Saturday, 30 November 2013
Thatsit in today's weekend Herald
Pete Wedderburn (Pete the Vet / Brayvet) wrote about Thatsit, in today's "Pete's Pets" column. Of course, I just had to buy a few copies (one for me, one for Thatsit's Finnish grandparents - LOL - and maybe one for scrapbooking or something..) =D
Thatsit didn't love the photo session, the other day - above, what she did to my wrist and arm.. But it's understandable as she's always hated being picked up in general, hates posing, and isn't overly fond of veterinarians, either.. So, to combine all those in one moment, who wouldn't get all stressed out?! (Also, she'd been to the vets, the day and night before, so she was probably afraid of having to go there again..)
Below, some pictures by Pete - used with permission;
The article explains the sores =/ My weekend craft plan will be to experiment with padding.. I'll try and make some more protective socks for Thatsit, with added padding under the sore parts. The problem is trying to put them on her, though.. She can be fierce! But hopefully she'll understand the protection idea, when she walks and feels a bit more comfortable.
Another issue is that those socks get wet and dirty, when she goes out or uses the litter tray.. I've only brought the litter tray back after her injury. Thatsit and (late) Oimo were using litter trays when they were kittens, but never since, and instead of cat litter, I've used ripped newspaper, which is cheap and easy, and doesn't smell, either. But now I've started using cat litter on the tray as it soaks the moisture sooner than the newspaper, and hopefully less will end up wetting the socks.. (Thatsit didn't understand the cat litter at first, so I put some newspaper bits on top, and THEN she got it.. Now there's no need to add newspaper anymore.)
I'm so surprised that she looks so "calm" in these pictures! It was like trying to hold a tropical storm.. LOL