I took this little photo sequence of Rosie sleeping because Rosie doesn't just sleep when she sleeps... for her it's a sleep fest!! A peaceful celebration of warmth, softness, comfort, fuzziness, contentment, a full tummy... something that altogether reminds me so much of going to sleep as a child with a smile on my lip. Rosie just simply rolls over in the most amazingly chilled poses and once in a while she half wakes up and quietly plays with the fairies playing around her paws (yes, there must be some - I swear she giggles when she plays with her paws!).
Well, maybe there's two sides to Rosie (or she just defends her private life like a true warrior) but she becomes very feisty when she is outdoor. If someone is in her way she will just walk up close and buckle her head a la "You want a piece of me?!?" and "I'll give you a chance to think about it again!" Most cats wisely trots off.
But as I mentioned in my last post, we have a handful of males on heat around at the moment and they don't budge. But neither does Rosie. That unfortunately landed Rosie in a major fight over the weekend. I heard and stopped the ferocious fight Saturday night, but couldn't see which cats it involved. But I assume a very large male which has been an absolute pest around here recently. He fights everyone - boys and girls alike. Rosie normally comes in at night, but Rebecca found her Sunday morning in a box where she wouldn't normally sleep. When she hadn't moved by Saturday afternoon Rebecca gathered something was up and had me come check on her. Rosie actually couldn't move! I had to pull her out of the box to see what was up and she was in great pain, chock and seemed as if she couldn't walk on her hind leg. When I picked her up to carry her indoor she screamed in pain. But I managed to put her in a quiet place where she slept for the rest of day. Monday morning we were immediately off to the vet. I honestly worried Rosie had broken some bones. But to my great relief she'd "only" suffered a large hematoma on the inside of one hind leg and a big infected bite wound on the other. Rosie slept through the second day as well and only began to regain a bit of appetite after she had some painkiller. It was evident that the shock had been very overwhelming for her. Maybe it will have taught Rosie to just be a little bit more careful in trying to tackle each and everyone. This is a fight she surely could have done without.
But Rosie is now gently back on her legs again, still resting a lot but the inevitable antibiotic treatment has helped her a great deal already.
We're more keen than ever to get all the boys fixed to stop the inevitable fighting, which brings me to the news that I have now listed my original water-color miniature paintings in my Etsy shop. As it is with all my artwork, ALL proceeds goes towards the care of the cats. So I invite you for a visit to have a peak HERE - and possibly share the news if you have any art interested friends. My art dolls will be listed tomorrow evening.
Also remember we still have a little auction on the go.
Thanks for stopping by!