Friday, November 6, 2015

Curiosity Doesn't Always Kill the Cat...

Sometimes it just breaks his leg in three places...

I've mentioned before that my cat is kind of a demon, and his behavior finally got the best of him. A couple weeks ago he was trying to knock a plant off the top of our TV stand and he and the pot both went crashing to the ground. Sigh. He's had his cast on for 2 out of 6 weeks so far and it's going pretty well. If only he would stop trying to chew it off then he wouldn't have to keep wearing that cone of shame!

The best part about Leo's broken leg is that he is SO cuddly now. He's not allowed to play, plus his pain meds make him drowsy, so he spends all his time curled up on my lap. I love it! I could never get sick of kitten cuddles. Elsa, on the other hand, took some convincing. She was scared of his cone for the first couple days, but now she's used to it. He doesn't have the best spacial awareness, though, so sometimes when he gets near her he bonks her in the face with it which she does not appreciate. He also likes to sniff after he goes to bathroom (sicko) and for the first week he kept scooping up litter in his cone. Hahaha. It was funny except for when I had to clean it all up off the floor.

This cone is so encumbering!

Another broken leg benefit is the possibility for fun halloween costumes. I made him into a Meowtini ;)

The worst part for Leo is probably that he can't bathe. You never realize how dirty your kitten gets until he's not able to wash himself whenever he wants. He also can't itch any of his itches, which he thinks is so frustrating. We try to help him out as much as we can with head scratches and chin scratches and even some leg scratches! Whenever we pet him he always licks the inside of his cone, kind of like when a dog kicks his leg while you scratch his belly. It is the funniest thing ever!

When we are feeling extra nice, and also because he's kind of gross, we occasionally take his cone off and let him have supervised bath time. He gets so excited and can't decide what body part to lick first. He usually goes for a chest/head/paw combination.

Overall, things have been going well. He's been a pretty good boy, although the vet might tell you differently- he's a bit infamous for the temper tantrum he threw when he first got his cast. He takes his meds without putting up much of a fight and he's getting so good at maneuvering around with his cast on. Keep us in your thoughts as he continues to heal- I would love if he could get his cast off early!

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  1. I hope he heals quickly! I have one cat that is really wild, too. It's just a matter of time before he breaks something. At least I know I can make him into a martini when it happens!

  2. This happened to one of my cats growing up and he got so used to being carried everywhere that when his cast came off, he kept refusing to walk places... he would meow at us to move him... Lazy bones. Hope your kitty heals quickly :)

  3. LMAO... the little cast... omg... so pathetic/ADORABLE!

  4. Awh I hope your poor kitty gets better soon but I just absolutely adore the Meowtini costume!!

  5. Your cat is so cute! Hope kitty is better soon! Did you name him Leo after Charmed Leo?