Mary simply adores it when we are outside with her. I was sitting with Mary and Murphy outside, when a neighbour came out and started chatting to me. He told me he can see I really love my cat (YAY!!! Someone finally notices!!). Then he broke the news to me that Mary spends time in his flat as well. He told me what a gentle and good-natured cat she is, and how she loves to play – she especially goes mad if you put your hand underneath the carpet.
I was absolutely mortified! Firstly because she makes herself at home in someone else’s flat and secondly because she plays with someone else. Mary does not like to play with me. She plays with my partner yes, but not with me. I kind of feel betrayed to be honest. At least she is not a problem. I am thankful that the neighbour is not complaining about her spending time in his flat, but instead, that he welcomes it. I still can’t help taking Mary’s “disloyalty” personally. Should I?!
On a different note, we are back at the battle of the food. We managed to get our hands on a few precious pouches of that veterinary food, but that has run out. She now refuses to eat anything else. She will nibble on some biscuits, but pulls up her nose at anything else. We cooked her some liver, I even tried to simulate the vet food by boiling chicken and rice and making it in to a moosh. Not a chance. I bought her chicken loaf, but that is not good enough either. I am starting to get really worried because she is losing weight (and no she is not eating at the neighbour’s either).
Tonight we will go and get some fish. I am sure she will eat that. In fact, I know she will eat it. But that will also mean that chances are her skin inflammation will be back soon.
After all this, she still thinks the neighbour is better than us.