Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 10 Jai is Sick

W15 10 MPR DKP STAYCATION 108My beloved Jai has been ill.  Terrible diarrhea and finally diagnosed with IBS — irritable bowel syndrome. This is a TERRIBLE ordeal for the little guy — Montezuma’s revenge 8-12 times a day, always hungry (it masks as hunger), losing weight, and miserable.  We have a GREAT vet, Dr. Prull, who helped us move slowly to find how to stabilize him.

W15 10 MPR DKP STAYCATION 108 copy 2It was one reason we didn’t go anywhere on our vacation; we wanted
to be close.  He, also, snuggled in more than normal and frankly,
he stunk to high heaven so it was a test of our love, and his patience
(he seems to know when W15 10 MPR DKP STAYCATION 108 copywe are helping him but the tushi washing was not something he tolerated, which meant both of us waiting outside the kitty littler to ambush him.)
He tolerated (and
still does) needles and water, and the steroid.
Hates the bitter antibiotic.

Why him and not the others?  He has had teeth problems and so eats mostly a soft diet, canned food, and we used Newman’s own Organics. Unfortunately, according to the vet from Newman’s Own, they added carrageenan in 2006 and decided to use up all their old labels, and so, while we carefully screened our foods and looked for carrageenan, we were duped by false labeling.  We called to find our when they added it and found out the lie.  (BTW, I will no longer buy any Newman’s product. Fool me once, ONLY, when it comes to our health.)

He is now stabilized, but he has not gotten the memo on how
we are no longer trying to keep his weight up and so he comes to
find us several times a day and turns up his nose if the food is not gourmet!  He wants fresh chicken, shrimp, swordfish, bacon —
gads we don’t even eat the last three often!  Loves his yogurt!

W15 10 MPR DKP STAYCATION 107Drawing my loved ones is not easy for me —
I’m not a realist, and so, trying to capture any of my loved ones is so hard!
I tried colored pencils this time, which I’ve not used since I practiced architecture!

The waxed paper tip-in is to keep the pencil from smearing on Kamala, opposite.

W15 10 MPR DKP STAYCATION 105Inked sketches in a Stillman & Birn Delta Journal with (mostly) Platinum Carbon pen or Pilot Parallel pen 1.5, Caran D’Ache Supracolor, Pentalic HB, Prismacolor pencil.
Super5 or De Artramentis Document inks, Daniel Smith Watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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7 Responses to Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 10 Jai is Sick

  1. Dan Antion says:

    So sorry to hear about your little guy. We’ve been through problems with food brands changing ingredients but, as far as we know, not with lying labels. That’s awful. The new diet sounds nice. I hope you get to a good place with him.

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  2. Dana says:

    Poor baby ! Hope he’s better soon.

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  3. Pingback: Sketching Memories of our Staycation: Ever Hopeful | D.Katie Powell Art

  4. macjam47 says:

    I love your sketches and the way you incorporate artwork into your journaling.

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