Sunday, April 08, 2012

Second Chances

That sick kitty is back, and although he's looking rough, he pounced on his medicated food this morning and afterwards filled up on biscuits. 

He is eating out of the bowl I hold for him but as soon as I raise a hand to pet him, he's off.  He is making it clear that I may NOT take touch him because he knows I want to take him to the vet. 

The thing we all desire is control, and letting go isn't easy (esp for me!) but as making a grab for him will chase him away for another week, and that means no meds, I have to abide by the sick kitty's rules.  Mind you, I plan to be cunning and patient.  Maybe he'll learn to trust me more and then I can take him in.  In the meantime, meds in his food is all he'll accept.


On the home front I am getting a lot of pleasure from watching Target pick a new best napping spot.  His constant favourites are my desk, my lap, and my pillow but he's now trying out the place in front of the TV and the corner of the coffee table where I keep the books I'm reading downstairs.

It means he's always in view (sometimes watching TV is like having Mystery Science Theater 3000 in our home) and underhand (I read 3 or 4 books at a time so he gets squizzles whenever I change over to another title) which is something that appeals to Target.
 
Guido is also developing some interesting new habits.  He will tell you about that himself on Wednesday.

See you during the week! 
 

26 comments:

The Island Cats said...

We're glad sick kitty is back and is eating the food with medicines. Have you thought about trying to catch him with a live trap in order to get him to the vet?

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I was wondering the same thing, if there are any traps available where you live.

The Cat From Hell said...

Me is happy the sick kitty is back and eating! That is a good thing! Target is like me - Books and in front of the television!
Me can't wait to hear Guido's news!
Happy Sunday!
Kisses
Nellie

Declan said...

Oh we're glad sick Kitty is back! You're doing a great job there. Mum says she once found a cat with 2 kittens living in a shed in her grandmother's garden. She says she remembers she spent the whole summer coaxing the mother to come and take food from her and eventually she turned into the most friendly cat! Deccy x

The Chair Speaks said...

Great that the sick kitty comes to you to eat. Let's hope he'll come again and again soon. Good Luck and have a great weekend.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs to your sick kitty...We're glad he's back and eating the medicated food. Good luck with him, we'll keep our paws crossed you'll be able to get him at some point.

Mango said...

At least sick kitty is getting his medicine. Patience. Having him come to you own his own will be best in the long run.

Slobbers,
Mango

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad the sick kitty is back and eating. We hope you can soon catch him, but at least he is getting meds in the meantime.

Brian said...

I am so glad the sick one is getting some medicine. Thanks for helping!

Katnip Lounge said...

We have paws crossed that sick kitty turns a corner for the better.
Squizzles sound wonderful! Mommy, we want some...

Old Kitty said...

Awww that amazing street kitty is a fighter and a survivor!! Me and Charlie have everything crossed you get him to the vet's asap! Bless you for looking out for him!

Awww lovely Target and Guido!! You have great taste in where you sleep!

Take care
x

~*Connie*~ said...

Have you tried explaining to sick kitty what you intend to do and how it will make him feel so much better?

Tamago said...

It's great that the kitty is eating the medicated food. I hope he will let you to take him to the ver. It sure will make him feel better.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Purring for poor sick kitty.

ABBY said...

Sending massive purrs for sick kitty.

meowmeowmans said...

Glad to hear this sick kitty is eating the medicated food. Big purrs and prayers...

Simba said...

Belated happy Easter!
We hope things work out for that poor sick kitty. Thank you for caring.

Marg said...

Glad the sick kitty is back. Don;t give up on him. He will let you touch him eventually, maybe. I like to capture my feral cats just in a plain cat carrier. I just feed them in it at the door way and little by little move the food back. Those live traps can be so scary.
Happy late Easter. Take care.

Cezar and Léia said...

Good news!The sick kitty is back!
I'm sending love and good energies!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Carol said...

Glad at least that you are able to get the meds in him! Wishing him well.
LOL, Target looks comfy!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We pleased to hear the sick kitty is back and getting the medication he needs. Hopefully he will start to trust you soon and you can take him to the vets.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
ps Thanks for caring about him.

LifeRamblings said...

big purrs to your sick kitty. i wish him well.

Donna Heber said...

Sending prayers for the sick kitty. I see Target is enjoying his new spot. Such a cutie!

Kjelle Bus said...

Sending purrs for the sick kitty !
Glad to hear that he is eating and taking his medicine :)

Clooney said...

We send big purrs too for the kitty. Target is so cute, some kitties really find a pile of books a comfy place to rest their heads, they are so funny. Look forward to Guido's story!

Katie Isabella said...

Blessings to you for helping that kitty. I appreciate it all the way from here, as a fellow kitty. Fanks you. xoxoxox