Have you ever wondered what the story is behind the Waving Cat statues you see in China Town or Little Tokyo?

The kitty’s name is Maneki-neko, (Ma-neh-key neh-ko) and was a working cat a long long time ago, in Japan…

The kitty represents good luck for any business owner, and anyone, really….

This particular Neko was drawn by an artist in Australia named, Articubone.

Happy Love Feline’s Day!

Your heart is a shelter so give a cat a home!

So my oldest kitt has hyperthyroidism. She just got her first batch of methimazole … a drug to control her thyroid. The pills are actually a human prescription though so I’ve been advised to quarter them and give her 1 quarter in the morning and in the evening. I like to cut about 10 pills up at a time to negate having to cut every day. They’re small and pretty tricky to quarter out. Well I just quartered a handful an hour ago and have been feeling loopy as all hell ever since. Which made me wonder just how safe is handling this medication?

After a quick search online THIS is what I found:

"…the label for Felimazole has a section headed “Human Warnings” that reads, in part: “Wash hands with soap and water after administration to avoid exposure to drug. Do not break or crush tablets. Wear protective gloves to prevent direct contact with litter, feces, urine or vomit of treated cats, and broken or moistened tablets. Wash hands after contact with the litter of treated cats.”"

AND

"The answer from drug-safety experts is that methimazole in any form should be handled with caution. The medication impedes the body from using iodine to make thyroid hormone, thereby inhibiting synthesis of the hormone. The drug may cause birth defects and has been found to cause cancer in rodents."

So God knows how much meth-a-whatever I’ve just taken in through my skin in the last hour. HOPING the jitters go away soon and I don’t end up with some screwed up thyroid issues myself.

If you have a medication you’re administering to your pet. Be smarter than me and use a dust mask and rubber gloves every damned time.