After a week or so of assaulting Louis Catorze with hands covered in coconut oil – which he really didn’t like – his fur was 88% greasier than before, and the dandruff was 0.01% better. However, when I gave him his spot-on treatment, things miraculously improved.
A friend told me that her cats had a tendency towards dandruffiness when their flea treatment was due, and it seems that this is the same for Catorze. As you can see from the photo, he tried immediately to rub the liquid off his body and onto whichever surface happened to be available (the more expensive and/or absorbent, the better). And, on this occasion, he somehow managed to also rub it all the way down his spine, making himself look like a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog for the rest of the day. However, if spreading the liquid around means dispersing its magical, dandruff-busting powers, I am ok with that.
Now, however, this begs the question of what actually caused the dandruff. Was it a reminder from his skin that the flea treatment was due? Or could the little white specks have been – shudder – flea eggs? Having barely got to grips with the fact that fleas have shat on his body, the thought of them reproducing on it is almost too much to stomach.
Meanwhile, whatever shenanigans may or may not be going on within the depths of that fur, and for reasons that I cannot fathom, I am still letting Sa Maj sleep on my bed. I woke up a couple of mornings ago with him like this (below). I know. I need help.