Thai is just not happy and I am at a loss to fix that.
But lately he spends all of his one-on-one time with me plaintively meowing his laundry list of grievances and I can’t for the life of me figure out what he wants.
I top off his bowl. I get him fresh water. I open closet doors. Even when I go somewhere quiet to read and he assumes his normal position, curled up near me, he still voices his displeasure.
Cats do not like change, and there has been a lot of it lately at the Chez Nelson Resort and Spa for Pampered Pets.
My daughter moved out and took her cat, India, with her. Thai and India had been together since they were 6-month-old kittens. While they were far from BFFs, they were at least feline company for each other.
Then we had to travel and, for a few days, Thai was alone. Then we came home and we were hound-sitting for a friend, so there were four pooches in the house. We had to move his litter box.
Then we lost Dexter.
A week later, we gained a summer intern renting a spare bedroom. Our houseguest was Thai’s caregiver while we went on vacation.
Too much upheaval for Thai, I think. Now that I think about it, it would be overwhelming for anyone. I’m feeling a little stressed just writing about it.
I am waffling on whether adding another kitty to the family would make things better or worse for Thai.
Maybe he needs therapy. Or just some quiet time when nothing new happens.
Tell me, cat lovers, what do you do to help a sad and confused kitty deal with life’s roller coaster ride?