I saw a woolen rug the other day and thought, "Now that's something a cat would love!" and so I bought it for the three furry faces.
When I put it on the floor, Guido decided it was the world's biggest cat treat and tried to eat it.(Hey, we snuck an idea from Alfie and Milo so if you roll your mouse over the pics, you can see what we're thinking)
My little fur brain Target promptly imitated Guido and pulled silly faces because he didn't like the taste of the wool.
Then they wrestled.
Both cats refused to step on the rug. They thought it was weird.
Then Au came in. He sniffed it over, rolled onto it with a sigh, and went into a happy trance.
To please all the cats, we've put the usual rug back in its place and we've moved the new rug to T-man's office. It lies underneath his desk so he can wriggle his toes in it, and it's also one of Au's favourite nap places.
As for the sick kitty... Since Rosie/Ross had his operation, he's had to be restitched once. Then, this Saturday morning the stitches looked bad again. Our vet was away so my neighbour Umi suggested we went to her vet. He knocked Rosie/Ross out, cleaned the wound and applied a special bandage that will soak up the damage.
I was wondering if we're making a mistake trying to save this cat because Rosie/Ross is feral and so frightened to be in that cage that I worry we might be cruel rather than kind. However, it seems terrible to put down such a young cat.
After a long discussion, the vet tranquilised him so he wasn't so scared, and he's in a big cage covered with a towel so he feels more at peace. We're giving him and the bandage a chance to work. The damage done to this cat was massive. If the damage is too great, we may still have to put him down. I hope not, but I worry.
Anyway, I went to see him this morning. Rosie/Ross was looking a tiny bit better. We'll see what happens. Please purr for him! By the way, I've given up on Rosie/Ross and am calling him Jigsaw as we have had to stitch him together 3 times now.