Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"What the?!?!" Wednesday



Yup, Fleurp has started hanging out in the bath tub..

For those of you who aren't quite familiar with Fleurp, she came to me in 2008 as a foster.. she was all by herself and I fostered her in my bath tub for a few weeks because we thought she had a bad URI. Turns out she was bitten by something and as a result she has scaring in her left eye..



Several years ago she developed anemia in the spring. I brought her to the vet and theories were bandied about, tests were run and a treatment developed (steroids and antibiotics) and she got better. In the fall she started showing signs of anemia and I brought her in to be tested again (and again) but she wasn't anemic.. so we just rode it out. The next spring she showed more signs, more anemia, more steroids and more treatment.. and round and round and round.. This last spring I brought her to a holistic vet and we tried something other than steroids and things got better with out them which I am very thankful for. But once the fall equinox showed up she started showing signs again.. they started becoming undeniable (licking cement right in front of me) so I've started giving her additional food and an iron supplement - which seems to be enough to get her through her fall symptoms.. but she started hanging out in the bathroom where I slip her additional food instead of the kitchen where she normally hangs.

But now she has decided IN the bathtub is the place to be. I am constantly finding her in there. It saddens me that the six other members of The Crew will be hanging out in bed with us, but she'll be lounging in the bathroom all by herself.

I am hopeful this too will pass and she'll start joining in again.. but I do have to say, it makes for some very interesting conversations in the house when either I or my husband wonder where the Fleurp is..


9 comments:

  1. hopefully she is just looking for an extra meal (or two). poor baby....

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  2. LOL, is she feeling nostalgic? i hope it's just a phase and she'll soon be hanging out with you again.

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  3. I wonder if she equates it with a place of comfort and safety to herself?

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  4. I hope Fleurp feels better soon! It just seems to me like she gravitates there when stuff is going on with her.

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  5. Aww, poor sweetie. The boys are sending her purrs; we hope she'll rejoin everyone soon. Smooches to her.

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  6. I used to love the bathtub too. I bet she feels safe there.

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  7. Poor sweetie, she must be remembering the bath tub and associating it with safety, comfort and security. Sending big purrs and prayers to Fleurp for her to feel better again soon.

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  8. I was thinking like Random Felines, that she was hoping for more food.
    Come on Fleurp, the humans' bed is comfier ;-)
    Sending Fleurp purrs

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  9. Cats are hard for me. I get our dogs so well, but our cats are still a mystery and I've had them more than twice as long.

    I hope that she's just on vacation.

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