Happy Poopiversary Steve!!

I’m sure many are thinking, “What a silly anniversary!” An important milestone in this house, though.

You may recall, in an earlier blog post, I mentioned that Steve was doing well on the GI front (or behind hardy har har). So, I went back and actually looked to see just how well. I dug through Facebook posts and vet records. March 24, 2014 was the last time Steve was at the vet to be deobstipated (unclogged in medical terms)! Knock on wood, it has been a full year of successful pooping! Well…maybe not successful. It took her body a few months to regulate to the new food and the new medication; and there were several days spent locked in the bathroom while she sorted it out. We experimented with grooming wipes vs. baths vs. baby wipes. But it has been a full year without constipation!

I suppose we’ll never know if her GI issues were caused by the same thing that caused her leg malformation/injury, which led to her amputation. Or if her amputation led to trouble getting a good stance in the litter box. Or if nothing was related to anything and she just got unlucky enough to have an injury followed by an amputation followed by severe constipation.

Regardless, I couldn’t imagine life without Steve. I’m happy to celebrate poop! Especially when it isn’t in liquid form and all over my bathroom!!

If you’re interested in or struggling with this topic, here is a great article I read on it :


For some, it’s TMI. For others, it is a matter of life and death. We are so lucky that the former supervising veterinarian at the humane society got a job at our regular vet’s office. She was familiar with Steve and was able to help me during a financially rough time. I am eternally grateful to her!

Steve after her full whisker to tail bath
Steve, just over a year ago. A full whisker to tail bath after a 2 hour deobstipation appointment!
steve fell in the tub
Steve, yesterday, drying off after falling in the tub after my shower.


Author: stevethetripawdlady

Born and raised in Upstate NY and a volunteer at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, NY. That's where Steve came from. Remember, Steve is a girl!

3 thoughts on “Happy Poopiversary Steve!!”

  1. Woohoo Steve! Lets hear it for awesome poopage! Silly anniversary? No way! We can all relate one way or another 🙂

    Hey! There is no TMI around here. Anything we share is gonna be good information for someone else down the road. And I can’t even imagine how many posts would come up if you did a search for poop on this site ;).

    xoxo to you and your mama!
    CR and the OP

  2. YAAAAAAAAAY FOR POOP!!! Yes indeedy, this is a great reason to celebrate……a POOPIVERSARY!! 🙂 🙂

    Steve looks pretty unnappy about javing to deal with her “bath time”! But she still looks pretty as ever!!

    I’m glad you got some assistance from the shelter vet. Nice people deserve nice things to happen for them!

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  3. Around here, that’s a big reason to celebrate! Congratulations!

    We know what you mean though, our Wyatt had major poop problems when we first brought him to live with us. I feel your pain and celebrate this anniversary with you. Firm poop is a beautiful thing.

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