Written by: Holly, A Pet’s Life
When the vet told us that Yoda’s leg was broken, required surgery and would need eight weeks to heal, I remember thinking that eight weeks is a long time for a cat to not jump or run around!
And it’s true! In order for us to keep Yoda from jumping/running/climbing/wrestling, we had to keep him separated from the rest of the cats. There was no way we could keep him in a kennel all the time, so we did the next best thing: create a rehab suite
(the picture above is Sheldon enjoying the rehab suite!)
He had everything he needed: a mattress (that wasn’t too high for him to step onto), food, water, litterbox, blankets and pillows and a large window. For the first few weeks he spent all day (while we were at work) and night (while we were sleeping) alone in there. We’d let him out when we were home and could keep an eye on him (and help him onto the couch, cat condo, etc). But after 2-3 weeks we couldn’t let him spend all day alone. So we gave him a buddy: Buddy!
I’m fairly certain Buddy enjoyed the rehab suite more than Yoda. Buddy is more of a loner and likes to lay around more than exploring. So he was happy to be in a more secluded place and Yoda was happy to have a
But now the rehab suite is closing – the eight week healing period is over and Yoda can have free reign over the house once again. I can only imagine the mischief that will occur once he is back in the swing of things!