I can't wait till I can really handle him. I feel like after today it won't be long. He is stretched out behind my chair right now snoozing.
I want to groom him so bad. I want to brush him. I want to wash his face. I want to front line him. [Thank god we don't have fleas but there are ticks way out in the yard]...... but since it's summer I am compelled..... I want to give him his shot updates..... I keep the yard treated for ticks but one could always slip by.........
I am glad he is not exposed out there since he is confined to a particular area but I will feel better when he will let me handle him and do these things.
I just want to groom him so bad. I think he will enjoy being brushed. They all love it so much. Even my little wild star just collapses under the brush....
That's toe standing on the other side of my hand. He was sure he was missing out on some food.
Speaking of food, my little girl "Flower" has lost about 3-4 lbs.. She is holding her own at this time due to deligence on my part. She is wormed and as far as I know very healthy. But the other cats have decided they hate her. They pick on her and keep her from eating. Since she perfers to be outside, I didnt' notice that she wasn't eating and she lost weight before I realized what was happening.. She is frail right now but on the mend. So I am feeding her separate and special food to fatten her up. I am also keeping all the cats off the bed at night except her. We are making her special and making sure all the other cats know it. She is afraid to even come in the living room. Tulip is the main culprit. He attacks her when ever he sees her... It has drained her emotionally.. I have started keeping food by the cat door for her and water as well so she won't have to come very far in the house to get a bite if she wants something in between her special feedings. We made her a special space in our closet that is hid from the other cats and she stays there when she is in the house. When I call her to eat she runs and gets in her separate place and gobbles her food up. The others do not have access to her when she eats. She has gained about 1 lb already. I went and got her some hard kitten food maxim and some iams canned kitty food since it has approx 300 calories per 6 oz. I am keeping her kitten chow out while she eats and feeding her one 6 oz can a day. I bought her 17 cans while ago... and 5 lbs of hard food... They did this to Pebbles as well when we first got her... But we got them over it by doing exactly the same things we are doing for Flower. Pebbles and Flower are full sisters by the way.... Flower has a loving little personality and is a meek kitty. She doesnt' fight back. She just gets cowed down.
I can already tell a difference in how several cats are relating to her based on how I am sheltering her. Sleeping in the bed with us gives her a little pull with them...The one exception is Cleo. She has always slept with me. And she is accepting of Flower being on our bed. There are only a few that even attempt to get on the bed with us. Cleo is in charge of that. I am telling Tulip NO when he tries to get her. IF someone jumps on the bed, I make them get down if Cleo doesn't and little Flower lays quiet and still with her little body pushed tight against me. I put my hand over her body and she lays quietly and knows I will protect her. She is terrified they are going to attack her.... I feel so guilty I did not notice this until she got skinny. I work and cant' watch them all the time.... This just slipped by me.... but she is doing better now.
I have never had this problem. She used to get along with all of them. But with Tulip being born and at an age where he is starting to grow up, he feels tough and is sowing his oats or something. So it appears he is taking the lead in this and the others are following or going along with it...
urmph.........that will stop....... He is already getting a little better but Flower is still afraid of him. We have a ways to go yet.
And also if anyone is interested, here is a link that lists calories for different kinds of cat foods.http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/canfood.html
This page tells how to calculate the content of other cat foods.....http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/foodfaq.html