Sunday, February 6, 2011

Continuing Cat Chronicles

I'm feeling a bit better after that bout of the flu (if that's what it was) Considering the weather report, I knew I might be snowed in for awhile, I just didn't know I'd be so sick). So with Saturday being a rather calm warm pleasant day I finally got out to do some grocery shopping. Around 4:30pm it started snowing again. the weather report said it would be snow showers, very wet and heavy. In the middle of the night I awoke to the sound of thunder. Crazy New England weather, never fails to surprise us.

Through all this Ezzabella remained in my bedroom, with all her daily needs being cared for. As I have in the past given her options of exiting through the window. with all the snow piled up out there, I don't think it's anything she wanted to wanted to challenge currently. I'm wondering how many people will laugh their a_ _ off if I tell them I gave up the master bedroom for a stray cat. Seems only those who are close to me can understand my idiosyncrasy's when it comes to animals. I'm wondering about the process that will come after the vets. I'm sure that once she has been force-ably handled by strangers, poked at with needles, and shoved into a small cage, she'll be very frightened. And when she wakes up from the procedure, she'll wonder "what in gods name have they done to me?) I can only imagine how frightened and confused she will be. And what might her attitude be towards me? I can picture her staring at me with fear and contempt, perhaps thinking "I thought I could trust you, now I hate you"  :(  One person I spoke to that runs a boarding kennel, informed me "don't worry cat's really aren't that smart". Well I think cats are very intelligent creatures, so I can't say I agree with her about that.

My cat Zelda is still very concerned with Ezzabella's presence. The bedroom door has about an inch or an inch and a half of space under the door. At first Zelda kept sticking her nose at the opening space out of curiosity. It appeared that Ezzabella backed away from the door, and cautiously observed this ongoing little ritual. Within time cat hissing and growling cat sounds were heard (which I believe came from Zelda) .Even though I keep yelling at Zelda, and chasing her away from the door, like a bratty kid she kept sneaking back. To begin with I was concerned that Ezzabella would feel threatened, and perhaps display some aggressive behavior towards me. So far the only aggression she has displayed towards me is playfulness. However after so many days of Zelda sticking her hissing little nose under the door, the sounds appeared to be coming from both cats. That's when I noticed Ezzabella's nose peaking under the door. So it seems they have been asserting daily little spats under the door.

This morning when I was surfing the net, I found this product.
Aggression Formula - Pet Calm.

Aggression Formula Benefits:

* Reduces aggressive behavior
* Reduces excessive barking, biting and scratching
* Promotes normal social behavior
* Calms highly strung, jealous or stressed pets
* Keeps pets relaxed in stressful situations
* Fast-acting, easy to administer granules
* Safe for cats and dogs

I'm wondering if it might possibility calm Zelda down.

Pet Calm

Or perhaps the Valernia root I bought might work just as well?

I thought I might share this photo of my beloved Gypsy that passed away years ago. I found some cat video's online. So I turned them on and put Gypsy up at the computer, she seemed to be very much into the video.



Purrfect Haven said...

Thank you for following me. I was most pleased to come over and read about you. What a time you are having. I am sure it will ease with time and when everyone gets used to each other... good for you and the dear felines that you have such a passion for animals. Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

Cat said...

I would have given up my bedroom too - LOL!!!

I think after the spaying Ezza will be groggy and have pain meds and by the time she gets home she will be so relieved to be back in her familiar bedroom and to see you she won't be mad at all!!! I'd get some pill pockets if I were you because you may have to administer pain meds or antibiotics and they make life soooo easy :-)

KrafteKat said...

I'm wondering Cat if they keep the kitty's overnight, or send them right home in the same day. Thank you both so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

Kat's Kats said...

The few times I've had a spaying (most of the Horde have been Tims rather than Princesses) they've kept them overnight. A lot depends on how the baby reacts to the anesthesia. I would use the Valerian root that you already have. Make a tisane/tea out of it and put some on both girls' shoulder blades. It will both calm them and make them smell the same.