Monday, December 9, 2019

2 problem solving 2

Rover started sniffing the door sill of the room where the cat is staying for about a week and then ignored cats' presence there. After about one month of hiding the cat from the dog and preventing sudden close encounters we gradually introduced the cat to him when we watch TV in the evenings and after a couple of weeks like that, the dog accepted the cat as a part of the family. But this acceptance was working all the time except for dinner times. That’s our dinner time. Rover has developed a bad habit of waiting near our dinner table and expect us to throw a few things his way like every 5 minutes or so.  Blame for this bad habit should go far, it is me who is responsible for that bad habit. I was the one who threw a few things from my plate when he was small and now he thinks its one of his inalienable rights.

And he would not tolerate even a slightest of interference when he is indulging in this right. Most of all the house cat, probably because the cat is a regular feature in his day to day life and he wouldn’t want to share this privilege at our dinner table with a another regular guy.
This domain protection extended to his regular eating place as well. That’s our kitchen. His plate is kept at the kitchen  and he partake in his four regular meals at 0830, 1400 , 1830 and around 2130 there. And he doesn’t like interference there too. So one occasion which makes him mad is the cat coming into the kitchen when he is enjoying his meal, especially when the meal has some ingredients like fried fish salmon eggplant curry or breadfruit. The vessel we used to keep water for the dog and cat is a common one.  It was kept closer to Rover's plate. On one occasion when late Vendy thinking that Rover is friendly enough for him to try that, went to drink some water from water vessel while Rover was enjoying his lunch. All of us had to rush to the kitchen to save Vendy from certain death that day. He survived with two minor cuts. I searched the internet and found the medicine; this is exactly what I found on the internet.
1.    Rinse out the fresh wounds and punctures with large amounts of this solution: 1 pint water, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon Echinacea/goldenseal tincture.
2.    Hydrogen peroxide may also be used to clean wounds, but it can damage delicate tissues.
3.    Cat wounds are notorious for forming abscesses
Since there were too many ingredients in the first one I decided to go for hydrogen peroxide and luckily Vendy didn’t have delicate tissues in that area.
Thank god for internet , if not for that it would have been two drives to  Thannekumbura and depending on the time it takes to treat the cats and dogs who have been brought before me, one or two hours of waiting there. To be continued ………

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