Saturday, August 18, 2012
Now on to introducing you to Fancy! (aka FancyFace/Miss FancyPants). This little one is 14wks old, found starving and begging outside a 7-11 for food. Named Carla by the rescue league, I met her accidentally the weekend before last, cut some mats from her poor fur during a chat with the rescue ladies, and unknowingly fell in love. The whole rest of the week I couldn't stop thinking about her, and then the next weekend (just this weekend past) I ended up with her. And she is just great. She has a lovely curious and happy little personality. She has ankle socks on her front feet and knee socks on her back feet. I love how each half of hear little head is completely different. She has big ears and paws, and huge whiskies. She cannot meow, no one really knows why. They said she might have been born that way, or she might have been kicked in the throat while begging for food, but in any case she can't make a sound. She and Attie are starting to get along quite well, and I can tell they will soon be good friends. (Even if we had given Audrey to my sister, we actually would have had to get another kitty anyway - because of Attie's severe anxiety she cannot be alone, she gets very upset and destructive.) My only issues with Fancy are these: 1) Her long fur. She is shaved down now, due to the terrible mats she had, but she will get extremely poofy and floofy and I've never had to take care of the grooming for a long haired cat before. 2) Her food obsession. I'm sure it comes from her previously starving on the street but she will attack for your food, we have to put her away when we eat - hopefully that will abate with time and lots of good food. 3) Her butter fetish! Unfortunately she shares Attie's butter craze. She dove into a bowl of melted butter a few days ago and the grease factor on that long fluffy fur is gross.
Well without further ado, here's Fancy!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Nothing is going well yet with the girls. It's so upsetting. Tried forcing them to be in the same space for the week but it didn't pan out, even with very heavy doses of medication. So we are attempting separation again, in the hopes that some calm time away from one another will help. We shall see. But I've been taking lots of pictures of them both lately, since my heart is so heavy and I'm not sure if we may lose one. So here are Miss AudreyCake's recent "glamour shots," and isn't she just gorgeous? My little house panther is such a wonderful girl.
"Pee-Ess" --- I just want to say thank you to you all, and several in particular such as Katnip Lounge and Katie Isabella and her mommy, who have been there through all this. I know I don't get the chance lately to stop by and visit blogs and return your support, friends, but please know that it is so greatly appreciated and a comfort in what feels like dark times.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Yesterday evening I brought Attie outside with me on her leash and harness, which I do somewhat frequently, and it's never been an issue before. But she must have stepped on or passed through some scent that Audrey doesn't care for, because just a bit after I brought her back inside, BAM, Audrey went right for her, claws swinging. I feel terribly guilty that it seems to be my fault that this all has started again, but I honestly wasn't expecting any kind of reaction just because Attie was outside for 10 minutes, 15 tops. I do this often in the nice weather. Audrey has never really shown any interest in going outside, but Attie likes it on occasion, and so I bring her out for a little sit or a little stroll every now and again. Never once upon her return indoors has Audrey raised any kind of a fuss. But this time she must have felt something was somehow amiss and she attacked, pretty visciously. And you all know she has big huge claws, but Attie was declawed before I rescued her, so this playing field is not level.
So here we are again, cats separated. We attempted to get Attie smelling "right" by keeping her in the bedroom overnight with her pink beddie and surrounded by things that smell like both cats and humans. You know, all the regular smells of the house. But when we tried again this morning to get the two together, Audrey again went straight for her. And so I shut Audrey away in the spare room while I went to work for a few hours, leaving Attie with the run of the house, even though I don't know how long it took her to stop vibrating and venture out from under the sofa. Thankfully I am off work early today, so I'll be using the rest of the afternoon to attempt to fix this. I just got home and double-dosed both cats with Attie's alprazolam. (Try not to worry about that, Attie takes a teeeeeensy weensy dose, and I did make sure to call the vet to check on weights and safe dosages.) I'm currently waiting for it to kick in and take effect. So basically, and call me a bad cat mommy if you have to, my plan is to dose them dopey, get Audrey into the harness so she can't chase after Attie, and then attempt to get them back in the same room without incident. Because another 3 months or whatever it was of that separation and rotation is just not going to fly here. I'll tell you guys it was a major strain on our household and honestly we don't think we can take it again. Last time this happened we tried valiantly every trick in the book and nothing worked but medicating finally. So I'm skipping all the rest and going straight there, which sucks and I really do hate it, but if this isn't fixed we will wind up losing a cat, which would break my heart to pieces.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
We is starting to think Apple is a little shady. Exactly one year ago, we boughted a brand spanky new MacBook Pro, and it promptly died. Under warranty, it was fixed for free. But now, almost one year to the day of the repair, it has died again. Same problem, the hard drive. We is verreh cranky, and my mommeh is even crankier, saying words I is not allowed to says. So she has to bring it to Apple tomorrow night after she leaves The Work Place, and see what on earth is the matter again - but the prollem is the warranty is up so if it costs much to fix we will not be around for a while, its short on green papers around here lately, and doing bloggies from the cell phone like this is No Good. So... sees you when we sees you. *sigh*
Monday, June 18, 2012
Quick note from Mommeh: Kitties and friends! As you all can see, the girls are getting along better and better, and it's time I turned the bloggie back over to Attie, who is definitely feeling much better and more like herself. Her current medications are keeping her even and in time she will unlearn her recent behavioral mistakes. As of now she and Miss AudreyCake have begun to play together again, even though there may still be a small spat if things get too rough, but it's clear sailing for the most part. And so, Mommeh bids you all adieu - the girls will begin posting for themselves again and will be around for visits to you all very soon.