Some Movement, Some How-Do-You-Do

After stepped struggles this morning with the ground chicken (no good), the cod-liver oil-soaked kibble (a little bit good), and he wouldn’t even touch the Laxatone unless I covered it up with chicken baby-food, what finally worked was a can.  Bugs ate a decent amount — and then he pooped.

Pause for applause.

Not a great deal came out — but surely the main thing is, he’s remembered how.  And also, I figure first-in first-out, so wouldn’t this be the hardest bit?  So to speak?

Let’s see how the day and night progresses, before we make the call about Monday.

Your thoughts?

In the meantime, how about this.  The green thing is the excellent treat-dispensing toy Bat-a-Rat:

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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35 Responses to Some Movement, Some How-Do-You-Do

  1. Dianda says:

    Yes! Bugs pooped!
    Even though it’s not much, it’s something!

  2. It’s a start…Bugs, keep those trains rolling out of the station!

  3. YES! And there more where that came from.

  4. Wazeau says:

    Sweet! Well maybe not the right word. Yeah! Woot! Way to go!

  5. Hooray for poopers! You can also try canned pumpkin (just plain pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix). It has a lot of fiber and will help move things along…

  6. Oh thank heavens! Poop Watch 2012 got a result! Good Bugsy, but there’s more, so keep it going kitty!
    Ok, Bean, take a breath! I have a feeling that once he gets moving, it’s gonna be a loooonnnggg day! I hope the vet is not necessary tomorrow, got all my fingers crossed!
    May I say that the little nose kiss at the treat ball is just wonderful and soooo cute!

    • nadbugs says:

      You may say that and I would agree. I’m so happy. Thank you for pulling for us, Andrea. It’s been a looooonngg road — and we got more in front of us. Don’t let up yet!

  7. looloo says:

    Hurray! Triple Hurray!

    They look so quiet, both of them, so I think everything will be okay within a few days! And I hope you will have lots of poop to scoop up between now and to-morrow (here it is still Sunday…)

  8. CATachresis says:

    Yay!!! Let’s hope it’s poop city from now on.

    I don’t know whether anyone else has said this, but cats are every bit as likely to get gut probs – one way or the other – when they are stressed as we are! He has had quite a bit to get used to, things have been uncertain in his little world, so tensing his gut might not be such a surprise! It looks like he’s relaxing some at last. Love the nose touch moment 🙂

    • nadbugs says:

      Relax, Bugs, you are getting sleepy, very sleepy. Bugs? OK. I think he’s under. Bugs: You will poop mountains. Yea truly I say unto you mountains. You need to go now. Now. Litter box. Visualize the litter box. OK, now, counting backwards . . . .

  9. Yeaaa!! Finally, some progress on the poop front. let us hope that was the entire train moving, and not just the caboose falling off.

    We’re even more excited over that little nose kiss/sniff between Bugs & Fangie. They seem to have reached acceptence, if not quite love, between themselves.

    • nadbugs says:

      Caboose, or so it depressingly seems. And seeing your “acceptance if not quite love” makes me very glad I didn’t get too carried away this morning and call it love. Like I first thought to. I want it to be love so badly I can feel it as almost a physical pain right now. But we’re not there. Yet. If ever.

      • Don’t get discouraged. You and the kitties have all made a LOT of progress already, in a short amount of time. Bugs & Fangie have only been meeting regularly for a week or so.

        Kind of a shame there isn’t something like ‘Kittie ExLax’ you could stick down Bugs’s throat to get things going.


  10. MTVA says:

    Finally some action! Good Going, Bugs! Now here’s a thought I had: We know cats are inscrutable and perverse, so how about if you were to say something like this to Bugs “Bugs, I don’t care if you poop or not. Frankly, it’s less work for me if your box stays pristine. Whatever.”
    Then go and busy yourself somewhere else. I bet that box will fill up in no time!!!

  11. We’re happy to hear there was some movement! Heehee! You can also try mixing some canned pumpkin or baby food squash (make sure it’s just plain with no extra stuff) in with his foods.

  12. Yay! Great job, Bugs!

    And The Bean seems to have captured the Valentine’s Day photo Littlemiao has been trying to get. Sprocket & Chun came to blows over it yesterday!

  13. littlemiao says:

    I am so moved by the kitty-kiss! How very sweet. I think it is a good omen of things to come. Sprocket and Chun haven’t yet managed a true kitty-kiss (at least in my presence).

    Please keep pooping, Bugs.

    • nadbugs says:

      I couldn’t believe I was lucky enough to get the shot. A red-letter day. And subsequent poop, if that weren’t enough. Shall we promise never to complain again about anything ever? Erm. Not to make promises that are impossible to keep.

  14. Marcy Benham says:

    I’ll bet all that exercise yesterday, running around with Fang, helped get things moving! Everyone knows exercise is good to set processes in motion. Even pooping! Goooooo Bugs! And glad to hear your breathing again, Bean!

  15. My two cents… The kitty nose sniff means all is well. They will argue, but the big hurdle is past. My Siamese, after over two years, will not sniff noses with the dog.

    • nadbugs says:

      It did seem a tremendous milestone, Spiders. And a few days later, things continue to progress. Hooray. And there’s still time, for your little guys. Right? Cod willing.

  16. This photo is very nice!

    • nadbugs says:

      Thank you Cornel! Readers, check out this guy’s blog. He is a real photo artiste. So this compliment from him is really something. Great Cornel! Honestly, though, I couldn’t believe my lucky stars that I could catch this moment. Kind of magic.

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