This is a disgusting and graphic post about my last few days of ill cats presented in a lighthearted way that disguises my craziness. Hopefully.
Nothing can take the magic out of holidays like illness, especially the messy kind.
As we moved into the last few days before Christmas a few things happened.
Mollie developed some whopper hairballs. Anyone who knows cats will tell you that they do not barf on bare floors. Their mommies teach them to head for the nearest carpet as soon as they feel queasy.
Our cats are no different. Mollie presented me with some humongous hairballs. She’s a small cat. She must have been all hairball inside. Oh yes, she did a stream effect so that the barf would cover 10 feet. Whatta gal!
Everything is snow-covered outside. Jake prefers to pee outside but does not like to walk in snow. Can’t say I blame him. I wouldn’t like to walk in snow to pee either. The only difference is that he doesn’t like toilets. Nor does he like to pee in a litter box. Sometimes.
That sometimes is when someone else has done their business there. You know that there is a contest as to which cat can defile a newly cleaned litter box first. Jake finds it disgusting if there is a lump there. Go figure.
We have compromised and he has a piddle pad to piddle on that is next to the litter box. Yeah, doesn’t make sense to me either but it’s better than cleaning up piddle in the wrong places.
As if all of that isn’t enough, Morgan got the poops — the really disgusting kind that causes the house to need fumigation. Fortunately she always goes in the box. That is except for this one time.
The day before yesterday she was locked in the screened in porch. She loves it there but someone has to let her back in. She doesn’t have a key and can’t operate the handle. Not yet anyway.
Yep, the urge overtook her while she was sitting on the one cushioned chair on the whole porch. Did I mention it was really disgusting? Yes, I had to clean it. Scoop it up and wash it all. It took a day to get the smell out.
Something good for cats with diarrhea is rice in their food so I had to cook for Morgan. Not only did she enjoy it but everyone seemed to like it. There is no diarrhea here. Yay for me!
So far today, no more hairballs, the snow melted so Jake can pee outside again and Morgan is back to her chipper self. Hazel is good. My prayers have been answered.
Let’s hope that your holiday is a lot less eventful than mine has been.