What is wrong with this statement:
“All you did was put Persian cats in trees, fluff up their hair and made them pose … There is no such thing as a Yeti cat.”
Sorry, but the above response to one of my Yeti Cat posts made me laugh. I had visions of “stuffing” Gypsy Rose in trees, “fluffing” her up, and “making” her pose. Hilarious concept.
But on a more serious note – news on the Mythicbells front.
Nugget recently had a set back in her battle with her nervous disorder. Progress was good until this past Monday when Molly brought Sirocco home reeking of vet odors, set the carrier down in the entry, mis-managed disarming the home alarm and accidentally set it off. Cats flew out of the nursery where the alarm is the loudest while Molly feverishly punched buttons in a futile attempt to turn the damn thing off. Order was eventually restored, but Nugget is back in therapy. Now, two days later, she seems a little more relaxed.
Yes, Sirocco had her teeth cleaned this week. She is the third cat to have this done in 2010. Nugget was first at 6 years of age which turned out to be a routine dental, no extractions or surprises. Sahara, at 3 years of age followed. I knew her teeth were not looking great from her last vet visit, but was dismayed to learn that she suffers from the dreaded feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL), had to have several teeth extracted and that her canine teeth are also affected. The lesions on the canines are small, so we will wait until they seem to bother her. With Sahara’s situation on my mind, I decided to have Sirocco done as well since her teeth also showed a lot of tartar at last year’s check-up. Fortunately her dental turned out to be routine. I still don’t know where I stand on dental procedures for cats. For my cats I’ve arbitrarily decided to do them at about 3 year intervals unless the vet feels strongly it needs to be done sooner or that it’s not necessary. For example, Simba Kahn’s teeth at 3 years old were doing fine, so he did not get them cleaned. This is outrageously expensive which doesn’t make me particularly happy about the huge push for it. I managed to keep a straight face when the vet technician gave me a little toothbrush and carefully went over with me how and when to brush Sirocco’s teeth.
The past week or two have been fairly wet here in California. I can’t complain after hearing the weather reports from other parts of the country, however the cats — especially Sahara and Kalahari — have been failing the slug and worm scans after coming in from the enclosure! This is deplorable, and security is now at code red.
Someone emailed me and said that she noticed in my YouTube videos that I was “frantically” grooming. She’s right! I’m pleased to report that I’m “almost” on top of it. Sahara has been the worst to work with. Nearly all of the kitties now have butt trims and mane trims. Sahara has her tummy shaved. I don’t remember this much fluff last year?
The stud pants adventure continues. JAFO (Nanc) was hoping for a nice little holiday, but every time she puts her materials away another order comes in. “We” are addressing some interesting issues that range from the standard breeding stud spraying to disabled kitties, neutered kitties with bad habits, to tiny Singapura cats whose care taker wanted a custom pant narrow enough between the legs not to chafe. My problems are minuscule in comparison. As a result I’ve been seen both online and in the isles of Target and the local super market scoping out various incontinence pads, paper and pen in hand, taking notes.
And lastly, Sequoia has been entertaining the Kitty Cammers and the YouTubers with her Punkin Head Show. (Don’t blame me for the moniker, ‘Punkin Head’ – this, from one of her many fans, and now we are stuck with it.) If you haven’t seen her show, it’s worth checking out. She refuses to keep to a schedule, so YouTube is probably your best bet.
No kittens on the horizon, but the days haven’t started getting longer yet, so stay tuned …