Skipper The Cat Update
As you may remember, Skipper The Cat (AKA The Gray Menace) was looking more like a mole rat than a cat. Which was bad for him as the other cats would look at him and say COOL! MOLE RAT!! This resulted in many cat squabbles that would take place mainly in the middle of the night and whenever I was on the toilet. I suspect Skipper actually starts the majority of the squabbles. He makes a game out of it.
The cats here are mystified and amazed by the bathroom. If anyone walks into the bathroom, the cats instantly go to the door and hang out on the other side of it. As soon as you open the door they want to inspect what you were doing. To them, the toilet and the shower is a magical place. Full of mystery - and danger. There is water in those things you know.
Anyhow - this is what was going on.
Well things have improved a bit. This is good because Skipper was looking pretty rough. He was always licking himself. Not so much scratching, just excessive licking.
Here is how he looks now. More like a cat, less like a mole rat.
It seems like fleas were the problem. Not that there was an infestation of fleas here, but some were spotted. So I use that once a month flea stuff. Skipper also eats some special (expensive) allergy free cat food - but he has been sneaking more and more of the cheaper food the other cats eat, and the fur is still growing back. So I think it is actually fleas.
Scratch one crisis.