We have a catio guest!
Involuntary and hopefully of strictly limited duration, I hasten to add.
Way, way back last July, when Rufus–called “GT” at the time–moved into our garage for what we expected would be a short visit, I said “Once everything settles down and they [Fix Our Ferals] reopen, Tuxie will be paying them a visit.”
“Settles down.” It is to laugh. But it has gotten a little quieter around here, and FOF is reopening, so…
Tuxie’s appointment is Sunday morning. We wanted to make sure he didn’t miss it, so we snagged him Tuesday afternoon and moved him into quarters on the deck.
I suggested he think of the time not as pre- and post-op, but as an extended vacation. He doesn’t seem convinced.
He spends most of his time lounging around and complaining.
Mind you, that’s basically how he spends every day. And to be fair, I should note that the previous photo shows him mid-yawn, not mid-yowl.
Tuxie is a bit skinnier than we’d like, but two meals a day should help with that.
And we really, really hope that he’s not FIV-positive, because that would really give us a difficult decision to make. Realistically, the Rufus solution is not on the table. Of course, it wasn’t on the table last August either.
But be that as it may, at least Tuxie will get to spend a week or so in a luxurious retreat with catered meals and plenty of attention.
He doesn’t seem too unhappy about that.