Hello, Gale and welcome!My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you and Mika today.First, I have just a few questions for you to get a little more information:Is Mika spayed?Does she get along well with her brother cat? Have they fought lately, that you know of?Is she eating, drinking and eliminating as usual? Have there been any changes in or around the house recently, like new furniture, appliances, renovation, new carpet, painting, visitors (human and pet), changes in your schedule and the hours you're home, etc.?Is she showing any signs of illness when she's in the house?Thanks for all your additional detail. After you reply, please allow me a short while to compose, type and send your answer.Best regards,Cher
Thanks for getting back to me.
Yes Mika is spayed.
I have not seen them fighting, however whenever she is around Polo (brother tries to hump her). They use to spend hours playing chasing one another.
Yes she is eating well, I have not seen her drinking lately.
My parents had been living with us for 4 months and were home all day but have been gone now for about 6 weeks, they still visit now and again.
I have not seen any sign of illness.
Mika might benefit from an enrichment of her environment by adding some new toys, and playing with interactive toys with her, as well. When you get the new toys, divide them into several groups. Change out the groups every few days, and she will feel like she is getting 'new' toys, which will intrigue her!
You should have, or can get, a tall kitty condo or cat tree with different levels, shelves, and 'hidey holes' for playing, sleeping and scratching (these are covered with carpet). She will also enjoy a foraging toy, which fulfills her natural instincts of stalking and hunting prey.Interactive toys you can play with her are laser pointers and feather dancers or fishing pole toys. There are even 'automatic' laser toys which you can set on a timer. Another thing she will like is a dvd with 'critters' of different types playing and doing other activities. I will list information for these types of toys in the links below:Foraging toys
http://www.catdvd.com/ http://www.shopfatcat.com/Cat-Toys_c_7.htmlhttp://www.amazon.com/FroliCat-BOLT-Interactive-Laser-Pet/dp/B0021L8W6KThese are some examples of what's available; you can find many of these types of toys, etc. at your pet supplies store or order online--whichever is easiest for you.One note: re: the feather dancer/fishing pole toy--don't leave this alone with her, as pieces can be chewed off; always play WITH her, under your supervision, then store the toy where she can't get at it.
Mika seems to be changing alittle bit. She has come inside a couple of nights in the middle of the night and slept on our bed. I am just trying to play with her every time I see her.