Hi gang, haven’t given a Dickie update in a while.
Well what on earth did I do before I had Dickie in my life? It’s now getting on for 3 months and I can’t imagine life without him.
Of course it hasn’t all been plain sailing (what is?). At first I had some nasty scratches from him when he was happy to be stroked and then would suddenly go for me.
I followed advice on internet and would pull my hand away and say NO and then ignore him for half an hour. VERY difficult when you have a little cat looking at you as if to say ‘Why are you ignoring me?’
Anyway, it worked. He hasn’t scratched me for ages. If he touches me with his paw he retracts his claws as he’s meant to… so that worked really well.
Took me a while to get the feeding right as he started to put on weight from the get-go (vet warned me about this because he’s an indoor cat with only 3 legs). But I think I’ve got it right now & hopefully he’ll lose the extra weight.
Most importantly though… he is the sweetest and most loving cat I could wish for. On the few occasions when I go out, when I get back he’s so happy he rolls about making little mewing sounds. He’s a very clean boy so we’ve had no problems with the litter tray and he’s become extremely playful. I spend a lot of time swinging Da Bird around (if you have a cat you must get a Da Bird… best toy ever!).
He seems to spend a lot of time watching me! Most peculiar! Not sure what that’s about. Maybe he’s not used to seeing a human doing the mundane things in life. He loves watching me washing up or cleaning my teeth!
Family and friends have said they can notice a difference in me… and I can feel it in myself. Having this loving little furry creature in my life is truly wonderful. I am so pleased my landlord changed their no pet policy!
So that’s my Dickie update!
Have a good weekend everyone,