I slept! Oh, my friends! I slept 7 hours!
Then Dahlia said, "My routine is disturbed!" and here I am at 820AM. Not sleeping. *sigh* Oh well. Got 7 hours! And a furry alarm clock that did a cannonball into the bed covers with a very irate MROWOR!
This is the same cat pictured yesterday. Yeah. Little Miss Mellow my backside...
So what's feline hyperesthesia? SOme cats are hypersensitive --- literally, biologically --- along their backs and near the base of their tails. The fur there may twitch, they are aggressive if touched there, and they can have muscle spasms and twitches that irk the hell outta them. Dixie has a case, and we have to keep her extra entertained and stress-free or she gets "zoomies" --- charging around like she's being chased by a dog (although when a dog is around, she sits tehre like a garden gnomes)...
Mostly, she just takes it out by biting cardboard and showing she is dominant in the environment, and we have finally figured out th efood situation enough (this week)...
Basically, you know how we fibro folks feel if weight is on a sensitive area? THat's kinda how th epoor hyperesthesia cats feel --- like something's wrong-touching-wrong-argh there.
Fortunately, our cat Dixie has a mild-moderate case. It's not every day she has symptoms, but... Well, we ruled out all else, and as with fibro, this was what diagnosis is left. (So far.)
Interesting to note, she's not my first cat with this, tho' it's rare. My third cat with this in my lifetime. I now just about match the veterinarian in experience with this! First cat was when I was a kid, and he had a bad case, poor guy. Second was a feral rescue in my 30s. (Ah, I miss my 30s. Good decade. My fibro was well-managed and I hadn't yet been injured...)
OK, that's all I can think of, b/c I'm still half asleep and now it's only 830 AM and I really gotta wake the hell up here.
Praying for us all, and you all, as the day progresses, and please remember, if your neighbors are buying milk, eggs and bread ahead of a snowstorm, ask them for some French toast, b/c I can't think what else they'd be cooking! ;-P
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