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Guest house

Angel Loupi ? Angel Loupi ? Zorro calling you. Are you there ?

Remember that little house Momo built for you ?

So, Pixie and I have never really been in it, so we decided to make it available to pals passing through, outside our enclosure. We placed it under the big juniper, a little hidden ; you hardly see it if you don’t know it’s there.

It just remains to put straw in it to make it more comfortable.

I know you’ll agree with this decision, and you’ll keep an eye on our visitors from up there.

Pixie is full of ideas

A few days ago, I showed…. creativity: indeed, it looks like that the spark of malice characteristic of the kittens has experienced a revival of activity in me.

Tuesday night, I wanted to check Claire’s do-list: you never know, sometimes she would have forgotten something.

On Wednesday, I gave a solo concert in the middle of the night: unfortunately not many people.

But Saturday, it was unprecedented: Claire and Momo decorated the house for Christmas last weekend, and since the time we were little kittens, we’ve never done anything but play with the tree decorations. As usual, the railing of the stairs was illuminated.

In the late morning, Claire and Momo heard “crounch, crounch!” Because they weren’t in the same room, Claire asked, “Is she eating her chicken neck? “And Momo said, “No!” Momo then asked, “Did you give her a treat?” And Claire said, “No!” They then found themselves in the corridor, under the stairs, just in the right place to see me crunching in one of the LED mini-bulbs of the garland.

Claire and Momo started waving, gesticulating, lecturing me, blah, blah, blah… Result of the races, Momo spent a while swearing and detaching the garland that he had taken an hour to carefully fix at the railing. After examination, it turned out that several bulbs had suffered the same fate: crunching in these plastic bulbs was a bit like popping bubble wrap for me, you know?

I really don’t see why my humans made such a big deal out of it!

First aid for cat : how to bandage an eye ?

Reminder :
BEFORE helping an animal, you need to :
– Protect yourself, protect the present persons, and protect the animal : held the animal, establish a safety zone, or go away from a danger zone, and put gloves on.
– Give warnings : warn the veterinarian, and if needed the police or the fire brigades.

An eye wound is one of the only cases in which we cannot put a muzzle to the cat !

How to bandage an eye ?

Immobilize the cat by means of a Clipnosis clip for example.

Rinse the eye as good as possible with some physiological salt solution, and be careful that the liquid doesn’t pour into the other eye. The eye to be washed has to be on the floor side, and the rinsing must be made towards the outside. Wet a compress with some physiological salt solution and put it on the wounded eye. Provide some physiological salt solution to moisten the bandage afterward : the eye should never get dry !

An about 2m band (6.5 ft) is needed to bandage a cat eye. Any bandage begins with a holding turn to hold the beginning of the band in position. For an eye, the holding turn is made on the forehead and passes in front of ears and on the bones of the jaw.

  • Begin from the TOP of the head and go BEHIND the ear opposite diagonally.
  • Go UNDER the neck and join the back of the other ear.
  • Go to the summit of the head and come down in diagonal in the direction of the snout covering the first eye.
  • Go UNDER the snout and go back up in diagonal towards the top of the head covering the second eye.
  • Go BEHIND the ear and go back under the neck.
  • Repeat.

Our friend Fluffy friendly agreed to help us to make this video :

At the end of the bandage, attach the end of the band at the summit of the head, and fix well with the plaster.

Why to bandage both eyes while a single eye is hurt ?

The cat’s eyes don’t move independently of each other : the muscles of both eyes work simultaneously. If an eye looks in a direction, the other, even bandaged, will follow the movement. The movements of the free eye could aggravate the hurts of the already hurt eye which would also move, reason why it’s always necessary to bandage both eyes in case of lesion in one eye.

See also :
First aid for cat : the bases
First aid for cat : how to bandage a paw ?
First aid for cat : how to bandage an ear ?