Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Topsy, Dandruff and Cod Liver Oil.

Topsy likes to tuck herself behind the cushions on our sofa, and anyone that discovers her gets bitten or clawed. I took these two shots tonight. One great big greeny-gold eye showing under the cushions, and the other was taken looking down on her while Ken held the cushions aside.

At first glance, she has a lovely glossy coat, but if we stroke her long enough, little white specks appear. When I asked the vet about it, he said it is a kind of dandruff, caused by her skin being dry. He suggested we mix cod liver oil in with her food. Well, I searched high and low, but could only find cod liver oil in capsules, not in bottles like it used to be sold. So I bought some capsules, and wasted two or three of them on Topsy. I broke them open and poured the contents over her food. She got to within a foot of her bowl, looked at it, ears went back, and she turned and looked at me with such a look of disgust on her little black face, I burst out laughing! She refused to have anything to do with that, so the whole lot, food and all, went into the garbage. I tried the oil with different foods, and tried to give her a capsule, all to no avail. So she still has dandruff (I brush her several times a week to try and get rid of as much as possible), and I'm taking the cod liver oil capsules. But not to cure dandruff! I am reading a book about living with Arthritis and it claims that all of those fish oil/Omega 3 capsules are good for reducing the effects of arthritis, so I'm not wasting my money after all!


Blogger Meow said...

That is such a special look, when you give a cat a meal with something odd in it. They know, they always know ... they cannot be tricked.
Good luck.
Take care, MEow

Tuesday, 03 April, 2007  
Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

Cat's are so smart! LOL I can picture the look she had. LOL I'm going to try the cod liver oil and see if I can get Trinity to take it. She's got the same problem. The pictures are great. :) Now back to catching up on reading.

Wednesday, 04 April, 2007  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Glad to hear about your health check - not too bad news.

That looks like a beautiful cat.

Wednesday, 04 April, 2007  

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