Pet-Peeves: he is not fond of the car or plastic bags
Favorite Toy: our bare toes!!! He LOVES to bite toes in flip flops!!!
Favorite Nap Spot: under shrubs in the garden or under the car
Favorite Food: Rosey isn't picky, but he does love the occasional can of food
Skills: hunting. He's killed 4 birds in 1 week
Arrival Story: Rosey is a stray cat that has adopted our family! One day Rosey popped up in our garden. We couldn't get close to him until one morning, he was lying on our kitchen window ledge, watching our family get ready for the day. He seemed to decide then that he would approach us! He got his name from our 9 yo who thought Rosey was a girl, but what from what we can determine he is a neutered male. He is missing the tip of his left ear which indicates that someone might have caught him in a TNR program.
Bio: Rosey comes when he is called, no matter where he is! He loves all our babies, making social visits at the windows where he "talks" to our kitties. He rolls over at the drop of a hat and exposes his belly to us, the kitties and the dogs! He is especially fond of our Mabel and Carlin. He will jump in the yard or walk through if the gate is held open for him when they are on the patio. He likes to run in circles on the patio! Rosey is a hunter, stalking any small creature on the premises. He is particularly fond of squirrels. One morning, I called for him and he dropped about 10 feet out of one of trees!
Well, I am done with the IV for now and am taking antibiotics orally. I still have the drain in my abdomen, but that will come out some time today or tomorrow.
I still had a fever yesterday, but the fluids and meds should be taking care of that. Doctor Russell says she cannot believe how stable, BAR (bright, alert, responsive) I have been through this whole thing.
When I saw Mommy this morning, I was giving headbonks and purring like mad! Mommy's eyes were WATERING like a faucet for some reason.
I am eating, drinking, using the litterbox, so happy days!
The doctor says "NO MORE OUTSIDE!" Mommy says that's fine with her but she doesn't know how to make me an indoor kitty.
We will see how it goes.
Thank you to all who have sent gifts, good wishes, purrs and prayers. They are truly working.
Well, its looking like I am spending nights in the house. Mommy says she doesn't like me being 'out there' when its dark. She says "not good things "happen to kitties at that time. ???
All I know is I spend my time in the home lounging on the furniture, eating canned food and treats (WooHOO!) and generally getting comfortable. Sometimes I leave in the morning when the dogs go out, some times I just hang out. Last week, Mommy wasn't feeling good. I STEPPED up to the plate and provided undivided attention by lying right by her side, just to make sure she felt better. :)
The thing about being with Mommy is that it feels like 'home'. We are very good friends and she 'gets' me. I know how to show her how I feel as well. Last night, she and daddy went for a walk and I started to follow them. I walked about a house and a half and Mommy tols me "No, Rose. You can't come on this walk. Please turn around and wait for us at home. I want you safe and sound." I did what she asked and when they got back, she said I should have a reward. She gave me some vanilla milkshake!! Just for being a good boy! I told you she gets me!
Where do I start? I spent a good portion of last night in the house, roaming around and getting acclimated. Mommy discovered that in addition to kneading and drooling, I am a suckler as well. I found this really soft, cushiony bed in the living room. I immediately went in and started kneading. Mom was watching me and I was drooling pretty hard (I was kneading pretty hard also) I bent down and took a small section of the cushion in my mouth and went to town! This lasted about 5 mins and then I conked out! I was so comfy, my head was upside down and my paws stretched out straight. Mom took one look at me and started crying. She said to Daddy, "This poor baby. This might be the first time he's ever slept on something this comfortable and soft. He sleeps in tires at the garage." I slept for about 20 mins, then I milled around for a bit before leaving. They didn;t kick me out, I wanted to go out. This morning, when Mom opened the back door, there I was! I came in, had brekkie, played a bit with some of the other kitties...
Then Mommy and I went out to the garden to do some work. Mom was pulling weeds and I was helping again. I'm like that, you know.
At one point, I was lying in some soft ground cover, the sun shining on me through the trees and we could smell something REALLY good!
Mommy stood up and said 'You know what that is, Rose? Its the Nabisco factory, making what smells like chocolate chip cookies. The factory isn't too close but on days like this, when the wind is right, you can smell whatever they are baking. Nice, huh?"