When we suddenly had to go to California a couple of weeks ago, we quickly rustled up a catsitter to look after Demetrius. Lisa came in twice a day to give Demetrius his insulin injections, feed him, and play with him a little. She left us a little journal of her visits with him. Here are some excerpts, illustrated with some pictures I've taken of Demetrius over the last week or so.
Sat. pm Hiding in the dining room. Let me carry him out - so he may not have been hiding.
Sun. am Ate his treats right away - is eating food really well. Seems happy.
Sun. pm Got some brushing in. Lots of rolling around and head butts.
Mon. am Very affectionate - must mean he likes me. Or maybe he misses you guys. Regardless, it was very nice company for both of us. He hung out on the floor in the kitchen - doing "rollies" on his back.
Tues. am Very vocal. I think he misses you guys - he's waiting by the door. I keep telling him very soon they'll be home.
Tues. pm Doing very well. Still came out when I called him. He knows me well now. We're buddies. More brushing. He loves it. He's so affectionate.
Wed. am Being vocal from the door all the way to the kitchen. Ate well overnight. I think he's being vocal for you guys. I told him it won't be long ...