May 12, 2016 11:02am CST
Ya know, some days just ain't worth gettin' outta bed. As everyone knows, I am the Cat Lady. For 2 weeks now, I have been dealing with a flea infestation; I have no idea why since this has NEVER happened before. Soooo, I've been bathing, dusting with DE (diatematious earth), using Seargant's flea drops, Advantix II flea drops on the cats, spraying the floors and furniture with flea spray and vacuuming. And to no avail. Not only that, but 2 of the cats, who are not even in contact with each other have scabs on their bodies. I have tried everything. I took my giant Maine Coon to the vet because of the scabs and she tells me that he is going through hormonal changes. Say What?????? Are you kidding me? Then the new Siamese babies have not only fleas but ear mites. I've been treating their ears for over a week now and the med isn't working. Then on the way back from the vet, the front of the car seemed to be out of kilter. I checked the tires and they're fine. Soooo, I called the local shop to get a front-end alignment and that's only going to be $89.95. My lawn-mower repair guy still has my mower since JUNE of 2015 and I've heard so many excuses from him that I'm ready to strap on a 6-shooter and go find him. So I'm having to pay an individual to come mow the lawns. I swear; and I mean using some serious expletives!!!!!
21 people like this
• United States
15 May 16
@nanette64 oh dear, not what i was wishin' to hear, hon. i fear i'd a bit'f a hiccup yesterday'n was unable to get'n the puter all day. reckon i'll need to get caught'p with notifications'n see what all occurred.
• Nevada City, California
13 May 16
Have you tried Comfortis? It is a pill you give them. It worked well for me on my cats and dogs. I saw an end to the scratching in just a few days. It is kind of expensive, but I bet you've spent a lot on those treatments that didn't work.
• Costa Rica
13 May 16
I read bellow that you have 16 cats. You surely love cats, I am more a dog person, but I understand you. Well, if you have tried everything on human hands to stop the flea infestation in your house, maybe you should look outdoors, I asume that your cats live indoors, if they go out by themselves, may be part of the problem, the raccoons you mentioned, may be the problem as well. Try to find out if any of your neighbours have the same problem, and fumigate the garden and yard as well, Maybe it's part of the problem. And, swear all you want, I'd do it for less than you are going through.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 16
I would too. I know you've probably done this, but did you go to the local pet store and ask them about what to do about the flea infestation? I hope you find the answer soon and can get rid of the problem for good. Do you allow your cats outside?
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
My 16 are strictly indoor cats @just4him . I must be bringing them in on my clothes or shoes. That's never happened before but there's always a first time. I've been told to 'bomb' the house, but what do I do with the 16 cats in the meantime.
• United States
13 May 16
I just use the expletive as a standard course nowadays! People think I'm tougher, so they don't mess with me too much and they never would keep my lawn mower that long! Maybe it's just that now that I'm over 60 and have this illness, I don't put up with too much bull crap. I figure I'm going to hell anyway, so I'm going to go big or stay home!