Favorite Toy: Monster loves straws and Gremlin always has yarn or mice in her mouth.
Favorite Nap Spot: My face, the electric blanket, and the bookshelf.
Favorite Food: Cheese Snacks
Skills: Monster is the jumper and Gremlin is the climber.
Arrival Story: My roommate works at a veterinarian hospital. Monster and her sister Gremlin were orphaned and they couldn't get them to eat. They were way too young to be away from their mommy, and they were way too tiny to go to the adoption kennels. The kennels are too cold and they would have died. So, the vet, unfortunately had to consider putting them to sleep.
Our roommate and I LOVE animals and we just couldn't allow it. So, she asked me if I would help her care for them in our own home, and I agreed. I ended up with them in my room and caring for them 24/7. My roommate took care of acquiring the medication and supplies needed for them.
Together we save two kittens! Once they were old enough to be adopted, we didn't let them go to the kennels. My husband and I couldn't decide which kitten to keep, because they were so unique and had their own merits and flaws, so we kept them both. I hated the idea of splitting them up anyways! Though my roommate has pets, I missed having own of my own... it's been about 2 years now with no pets.
Voila! We now have two very beautiful and loving cats in our lives.
We are putting up our Christmas Tree tomorrow, and I'm taking polls! How many can you guess correctly?
Who will be the first? Will it be Monster or Gremlin? Or none?
1. Investigate what exactly mommy is doing with that big green thing.
2. Hide in the empty xmas tree box.
3. Try to destroy the plastic bags, boxes, and debris everything came in.
4. Play with and/or chase an escaped ornament.
5. Climb up the xmas tree?
6. Knock down an ornament?
7. Naw on a candycane?
8. Scare the crap out of someone by leaping out of the xmas tree?
Gremlin's tail is broken about an inch from the end of her tail. However, she is fine, not in any pain, and doesn't need any surgery nor amputation. The vet said she can obviously feel her tail, even the part after the break, and it's not dead. It's just a simple break and her tail is now gonna look like pikachu. I am relieved that she is well and not in pain, and as a bonus, the visit only cost us $35!
It was worth every penny to ensure my baby was well and happy. My husband and I both agreed, prior to the vet visit, that we would pay for any surgery and medications that she needed even at the expense of Christmas funds, because she was more important than Christmas to us. That would have been our collective Christmas present!
Mommy and daddy love you very much, Gremlin (and Monster too)!
Gremlin has had a small crook in her tail since we got her, but about an inch below that, it seems to be broken. She's been acting fine, eating well, playing, jumping, etc. With her already having a crook in her tail, we never noticed there was something else wrong with her tail.
The husband happened to notice her tail felt different and she wasn't a big fan of messing with that spot. So, he called me over to inspect and I pointed out that her baby crook was an inch higher. So, it must be broken. How it happened, I just don't know. They never go outside, and no one's closed a door on them.....
Unless Monster did it. We opened the bedroom door this past couple of nights, so the girls could sleep in the warm bedroom with us. At some point, the cats had managed to close the door while going crazy playing. Maybe they caught her tail in the door?
Despite that she seems perfectly fine, we'll be getting her looked at with the vet on Friday (when we get paid). Cats can suffer pain, infections, and other problems with breaks in their tails. Think of it like breaking your finger or toe.
At this rate, Gremlin is going to have a Pikachu Tail! I'll write an update after the vet this weekend. Much loves for Gremlin!