Nice photo, right? Well if you notice, this isn’t from inside the yard. This is her up on the wall between the pool and the yard. The somewhat higher wall is the one leading to the outside the subdivision toward the highway.
I was doing some plant clipping and emptied a basket and she came up missing. I got the keys and went over to look in the pool area, then finally spotted her up on the dividing wall.
When I went over to her, she didn’t seem keen on jumping down into the yard. She did make signs of wanting to climb on the back wall, so finally I just carried her off and walked her around the pool to the gate. The gate closing scared her so I got some scratches, too.
A while back both cats were tested for some exotic parasites that might be causing Davout’s diarrhea and both came up positive. Before Rhea’s tests were done I got the medicine and after a couple of days dose Davout had quite a bit more. With the diet change the vet had us on, he hadn’t had that for some weeks. So, since there are some possible serious effects this drug can have I stopped it and called the vet Monday. Meanwhile he got better quickly.
So this week, both cats have been on the stuff, and so far I haven’t seen any problems from either of them with it. So good so far, although neither is fond of the morning medicine session.
After the scare in front, Rhea seemed content to relax on the patio even when the neighbors were banging about in their yard right across the wall nearby. She’s unfazed.
Davout is a little less so.
The special diet for Davout’s tummy has been a problem, since none of the other cats really likes it. I especially felt bad for Julie (and even Gus, before) since the dry food to nibble on was gone and the wet food was meh. And Julie hardly seems to touch the stuff he likes.
I finally found a solution of a kind in that Davout is not much of a jumper. So I started feeding Julie on the center island in the kitchen. He could have some dry, and his own wet stuff there and not have Davout eating it and irritating his guts. It worked well, and when Rhea learned to jump sideways across to the island and clean up after Julie nothing really changed.
Recently, we found that the same brand of special wet food has a dry version and I’ve put that out for Davout and Julie to nibble at, which makes them both happier. They seem to like it more than the wet version.
Davout ‘camped out’ here until the noises from next door went away.
Davout has taken up imitating Julie more and more. When Julie trots ahead for breakfast he trots and bounces along right beside him at the shoulder. Sometimes when Julie runs upstairs Davout will chase after him. They haven’t wrestled yet, but they are doing some cat dances and nobody minds the closeness.