January 18, 2014

Photo Hunters - Ripple

This week's Photo Hunters theme is RIPPLE.

Cousin Trooper loves the water.  Here are some pics of him with his head under the faucet.  See how the watter RIPPLES down his head???




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A few of our followers have asked how Cousin Trooper is doing.  He's doing okay but is still over grooming his back legs.  The VET thought it was an allergic reaction to his litter but changing it didn't help.  He now thinks it might be a nervous condition and suggested Buspar but his new Mom would prefer to try to avoid that.   If anyone has suggestions, we would love to share them with his new Mom.

22 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I hope somebody has a suggestion to help Cousin Trooper - it's sad that he is overgrooming.

JDeQ said...

Great shot of ripples for this week's theme! It is amazing how cats are so attracted to moving water.. .

Have a good weekend.

Terri said...

If Cousin Trooper goes outdoors or other animals in the house go outdoors, CT could have flea bite allergy. It only takes one bite!

Also, have you tried Feliway? If he is stressed that could help.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We can't help with this but we will purr for Cousin Trooper and hope he will relax a little and stop over grooming.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're sad that Cousin Trooper is still overgrooming. He's been through a lot of changes, and he deserves a break. You have some good suggestions above. We hope one of them helps him out.

Deb Barnes said...

Gosh... so many things when it comes to over grooming. Stress for sure. Sometimes it is diet - some cats react poorly to certain dry foods. We do hope Cousin Trooper will get better soon. Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

Pasha said...

Oh what a face!!!!!

Over grooming could be (food) allergies, stress, or discomfort in an area, or sometimes it just becomes a habit. We hope he gets better.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Love the pictures. I really hope someone suggests a help for Cousin Trooper x

Caren Gittleman said...

great use of the word "Ripple"...love the photos but so sorry about the grooming

Flynn said...

Cousin Trooper has a very clean head!

Shelly Mac said...

We hope Cousin Troopers' Mom finds a solution to his over grooming soon. Sorry we don't have any good advise. Headbutts, purrs and hugs to Cousin Trooper. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

Ann Staub said...

What a handsome kitty! I've met lots of cats that overgroomed themselves... it's really a hard thing to deal with. I can't really think of any good suggestions right now either =/

Kjelle Bus said...

Purrfect photo for Ripple !
Sorry me and my mom-person have no suggestions on what to do with Cousin Trooper´s over grooming :(

XOXO

The Island Cats said...

Cousin Trooper is pretty funny!

Have they ruled out food allergies? That could cause over-grooming.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Hey Cousin Trooper!
That's a very nice ripply shower you've got going there!

Although we've kept it a secret, Katie began over-grooming the insides of her back legs when Waffles arrived on the scene. Fortunately we are able to help correct the problem without drugs. We used Feliway diffuses on each level of the house to help "calm" the atmosphere, Spirit Essences Stress Stopper (just a few drops in your hand and a quick couple of pets on the cat's back) and we also worked at tiring out Waffles so he'd be less likely to bug Katie. It all worked. We're still using the Feliway diffusers and believe they've made a big difference.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions at all. Good luck!
xo, Glogirly

The Cat From Hell said...

Mes is furry happy to sees Trooper (mes has a "thing" for tuxi Man cats) But mes knows nothing about over grooming...
mes is sending Purrayers though!
kisses
Nellie

Katnip Lounge said...

Trooper is silly, playing in the water!

Is he still adjusting? That may be why he's overgrooming.

Karen Jo said...

I love how Cousin Trooper plays in the water. I hope that his new Mom finds a solution to his overgrooming soon. Herman overgroomed his private area when he had diarrhea, but that stopped when the diarrhea did.

Bev Green said...

Great pics of cousin Trooper..we agree with Glogirly Feliway diffusers and collars can help if it's stress grooming..poor baby hope he gets better soon!! hugs Fozziemum and gang xxx

Pattyskypants said...

That water would turn to ice up here!

L. E. Mastilock said...

LOL! what a silly kitty! Wish I had advice about the over grooming, but how funny to see him put his head in water. Thanks for sharing on the Pet Parade!

Kitties Blue said...

Mom is looking for the photo of Allie Mau wants, and we came across your Ripple post. We don't know how we missed it. We always like seeing Cousin Trooper. Angel Madison used to get water all over his head like that. We're sorry about the over-grooming and hope that his new mom and the vet can come up with a plan. Purrs and paw-pats, Giulietta, Fiona, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo