RE: Ollie Update
No new video of Sir Ollie yet
Sadly he's had a couple setbacks in his recovery and been back to the Dr.
Nothing new to report, he's just having a difficult time adapting to not having vision.
One time I was playing with him with his favorite wand toy and while I was holding it the very end simply rolled and tapped his nose; he fled UTB and stayed there the afternoon.
He wants out with the other cats (esp. Stella who to her credit, treats him to nose taps and a tail caress) but not long after he's mingled he starts crying and seems to get lost and disoriented.
Yesterday when I reached out to him, touching his tail as he passed my chair; he turned & hissed at me. I now realize I frightened him; I didn't 'warn' him that I was going to touch him and therefore he was unprepared.
Having my boy hiss at me was not something I was prepared to endure either. It was very nearly like the time when 11 yr old Ellen told me thru her tears that I was 'evil' and after I got to work I made it to the bathroom and cried.
He definitely has to stay in his 'safe room' and he does behave much better when he's there. This morning he was making muffins on his
woobie so long he had snot dripping out of his nose and his bad eye was watering too.
I am still planning on doing an auction but this adjustment period has been difficult and I want to spend as much time with him as I can so I've been remiss in a lot of home stuff after I get home from work. Tonight I went into my studio for the first time since his accident just to get some small things done; that's where this video of Ms. Stella came from. Hopefully this weekend I can have some more time to regroup and find my feet. It felt good to concentrate on some art for a while.
Thanks everyone so much for all your purrs, support & hugs.
I can't tell you how much they are so very appreciated!