I meant to mention something the other day!
Remember the door sharing last weekend? I had such a good shot of Star's back and I totally forgot to point out that her hair was all coming back on her bald spot!
Here's a close up of her back.
That's not skin, that's fur! The shiny line there is where she parted it in her bath. Up on her neck is one of her hairless scars from when she was 'made a mommy' from a strange cat who broke into her home at the time.
I've stopped putting the coconut oil on her back because not only is the skin all smooth and no scabs and healthy looking, but she just over licks to get it off! She gets her coconut oil fix straight from the jar now! And trust me, if I forget, she reminds me!
I know some of you have said you give your kitties coconut oil, so I'm wondering if any of you have noticed something that I noticed in Star since she's been on it.
I've talked before about how Star gets a drink from her special glass in the bathroom every night, and that she used to jump up there for it but since she's gotten older and I'm pretty sure arthritis is starting to bother her, that she asks to be picked up and put there. It is the ONLY time she wants to be picked up and no, she does NOT want to be held because as soon as she is up, heads for that counter and if you try to stop her, she will claw her way there.
Anyway, since she's been on the coconut oil, she has stopped asking to be picked up. Shuns my offer of help with extreme prejudice! And she jumps up all by herself! Is it a coincidence? Is the coconut oil, for lack of a better word, 'oiling' up her joints? Does it work that way?
I know it's not the weather, as least I don't think so. It has warmed up some, but it's been very rainy and I'm pretty sure rain and damp does not make arthritis feel good.
All I know is that my little girl is looking, and feeling, better! Thanks for all the purrs!!