I’m not seeing any signs of the calico who visited a few nights right at the end of our vacation. Sneaky has had a more significant presence lately, and she’s telling the boys who’s boss, I think:
Walter and Boomer have both been here. They’re difficult to tell apart in photos, but in person, they are very easy. Walter is silvery and Boomer is more brown. Walter has less striping on his “bib,” so a straight on face and chest shot is fairly distinctive.
Lady and Rossie still don’t like one another, but, mostly, they stay out of each other’s way. Lady’s medication helps keep things more peaceful in the household, but Daphne has taken to jumping Rossie. We’re trying Lady and Daphne in the crate at night to ensure Rossie has several hours where she’s free to roam without fear. She’s been putting on a little weight with this approach, so we’re confident she’s able to eat more. Rossie has been a little on the small side, so she could use time to eat.
Ruby spent a brief amount of time on the bed with me while Mr. L was in San Antonio this week. I guess she forgot herself.
Delta is enjoying being home. After hiding in her carrier for two weeks while boarding, she’s out and about and helping me get dressed in the morning like usual. Natasha has not been far from my side either. Tarzan spends more time with us, too. I don’t have definite signs of any of the cats particularly missing Floyd, but they might be.
The shift to the prescription food was seamless. I brought it home, put in their food towers, and they jockeyed for position to eat some. We’ll continue to use Purina One for the outside cats.
In anticipation of Lady giving them trouble taking her pill, the clinic stocked a compounded formula of her medication to be applied to the inner ear flap. Except, once they moved Lady to the back away from the other cats, she was mellow and charming, taking her medication in a pill pocket (which she won’t do for me). I’m using the compounded formula now, but I’ll probably switch back to the pill. I like the compounded formula. It’s easy to apply (with rubber gloves, so I don’t absorb the Prozac into my system), but, not surprisingly, it costs more. Since Lady usually doesn’t give me trouble pilling her, I may return to the cheaper solution. We’ll see how I feel after a few weeks of this. I may change my mind and go for the process that’s easier with Lady even if it costs more.
In short, everyone seems happy to be home.