some of you have been kind and concerned enough as to ask for an update on Pepper's health. and I have been remiss by not providing one, but there really hasn't been anything to report.
the infection/blockage was caught before getting to critical stage so Pepper is waiting out this week on steroids and antibiotics until surgery next week.
Pepper is mostly fine, gotten used to his pill every evening (given alongside some Kitten Chow). he pees very little and it is blood-tinged. a little unnerving, but expected given his illness; on the positive side he doesn't seem very distressed, very little crying or yowling.
one not-so-great-thing is that Pepper seems unable to pee in the litterbox, preferring softer surfaces like rugs and upholstered chairs. this has caused the following:
– we are getting a new bathroom rug after Pepper is all fixed up.
– the bathroom rug no longer resides in the bathroom but rather next to the litterboxes
– all cats are being kept off the front of the house where things such as rugs and upholstered chairs abound.
I will update with surgery news as they happen. thanks to all for your concern.
had a bit of a photoshoot with Pepper this morning. I liked these best