I think it’s been a couple weeks since I updated you on Miss Amelia. She’s doing better, and quite content to hang out in a warm place!
At night, she sleeps on a nest of blankets behind the futon. Don’t ask me why, but that’s where she wants to sleep, so I put a thrown rug, and a nice double-thick mat on top of that, topped with fleece to give her a warm bed. She loves it – that’s all that matters. During the day, and don’t ask me why, she sleeps on her cat scratchers. Doesn’t look very comfortable to me, but she wants to be there, so what can I do? She has all sorts of cat beds and warm stuff, and she sleeps on the scratchers. Maybe she was used to rough surfaces from living on the streets.
She is doing much better health-wise. She’s not 100% better yet, but getting there. Her upper respiratory infection is very persistent, and so she’s on antibiotics still, and probably will be for another couple weeks. Her eyes are much better, and that very nasty-looking left eye is nearly there, but still getting drops and ointment many times a day to clear the last of the yuck away. Still, she has both eyes open and vision is fine, no ulcers or abrasions, and the last of the virus in her eyes will clear given a bit more time.
I am still mystified that she showed up at a feral cat feeding station. She was definitely not a feral cat – way too sweet and comfortable with people. She loves to climb on my lap and “make biscuits,” – and the claw clip helped with that! She’s even pretty easy to medicate. The poor thing has been getting eye drops or ointment 7 times a day and liquid antibiotic twice a day, and she doesn’t hate me or run from me. That’s one extraordinary cat.
She has no idea about toys – maybe I just haven’t found the right one yet. But give her a slice of sunshine on the floor and a kind hand and she’s a happy girl.
She doesn’t like dogs…that much was made clear early on when she saw Gracie out in the hallway. Gracie would like to visit, but I’m not sure that’s gonna happen anytime soon or at all…we’ll see. She doesn’t need stress right now while she’s still recovering.
And that’s the latest on this sweet girl. She’s going to make someone a wonderful companion when the time comes.