Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Man, I Must Love My Crazy Cat


So, my eighteen-year-old cat Midnight has been itching her one ear for... I dunno... a year? More? And she has basically lost a big chunk of hair from it (sorry for the gross graphic). After expensive blood tests and vet + hospital trips, the vet declared there really was nothing wrong with her and that she was in fact, healthier than cats half her age (Guinness book of world records, here we come).

So now they are guessing that she just has a food allergy that is causing the itching. I just placed an order for two months of hypoallergenic food: $95.41!!! And last night she was itching so much it was waking me up... so today before I left for work, we relegated back to "the cone". Thank goodness she still doesn't hate me for putting her through the madness of a huge plastic cone on her head. Shockingly, in fact, she's cool with it — other than bumping into corners when she enters a room and the hilarious scene of her trying to enter her covered litter box for about 10 minutes before I finally took the top off for her (I may be considered mean -- but it really was quite funny).

2 comments:

Maggart said...

Whoa. Hold up. Midnight is still kicking?!?!?! Super Cat! Emma recently had surgery and had the cone. I kept it on her for a night and drank some rum and laughed at her. Good times...

skydiving in stilettos said...

Yep... still kicking and mainly pretty dang healthy. Except for the allergy and a weird case of laryngitis this week (her meows are sooo sad and squeaky!).