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 w
ant 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


JB's Big World said...

Hi Lorianna,
Toeshee sure is a little terror, isn't he? I sure do hope he calms down. But then look at our PooPoo....she never has calmed down....hate to scare you like that! But mom still loves her. Mom is worried that PooPoo might forget who her family is by being away so long from home. Mom could not go visit her the last two days.....she is worried PooPoo will forget her!
I am glad you got the scissors away from Toeshee. He may have thought it was a toy but it could have hurt him.
Funny you mention Feliway. Our vet suggested that we get some of that and put it by the litter box when PooPoo comes home to entice her to use the litter box rather than the carpet. Mom hopes it will work!
Sorry for the intermittent visits but I hope to visit again this weekend!
Purrs to you and your furbabies!

Daisy said...

I hope the Good Faerie can calm Toeshee down a little bit! Have you tried a small squirt-gun or spray bottle filled with water? When he is jumping at you and biting or scratching, a small squirt can be a quick way of startling him enough to stop without you having to put your hands on him while he is in "attack" mode. I do think a good bit of what he's doing is just kitten hi-jinks.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We hope you have success with the Feliway. We've never used it but hear it really does work wonders for most cats.
Toshee just needs to grow into his environment and security and adapt to the way things are done then he will settle in and relax.

meemsnyc said...

Some kittens are definitely more hyper than others. Hopefully Toeshee will calm down as he gets older.

Helena said...

Feliway worked for my girl cat but not the boy. Or was it the other way round. Sorry that makes my input completely useless doesn't it? LOL!!!

But I put a quick squirt in the carrier to calm them on the trips to the vet- a few hours before. Also good around firework nights.

Thank you for your visit!! I love your cats. Your fluffy black one looks like mine!

I answered your comment in the comments, but I'll have to do a special post for my moggies soon!

And i shall have to link to this blog!


Helena said...

It should be "Twilight's Mews"!!!

Sweet Praline said...

I hope the Good Faerie can calm down Toeshee. It's obvious he has a loving home, so he needs to learn the ropes.

Thanks so much for my kittyscope today. Mom found another on the Internet that she wil share in one of her later posts next week.

We always enjoy your visits! Mom say to tell your Mom to take care of herself.

Sweet Praline said...

Oops! I forgot to tell you. I have tagged Billie for the quirk meme. You may find the details on my blog on Saturday.

The Meezers said...

the Feliway should really help Toeshee calm down. we hope it does!

JB's Big World said...

How are you all doing today? Did Toeshee get rid of his worms yet? Are you feeling better, Lorianna?
Just a quick hello to you all! And purrs too!

Mo said...

I've heard good things about Feliway, too.
It took a few months, but things are pretty much "as normal as a place with 4 cats sharing an apartment" can get.
Toshee is a little sweetie, and I'm sure things will work out!