|Purred: Sat Dec 20, '08 10:29pm PST |
|Our Baby, Kali, had trouble with smelling when we got her. Her mother had been found pregnant in the wild. The family who found her left momma cat and the kitties in a box in their yard until they brought them to the shelter. All of the kittens got sick and one died. The day we got her, she started sneezing, and she pooped on the floor (too exhausted, sick to make it to the little box). She needed vitamins and antibiotics. She took a long time to learn how to groom. She'd lick one paw and wipe it over her eyes. I bought kitty wipes and wiped her with those and then our older cat, Tiger, took over and groomed the dickens out of her. She'd hold Kali down until she was satisfied. Between the two of us, we kept her clean and eventually she learned to groom herself, I guess from Tiger. Now she grooms us when we are sleeping if our hair is sticking up. She can't stand hair that sticks up. And she tries to groom people on the t.v. We recently got a flat screen used off some friends (an AMAZING deal), and so there is a lot of room in the t.v. cabinet in front of the t.v. for the cats to sit and watch t.v.
Anyhow, I'd get the kitty wipes. I don't think baby wipes would be a very good idea. The kitty wipes are bigger, don't have the weird baby wipe smell, and are made for kitty baths. They worked well until Kali was old enough to groom herself appropriately. In a turn around, she now will straddle Tiger and groom HER and she will get Tiger to lay down and clean Tiger's butt. Our concern now is that Tiger is getting lazy about keeping her own butt clean!
Although from some of our reading, we wonder if it's a dominance thing. As if they are saying to one another something like this "I'm the momma." "No, I"M the momma." "No I'M the momma."
I wish I knew what they were saying and thinking . . . .
Edited by author Sat Dec 20, '08 10:30pm PST
|my posts | my page | msg me | my family's posts | gift me | become friends|| [notify]|