|I'm feeling much better, thanks|
Unlike the October incident, his purr box has been affected this time and he cannot purr. It is really perculiar because he acts the purring cat: paws kneading, eyes closed in bliss, whiskers forward, head-butting and so on, but no purr. Every so often we hear a little rumble as if he is trying very hard to purr, but that is decpetive: no purr. His voice is also slightly odd, with no siren yeowls and a meow with a break in it. (Perhaps the neutering op has affected his singing???)
He is not in any distress or pain, eats well, uses the litter box successfully and is alert and interested in what is going on around him. After a few days of hesitant licks, he is well into his regime of personal grooming, which I think shows that he is returning to his cat-self.
|the black spots will never go, but I can keep the white gleaming|
|cats do like some privacy - do you mind?|
I have a friend who suspects this is an elaborate charade on Ratty's part. He was expected to spend too much time out on the street and was never given access to the bedroom. What better ploy than to stage another life-threatening attack to regain his former position of being waited on paw, tail and whisker?
Marius predicts he will be walking again by the weekend. I hope so.