Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday Whisky Update

When the Puffy Paint didn't help add grip to Whisky's socks (infant socks), I ordered some non-slip fabric to see if that would work better. It arrived late last week and after a few tries, I managed to get it at the right spot
Whisky : Hey, I'm not slipping around anymore!
Whisky : I can run without worrying about falling!
Whisky : This non slip fabric works great, Mommy!
Despite the success, Whisky was still having trouble trying to get up from a lying position. I ended up having to videotape her trying to get up. That was when I discovered her ability to get up depended very much on her front legs being able to hold up her body while her back legs got up. Every time her front paws slipped, she would fall with a thud (as would my heart)
Whisky : Mommy made me non-slip socks for my front paws too!
Whisky : I like wearing socks. They don't bother me one bit  :)
Whisky : Mommy used shorter infant socks and sewed the non-slip at the "top" of the socks so I'm wearing the bottom at my top and the top at the bottom. Get it? BOL!
The heel part of the sock is exactly where her wrist is so it worked better the *wrong* way
Whisky : Wanna see how it works better this way? Watch closely and don't blink!
Whisky : I use my front paws to push myself up and the non slip makes sure my paws don't slide...
Whisky : Now my back legs jump into action
Whisky : And TA DA! I'm up!
Whisky : How do I look?  :D
Whisky does very well in her non slip socks. The front socks do slip off easily so we're still trying to figure that out. Thank you to those who responded to my request for suggestions on how to help my girl. Old Kitty (THANK YOU!) gave me a website that sold "breathable orthopedic shoes", suitable for indoor and summer use. I am considering getting her those shoes for outdoor use.

50 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Oh Whisky! We're so glad your mom figured out something to help you. You look great in your socks. Maybe you'll start a new fashion trend!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Oh, we are so glad that your mom figured this out, Whisky! Very clever of your mom to videotape you so that she could study a better way to help you. You look very cute in those socks!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh darling Whisky! THANK goodness you are doing SO much better with mobility! Love you dear girl. (tell Boomie I love HIM too. )

Hannah and Lucy said...

You look so cute in your socks Whisky and we think your Mom is very clever.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kjelle Bus said...

YAY !
So glad you can run and get up without slipping around :)
XOXO

Marg said...

Oh Whiskey, we are soooooo happy for you that you can get around now. That is just exciting news. Good for Mom to figure that out. Happy traveling with your new socks etc. Take care.

Molly The Wally said...

Clever mum. Whisky we are pleased you can move around without slipping now. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Terri said...

I wonder if any of these footwear for dogs would help Whiskey?

http://www.alldogboots.com/

Brian said...

I am glad those are working somewhat sweet Whisky and you look adorable in your socks!

ANGEL ABBY said...

Whisppy looks very happy and pleased with herself! We are glad those socks are doing the trick!!

Patty Woodland said...

How wonderful! Whisky looks so happy

BeadedTail said...

We're so happy that your mom figured out how to help you get up and be able to run around on the slick floor! You are just so adorable Whisky! You look so happy!

Mariodacat said...

YAY Whiskey. We are so happy you have such a smart mom. Now you can run and play and be happy.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww wonderful Whiskey!! You are utterly and beyond adorable! You are such a darling woofie!! Yay for your creative mum cos now you can run and play - yay!!! Awwwww we so hope you find the website useful!! Take care
x

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aww, those look cute on you! So glad they help! Such a cute little sweetie!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Whisppy looks so darn happy! I'm so glad you had friends who could help out.

Katnip Lounge said...

APPAWS to your Mom!!! Good detective work, and we're glad you can get around so much easier, Whisky. Mommy is giggling like a madwoman and says you should wear gaiters to hold up your socks!

speedyrabbit said...

how about a hair band to keep them up?xx Rachel

Nadine said...

Whiskey looks so happy : ) I am glad you found a solution!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

You´re so fluffy!

Annie Bear said...

Whisky, your mommy is awesome for being so persistent at finding something that would work for you and making it work. It's so neat to see you playing with your ball and having fun. What a great idea to videotape you to be able to better see where the issue is. You sure are smiling in that last picture. :)

rinrinflu said...

Hey, we love those socks!!!!!!! Great photos:)

Madi and Mom said...

WHISKY YOU LOOK SO VERY CHIC IN THOSE FINE SOCKS..I'M SURE ALL THE GIRLS WILL BE WANTING SOME JUST LIKE THAT.
YAY FOR YOUR INVENTIVE MOM AND OH WHAT AN ACTION SHOT WITH YOUR EARS IN THE AIR
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Tillie and Georgia said...

Whisky, it's a good thing you have a smart Mom who cares about you :)
Have fun!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Murray's Mouth said...

You look happy in them!

Tamago said...

Oh how wonderful, Whisky! You look so cute in your socks and look very happy as you can move without slipping! You have such wonderful, caring mom. She is the best!!

Cathy Keisha said...

Whisky, you are so adorable and stylish in your socks. I'm glad you like wearing them.

Oui Oui said...

Woo hoo! Great thinking! Now your mom can get you all kinds of cool socks, even holiday ones!

colehauscats said...

That looks purr-fect! Go, Whisky, GO! Purrs...

Mollie said...

Whisky your Mom is getting there, those photo's are adorable, we are just squeeeeeeling at the compawter xx00xxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Fisher and Staff said...

How lucky you are, Whiskey, that your mom and her good friends are so smart and find ways to make your life good. Of course, you do deserve it!

Neri said...

you look absolutely darling. so glad your mummy's cleffur!

Charliepuss said...

That is simply the best news I've had all day. I love seeing you happy while you play.
Charlie
P.S: You have the best "action ears"!

Mr Puddy said...

Ha..Ha..Ha..me & mom almost dying because of laughing!
I don't know how your mom can handle this !
Because we still can't stop laughing ..Ha..Ha..Ha
Sorry Whispy, but you look so funny !
xox

Fur Everywhere said...

Sorry we haven't been to visit in ages!! We moved, and the mom fell behind, but we're trying to get back in the swing of things again!

Your mommy is very creative. We sure are glad she found a way to help you stay up on your feet!

Purrs,
Carmine and Milita

Caren Gittleman said...

YAY for Old Kitty and your Mom for helping you. You DO look adorable in those. Hoping those shoes your Mom may get will help

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Oh Whisky, we're going to give that a try for Cocco. If we can manage to slip some socks on his hooves :-)

Pretinha said...

Whisky, você parece muito feliz correndo pela casa com suas meias antiderrapantes, e eu devo dizer que você também ficou muito fofo usando elas.

Gattina said...

You are very creative ! Wonderful this solution with the socks ! He looks very happy now !

Photo Cache said...

whisky we are so happy your mom found a way to lighten your load and make you live better. we give your mom headbutts and licks.

emma and buster

Fuzzy Tales said...

Whisky, you have a very clever human mom! Maybe there's a market for this kind of thing--there must be.

Just curious if the breathable shoes are for kids or pets! If human kids, well, you could develop something for pets in your free (haha) time. :-)

Austin Towers said...

YAY!!!!! Result! Goodonya Whisky and Mom for not giving up!

The human says Whisky has an adorable face!!!!! Sheesh! xx

thefluffies said...

Yaaaayyy for the socks!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Such a sweetie girl and such a fantastic mommy! XOXOXO

Tutu, Can I come over tomorrow if those workers are still there? I'd like to stalk them with you!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

WAY cool! We're sooooo impressed! Whisky you're getting around like a champ now!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Whiskey, we love your socks. So glad that you can get around better now.

Purrs,
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

Clooney said...

What a cutie you are Whisky! And how smart Mommy is! That is so wonderful that the new socks are doing the trick, yay!

magscorner said...

Oh, sweet Whiskey what adorable pictures. You are just the sweetest little thing. We are so happy that you now have socks that work and you can run and play and not slip and slide. Your mom did a super job fixing up your socks. Hugs and nose kisses

meowmeowmans said...

HOORAY! We're so excited and happy the socks worked for you, sweet Whisky! And you look so cute in them, too. :)

haopee said...

Wow. You're doing an amazing job. Actually, your posts are quite informative. Thank you for sharing Whisky's progress.

Great job on the forward-backward socks.