(Ignore the mess; was building a plushie wall, you know… for fun >.>… dat laundry pile -shame-)
I’ve been rather busy the past few days with a new cat I did not plan on adopting at the pet store (a lady from the shelter was showing him and several kittens there). I saw him, I petted him, he rolled over and… that was just it. I called my mom asking her to talk me out of it, but she wasn’t of much help :P
He was going to be put down; no one would take him, as he’s at least 5 years old. He was abandoned by his former owners after they moved, so he just became a “neighborhood cat”, fed scraps & frequently in fights with other cats. He has patches of fur missing, an infected cut on his ear that I’m treating, and for the first day, he wouldn’t open his left eye, but it seems fine now. The lady I got him from gave me papers showing his recent vet visit and where he’s been microchipped and fixed. His name was “Mr.”, I’m still unsure of a new name for him! I was thinking Roger or Mocha, but nothing “feels” right yet. I’ll probably figure it out after I get to know him better :) Did I mention he smells like the forest? Kind-of a weird thing to reminisce about, but the smell reminds me of the smell of wild animal fur from when my grandpa would go hunting and give me squirrel tails, yes I smelled them and thought they smelled nice. *Had the most hillbilly upbringing ever*
ANYway, Eyeball is taking to him VERY well. They’re not quite to the cuddly stage yet, but they lay rather close to one another to nap and bathe. He is so gentle. Eyeball smacked him a good one when I first brought him in, and he just sat there. Guess he’s used to getting beat up. ;.; Despite the age gap (Eyeball is about 1 1/2 years old), they’re both right about the same size! I switched them in different rooms for the first day, then he slipped through one day and I saw that they weren’t reacting too badly at all, so I let them roam together any time we’re both here to supervise. He never hissed, he’s such a sweetie. Been giving Eyeball extra lovins just to keep her reassured that she’s still my spoiled stinky-kitty-Ibbleteets, and that will never change :P Anyway… one cat closer to crazy cat lady status, I reckon. :B
First two pictures were taken the day she was found at the gas station (July 4th). Last two are recent :) She is the first cat I ever really had who was my own responsibility. She had a horrible case of fleas and ear mites, and was quite thin when I first caught her. She’s had 3 vet visits so far, has been microchipped, had all her shots and vaccinations and has been spayed. She also has her own wardrobe and seems to actually enjoy being in cat clothes, and plays in water and tries to come in when I take a shower. She only ever sleeps on me. If I scream or make an abrupt sound of any kind, she comes running from any room in our house and starts meowing at me. ;_;
Here are some videos of her being the best cat ever:
I love this cat so fucking much. She has to live forever! <3
So I was at the store and Nick and I were chuckling at the RIDICULOUS pet clothing aisle… I mean, who in the world would be so sad as to put clothes on their dog? That’s like, the ultimate LOW and you just know they probably have no friends besides their pets…
…Then I saw this ONE little green doggy dress, and… I don’t know what happened, it just sort-of fell into the cart and then fell onto my cat when I got home :I
Itook 32 pics of her in this… she tolerated it so well, which doesn’t surprise me since her collar doesn’t bother her and she’s not at all afraid of water. I am so tempted to buy her a little closet and make her more little dresses and socks and hats and….
I’M SO ALONE
(btw, strongly exaggerating both my disgust with people who put clothes on animals, and being alone, in case this isn’t obviously filled with sarcasm.) :P
Boogle and my cat, Eyeball on some cushions. She’s gettin so big ;3; I love cushions/tuffets/throw pillows/anything similar… my house is quite filled with them x3 Anyhow, will color this later, more than likely.
Spooky Speedpaint 6 of 13, my cat, Eyeball with inverted colors, just because. This one took about 30 minutes.
Spooky Speedpaint 5 of 13, my KittyMonster in his Halloween cat form. I tried for a bit of a vintage Halloween postcard feel but it didn’t come out quite right. This one took only 20 minutes. It’s really hard to see these after I post them and not decide to go back and refine them more xD
At least Sludge Can & Dead Tyre are safe from the giant trash-eating menace in their garbage truck…
<3 Trash Paaacks!!! And so does my kitten, Eyeball. :>
Ziggyyyy. Such a good quality cat. They don’t make cats like this anymore, good ‘n sturdy. Good tank heater. Makes for a nice bookend as well!