Thursday, August 21, 2014
Brody: This is MY story. I am doing better today. I gained weight from 7.6 lbs last Thursday to 7.25 lbs today. My temperature is going down from 103.5 Tuesday to 103 today. I should have a temperature between 100 and 102. There is less fluid in my chest. Look at me -- I am up and around, guarding my box of Elegant Medleys. I am eating them nearly all up every day. I usually leave just a little for Bambino or Julius, whichever gets there soonest after I am done. I still sleep a lot, even for a cat, but I am also taking more interest in what is going on around me. Man, did I have a lot of meds today.
Karen Jo: Yes, you had 5 mls of your FIP medicine, 1 ml of your amoxydrops and your two shots and the vet gave you a vitamin shot. You just have to have your amoxydrops and shots tomorrow and Saturday.
Brody: Whew! I'm not saying that I like shots, but I'm not fighting Mom about them.
Itty Bitty No Name Kitty: I'm tired of not having a name. When are you going to name me?
Karen Jo: I usually interact with a kitty for a while before naming her. You won't even let me see you unless I catch you out of your closet and even then you are gone in a flash. I have been trying out names in my mind, though, and I think we'll try Tabitha. If it doesn't suit you after I get to know you better, we can change it.
Tabitha: I think I like it.
Karen Jo: I talked to the vet about your behavior after I took you in to make sure that you didn't start spraying because you had an infection or something. You checked out in perfect health, so that meant that you were full of catitude. She suggested that I pay more attention to you and spend some one on one time with you. I pet you more now and take you out in your harness almost every day.
Horus: I like that a lot. The vet lady told you that I was unhappy because there were so many cats in the house, taking your attention. So what did you do? You went and got another one. That's why I sprayed the hall right across from the door to her safe room.
Karen Jo: I had promised to find a home for that kitten before your problems got so severe. The prospects I had didn't pan out, either of them, so I took the kitten in. She's really shy. Once she comes out of the safe room, she'll probably be a lot like Julius and you like Julius.
Horus: Julius is cool. He won't let you near him. You do realize that Cissy is exaggerating, don't you?
Karen Jo: Yes. I have figured out at last that she is a little drama queen. You just walk past her and she screams. Oja walks past her and she screams. Rocio walks past her and she screams.
Horus: That's cool them. I think you have noticed that I have started pretend spraying instead of the real thing. That means I'm only a little ticked off.
Karen Jo: I have noticed and I appreciate it. Things are getting better.
Karen Jo: I put your harness on you and what do you do? You crawl around doing a worm impression. If I take you outside, you want right back in. Once you get used to the harness, I'll take you out, too.
Karen Jo: You had lots of help. Spyro, Bambino, Brody and Cissy all use that scratcher quite a bit.
Rocio: Hmmpf! I still did a lot of it. You need to get a new one.
Karen Jo: You run away when I try to get close enough for a good picture. The other shots I took were blurry because you were playing so hard with a canvas bag.
Cissy: I took a mighty swipe at the fly, but missed.
Karen Jo: Don't worry, you will get another chance or ten. It's fly season and they are coming in.