Wednesday, March 24, 2010

growing...finally, but back to the see-saw

Bosley seemed to have hit his stride. He had been doing really well, and I had even mostly stopped with his shots. He did have a bad day Sunday, vomiting 3 times, but after a shot Sunday night, and another on Monday morning, he seems back to the "new normal." Joy mentioned some side effects from the reglan in humans, so I decided to just use it as needed now. Of course, now I have been finding vomit (yes, even on my keyboard yesterday!) so I am back to the reglan routine again. 1/2 hour before every meal.

Buck thinks Boz needs his face cleaned.

Maybe a little dirt on his head...

Eating now seems to be the favorite past time of the little man. We moved the hassock from the living room chair over to the counter where we feed the cats, so he can get up and down easily by himself, and he spends a lot of time running and jumping up there when anyone goes by. He doesn't want to miss a chance to eat. It had made a difference too. 2 lbs, 5 1/2 oz. on Tuesday! Of course, now he has lost a few ounces with the vomiting, but we will get him back on track.

Bosley tries to fight off the bath!

Boz seemed to be feeling better too. He used to get on my desk, and curl up in the crook of my arm. Now he spends a little time scattering pens and paper around before he settles in for a nap. He was playing with a feather toy last night, and spent a little time chasing his tail, which was a lot of fun to watch. This morning he has been pretty subdued, but is now sitting between my arms as I type, purring.

Buck pursues Bosley to the top of the sofa for more cleaning.

Finally, Boz is all tuckered out from Bucks efforts.

He also seems to be fighting off a cold. His eyes have been a little runny, but not too bad. I think I will get him some L-lysine today to add to his food. That should help.


HubbleSpacePaws said...

First... snorgles from B'more, little man!! You are just a precious as you can be and I'm soooo relieved to hear the good news that you continue to grow... now off the see-saw, honey!

And Buck & Bentley, you are the best daddys. Keepin' after the Boz and gving him the love he needs! Snorgles to you too!

Jamie and Joy, hugs for keepin' the little man so happy... my heart just swells each time I check in on you guys!

angie said...

i've seen plenty of foster mothering, but watching a male cat bathe a kitten may be the CUTEST thing EVER!! i didn't know they had it in them.

Webbthistle said...

So happy Bosley is gaining ground! Jamie and Joy, bless you for helping him to grow! (You too, Bentley and Buck Sometimes it takes a village... :)

Love you, Boz Man!!!

quiltcat said...

Let's hope Bosley gets off that see saw and keeps gaining weight! He looks so tiny, but not vulnerable, getting bathed by two male cats love each other that much and it's heartwarming to see!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad Boz is gaining. We hope the see saw stops soon.. Buck is so good with hte little guy!

Anonymous said...

Deb here!! Yeah for the Boz-man...and I luv the Buckster! Such a good big brother. Can't wait to see them both on Sunday!

Martha said...

He's really had a weight spurt! Plus, he must be the cleanest cat around! Glad to hear he's hanging in there.

Jamie said...

It's funny...Bishop will bathe him too, but Ripley will have nothing to do with him, and she is the only female cat we have. (Of course, she really doesn't have much to do with anyone!)