Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ignore The Mess

... but there are FOUR cats in this picture and no-one is attempting to murder anyone else...

Can you see them?

Ava and Indigo on the bed, Theo in the cat tree 'hammock', Sofia up the top. I am absolutely astounded. What is more, they've been like it for over two hours now...

I've never quite lost hope for Ava and Indigo, you know. They used to snuggle, before Indigo got big and bolshy, and Ava used to call to Indigo a lot when they were seperated. I've seen them sniffing each other a lot recently. I've also seen Inds being an outrageous bully so I don't set that much store by a few sniffs, but it wasn't long ago when Indigo would shriek and posture on the merest sight of any other cat (bar Theo) so we have moved on. Somewhat. Ava would love to be friends I suspect. We'll see.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Results Say...

She hasn't got anything... no FIV, no FeLV, no coronavirus... essentially she's a healthy cat, thank goodness :)

Her white blood cells are still too low though. But there isn't anything nasty going on that could cause this. Possibly stress... but the vet said that even rehoming her may not solve the problem as she'd pine for her sister- probably for me, too, she's rather attached to me. And rehoming her seems terribly drastic.

So I don't know what to do about that really. It's a four cat household, so..? The vet said 'I'm guessing she's the one at the bottom of the pecking order?' and yes, she is, she always has been, I guess I underestimated how stressful that was for her. But even now I know, I don't really know what to do about it.

We've got Feliway plug ins and plenty of places to hide and snooze... Anyone got anything else to suggest?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Say Cheese

The blood tests have gone off, but I do have some good news. Despite not having eaten anything for 12 hours (for the blood test), Ava is still showing a weight gain on last time and is now nearly 6.9 lbs... almost at the bottom of the 'normal' range for a cat her size. Whoop! Really pleased, all that sneaking her extra cheese and cat treats is paying off. Yes I KNOW that isn't exactly healthy for a cat, but frankly I don't care- I don't think obesity is a big concern for her right at the moment!

Anyway two lots of blood are packaged nicely up and by tonight will be winging their way to two seperate labs, one locally to look at her white blood calls, and one in Glasgow, I believe (!) to rule out the big cat 'nasties'- FeLV, FIV and coronavirus.(FIP) Results back in a week, I hope.

Monday, 15 October 2012


Ok, it's a rubbish photo, but I would like to draw your attention to the fact that I have three cats- Indigo, Sofia and Theo, in close proximity and no-one is trying to murder anyone else...

This state of affairs won't last. Indigo is in heat, and is currently wandering restlessly around howling her whiskers off- she can be SO noisy, this kitty. And that is all she is focused on. Sofia could not exist as far as she is concerned. All she can think of doing is shouting her head off and grabbig the attention of all the intact Toms (and some that are not, eh Theo??) in the neighbourhood, who then proceed to pee up my wall in an attempt to woo her. Tell me why I have cats again? Horrid beasts!

Sofia is totally baffled by this and has taken to following Indigo about, staring at her, trying to provoke her into doing something... and Inds won't, she's off on some higher plane (or down in the gutter thinking filthy thoughts more likely given the way she's flirting and presenting at Theo) and isn't playing ball.

It's all absolutely hilarious. I'm sure Inds will go back to her usual posturing in a few days, but it sure is nice to have a break from their usual 'disagreements'.

Ava is back at the vet tomorrow. I don't know when I'll have the results as this lot have to go off to another lab... but I'll be sure to let you know as soon as I can.

Sunday, 7 October 2012


If I ever find out *cough- Theo* who it was who PIDDLED ON MY SHOES earlier *Theo* I may well have to turn him into a furry hearthrug... *ahem... Theo*


 I will shove them in the washing machine and hope for the best. Really though they are getting a bit old now and I suspect they might fall apart!