Spoke with adoptive parent of Confetti (Karen), and she said everything was going just fine and that Confetti adapted very well to their home and their grandchildren. With a little spray bottle training, Confetti has learned where she can and cannot jump on in the house. She is also the only child, so life it good! They have kept the name.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Sorry for the delay. Toffee-(now Lolli)-is great. She never responded to "Toffee" & it took time to get her to know her name, period.
"We" are still in the adjustment/adolescent phase.
As you know, she was in the shelter kennel for 3 months, due to infections--(sinus initially & then, abdominal incisional infections from spaying x2-3); so now, wants to explore everything!
Upon arrival home, she was a bit guarded about her abdomen, but, after a few days let me look at it, during gentle brushing. There was an opening, approx. size of head of q-tip. After 2 days of warm, moist compresses 2x Day, followed by peroxide, it completely closed.
She gets 1/4 tsp. of plain yogurt each morning for probiotic benefit, since she needed so many antibiotics prior to adoption.
She eats very well-(I have to keep food behind secured door), has used litter box perfectly since Day 1-(very grateful for that), & loves to play!!!! She "fetches" the ball, up & down the steps, across the room, etc., & brings it right back to me, dropping it at my feet...or else the game is over. She is very smart.
She is becoming more of a snuggler, has a quiet voice-(seems odd, but, has its benefits) & has never hissed--never! She was a face swatter/slapper for a while, but, we have now moved beyond that, thankfully.
Lolli jumps up on tables & countertops, which I do not like at all. She has done this almost from Day 1. She is quite snoopy, but also wants to make sure all dishes are licked clean. This has forced me to get kitchen clean-up done asap following meals...not my usual habit.
I feed her as we sit down to eat, & do not give her people food beyond the dot of morning yogurt. I know it is not about hunger, as she is well fed, gaining well--not at all thin & appears healthy in every way. This is puzzling & very irritating to me. Behavior continues, even though she gets immediate reprimand & removal for it. She sneaks right back up there as soon as she's been "talked to" & I turn my back--especially if there has been anything dairy on the menu.
*If you have suggestions for this, I'd love to hear them, especially if they do not involve sticky tape.
I have not introduced her to children, or other animals yet, but, do massage out of my home & she has learned to behave well & does not interrupt treatments.
Lolli likes people & loves to introduce herself to company when they arrive.
She is healthy & we are both happy.
Thank you all for your loving care of Toffee/Lolli. I know there were times when some people, (possibly including the Vet), were about to throw in the towel.
I am so glad that we all hung in there!
She is a very special critter & I am grateful for her (almost) every day.
MISS AMERICA (AMERICA)
I'm America's adoptive parent. She is a wonderful cat. I added Miss in front of America so she goes by Miss America now. We both contributed to her name.
She is a friendly cat which is something my other cats were not. What I like best about her is when I have company or family up she will greet them, then go to her pet carrier and lie down in it. She loves to play with hair bands, carries them around and or tosses them in the air and go pick it back up again. Another of her favorite things to do is follow the little red Lazar light and catch it. Doesn't ever happen though. Loves to get upon a cat/house that I had a friend make down in Iowa. This house sits in the corner of my bedroom and there are windows on the south and the east so she can look out either direction to watch whatever is in the backyard. There is a front porch attached to the house with many windows in and she sits on that a lot to watch boats, pontoons or whatever watercraft is floating by on the river. Another thing she likes to play with or in is a paper sack. Loves the noise it makes when she pounces on it. Of course I have other little things for her to play with but she will eventually push them under something and I have to get it out.
I definitely am glad that I adopted her and I think she will make a great addition to our family. Thank you.
I think she will be great company for me. I am a widow and I had to put my last cat down and the days were pretty long and lonely. Miss America is helping fill that void in my life.