Monday, January 23, 2012

Cat Tales

It's been a while since I last posted....sorry. Blogger, WordPress, and KCL are just not JS.... God I miss that place!!!

As most of you know, I have been having "issues" with my cat, Shila. It started last December when I noticed her having eye problems. So I took her to the vet and then the fun started (giving her eye drops). At first the eye looked like it was getting better, but then it started getting bad again and our choices of treat ment were not many. You have to realise, Shila will be 17 in May, so she's pretty "aged", yet she is still fit like a teenager.

In the end, we decided to remove the bad she is just after the operation with her protection "bonnet".

That was an unexpected expense, right before Christmas.

This is Shila today....

She's guarding the puzzle I started (I used to puzzle a lot before the internet)...

Anyway, now her other eye has started. Some of the treatment is not possible since she only has one eye left. This time we took her to a special animal eye clinic (yes, such a thing really exists!). They said it was a typical old age thing for her race (Persian). I was given new eye drops, to be given 3 times a day, 2 different types of drops (so actually 6 times a day).

NO WAY!!! Shila has discovered her claws, and even wrapping her up in a blanket doesn't help. She gives me the evil eye and wiggles herself out. It's stress for her.... and for me. So far she still comes crawling back onto my lap for some loving.... *sigh*

So, soon I'll have to decide what to do. I'm thinking of just letting nature take it's course. So many people have told me that cats adjust to being blind, but I don't think it'd be good for her or for me. We shall see....


  1. Poor Shila. I know exactly what you're going through. It hurts so much to think about losing our pets, but at the same time I'm sure you'll agree the last thing you want is for her to suffer. Enjoy whatever time you have left with her.

    Thinking of you and Shila.


  2. There must be some way to get the drops there without the trouble--although I don't know what that is. Cats can be really tough to handle when they set their minds to it.
    I hope it works out OK. That post op photo is kind of shocking and sad. I hope she does well.

  3. My goodness...I didn't know cat's can get that old ..17? wow..Outside of the eye issues she looks perky as a teenager, however, I know that sometimes its tougher on the owner. But I imagine she would walk very gingerly without sight, and would eventually adapt-as long as she was an indoor cat which I imagine she is.

    Good to see some writing here:) always miss you and the others.We eventually get here-don't we? yes...
    I miss JS sometimes too, but I'm better about it.I know where to find you all:)
    Big huge squishy hugs for you, WESTY!!! xo

  4. thank you all for visiting and commenting!

    It is NOT possible to give Shila her eye drops. I tried wrapping her in a blanket but she gives me that evil look, especially after I DO manage to get a drop in. So far she still comes to cuddle, but after the last attempt she avoided me.... *sigh*

  5. My cousin had a dog that went blind. He did just fine getting around.
    Poor little kitty =-(
    ~I don't know how my name got switched. But obviously my new name is NoWay-actually I am kind of happy to have a new name. ~Justfly

  6. I sure miss JS too and all your wonderful blog post there.