Monday, December 17, 2012

Billy is starting to get restless

Billy is starting to feel better, which in a lot of ways makes things worse.  He feels OK, and he really can't figure out why I don't just let him out of his cage so he can run around like he wants to.

I used to let him out for a lot of the day, if I was going to be around to keep an eye on him.  Of course, back then Billy didn't feel all that great, and he would spend most of his time dozing someplace.  Now, he is spending most of his day in his cage, because he keep trying to climb up on things, and generally run around like he used to.  The last I need right now is Billy White Shoes tearing that leg up again trying to rassel with the rest of the crew.

Billy, tucked neatly between the heated pad and the litter box.

 Reaching for my leg, trying to convince me to let him out and let him run around and cuddle with the rest of us.  The shaved place on his left leg is where the V*T had an IV during surgery (and maybe for a while after that)


UPDATE: I tried Connie's nip suggestion, at least sort of.  I had a nip cigar (from  Nip & Bones) that I gave Billy.  It seemed to help, at least for the first few hours.  Thanks, Connie.  (we had some bananas that most kitties seemed to like better, but they've disappeared somewhere) 


Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

oh Billy, you need to relax a little longer.

Otis, from the Cult of Otis, recently had surgery and he was given nip to help him remain relaxed and happier in his confinement.. might that help?

The Chair Speaks said...

Patience Billy, you'll be out and running around soon. Sending lots of purrs and headbutts!

Random Felines said...

Poor Billy. Take it easy baby.... you want to heal up right!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...ya gotta take it eazee coz de LAST place ya wanna be bak at.... iz de v.e.t

dont think bout bein in a cage...think oh...salmon fishin...N bee fore ya noez it

ewe will be outta there for good


Cats Herd You said...

Poor Billy! It' shard for an energetic cat to take it easy.

Years ago, we had a cat with a sprain, and the vet suggested keeping her in the bathroom so she wouldn't jump on things. I actually asked her "Do you not have counters and toilets in your bathrooms?" The cage is best, even if Billy is bored.

Dma said...

extra naps billy will hopefully help you heal faster...

Timmy Tomcat said...

Maybe it is time to try a harness? Then he could be out and you could tether him to somewhere that he could not climb or jump. A thought anyhow.
Purrs of healing to Billy