We haven’t given a Sam health update lately, and she wants you to know she is doing well! She complains that she doesn’t get as much blog time, but I have to remind her that she needs to do more that we can write about! There are only so many sleeping photos we can share, Sam. We’ve been trying to get her to help more with our #PetPhotographyChallenge photos, but often this is the type of cooperation I get:
In her defense, I think she holds her head like that because she’s listening, trying to hear what I’m doing (for those that don’t know, she is mostly blind).
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I got her this fun tower in hopes that she would like exploring it, and use the cozy bottom hidey-hole to sleep in.
This Vesper V-Box* really is an excellent cat tower. I think it’s stylish, and love that the carpet pieces are removable for easy cleaning.
She doesn’t love it like I hoped she would and even putting catnip or toys on there doesn’t attract her for long. I want to try some of those other toys – I think they’re made with valerian, that’s supposed to attract cats? I read about them on a cat blog, but now I can’t remember where. I need to remember to write things down when I see something interesting!
I’m pretty sure the only time she’s been in there is when I put her there for those photos. She does sit on top some though. Sam tends to have favorite spots to sleep in and sticks with the same one for some time. It’s been my office chair for a while now. When I need to work at my desk, I bring another chair over so she can stay in hers. Plus I don’t want to sit on her cushion, because with all the warmer weather we’ve had, she’s been shedding quite a bit!
She has been branching out some lately, and moving up to her favorite scratcher/bed* in front of the window now that the warm sunshine has been shining in more.
At her last veterinarian appointment in late January, all was well. Her blood pressure and thyroid were within normal ranges. She’s been eating well (which I can tell when I pick her up!), and is still loving her Tiki Cat canned food*. The only issue that has arisen again is with her litter box.
I don’t like keeping Sam’s world so small, but it almost seems like that is how she is more comfortable, maybe due to her blindness? She was never hanging out upstairs any more, and that’s where we had her kitty litter. For quite a while she still went up there to use it, but then she stopped, so we had to move them downstairs again. We’re wondering if we should just move them into the bathroom; whether moving them again will make things better or worse (she’s using them where they are now, but the location is not ideal for us).
I think one of Sam’s true joys in life is trying to confound us. 🙂