floyd is going to be an indoor cat for awhile
Posted 07 August 2011 - 04:14 PM
so he got a little wound which abscessed so i figured i'd treat it myself. it opened and drained and i had some antiseptic cat wash from when carlos hurt his paw. we kept him inside for a few days and it was healing nicely until he got out last night and got into another fight and it opened and blood everywhere and a trip to the emergency vet.
so... conehead, indoor floydian for a while. maybe a long while on the indoor part.
he is fine. they didn't even put stitches in him. the doctor (who was very sweet and instantly loved him ) said he was a super healthy cat and was extremely cooperative.
Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:58 PM
the vet said there are basically 2 kinds of cats; runners & fighters. floyd seems so sweet. he is a big teddy bear of a cat. you can really pretty much do anything with him (hold him like a baby, lay him on his back and put your hand right into his belly) and he doesn't protest. but if there is another cat around, he'll pick a fight.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:32 AM
Cats are curious hunters and stalkers and fierce defenders of their territory. I'm convinced that letting ours roam their territory from a very young age taught them not to engage skunks, to recognize and hide from stronger opponents like canines, and to pick their kills with great insight. But why they always seem to want to make gifts of the rodents and birds instead of just eating them always confused me.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:36 PM
Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:24 PM
poor guy, i had to hold him this morning while i let the other 3 cats out and he was so sad...
but a little later he did nibble on my knee for attention and he hasn't done that since he got hurt so that is a definite improvement
we had a nice cuddle session and i brushed him out, which he loved. i'm sure he's partially bummed that he can't groom himself. he is fastidious about his grooming.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:03 PM
he's not the smartest cat i've ever owned. quite possibly the easiest going, i've never had a cat that was so pliable and could relax so easily. you can really do just about anything to him! he's definitely got a huge heart and is full of teh love. but i don't think he has a very high cat IQ
Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:13 PM
i let him lick himself for a few minutes but i put my finger over his wound (which is now scabbing) so he couldn't lick that. he was so grateful and didn't even protest when i put the cone back on
Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:32 PM
Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:14 PM
this morning carlos sat up there next to him for a long time. it was so sweet!!! carlos loves him so much.
someday i'm going to have to have my camera ready when they have one of their face licking sessions so i can video it. it's the sweetest thing i've ever seen
Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:22 PM
floyd just has a tiny scar left. the skin still looks "thin" though and there is a cat fight outside every night. the cat picking fights is our old stray, ash, the one before floyd that didn't want to be our cat. last night he came up on the back deck and hung out for awhile. i am conflicted because i want to help him but i already tried to help him, over a year ago, and he refused. i don't want to start feeding him again because he just picks fights with my cats. plus he is obviously eating somewhere, he looks fed
so now, in the evening, all the cats stay in until early morning. last night luna was out all night but i never worry about her. no cat in their right mind would fuck with luna
just the way she looks at you sometimes is scary
Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:09 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:17 PM
lawrence went out and bought him a harness and leash so he has limited back yard privileges. i can't wait until it stops raining so we can take him on a walk
forest is trying to convince me that there is no way floyd will walk with us. ok, so maybe i'll have to carry him aways
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:11 AM
We try not to let him outside but he is sneaky and knows right when to bolt for the door. He hides behind things, watches for when you are carrying large items, runs out real fast when the dogs get let out, pops screens out of windows, etc.
He gets really grumpy when he doesn't go out for long periods of time and my heart breaks for him (he spent the first 5 yrs of life living in the country) but there are just too many cats in my neighborhood.
Sorry Floyd but it's for your own good!!