Wednesday, June 25, 2014

All Quiet On The Eastern Front

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you..

You truly came through in my hour of need.

I love action suggestions and you gave them to me in spades.

I bought the Feliway spray.

I tried to model "calm behavior".

Though if the cats were truly influenced by me, they would get up every morning, strap tiny sponges to their paws and wash the kitchen floor. Maybe stand on their back paws and put a load of laundry in..

And they would certainly sweep up their own hair.

I rubbed Gus all over with crunchies. I wish you could have seen the look on his face when he started cleaning himself.

"Hey, I'm delicious" it said.

I got out their laser toy and we all had such fun playing with it, I now use it as a lure to get them back in the house at bedtime.

Lately this has also included laying a trail of crunchies from the front stoop into the living room.

But that's another story. And a girl's got to sleep, no judging.

By Monday morning I could feed them side by side again.  No more hissing, growling or aggressive behavior.

What an enormous relief for both  humans but especially Gus.

Of course now I have to make another appointment and get Lucy Lui to the vet on her own.  The Feliway spray suggests misting the carrier 20 minutes before attempting to load up the cat. I'm in with that.

Though I don't know if my poor traumatized girl will be. 

But right here, right now, peace and harmony reigns in the house.

Life is once again


17 comments:

  1. I'm really liking that tiny sponge on paws idea, hmmm...Glad all is peaceful back at the ranch.

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    1. Do you think that Max... oh never mind:-)

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  2. ha! glad things are back to normal...when the cat's out of whack, everything else is too. Mine decided she doesn't want to use her box anymore, and there's not enough room in this little cabin for that to be happening!

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    1. Not enough room in any house. Maybe you know the Feliway spray? $$$ for worth it.

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  3. Life is indeed a bowl of cherries. xo

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    1. and at 3.99 a pound one can keep the bowl full!

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    2. Giant grocery store has them on sale for $2.49 this coming week! I'm going to get some. Yum!!

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    3. 2.49? Yay, I'm gonna pack some for lunch now. Cherries forever.

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    1. Oh me too. It was agitating for all of us.

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  5. Good idea, I want my dog to put tiny sponges on his paws to clean the kitchen floor, in the morning and the evening please.

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    1. I'll start a school to train the critters.

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    2. I'm going to sign Molly and Lucy up. Molly already knows how to turn on the bathroom faucet (a new trick this week). I don't want to see my next water bill!

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  6. Glad I didn't tell you the story of ZuZu and Petals. Wish I'd been a blogger then. They might still be married !

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  7. Good news, and you must be feeling loads better too. I didn't quite follow the rubbing of crunchies situation - if I do this to Lottie, will she stop hating Catkin? If I do it to Catkin, will she get her head out of the feeding bowl for five minutes?

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