Hello, Amber sponsors! We’ve got quite a story for you this month. So much has changed in Amber’s life recently.
I mentioned in the last update that Amber would be moving soon – to a different suite. Well, the move occured, and Amber made herself right at home in the new suite. She decided to crown herself “Queen of the Suite” by positioning herself at the end of the ramp and making this her very own spot. This wouldn’t be bad, except that she intimidated two other cats so much that they were afraid to come down! This caused these two cats so much discomfort that they had to be moved to other suites.
Amber also seems to have reverted back to her “not so friendly” personality. Last time I was visiting, I was gently petting her, as she has recently allowed me to do. This time, after just a few pets, she let me know in no uncertain terms that she wanted me to stop – she scratched me! With an appropriate hiss to go along with it, of course. I was saddened to see that Amber didn’t care for my attention to her.
It is possible that there is a correlation between Amber’s unfriendly attitude and a new health problem she has. A few weeks ago, a veterinarian examination showed that Amber has retinal detachment. This is most likely caused by high blood pressure, which is a common side effect of kidney disease. Unfortunately, it is difficult to test Amber for high blood pressure, because a cat must be relaxed to perform the test. With Amber, this is near impossible! So, we have been treating her for HBP and hoping it will help. We’ll keep you updated!
As you can see, life with Amber is always a surprise. We’re hoping that her health, and attitude, will improve again. Thanks to your support, we can treat our girl to the best of our ability. Stay tuned for another interesting update next month!