|Coconut Oil container|
|Patty O'Malley eating coconut oil|
|Greasy kid stuff|
So, I carefully cleaned a container that once held my face cream, and The Hubby loaded it with coconut oil. It sounds like it's a liquid, but it's not! It's more of a paste, that will become liquid if warmed. I carried said container outside, and proceeded to smear the stuff on Patty O'Malley's back as he ate his dinner. I have to use two hands, to part his fur and rub the paste onto his skin. Needless to say, the cat looks fairly greasy once I'm done. Fortunately, he did not put up much of a fight on the first day, Saturday.
Sunday, I dutifully gooped up his back again, even though he jumped up on the food station top, and even tried to bite me, in a faint attempts to get me to stop messing up his fur. I let him sniff the container, and he ate some too. I explained out loud my motives to both Patty and Sweetie; not sure if either was listening, however...
Since it's only been two days, I won't crow about success. I certainly feel less scabs, but I will keep at it for awhile, to see if he really begins to heal and the sores disappear. He may not like to way his fur looks, and I may have to trap him again, but I'm hoping that the coconut oil does the trick. So lucky that Patty and I have a great relationship, otherwise I would never be able to grease him up like that. Today it's been raining heavily, and the wind! Temperatures are above freezing, however, so tonight after work...while he's eating his dinner...I'll be gooping up his back fur again!