Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 8 lbs.
|Home:Las Cruces, NM ||[I have a diary!] |
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September 22nd 2008
Playing, playing, playing
Being held when she wants to play
The plastic "string" from a weedwhacker
Favorite Nap Spot:
Under the bench outside or on top of the carrier in the closet
She can throw her harness over Mommy's head while she's lying on the floor
indoors and outdoors
Baxie was found crawling up the leg of a worker at the construction project at a water treatment plant where I work in Phoenix, AZ. There are several feral cats on the site and kittens have been spotted many times. A few had been captured in the past couple weeks and taken home with different people. On October 22nd, Baxie was brought to me in the hopes that I would take her home. A quick trip to the local pet supply store and we were soon having the first of many bottle fed meals. She snoozed most of the day curled up under my fleece vest and came out to explore my desk a couple times. I took her to the vet that night and wasn't surprised to find out that she was malnourished, dehydrated, and had an upper respiratory infection. I took her home and put her in a box in the bathroom so she wouldn't have contact with Phoebe, my female Snowshoe who has asthma. I was lavished with licks of appreciation after another meal that evening, and was rewarded with the soft purr of this tiny creature. My heart melted. I was hooked. One of the guys at work had voiced interest in taking the kitten, but by morning had decided the task of bottle-feeding such a small baby was more work than he was willing to endure. I wasn't surprised and I'd already decided that I would keep her, of course, barring Phoebe's total rejection. I'm happy to say that 6 days later, Baxie is happy, gaining weight, extremely playful, and using my fingers as her chewy toys - ouch! She comes with me to work each day and takes her naps in the hood of my fleece vest. My desk is a gold mine of nooks, crannies, places to climb, and stuff to play with (thanks to being a pack-rat!). She especially loves to crawl behind my monitor and then pop out the other side. Then she dances on the keyboard and is a perfect distraction to getting any work done. People here are work love her. Who wouldn't with that softy, fuzzy gray fur and beautiful baby-blue eyes? I wasn't planning on bringing another cat into my household, but I believe in Divine Appointments. She had one with me, and I'm ever so glad.
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May 10th 2013 11:45 am
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Mom went to the drugstore on Sunday to get some items she forgot on her first trip earlier in the day. This time, she came home with a KITTEN!!! (I didn't know you could get them at drugstores.)
Anyway, it's a boy and he's about the age I was when I was brought to Mom. He's also grey like me, but doesn't have a white spot on his chest. Mom says he was found in the parking lot and needs someone to love him just like we all did. I guess that's okay, but it's going to take some getting used to.
She took him to the emergency clinic since it was after normal hours for our regular vet. He's got an upper respiratory infection, was dehydrated, and malnourished. Gee, that sounds just like I was! The next day, she took him to our regular vet and they told Mom he also has ringworm. So, he's quarantined in the bathroom for now. I'm not sure what is, but it sounds nasty and the rest of us don't want it.
Meanwhile, Mom is trying to figure out a name for this little guy. No luck yet. The only thing she's called him so far is Swiffer. (He seems to pick up a lot of dust on his fur.)
We're all a bit bent out of shape right now. We didn't expect to have another roommate. At least we have lots of room outside to romp around. Might be a bit tight inside the house, but he is rather small right now. (I find it hard to believe I was ever that little.)
Once our little brother has a name, Mom will set up his homepage. One of us will have to do his typing for him for a while until he's bigger. I suppose that's okay, too
So....that's the big news for now. We'll keep you posted.
"Big Sister" Baxie =^..^=
December 26th 2012 3:10 pm
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2012 has been a very good year for us. Well, except for Mom having a back injury. But that let her work from home for the past few months and let us go outside all day every day. We've been spoiled! But I think Mom has been spoiled being home with us all day. I don't think she's looking forward to going back to work, but it will only be a couple days a week....at least at first.
The landlord was in town last week and mowed the grass. The leaves are all gone which is fine by me. I didn't like walking on them and now I can wander around in the yard more easily. I'm not sure what to make of all the pecans on the ground, but Mom says she's going to take care of that this weekend. They're kinda fun to bat around, but I don't think I'll miss the gazillons of them all over the place.
Penny added a diary entry today, but Lily decided she's going to wait for her next entry. Both of them are doing well. I just wish Lily wouldn't chase Penny up the trees or try to chase me. It gets really annoying. Otherwise, we're all getting along pretty well.
I've been playing outside a lot today once Mom thought it was warm enough to go outside. I pestered her by sitting on her keyboard earlier and she got the hint that I was bored being inside. She's so good to me I just can't get mad at her. She only has my best interest at heart.
Oh, it's time for a snack, so I'm gonna go and munch and get a drink of water. I hope that 2013 is as good for everyone as 2012 was for us!
Happy New Year!
September 28th 2012 2:32 pm
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Okay - I wasn't going to add a diary entry today, but I wanted to let everyone know how thankful I am. My birthday was on the 22nd last week. That means on October 22nd it will be four years ago that I was brought to Mom. I was just a tiny baby but I knew I needed a good home, so I crawled up someone's leg to get attention. Did I ever get a good home!
I love Mom soooo much!!! I am so thankful that she's mine. She's not feeling very well these days so I try to spend as much time loving on her as I can. Like this morning. She needed a break from work, so I sat right in front of her keyboard so she could hug me and snuggle her face into my fur. She says I purr like velvet and that makes me even happier.
I am so very thankful I have a good home. I hope all the Catster members are as loved as I am.
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