Remembering Ghost

Today we had to put Ghost to sleep. We were lucky enough to have him as part of the family for the last 4 years. Before then, he was just a stray that was starting to hang around the house. We thought, “What is a pretty boy like you doing out on the streets?”. He was always kind of dirty when he showed up but we could see how beautiful he was. Over the course of the next 6 months or so, we slowly gained his trust. It was wonderful when he decided to trust us. We were doing yard work and he kept following us around, shortly thereafter we got him neutered and he became part of the inside family. At first he didn’t seem to know what to do with being inside. He didn’t know how to play with toys and was leery of being too close to the other cats. After a couple of weeks, he adjust to this new way of life and started to relax. He was almost always a sweet boy and he got along well with every cat except one. When we would come home, he’d love to greet us at the door and do stallion rears so we would pet him, he was always affectionate with us. He gave us almost 4 years of wonderful memories and for that we are grateful. We’ll never know how old he was but we hope that these last 4 years were the best years of his life. Here are some of our favorite pictures of him:

Oh The Joys Of Having A Cat

Last night poor mommy was asleep on the couch and got woke up by a cat using her scalp like a springboard to get off the couch. It took a little while for the bleeding to stop. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when it happened so unfortunately I couldn’t tell her who did it. At that point though, every cat felt like an asshole ! This is one of those things that no one talks about when you go to adopt a cat !

The picture we took was after she had applied compression for about 15 minutes and had changed the paper towels several times. This is not what she had in mind for highlights ! lol

Take care everybody !

Count Midnight

We’d like to introduce you to Count Midnight !

You can tell by the picture why we named him Count Midnight !

He was a stray that started hanging around. It took us around a year for him to start trusting us. Then we noticed that he had a problem with one of his front legs. It looked like pus was coming out from puncture marks. Even though he had started to let us pet him a little bit, we had never picked him up. But with that infected leg, we knew we had to take the next step of picking him up and putting him in a carrier to see our vet. We got him to our vet who went ahead and treated his leg and gave him his shots while he was under getting neutered. We kept him inside while he recovered. During his recovery time, he got to know our other cats and what life was like on the inside of the house. At that time, we had thought that we weren’t going to adopt any more cats, we just wanted to make sure he was good to go on his own. The day came when it was okay to let him out and when we opened the door for him to leave he just sat there and looked at us like we were crazy. He had got a taste of what life was like on the inside and he was never going back outside again ! When we saw how much he wanted to stay inside we knew that the other cats had gained a new brother ! We were surprised when he took such a liking to our dog Benny.

(Sorry Benny’s decapitated-looking in this photo.)

He absolutely adores Benny ! He follows him around like a shadow. We never imagined that a cat off the streets and a dog from the shelter would become buddies. Count Midnight has been with us a little over a year now, making life a little more interesting and wonderful !

Sleepy Serendipity

 

Today we went to Savannah to get some extra shopping done and when we went to PetSmart, we found this bed on sale. We think Serendipity gives the bed her seal of approval. The only way we could make this better for her was if we turned off the lights ! Serendipity is kind of a cranky cat so we’re sure that all the other cats appreciate her sleeping as hard as she is right now. As you can tell, no one’s brave enough to curl up on the bed with her !