Nicknames: Bay, Bail, Bailafur, Bailey Wailey, skrit or skrat, Pluffer, Pluff-Pluff, Fluff et a Puff
Birthday: April 2nd 2005
Coloration: Blue Smoke
Likes: playing at 5
Pet-Peeves: moist cat food
Favorite Toy: feathers
Favorite Nap Spot: on bed in computer room, living room couch, or window seat I purchased for him and Sampson
Favorite Food: chicken and Gorton's lemon butter salmon
Skills: He runs and hops like a bunny down the stairs.
Arrival Story: I found him in Petsmart in Greenbelt, MD in June 2005. It was love at first sight. I purchased him and brought him home. I had lost my dear Bentley a month before and I needed to get Sampson a companion. He needed a friend and Cammie will not let him near her.
Bio: Bailey Gray Cloud is now Bentley's replacement as a show cat. He has been to three shows so far and is bringing in the ribbons. He is still a little shy, but time will most likely help him get used to it. Bentley was shy at first and ended up getting first place, and best of the best a lot of times. Bailey is bringing in 4th and 5th places now. I enjoy this little guy. He is such a ham and runs around the house yelling "brrrrrrrrr" as he flies up and down the stairs. He and Sampson play, but Sampson will tire out and hisses to let him know that he's pooped. Imagine a teenager chasing a 60 year old up and down the stairs. They would hiss too. I have arranged to get Bailey a younger playmate to take some of the vigorous exercise away from Sampson Silver Dollar. The new guy is to arrive on this Sunday. NOTE: I also call Bailey Gray Cloud Skrit or Skrat (Scrat - the prehistoric squirrel in the film "Ice Age") because he runs like Scrat does with his ringed plume tail "a flying".
UPDATE: He got a trophy for second place, a rosette for second place, and a rosette for sixth place in his latest cat show for houshold pets sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, MD on April 26, 2008. WOO-HOO, BAIL!
DAILY DIARY PICKS: 2006: 5/4, 5/23, 5/28, 6/3, 6/17, 8/11, 9/3, 11/15, and 11/26; 2007: 4/1, 4/3, 7/3, 8/19, 10/2, 11/2, 11/3, 11/21, and 12/22; 2008: 4/20, 4/24, 6/12, and 8/18; 2009: 3/21, 4/1, 4/3, 6/3, 6/11, 6/28, 8/31, 12/18 and 12/31; 2010: 1/3, 1/20, 2/5
Lives Remaining: 9 of 9
Forums Motto: Give me a cat w/hair long beautiful hair
OMC!! It's been almost a month since I wrote anything! Unacceptable!! I can't believe how the time flies. I thought I wrote something last week.
Oh well . . .
Anyway, I'm doing fine and so's my sibs. Mommy did a photo shoot of Joss and me about an hour ago. We were both in the master bedroom window and in many of the pics you can see the background and how green everything is. Spring has finally arrived even though some days are a tad cooler than they should be. Maybe in June, it'll warm up.
"FURBEGONE" is a new multi-purpose pet fur removal tool that Mommy bought from Petco yesterday. It's long and has many rubber bristles which remove loose hair from cats and dogs and also furniture, stairs, cat trees and cat or dog beds. It's quite impressive!
At fist, Mommy tried it out on all of us kitties and we love it because its bristles massage our bodies. Secondly, she tried it on the floor wherein I have deposited a lot of my "floof balls" during the spring shed. She also tried it on the arm of the red chair where I love to lay upon, and the carpeted stairs and landings.
Today, she cleaned out our cat beds and cat trees! They look really nice and clean now! I can't wait to put down more floof just to watch her clean again with the Furbegone! He-He!
Anyway, other than that I've been feeling great and play games of tag with Joss.
Lastly, Mommy had an intestinal bug which is mostly gone now. She had to go to the doctors and she told Mommy to stay off work for a couple of days, to get some rest, take certain meds and drink lots of water, Gatorade, and to eat bland foods for those couple days.
She's doing much better this weekend as she had some energy yesterday to take Merl to the vet, go to the post office, gas up her car, and go to Petco to buy us food and that cool FURBEGONE brush. Her appetite is also returning. She told me bland food tastes yucky!
I'm also glad she's feeling better. Us kitties were great nurses and our purrs helped her toward a her speedy recovery.
Well, I'll be on my way to enjoy a sunny windowsill.
I'm shedding big time, everycat! Ever since Mother Nature turned up the outdoors thermostat, my floof is steadily falling out in big balls. Mommy has to vacuum extra because of this or in between, pick up by hand, said gray balls of floof.
Mommy calls this the springtime shed. It's not only affecting me but Joss too. Mommy has to pick up black balls of floof. The shorhair's (Merl and Landy) fur only comes out when combed or when they get in a tussle with each other or the rest of us. Also, Joss has lost a lot of her curly red ruff.
Also,we had the windows open last week because it was warm. Unfortunately, Friday's nasty T-storm ended that pleasure. The cold will be with us until Wednesday. It's been around 60 degrees this weekend when it reached into the 70's last week.
Anyway, sorry for not writing in some time. We've been busy and Mommy's schedule has been tight and she's not been feeling well lately. She made an appointment with her primary care physician because her blood pressure has been rising. She was given an EKG which showed a lot of heart palpitations. The doctor said they looked benign but wanted to double check so she had her come back for an echocardiogram on Saturday and to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours.
Mommy takes the thing off in an hour and a half and can't wait. It's the size of her IPhone and she has wires hooked up to her which are taped onto her chest and sides. She also has to wear a belt to hold the device in place so it won't drop anywhere or us kitties get at it to chew the wires. Also, the tape is itching her like crazy. She thinks she has an adhesive allergy.
Anyway, Mommy needs purrs for her heart. She's a constant worrier and prays that she doesn't have heart disease like Sampy or worse. If these palpitations turn out to be arrythmias (sp?. . . none of us can spell this tricky word) she will need to be put on some medication to help keep these at bay.
Well, that's about it. I'm going to turn up my motor for Mommy. All of us have and we've been hanging around her whenever she's not on the computer.