Friday, July 25, 2008
Make It Work Fairy!
Look what Anne of Zoolatry sent me! Cricket is gorgeous in a dramatic black and gold background. She is glaring at Toeshee (Kittenzilla) waiting for The Good Fairy to work her magic with her Fairy Dust to make Toeshee behave better. Thank You so much Anne! You are awesome! Um, hey Good Fairy? How long does it take for that magic dust to kick in by the way? 'Cause Cricket is looking for BBQ sauce recipes and I don't think it's for chicken!
* No I would never let her eat him! But, wow, does she get mad at him! Hissy, pissy, growling MAD!
This weekend I will (hopefully) be buying Feliway. Some nice people in the blogosphere have recomended it and I went to a cat behavior site and they recomended it too. Oh, I hope it calms everyone down!
Last night Toeshee went after a pair of scissors that I had stupidly left out. I grabbed him before he could hurt himself and he punctured my finger with a claw. It really hurt! I cleaned it out and put Neosporin on it. My husband was concerned because I am on medication that lowers my imunity. He's worried that I could get a really bad infection and wondered if maybe we should get rid of Toeshee if he continues his wild ways. He does attack and bite and scratch a lot and I have to walk away or time him out until he calms down. Many of my bitey and scratchy wounds have been slow to heal, but so far no infection. I love the little stinker though! I don't want him to go! There is only one no kill shelter for kitties around here and they always have a waiting list for healthy kitties to take. They also take FIV positive kitties and give them forever homes too which is nice...
But, I do not want to give up on Toeshee yet. He has a long way to grow and I see so many little moments of sweetness with him. If I have him as long as I had Tookie I would be a 61 year old woman when he goes to the Bridge! Unless of course I beat him to it. ;)
I think I might have an idea as to why he's so aggressive. When he lived out in the country he was constantly man-(girl) handled by a six year old who constantly shoved him into doll clothes and dragged him around. He didn't have any other human contact with the adults there. He was fed scraps from fishing and hunting trips, nursed by a mother who had litter after litter of kittens, (GRR!) and was the smallest of the bunch. Wouldn't anyone be messed up a bit after that? I'm amazed he has attached himself to me as much as he has.
Do you think things will get better? I am wishing and hoping!
I also wish and hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I can't believe I have been blogging for a year and I feel so blessed to have made so many friends!
Blogging has been thereputic for me after a really awful year of being ill and especially losing my most beloved Tookie. The world is a better place to be in, now that I have met so many wonderful people and their furbabies.
Gentle Hugs to All