Mostly About Madame Mim...
It IS a lot to lose in a week, this I do know. I should say I am not on any Fad or extreme diet. I am not starving myself. I'm eating a low fat, lots of veggies, whole grains, vegetarian diet. I stopped eating CRAP. I also workout a LOT more than most people. And I train hard, 6 days a week. I write everything down and have a trainer with a degree in nutrition who goes over it, making sure it's good.
A very nice start indeed, as I said, but it's next week I am going for now.
I can do this. In fact, I am LOVING doing this.
And thank YOU, for all your love and support, because I can't do it alone.
Moving on to Bengal News, and once again, WAY too many Bengals Pics! It's not entirely good news, sadly. Madame Mim, featured in the first two pictures here (F4, marble Bengal) has PEE issues. Has for some time. She PEES everywhere, including on me sometimes. She's wrecking my house.
I took her to the vet (again) and she's fine (still). I am an expert in PEE issues, I help people, often, with PEE issues. She has multiple, uncovered, large litter boxes, in different rooms. She has a covered one, should she wish privacy. The litter is un-scented. We have Feliway. I use Anti-icky-poo to clean up after her.
Talking with both Janet from Great Lakes Bengal Rescue, and my Vet, we've come to the conclusion, or at any rate, all we can figure out, is she's stressed. Which makes sense. These cats ARE bred from Leopards. Small Leopards, true, but it's there, even four generations away, which is what Mim is.
I take her for leash walks, which she loves. She has a lovely cat wheel and runs on it, which none of the others do. We have toys, feather sticks, catnip, Super Scratchers, and SIX huge cat tress for climbing. Today, I got her a Pool, as you can see, so she can catch toys (can't do the live fish thing, don't care if it's only bait fish, can't do it)
She wants out, and badly. Which is not entirely possible, not until I can make it safe.
Added another litter box too. BIG litter box, which so far she seems uninterested in. That's Venus checking it out. Yes, my cats now have two pools. One to swim in, one to (one hopes) PEE in. Really hope they don't mix these up.
Here's Venus out on the porch. On my chaise lounge. Which is out on the porch because Mim has PEED on it so badly it can no longer be cleaned and must be re-upholstered.
I am putting her on meds. Not very happy about this, and if they effect her badly, it will stop. But they may help.
To help with the She Wants OUT issue, I am building her an outdoor cat house. BIG outdoor cat house, roofed, Bengal proof with a tunnel going from the house out to it, so she can go in and as she likes. It will have climbing things, hiding places, the pool will go there, I'll get a big 'ol dead tree so she can pretend she is indeed a Leopard. There will be grass to slink thu, and hanging things to pounce on. She'll be OUT, but safe.
My tattoo, which I've finally decided on, will have to wait.
Mim's not happy.
And I'll do whatever I can to see that she is.
I'll leave you with Magic, who IS happy now. I fixed him.
I can do the same thing for Mim.
Love and Bengals,