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Post by Mary » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:58:48




To set the record straight - Her name is SPAZZIE.  The other spellings
were my fault.  Last night she slept on my bed most of the night.  This
morning she wandered upstairs and jumped up on the sofa next to me and
cuddled.  Tiger saw this but did nothing.  She is a real love bug.  I
still don't see any indication that she is eating but I still see some
poops in the litter box.  I reduced the amount of Science Diet kibbles
in the bowl to 30.  Tomorrow I will count them again to see if she ate
any.

---MIKE---

Great news!  That's excellent progress.  Incidentally, Spazzie is an
interesting name.  How did she get the name, and what is the significance?

MaryL

 
 
 

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Post by Bastett » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:15:17


 > Swazzie is slowly coming out of her shell.  When I ask her she will get
 > up on my bed for lovin.  Last night she got on my bed shortly after I
 > fell asleep.  The only problem is she hasn't eaten anything for several
 > days.  I put down her Science Diet (what they fed her at the shelter),
 > Wellness, Evo, a little deli turkey and catnip.  She hasn't touched any
 > of it.

What is it with cats and not eating, all of a sudden. You, me and dkg
are all trying to coax our cats to eat SOMETHING.

--
Joyce

"Sentimentality" -- that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
                                                -- Graham Greene

 
 
 

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Post by Bastett » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:16:14


 > To set the record straight - Her name is SPAZZIE.  The other spellings
 > were my fault.  Last night she slept on my bed most of the night.  This
 > morning she wandered upstairs and jumped up on the sofa next to me and
 > cuddled.  Tiger saw this but did nothing.  She is a real love bug.  I
 > still don't see any indication that she is eating but I still see some
 > poops in the litter box.  I reduced the amount of Science Diet kibbles
 > in the bowl to 30.  Tomorrow I will count them again to see if she ate
 > any.

She sounds like a sweetie. Is she a clumsy sweetie? :)

Purrs for her to eat!

--
Joyce

"Sentimentality" -- that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
                                                -- Graham Greene

 
 
 

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Post by ---MIKE- » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:23:39


Mary asked:

Quote:
>Great news! That's excellent progress. >Incidentally, Spazzie is an

interesting >name. How did she get the name, and >

Quote:
>what is the significance?

I have no idea.  She had been in the shelter for about a year.  No
change this morning.  Yesterday I put 30 pieces of kibble in the bowl.
Today there were still 30.  There was a slight "dent" in the top of the
canned food portion but I can't be sure that it means anything.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

 
 
 

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Post by Mary » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:14:19



Mary asked:

Quote:
>Great news! That's excellent progress. >Incidentally, Spazzie is an

interesting >name. How did she get the name, and >

Quote:
>what is the significance?

I have no idea.  She had been in the shelter for about a year.  No
change this morning.  Yesterday I put 30 pieces of kibble in the bowl.
Today there were still 30.  There was a slight "dent" in the top of the
canned food portion but I can't be sure that it means anything.

---MIKE---

~~~~~~~~
Are you sure she isn't eating any of Tiger's food?  We have all been
reassuring you, but enough time has now gone by that I can see why you are
concerned if she really is not eating.  Have you weighed her to see if she
is maintaining her weight?  Is she drinking normally?  If you are really
sure she is not eating, and if there has been any weight loss, I think I
would take her back to the vet for a checkup.  Liver damage can occur if
cats do not eat for extended periods.  My own theory, though, is that she is
getting some of Tiger's food since she has the run of the house.  That's one
reason I suggested checking her weight.  She would have lost some weight by
now if she really is not eating.  She's lucky to have you taking care of
her.  Incidentally, the fact that she had been in the shelter for a year
means that your home is a huge environmental change for her, even though it
is a good one.  Duffy had been in the shelter for several months when I
found him.  I was able to monitor his habits because I had a separate room
for him when he first came to me, but I remember going through some of those
fears for a short time after I got him because he was not eating normally.
I checked with the shelter, and they said "he just would not eat" even
though food was in front of him.  I could understand that because he had
been in a cage for several months, surrounded by the sounds of dogs barking
(not in the same area, but still loud and probably frightening to a little
cat).  He soon became the most loving cat you can imagine, and he is now a
happy and active little guy.  I hope the same will be true for Spazzie.

MaryL

 
 
 

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Post by ---MIKE- » Sun, 14 Apr 2013 05:00:08


Spazzie is still not eating.  She couldn't be getting any of Tiger's
food.  She has the run of the house but continues to spend almost all of
her time on my bed.  Tiger usually empties his plate and I wash his
dishes before I go to bed.  There is no food left out except hers.  I
have a can of Fancy Feast which I am going to try to tempt her with.
Other than eating she seems to be happy and loving.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

 
 
 

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Post by Mary » Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:14:27



Spazzie is still not eating.  She couldn't be getting any of Tiger's
food.  She has the run of the house but continues to spend almost all of
her time on my bed.  Tiger usually empties his plate and I wash his
dishes before I go to bed.  There is no food left out except hers.  I
have a can of Fancy Feast which I am going to try to tempt her with.
Other than eating she seems to be happy and loving.

---MIKE---

~~~~~~~~
Okay, that answers my question.  I thought perhaps she was getting into
Tiger's food during the night or when you aren't around, but that theory
doesn't hold up since Tiger empties his plate.  I still think this is just
stress from moving into a new environment, but I would also want to have a
checkup.  You might want to phone your vet first and see if he/she has any
suggestions.  I do think Spazzie will start eating when she gets hungry
enough.

MaryL

 
 
 

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Post by ---MIKE- » Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:41:12


I put some Fancy Feast on a plate and Spazzie ate it.  I put the rest of
the can on the plate and during the night someone ate it all - probably
Tiger.  Today I will get some more.  The Hills (that the shelter gave
me) has not been touched.  This morning I opened a can of Chicken Soup
for the Cat Lover's Soul.  Tiger liked it but Spazzie wasn't interested.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')