Annie was stretched out in a sun-puddle in the office when I returned from our walk today.
She followed them around the house all afternoon and never missed a chance to warm up her peachy coat.
She had not been feeling quite right yesterday and was off her food. I kept a close eye on her all day. She is feeling more like herself today. Annie has a history with 'gut issues'. When I first fostered her for our local shelter she had just given birth to three kittens and had terrible intestinal issues. I had her to the vet once a week and they played around with different food first to see if she was allergic to what she was eating. We couldn't seem to find out what the problem was. Was it food related or did she have a parasite that was not detected in her first blood test? Another test was done on her ($400.00) and it was finally diagnosed that she had Clostridium perfringens enterOtoxinA.
Annie had been neglected in her previous home; gave birth to kittens when she was too young and was probably fed low-grade dry food (garbage). There were 26 other cats in the home and 4 dogs who were all undernourished and now abandoned. Our local shelter was called in and the animals removed from the empty house. They were all taken to our local shelter and sent out to foster homes to be given extra care. Annie came with me toting three 2 day old babies.
Once the proper diagnosis had been made, she was put on the right medication and things improved. Her kittens had to be put on antibiotics once they were old enough. It was not a fun time. Since then I am always watching her closely and monitoring her litter-box habits. She is eating Wellness or Eagle Pack soft food and just a bit of dry. I think she will always have a sensitive gut from her unhealthy past.
I'm glad I found her and can care for this loving, beautiful cat. She is well worth it all and is now my knitting buddy..
I love this wool as it is soft and easy to knit with. It's called Bernat Giggles Cheery Cream. It is 90% Acrylic and 10% Nylon.
I'm working on a scarf for myself to get used to knitting the basket weave stitch. I won't tell you how many times I had to start over but lets just say I went through a lot of tea.
This is my go-to tea to help calm down and have a good night's sleep. I have a cup each night with a teaspoon of Natalie's amazing honey.. http://knatolee.blogspot.ca/ It's heavenly. Drop over to Natalie's and meet her, Gordon and their menagerie.
Here is a fun site to follow along if you are a tea-lover.https://www.facebook.com/ETSteas
The weather has calmed down and the sun is shining. We had lots of rain yesterday that melted some of the snow but there is lots left...too much. It will be a good day to get out with the dog for another long walk before the temperature drops again.
Enjoy your day.