February 5th, 2010
No time in the studio today, unfortunately; I've been working on websire updates and various estimates for commission work.
I know I'll have studio time tomorrow, though, and I'm looking forward to it.
On a completely off-topic note, our oldest cat is not doing well right now- she's mostly just not eating (and yes, we've gone to the vet and all), so if anyone would offer a prayer or a good thought for her, I'd appreciate it. She's the sweetest cat I've ever known, and we just adore her.
sending happy thoughts for the kitty. (and, while i'm sure you probably have, have you tried offering her something irresistible like deli meat?)
Oh, yes. We have been seriously into every "bribe food" we can think of! If I can catch her tonight I'll force-feed her something- not traumatic, just rubbing some nutritious mush on the roof of her mouth- and we're getting a high-calorie nutritious supplement for her tomorrow.
I'm also contemplating what i can make for her that might appeal. She is very precious to me.
Thanks so much for your good wishes!!!!
have you tried heating the food up? hot food is more smelly, which can sometimes stimulate the apetite.
be careful with the high calorie supplement things too, most of them are basically sugar, which depending on your kitty may or may not be ok.
dunno if any of these will help, but here's some of my tricks:
- mix hot water with her normal kibble, make into a mash, feed warm
- sprinkle catnip over the food if she likes catnip
- try tuna from a can (in water, not oil)
- see if you can find bonito flakes (usually can find at asian supermarkets or maybe a nice sushi restaurant might give you some) and crumble those over food
- smear a wet type of food onto her paw a little at a time, see if she'll "clean" it off (not too much at once, else she'll just shake it off her foot)
- beechnut brand human baby food, stage 1 comes in several versions of plain pureed meat that some cats will eat when nothing else works
- KMR (kitten milk replacer) liquid, either force-fed plain from a syringe, or mixed into food to make a tasty gruel
- use plain unflavored kid's pedialyte instead of water when making wet foods, restores more electrolytes than water will
if i can think of anything else, i'll let you know. good luck <3