After a week of meds, Gus’s ear is much better but it’s not completely gone. There is still black gook in there. I will continue to clean and put drops in but not twice a day. We’ve both been traumatized. He’s a strong and difficult cat to medicate.
On one occasion, I caught him as he was eating dinner. Snagged him but he wiggled and he ended up in his food dish with wet cat food all over his belly. Yes I got the ear drops in but he was totally freaked and spent the night cleaning his fur. Now he’s a cautious eater always thinking someone will blindside him. I stopped catching him at dinner time and found that it was easier after dinner when he was in his food coma. He’s much slower then.
A funny thing happened though. His girlfriend started to eat out of the same dish. I wondered if she was being an opportunist or if she was making it difficult to impossible to catch him at dinnertime. I think it was collusion. Cats take care of their own. In the meantime, today Sasha is going to the vet for her shots. She will need consoling when she gets back. I’m sure Gus is up to the challenge.