09 November 2014

Trails and Tribulations

Ever since Pebble is permanently confined to her personal suite over two months ago, she had her own water and food bowl.

EJ noticed Pebble spent a long time squatting at the water bowl and went down on the floor to peep. Pebble could not reach down to drink water and was licking air. EJ got this really flat stone from the garden to elevate the water bowl so Pebble could drink. 

Last week when EJ was giving out canned tuna, all the cats would call as usual while waiting patiently for it. Pebble, too, joined in and called.

Pebble took one bite of tuna from her elevated bowl and promptly fell over. She had a mild seizure from the excitement of eating.

EJ was horrified to hear the thud of Pebble's bones hitting hard on the tiled floor, immediately removed the stones, and the water and food bowls were put back on the floor.

Not giving up, Pebble ate lying there. EJ helped by rolling the tuna like mini sushi rolls to handfeed her. She finished the tuna with fish bits all over her and the floor. Pebble could not and cannot clean herself.

At times, Pebble had seizures during urination and defecation. She would have that weird concentration look on her face and would fall over with all her four legs stiff in the air. Finding that position comical, EJ sometimes would laugh and sad at the same time.

18 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Sweet Pebble,
You are really a fighter ! Keep it up !
I love to drink water from the human glass because it gives me a good hight .
And many hugs to E.J.
Purrs
xox

Vanessa Morgan said...

Poor cat. But she's been taken good care of.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Such mixed emotions must be there; one thing is sure, Pebble (and all of you!) are getting such love to see you through!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

Gattina said...

Poor little thing ! Wouldn't it be better to let her go then insist ? I know it is very hard to say good bye !

RedSetter said...

Oh how very sad for poor Pebbles. It is so hard to know how best to help our feline friends. Hugs,

Georgia and Julie said...

Dear little Pebble.
She is hanging in there.
Purrs and hugs for her and for you.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Katie Isabella said...

Poor Pebbles...bless her sweet heart.

The Island Cats said...

Oh Pebbles. We're purring for her.

Just Me Pooh said...

Oh, sweet Pebbles we are just so thankful you are getting such good care and attention. Purrs and prayers for you sweetie. Hugs and nose kisses

Annie Bear said...

Pebble, you're such a dear girl. EJ is wonderful to you. It is so nice to read how much she loves & cares for you.

Brian said...

You are such a sweet Pebble and we send you bunches of purrs, prayers and hugs.

Cats of wildcat woods said...

EJ you have had your hands full these past months. Aging pets take up a lot of time. Thanks you for loving them all. Sending lots of love and light to all.

laura brown said...

Such a sweet kitty, we are sending lots of Noodle hugs to you!

Noodle and crew

Nerissa said...

Pebbles, I'm very happy to hear that you got to enjoy some of that tuna. You must have really wanted some of it to ask, with the others. So glad EJ was able to paw feed it to you.

Purrs,
Nissy

Jacqueline said...

Very sorry to hear beautiful Pebbles is so ill and in declining health...All your babies are lucky to have you, EJ, you love and care for them so much...Purrs and prayers for sweet Pebbles, big hugs for you, EJ...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a determined kitty! It's so sad to see our beloved pets having health problems. Hugs.

The Church Cat Family said...

Pebbles is trying so hard and loved so much. Sending purrs and prayers for her. xx

meowmeowmans said...

Poor Pebbles. We love you, and are sending purrs and prayers and hugs.