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Marilee J. Layman

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05:27 pm: Kitties in Quarantine
This is the traditional way to move new cats in, so Loki and Junie B are in the guest bathroom. I considered not taking them because Loki is massively matted (I've done some googling to find places that groom cats), but I was worried that since she had to get rid of them, she might do something drastic. She gave me all the bills in her wallet to help with the grooming. So once I find a place that will de-mat him, I have to have help to get him there. They're both overweight -- Junie is probably 16 pounds or so -- but Loki probably weighs about 25 pounds. I didn't realize he weighed so much until I lifted and carried him to the guest bath. I was thinking the mats took up more of the space. They'll both be getting less to eat than they did.

They're both very interested in me -- want to be petted, rub their heads on my hands -- and Loki has eyes and whiskers like Shiva. He even licks my wrist and purrs, although his purr is much deeper. Junie wants more reassurance, but comes to be petted.

Spirit wouldn't come out or then near me until about midnight and she woke me up every hour until 11am when I went and checked on the new kitties and then back to bed. I turned the alarm off and slept until 2pm while Spirit left me alone.

I'm not washing/changing sheets today. I know that's a shock, but there's a reason. During the week, I didn't write anything on the grocery list for tomorrow and there wasn't anything in the circular I needed, so I don't need to do grocery shopping tomorrow. With the rules about showering, I can't shower until tomorrow, and it would be nice to be mostly not-sweaty when I go to bed in clean sheets. So I'm washing cat blankies today and will do the sheets tomorrow.

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Date:September 6th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Good idea to call the vet! I don't know if they would do it or not, since the two of them come to the house.

Thanks for the offer of help with cat-transporting. I'll let you know if I need it. :)
Date:September 6th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Your mobile vet should have a basic clipper, and that will remove the mats quickly enough. I use a small clipper on Cinder about twice a year. Her fur likes to clump up more than any other cat I've had.
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Date:September 6th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, that would be great. And I have laminate, so sweeping it up is pretty easy. The woman who brought them clearly didn't know that the clumping hurts him. I haven't found any lesions, but the pulling still hurts. And even though they have their vaccinations, I should really have them looked at.
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