Picture the scenario - a two cat household.
One cat repeatedly being sick.
Vet visit and traumatic blood test and then the instruction every owner dreads ... we need a urine sample please.
Now maybe dogs are easier but a cat won't wee when watched and so you have the lovely non absorbent litter and have to wait and then syphon it up.
2 cat household remember.
2 cats who will NOT be separated!
So Kira was confined to the kitchen with non absorbent and the tiny litter tray and Fiki has the run of the rest of the house and the litter tray we normally use in our downstairs loo (nowhere else we could put it)
She threw up her breakfast as soon as she ate it so I kept popping down to feed her tiny portions of fresh chicken and asking her nicely to please go for a wee. The pair of them spent the entire morning on each side of the kitchen door howling! I swear you would have thought I had beaten them! Howling like mad.
Nigel came home at lunchtime and I swear as soon as he walked int he door she went and performed for her Daddy. And he hadn't had to endure an entire morning of howling.
The good news is the vet called and said the bloods showed that her white blood count was up but they drilled down deeper than that and it seems it may be parasite related. My cats have never had fleas in 14 years (probably as they are indoor cats and no contact with others) so it is possible it is worms (unusual as again they are indoor cats) but we have now wormed them and they are assessing the urine for protein which will then indicate kidneys or not and we will take it from there.
Let's hope it is worms and we can deal with it - however I fear it may not be. We also have to go back for another blood test as the lab didn't test for thyroid issues. Deep joy.
I just hate it when they are not well. They cannot tell you what is wrong. It's horrible.
I have a new page to share today, made amidst the howling, which was kind of fun and using complimentary colours.
It is very dimensional in real life with lots of the printed elements on foam pads.
I even dug out my old lettering delights to do the title
I had fun finding and printing out the little bits and pieces last week. I have been going to do this page for ages. .
I also have news of a bargain in Dawn's store Baked Goodies Collection full of awesomeness
and this was my page - it did make me giggle
Today I am
- still thankful for vets
- thankful for non absorbing litter ... I think