Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Furry Baby

Hi all - this post is about my big baby, George. Mixed through the post are some photos of him - he has always been a "big boy". He was born to an unwed mother, whom we adopted. She birthed him in a recycling bin - poetic, huh? Talk about humble beginnings.

George has had quite a life - he is 17 years old now - he has lived in Louisiana, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, and now California. He has three times flown on a plane - in a carrier under the seat... and if you think security is fun - try going through security with a cat -he has a set of wings from Jet Blue.

In case you wonder how that's done - security, that is - the animal has to come OUT of the carrier, and be held through the magnetic tester - not sure what they do now with the nasty naked photo machine...


He is beautiful, isn't he? His daddy was a roving salesman in the neighborhood, and his mom was - well, let's just say she liked the boy cats...her litter had two fathers - OH MY ... she was "easy"...




Well - this post has a happy ending,I think. For several months George has not been eating, and has lost lots of weight - I thought we were headed to the Rainbow Bridge... so much so that finally I stopped giving him some meds that he always takes to alleviate some nasal congestion that he suffers from... and I figured it would be a week or two before ... well, you know.



Well, about five days later, he started eating... eating without being prompted, or being fed baby food from a spoon... yesterday he jumped on my lap and stole a potato chip from the bag... and today he ate CAT FOOD - he hasn't eaten cat food in about a month! And you can tell he just feels better. He is a skinny kitty, but he's eating, and not throwing up. And gradually eating a bit more each day.




My world is so much better today - my furry baby is snuggled up on DH, with a belly full of food (actually both of them have a belly full!)

Everybody keep your fingers crossed for George to keep eating!!! That will keep me happy!




Happy quilting, everyone. To close, here's a photo of the furry one at his "fightin weight"... that looks like a good sleep, doesn't it??

Kate......................... and George










3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate, My friend Pam did the same thing. She took her dog off all meds and the dog is doing great. I am glad to hear George is better
Penny

Mary said...

Kate, my fingers are crossed for you and George.

I have one of my own. He flew with me from San Jose to Chicago and back every two weeks when I worked in Michigan. The flight attendants knew him by name. When we came on board it was "Hi, George" but no Hi for me.

Kathy T. said...

I loved hearing George's back story. What a proud lineage (well by Hollywood standards anyway). He's just so charming and handsome. I'm glad to hear he's feeling a little more perky now. Here's a <> for George!

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