Recently something has set off an allergic reaction and she has scratched and scratched and shredded her face with her back claws.
Much to her horror she was carted off to the vets and was prodded and poked and pronounced to have sensitive skin, given an anti-itch injection and a cone of shame.......
Not surprisingly she ABsoLUTEly hates wearing it and turned her back on us. However, after the first 24 hours she realised that we have hands that can scratch and tickle and brush all the bits she can't reach. She has for the first in her short little life has allowed us to brush her and stroke her with out the usual grumble and quick get-away.
After a few days, her sore head was looking a lot better so we thought that we'd tentatively remove the cone of shame and see how she would cope. She frantically washed and washed herself and then ran around and skipped about like a spring lamb......then.....started to scratch again.
Back went on the cone of shame...............she was mortified and sat in the corner.
We tried not to laugh (too much or too loudly)
It wasn't easy - don't think she noticed (much)