The Silent Signs of Pain

Well! As anyone in Ontario can attest, March came in like a lion! Last week saw ferocious winter storms and significant snow accumulation!! Did that stop our fearless LilyCat from her weekly trek to O’Sullivan Animal Hospital you ask? Never! I bundled up and made the trip in for my underwater treadmill session with my very own Dr. Watson.


When Lily start rehab and weight loss with the O’Sullivan Animal Hospital she was too weak to use her back legs in the treadmill effectively. Now she walks like a pro!

As much as I may hesitate to tell my other cat friends, I am enjoying my hydrotherapy much more than I did earlier on. I’m currently walking upwards of 20 minutes at a time and during my  last session I walked a total distance of 0.4 km! After all that work a fit feline like myself is entitled to a sPAW treatment complete with blow out and comb through. I’m a pretty fancy cat if I do say so myself! (There’s also the added bonus of continued healthy weight loss, and I am Purrroud to say I’m only a slightly padded 5.3kg!)

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I’m half the cat I used to be – and I LOVE IT (the best part is at the end!)

Where’s Lily been?! Those of you who may have initially followed along with my musings may have realized that everyone’s favourite rotund feline (besides Garfield of course) has been on somewhat of a prolonged hiatus. This is true, but I have not abandoned you all!

I’ve been busy recreating myself, and the healthcare team at O’Sullivan Animal Hospital has been working round the clock (literally!) during a massive renovation of the hospital. Lots of exciting things have been happening since I wandered away from the keyboard.  Continue reading

Sunday Comics

Hello Everyone! I hope this post finds you well!

Summer is in full swing now, children are on summer vacation, and O’Sullivan Animal Hospital has been hopping – keeping pets healthy and their families happy!

As today is Sunday, and Sunday is the customary day that full page comic-strip sections to appear in the paper, I’ve decided to carry on in that tradition and share some humour with you all.

My very own Dr. Watson suggested that I post this funny Meme:

Fat Cat BCS

However I fail to see the humour in this image despite her best efforts to explain Body Condition Scoring and Garfield’s evident struggles with obesity. She has also recently adorned me with a pink collar complete with a frilly flower, so I’m not entirely sure we share the same sense of humour…

Instead I have made the executive decision to share with you this video, called “Feed Me” illustrating the struggles that some cats have to go through in order to have their breakfast served to them in a timely fashion – a truly exacerbating issue for a food motivated feline!

If you want to know more about Simon’s Cat you can check out their website Simon’s Cat or watch some more videos on their  YouTube Channel

Enjoy and until next time!

Purrs and Cuddles!!



Preventive Perspective: My weight loss journey

I’m a robust girl.

Dr. Watson clearly remembers the initial phone call with the news that her great aunt had rescued a kitty named Lily (ME!!) they went on and on about how lovely I was, that I was clearly a very special lady – quickly followed by “And…. she does need to lose some weight” *ouch* some of us are sensitive about our weight ok!? I’d love to go on the premise that I’m just “husky” or “big boned” but to be completely honest with you dear reader, I am not.

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Hello world – Lily is HERE!

Hi Everyone! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself – my name is Lily and I’m a boisterous kitty who is a recent addition to the Watson household. Dr. Watson is a small animal veterinarian at O’Sullivan Animal Hospital in Barrie Ontario.

Lily loves making faces (and eating!) Because I like to talk so much (it really is one of my favourite things to do… besides eating…) Dr. Watson thought I could use my communication skills for good and contribute to the O’Sullivan Animal Hospital blog!

I’m a bigger lady, with a bit of a medical history and several adoptions so I’ve got PLENTY of stories to tell! I’m currently adjusting from a quiet life in the city, I lived in a small apartment with a wonderful elderly woman, to the country life! I now live with Dr. Anne Watson, her husband and all their furry family members – now including me! Over the past few months I’ve started to make friends with two other cats, Hawkeye and Troutie as well as two big dogs, Radar and Blue. And throughout it all I’ve been quite a trooper! I was initially adopted from Toronto Animal Services several years ago by Dr. Anne’s great aunt and before that? Who knows what my story was! But I’ve been lucky enough to have had, not one, but now TWO incredibly loving homes who have made me a part of their family.

I can’t wait to tell you more about the exciting things happening at O’Sullivan Animal Hospital and my progress along my weight loss journey!

Purrs and Cuddles!