Monday, August 16, 2021

Messy Mancat Monday

Sorry for the late post, friends. I've actually been doing pretty good lately about writing and scheduling posts early, but this weekend was a bit, well, chaotic. And full of cleaning and laundry. My poor boy Evan is having a major urinary incontinence flareup, which indeed does happen to him often. He's hind limb paralyzed and is admittedly a messy boy, so it's nothing new. Right now he's urinating on himself every time he sleeps, and since he's quite literally violently opposed to wearing a diaper, he just gets to sleep on special blankets and kitty beds that are just for him, and that get washed more times than you can imagine.

We're still experimenting with different types of blankets, some plastic liners, and all that sort of jazz. Of course, Evan's favorite places to lay are still those that are the hardest to clean. Like that bulky bed he's in there above. Oh well. If he's happy, then I'm happy.

Evan wants to send out an SOS now. He just learned that he's going back to the vet yet again on Wednesday. He regularly gets sanitary shaves there, since he won't let me shave him myself. Evan's gone from getting sanitary shaves every 6 weeks, to every 4 weeks, and now to pretty much every 2 weeks, because he needs it. And this Wednesday I'm going to ask them to shave him plenty extra. Nearly the entirety of his back legs will hopefully be shaved, because even though I try to clean him multiple times a day, it's getting nearly impossible to keep him clean and dry. If you were curious, Evan hates being bathed. A lot. And he lets me know that he hates it. So, to help us both maintain our sanity, bald his back end will be.

Happy Monday, friends!

Freaky Flashback Doodle of the Day

As a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe, reading, writing, and of course cats, this here was one of my favorite doodles to scribble up in 2019.

Tip of the Day

We're in the midst of doing a series of tips on getting your cat to the vet, which is sometimes far easier said than done. Today's tip on this topic is to do your research and to know about the clinic of choice prior to arriving there. For example, look up or call ahead and find out if the clinic you're considering is cat-only, cat-friendly, or provides a cat-only lobby. Finding a clinic that is in some way cat-friendly can make for an easier, calmer trip to the vet for your kitty. Before arriving, you can even find out which door to enter at a cat-friendly clinic to ensure that you are in the cat-only lobby, so that your kitty can feel as safe and comfortable as possible right from the start.

In addition, if or when possible, especially for skittish cats, you can try to find out a clinic's quietest, least busy time of the day, or day of the week. This way, if it's feasible and necessary, you can potentially schedule to take an especially scared cat when the clinic is as quiet as possible. Though certainly not all clinics do this, some clinics will have a day, or even partial day, when they will see only feline patients. If this is the case at your clinic of choice, try to schedule appointments for your kitty on this likely quieter, calmer day. It never hurts to be prepared, so for the sake of your kitty, find out important or helpful details of a clinic prior to your kitty's appointment. This can help things go more smoothly, and can help a cat feel as safe and calm as possible.


Eastside Cats said...

Oh Evan!
We understand that you don't like baths, or having your momma shave you, or wear a diaper either, so you must go to the vet.
At first, when Chucky began having pee problems, The Hubby would throw out everything he could...then he got smart, and let me handle everything! HA!
Take care, handsome Evan!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You are such an angel of a cat mom! Evan is incredibly lucky to have you. That's one of my very favorite doodles! I wonder why...

pilch92 said...

Poor Evan-and poor you. I hope he feels better soon. I love the tortie you drew, so cute And great tips too.

catladymac said...

Sending purrayers and Power of the Paw to sweet Evan.

catladymac said...

We send sweet Evan purrayers and Power of the Paw to get better soon!

messymimi said...

Evan, i'm praying you get better soon.