Kitty Woes as Kitty Woos
Say no to Baytril. It's a cat antibiotic and it has a very bitter taste and odor to cats. Finbar gave up eating when I put it in his food. That's how bad it must be.
I thought I'd be back at the vets today, but I discontinued the pill, and tempted him to eat again by offering the finest morsels of food I could find. Now he's very addicted to Fancy Feast which I'm letting him eat until I'm sure he's fine -- then he's going back to regular canned food!
Today he woke up perky and playful and hungry but I must have laid awake for most of the night worrying about him. And Saturday night too. (In case you didn't know, I've become very attached to Finbar!)
My next problem is kitty litter. I've been using Arm and Hammer clumping litter but I read that it can clump in the cat's intestines. So I'm up for something better. My older cat doesn't use a box, never has and won't. I don't know how he does it but he'll just wait till we let him out. Of course, he's in and out all day long.
One of our ideas about why Finbar wasn't eating was worrying he had a blockage from the litter. I''m tired of worrying about the little bastard, so by changing the litter I should be able to cross that worry off my list. Anyone have any recommendations on what to buy?
Finbar is so adorable he just makes me love him more and more...which brings on more worries.
I seem to be stuck in a worry mode. Does that ever happen to you?
Would someone please slap my cheek so I could say: Thanks, I needed that?
Psychological reason for my worries about Finbar: Growing up Catholic I was filled weekly with lots and lots of guilt for being alive. I've always had animals and adopted needy ones. Before I even got Finbar I said I wanted a pretty cat for a change. (Here comes the Catholic juju, hocus pocus, hex.) I shouldn't have "wanted" a pretty cat I should have just adopted a needy cat and all would be well.
Is this why he's had so many ailments?
Logical side says, don't be a fool, of course not.
Catholic juju says, yes, your vain desires will granted, but you'll get a "sick" pretty cat, how do you like them apples?
Reading: The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
Listening to: Dinah Washington sing "What a difference a day makes"
That's it for now, must go back to my nail-biting and breast-beating! (ouch)