While I was at work this afternoon, Sheng had an incident with his Elizabethan collar. Earlier, I had to unfasten it for him to eat, and when I refastened it I was afraid it would be too tight. Quite the opposite. He got his paws into the neck, so I had to make it tighter. Then I left. Papa Miao checked on him and found a startling sight. Poor Sheng was flopping on the floor like a fish with the collar around his waist like a skirt! A much-alarmed Papa Miao managed to rescue him, and when he checked back the second time, Sheng already had one foot through the collar. Part of the problem is that the tie is gauze, very stretchy gauze. I will try to find some ribbon to replace it with.
He licks every chance he gets.
Sheng loves climbing. He climbs my legs (not quite easy since I’m wearing shorts). He climbs my back. He climbs Papa Miao’s legs. He climbs onto his (Chun’s – they share) kitty carrier. I try to rescue him but I know he falls now and then. *thump*
He moves so fast. When I got back from work and opened his door, he was out of the room before I could blink. He zooms like a rocket. Rhymes with sprocket.
He is strong. So strong that it is hard to restrain him when he zooms out of the safety of his room or tries to wiggle out of his collar. His strength has gotten him through some tight spots. But yet he seems so fragile and we are afraid of hurting him.
He had dinner. Not nearly enough, in his opinion. I’ll give him more before bedtime. He is a malnourished little kitten used to starvation and I’m sure he would devour an entire can in one sitting if he could.
He thinks he still has his leg. He was sitting on his rump, head tilted to the side, and making an odd bouncy movement. Finally, I figured out that he was scratching his ear with his missing leg.
Chun is watching us through the grate that connects the two bedrooms. He is still confused by the fact that a zoomy little furball has occupied his room, and my time.
I was emailing my brother and Sheng typed an emoticon. I wonder what it means:
Now he is purring in my lap.
Now he is splashing in his water.