December 6, 2012

Mommy Said

Mom called the V-E-T yesterday and told him that business of the night time hissy fit the evening before yesterday and that I compounded the thing yesterday afternoon by challenging a woofie who was on a leash being walked by his owner next door.  Next door, kitties.   Of course I did this by making a loud scene in the house on my side of the window. The Dr. said I was 1.  Incredibly territorial and 2.  that I was still wound up over the night before so I was ready to fight anything I saw during the day as well.

Mom got out the calming spray and this one really sees to take the edge off.  It is Nutri-Vet Pet-Ease. No, no one is paying me to say this.  Mom and I are just trying to help other kitties by telling you that it seems to have taken the sharpest edge off my anxiety.

Mom sprayed the stuff every hour or two from the afternoon on.  I finally slept in the recliner and after a while I did come into bed with mom when bed time came.

MOM HERE:  Dr. said get a calming collar (we know how that works on many kitties..sometimes yes, sometimes no.  Use calming spray (the other brand does nothing for my cats ever so it will be the Pet- Ease) and lastly, block her view.  Now that's a toughie.  I would have to use poster board to cover the bottoms of three windows. I would leave her the view in the back of the house where  her Tree is,  and the view over by the sofa.  That window gives good a view over by the sofa, but that is where Ginger trots over from..the street view... but I hate to block everything off if I don't have to.  Just most of it. If she gets agitated there too, then it too would have to be covered.  Sigh.

Just an update.  She has been brushed with her new brushie and some calming spray has been sprayed..so far, no kitties to upset the Katie applecart.

See you over at your homes.

32 comments:

Beth said...

Oh, Miss Katie, I hope the calming spray works for you! XX

Nerissa said...

Oh no! Your mom called the doctor and TOLD on you? How could she? Well... I guess she kind of made up for it by getting the good calming spray. Wonder what's in that stuff, huh? purrs

Fuzzy Tales said...

Katie, we hope the calming spray works. The Vetri-Science Composure treats we get--well, our human can't say they help. Derry's also getting PetAlive.com's homeopathic PetCalm, though there is one for aggression too. Though if the spray works, great!

Random Felines said...

Oh Katie.....we know it is YOUR yard, but you seem to be making your mom a little nuts. and most moms don't need to be MORE nuts than they are already. we are glad the spray works - we hadn't heard of that one and may have to look into it for when Junior and Spud decide they don't like each other.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We didn't know you could get calming sprays - do they do one for human Mums too?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Maggie M said...

Sweet Katie what a lucky girl you are to have a mommy who loves and takes good care of you. We sure hope the calming spray works and keeps you calm so your mom does not have to close off some of your viewing windows. We are so sorry you get very upset sometimes. Big, big hugs for your mom for being such a wonderful mom to you and oodles of hugs and nose kisses for you sweet girl.

Simba said...

Katie, I think you are a good territorial girl. You are also protecting your Mom from UNSEEN (and seen) THREATS. That calming spray sounds like a good one. I hope Ginger and the Woofie stay away for a while.

Athena said...

A big hug to you. I know how you feel. I get scared sometimes too. Take care,

Miss Dazey said...

Does the calming spray want on old women? If so, someone needs to spray me.

GreatGranny said...

Sweetheart Katie, we hope the calming spray works coz you need all your tee vees.
xoxo Kassey

William said...

Oh my, Katie, I had no idea you'd been so upset! Aliens in your yard are always a bad thing.

None of us gets very worked up over that, but my mom's original cat used to get very agitated when there was a random cat in the yard. Then, when the intruder would finally leave, the o.c. would attack my mom's leg! So, we don't really have any advice.

I hope your world remains calm and that your mom doesn't have to cover up the windows!

Terri said...

I'd first try some frosted film on one window to see how Katie reacts to it. The film would still allow light through your windows but block the view. The product is usually available in home supply stores or can be ordered online.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Next door huh? Expanding your teritory without even going outside? Silly girl, you have your whole house, let them have the cold damp icky weathered outdoors.
Keep calm and take a nap!

Nuzzles from Leo!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mommy here. My brother's vet told him about a herbal product called Anxocare. You can read more about here : http://www.petcareherb.com/anxocare.html
Not sure how applicable it is, but it is worth reading. :)

Tutu would like to invite you over for a playdate. And after that it's snuggle time with Boomie. <3 <3 <3

XOXOXO

Lucy the Cat said...

You're just protecting your turf. Well, we're glad to hear that the spray works to some extent. I hope you can stay calm for the most part without your mom having to block all views.

xoxoxo

Keisha said...

Me send u a hug so u feel better. {{{Katie Isabella}}}

Brian said...

We are all sending calming thoughts your way pretty Katie. It is not fun to get so worked up.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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pleez tell yur mom if her ever gets a chance ta check out only natural pet.com

they has sum grate products N de cuzinz N de gran kids haz used several of em frum that site over de past few yeerz

Dude K; RB cloud 777313

Mr. Black said...

Katie, you're just a bit high-strung, that's all.

I'm glad that calming spray helped. Maybe a combination of blocking off the "triggering" view (even temporarily) and the spray will help break the habit/cycle.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Katie, maybe your human can come up with something decorative to cover the bottoms of the windows - that way, it won't look too bad to her and you will be happier not seeing that awful ginger cat! Paws crossed that all the calming stuff keeps working for you - I don't want you to be stressed all the time!

SailorEdgar said...

OH my goodness...this sounds serious...you are even more ferocious than Hemingway was! I hope the spray works well enough that she does not have to cover the windows.

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Katie san,
I think it about very interesting commute it brought to memory of some other GIRLS...you Mum was think about given opportunities to help time.
Your Mums need hugs and kisses!
I feel like too you ......
xoxox
Sis.Katie.Miyuki.and Victoria.
Michiko

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh sweet Katie....I'm so sorry you're stressed. I hope the calming spray works for you. Or, I could send Waffles Too over to shake down the interloper.
; ) Katie

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad the calming spray is helping Katie. We don't like introoders coming around either.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We hope the calming spray continues to work. We hate that you get so upset.

Mariodacat said...

I'm so glad that calming spray helped quite a bit for you Katie. You must love your mom so much to want to protect her so strongly. M said she's never had a kitty that got quite as upset as you were sweetie. Your mom did a good job of handling it and we hope the calming spray keeps working.

Ginger Jasper said...

I hope it works a lot for you.. I hate introoders coming in my yard too.. Hugs GJ xx

Tillie and Georgia said...

Katie, we are happy the calming spray works as it seems you are protective of your Mom and property ;)
Mom may look into the spray for Tillie and Julie,heehee They hiss and growl,but do not fight(only once and Mom does not want anymore)
The window film sounds like a super idea and it goes on with water!
We are sending our best calming purrs :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

The Island Cats said...

You are one tough cookie, Katie! We're glad the spray is helping to calm you. Our mom keeps feliway plugged in all over our house to help keep us calm. She's gonna check for that spray too.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Poor Katie doll. You are so loved by your mom that she wanted to get the best advice possible. She can't abide seeing you so upset. And neither can we.

Many calming purrs from the Windy Kitty!

Nik and Rocky

Anonymous said...

whosh...I think I am getting some kind of Spirit of Essences to help me not be so territorial too Katie Isabella. I also try to attack any cat that comes in my garden...I already put a hole in our screen door so Dad has to pay for a new one...sigh...I just couldn't help myself

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

We're a big fan of the Sentry Good Behavior Calming Collar - only one that seems to work for some our kitties who get frustrated around other kitties. Good luck sweet lady.