Au is a lot better now thanks to some nifty tablets from the vet. He's walking about as usual but we're still careful with him to make sure there isn't another relapse.
The kitten is rushing about, having a really good time. He's playing in the garden, stuffing his face with food and trying to get the big cat to play with him. Mr Snizzles really admires the Big Cat - and Au enjoys the adulation!
Peggy asked a question saying she and her mum want to bathe their cats, but "however, since we never bath them since they were born(they're merely one year old), what is the best way to start their bathing session?"
I'd say... Bath time is tough! Suggest you put warm water in a sink, put a container of lukewarm rinsing water next to it, and keep soap (formulated for cats as people soap is bad for kitties) and towel handy.
Put your kitty gently into the sink, tail first. Don't bother too much about sticking out paws.
Carefully rub water all over fur, starting with the tummy and working higher up the cat.
Rub a little shampoo into your hands and soap your cat thoroughly. You can rub his ears with your soapy hands but don't touch the rest of his face.
Then use the container of rinsing water to rinse your cat clean. I find I need two kettles of rinsing water for Au.
Afterwards, pat your cat dry with the towel.
Then apologise profusely and offer lots and lots of treats. Expect to be treated as Enemy Number One for a few hours!
Here's a picture of our old cat Scoop having a bath. He was a master at "the octopus spread"!
PS Dog Talk is out in the print version of The Star, Weekend section in Malaysia today.