This ‘N That Thursday ~ Happy 4th Of July

Sand Spring would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th Of July.



Today we are joining 2 Brown Dawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!

This is what she has to say about the hop,

A little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

“This ‘N That Thursday is for anything you want!  Maybe you want to post about unrelated topics, or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post, or you have awards to share, or you have one long post…anything goes!  So grab the button and join the hop!”

MK had her first vaccination appointment this week at work. Monday MK had blood drawn for a Feline Leukemia test. This was sent to the laboratory and the results were back on Tuesday for her exam first FVRCP vaccination.

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Taken from Veterinary Partner:

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
Authored by: Becky Lundgren, DVM

Feline leukemia virus, a retrovirus, is a common infection of cats. It is the cause of more cat deaths, directly or indirectly, than any other organism and is widespread in the cat population.

Disease Transmission
Feline leukemia virus infection (FeLV) can be transmitted several ways:

  1. by the saliva of infected cats contaminating the eye, mouth, and nose membranes of non-infected cats via licking.
  2. by passing infected blood to non-infected cats.
  3. from mother to fetuses (developing kittens) during pregnancy.

Most infected cats eliminate the virus and become immune. In those cats that do not develop immunity, the virus spreads to the bone marrow.
Proliferative and degenerative diseases may occur in any of the tissues invaded by the virus, or the virus may be indirectly responsible for other illnesses because of its immunosuppressive effect. A large percentage of the cats that are exposed to the virus will have latent (hidden) infections and will be capable of transmitting the disease in saliva, tears, and urine. Some of these latent carriers will become clinically ill when stressed.

MK’s test was negative so she got her exam and was vaccinated.

Here is the picture from the day her leg was broken and she became a member of my family.

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The orthopedic surgeon palpated MK’s leg and said it was healing nicely. Her leg is about the same length as her other one. I will have it re xray’ed when she has her spay surgery. She is running around, climbing everything and doing well.

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Some pictures from the Holiday photo shoot.






Glory and momma Nellie.


Gambler and daddy Norman.

So that wraps it up for today, why don’t you hop on over to 2 Brown Dawgs see what their up to and grab the badge and join the hopping fun!

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11 thoughts on “This ‘N That Thursday ~ Happy 4th Of July

  1. Thanks so much for participating in TNT. I hope you had a nice 4th! Love the patriotic pictures. The glasses are so silly-cute…lol. I don’t think I could get one of my brown dawgs to wear them. 🙂 Glad to hear MK is healthy and on the mend.


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