mabjustmab: (Purrlesque)


In kitty heaven you get belly rubs all day long & all the super chicken you can eat. I miss you already. :(

he was diagnosed with cancer in April, and every day since has been a gift. the vet didn't think he would make it a week, he did great for 7 more months! last week he stopped eating. it was his time.

such a sweet boy. He loved watching me practice the uke, and even had favorite songs. this guy loved Super Chicken so much he actually asked for it by name. I was stunned the first time I heard him say "chicken".

the most mellow cat ever. and he didn't play like regular cats. he was too damn smart. normal cats go nuts over laser pointers. this guy would look at the laser pointer in my hand, look at me with the "seriously?" look. then sigh and casually put his paw on the dot as if to say "oooh, look. excitement". he was the best straight man.

The only toy he really got into was the little furry mice. and only if he didn't think anyone was looking. he would pick it up with his mouth and toss it up into the air. and then pounce on it as it landed. even without his front claws (his first owner mangled the paws..grrr) he was a great mouser.

he was a rescue kitty. when he came to us, he was terrified of everything. we never called him by the name he came with. we always called him the Squirrelly cat. after about a year, he learned that we had nothing but love for him and he mellowed out. we couldn't call him Squirrelly any more, so he graduated to Mr. Squirrel.

my little furry slug. sleeping now.
mabjustmab: (2Kitties)
this just popped up in the lol cat feed.



and this was ~exactly~ what happened last night. (right down to the orange vs gray)
those bastards woke me up 3 times.
what kind of asshole cat picks on a cat with cancer? huh?
an Ash cat.

3 times.

I start to hear the scuffle kerfuffle, and I think they are just messing around.

then I hear to screaming.
pry my eyes open, shuffle out into the den.
they both look at me like "what?"

I yell at ash. NO. NO. BAD. NO. (like that does ~anything~)
I tell squirrel if he would just hop on the bed, then ash wouldn't pick on him. (the bed is solidly established no fight zone)
they both are all "naw. it's cool. just hanging out"

I go back to bed.

repeat just as I'm starting to fall back asleep.

after the third time, I cracked. I buckled and gave them a second dinner (at 2:30 am) of wet food. that'll shut them up.

and it did.

also, should be noted. this is NOT normal.
and the fighting has been minimum since squirrel got sick.

when I woke up this morning, I had a cat curled up on either side of me. the cute is what keep them alive.
one other note of interest. since squirrel gets really fat from the fluid building up, he don't like hopping up on the bed as much anymore. it was a real treat to wake up and see him there.

I slept in. it was too nice. the Id demanded I sleep in with the kitties. the fore-brain agreed that it was a good idea. cherish the moments. I was an hour and 1/2 late to work.
only marginally because Id was on a roll and demanded a chai latte.

can you call in late due to Id?
mabjustmab: (Purrlesque)
I recently noticed Mr. Squirrel's belly is uncharacteristically round. not the belly fat from being a chubby kitty, but more like he swallowed a whole volleyball. (about that big too).

now, he's not acting like he's hurt. he's still eating and pooping. but tonight he didn't hop off the bed when I came home. not that he always does, but he usually comes around when I'm cooking. (mooch)

after spending time looking for what it could be on the internet (which is just as bad as webMD.), everyone says to take the kitty to the vet.

well, I would love to. but I have NO money. I have money coming in, and I would be willing to make payments, but most of the vet places I looked at say payment in full.

what do I do?
do I wait it out and see if it goes away?
do I wait till I have extra money? (yeah, that'll happen)
how much is a vet visit?
do you know of a vet that does payments?

please, any suggestions you have would be appreciated. I'm a little worried.
mabjustmab: (ash)
this is what happens when you move a prop from one place to another. suddenly the kitty likes that spot.



a close up
mabjustmab: (eat you deer)

Ash in Window
Originally uploaded by jaladrum.
look at this face.
he's the cutest.
and I'm biased.



Mr. Squirrelly and the window
Originally uploaded by jaladrum.
not to neglect this cutie either.
mabjustmab: (ash)

Mab's Office
Originally uploaded by jaladrum.
the commute is killer....but the office mates are tolerable.
mabjustmab: (ash)
I was in the middle of an IM chat with a buddy, and Ash decided that he needed lap time. making it impossible to type, I grabbed my cell and snapped this pic. (and sent it to friend as a explanation for my sudden silence)

behold the cuteness )

Squirrelly

Jul. 27th, 2008 02:12 pm
mabjustmab: (Purrlesque)
2 things.

1. he just growled at the thunder.
2. he now has his own kitteh icon. - Purrlesque!

that is all.
mabjustmab: (ash)
I just found out that ash, who has turned his nose up at "people food" since I've had him, the cat who wouldn't touch my leftover super chicken, goes ape crazy over beef jerky. I should have remembered that. beef jerky was an integral part of his coming to me.
the origin story of Ash, the cat )

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