28 December, 2022


It's Sweetnesday!

Our outside-now-inside kitty isn't grooming as she once did.

She has fur clumps all over her flanks.
One or twice a day I break out the comb to gently work at them; it's her undercoat fur, and it is surprisingly light in color.

Sweetie allows about five minutes for these ministrations, before those murder mitts give the signal that she's had enough.

No doubt, she's feeling stiff and not as bendy as she once was, so her ablutions are at a minimum.

Am not asking for advice; she's an old cat, and pilling her with pain meds causes more stress than leaving her be, and mixing something into her food hasn't been successful either.

She has her heated spa bed, and she enjoys laying on the hardwood floor in the spare bedroom, next to the heat vent.

Have put a soft towel down, and a plush beddy, but she only wants the floor.

As you wish, Queen Sweetie.

I don't like it, it's not about me, is it?


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Yes, that is a sign of being arthritic. You are doing all you can by teasing those clumps out as she allows.

Mickey's Musings said...

Yup, a common occurrence in older cats.
Not as flexible anymore. As long as they continue to eat, then all is well.
Purrs, Julie

Sandee said...

I know your mom will help you with this issue. It's hard to get old and it's the peeps job to get you through it as much as possible. You're sure cute.

Have a purrfect day and rest of the week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

I have just started Tama on a course of green-lipped mussel oil from New Zealand, recommended by a friend who has had excellent results with it. We'll see how well that works for her. She, however, LOVES to be groomed. The more the better, and I could do it all day every day!

pilch92 said...

Poor Sweetie. I have to brush Emmy daily and work on her mats too.

catladymac said...

Old Blacky - the stray who wandered up a couple years ago - had a heavy undercoat. The vet techs recommended this for grooming him and it worked well (but he didn't mind it too much either)

Brian's Home Blog said...

She sure enjoys the service even when she puts those murder mitts in play. Such a sweetheart Sweetie.

John Bellen said...

Is giving her liquid medicine better than pills?

Eastside Cats said...

Oh, heck no!

Eastside Cats said...

Julie, eating and using the litterbox.

Marvelous Marv said...

Angel Nellie Bellie was the same. I agree that letting Sweetie be happy is fabulishious! Keep being awesome. Barb

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

You are giving her a wonderful life

Mickey's Musings said...

Yup! As long as it goes in and comes out of the proper orifices ;)