Back From the Vet

Rufus is sick! He's been sneezing a bit for a couple of days and we had to take him in to see the vet today.

The vet says he has an upper respiratory infection and gave him three different medicines. (Neither Rufus nor I is pleased with this! He is quite the squirmy guy when you try to give him something he doesn't want and I feel just terrible for him.) This is the first time Rufus has gotten sick but he is in very good spirits.

Also, the vet says Rufus is a bit overweight at 15 lbs. Looks like we will need to cut back on the stinky goodness! Poor guy, this is not the best day for him!

A New 'Toy'

I've spent a tidy sum buying Rufus toys. Wands, balls, track toys, you name it, I've bought it! He likes them initially but gets bored. Then he discovered a loose shoelace and things have not been the same!

Rufus posing with his new favorite 'toy'!

The bright side- shoelaces are cheap! I wonder what other unintentional cat 'toys' he'll like...

Helping Around the Office

Here is Rufus hard at "work" in our home office.

Blocking movement of the office chair.

Sniffing table legs.

PETCO Cat and Kitten Shampoo

There is only one four letter word for Rufus and that is B-A-T-H.

Nobody in this house is a fan of cat baths. But it had to be done. Rufus had a smelly behind.

Rufus knew something was amiss when we got home from the pet store. He tried running but Cat dad, in his thickest claw-proof sweatshirt, scooped him up. There was a bit of resistance but the whole thing lasted no more than five minutes.

The shampoo was great. It lathered up nicely and didn't have an overly strong fragrance. I didn't wash Rufus' head so I can't speak about its tear-free qualities. We picked this particular shampoo because it was for kittens and figured it would be a gentle formula. The shampoo cost around $9, which is not a bad price as I expect to use it for a while.

Here are the few pictures I took before I felt bad and made Rufus the biggest stinkiest pile of dinner.

Ashamed to be photographed in this state, Rufus attempts to hide his face.

He may not be a happy camper but he sure is clean!

Even though Rufus did not enjoy receiving the bath, you could tell he was very pleased with the results. Rufus' coat was so clean and soft! The bath did a super job of washing away much of his loose fur. He was strutting around the house displaying his perfect coat to everyone.

Rufie Rating
: Four Paws!

[FYI to those more timid about bathing their feline friends, Rufus thoroughly enjoys waterless baths a la Petkin Kitty Wipes!]

Saving It For Later...?

Water. We all drink it. But do you know the difference between Rufus and the rest of us when it comes to water?

Dribble. Can you see it?

Too busy contemplating the mysteries of the universe to notice the dribble...

Or maybe he's saving those droplets for case he gets thirsty again.