Bella almost had the experience of a lifetime yesterday. While grooming her to try and minimize the hair left in cotton ball chunks around the house I must have tugged a bit too hard in her hind leg area. The next thing I knew she quickly sat down on the couch, stood up again and ran off. I noticed with slight horror that she had left a greasy stain where her butt had quickly sat and sprung. She had leaked. I had no idea what to do except clean it up, wipe her down and follow her around for 5 minutes making sure this was not a continuous occurrence. As soon as Ben got in I shared the news and began looking up ‘cat anal gland expressing’ in google. Well…those videos are not a pretty sight, but I could not seem to look away. I did finally learn that unless this is a common experience or your cat is constantly scraping her rear on the carpet you have nothing to worry about. So! If you are ever grooming your kitty and her butt glands leak do not fear, you have just frightened her a bit or excited her and she has responded…no need to get out the gloves and begin expressing them in the family living room.
OH! On a prettier note, the June calendar made it to the fridge yesterday! Here she is, decorated with a beautiful photo of a June day 8 years ago on one of Ben and my first dates to my little sisters graduation!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDAD!!!!