The kids are grown, now what?: Our Wonderfully Crazy Maine Coon! - #Gluten Free

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our Wonderfully Crazy Maine Coon! - #Gluten Free

I went to Petco in July to get a mouse to feed our snake. Petco houses cats that are up for adoption through The Humane Society of the Black Hills. We always check out the cats when we go to Petco. This trip one of the kittens decided to adopt us. We named her Molly.

Molly was very sick when we brought her home. I had to take her to the vet the next day. She had diarrhea and she was vomiting. She would not eat and would only drink from the sink. She was a very sick girl.
The only place she would sleep was her litter box. The vet thought she might have some type of infection so she put Molly on antibiotics. Molly's health began to improve but then she got sick again. My daughter, Ryan, did some research on the internet and discovered that Maine Coons have a tendency to be allergic to wheat. Yeah, another creature in our house who is gluten free! We picked up a bag of Holistic Selects to try. She didn't like the taste BUT it didn't make her sick. We then decided that a trip to Pet Pantry was in order. While we were there Candy gave us some samples of Taste of the Wild. Molly went nuts over this. She loves every flavor. Thank God we finally found something that tastes great and she is able to digest.

Now that she is no longer sick she is growing by leaps and bounds!

She is a very quirky cat. If there is an open book then she must lie on the book. No book is safe! She likes to climb up you and sit on your shoulder. If you are being over then she will jump on your back. We think she is a Maine Coon/Siamese/Parrot mix!

This is her Halloween costume. We think it reflects her personality!

We love our Molly!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Awwww... what a beautiful kitty! My family have always been cat lovers... I don't remember a time growing up when there wasn't at least one cat in the house. We've always admired Maine Coon cats... they're such a gorgeous breed!

I'm so happy to hear that you figured out what was making little Molly so sick! It's heartbreaking to see an animal suffer when you can't do anything about it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm following you back! It's nice to meet you -- have a wonderful weekend!

Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood


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