We'll soon return to regular scheduled Gogo time.... but this week has been totally nutty! That incredibly gorgeous Dobe I mentioned in my last post turned out to be violently aggressive towards other dogs, cats, and horses (but adorable to people!) so he unfortunately will not be a permanent addition to this little family. I LOVE the breed and desperately crave one, but he was not the right dog. He is going to make an AWESOME solo pet for someone who can offer that to him. That whole ordeal has taken up a large part of my past several days! I also agreed a few weeks ago to take on another kitty from a family who needed to rehome him, and he is finally here. He is doing all right, getting a little better every day - he had never seen another kitty up close before he got to my house so my big fat hairball was a shock to him. On top of all of that, the other day I was driving home from work in a rainstorm when I spotted something creamy-colored laying in the ditch on the side of the road. I stopped, hopped out of my car, and saw it was a very skinny, very tiny, and very soaked Balinese (or Siamese mix, possibly) who was crawling away under the wire fence. When she saw me, she turned right around, and came over to crawl into my lap. She was rail thin and shivering, and had an open and reeking wound on her tail. I put her in my coat and took her back to my house, her kneading and purring the entire time. One trip to the vet later, and she has a totally clean bill of health and a lanced abscess on her tail (ewww). Amazingly, she's parasite-free and FEL-negative, and knows how to use a litterbox. I think she was probably dumped and was laying there in the ditch in a rainstorm slowly starving to death. She was very dehydrated and SO hungry when I found her. She is still eating loads and has an incredibly large foodbelly now! The vet did not think she was pregnant, but I dunno man.... that is one heck of a hard, round belly she has going! It's huge! And she's parasite free so it can't be that!
I've been calling her Mimi because that is the only name that has popped into my head that actually suits her personality. She is the most seriously outgoing kitty I've ever met - she has NO fear. She loves my dog, loves the other cats, and love to EAT! She loves to be picked up, snuggled, cuddled, and lets you touch her all over the place - she loves a good belly rub. Jasper (the other new guy) loves to sneak around and pop out once in awhile but he's still pretty antisocial at this point... I think he is feeling like the odd man out in a house full of girls!
I plan on writing more about all the kids soon enough.... if and when I ever have a moment! I was asked about my greyhound too... I always have lots to say about her!
Zac's 3 week update
18 hours ago