Thursday, 27 September 2012

Bony Cat

Is still looking bony. Vets next week, and I can't wait to get this next test done and maybe get some answers...

She's looking like an abject little scrap isn't she? But you have to believe me when I say she is still her sweet, cuddly self. She doesn't seem ill. She obviously is though, must be, she looks like a skeleton  :'( It's apparent she isn't eating much now, her poops are small and she doesn't get excited and rush to the food bowls at wet food time. She'll eat out of my hand though (yes, I am a sucker) and I've been trying to slot high cal treats into her when the others aren't looking

I wonder if she'll eat kitten food? She never has before... She's never been one for the boiled chicken either but perhaps she will now? If I sprinkle it with cheese she might, she loves cheese and yes, I KNOW that's people food and not cat food, but look at her!!!!

She won't eat alone either. Sigh. I can see all my other cats are going to get super obese...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Staring Down The Enemy

Lots of fighting today... just when I'd been lulled into a false sense of security!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sleepy Kitties

Yup... they both got kisses for being so adorable...

Sunday, 23 September 2012


Aaaaaand then she went and weed on the bed. Thanks, Inds! Ok I had my anti Indigo protective mat on, but even so she is horrid. (and snuggly...)

Friday, 14 September 2012

Ava The Brave

Ava enters the room with caution- will a whirling dervish appear out of nowhere and see her off?
Ava decides all is well, and comes into the living room! Hurrah! Scuse the sock on the floor...
She's getting very brave. The pictures do show off how skinny she's getting though, and I know I keep saying it but she's quite fluffy as well, so even skinnier than she looks. :( I'll be glad to get that second test done.

Thursday, 13 September 2012


I'm still in charge...

Things are calmer on the whole integration front. There are still multiple bust-ups per day but they are shorter lived and far less likely to turn nasty.

The moggy sisters' boundaries have extended. Sofia will come into the living room now, and I've even seen shy Ava in the hallway. Admittedly she's most comfortable, they both are, when Inds is in her room for the night, when they don't have to watch out for a nasty look or a spitting face off, but they are all shaking down together nicely.

It feels like we are winning, slowly but surely.

Theo, on the other hand, is indulging in a veritable spray-fest, so I must target him for some particular attention. On that note, I'd best take him out for his walk as the skies are looking grey.

......... and I thought I'd posted this already! Skies now blue and sunny! Another walk, Theo?

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Spoke too soon...


Ava is apparently NOT fine. Her bloods did show a slight anomaly in that her white blood cell count is low. Not dangerously low, but lower than it ought to be. She's got to go back in 4 weeks for a repeat test and this time it will be sent off to the lab for her cells to be more closely scrutinised.

It could be nothing. It could be something nasty. We'll have to wait and see.

Incidentally that decides it- until we know what's going on with Ava, Inds won't be going off to be mated- we WILL NOT be having a litter of kittens this winter. Many apologies to anyone who was hoping we might (I know there was one person at least) and to regulars who like to read the kitten diaries! Perhaps a mating next spring or summer, but not in the near future.

I'll still be posting, though! So don't forget to check back.
Ava was back at the vet today, and, surprisingly, she had made a small gain. Hurrah! She also had a full bowel, so it's difficult to tell whether that was the cause!

The fullness of her bowel was a good thing, it shows there's not a lot wrong with her digestion, she's eating and it is clearly being processed as it should. So much to the good. It also meant that the vet couldn't feel her kidneys, and what with that and the fact that she's really feeling very bony now, I agreed to a full blood array of the kind Indigo had when she had her collapsing fit last year. And a urine test. I'm waiting on the results now, but I'm not really expecting any kind of anomaly... Ava's only symptom is skinniness, she's not appearing to be ill in any other way.

Fingers crossed.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Hold your breath...

Last night both Sofia and Ava poked their heads into the living room. Inds soon saw them off, but it felt like progress...

TODAY, on being released from the living room, instead of immediately chasing Sofia up the cat tree, Indigo stood near her, within whacking distance, but no whacking commenced. Instead they had a mutual sniffing session and then just sat next to each other. I was amazed. Indigo then hissed a bit and walked off and Sofia- SOFIA- gave her a thwap on the way lol.

Ten minutes later, Inds turned into hellcat again, chased Sofia up the cat tree and was back to her normal hissy growly self. Oh well, baby steps!