Monday, August 3, 2020

Sweet Meow



Niko has the sweetest voice in the world.


His charming meow is like singing,
or like he is twinkling.


Even his cat fight voice is twinkly.


Niko makes the cutest sound when
he yawns in mid-meow :-)


But in the early summer, I noticed a change.

Niko's meow started
coming out hoarse and crackly.


I turned on humidifier and air purifier,
hoping they would help.


Then to the Vet.

(Due to COVID-19, pawrents had to wait outside)

Nose drops were suggested as one of
the treatment options.

I got you a magic water, Niko.

Although I practiced, my hand trembled.
The drop went right into his eye.

SO SORRY, Niko...


Anyway over time, his voice improved.
Eventually, Niko's sweet twinkle was back!


I keep watching his condition closely,
and hope it stays OK!


We hope you all stay healthy as well!


34 comments:

  1. Niko, we are glad that you have your twinkle back!
    Going to the vet is harder on the human than on the cat, Niko...trust us on this...especially when said human cannot accompany you into the office! We are nervous wrecks until you come out again, into our waiting arms.

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  2. Oh, I am thankful Niko is better and has his sweet meow back. It is so scary when our babies are not well. The wait in the hot parking lot at the vet's office is horrible. Sending hugs and love.

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  3. Dearest Tamago,
    Poor Niko,
    We always worry so much if our babies change only the slightest.
    Sad that his nose drops went into his eye. WISH they could really tal to us and tell us more in detail what they feel, what they sense.
    They are so very sweet and communicative in their own way.
    Love your photos!
    Big hugs,
    Mariett, Pieter + all six kitties

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  4. We hope you're all better soon Niko. We've used those drops before and they do come out quickly. We ended up putting some in a teaspoon then sucking it up in a syringe and then used the syringe to put it in the nose.

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  5. Oh, sweet Niko ... I'm so glad he has his twinkling voice back, do hope it stays well ! Love that last photo ... so adorable !
    Wishing you a wonderful week, Tamago, stay safe !
    Sylvia

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  6. Can we have a video next time? We would love to hear it! Our Genji has a really sweet voice too, but his great specialty (and secret weapon) is the silent meow.

    Purrs,
    Tama and Genji

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  7. dood....we hope ewe due knot knead any mor magic waterz...N send de blessingz oh st francis that de frog in yur throat took off N doez knot come back....happeez, N healtheez two ewe, goro mom & dad ♥♥♥♥♥

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  8. So were you finally able to administer the nose drops? I just cannot imagine how you would get nose drops into a cat!! So glad he is all better!

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  9. So glad you are doing better. Sending lots of purrs Patch and Flower. x

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  10. Humans definitely know their furkids and changes are closely monitored. Hopefully he won't lose his twinkle again.

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  11. We’re happy that Niko is twinkling once again...and we hope he continues to twinkle. :)

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  12. I'm glad Niko is doing better - even kitties get hoarse!

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  13. Dear Niko, so good that you did'nt loose your sweet singing voice for good and can go on delighting your pawrents! ♥

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  14. Goodness dear friend Niko we do hope your voice is all better. My voice gets a bit hoarse now and again and then gets better. Ahhh being an older kitty

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  15. Niko ~ glad you are on the mend ~ never fun to be sick and trying be the healer ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. I hope the evil magic water worked.

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  17. Niko chan, we are so happy your twinkly sweet voice has returned! XO

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  18. So very glad to hear that Niko's sweet twinkle is back!! Stay safe!

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  19. We're so happy to hear that Niko's sweet voice is back in tune. Stay well, sweet boy!

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  20. Goodness it is so hard to help our sweet ones now but it looks like you had a great idea.
    I must tell you how much I love your blog and how your write on the photos. Twinkle even with the Devil Water !
    Your friend parsnip.

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  21. Dearest Tamago-san; Thank God; Niko-chan got well, But I can see that you two must have worried SO MUCH!!! I wondered the hidden part of the Japanese written on the blanket he is lying and worried about twinkleyawn ;-) The humidifier and air purifier must have worked very well; Yey!!! I *too* fell sorry for the accident with the "evil water".
    I felt SO relieved to see the last picture of you two V(♡˘◡˘♡)V
    今晩は; 夕食を食べ終わって この投稿を読み始めた時は 少し驚きましたが。。。。 良かったです♪
    今年 ?0歳 になる主人の声も 少しかすれ気味、ハハ。
    そして、オリンピックや相撲への影響も残念。
    気を付けて お過ごし下さいね Miyako*

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  22. Great that it worked. Hopefully things stay on the upswing. Yeah, drops can sure be a pain to do. We give that evil look to them too.

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  23. Niko is a cutie. I am glad the drops are helping him and I hope they continue to. Nice to see post from you. XO

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  26. Niko san. Nothing must ever be wrong with you. Never ever. Nor your brother Goro san. You boys must always be well and happy and loved. XXXOOO Never ever.

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  27. Niko with his "voice", Clara with her eyes (kind of infection). Even animals are experiencing not so good things at these times. I hope Niko get better soon!

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  28. Good to have you sweet fur persons visit and comment ~ Xox ~ and pats to you ^_^


    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. ~ Apologies for tardiness in commenting

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  29. We are so glad Niko recovered his voice!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and the Oranges

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  30. I am glad that you managed to give him his medication ! with cats it's always an adventure ! I noticed since a few days that Rosie is constipated ! I don't know since when. I called my vet, I have to put parafin oil over her food ! Didn't know that ! That you had to wait outside because of this dammit virus is really bad ! I am so fed up with all these rules and nothing is going on it's just like on a graveyard !!

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  31. Tamago, I love the poetic way you describe Niko's meow! I do hope he is okay, perhaps he just had some seasonal allergies.

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  32. So glad the drops helped. Let's hope they continue to do so for the sweet boy's twinkly voice.

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  33. Thanks again for your comment on my blog and Xox to the fur persons ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  34. So happy to hear Niko is ok! :)

    Pinot xo

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