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  1. tobyo

    here we go again?

    Frankie didn't have a fever and wasn't dehydrated they say because he ate some wet food. since he's not eating dry food it's okay to feed him wet food for a bit. He's gobbled down three helpings of wet food today and for the first time in a couple of days he drank water. that was at dinner at 9...
  2. tobyo

    here we go again?

    I have had outdoor cats for decades so I know the risks. I guess thanks for the reminder. Frankie is not eating or drinking.
  3. tobyo

    here we go again?

    Are rats the same as mice? It was a small mouse, not a rat. I'm going to call the vet this morning to see what they say. Cats are born hunters and we prefer to let them live their lives as intended. You can choose to keep your cat(s) inside. There is no "should" but you are entitled to your...
  4. tobyo

    here we go again?

    Greetings. It's been a while since I posted. We adopted Frankie at 3.5 years old(he's 5 now) and we had to confine him because he was highly stressed and was going outside the box. That was October/November 2018. He has occasional "accidents" when his box is not clean enough. Well, darling...
  5. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    I have another Frankie update :) He is still doing the lifting his rear end after he starts peeing (not every time he pees) and he looks like he's straining to go. but since this doesn't happen every time I think I will wait the month and then talk to the vet. she said check back in after a...
  6. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    Thank you!! but of course yesterday he did the lifting his bottom while peeing which makes it look like he is spraying? He did that twice yesterday. Well guess what? We had our garage door opener installed yesterday and I guess he freaked out a little bit because of that. I got home just as he...
  7. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    awe thanks!
  8. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    No accidents since last Friday, thank goodness.........but I thought I would post a new photo of my very relaxed Frankie boy:
  9. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    I have not seen him in action when the urine has landed on the floor. I have seen him lift his back end in the middle of peeing and that lands on the edge of the box. Hubby says it's gotten on the wall before, but only in the boxes in his room in the basement. But these "lifting his back end"...
  10. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    and again this morning? what the heck?? and this one was worse than last night's as the pee got underneath the box so I had to clean the box too and replace the litter. I think we'll start half a pill tonight then.
  11. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    He does seem content! Another, hopefully small, setback. I noticed some liquid next to the box he uses the most which is currently in our kitchen. Sure enough, urine :( He missed the box again. When I called the vet to check in after a month on Amitriptyline she asked if he'd had any...
  12. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    Hello!! Merry Post Christmas to you! I didn't take many photos of Frankie. He's not like any other cat that we've had. Well, we already knew that but we've always had our cats around when opening gifts but not Frankie. I am not sure where he was. So I only have one where you can sort of see some...
  13. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    Frankie doesn't seem too interested in many of the toys around the house. I got him one that you put food in and showed him how the food comes out: no interest. I got a few scratching type things for him: zero interest in those too! He does play with some of the catnip-type toys occasionally...
  14. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    Oh yea, I've had enough cats to know that each is unusual. I think the difference with Frankie is that we adopted him at 3.5 years old whereas we had always gotten kittens before. Well, Eddie was 7 months old but he was so docile that the move to our house was seamless. But agreed, they are...
  15. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    new Frankie photos!
  16. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    it was only the first couple of days with the "new thing in the room" Christmas tree. now he just loves it. drinks the water and naps underneath it. He is the most unusual cat I've ever had!!
  17. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    You are so kind to ask!! He's doing great! pretty sure he was freaked out by the tree but now it's his best friend? He lays under it and sleeps on the tree skirt a lot of the time! He is back to normal, or his normal. He still asks hubby to join him in his studio apartment for some spooning...
  18. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    Peanut butter usually works for me. We have a cabin in northern Minnesota and we're always getting sap on this, that or the other thing. There might be a special soap for it but I've always used peanut butter. Might be the oil in it that does the trick? Anyway, no middle of the night racing...
  19. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    good points those. unless there's something medical (again) going on? hard to say....he got sap on his forehead and really didn't like that. so I got a dab of peanut butter and tried to rub it in to remove the sap. you can probably guess how well that went :biggrin: BUT, I don't see much sap...
  20. tobyo

    And After Confinement?

    yes, I saw/heard him drinking the water. our previous cats did that too. yea, hard to say why he threw up. he didn't throw up the last time he freaked out so it makes me wonder. heavy sigh. Frankie, Frankie, Frankie. he also nearly missed lunch? now that is a first! we had to go find him at...
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