Sunday, 12 May 2019

Hold on to your Teeth!

Hold on to your Teeth!


Hello and welcome to The Sunday Selfies!    



     We are joining The Kitties Blue, from The Cat on My Head blog, for the weekly celebration of blogs and bloggers from across the world and across the species.

     To join in, get the Linky-Link code from their website– add it to your page– and enjoy the hop!


     Now here is this weeks selfie. . . .




     Many folks have asked how I got on during my operation, 11 days ago, to remove some teeth. Well I didn't want to say anything until I had had the follow up visit last Thursday, just in case I jinxed things.  So now it's all over, let me first say that my treatment was excellent, and the consultant and staff made me feel quite at home. Noisy neighbours were not an issue either, as I was given the whole wing all to myself, thus ensuring a good and peaceful nights sleep, as well as a quiet morning before the operation.

     What we had suspected was tooth decay, or more specifically tooth absorption, as indicated by my gums growing up over the base of two of my teeth, turned out on close examination to be 'gingivitis' caused by a build up of plaque. 

     For those of you unfamiliar with this particular complaint, please rest easy that it has noting to do with turning into a ginger cat—or indeed any other colour cat, and happens to be just a small infection of the gums that was, in my case at least, caused by a build up of plaque. Alas what this does mean is that the The Tooth Fairy (who moonlights as Aunty Ellen from 15 and Meowing) will not need to visiting me this time. 

     What this all does show, is that you can not be too careful about dental hygiene or in deed check ups, which get to pick up these things before they get too nasty. So, after a small scale and polish, I was sent back to my post-op recovery suite with nice shiny fangs and a mild case of wobbly legs. I had asked for fluids during surgery, so maybe there was not enough water with my Niptini? 

Anyways, after a day at home resting, I was raring to get back to my usual high-speed—full-on routine. . . .  as can be seen with this weeks selfie. OK, say maybe it will take a bit longer to achieve maximum velocity, but I did nearly have some teeth out, so best never to rush these things ;)

Have you guys had a close shave with your consultants recently? I sure did and have two nice bald bits to prove it, MOL

     To see what our pals got up to this week: hugs, rubs and scritches and treats in pursuit of the perfect selfie, please click the links below, and Enjoy the Hop!



                                                     And Finally, but not least................

Katie Kat is still looking for her forever home. To see what she has been up to this week, do hop over to Savannah's blog and see latest pictures and fun Memes that they have done.

Katie Kat is still looking for a new home and loving family.  If you know anyone that would like to give delightful Katie Kat (seen here in the picture below) a new home, then please DO contact Contra Costa Humane Society in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA at 925-279-2247. .  Katie is currently lodging with Ms Savvy till some kind soul can offer the safe and mature sensible and calm home home she needs.....

The links below will take you to more info about Katie. If you know of anyone who can care for dear Katie, and give her a home for life that she so dearly needs, please pass on her details and get them to contact the folks below, or contact Ms Savvy through her page.......
Community Concern For Cats
Contra Costa Humane Society
Savannah's Paw Tracks Blog

43 comments:


  1. Love your sleeping mode selfie!
    We are happy that your dental did not include stealing of any pearls from the Princess.

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    1. Thank you, a full set of my own teeth was the BEST result, well for me, anyways, MOL
      Sleeping selfies I can do till the cows come home, maybe longer, too. :)
      Lots of purrs
      ERin

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  2. Silver nearly had gingivitis so everyone gets Oral care 'treats' now!!

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    1. More treats sounds just the thing, alas I am on a diet too at the moment so have to stop clear of such things—though I will be pushing for some extras asap
      Purrs
      ERin

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  3. We're so glad you are feeling so much better! Thank you for constantly visiting us!
    Purrs and hugs!

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    1. Thank you, all things seem easier with a good nap, especially napping, MOL Lovely to see you all when you come to the selfies, and we try and visit one and all who visit us, though we do oft' forget. Maybe our new ALEXA gadget will help remind us?
      Purrs
      ERin

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  4. Mom and dad try to keep an eye on my teeth, especially since (in their opinion) I'm an older gal. We sure hope dear Katie finds her furrever home real, real soon.

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    1. It is worth keeping one eye on the teeth, and the vet was most thorough in her exam and prompt action.
      Yes, heres to Katie being found and adopted by her new family very soon.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  5. Great news Erin, we are all supurr happy that your fangs are back to their supurr fangy selves and mew can now resume your mousing activities! And we'll be purraying extra hard that Katie Kat gets her furever home stat! Wishing mew a fabulous Sunday in Upper Much Mousing! XOX

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    1. Thank you, and Fangs for the best wishes, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  6. I sure am glad you are doing good sweet Princess. Take it from me, not losing teeth is really great.

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    1. Thanks. Yes the longer I can keep my teeth the better my mousing work will be. I am too young to retire and dentures aren't yet an option, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  7. Wonderful news Erin - I'm so glad it was treatable and no removals - I bet your mom is super relieved too! Have a great week Princess.

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    1. Mrs H was most pleased, though certain elements of the population did NOT breath a sigh when they heard, and mice have been scarce since ;) MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  8. You know Erin, mom was thinking she needs to go on and get my dental scheduled. You reminded her. I am so glad all went well for you. XXX

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    1. Well worth doing, and remember to ask for the NIP flavoured fluids if you have any work done ;) MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  9. What a dreamy selfie!

    Thank goodness you didn't have to have those teeth out, Erin. Sorry about the shaved spots, but they will grw back, right?

    Bug hugs to you and Mrs. H. XO

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    1. Thank you. Oh I do hope they will grow, I mean I cant go out in public like this, well not in the day, anyway, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  10. Whew! Thank the heavens the aliens didn't take your tooths, Princess! I was worried. I was also worried they might've seemed you up in their ship from the V-E-T basecamp. You are one lucky kitty. I bet your breath smells catminty fresh and your lips ready for a grr-eat big smooch from moi (though I'm afraid it will have to be a long-distance one). Luvs from Your Prince, V (& Kerry) of Noir Kitty Mews

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    1. Oh Val, thank you, your concern shows how much you love this sweet princess. I am saving my best smile and smooches for you, my dear, in fact I will be flossing daily and rinsing with rose nip water till we meet, or your E-Smooches make it to me, Muuuuah!
      Lots of loving purrs
      ERin

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  11. That's great news that you got to keep all your teeth, Erin. You might remember that they took 3 of mine...though honestly, I haven't missed them one bit. ~Ernie

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    1. Thanks. Oh well that is good news in deed for when I need to lose mine. I shall come calling and we can compare notes and memories, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  12. Such good news on your teeth!!

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    1. Thank you, a good result all round (bar the mice) though Mrs H was still stressed with me being away for the night.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  13. I am so furry happy that you got to keep your teeth! It is way better than having them removed...Though the de-scaling would not be fun either! I bet it feels great to run your tongue over those clean teeth!
    Your selfie is SUBLIME!
    Purrs
    Marv

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    1. Thank goodness for the fluids with nip is all I can say, but yes the end result was worth it. Not for the mice but hey, you cant please everyone ;)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  14. OMD/OMC! That is FABulous news abouts your toothers!!! I am also glads you are feelin' betters after the procedure too. Tells your Moms HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Oh yes, best possible news as I was NOT keen on needing dentures just yet, MOL
      Have a wonderful day, too, Ruby, and your staff.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  15. Well that was good news on the tooth procedure,xx Speedy and the Hogs

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    1. It was. We all have to keep an eye on these things.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  16. I am glad your dental went well and you didn't lose any of your lovely pearly white gnashers.
    Eric has gingivitis and plaque build up from a very young age, so both boys had their teeth brushed daily. Flynn only had his done twice a week to start but got jealous of Eric getting the tasty paste in his mouth every day.

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    1. Thank you. Hmm, I'm not sure I would like that, nice taste or not. I would maybe ask Mrs H to do it for me on her teeth instead, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  17. ERin, nows de BEST time for extree creem, trout soop N soft grazz ~~ ya look gorgeouz in yur selfeez bye de way ~~ ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Thanks, it was an easy pose to do, though practice was key ;)
      I shall get onto the chef straight away and ask for the soup as it seems like that side of my recovery was missed from the treatment sheet, MOL
      Purrs

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  18. Erin, I watched a demonstration of cat teeth cleaning by veterinary students, as they used a fake dog skull to show how they descale and clean teeth...it was mighty scary for me! Glad that your dental experience was pretty good.

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    1. Thanks. I was actually pleased I was knocked out as I don't think doing it the way humans do is very comfy at all.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  19. I'm glad that's all over and you are okay! Bear's had many dentals - each with extractions. Genetics. The kicker is that his teeth look fine to the vet ... until they go in there and look closer - and they find pockets under the teeth. Poor guy. And I've brushed his teeth every day for the past 10+ years! We hope you're back to your glorious self, ERin.

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    1. Ahh yes, genetics is a big thing with all of us creatures, including humans. Bear is a lucky dude, tooth brushing or not.
      Here's to more fun days ahead, with lots of nap time.
      ERin

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  20. Glad it went well, Erin. You look happy in your selfie :)

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    1. Thanks, it was a nice day and the sun was warm. Just right for a recovery nap.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  21. So glad you're fine, sweet Purrincess. Dentals are terrible, not that I have a bad experience with it, but Granny has :D Your selfie looks very stretched and relaxed, like it has to be :D Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞

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    1. I do not really recommend these things as a rule, but it was pretty nice having whole place to self and then getting time off work ;) MOL
      Purrs for a great week,
      ERin

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  22. It's a relief to hear you're back home and returning to normal. Opie and Peaches had to enter the Dental Salon for a cleaning a couple weeks ago. Due to their advanced years, plus an ongoing case of respiratory stuffiness, our mom was worried. But they sailed through and are back to normal.

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