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