June 23rd 2013 2:26 am
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This week has included a lot of firsts for Oreo. First new home. First time away from littermates and other cats. First introduction to a raw diet. Yum, food! First encounter with a dog. He's a noisy thing. First flea med application. Oh, that's what that wet stuff on my back was? First vet visit. Never take me there again.
He has taken to his new home well, I think. He was a little apprehensive at first, although curious and began exploring right away. Which was a little nerve-racking for me at first, because I felt as though I had to watch him constantly. I can take care of myself. I guess I can be a worry-wort sometimes. I kept imagining accidentally stepping on him, or the dog hurting him, or something else horrible happening. And the thought scared the crap out of me; still kinda does.
Oreo has done well, though, and now the only real concern I have to do with that is that he does try to play with and chew on wires.
I keep Oreo in my room at night. And I'm in the habit of sleeping on the couch these days, but have been sleeping in my room so I can be there if I need to. The first few nights, Oreo kept attacking my face and I had to cover essentially my whole body up with a blanket. Most cats I know attack your feet. Feet are boring! Tinker Bell, a cat I had a long time ago, did.
He kept burrowing between my hair and my neck, too. But he seems to have calmed down, now, and the past couple of nights has been sleeping next to me.
We're going partial raw with Oreo for now, and this is going fairly well so far. So far we've introduced beef, turkey, and chicken. He seems to have a preference for turkey. I'm hoping he won't totally shun beef and chicken. Because tonight when I fed chicken, he ate a little then rejected the rest. Then when I got turkey out, he ate that.
He went to the vet on Friday morning. The vet visit went well, there was nothing too serious going on. He does have a lot of tapeworms, though, and some ear mites and coccidia. We were given a wormer, some ear cleaning solution, and antibiotics to take care of all that.
It's making Oreo take it that's hard. He doesn't understand that this is all supposed to help him in the long run.
You may have noticed that I am now referring to Oreo as a he--that's another thing we learned from the vet. When we first got him, we weren't sure, but thought that in comparison to certain features on some of his littermates, that Oreo was a female. Apparently not.
Litterbox hasn't been a problem. One of the first things we did when we brought Oreo home was place him in the litterbox. He was using one at his old home already, so that helped.
I love uploading pictures of Oreo, and there are plenty of new opportunities for new photos. I'm considering getting a Plus membership again just so I can upload more photos without having to delete several others. I want to keep the pictures from when he was still with his littermates, too, but I've had to delete most of those in order to make way for new photos.
Anyways, looking forward to learning more about Oreo. There are things on this profile that I can't fill out because there are things I haven't discovered yet.
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