Sammie’s Tail Part 21
Sammie was changing slowly and she favored the guest room bed with her covered bed. She liked me in there too when I would work on my computer. We fed her 2 times a day and we were told she should lose some weight. I changed to the low calorie natural balance canned food and it seemed to help. She does not play except now, she plays with little mice. So I leave them all over the place to entice her to play with them.
On some occasions she has what we think is a hairball fit, but we now think it is respiratory because of her breed or she has asthma. We tried hair ball gel and now she gets one hairball gel treat in the morning.
Sammie has a neat personality. She tells us when she does not like something. I have a few scratches to show for it. If I pet her and she is on a bad angle (not sure if it is because of her lack of sight in the bad eye or not), she will swat at me. She walks away and decompresses and then comes back for more. We are definitely getting to know her more and she us. I am getting better at missing the swats.
She has kind times when she gently shows me her paw and/or just gently moves it like she is saying don’t as a warning but does not strike. Don’t get me wrong, all the people at the vet, said she is a nice cat. She sits quiet and lets them do what they want to her.
She loves to be pet for hours if we could. Well I do pet her for long times over 30 minutes at a time easy. Now I am brushing her too. She definitely chooses where and when to pet her and we comply.
I keep asking my husband to pick her up and get her more socialized, but he does not want to upset her. I don’t think we should walk on egg shells. I have begun to pet her wherever she is in the house, give her that head to tail swipe. I am still not picking her up yet.
Vet visits are still stressful for both Sammie and I. Overall, I love her so much and I hope she lives over 20 easily and with great health. Don’t we all wish that.