And yesterday was just such a day..
I am a cat owner. I own seven cats that all generally get along. I take a small measurement of pride in that people who come into my house do not automatically think I have a multitude of cats. I also take a small measure of pride in that my cats all seem to get along. Occasionally Jack and Kit get into a snit with one another and squabble to the point where I feel the need intervene, but it is rare. Occasionally Twee won't understand when the other cats tell her no when she wants to play with them and she gets beaten up..
But now that Jack is dealing with what ever it is that is bothering him and he is peeing in the bathrooms (yes, he is under the care of a vet) He did it a couple of days ago, then sometime yesterday so that I noticed it before I went to work, and then again before I got home from work. It breaks my heart to know he is obviously not feeling well. I mean I hate cleaning up cat urine as much as the next person, but I know full well it is not his choice. I know what 'fixes' urinary issues in cats, as we 'fixed' Eli and had Jack 'fixed' for years, but what ever is going on with him is beyond my understanding, and I hate feeling so helpless..
Then, after sitting in the living room with my husband having our 'we got home from work' chat, I see this..
Now you very well may be asking "Connie, what on earth am I looking at".. yeah, sorry about that. Twee was not all that amused at sharing this little mishap. See.. this is her rear end. If it was Jack's rear, I am sure I could have gotten him to lay down and spread 'em and gotten all the kittyporn shots necessary, but Twee is a little difficult. She doesn't like to be put on her back *AT ALL* and she is even less inclined to let me take the camera to her private areas.. So lets edit that photo a wee bit..
Yes, the red arrow is pointing out Twee's anus. So apparently someone bit her on the butt and she over-groomed the entire area and that reddish patch south of her anus by about an inch is a scab. With the help of my husband I was able to examine it pretty well and it didn't feel hot or even overly warm. It wasn't overly sensitive so I am pretty sure we avoided an abscess - but don't think I'm not going to keep a close eye on it. I put a little coconut oil on it to help aid healing so hopefully this is really nothing..
But really, just when you think you get a handle on things, and you start thinking you've got this thing down cats have this way of just knocking you on your tushie and making you feel a bit like..
I share to remind you (and me) that we are all human. Things happen and even if they all happen at once and you feel like... well for me it was a phony, but you might choose a different word... you shouldn't let it all get you down. Pick yourself back up, go up there and
get your award continue on..