Mommy’s been supper busy sewing clothes for a friend to wear at a wedding but I convinced her to do this quickie post with both sewing and cat content.
The pin mystery
Mommy’s been noticing for a while that there were pins scattered on the table. She was puzzled by this because she’s always very careful to stick pins back in the pincushion. Scattered pins (ouch!) are a no-no around here.
the culprit with a pin in his mouth
Well, we solved the mystery the other day when Jami was caught red-handed (or should that be red-lipped?) pulling the pins out of the pin-cushion and dropping them on the table. Luckily his interest ends there; he doesn’t want to play with them or, worse, eat them, after they’ve been pulled out of the cushion. (Still, mommy’s going to be putting the cushion in less accessible places when she’s away from her work area.)
In other news
Surfeit was eating poorly and wasn’t himself, so mommy took him to the vet yesterday. He was dehydrated and his thyroid values were high. He stayed overnight and got started on medication for hyperthyroidism. We hope to bring him back home today.
It’s the Honey I Shrunk the Pig Many Babies Blog Award for those of us who live in multi-animal households. Well, with seven cats and 4 dogs, we certainly qualify and I am ever so grateful to Andrea and the Celestial Kitties for thinking of me!
Mommy’s sewing a couple of pairs of pants for a friend and I am helping, of course.
Here I am serving as a pattern weight to make sure the cutting is accurate.
The big grey kitty is my baby sister Little Bit. She used to be tiny when she came to live with our humans and the name stuck, even though she is now the biggest cat. Oh, and she’s actually a dilute tortie. It shows better in photos than in person.
Little Bit gives the best head washes.
Mmmmmm, a little more to the right.… Right there! Perfect!
Well, mommy has gone and done it again. Yes, you guessed it. We have yet another kitty.
Mommy visits friends from her old neighborhood to give steroid injections to their kitty who has Eosinophilic Granuloma Syndrome. Well, actually her friend Amanda has been doing it because mommy still can’t move very fast after her surgery and you’ve got to be quick with this cat! Anyway, when Amanda went on Thursday, they told her about a cat that used to live a few houses down. He is totally declawed senior kitty and now his humans have moved and left him behind. Mommy’s friends tried to take him in but their indoor cat fought with him, so now he was camping on their doorstep, the only safe place he knew. Well, you know that mommy’s heart broke for the poor thing. How can humans be so heartless?
Mommy thought about it for a few hours and decided that she just had to give this cat a home, so yesterday on her way back from the vet with the pugs, she went by and picked him up. She put him in the room with Zabi the tripod kitty, at whom he proceeded to hiss and growl. The poor guy is scared and confused, with new humans, new cats and a new place. He purrs when mommy pets him but he’s still hissing at Zabi and any cat that he smells on the other side of the door. He looks so dejected, don’t you think?
Mommy named him Surfeit because, she says, she now has so many of us. ( I didn’t go to college like mommy did, so I had to look it up. “Surfeit” means “an excessive amount.”)
So that’s the story of my new fursib. We are hoping that it won’t be too long before he feels more at home here and I can show you a photo with a happier expression. He’s really a handsome guy with neat green eyes.
I know, I know. It’s a brand new blog and I’m begging already. But these two dogs are really sweet and deserve a home. Daisy and Lily are lab mixes found by mommy’s friend, Amanda, who already has a houseful of dogs and can’t take in any more. They seem to be a mother (Daisy) and adolescent daughter (Lily). Daisy appears to have had another litter recently; her teats were still engorged with milk when she was found. We think she was used for breeding and somehow got separated from her puppies.
They are both really, really sweet, get along with other dogs and with cats and are not food aggressive. Amanda put Frontline Plus on them but they still need to be tested for heartworm and get spayed and vaccinated. Can you help us find Daisy and Lily the homes they deserve? Please post the link to this article on Twitter, Facebook and anywhere else you can think of. If you know anyone who might be able to adopt one or both dogs, please let me know. You can leave me a comment on this blog or send me an email via the “Contact” page.
In other news, Jami’s vet visit went well. He has no ear mites, just some yeast in his ears, so he’ll be getting Mometamax for ten days. Everything else is just perfect. The vet and all the techs agreed that he was a great cat! I’ll be posting new photos of him tomorrow.
It all came about because we adopted a new kitty. We found out about him from Brian Frum (@brian106sc on twitter) on his blog. Jami is an orange and white boy who was rescued by Lori who couldn’t keep him but did a great job of taking care of him while she fostered him. Thank you, Lori! Mommy was so happy to get Jami’s medical records and to find out he had been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Continue reading →