When Cat Daddy came home from work last night, we had a long chat about what to do with Louis Catorze. Alcohol was involved. And, luckily, we both agreed that at-home measures were the way to go for the time being.
We would have been more inclined to go for the skin scraping test were it reliable; however, given that it’s very likely to hurt or upset Louis Catorze, and given that I was advised to trust my observations over tests, we don’t see the point. If we’re going to put the poor boy through trauma, we want it to be for the one solution guaranteed to solve his problems forever, not for something that may or may not work.
We’re already doing as much as we can in terms of keeping Le Château clean, and limiting dust mite opportunities, pesky indoor plants and scented products. So our next priorities are going to be as follows:
- This weekend Cat Daddy is going to clear out the greenhouse so that, when Louis Catorze is allowed out again, it won’t be quite the crud-trap that it is at present.
- My mum is going to help me do a plant audit of the garden, so that we can get rid of anything potentially Roi-unfriendly.
- This is a long shot, but I’ve just noticed that Louis Catorze’s food contains dried egg … and egg is one of the substances to which he’s sensitive, according to the bioenergetics test. So I’ll be gradually replacing that with a food that is free from egg, fennel, flax and rabbit (and that costs twice as much, naturellement).
- I don’t feel as if I’ve given the bioenergetics remedy a fair go, due to Louis Catorze not really liking the remedy in his drinking water and aIso me not knowing (or not being able to reach) where he was sleeping for most of the day, which meant that I couldn’t put the pendant in his “bed”. So I’m going to resume my efforts with that, making sure he gets a few droplets of the tincture on his fur every day and sleeps on our bed with the pendant for at least a few hours every night.
All of the above will be in addition to the increased dose of Atopica every other day.
This boy is hard work. It’s a good thing we love him.