Gandalf is doing well enough. He is happy and active and plays with me and wrestles with me. He still sounds very congested though, and the worst part of it is that he isn't eating much at all.
He gets very excited when I show up and does the dinner dance, and stands up and looks in the bowl as I am putting it down and then saddles right up to it and eats, but about four bites in he realizes it is too much work and gives up... or maybe he can't taste it because of the congestion..
So when a box of Muse cat food showed up on my door (I won a contest somewhere, but I don't remember where I entered one) I thought that this particular flavor of sardines might help break through the congestion / lack of smell and he would eat more.
He did the dance of joy, then ate his required four bites and walked away. I had picked up a can of A/D at the shelter and so I popped that and gave him some of that too. He did the dance of joy, then ate his required four bites and walked away. I picked the bowl up and moved it. He did the dance of joy, then ate his required four bites and walked away. This was going to get old fast.. so I sat next to the bowl and called attention to it and he came over, checked it out, then ate his required four bites and walked away. Every time I called attention to the food he ate four bites..so I kept calling his attention to it. At one point I even crawled over to the bowl and hovered over it like I was eating.. he ate eight more bites.. *sigh* but that was the most he had eaten while I was in the room since I brought him home, so there was that..
Then I gave him some loving, because the experts say that petting a cat boosts his immune system. You can see how well that went.
I hope he shakes this cold soon.. or that Elf is going to show up and start telling him about Santa..