Today was day 3! I’ve arbitrarily decided to put the harness on every other day while feeding him dry food. He’s very food-motivated and normally runs after his kibble (it doesn’t even have to be treats!)
He’s doing a lot better, but he will still lie down from time to time and refuse to move to get food that’s only a foot away. But thinking back to day 1 when he barely moved at all… it’s better.
Today was the annual vet visit, too, so I asked the vet if the harness was too tight. She demonstrated how you should be able to fit two fingers underneath comfortably. Currently, the part that goes around his stomach is tight. He actually hissed when she did that… shocking because he never hisses! Poor baby.
@judytuna want to try Come With Me Kitty™ Cat Harness & Bungee Leash ? Felix wiggled out of it before, but maybe you’ll have better luck? size L (too big?)
Yeaaaaah nail trimming. Folks say it helps to touch their paws while they’re relaxing in your lap so that they get used to it. I usually have to multi-stage it… one session, 3 claws, another one 2 more. I wrap him up in a blanket purr-ito (so named by my old roommates) so that his hind legs are covered and usually press his head away so he can’t bite. Oh, cats.