Carter and Sophie are my two furbabies and they definitely make their appearances in my Currently posts: May, March, & February this year plus on my Instagram, but I don't seem to write too much about them on here even though they are basically my "children." I've raised Carter since he was a baby and my family adopted him from the Humane Society back in 2002. And then with Sophie, my mom randomly found her abandoned when she was a kitten back in 2005 (I was away at college) and she took her in and then I inherited her as my own when I moved to DC and took Carter with me. At that point they had became a pair that couldn't be separated and I love having them both anyways.
It's hard to believe that Carter is now over 13 years old and Sophie will be 10 this year, time seriously flies! The past few weeks Carter has given me a little scare and put me into worried kitty momma mode. He had started a weird mouth spasm/tic/??? it was very out of character for him and led to a few vet visits, which he handled awesomely even though he HATES his pet carrier and having to go to the vet. I'm pretty sure it's a traumatic experience for him, if I even move the carrier an inch he gets grumpy and will go hide for fear of being put back in it. Sidenote: Sophie looooves the cat carrier (maybe since she hasn't gone anywhere in it since February) and she lays in it constantly like it's her home and I think it makes her feel safe.
So back to the vet visits we never truly figured out what was wrong except that Carter was really dehydrated so we gave him extra fluids and I'm just watching him closer than usual at home. Since the visits the spasm has stopped and he has been enjoying wet cat food more regularly to try and keep him better hydrated. I'm hoping that he stays healthy and the spasm does not come back. Through the whole ordeal he at least seemed like his normal, happy, active, self! I do have to give a shoutout to my vet at Dr. Zyga at Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic, she was fantastic, answering all my questions, going over the options, seeking other expertise, not doing unnecessary testing just to charge more, and keeping me informed through phone calls even on her day off.