Friday, July 21, 2006

Lampshade On

Scoop wearing a hat
Scoop has a sore face, and to keep him from scratching, he has to wear a lampshade for a week or so.

Neither Scoop nor Au wear a collar, so the idea of having one fitted with an extension wasn't very popular. When I put it on yesterday afternoon, poor old fuzzy walked backwards for a few minutes, trying to get rid of it, and then realised it was no good. The look he gave me was terrible.

I showed him how to keep his head up while negotiating stairs, his favourite chair and other obstacles, and within half an hour Scoop was walking around without a problem. He's still not happy but the scars on his face need to heal and this is the only way to keep his paws off them.

I'm staying at home for a week, brushing him 5 or 6 times a day and feeding him bowls of roast chicken. Fingers crossed he gets better soon!

Another instalment of Katz Tales will be published in the Malaysian national daily The Star in the Weekend section tomorrow.


pronaz said...

Hi there, greetings from a fellow cat lover. Dropped by after reading the article in the Star. Enough about dogs, finally a regular series on cats!

p/s My fave's Scoop, luv those tabbies :)

Ellen Whyte said...

Thanks! I like dogs too but prefer cats who are more discriminating. Hope that's not a sign of doormat complex!