We’re stuck at camp again. They send us here every year. They pretend we’re going to love it, but we don’t. Yes, we have food, water, clean rooms, and attention, but we hate this. How long, oh Lord? How long must we endure this?
Yesterday, Ruby was on the corner of the bed and very receptive to petting in the morning. She’s been more receptive to attention in recent months. It still has to be in the place and time of her choosing, but she does appear to be mellowing.
Walter, except for his proclivity for nipping, is an affectionate cat. We spent a little quality time together this morning on the side porch steps.
Delta has been recovering from an injury to her right elbow. It’s been about a week and a half since I noticed her not using her right front paw. To help her recover, she spent a week in Rossie’s cage to limit her movement (not usually a problem with Delta anyway, but she had started to hide, and I wanted her hiding in a safe place). Dr. Valeri examined her and believed it was a soft tissue injury, but she offered to do x-rays to confirm. I asked if it would change the treatment any, and it wouldn’t have, so I didn’t worry about x-rays. Delta got a narcotic pain medication injected that was supposed to last for three days, and we had to give her an anti-inflammatory for three days. After three days, she didn’t seem any better, so Mr. L brought her back in. She got a steroid shot. After a week, Delta was hiding less and a little more active. She wasn’t limping as badly, and she had begun to put some weight on the limb. I took her in for a follow-up on Friday, and Dr. Val agreed she was on the mend. We hope to have Delta back at full strength soon, but you know how those injuries can nag when you get a little older.
Walter is extra attentive around the first of the month. It’s as if he knows it’s time for his monthly dose of Revolution. Revolution is especially important for outside cats, because it protects them against fleas, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, and ear mites. All these parasites can make an outdoor kitty’s … Continue reading →
We’re checking in late, because we’ve been guarding the house this weekend. Tell us in comments what you think we’ve been doing. Related posts: Cats: What a Month! Cats: Nothing New To Report Cats: Eight Cats on the Road Heading Home Tomorrow Cats: Cats Page Updated
We’re checking in late, but there’s nothing new to report. Rossie puts herself to bed if I am not there to tuck her in at 8 pm. She likes routine. Sapphire hangs out with Sneaky during the day. Mr. L is doing his best to earn Daisy’s affection, and she … Continue reading →
August is Walter’s month to visit Dr. Valeri for his annual exam and vaccinations. He was officially due next week, but yesterday, he was being exceptionally affectionate. Until I brought the carrier over. Then he was under the house so fast, I blinked and I missed him. He has a … Continue reading →
I’m going to pout just a little bit. I see all kinds of people who have cats adopt them. These cats or cuddly and playful and allow them to handle them. You’ve heard of the Land of Misfit Toys. I seem to have become the Land of Misfit Cats. Except, … Continue reading →
As some of you know, I headed to San Antonio last Sunday to do long overdue yard work. I was here long enough at the end of May to do a quick mow, but other than that, I haven’t been here long enough to do real work since April. It’s … Continue reading →