I can see you all now, peeking through your fingers at yet another long post from Molly, wondering “dare I read this one or give it a miss?” What kind of mood is she in today? What is today’s rant? No guarantees, but you might be able to relax THIS time. I’m way over due for a ‘what’s-been-going-on’ post. A few brave souls have asked about upcoming litter news and whatnot. No word yet as to whether they’ve recovered. Alright, I MAY be painting myself a little worse than I need to.
Let me think. What was the last thing I was whining about about? Ad nauseum! Oh, right. Nugget, Sequoia, Simba Kahn and the pee wars! I’ll start there. Many of you have asked about Nugget. She has quite a little following in her own right and I must remind her of that. Perhaps it will help improve her flagging self esteem. I took Nugget to the vet to have her checked … AGAIN … just to be sure (translation here: vet wouldn’t consider treatment without another $200 in tests) that her spraying was not due to a urinary issue. It wasn’t. Boy, am I surprised! lol. In any case, I now have a cat on Prozac! Times sure have changed. I had to have it filled at the regular people pharmacy: Nugget Barr (cat). Prozac actually does show promise in feline anxiety and related spraying. Nugget has been on the drug for a couple of weeks and *seems* to be a bit more confident and relaxed. Not a lot, but a bit, and I have not actually witnessed or seen any evidence of her spraying. So, I’m hopeful.
On a slightly different subject, I’m having Nugget’s teeth cleaned this coming week. She is six and last had them done at three years of age. I HAD arbitrarily decided that every three years for the teeth cleaning was a good idea until I got the estimate which just about gave me a stroke. It’s gone up $300 over what it cost three years ago. I’m officially in protest. I was going to do Sahara this year as well, but now I’m undecided. The cost of this procedure (at least in my area) is simply not within the manageable range of an average pet owner — certainly not if you have more than one pet. I really wish I had an answer to this issue!
No kittens on the horizon. We may be in for another long dry spell with the days growing shorter. Truth be told, only a week or so ago, I couldn’t handle the stressful thought of kittens again any time soon, but I seem to have turned the corner. I’m in no hurry, but I can now envision little baby Sequoia’s around the house. In the meantime I’m getting a huge kick out of her kittenish ways as well as all of the other resident kitties. By and large, they are all doing well at this moment in time.
I’ve been working on Simba Kahn’s wardrobe with the help of JAFO of Granny Nanny’s Hearts and Crafts (she has links over on the right). She is taking my idea for the harness style stud pants and making them into a professionally made product and adding some ideas and touches of her own. Simba Kahn is pretty easy, but I’ve been getting a few inquiries from other breeders so the contraption needs to be adjustable if we decide to make them available for other cats. SO, SK has a growing collection of outfits. The first prototype has hearts on them, so he wore hearts on his butt for a while. The second prototype is a little more manly and has some metal on it in the way of a snap and a “D” ring — my little biker dude. He does NOT appreciate his stylishness, I’m afraid, but once I tackle him and get him into them, he wears them with grace. It may be the time of year, but his marking behavior is way down, so I’m taking my chances at night and most of the day and just harassing him in the evenings when he likes to wander in and out and be a nuisance. It’s almost a pity to have a fully appointed wardrobe and no reason to use it!
Oh, one more item that might be of interest. I wasn’t sure I was going to be up to doing another calendar this year (for 2011). However yesterday I awoke with ambition and enthusiasm! I have started the 2011 calendar. I already like how it’s developing, so I should think there WILL be another Mythicbells calendar. I hope to include the adults that were left out of the 2010 calendar and of course each kitten from the G and H litters.