Thursday, December 01, 2011

Calmness

TBT:  Well, a week of Felliway, an 2 days of dabs of vanilla to the heads, and guess what?  Calm reigns supreme again!

I woke up last night and saw Marley and Ayla sleepin together on the bed.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the camera at hand, so please accept this older picture as representative of the event.
It may have been the Felliway, it may have been the vanilla, it may have simply been a matter of time and Marley grooming himself, or maybe it was just me stroking all of them and spreading the Lucyfer scent around.  But Ayla has settled down again.

Its odd though.  Marley and Iza didn't react to me dabbing a little vanilla on the tops of their heads, other than some initial annoyance at being grabbed.  But Ayla started hissing both times for several minutes.  Maybe she doesn't like the smell of vanilla.

But things seem to be back to normal...

On another subject, my sister asked me to ask all of you for recommendations for a good cat harness.  She has one with a strap across the chest and straps for the front legs to go into (if I understood the demonstration correctly) but floofy Lucy is a better-than-average escape artist and slips right out of it.  Any brand/model suggestions?

18 comments:

Brian said...

I am sure glad that calm and normal has returned! I don't have a harness so I can't help with that one.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad peace reigns again. :-)

I've been lucky not only with the boys, but also with angels Chumley and Annie--no one ever has been upset by vet smells. Not even when Annie came home after her five day stay at the clinic last January. Even Annie didn't get upset with the vet scent on the boys.

As for a harness--sorry I can't help but hope you get lots of great suggestions for your sister and Lucy.

Random Felines said...

vanilla?? huh...hadn't thought about that....

Anyhow, mom can't remember the brand, but there are some that look more like a vest and are more secure....maybe even look in the small dog sizes....

KitKat, Gizmo and Denali said...

Denali came home from the vet on wednesday, and the vets suggestion was to keep them apart for at least a day because she will smell different. They seem to be getting along ok now, but I have tried vanilla before and it seemed to work too.
As for a harness we have only just started using them and so only have basic ones, but some of the small dog ones look a little more heavy duty. There are also some harnesses I've seen that contain fabric in between most of the straps and are harder to get out of.
http://www.catwalkingjacket.com/home.php?page_id=11
or http://www.kittyholster.com/

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

And the lion shall lie down with the lamb....
Glad peace has returned.

Scout wears a Lupine harness from Drs Foster & Smith. You have to make sure they are snug but not tight. They take advantage of any wiggle room.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

The one that is a hardness vest type harness seems to work well for us. There is the one that Luxor's person had that everyone loved--it was very soft but had more body to it and it seemed like it would be harder to slip out of.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad every thing is back to normal again. We think the vest harnesses are called Puppia. We maybe wrong but we think Daisy has one as well.

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

Our Mum says she knows how it is, she often snaps her fingers and says, "Darn it!" when her camera was nowhere nearby and we are doing something that she thinks is astonishing. Of course, if she rushes off to find her camera, we get excited and have to check out what's going on. So no Kodak moment for her! Hehehee

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am the Ayla of my family, which is why, whenever one of the other two cats gets taken to the vet, I usually have to go too.

Sorry, but no harness recommendations here - I have banned my human from ever bringing one into the house.

Luxington said...

purry happy to hear that the kitties are back to cuddling together again :-)

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Sorry, the one time I attempt to use a harness on Socks it was a disaster. Worked fine in the house. We got outside and something spooked him, he went nuts got all tangled in the harness and clawed me to ribbons before fleeing. Needless to say I never tried to use another one.

Glad everyone is getting along again.

m.q said...

yay for Ayla and Marley..and Iza too!!!
we like to suggest the jacket-style harness. much safer and some more there is no strips to itching our furry coat
pursss

BoBo Salem

The Island Cats said...

Well, we're glad peace has been restored! We hear the Puppia harness works pretty well.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, Fank Ceiling Cat that all is well at Chez Marley, Ayla and Iza once again!

The Cat From Hell said...

We is happy that peace has been restored! Kozmo wears a harness, me wears a collars. Lozmo's harness is a doggie harness.
Kisses
Nellie

Natalie said...

Oh, hurray! I'm so glad to hear that calm has been restored.

I've heard that there are jacket-type harnesses that are more escape proof. I don't know much about them, but here's an example: http://www.kittyholster.com/?gclid=CNGRq-XN4qwCFRBphwodDk8epg.

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

We are glad that everybody is getting along again. We tried the vanilla once before, but it didn't seem to help. We have the "figure 8" style harness (1 loop around the neck and one around the body - allows adjustment during movement) which works well. The "H" style can allow choking, don't use. The ones with fabric do look less escape proof, though. We don't go outside, so not that important.

Laura and Taffy

Prancer Pie said...

So glad to hear calm has returned to your house. Haf a great Friday!