On November 7, 2005, I had a conversation with Lancelot and his human caretaker, Cordelia. On November 22, I received the following e-mail from Cordelia and am posting it with her permission. The two things that I remember from our conversation was that Lancelot, a 3-year-old cat, wanted something to drink that tasted better (I kept getting from him that he wanted Gatorade because of the electrolytes). Lancelot also showed me a slimy green vegetable which reminded me of frozen spinach.
I just wanted to give you a quick update on Lancelot (male all gray cat who was eating but still emaciated).
Lance is doing great! He's still very thin, but starting to gain a little weight at a time. His eyes are so much brighter and he's purring again. He still likes his naps but he's awake and walking around the house more and more every day.
The evening I talked with you, I went out and bought him spinach. He ate a good portion of it and still eats it (at least someone in our house likes spinach!). I bought him some Smart Water (the bottled water with electrolytes) and he's drinking that rather than tap water. I also bought him food that contained no wheat. I slip extra Smart Water in with his "treat" of moist kitten food and he seems to like that too.
I had a chat with him the day after I talked with you and explained our entire situation to him and told him I needed him, therefore, I needed him to get well. For the first time in months he was actually vocal and talked back. Sometimes irritated, sometimes sadly and sometimes in agreement.
He's still irritable with Bedevere (the kitten he refers to as "It"), but he's getting better. And Bedevere is getting better about leaving Lance alone. I had a little chat with him too. Alas, he is still just a kitten, therefore, there is daily reminding that has to be done. : )
Merlyn (the rottweiler) with Bedevere the kitten.
Thank you so very much. Without your help, I would not have been able to help Lancelot.
I'll let you know when he again becomes the fierce jungle cat he once was.