Photo Comments Age: 17 Years Sex: Male Weight: 15 lbs.
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King Edward the Fabulous
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September 15th 1996
Black and White
Sitting on my shoulder. It's his favorite place. He doesn't know he's too big for it, though.
That he's no longer an only kitty.
Uncooked wide egg noodles. They are his absolute favorite things to bat around. That and crumpled up wads of paper after I make crinkle noises for him.
Favorite Nap Spot:
The comfy chair on the sun porch.
Brie cheese. Definitely.
He has a remarkable ability to catch objects.
I became Eddie's guardian when he was three months old. A co-worker's daughter had him in her college dorm and, well, it wasn't exactly an ideal home for him, so they were looking for a more stable place for him. Cat-less at the time and missing a kitty to hog my bed at night and pester me at four in the morning, I told my co-worker I'd take him in. I presumed we would make some sort of arrangements for the transfer of guardianship but no; a week before Christmas in 1997, my co-worker shows up at work with a cardboard box and says, "Merry Christmas," and hands me the box with an ultra-fluffy black and white kitten in it. I said, "Beverly! What are we going to do with him for the next eight hours?!" We worked in an airline reservations office...not exactly a pet-friendly work environment. She looked at me blankly. I said, "I thought I might pick him up at your house or something. If the supervisor finds out, you, me, and the cat are out of here! And we can't even put him in the car; it's about ten degrees outside!"
As it turned out, we had another co-worker who was also a cat person who worked in a less-conspicuous location who was only too thrilled to be clandestinely harboring a small feline at work. We set up a little house with a little litter box and food and water. But we needn't have worried. The little fluffball slept peacefully on her computer...until about six hours into our shift. With two hours to go, the kitten woke up and, well, being a kitten, was a boundless ball of energy and refused to be contained. Had I known about the kitten in advance, I would have brought a cat carrier, but no. Beverly had to show up with a cardboard box. In the meantime, rumors of the kitten's presence in the office were circulating amongst the employees--who continuously came over to inspect and to coo over the little guy. Normally, this would be cool, but if Irma the supervisor found out, there would be big trouble. Fortunately, she had sequestered herself in her office and miraculously never appeared. If she knew, she never let on. The last two hours of our shift became a bit hectic and stressful as we tried to keep the illicit kitten in one location while avoiding the supervisor and taking airline reservations all the while. Somehow, we pulled this off. He's been my sweetie for 11 years now.
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I'm in the dictionary next to "fabulous"
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