Cute little Samson, the high energy Shiba Inu, is now living in Yakima, WA. His new person is familiar with the breed and babysits for her son’s Shiba Inu quite often. Looks like Samson will have a good buddy to romp with as well as being kept in line by the 3 resident cats. He’s already having a ball at doggie-daycare and getting plenty of exercise.
We’ll be trying a pheromone collar on Bliss to see if it will help with her anxiety. She’s fine as long as a dog (Buddy) or a person is in the kennel with her but when alone she’s miserable.
Big, sweet Rocky has a horrible cold and it’s obvious he feels awful. Dr. Joe has examined him and determined Rocky has a nasty ulcer on his tongue, a sure sign of calicivirus. Just in case Rocky develops a concurrent bacterial infection, he was given an injectable antibiotic. We’re doing warm, wet compresses on his eyes, nose and mouth several times a day plus getting Nutri-cal in him. It’s very serious when a cat doesn’t eat for several days. With the cold, not being able to smell his food and the sore tongue, Rocky hasn’t eaten anything substantial in four days. This is not the way we wanted him to lose weight.
Another black cat has joined us once again. Abby was a kitten with us in 2003. She’s been adopted a couple of times and brought back through no fault of her own. It seems she became the neighborhood cat in the latest area and was taken in by a caring man who recently passed away. Abby is a big girl, friendly, but can be a bit feisty at times. We have the sense she had to fend for herself for some years before being taken in by her latest protector.
All but two of the kittens have found homes. We still have Rachel and Cola. Cola is still quite shy but when she’s in a little bed will enjoy being petted and will roll over on her back for more.
We’ve moved Sam to the first cat room along with the Feliway pheromone diffuser. So far, Sam, Earl Grey and Simon seem to be accepting each other once again and a truce is in place.
Two handsome boys arrived due to their person moving off island into a retirement community. Rascal is a black and white tuxedo and his brother Toby is an orange tabby. They’re 7 years old and very sweet. Rascal has spent a great deal of time outside and you might find him under something on the catio. Toby seems to enjoy being inside. Even though he may be in a cubby, he will eagerly come out for pets. Both boys are adapting well to their new situation.
The Festival of Trees is in full swing at Rosario Resort. Thanks to Jan Corbett, once again the shelter has a wonderful display. Stop by and see all the trees but make sure to vote for the APS tree. Viewing all the trees is a wonderful way to perk up your holiday spirit.