I actually don’t know what number it is. Our lives are still centered around her. She is definitely improving! We know that because she is more spoiled and harder to handle.
We just finished the evening “pilling” and “supper”. I bought some “pill pockets” — i.e. kitty treats that you can bury a pill in. The brand is “Greenies” chicken flavor and she loves them. I put 2 “little” pills in one pocket and she gobbled it down. Unfortunately her kidney pill is bigger than a pocket. I “might” be able to use 2 but then she would try to chew it in half and discover the pill. The big pill is actually easier to get down… but each day she is a ton more resistant to everything!
Eating is another adventure. She is now telling us she is hungry by sitting ON our feet whenever we are in the kitchen. I have seen her eat her crunchie kidney food a few times so that is progress. We are still concerned that she isn’t eating enough. We had been giving her chicken which she has determined is “boring”. So Mooshie eats it. She loved the Ahi we had for dinner last night. mooshie ate that too. Widgit is really funny when we offer her the “soft” kidney food. Please remember that Widgit has never had soft food except from our plates in her life. She has always had a preference for crunchies. Padi always had canned food and Widgit would have nothing to do with it as a kitten. So the vet said this food is good for her and most cats like it. We put it down and Widgit tries to dig around it — she looks at me like “It looks and smells like POOP – I will cover it up!” If I coerce her by putting some on my finger she will eat it. After 4-5 fingers full, she will eat about a tablespoon out of the bowl…so I know she kind of likes it. But in the end… Mooshie (the garbage disposal) comes and finishes it off.
We’ve fixed the litter issue by going back to a regular litter box and cleaning it 4x a day! Before she would go in her covered litter box but her butt was still hanging out and…well you can imagine the messes!
I know that it won’t be long before we have one OBESE Mooshie…I can’t believe how she is eating! She has never been fat but if Widgit doesn’t start eating normally soon she will be!