What a week! We completed a large project (not cat-related) that delayed the opening of our Etsy shop and our 2013 calendar. If you’d like to support at some of our friend’s shops the Nipfest Holiday Bazaar is today!
Our #1 priority is always is the well-being of family and includes the kitties.
Our vet Dr. G. who always has great advice paid us a visit on Tuesday. Since he has a fully equipped mobile clinic, we don’t need to place the cats in carriers but like using a Kitty Kuddly to travel the 20 feet door to door. Merlin is an easy patient (an enema and Sub-Q ) and woo hoo, Dr. G. is coming back in a couple weeks. We’ve never been more grateful for the convenience and reduction in feline stress with the increase in vet visits as Merlin continues to decline.
Gris Gris is vet skittish and needs to be scooped up before V E T enters my mind. One thought and he’s Houdini. I wanted his leg checked out from a recent limp courtesy of Odin jumping on him. Gris Gris was not amused to have been “tricked”. The leg was fine but a big wood tick on his neck had its lunch permanently interrupted. We’d stopped tick prevention after the first frost but clearly some ticks are hardy. If you live in the North East you might want to give your cat on last tick check for the season.
Gris Gris and Domino are still enjoying sunny days on the porch despite the dip in temperatures. Some days they only stay long enough to play artist’s muse.
Odin achieved several milestones. He finally conquered the very tall antique armoire in a single jump. Gris Gris prefers his warm TV cubby. It’s the only spot in the house verboten to any other cat.
Odin loves the limelight and was featured this week at Cattipper.com and couple other places. I can’t keep track of that boy. With his outdoor activities curtailed, he’s needing more creative play challenges indoors. He’ll play with toys but prefers interactive games like “catch me if you can”.
Now if only he could bring home the bacon! What are your kitties up to this weekend? There’s a blog hop here