Photography by Lara Blair
December 28th, 2015

Lucy

– THIS CAT IS NOT BEING HOMED THROUGH THE PIXIE PROJECT. THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING; PLEASE CONTACT CHRISTA AT THE EMAIL BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION –

Lucy is the smartest cat in the neighborhood.  Gets along well with all of her buddies outside (except that mean orange one, but he’s a bully!)  She’s only been around one dog, a very small breed, and they get along swimmingly, playing tag and such.   She also LOVES all people, not always wanting to be pet, but always rolling around, looking pretty, basking in the attention.  She’s sorta a celebrity among my neighbors (and yes, I’ve asked ALL of them if they are in a position to adopt her!)  She’s been an indoor/outdoor cat since she found me, preferring to spend ALL of her days in the sun during the summer, and ALL of her time on my lap when it’s cold!

Lucy was dumped on my doorstep, so I’m not entirely sure her age, but it’s between 4-5.  She’s a tiny little baby bear, at just under 7 lbs. She’s been spayed and vaccinated.  In the last four years though, she’s had two medical emergency vet visits, for severely impacted bowels, the first time because I didn’t know anything of her condition, and the second time, more recently, simply because I’m not able to be home enough, and wasn’t giving her regular doses of her medication.   She’s currently on cisapride (once daily) and lactulose (3 times daily).  I did have my vet tell me that he prefers Miralax (an over the counter laxative for humans) to the lactulose, which is much cheaper.  She needs the medication to keep her bowel moving and her stools loose enough to pass.  The hardest part of her condition, hands down, is that is accidentally leaks pee from time to time.  She’s so smart, and has learned to sit on her towels, but it’s still a factor.  Lucy also HATES drinking water, I bought her an electric cat watering fountain, and she was offended that I put a robot in her feeding area!  So, my solution to this has been to add enough water to her breakfast and dinner, essentially making her meals into soup and forcing water into her little body.  She’s on a raw food diet, I buy frozen “sliders” of raw chicken from Meat, a store here in Portland.  It costs me about $25 a month.   I don’t know if the raw food is essential to her health, but I do know it made it much easier to make a soupy meal that she would eat. For more information contact Christa at christa4586@hotmail.com.

 







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