Romeo’s been on medical watch this week after I found a puncture wound just at the base of his ear that was forming an abscess, obviously the result of a recent cat fight. I did my best to clean the area, then started him on antibiotics, and managed to get it under control without a vet visit.
But as a result, I’m being more careful about keeping him in at night. It’s during those long nights that he seems to get himself into trouble. More wandering by other cats at night, I suspect. Doing the cat head count just before we go to bed can lead to errors, like the night Ms. Annie got stuck outside. But mostly it has worked, and mostly Romeo is recovered.
Wally’s okay as long as I can get that 1/4 of a pill down her. It’s an appetite stimulant that really works. But I have to cut the pill up, so it is already crumbling as I try to stuff it into her. I’ve got about a 50-50 record with Wally. She’s one of the best at shooting that pill out and acting like I’m poisoning her. But when it gets down, she eats. So it’s worth the fight.
Duke was sound asleep in a spot with little light this morning when I was running around with a camera gathering my Feline Friday quota, so he’s not represented in today’s photo gallery.
No worries. I’ll be sure to roust him next week.
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