Kira remains true to herself - happy and purring one second, hissing and leaving a 3" long gash in your arm for daring to pet her the next second. BiPolar kitty.
Ashley, on the other hand is struggling. The Vet thinks it is a food allergy that has caused her to have lesions on her chin, eyes, and ears which she then scratches until she is furless, bloody, and covered in scabs. Eeew. I've taken her to the vet three times. She has had antibiotic and steroid injections and has been put on a new hydrolyzed protein food. She has been tested for mites, fleas, fungus, and I don't know what else. The vet seems to think all we can do now is wait to see if the new food does the trick. Meanwhile, my poor kitty is bald on her chin and below both ears and she's starting on her whiskers now. And I've suddenly become her new best friend.
|*this photo also counts for #6 (taking a nap) on Rinda's Summer Time Photo Scavenger Hunt|
Yes, this feline who virtually ignored me for eleven years, now spends all day at my side. First it was in the studio on the sewing desk, the window bench, or the table. Then she moved into the office on the floor beneath my feet or under the side table. And this past week she's moved to my work desk - and claimed the vast majority of my work space as her domain, leaving me very little room to work on the computer or write. She tends to show up around 10:30 or so in the morning and stay until dinner time or later. She likes to use the trackball mouse as a pillow. She doesn't care what is on the desk, she'll happily lay on top of papers, calendar, pens, whatever might be in her space. And I'm sort of getting used to this constant companion. And thinking about installing a keyboard tray under this table!
So this month I'm claiming Ashley as my Precious since it appears she has now claimed me as her human!
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