Monday, November 30, 2009

More tummy trouble

Whitey lost his dinner last night, but seems okay now. A mitigating factor is that he had CatSip (milk for cats) before dinner last night, but that's never given him trouble in the past.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

End of Story

The most interesting thing about Whitey overnight is that he wanted to sleep where my feet go in the bed. This is MUCH better than last night, his tummy troubles appear over.

Tummy Trouble

If you think cats don't come when called, you've never seen me yell "Whitey, Dinner!" at supper time. The volume wakes him up, and the associated food preparation noises send him trotting down to the kitchen.

Alas, last night's normalcy ended with his arrival. Whitey sniffed at his bowl, and then he walked away, leaving it untouched. His next stop was the front hall, where he threw up a soft mustard yellow solid (not a hair ball), and then he settled in the living room looking tired and a little tense.

He never did have dinner, although later Katherine got him to take some cat nip both for the tummy settling effect and the happy cat effect.

This morning was better. When I found him in the living room, he got up and comfortably stretched. He later visited Katherine upstairs to tell her it was breakfast time. When breakfast was served, he at least sampled his food. An hour later, he stopped by at the kitchen sink where I was working and gently meowed for some more, which he received and made some more progress on.

He's not back to normal, but as Katherine notes, after stomach trouble she doesn't jump back to full meals either.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lead With the Nose

Someone scratched Oscar on the nose. Again.

And again, we suspect he deserved it.

We just wish he'd learn before someone gets seriously hurt.