Any pet collar that doesn’t get caught in the jaw?

My last blog post was a desperate story. I got the feliway calming clollar that I mentioned and intented to report to you on how it worked out on my cat. I’d say it was a major failure because the fermone made no difference to his mood to begin with, then on the 4th day the rubber-textured collar got caught in his jaw.. BIG TIME!

One morning my dad woke me up at 6:45AM and we both tried really hard to unbucle the feliwat collar to get it off Simon’s jaw. It was impossible because Simon struggles so much and fights whoever that touch his jaw. I bet it hurts when we try to pull the collar off. Even if the collar is supposed to be a breakaway design, the rubber material makes it impossible to come off when stretched. With me × dad × cat in panic mode, I ran for a pair of scissors in the kitchen and cut the collar off. That was the end of the SENTRY feliway collar. 

Normally, Simon cat never wears a collar at home. 

I used to be attracted to the idea of getting my cat to wear the cutest collar on earth, but after actually buying few collars, including: one made of organic soy-based fabric, another from the local dollarstore etc.. At home, we are still more found of his natural look rather than with a collar. However, when simon is independent enough for going outdoors in his own terms, I will need to find him a cool collar to carry a tag. (I am fantasizing for a manly one with reflectors to balance out his girly look & have good night visibility for us humans 😉)

Music to suggest: Daniel Schmidt – In My Arms, Many Flowers (a LP)

Somewhere to Stay with Simon

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A pic of him as usual. Back at Walulu’s apartment in Toronto

So a few months after my initial blog post about job & soul searching, I’ve found work in an University art centre, a very nice one. I have done this term position that lasted a short 5 months and currently IS BACK TO THE JOB HUNT AGAIN. (I can shout this msg to employers via a voice amplifier all day if that could saves my time on writing individual cover letters – _- lll)

Of course Simon is with me at my parent’s home in suburban Montreal. Lodging back home at your parent’s is not easy just by yourself, let alone bringing your pet with you. My dad complains about the hairs, and my mom is the mediator—both between dad and me and the cat and me. Everyday is stressful, especially since Simon started pee pee down in the basement whenever we are not looking.

It was found out when he peed in front of my dad’s Buddhist altar, right on the piece of carpet where he does morning prayers. Oh la la.

3 days in a row.

After I cried so much while cleaning the carpet..

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I can tell that Simon is under a lot of stress. A new home, many people around (4) and lack of dedicated space for himself. Even though we love him too much, I bet he is bombarded with attention and conflicting messages.

I tried many solutions, in the end, I asked my guy to order a SENTRY Calming Collar online to see if it can stop Simon’s anxious pee pee on the basement carpet. I put the collar on him today, after he came back from the garden.   1505hp02hp02hp02

Anything that I had noticed so far? He hissed at me for the first time when I tried to touch his mud stained foot. That was unusual, okay… I just have to keep observing. Will keep this blog updated ;]