CATS ON TUESDAY
We start to be worried about Arthur, since he disappeared for four days beginning January, he still doesn't go out which is really quite unusual. Our neighbours start to ask if something has happened to him.
He only would put a paw outside if one of us is with him. Mr. Gattino once went to our neighbor across the street and Arthur followed him and sat down to listen to the conversation. Then he profited from the occasion to be outside and did his little business. But as soon as Mr. Gattino returned home, Arthur did it too. He only goes into the garden when I stand at the window door, otherwise he would sit there and look outside.
It seems to me as if he is very scared about something. But about what ? Since he is with us he had never behaved that way. He is always around me between my legs or sitting on my feet, as if he looks for protection.
Yesterday when Mr. Gattino lifted him up, we suddenly saw that under his belly there is no fur anymore ! It's all pink skin ! And we had never noticed it because he doesn't scratch himself unnormally, he eats well and is not behaving like a sick cat, he even runs behind Pookie to play with her. Usually we don't lift him up very often because he doesn't like it.
When Mr. Gattino took Arthur's collar away and had lifted him to his knees, he saw Arthur's pink belly.
Arthur apparently wanted to keep it !
These are his favourite nap places, the mat at the front door.
Or on the heating
He also hides in the house and we have to look for him.
But still, his favourite place is my wardrobe, where he feels safe. In there he spends most of his time.
This evening we will go to the vet to see what had happend to his belly, I thought that maybe he has an allergy ?
Is Arthur depressed ?
Tonight we will know