Meet handsome, manly Willoughby
I have to say that I think this is the most energetic, full of life, crazy in the head cat that I have met through my cat-sitting service. We are having so much fun thanks to the cat-dancer and the fact that I don't mind throwing a cat jingle-ball 500 times down the hall.
This guy is so great. Look at him go with the cat-dancer...
See his nail...yah! that's my leg it is sunk into.
That is his head and his arm going ballistic
Here he is helping me with his lunch preparations.
I tripped over him 10 times..I wonder why?
Now Willoughby has a bit of a story to tell about his health issues. It was discovered recently that Willoughby had FUS which stands for Feline Urinary Syndrome. A cat with FUS has an obstruction in his urethra that causes him to be unable to urinate. This is caused by crystals, mucus or stones building up in the urethra. This is life-threatening for a cat. After attempting to remove the blockage if the problem still occurs a surgery called perineal urethrostomy is performed which removes the penis and enlarges the opening around the urethra for the cat to pass urine. This was done to Willoughby just a month ago.
He came through this very well and has been on medication for the last month. He is now on a special diet (which he likes) and his litter was changed to a 'newspaper' type litter that does not stick to the area where the surgery was performed. He is full of life and seems as happy and healthy as any young, male cat can be. He didn't even require therapy. What a trooper!
Kane and I took a walk in the rain today. As we walked my thoughts were of all the people suffering through the latest tragedy in Japan. The only bit of sunshine was this little lovely watching some birds in the tree nearby.
We are in for some nice weather. I am so ready to ditch the winter boots.