This about sums it up. Sassy Britches had been sick for quite a while now and we had been trying to take care of her at home. She had the sniffles but I thought she seemed fine. My husband is the one that feeds the beasties and didn’t tell me she had stopped eating her dry food. He just figured she’d eat when she was ready and figured he just didn’t need to fill the bowl as often. For a literal genius, he can be a nincompoop. Long story short, I took Sassy to the vet Thursday where she got an antibiotic shot for upper respiratory infection (mostly in the eyes now, but was in the lungs), and I got read the riot act because my 13 year old beauty was now 7 lbs. She had lost two teeth recently and while the gums were healing well with no signs of infection, while it was raw she wasn’t chewing. The vet says there’s no reason she can’t, but she won’t. And so I started trying every known form of wet cat food. She loves her gravy pouches, but only eats the gravy. Same with everything else. I jumped on amazon and got a gel kitty suppliment for vitamins…. she won’t eat it. Will not go near anything that has it. What will she eat? Baby food. Beef flavor. Oh, and she likes Kong spray. The vet had given some to Boo on her visit. I spent three weeks trying to figure out what cat treat came in a spray can. The answer is none. He had given my Boo a dog treat (small amount) to distract her at shot time. The other vet thought I was crazy when I asked what it was, but I was sure Sassy would love it. They are both nuts about it. Unfortunately Boo tried to knock it down and help herself while I was busy with her sister and ended up breaking off the nozzle. It still works, but it’s really hard and I keep the bottle in the tea cabinet now. On the bright side, Sassy is getting better. She is asking for food and coming around more. Her grooming has even improved. Oh, and she harasses Boo verbally when ever they’re close. That’s how I know she’ll be fine; though who ever heard of a cat that hated cats? She’s super sweet with humans and most dogs so long as they don’t start anything. Boo, sweet thing, takes it all in stride and doesn’t get upset or retaliate. She even gave up her portion of Kong when Sassy came over and tried to get to it. She stepped back and let her sister have it, didn’t even seem to mind even though it is her favorite treat. She got a second helping for that, and praise for being a good sister. The only issue we have with this one is that she’s a food thief. We air pop popcorn and have to leave a portion plain for her. She still tries to steal ours, but not as bad. She also goes for Sassy’s bowl after she’s done with it- thankfully never before. So I have one severely underweight cat and one that’s getting tubby lol.
I just finished Song of a Captive Bird a few days ago (review to follow) and am working on The Ballad of Huck and Miguel. So far I am liking the later, and I really liked the former, but it started slowly for me. What the book did do for me is introduce me to a poet I had not known before. I ended up buying one of her eBooks.
Well, that’s me for the week. What’s up with you?