Sunday, February 5, 2017


A few weeks ago, I found Niko limping.
Something was wrong with his right rear leg.

So I freaked out and Niko was taken to the Vet.
Diagnosis was: Pulled Muscle

Earlier, kids were running like a storm. Niko
may have accidentally overstretched his leg.

But nothing too serious. Vet said
"Rest and he should get better soon." Phew!

So at home, we tried to make Niko
as comfy & happy as possible.

* Easy access resting spots *
We laid mats and towels on the floor.

Though, he spent 1st few days mostly in a cave.
(which was natural as he was unwell)

Goro came to check on Niko :-)

* Easy access litter box *
We placed a shallow litter box.

Well, Goro was the one who used it... :-)

* Comfort food *
I made chicken soup for snack.

Please get well soon, Niko.

I'm happy to report Niko's leg has healed.
He is now running and jumping!

We wish you a safe & fun new week!


  1. Owwwieee!! Yes, sometimes that's the price for an active lifestyle. We are very glad you are better now. Clearly, you had fine nursing help.

  2. Niko chan, we are sorry you pulled your leg, but with Mom, Dad and Goro's help, you are all better now. Hooray! Happy week to you all, sweet friends. :)

  3. Oh Niko! We're sorry you hurt your leg. We're glad you're doing better now.

  4. I am so glad that Niko is better! And what a great picture you captured of him jumping in mid air!! the new litter box was a great idea, too. They are both so beautiful!

  5. We are sure glad you are all healed up Niko!

  6. Yay ! I'm glad you feel so much better.
    Get injured by the exercise is not fare , doesn't it?
    Mine too. Mom couldn't believe I got it too, I'm an indoor cat now!

  7. Sounds like Mom's papering did the trick! So glad you are better. Have a great day. Skipper is on the mend, thanks for the visit.

  8. Fortunately cats heal very quickly when it's not a real disease. Normally they know very well what is good for them. What a luxury a new litter box, lol !

  9. You couldn't have better nursing, Niko dear, you were really pampered. Glad you are fine, now :)

  10. WE are so happy that your leg has healed nicely, Niko-Chan! Please be careful in the future!

    The Chans

  11. Hello, I am so thankful that Niko is better now. So sad when our precious pets are not well. Funny that Goro used "Niko's" litter box! xoxo

  12. That is great that he is all healed up and jumping away. haha I did the litterbox thing a while back and of course the opposite one used it too.

  13. Niko San, that worried us furry muches but the ending is perfect. You are alright. Please be more careful sweet boy because you may re-injure it. Goro San, please keep both eyes on your brofur and make sure he does not over-do for now. Smoochies to you both. XXXXX

  14. Purrs for a complete recovery, but not too quickly, so you get more chicken.

  15. I love your blog posts! So creative, plus two adorable kitties. Niko, glad you recovered from your injury, and what kitty doesn't like a new litter box, Goro?

  16. Poor Niko so glad you are all better

  17. My sweet old boy Merlin is acting pitiful. He won't eat or eat much and is staying inside his cat cave .. He purrs like crazy if I talk to him and when I pick him up and carry him around. I am willing him to get well. I cannot bear the thought of him not being here with me.

  18. Love Love Love the third photo ! What a elegant jump.
    You have the most wonderful photos of your "katties"
    Merida and Oliver do not play together. We wish they did. Even as brother and sister, rescue Katties Merida wants/likes being an "only" Kattie.

    cheers, parsnip

  19. dood....we R sorree ya had a time oh it with yur muscle.....we R buzzed happee tho ta lurn yur doin total lee better N we send st francis' blessings coz ...well, just coz itz nice ta haz sum spare ~~~~~ goro ewe R sillee:) de new box iz christened !!!! happee week a head well ♥♥♥♥♥

  20. That must have been scary. Freaking out and running to the vet is always my first and best choice! You never know, and cats don't tell us what's wrong. I'm so glad he's better.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  21. Aw man, Niko -- no wonder you pulled your muscle. That is one impressive and awesome leap you took! WOW! Sorry you were under the weather for a little bit, but it sounds like you got treated like a king! Glad you are better!

  22. Niko, we sure are happy to hear your pulled muscle is healed up. Silly Goro, that was Niko's special box (but we totally get why you used it, MOL)

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  23. Dearest Tamago,
    Wow, that one photo Niko appeared to be flying 'high'... They can be little devils. Glad that your boys are okay once again.
    Our Bandido also did limp, only when he got down from the window sill pet bed which is in the garage up high. Pieter made a stepping climb but they love to reach it from the roof of the Toyota RAV4.
    So maybe just like you write, a pulled muscle might be the reason for his temporary limping.
    But Moms do worry about their babies!
    Bandido is also 'biting' nails! Yep, like humans have habits, pets can have the very same good and bad habits. Wish I could clip our Barty's nails but he never lets me do that; maybe one or two... He threatens to rip me apart when I want to do more. He has been over-grooming lately and also scratching his neck with his too long nails.
    Hate to put them inside that dreaded pet carrier for taking them to the vet... They give you that instant look of you're going to kill me.
    Don't we love our fur babies?!

  24. Good News Niko is healed and what a fun post and great photos and neat captions ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Week ~ ^_^

  25. So glad that Niko is all better now. What a good boy he was to take it easy. You all have a great Tuesday.

  26. Dearest Tamago-san; Oh, *TLL* from you two must have been the best medicine for Niko-chan♫♫♫ How happy to read his pulled muscle heeded perfectly. So touched by yourloving care♡♡♡
    His relaxed and adorable face on your (maybe) hand shows how he is loved(♡^.^♡) Goro-chan also looked worrying about Niko-chan a lot! And must be really relieved now. Tell both of your boys not to get too carried away :-)
    Goro-chan, Thank you so much for your handsome greeting☆☆☆ 

    So glad to know you must be having relived and happy new week, Tamago-san♪

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

    1. ps, 金曜日あたりに 遅ればせの寒波で雪が降るとの予想。 起こる不便もかえりみず、雪景色を期待している私です(^^;)

  27. Glad to hear it's nothing serious. Same story with our dogs last week.

  28. Minette , Merlin and Honey send their regards and best wishes ... happy to hear all is well again.

  29. Wonderful action photos! I am glad Niko has healed.

  30. Niko, you have such a good Mama! She knows exactly what to do to make you feel better :) We are happy to hear you are feeling better now!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  31. Oh, sweet Niko ... so glad all is well now !
    All the things you did to make Niko feel comfortable ... you took good care, Tamago !
    So cute Goro used the new litter box :-)
    Have a lovely week,

  32. I am glad Niko is better, I can see you took great care of him.

  33. Oh Tamago, I'm so glad sweet Niko is okay! I'm sure his limp gae you quite the scare.

    Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs!

  34. Glad you are all better Niko. Must be tough not to be able to run and jump.

  35. Nico, você foi muito bem cuidado e mimado.
    Fico contente que você está bem e agora pode
    voltar a se divertir, mas sem exagero. hihi
    Cafunés para vocês, meus amores!!

  36. This must have been so worrisome for your parents, that's for sure. My dear Niko, we are so relieved that all is now well again and that your Mom's TLC and rest in your mancatcave have returned all to normal...that is awesome! Glad that Goro was checking up on you and making sure you were alright too! Happy Valentine's Day this week, dear friends!