Sunday, February 22, 2009

So Near and Yet So Far

Mousie developed complications of neutering, had surgery and must now wear the e-collar (as in Queen Elizabeth) for 10 days to prevent him from licking the surgery site.

Eating and drinking are now very complicated for the poor pussycat, who may be wishing he just stayed in the wild. He is on a rampage of knocking over all the dishes and containers I am using to make his life easier in this healing period.

I am considering dumping him into a drawstring bag and taking off the collar for at least the time it takes to have dinner and a drink. If anyone has expertise in these matters, please leave a comment. What I see on the interwebs is not encouraging. My daughter Audrey says at least with the small memory that cats have, once this episode is over, Mousie will revert to being his carefree self. I hope so.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try raising his food and water bowl a little higher. You can also just take it off during feeding time if he is not prone to run off and make it difficult for you to get him to put the collar back on.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Definitely raise the dishes as mentioned above. In a day or so, he should calm down some. You can give him a bit of extra love and try some cat treats fed by hand.

Boy, Mousie is one mad little kitty in that photo. But, the collar is for the best. Otherwise he will bite and lick the surgery site and he's better off without an infection. You might be able to remove it sooner if it looks like it's healing up well.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Hi Jackie,
Thanks for the advice. I saw Roofus last week while waiting for the train. I couldn't figure out how he gets on that small roof.

6:29 PM  

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