Cats, man.

Jul. 11th, 2017 07:15 am
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 One of the cats, Sophie, is a walking collection of medical conditions. This has manifested in what's essentially a hunger strike, and she's almost literally starving herself to death in a free-feeding household. 

Good job, animal. 

The solution to this has been to feed her canned food, separately from the rest of the cats. However, she really only eats under supervision, so someone needs to sit with her while she licks at food for 45 seconds, wanders away, comes back, licks at food for 45 seconds, etc. Until she's managed to eat most of a half a can of catfood. 

This message brought to you by the reason why I'll be late to work today. :|

Date: 2017-07-13 07:19 am (UTC)
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Fucking cats!

My own furry child announced to me on Saturday that Timmy had fallen down the well, and then I watched her go in and out of the litterbox every five minutes for an hour. And then we went to the fucking animal hospital. $400 and two attacks on the vet tech later, we learned that she seems to have a UTI. Now I'm being punished by having to feed her antibiotics twice a day for ten days. She is also a licker instead of an eater, so even coating her fucking pills in cream cheese, I still had to jam them into her mouth. Now I'm crushing them and mixing them into her daily wet food instead; that seems to be working. Oh, but the antibiotics are messing with her gut flora, as they do, so now we're also having bouts of low-grade diarrhea in her frequent litterbox trips and she's dragging her ass all over my floor. I've probably washed a large section of my floors now by spraying-and-wiping with paper towels. *facepalm*

The good news is that while I was at the vet signing over my more valuable organs to them while the cat refused to give a urine sample and kept swatting anyone who came at her with a needle, I learned that she's finally down to her target weight!

Date: 2017-07-13 04:41 pm (UTC)
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We'll see how long I stick to journaling this time! I have a co-op work term in January now so that might turn me into a ghost, time will tell.

Date: 2017-07-15 10:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh aminals. *shakes head*

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