Thursday, 31 March 2016

Buster tales saga update

Everyone has been so kind in our trials with Buster Brown. I thank you all.

We took Dorah to the vet during March 15th, for three days, to begin her Rx ($19/day). We had Buster in Time Out at the Cat's Meow Inn, March 18 - 28th ($16.50/day!).  We have both he and Dorah on Prozac (flueoxetine) –him for bullying, her for twitchy terrors.

Step two

We bought Feliway, which you pop into an outlet and it puts calming pheromones into the air. It didn't calm Dorah, she began going after Annabelle. This is sort of good, since it shows she grew some ovaries and has shown some guts and glory. We're well over $500.

Step three

We decided we had to figure out if it would work on Buster. It takes a few days, they say. How to protect Dorah in the meantime? We swapped out Buster for Dorah at the 'spa', as we call it. She took off right away out the outside door of her cell. There is a bird feeder outside the enclosure and she happily watches the birds indoors, I think she will be happy watching the birds there.

In the meantime, Buster is happy to be home. He went out in the rain to check for mice friends. Annabelle kissed his face and smelled his bum!

Dorah in the sun: apricity.

He's been happy to be home. He's been affectionate with me. Calm in the house.
I took him for a walk after our trip to Wolfe Isl., going down to the frog pond.
He wouldn't follow me around the the pond, but sat on the dock. Daisy was hanging back, up at the driveway. She finally made her way down the path, anxious to come on the trip, and he promptly ran after Daisy in the forest. He wouldn't eat his wet food, with the pill, this morning. I resorted to shoving it down his throat. I am at my wit's end.


Anvilcloud said...

Ah ... cats. Having three (?) must be interesting.

Olga Hebert said...

So sorry that this is taking so long to resolve, but for the sake of all, I do hope there is a good answer.

Karen said...

Is Buster the only MALE CAT in your gang? I had four females and one male at one point. Doug The Dog (yes, he was a HUGE cat) couldn't take all that female business. He was quite loving when we got him but he turned quite snarky with the girls, then he took a few hard swipes at the man of the house. Sad to say, Doug the Dog is living elsewhere. They weren't handing out prozac to cats at that time.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully things get sorted out soon.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Deary me... the trials and tribs of cat-caring!!! I do wish you the best with all this... sorry been a bit absent due to other travels and family matters. YAM xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You two are so patient and caring for your problem 'child'. It is probably good that I have an excuse (travel) for not having pets. Pretty sure I couldn't handle all that you do.

sandy said...

wow, having just gotten our first cat in years as a kitten recently, i found the post interesting and sounds like u are having issues but hopefully they will be getting resolved. They have a great place to roam around it looks like.

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! You are very patient and generous. I didn't realize it was so expensive. We've never owned cats or dogs although Art especially loves dogs. I'm amazed you're able to get the pill down an unwilling kitty.

Denise inVA said...

You deserve a medal, several of them in fact. I remember how expensive our bet bills were but when you have fur babies and you love them, it comes with the territory. Lucky kitties to be so loved :)

Nora said...

I love the cat photos and information on your blog! I hope you can sort out the personalities soon. It must be very hard. Thanks so much for the comments on my blog. Have a great weekend. cheers.

Linda said...

The cats are beautiful! Lovely photos.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my goodness- I can't even think how I would handle this. I have enough to deal with just are a saint for raising three. I hope tomorrow is a better day!