ITs hard to escape it in cats when they iive nice long lives.

kayT said...

I had one cat with overactive thyroid and it was before the topical med was available, so we had to do pills. He was pretty good about it though, and he was fine for about 5 or 6 years. He was already almost a senior when he was diagnosed, so he did well (until the cancer got him.) Good luck with your girl. My guy could never get enough to eat before he started on meds so it was nice to see him be able to relax about food.

Delighted Hands said...

Always brightens our day when we see Mana! Nice shawl, too.

fillyjonk said...

The last cat my parents had got thyroid disease. She got a transdermal medication (rubbed in to the ear) for it. She had several more years of reasonably healthy life after that - she lived to be 19. I think it is a pretty common thing in older cats.

Mereknits said...

All of the alpaca's are just gorgeous. No advice on cats, I have two dogs. Stay safe.