One of my clients contacted me because she was evacuated from her home due to the Bay Area fires and her cat Nibs wasn’t eating, drinking and only hiding, fully stressed.
“Everyone is safe thankfully, but it’s scary and awful and unbelievably stressful. And of course Nibs is incredibly stressed… probably more than me. So many foreign strange sounds for the poor guy (at the hotel), and he’s mostly been hiding. We arrived on Wednesday about 6 pm, and he’s barely had anything since then. I had fed him before we left, but he vomited it all back up which is very unusual for him. Then there was the 45 min drive to Santa Clara (he screamed the whole time and pooped and peed in the carrier). :(“
She contacted me asking if I could communicate with him ASAP. I started communicating with him at 12:42PM. He thought that something was after him and his mom either to hurt or kill them thinking that’s why she was so scared and why they left their home so quickly!
I quickly explained to him about the fires, so her mom leaving the home so quickly with him and driving to the hotel, was to keep them safe from the fire and nothing was after them to hurt or kill them. He was instantly so relieved, poor little guy.
And by 12:57PM she reported, not knowing I had already talked to him…
“He ate shortly before my last email at 12:57… interesting! And then I left to pick up some food and supplies. I took longer than expected and when I got back I couldn’t find Nibsie at first, but then he came out of hiding, and he’s been out and about and much more calm and more himself. It’s amazing! At the moment he’s sitting in the middle of the room calmly feeling confident and not hiding in the corner. He didn’t run when he heard loud people out in the hall. I just dared to pull up the shade, and he took a look out the window and it was no big deal. Earlier he was really freaked out at the sight of the large parking lot and cars and people, etc. He seems to have really improved tremendously since you talked to him.”
Nibs is Mr. Relaxed after our conversation, can you tell? This is one of his photos in the hotel room now. Nibs, you are so very handsome and sweet!
Have I said this before? I LOVE LOVE LOVE talking to animals!!!! ❤