Sunday, June 20, 2010

Zaphoid Update

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde had a member who was down.  This was not good!  Fortunately, many cats joined in purring for Zaphy and lots of Feeders joined Their Feeders in praying for him.  In addition to that Their Feeders called the Vet.  The Vet said to feed Zaphy softened food, so mom gave him the two sample cans of gooshy food they had.  Then she took a small bowl that held about a third of a cup and put dry food into it along with two greenies (mmmmmmm, greenies!).  Once she'd done that, she put in some water.  The first time she did it, Zaphy gulped down the food like he'd been doing but he had water going down at the same time as the food!!

The next time mom put down some food, it sat for awhile.  But it didn't have greenies in it.  Mom put two greenies in it, but Zaphy still wasn't sure if he wanted it.  He waited a bit and then finally ate it.  Since then... [wait for it... wait for it... wait for it... ]
1 - He's slept at the end of the bed (both sides!) instead of just Dale's pillow
2 - He's jumped off of the bed as opposed to looking like a human about to test the water to see if it's frozen
3 - He sprang onto the bed!!!  He hasn't done that in so long!  Tears came to my eyes.
4 - Rather than just hang out on the bench by my fourth fiction bookcase upstairs, he actually was hanging out on the piano bench!!  Whoot!
5 - This one is the best yet.  He went outside again!  You see, Zaphy prefers to use the 'outdoor' litter box.

He's looking & feeling like himself again!  Whoot!  Yay!  And thank you thank you thank you very very much to everyone for their purrs & prayers!

"I'm feeling much better now!"