Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More Muffy

Update on Muffy: She doing pretty good. She pulled a bunch of hair off her back the other day and it looks terrible. I wish we could get her to stop doing that, but I don't think we ever will.

I have to feed her 4 times a day. Yes, Muffy gets "Fourth Meal." She will currently eat Fancy Feast "Grilled" varieties of canned cat food. She's eating almost all of her food, that's nearly 12oz a day (4x3oz). I wish I didn't have to feed her that much, but she is only doing slight better than maintaining weight... she currently weighs 7.5 lbs which is good since her weight a month ago was 7.3 lbs. I continue to do what I can.

To address the comment by Birds and Squirrels, I did feed her baby food (mixed with regular food for nutritional completeness) for a long time, but eventually she turned her nose up at that. I'm glad I don't have to feed her baby food anymore because her favorite flavor was veal... As a vegetarian, I find that to be especially atrocious but I'd rather support the veal industry than let my cat die so I did what I had to do.

Interestingly enough, I did not store the baby food in the "baby cabinet." The baby food went to another cabinet in the kitchen.

I also have left over baby food that Muffy hasn't eaten and I don't plan on feeding it to her again unless necessary. I'm considering giving some of it to my brother for his kid, but it seems wrong... I felt bad feeding that stuff to my cat, I can't imagine feeding it to a real baby.

Muffy is drinking like a fish. I'm worried about her kidneys, but as long as she keeps drinking we should be good. She has taken to licking up the water in the shower after we get out. I'm not thrilled by this, but if it helps to keep her kidneys going, I'll let it go.

We keep water bowls every where for her. She has 5 right now. One in each bathroom (2 total), one in the kitchen, one in the laundry room, and one on the coffee table. That's right. Acutally, it's a cup just like we drink out of. She was always fighting us for our water when we were watching TV, so we decided just to giver her her own cup and it sits there for her all the time.

It's colder now and she's more snuggly in bed. I call her my cuddle bug. She likes to sleep in the nook of my arm and that's just fine with me.

Here are some pictures of her in some of her favorite places.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on Muffy. I'm glad to hear that she's doing pretty well. She is so lucky to have such kind humans that take very good care of her. Those pictures are very cute. I wish I could get my cats to sleep in a basket. Adorable!

I'm a vegetarian too, and I understand about the veal. The only flavor of baby food that my cats would eat was the chicken. One of my cats now has a food allergy, and for a while we had to do a food trial with venison, duck, and rabbit, which made me feel so awful. My cat was eating duckies and bunnies! He hated all of those (thank goodness), and we now have him on a limited ingredient chicken and brown rice food.