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Sweet kitty update

November 28, 2010

Well. Mr. Kitty, who is tentatively named Thomas, sure came to the right house.

He is a very mellow kitty, but he was *too* mellow for a brand-new cat in a strange environment. And pretty soon it became pretty obvious that he wasn’t feeling well. So yesterday I took him to the vet for a checkup. Because he was a stray, and because I probably didn’t articulate it well enough that most likely we were going to keep him, I left the vet with a “Boy, he sure is a cool-cat (meaning: laid back).” and “Don’t worry, bring him back if he doesn’t perk up.”

So I took him back home, but within minutes it was clear that this kitty was really really not feeling well. He just sank to the floor and almost immediately fell asleep. When I had to actually gently shake his head to rouse him, we knew we had to go right back to the vet. So we did, and we got the full gamut of tests. He is negative for all the big bads, which is good. However, the vet thinks he has a mycoplasma bacterial infection, which, coupled with stress, hunger, dehydration and cold, could make a kitty feel pretty punked out.

So now we have a kitty hospital in the art room. After a couple doses of antibiotics and some fluids, plus lots of food and love and rest, he seems to be doing better, although he tires out easily. It’s tempting to want to spend all day snuggling him because he is definitely a snuggler. But Mr. Thomas needs his rest.

Today he has perked up a bit, meowing his greetings and being interested in a catnip toy. He has no problem eating enthusiastically, so that’s good. He’s just easily worn out and needs to sleep.

So yeah. I think we have a new cat. We’re in love. I think it’s safe to say we have a man around the house now. It’ll be awhile before he meets the other ladies of the house, but I think it will work out. He is a little loverboy and we are happy to have him.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. D'Arcy permalink
    November 28, 2010 5:55 pm

    See? I told you.

  2. November 28, 2010 9:28 pm

    Mr. Thomas sounds adorable ^_^

  3. Mom permalink
    November 28, 2010 9:45 pm

    It’s rough out there on the streets. He’s one lucky little kitty boy to have found his way into your warm, loving home.

    • November 29, 2010 8:35 pm

      He is lucky, and so are we! Can’t wait for you to meet him.

  4. November 29, 2010 11:07 am

    You have a new cat??? (I missed previous post) – congratulations! Oh, he’s adorable. I hope he perks up and feels better, and gets along with all of the lovely ladies of the house.

    • November 29, 2010 8:36 pm

      Yes, a little stray who needs a home. He’s super adorable.

  5. November 29, 2010 3:47 pm

    I’m sorry that Thomas is not feeling too peppy…but with rest and such good nursing, he’ll be fine in no time! 🙂 This will probably be his happiest Christmas! Bless you for taking this little fellow into your home and your hearts! 🙂 Please give Thomas a get well hug for me!

    • November 29, 2010 8:36 pm

      I hope he has a happy Christmas and that the girls accept him… I think it will work out. I’ll give him a big hug from you. 🙂

  6. November 29, 2010 6:17 pm

    i hope thomas is feeling 100% today.

    i think ive said this before, but when i die i want to be reincarnated as a cat owned by you and terri. they have it pretty darn good.

    • November 29, 2010 8:36 pm

      We’d love to, er, own you. As a cat, that is. 🙂

  7. November 30, 2010 3:40 am

    I’m glad you have a soft heart. Mr. Kitty needed some love and found it.

    We (I-?) are really considering a kitty for Xmas for The Offspring.

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