The Pause that Refreshes

 I changed my mind.

I was a bit on the fence about Gus’ medicine and then late last night I heard him rubbing his head pretty strongly.  Coupled with some scrapes he added last weekend I thought it best to give his wounds some time to heal.  The original redness has pretty much faded out, leaving a few scabs in places only,  The cuts on the head and the new ear scrapes are pretty much the only problems left.  I’ll at least wait till the weekend to start, and try to clean the ears to remove any irritation by the scabs or dead skin on the ears.

Another thing it will do is make it clear if the new medication is irritating him before it blows up like last time.  And give him a little break.

The first picture is from yesterday just after when Calla was all upset about what, if anything, he did below her perch.  If that isn’t a picture of innocence,  I don’t know what is.

But today, right as I got home, there was a funny interaction between them.  She was at the base of the tree, and he was making noises at the door wanting out.  But as I was turning away from the door, Calla followed a step and Julie took a big stride and gave her a big play-smack at her hind legs, which she had to quick-step to keep ahead of.

Oddly considering yesterday, she didn’t make a sound or a growl about it, just got away.  I’ve seen him do this goosing once or twice and it is pretty funny.

I added a new header picture this morning for those who are keeping score.  Seems like I had forgotten most of the details of how I did the first one, but where there is a will, there’s a way.

This one is about the front path in the yard, from the porch to the driveway.

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5 Responses to The Pause that Refreshes

  1. Innocent? Or whistling to himself? Hmmm
    Isnt it just like a cat to be all irritated one day and the next they’re fine? Or pretending the other doesnt exist?
    Hoping Gus’s ears get getter with or without meds!


  2. nadbugs says:

    Funny — your header doesn’t change for me. I still see the old one. But if I go back a couple of posts, sometimes it does change. Let me try going back again and see what happens.


    • nadbugs says:

      Yup. Went back two posts and header changed to lickey-lick — then came back here, got a flash of another one I hadn’t seen, and then back to lickey-lick. Ghosts in machine?


    • Oldcat says:

      I think it is when you redraw the entire page it ‘rolls the dice’ and picks one from the list. If you had an old copy it wouldn’t have the new choices.

      Since it is random, you might get the same one twice in a row, but as there are more the odds of that go down. Of course the chance of seeing the new one goes down the same way.


  3. kimkiminy says:

    She’s getting booped in the butt!


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