Before I get to today's post, just a couple thoughts on yesterday's. First, thank you all for your kind thoughts and suggestions! Second, a number of you suggested having the vet collect a urine sample, and I wanted to explain why we're not going that route. You may recall that Scarlett has a lot of vet-related fear and anxiety; part of how she expresses her fear is by emptying her bladder and bowels, usually while she's being handled. When she last went to the vet, they collected a urine sample from what she'd eliminated inside her cage, but the results were ambiguous and they think the sample may have been contaminated, probably by Scarlett herself. So, the idea behind collecting at home is that I should be able to get an uncontaminated sample, and Scarlett will not be traumatized by the process. Josh had the idea of sneakily putting the temporary litter box inside the usual one when Scarlett went to use it, but I was really worried she'd just go off and pee in the closet or something. A number of you have had luck sticking a container under the cat while it's peeing, which I honestly hadn't even considered, but it sounds worth a try!
And, on to today's post...
I went to the zoo recently and was excited to see the tiger cubs. I last went to the zoo in February, when the cubs were very small and roly-poly, so it was fun to see how big they've gotten. You can't tell from the photos, but they're about the size of a Labrador.
Look at that fuzzy little face! Well, not little; his head was about as big as mine.
Remind you of anyone? Perhaps a certain fuzzy tuxie?
And here's the cubs' mum, who caught me taking her photo. Isn't she a beauty?