I am taking a break from minis today because of Widget. Our cats are out to bankrupt us. They only get ill when no vets, with the exception of emergency ones are open.
I am not going to tell you all of the gory details, but it was a ruptured scent sac. The unusual thing is this isn't catching and we went through it with Mookie about 6 months ago. The vet said, and I quote, "The coincidence is jaw dropping." No.....We are just good a picking out unrelated cats with the same problems.
I thought that you might like to see a photo of the phantom cat. No one believes we have two cats. This one always runs and hides under the bed when anyone but family is in the house.
This is Widget the last time he decided that we needed to spend money on him. That time it was his own fault. He tried to get to the top of a bookshelf in the workroom one night. He fell and as luck would have it, he landed on a drinking glass. It broke and cut three tendons in his back left foot. He was in a kind of cast for about two months and to keep him from licking the cast I designed and hand knitted him a cat sock. Actually, I think I did three. He wore out two of them. He actually liked them! Now I am wondering if I could design a pair of pants to keep him from licking the new wound.....Just kidding. That would make me one of those crazy cat ladies that you read about...
That episode was really fun(NOT). He had to be confined and we had to do our best to keep him from jumping up on furniture. Yeah, Sure. Have you ever tried to convince a cat that scales seven foot bookcases that he should stay on the floor for a couple of months?
We even went so far as to take the bed off of it's frame so that he could get on it easily. Our bed is realllllly high. This time I stuffed various and sundry objects(pillows, mattress pad, dollhouse kits and under the bed drawers) under there to keep him out and built steps at the end so that he could get up without jumping and tearing out the two staples that they put in. So what does he do? He circumvents the hand built stairs, goes to the side of the bed and leaps. I give up!
I had to include a photo of Mookie and Tessie or they would feel left out. This is an old one too.
Sorry about the lapse in minis. I will be back to it tomorrow.
See you then.