Shelby and the terrible, no good, very bad weeks

Shelby has somehow managed to pick up a paw infection. (Dun dun duuuuuuun!) Not only has my poor boy been seeing the vet quite regularly, he has been getting liquid medication, pain killers, paw soaks, shots, and is required to wear an E-cone. To top it off, Cass can’t seem to completely wrap her kitten head around the need for the cone of shame, and keeps on pouncing poor Shelby, seeing it as an opportunity to claim top cat.

Poor, poor, Shelby. It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad last two weeks for him. Still, he’s been a champ about it all, and it’s given me quite the opportunity to learn a variety of things about cat behavior, caring for a sick kitty, and cat medication.

Cats are, as every cat owner knows, territorial, stubborn, and, more than anything, privileged little bastards. Introduce me to one cat who doesn’t believe that they don’t just automatically deserve the very best just because and I will be absolutely shocked. By the same token, they’re also amazingly tolerant of things as long as you have earned their love.

Cass likes to sleep on my pillow now, directly on top of my head. I’m not as to why, but I think I need to work on that before my 16-week-old kitten is old and big enough to take over the whole pillow. I welcome any and all tips.

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