Before we left for Eldoret yesterday, I lined the travel cage with Grant's tee shirt which had a sprinkling of cat nip on it; Shawn the Sheep (it used to be Shadow's favourite toy in Khartoum), a grey toy mouse, a blue toy mouse and a fluffy ball with a bell inside to keep him company.
I placed Ambrose inside and locked the door. Of course, Mr Shadow had to come and inspect and gave Ambrose a high-five!
Ambrose getting used to his cage before the long bumpy trip up the mountain to Eldoret
It all went well at the vet, as is normal with Dr Shah and his wonderful team of assistants. At 11.30, I collected a very dopey little cat, who staggered around in the cage as we travelled down to the valley.
Once we got home, I removed him from the cage and put him in the guest room on a fluffy duvet on the floor.I placed a bowl of water nearby, closed the door and left him in peace. He gradually came out of the anaesthetic and by evening I tempted him with a plate of Whiskas Tasty Treats. (Lamb nuggets in gravy) He licked the gravy and left the meat nuggets. We let him sit with us before dinner by the time we went to bed, he was resting peacefully on his normal "bed" (a diningroom chair, with the tablecloth draped around him)
Ambrose last night, looking very sorry for himself. Ginger is sitting behind him waiting for his cookies. Shadow was on the counter top behind me, watching the proceedings
Ginger: What's that you're saying, Shadow?
Mmm, I agree, let's hope he stops his cheek now!
Re the post on Sunday of the cat with the orange eyes (Bionic Cat) yes Kay, it was Ambrose. He has grown so much and looks a lot like Ginger. Still want Ginger to admit to paternity but he won't budge, ha-ha. (Which Tom cat would?) But Ambrose is a paler shade of ginger, almost beige. Hopefully he'll gain a little weight now as he grows.
Hope you're all having a wonderful week.