I'm late writing a post today because Leo decided he needed LOTS of snuggles. So I sat and held him while he slept. Every time I thought, I really need to get something done today, I'd look down and see his sleeping face looking like he was smiling and I'd think it can wait a little longer.. Is there anything sweeter than a snuggly kitty?
I think Leo has had his last dose of antibiotic... He's supposed to have it through the weekend, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. He's very suspicious of his stinky goodness now.
Let me rant for just a moment.. What genius decided that cat medicine should smell and taste like bubblegum??? Hello! Even kids find that disgusting! Cats have a stronger sense of smell, so you add in a strong cloying scent of something they don't even consider food? Seriously? If you want a cat to eat it, make it smell like nothing so we can hide it! Or at least let it smell and taste like chicken or fish for Pete's sake! Yeesh..
Anyway.. So for the last few times, he's been giving his food a big once over, then giving me dirty looks. He ate it, but was not happy. And as soon as Star walked away from hers, he'd try to trade bowls. We would pick up Stars and direct him back to his. He eat his own then. Most of it, the medicated part anyway.
Until last night. Last night he ate a little of it then walked away. And threw it up. We know it was him that threw it up because when Star throws up, she makes a HUGE production of it and we certainly didn't hear any of her dramatics. He didn't go back to his bowl, and he wasn't too interested in hers.
This morning I put the antibiotic in his medicine as usual and he just sniffed it. And then tried to bury it. He would have no part of it. I gave him plain, non medicated food and he ate every bite. So it's not his appetite, it's the antibiotic. Since he's only got a few days left of a three week regimen, I'm going to just stop giving it to him. I tried the vet to ask about that, but they're not in today. Presumably an extra day for the holiday.
So tonight, he's only going to get the other medicine, the capsule. that, I hope, has no smell and he wont notice. That's the one that's supposed to make it easier for him to go and help with any pain, so at this point I think it's the more important one. In my mind anyway.
I really do think he's doing better. And I hope missing just a few days of antibiotic wont make much difference. We know he's going well, no problems there. He sleeps fine, he plays fine, and he torments Star fine. He's a happy little, sorry, BIG boy. But I'll still breathe easier after his test on the 16th!
Look, they can share a door! Sorta..
Leo: Hey down there! Wanna share the door?
Star: With you? Not really..
Star: However.. at least I don't have to sit next to you. And there are interesting things out there.
Leo: That works, I guess. Ooo! the bugs are coming toward the porch light!
Leo: I get the up high bugs! Hee hee!!