Matt the cat

This is Matt our cat, he is a neutered tom and I had him when he was 7 weeks old. He is quite a character although a bit of a scaredy cat. His favourite game is banging on the back door, waiting for us to open it then his tail goes up in the air and he dashes up the garden, this he repeats until we go out to play with him. He loves to play chase with grass seed heads or plantain on long stalks and when we have had enough and he hasn’t he will bring it back into the house. If we then throw it back out into the garden he will fetch it back. ( we keep telling him he is a cat not a dog.)

June 13.06.2022- Age 19yrs 9 months

Poor Matt was sadly put to sleep. He was going downhill fast and on the weekend his front legs started to give way. I will miss him lots. 😢

April 2022 – Age 19yrs 7 months

I have only just realised that I have not kept everyone updated about poor Matt. He is still with us but is on borrowed time. He had his check up in January and had lost more weight, he is refusing to eat the special kidney diet and now has arthritis in his legs and hips. He is still vomiting about once a week, especially if we don’t mash the food really finely. The vet suggested that he can have any food that he will eat now, as at this stage of his illness any food is better than none. He said he wouldn’t survive long now. Well that was January and at the end of April he is still here. Eating Webbox Natural senior wet cat food, well mashed with a little water.  I know it will come to a point when his quality of life will be compromised and I will have to make an awful decision, but for the time being he is plodding along.

3rd January 2020

Matt had his health check  and inoculation today, they also took some blood to check his kidney function. He is okay but is now at stage two of the disease. At the moment he is just on the special diet as his blood pressure is normal. He has to have that checked in two months time.

October 2019

Matt is putting on weight and his coat looks much healthier. He is still drinking a lot but the diet seems to be working. He is actually playing a little too.

August 2019

Matt is 17 and not been looking well. He has lost a lot of weight and then started vomiting, even bringing up water. He ended up staying at the vets overnight on a drip to be rehydrated and have blood test, ultrasound scan and urine tests. I collected him the next day and poor lad has a shaved tummy, neck and front paw. The results of the tests show he has kidney disease and has to go on a special diet. He had lost 1kg of weight. A lot for a cat.

Matt is now 14 years old and has to go to the vets today to have dental work done. I collected him later this evening and the poor chap had three teeth extracted and the rest cleaned and polished.

It is said that cats like to sit in circles on the floor. Matt certainly does. Here are some photo’s of him in various circular items.

Here are some more pictures of Matt.