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He's hurt his eye. Am keeping it clean and monitoring progress.
4th Aug 2005, 16:31   | tags:,,

kostika says:

He looks very angry at you.

4th Aug 2005, 16:34

Helen says:

*Nods* hope it clears up ok. A little cooled down boiled water is what I tend to use when my cats start squinting. They've never developed anything seriously wrong with their eyes.

Poor Elvis.

4th Aug 2005, 16:34

mat says:

He was angry. A few minutes prior to this photo, I'd had him in a headlock so I could gently sponge down his eye. He was Not Pleased about that, but seemed happier afterwards.

4th Aug 2005, 16:35

Steve says:

Too sweet for words

4th Aug 2005, 16:36

Rich says:

And here I am stuck at work, not that I'd be any help but it would stop me worrying... Listen to Helen! Listen to the Cat Lady!

4th Aug 2005, 16:38

Steve says:

Full title is "Crazy cat lady" as whispered about by children

4th Aug 2005, 16:42

crickson says:

Hope he gets better soon. If not, the permanent wink is a good look for him. Very saucy. The lady cats will love it.

4th Aug 2005, 16:42

Helen says:

I think he should be fine. I'm sure you'll be checking up on that eye quite, quite regularly and won't miss anything.

4th Aug 2005, 16:44

Rich says:

We certainly will now... And Hel, you're not crazy cat lady, just catlady. Crazy comes at least 50 years down the line.

4th Aug 2005, 16:50

Hotdog says:


poor Elvis

4th Aug 2005, 16:54

Adam says:

poor little kitty. Feel better Elvis.

4th Aug 2005, 17:02

alfie says:

just to remind everyone that elvis can feel the love anytime he so desires

4th Aug 2005, 17:06

Steve says:

You are a bad man :)

4th Aug 2005, 17:07

Helen says:

Thank you Rich : )

4th Aug 2005, 17:39

bronxelf says:

Aww.. little pookyhead.

I keep cat eye antibiotic cream here in the house but you're a bit far to hand it over. Im sorry.

4th Aug 2005, 17:47

daz says:

Poor Elvis. :(

4th Aug 2005, 18:27

anonymous says:

If you need to fuss with his eye again, be sure to grab the scruff of his neck. He can't really scratch you then so your hands won't turn to ribbons. 22 years of owning the most miserable cat in the world has taught me that. Teehee, but Elvis looks very cheerful I must say.

4th Aug 2005, 19:02

Helen says:

Hmmmm in theory that should immobolise him, but I wrap 'em in a towel too. And get someone else's help, depending on the cat.

Meg is impossible to dose with tablets (and I had thought that Hatty, much bigger than Meg, was impossible), thank goodness for squeeze on the neck worming stuff. She just won't swallow it and even if you do get it down her throat, she'll do her damnedest to bring it back up again.

4th Aug 2005, 19:27

mat says:

Erm. Mash the tablets up and put them in some food? That always worked with my parents cat, Oscar. He used to spit tablets across the room, and the vet wouldn't even try and hold him after the first time Oscar sent him to A&E;, just stick him straight in a crush cage. Vicious little bugger, that one.

4th Aug 2005, 19:29

Helen says:

They always know it's there and won't eat it. Works like a dream with the dog. Cats are so picky about what they eat.

4th Aug 2005, 19:37

mat says:

Not Elvis. He'll eat anything. He likes Walker's Sweet Chili Sensations crisps, and I gave him some horseradish sauce the other day, and he came back for more. And some very spicy jerk turkey as well, that went down well.

Perhaps it's becuase he's a kitten, his tastes will "refine" with age..

4th Aug 2005, 19:42

Steve says:

Yep I go with the towel wrap and massaging the throat, always works......... eventually

4th Aug 2005, 19:43

Helen says:

Maybe it's because he's a boy. They have got fussier with ate, but Meg likes green vegetables and goes mad for spinach.

Covering their nose also helps to make them swallow. But I think Meg would rather suffocate.

4th Aug 2005, 19:53

seaneeboy says:

Ah, from the internet archives:

How To Give A Cat A Pill

1) Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth, and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
2) Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
3) Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm while holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.
5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.
6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.
7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.
9) Check label to make sure pills not harmful to humans; drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
10) Retrieve cat from the neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus jab. Throw t-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.
12) Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil-wrap.
13) Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.
14) Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers, forearm, and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.
15) Arrange for RSPCA to collect cat and ring local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

How to Give a Dog a Pill

1) Wrap it in bacon.

5th Aug 2005, 13:01

Steve says:

very good

5th Aug 2005, 14:44

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5th Aug 2005, 14:55

GregErin says:

He looks like Frank Sinatra.

5th Aug 2005, 19:07