Cats and Tanks Edition
Féline has taught herself how to hoppity-hop up to the apartment’s prime napping spot near the radiator on my bed. That spot belongs to Zeki, usually, but she’s not letting the opportunity of his absence go to waste. Her recovery continues apace. She could do without the cone around her head. On the other hand, she’s pleased that she’s finally trained me to leap up every five minutes to feed her tuna. By hand.
Good news on the Zeki front. His creatine levels dropped by almost fifty percent overnight, which is hugely encouraging. The vet is pleased. I’ve just been to visit him. He’s not happy about being in cat-prison, but he’s looking much better—he’s all plump from the fluids, so he no longer has that dehydrated, ratty-furred look that alarmed me. He’s eating normally again. Apart from being visibly stoned out of his mind on the bupe they put in his IV, he looked perfectly healthy to my eye—and in no way did he look like a cat who’s ready to meet his maker.
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What a week, no? Yes, I was following the news—vet visits involve a lot of sitting around in the waiting room with a freaked-out cat. So I kept up with the tank drama. Here’s everything you need to know about how the tanks might change the course of the war in Ukraine.
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