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In Loving Memory...
~ Gogo Fatale ~


6/2/01 - 10/11/11
~ Forever the Marest of Them All ~
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oh my, busy busy!

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!


11 comments:

Snowhawk Przhevalsky said...

What a couple beautiful kitties!

And yeah, if the skinny girl is a siamese, she'll be almost like a little dog. I hope she recovers well!!

DressageIsToDance said...

As a cat lover, you have a huge thumbs up from me for being a kitty rescuer!

If my cat Garfield tolerates other cats, I'd be the crazy cat lady probably. Unfortunately, Garfield only tolerates his brother whom he grew up with, and I can't introduce him to other animals period. He gets way too stressed and aggressive. Except my pit mix Allie. He was chill with her from day one...I don't know why. He never hissed or hid, he just chilled with her.

Kate said...

I LOVE Mimi!!! What a beautiful cat! It sounds like you got to her just in time.

manymisadventures said...

Awww, poor kitty! She's lucky you found her. Kudos to you :)

Sorry to hear the dog didn't work out, he was a handsome fellow.

Emily M. said...

Considering you've already tried to help 3 animals since you've been in Texas, you should realize that you'll probably find at least 3 more every few weeks, you should try to find a shelter that you won't feel completely awful dropping them off at. The south is so different from New England in terms of the majority of people taking responsibility for their animals.

Andrea said...

Ain't that the truth! Hopefully I won't find too many more laying on the side of the road anywhere.... dropping them off sounds horrible.

Rising Rainbow said...

Oh my, she is very thin. She is so lucky you found her. I hope she isn't pregnant. That would make it all the harder to get her weight back not to mention you'd have to deal with homing kittens. We'll cross our fingers and hope you've escaped that.

Andrea said...

I hope so too... she is eating EVERYTHING in sight right now, I've never seen a cat eat so much in my life. (Although now she's mostly just eating all the wet food and leaving the dry.... spoiled already.) I am hoping it's a malnourished belly but if she is pregnant I already have 7 good homes for kittens lined up through my boss.

Dressager said...

Good for you!! We've already got more than enough rescue critters here at the house, although for a few days we did house a little chihuahua that had been wandering the neighborhood for several weeks. He had a little friend but we could never find him. Anyway, it turned out that the owner was just letting him wander (GRR! Great way to LOSE your dog obviously!) but once he realized that people in the neighborhood do care about wandering animals he now keeps them fenced. If it was a big dog I wouldn't worry as much, although I would still worry, but because they were so little... I mean, I nearly hit them once or twice!

But seriously, those critters are cuuuute. Cute, cute, cute :))))

SprinklerBandit said...

You are getting quite a menagerie going. Sweet kitties... Too bad the Dobie didn't work out, but I'm sure one will find you.

Denali's Mom said...

You've won a major award on my blog! Come get it ;0) Okay, so major may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it is an award and it is on my blog!