Wednesday, 1 May 2013

More Cat Stuff...

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Salmon slivers worked in the past...
As I mentioned yesterday, Monsignor Miaowrini has been acting strangely and is sporting a new "shaved patch" look. She hasn't been scratching, but Cardinal Furretti has, and bald patches can be cause by flea irritation, so I decided that I would apply some flea stuff to the back of their necks.

As with the worming medicine, they really don't like this stuff. I am at a loss to understand why - they don't object to being scratched there... but one touch with the liquid and they're out of the catflap faster than you can say "Vet."

This time I decided to be sneaky. When both cats were inside waiting for dinner this evening, I closed the catflap. Then I cracked open the smoked salmon. Both cats were very keen on the smoked salmon...

I then pounced on one cat (I had them in two different rooms) in mid chomp and administered the drops. She ran away, mortally offended, leaving the remaining morsels of salmon. Meanwhile, I pounced on the other cat and repeated the exercise. Same reaction.

I wasn't too worried... I figured that the smell of salmon would overcome all sulks in due course.

It hasn't.

Both cats tried to escape through the closed catflap. One growled at the other - I'm not sure who. Furretti gave ground first, and because I tried to administer a sliver of salmon to Miaowrini, she jumped onto the highest bookcase, mortally offended. I retrieved her and made a fuss of her, and she has now condescended to sleep at the foot of my bed... but now Miaowrini is sulking and resisting all blandishments, running behind the sofa if I try to approach her.

The salmon slivers remain uneaten...

3 comments:

Callum Lane said...

You just cannot win with cats. My aunt had a cat, it got a little neurotic, so she decided some company was in order; she ended up with two neurotic cats...
Furretti & Miawrini are behaving fine. It is when they start to work in tandem that you really have to worry.

Zephyrinus said...

Women !!!

Corr !!!

Stitchwort said...

What is it about those few drops of liquid on the back of their necks?

Years ago, I had a diabetic cat, who had to be given a shot of insulin in that same area every day, and she never twitched a whisker. In fact, friends who looked after her one time when I was away (in England!) reported that her attitude was "will you hurry up and do it so I can have my supper!"

But my present cat and flea medicine? You'd think I was throwing an entire bucket of water on her.

But thanks for the reminder. She's overdue for her treatment, and you can picture her off sulking with the Monsignori.

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