I was worried last night. I spent some time stroking this poor lethargic cat last night before I went to bed, and she was…purring. This is not a normal response for a Myers cat. She’s usually more of a snarler, although she will purr for Mary. For a moment I thought this was grounds for declaring an emergency and rushing her to the vet, but then I realized that in the mundane world having a cat that purrs is not usually considered a medical crisis.
I got up around 3am and checked on her (No! I’m not worried! My sleep cycle is just chaotic right now) and she was sleeping peacefully in the same spot, so I didn’t disturb her.
When I got up for real this morning at 5:30, she didn’t get up to ogle me as I used the bathroom, again out of character. She was still on that chair. So I brought out the heavy guns: cat treats. Shrimp, crab, and tuna flavored cat treats. She perked right up at that, and ate several out of my hand. Then she hopped up and followed me out to the kitchen, where I put out fresh wet food and dry food, and filled up her water bowl.
She did not eat her regular cat food. She sniffed at it, but didn’t seem enthused. I might end up taking her to the vet today anyway, but at least she’s showing signs of improvement.