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post #91 of 100
When one of my cats was allowed to explore the apartment for the first time, the bathroom steam pipe hissed and he arched his back and hissed back at it.
post #92 of 100
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Remember, in her cat mind, there's not a whole timeline of events that preceded this.
I forget about that sometimes. She just seems so smart that sometimes I forget about stuff like that.

You all were right about the hissing. She went right back to wanting love and affection almost immediately afterwards.

Today, she's doing exceptionally well. I started slowly easing her off of the opiate pain med last night b/c I don't want her to get addicted (plus at the max rate I'm allowed to give it to her, I'll run out quickly) and I tested her neck out - not by moving it myself as I knew that wouldn't be a good idea - but I held her in ways that would prompt her to want to turn her head this way or that to look at my face. I only got a slight squeek of pain when she moved her head all the way up and back to look at me. No signs of massive pain which is good. I've kept her in the crate for the last few days, only taking her out to clean the crate, give her the option of using her standard litter box, and also to give her some love. I put a call into both vets offices that dealt with her to ask if that is an indicator that perhaps in another day or so I can switch her from not being crated, but instead being in my bedroom with the furniture and her toys removed (so that she can't jump around on anything except maybe my bed for her to sleep on).

She hates being in the crate and hearing her cry for me to take her out is difficult.

I've also made alternative plans for her while I'm away on my trip. I decided not to board her with the vet, but instead asked my best friend if she'd be willing to take care of Ally for a week. My friend loves animals and spent years working at the humane society taking care of them. I trust her with the new key to my room (she's about the only person I trust to touch Ally right now).
post #93 of 100
Thanks so much for the update, and it's so good to hear that she's doing better. The hardest thing will be listening to her cry to be out and doing - just like with a child - you've got to be strong for both of you, and it's no doubt hardest on you.

That sounds like a great idea about your friend - has she already made friends with Ally, or can she maybe come by before you leave to be introduced? I bet being at home with familiar scents will be good for Ally - leave some nice smelly tee-shirts for her, as I think she'll want to curl up in them while you're gone.

One thing, which I bet you thought of - you might want to leave letters of authorization with your vet(s) if any medical attention (God forbid) is needed while you're gone, so that your friend or family will be able to get immediate help for her.
post #94 of 100
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has she already made friends with Ally
yep. They get along fine. She met Ally when Ally was really young, and saw her again about 2 weeks ago.

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One thing, which I bet you thought of - you might want to leave letters of authorization with your vet(s) if any medical attention (God forbid) is needed while you're gone, so that your friend or family will be able to get immediate help for her.
I wouldn't be destined to be a decent attorney if I hadn't already taken care of that.
post #95 of 100
Cats are so funny about this stuff. Last week or so, my grumpy one was squinting his eyes in the morning, like they were bothering him for a second. Then he came over to me in bed and swatted me! Obviously because he thought I was (magically) causing it.

Maybe they see us as omnipotent, so anything that happens at home has to do with us.

post #96 of 100
Glad to hear Ally is going to be just fine!
post #97 of 100
We haven't had an update in a while... How is Ally?
post #98 of 100
Is this the week Lawguy was going to visit Minneapolis and their law school? I remember he was setting Ally up with a very skilled caretaker who was going to come to the house. Agree, though - I'd love to see picture of the little girl, and more, to hear good news about her recovery.
post #99 of 100
I hope Ally is continuing to improve also
post #100 of 100
that Ally is recovering well. Please do update when you can.
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