8 December 2010

Update ........

Hello everyone.. Well here is my news. Firstly when I had been at the vet for just a couple hours, mum got a phone call from the vet nurse and her heart missed a beat as she thought something had happened. When I went in mum explained that I had some knots because when I was ill a few weeks ago I would not let mum or dad brush or comb me at all. I seemed to have got more knotty than usual and quicker because I had been for my yearly cut in May. Mum said to the nurse she could snip the knots if possible. Well when the nurse rang mum, she said that I was still asleep and that my knots were bad and needed to be all cut out but would look bad if left patchy and would mum give permission to do a lion cut while I was still asleep.As I usually have a similar cut mum said to go ahead. Well when mum and dad went to pick me up what a surprise. I am cut right down to skin with my lion legs head and tail. I have never ever been this short before. Oh my god. They said because I am an indoor cat I would be OK. It was a shock I can tell you.

Now for the rest. I had to have five teeth out and stitches. The vet said I had sore gums and little holes in my gums which would have been letting pain down to my teeth. One of the teeth taken out was a canine tooth. The vet said my teeth could have been the reason I have been unwell recently and I should start feeling a lot better soon. Yesterday I didn't eat very much at all and of course had to starve from last night. I amazed mum and dad when we got back because I asked for food and ate a full sachet of stinky goodness and after having five teeth out and stitches in my mouth that is some feat. I had been give a pain killing injection though. I have to take pain meds and antibiotics for the next week and go back on Saturday for a check.

Ever since I got back I have been sat bolt upright against the radiator, just staring at mum. Mum took a picture but is not putting it on just yet because oh my gosh..

This is where I have been lying for last couple days right under mum's feet she had to be careful not to tread on me... Now I wont come near her....
Thank you to all my friends for caring.. Love to all GJ xxx


The Paw Relations said...

Oh dear! It may not seem like it now Jasper, but you will feel better soon.

Mack said...

We think that is really good news, because it sounds like you are on the road to recovery with your bad toofies out!
Can't wait to see your TIGER cut!!

Kea said...

Lots of purrs to you, GJ! You should heal quickly, actually. Derry had 9 teeth out in June, Annie 3 last Feb. and Nicki 8 in November 2009. They all recovered quickly and none was off their food, though they did have to eat only canned for a week, to let their gums heal.

We're sure you'll feel ever so much better....Nicki had two deep pockets of infection too, and needed a month of antibiotics, so he must have been in great pain.

Once you've recovered you won't even miss those teeth!

*Kitty kisses*!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, do woo need me to have Mom khomb, brush, khomb, brush, khomb, and brush me so I khan send some floof?

SERIOUSLY, glad woo did well!

As fur a khanine tooth, woo are a FELINE - how did THAT get there?



ABBY said...

GJ we will be purrin for your quick recovery.


Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Well, that sounds like it was an especially unpleasant vet trip! But it sounds to me like you will be much, much better for it in the long run. I am sending you lots of purrs so the work on your mouth heals quickly!

SuziQCat said...

Oh my...how traumatic sounding! You'll be feeling better before you know it GJ. And don't worry...furs will grow. Maybe you can wear a Christmas sweater now :)

Punapippuri said...

Well done GJ - you hero! We really hope your mouth is better and you feel so much happier. The lion cut must be a shock - we know how Ruska felt when he had his. But better that than nasty knots and the Diabolical Comb.

We hope that the painkiller lasts a long long time :)

The Monkeys said...

We're SO happy you're okay!!

Oh, GJ, I understand how you feel. I had a really close lion's cut when I first arrived at this house, and it is hard to get used to. The thing is, we know how handsome you are so none of your friends will laugh


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear GJ, we are so sorry you had to undergo so much today. But in the end the teeth work will be for the best. And we all know the fur will grow back even more beautiful than ever. Stay warm inside and go give your Mum some kisses - she would really love to have you snuggle with her.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

GreatGranny said...

It is wonderful news that you're back home with Mom and Dad. So glad you got antibiotics and pain meds too. You will be well before you know it. Much love from me and Mom.

Brian said...

I'm just so happy you are back home and will be feeling better really soon. Lion Cut, short, who cares, you're going to be fine and that's the important part GJ!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Zippy gave mom quite da surprise after she hadded some teefs out too...she ate kibble, even tho she wasn't suppose to! She stole it from Sadie, who runs when Zippy hisses so did not gard her food from her. Der was no damage done, da vet sez dat cats is purrty tuff about dis stuff. Yoor gonna feel so much better now wifout da hurty teefs.

The Crew said...

Oh GJ, you poor guy. Shaved and now missing so many tooths! We're sending healing purrs your way.

Old Kitty said...

Oh sweet GJ!!! They cut your furrs!! Oh no!!! Awwww you poor baby!!! Actually - when Charlie goes in for his dental - I've asked them to snip four lumpy furry bits off his backend... ooh now I'm thinking they may do a lion king!! LOL!! Oh what a shock for your mum and dad!!! Awww sweetie!! Me and Charlie are sending you tons and tons of hugs and purrs!!

We are so glad your teeth and gums had a thorough seeing to!!!! We now hope that your poor mouth will recover and that you'll be feeling extra better asap!! We hope you get tons of extra stinky goodness too!!!

We keep thinking of your new cut!!!! :-) Take care gorgeous GJ!!! Rest now and heal!! x

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

GJ, I'm glad you made it thru your toothy surgery okay, although the haircut thing kinda sucks. I get mats now and then, and I hate it when Momma combs them out too! I could only eat stinky goodness after my toothy surgery for a while (which was pawsome!) but was back on the crunchies in no time at all.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina (and Sam and Simon too)

jen said...

poor sweetie! edda and i will pray (and in edda's case, purr) hard that you feel better soon.

Asta said...

dawling Gingew Jaspew
I'm so sowwy I didn't see this befowe and couldn't send my good wishes eawliew..thank dog you came thwoo youw owdeal wif flying colows though a little bit naked you poow thing..stay by that wadiatow I'm suwe youw gowgeous floof will gwow out soonest. I'm suwe you'll b feeling so much bettew now. Teefies can cause all sowts of twouble and infect youw whole litle body.
I'm so glad you wewee able to eat
smoochie healing kissies to you

Sagira said...

What? No photo of your new man cut???

GJ, I do hope you feel better soon though my friend.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope you feel better soon GP.
Take care.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope you feel better soon GP.
Take care.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope you feel better soon GP.
Take care.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope you feel better soon GP.
Take care.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Thank heavens you're ok my friend. We've been thinking about you since yesterday and we're so glad you're home and well... even if you are a bit cold!!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Glad you're feeling better, GJ.

Sounds like your pawrents need to find you a sweater or blanket to sleep in for a while.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi GJ - we are so glad your surgery is done and you are home! We are sorry you had to get such a short lion cut and that they took 5 of your teeth, but we think it sounds like you will be feeling a lot better now, and that is good. Plus you won't have to worry about getting any knots for a while at least! We can understand why you are a bit standoffish now - we get that way after vet trips like that too. We hope you stay warm with your lion cut - we do hope we get to see a picture of you because we know you look cute - we can just picture it!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

GJ, we are so happy you are home. We are very sorry that you have been through so much. We bet you look cute with your cut....at first it is always a shock (mom has had pets that had to be shaved) but you will feel so much better and that fur will be back before you know it. We will be praying for you to have a full recovery and send you lots of purrs, howls and hugs. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Kari in WeHo said...

I really want to see this new haircut


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, so glad you are home and eating. Lots of purrs and tail wags to you to recover quickly. And stay warm.

CCL Wendy said...

Poor GJ! Don't they know that a lion needs his coat in winter even if he stays inside???

Well, on the pawsitive side, you are feeling better, and it seems the problem is solved with the tooth extractions. I've heard that kitties get along fine even without any teeth, but you've still got lots left.

You'll be right as rain for Christmas. Wa-hoo!

mayziegal said...

Oh, I'm very much sorry for all of your woes. But I bet your haircut is Most Handsome. I mean, how could it NOT be? You're THE GJ, after all.

And abouts those teeth...my Brudder Cap'n Ripley had to have 6 teeth out at one time when he was only abouts 3 years old (the V.E.T. said he got bad genes) and he can still eat...a LOT! I mean, have you seen a picture of him? That is NOT a small boy. Nope. Anyway, I hopes you get feeling better soon and I hopes you will post pictures of your fancy new 'do soon, too!

Wiggles & Wags,

Eric and Flynn said...

My goodness GJ! That must have been such a shock for you to wake up naked! You will need your thermals to just look at the snow.
We are glad everything went well and hope your mouth soon heals. When I had several teeth out a couple of years ago, mum couldn't believe how much livelier and playful I was.

Sónia Mendes said...

Hi GJ,

Don't worry about the haircut, it will grow soon. You just have to stay warm and it will be ok.

I hope you feel better soon. I know how it feels to be sick...

Lots and lots of purrs my friend


Au and Target said...

Poor GJ. You are so brave. We're purring for you - and that your coat grows back ASAP

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes! We're sorry to hear you had to have 5 teefs removed but it's good you are feeling better already! Even with a haircut we're sure you are still very handsome! Purrs to you GJ!

Cat said...

Hi GJ, we are glad to hear that everything went so well and we hope that your mouth won't be too sore! Cannot wait to see your lion cut pictures...will we recognize you ?!?!

Sweet Praline said...

Oh my poor GJ. You've really had a rough day. I made my mom get on the computer as soon as she got home to check on you. Hopefully, once you recuperate from the surgery, you'll feel a lot better. Your mom may need to buy you a sweater for that cold winter you have there.

I have an idea - why don't you just fly South and visit me for the winter!

The Island Cats said...

GJ, we're glad your dental is over, but we're sorry they took your teefs. You'll be okay, though, you probably won't miss them at all and you'll feel much better now!

As for that fur-cut...we can't wait to see! Maybe your mom can get you a sweater to wear to help keep you warm!! ;-)

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad you are recovering. But are sorry that you are naked!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

OH DEAR, GJ! We are very glad that your dental issues have been taken care and you are feeling hungry. As for the lion cut, well, it's clearly not the optimum time of year for it. You will just have to ask your Mum or a fur coat!!!!

Huge Purrs,
The Chans (and Tommy sends a woof, plus hugs from #1)

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Mr. Bufus got a lion cut every spring (he tended to get pretty matted as he didn't like to be brushed), and frankly, we thought he looked Very Handsome, so I find it hard to believe that you aren't equally so! We'd love to see pictures - he was very sleek looking (for a big boned boy).

Speaking of Mr. Bufus, he had bad teeth (no idea why - he was a rescue kitty and we didn't know his background), and ultimately had all of his teeth removed. (Yes, ALL of them.) Amazingly, it didn't slow him down. Not in the slightest; he ate dry food, wet food, and occasional nibbles from Dad's plate. So while we are sorry you are uncomfortable now, we are certain you'll be feeling MUCH better soon. Take care!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Mr Puddy said...

Dear GJ,
Maximum purring for you, GJ to have a speedy recovery.

Pugs and purrs
Puddy and Boom

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so glad you are back from the Vet and feel like eating now!! We know your fur will grow back soon!!
Happy Holidays from your TX furiends,

michico*Adan said...

Thank you GJ, I received the Christmas card you sent me, that is very sweet of you!!!

And we are praying and purring a lot from here for you!! I wish you gets better and recover completely soon!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Well we are very relieved to hear yoo are ok and are sending more healing purrs.
It does seem a bit of a cold time of year to have a short furs cut. Maybe yoor mom should knit yoo a body tube to keep yo warm ~ 'cos even wiv heating on, it can be cold indoors. Plus a body tube would be cosy and fashionable! Yoo might start a noo trend.


AFSS said...

We don't blame you we wouldn't go near her either (shuddering) a lion cut in WINTER, what was she thinking.

Glad the ouchy teeth are out and you are eating. We thinks you can probably get some extra good treats out of being miffed about the lion cut.

Hannah and Lucy said...

GJ what a day you had - a double whammy - teeth stolen and also your furs all stolen too - when there's snow on the ground too.
We think you need to keep the back of disrespect going for months - or at least until Christmas Eve.
We hope your got a floofy sweater on your Christmas wish list.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sammy and Andy said...

GJ, we are so thankful that is all behind you, and you are on the road to recovery. We purray those bad teeth were the reason you hadn't been feeling well lately and that now you will be totally fit again.

MEOWZA!!!!!!!!!! A lion cut in the winter?????? We sure hope you stay warm sweet friend. xxxxxxxxxxx

Kari said...

Oh, sweetheart! We are so happy and relieved you have come through your surgery! That anesthesia part always worries us. Glad to hear you are at home where your wonderful mum and dad can cuddle and care for you. Now that the bad teeth are going we are sure your mouth and jaw will feel much better.

We are sorry to hear you got your lion cut a bit early. We adopted Cubby a few months ago shaved to the skin. He was wearing a little fleece lined dog coat (no sleeves) at his shelter. Very soft and warm. Maybe this might help.

We will continue to pray and purr for you until you are fully healed. We love you so!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Jasper we is so happy things are better fer yer teefs. Ouchie teefs make it hard to eat and feel guds, TT use to say.

A lion cut? In winter? What the paw! Poop on thems pillow!!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Glad you are home GJ. So sorry about the haircut!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Jasper, thanks for update the news!
Glad that you are fine, I'm sending you lots of good energies!

Boo-Bah said...

Oh we are so glad that the operation is over. We haven't been on much as of late so we didn't know any of this was going on with you. We are glad you are feeling like eating and hope that every day you will feel like yourself again.
We send purrs and kisses and even a few woofs from the doggies here.

Team Tabby said...

Are you feeling any better GJ? No fun losing those teeth - and da furs - but keep taking those antybyotics and you will feel much better. You go tiger!!

Mindy, Moe, Bon Bon, Cookie & Mike

Katnip Lounge said...


We go missing a couple of days and look what happens! GJ, we hope you are fit as a fiddle in no time. You may need a sweater!
We are sending lotsa purrs and Mommy says she has lots of Extra Cat Fur to send if you need any.

septembermom said...

GJ, sending you lots of positive vibes for a speedy recovery. I know you'll feel better soon.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hopefully the dental work will only hurt for a short while and then you will feel better than you have in a long time! Sending you healing energy. A TIGER cut sounds very mancat-ly! Even though parts of it are short...I am sure you look like a King!

misskyliem said...

Well I am very glad to hear you are okay... fashion mishap aside! I can't wait to see the pictures!! :) I promise I would laugh!
Take it easy and you will be good as new!

Derby, Ducky said...

GJ, snuggle up to anything warm! They stole your furs at the coldest time of year. We will purr that you get all better soonest.

Percy the Cat said...

We're so glad that the dental op went okay, though bad that you had to lose so many teefs!

Wyatt said...

Wow, what an ordeal. Poor kitty...all that and a lion cut too...:(
Hope you feel better soon.


The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

GJ, we are so glad that you are okay, but OH MY GOODNESS!!! What an ordeal!!!!! We are sending lots of purrsssss!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

GJ, we are so glad that you are okay, but OH MY GOODNESS!!! What an ordeal!!!!! We are sending lots of purrsssss!

Kari said...

Hello precious love. We've stopped by to visit our darling boy. How is your mouth feeling? We hope you are comfortable and your stitches don't rub against your gums.
Are you managing to keep warm with your new lion cut? Brr! No hair in the middle of winter! Goodness! You are in our thoughts, prayers and purrs. Just remember, we love you lots!

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh GJ, you poor poor thing! We are sorry we are so late reading your post - what a time you have had.
That sounds like a lot of teeth to have out but we are sure you will manage fine - just ask for a straw!
As for your fur, it is pretty cold out there right now so just you make sure you stay right there beside the fire.
Perhaps you could wear a jumper if it gets chilly.
The main thing is that you have been able to eat and will soon feel lots better.
We reckon you should be OK by the time the turkey arrives.
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxxxx