Okay guys, let’s get right into it. It’s #MeowMonday and we often feature Mondays with Merlin or the rest of the boys with MancatMonday but today we have a bonus. Since our foster girl, we call Nou Nou, arrived almost three weeks ago things have been beyond intense. She wouldn’t eat and you know we tried everything. I resorted to measuring food and water while drowning in worry. She ate in anorexic proportions and finally after a few days she wolfed down what our cats eat. The shelter gave me their cheap food and cats being cats can sniff better opportunities a mile away. We feed a combo of raw and different grain-free premium wet food. She’s no dummy and will no doubt have us wrapped around her paw in no time.
She has one eye and the other one is not pretty when it opens. It leaks and don’t know why it wasn’t stitched up. It’s time consuming catering to a foster cat who has lived at either hoarder or in a shelter cage her entire life (14 months). She’s turned around remarkably fast but she has her quirks. I’m still shaking my head about why this cat at this time when I’m so busy. I was pining for one normal, healthy, loving, gorgeous cat but it’s clearly not in the cards for me. Nou Nou is very odd and scary smart. For a cat who has been deprived in every way, she’s a quick learner and enjoys music, every toy she’s been presented with and dribbles balls like a pro basketball player. The word “droll” captures her purrsonality and she is an adventurous Sagittarian.
Eating is all Merlin does now every 2 hours 24/7. With kidney disease it’s a race against time before weight loss includes loss of muscle mass. It’s happening gradually but noticeably. He’s taking longer to get up the stairs and having trouble getting onto the step stool to the bed. It feel likes I’m doing non-stop cat care, observing, making adjustments, sleeping in shifts in different beds so every cat gets what they need. I work most of the afternoon in bed with Merlin and late at night in my office with Nou Nou.
Thank goodness Domino requires little of me since he’s so bonded with hubby. The full moon yesterday brought the usual kitty crazies and weirdly warm weather. Domino has his Snowshoe winter coat and wondering why is it like September. Meanwhile it’s going from 62 degrees to a low of 9 this week!
And it’s that’s not weirdo enough, I made a short video of Nou Nou playing by the piano and all these flying orbs appeared (I slowed it down a little to show detail). I’ve never had anything like this happen. She’s playing with a new catnip toy I made for her but seems distracted at first. Some say they’re spirit orbs or angel orbs but I have no idea. What do you think?