Luna appears to have bounced back from the brink. She is eating regularly again, which an improvement from just a week ago. As a result, her energy and vigor have increased and she is moving around like normal.
Her energy is still not as high as it was a month ago, but it is a great improvement over last weekend. And while it doesn’t change the fundamentals of the cancer and its seriousness, it does suggest that we will have some more time to enjoy together.
Luna’s small but significant improvements have helped me as well as I continue to recover. Things are starting to feel normal again. Indeed, look for some more music reviews in the coming week, now that I have resumed attending concerts. And we will get back to more of our regular “CatSynth pic” posts after a break this past week.
In the meantime, thank you everyone for your continued purrs and thoughts.
The news from Luna’s checkup this Friday was not good. After a couple of months where the cancer seemed to be in check, it has increased again. And she has lost considerable weight. This was itself pretty distressing, though I decided that we should continue the medication in the hope that is slowing cancer down. Over the weekend, however, she has seemed to go downhill. She has become very lethargic, and she has mostly stopped eating crunchy foods – though she still devours her wet food with a fair amount of enthusiasm.
On Saturday night, she seemed to be in a bad state, lying down next to me and refusing to budge – it almost felt that she was saying goodbye. She has rallied a bit since then. Under the theory that her eating problems and lethargy might be caused by nausea, I reintroduced the nausea medication on a regular basis. It will take a few days to know if nausea was in fact an issue. But it seems there is more going on that that – since mid-day today, she has started to walk with a bit of a limp. Though she does get up and move around, and even reasserted herself on her throne. And she can still project that modern elegance.
I have to prepare for the realization that we are in the twilight of Luna’s life. It could be a few months, it could be a few days. The goal is, as it has been all year, to give her the best quality of life I can for as long as I can. But I do feel somewhat powerless in that regard. I care for her, talk to her, and comfort her, but can’t fully understand what she is experiencing. And my own health issues over the past month – recovering from major surgery and its effects – have left me wondering if I missed warning signs that could have helped her because I was so focused on myself. I know Luna has been invaluable to me during this, even up through today providing love and comfort.
Through all of this, she hasn’t stopped purring loudly, giving me head buts, and kisses, and lending a paw like she did in the picture above.
We at CatSynth are not really the praying type, but we are the purring type and welcome your purrs and healing vibes for Luna. ❤️
Quietly, and without even really noticing, we reached our 3000th post yesterday! This one is in fact 3001. Nonetheless, it does feel like an achievement worth noting.
A CZ 3000 feels like an appropriate image for today.
[Image via matrixsynth]
As for us, we’re marking the 3000th post with a bit of needed relaxation.
Submitted by our friend Lee Tizzard via Facebook.
OK Cat People…… I just love this one ….. A serious looking, orange and white, tabby cat with a Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer experiencing zero gravity in a Space Ship. The OP-1 looks like a toy, but it is actually very powerful, feature packed little Synthesizer.
We have long been intrigued by the OP-1. Here is our visit to their NAMM 2014 booth.
By @Production_Blog on Twitter. Submitted by Techno-iD●com via @catsynth on Twitter.
Yes, a mixing console isn’t a synthesizer, though it can be used as a musical instrument in live settings, as our friend Lob does with his Instagon project.
It is the more prosaic use of the mixing console, for recording, that interests us as work on my solo album heats up again. I do hope to have it completed by early fall.
Submitted by Steven Franks via our Facebook page.
Here’s my CatSynth……#Jellotuna…..It has my 5 cats on it.
Five Cats! 😺
You can read more about StyleFlip, the Minnesota-based company that produces these custom skin decals for the Electribe and other gear, on their website.
You can read our report featuring the Korg MS-20m from NAMM 2015 here.
Cat posing with Moog Mother-32 synthesizer and patch cords. Submitted by virtualflannel via Instagram.
You can also follow CatSynth on Instagram and submit your own pics to be featured on the blog.
From ducks_cluck on Instagram
Pilar is ready to make some beats. #catsynth #volcabeats #synth #drummachine #korg
We have a Korg Volca Beats at CatSynth HQ and are quite fond of it, as it plays nice with both our modular/CV and MIDI gear as well as sounding like classic disco and house 😺