Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chaz is just so darn cute

How can I ever be upset with him for the occasional accident? And for the record, he has been fine the last couple of days. I have been giving him extra loving.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The kids are still struggling

I'm still struggling with Chazzie wetting outside the litterbox. He was fine for 2 1/2 weeks. I put two of the bathroom rugs back and he didn't wet on them at all. Then this morning I fed everyone and turned around and he had wet on Toby's bed by the front door. I found him trying to cover it up. So I threw that into the washing machine, went back in the kitchen and Toby had wet on the kitchen floor. So I threw that in the washer too. She looked upset about it so I didn't even say anything to her.
I guess they are reacting to me, to John.
I wish I knew what to do for them. Or me.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I love this video of Chaz

This was taken last May. I think I posted it but it's one of my favorites. I was sharing it with a couple of friends today and they enjoyed it so much I thought I would share it here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Chazzie seems to be going through something right now. He has been pee-ing outside his litterbox occasionally. At first I thought it was an infection but he was checked for that and he doesn't have one. Today he gets an x-ray to make sure he doesn't have crystals or stones but I don't think it's that either. I think it's emotional.
I am attacking the problem from several sides with guidance from my two vets.
I picked up all the scatter rugs that he was using [luckily we have tile floors]. I added another litter box for a total of three now. He is still on his antibiotic for a few more days just for safe measure. He is getting Tinkle Tonic three times a day. And yesterday I added Rescue Remedy.
Then yesterday a new wrinkle - Chazzie is chewing things he shouldn't - like chewing the cord to my blinds in my office, rendering it useless when it comes to lowering or raising it.
But I can't get angry with him. I know he is upset about something. The problem is finding out what it is and figuring out how to make it better.
He's two years old now. This is a new behavior. There has to be a solution. He could be reacting to me. I know I am still very upset about losing John. And Chazzie was very attached to John.
Chaz with John - 4 months old
I know animals mourn. And they pick up on the emotions of their people. So maybe Chazzie is picking up on my grief. I just hope for both our sakes, I am able to figure this out.