Baby Girl – Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge

“This week our topic is Pets and Farm Animals.

Be creative if you feel like it, and fun with this challenge this week. Remember your photos needs to be black and white, desaturated, sepia (brown tones) or selective color.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up.

Feel free to take new photos or dig through your archives.  The main object of this challenge is to have fun.”


This photo of my baby girl, Ziva, was taken five years ago. She’s quite the beauty, with a personality that’s a mix of loud purrs, loud snores and a queen-like sensibility. She will show you her belly in trust, but be careful not to touch it for she still has her front claws.

My girlie has been having a difficult time after a dental procedure last week and has been engaging in a sleep-over at the vet since Monday. Your kind thoughts of healing are gratefully welcome.

39 responses to Baby Girl – Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, Cee. I hope to get back to the photo challenges on a more regular basis. And, yes, Ziva is a sweetie!

  1. murisopsis says:

    I do hope she bounces back from the dental work! Don’t wait for a call – call the vet’s office and get an update!

  2. catladymac says:

    Purrayers and Power of the Paw to you and lovely Ziva.

  3. And all that from a dental procedure… it’s so frightening. I’m glad to see that Ziva got to come home. If she needs help getting her appetite back up, there’s a drug called Mirtazapine, that can be made in a Transdermal form — so that you just rub it on the hairless area in front of the ear. It’s also anti nausea. (1mL syringes (compounded), Dosage: 30mg/mL,(3mg/0.1mL). I’ve had to give it to Crystal. Sometimes then need help getting their appetite back. Just sharing.
    Hugs on the wing.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yes, Teagan, all that. The vet gave her anti-nausea meds earlier this week and pumped her full of fluids, but the trick is getting her to eat and drink at home. Can I assume that you got the Mirtazapine from the vet?

      • Whatever anti nausea your vet gave I’m sure would be stronger. The main thing is the appetite stimulant. That’s right. It’s not available over the counter. It might also take a couple of days to get the transdermal — unless you have a local pharm who will make it. It’s *not* a powerful drug, like prednizone. It was initially a human drug antihistamine, but caused people to be hungry. They started giving it to cats as an appetite stimulant.
        I only had one vet who would prescribe a appetite stimulant. It is absurd to me that so many of them resist that.
        Anyhow, It was prescribed for Crystal when she was first put on the flavorless, nearly scentless hypoallergenic food. I noticed that it also made her feel better. That’s when I learned that it also helped with nausea.
        Crystal got so burned out on trying to eat anything, with her inflammatory bowel disease. The tasteless prescription food was ignored.
        My concerned thought was that since Ziva had mouth pain she might react similarly “eating isn’t worth the pain”. That’s why I said “sometimes they need help getting their appetite back.”
        I know how it hurts me when anything is wrong with a cat — my heart goes out to you.

      • PS: I’m not sure if Mirtazapine creates any issues with existing kidney problems… but I am not aware of side effects.
        Hugs.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Joanne. Ziva is better today than she was on Monday, so keep good thoughts that it stays that way.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much for featuring my baby girl, Cee. On a sad note, she lost her battle with kidney failure on Monday, but including her today in your photo challenge makes my heart happy. Not sure I can join in on the challenge this week – heading out on a day trip in a few minutes, but I’ll see what I can do when I return. Again, thanks for including Ziva in your weekly challenge.

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