Zoe has been surprisingly cooperative when I give him his glaucoma eyedrops. The vet says glaucoma could lead eventually to blindness if not treated, and we think we can already tell that he is not seeing very well. We are not sure what to do, since the drops are not cheap, and it’s hard to give him just a single drop per eye twice a day.
Mark here: Leah doesn’t like to manhandle (cathandle?) Zoe, and that’s pretty much what it takes to get the drops into his eyes. I’m surprised at how well he takes this, though.
Mother and son.
Chloe and Dusty
Chloe sometimes comes with us when we take the dogs for their last longish walk of the evening. Her coloring is just about perfect camouflage for the pine bark behind her. Her son Dusty never walks with us. He looks a lot like one of the rocks we use in the landscaping. Lying around like a rock is what he does mostly, when he’s not eating or running away from something.
Zoe used to spend a lot of time sleeping in the bathtub. After a while he found new places to sleep. But recently he found the tub again.
Look at the long hair between the pads on his feet
He didn’t like being disturbed.
It’s rude to stick your tongue out like that
He had had enough.
I’ll just go find someplace else since it’s getting so crowded in here
Chloe sometimes comes in at night and sleeps on our bed. She gets affectionate right at bedtime. She jumps up on the bed and starts purring and kneading the blanket.
She likes her head rubbed
Mmmm. Feels good.
Eating directly from the plate
Look, Mom, no hands!
We were having salmon that night, and Zoe is like a cartoon cat when it comes to salmon. He got his own little plate. He did not get wine.
The cat-related things on the table include petroleum jelly for his paws (trying to control hairballs), and the cat discipliner (squirt! squirt! squirt!). If you had really good eyesight and if the picture was a little better you could see a table in the background with a carved coyote, a ceramic cat flower pot, and a picture of the cute little baby Zoe before we knew he was the son of Satan.