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I just spent at least two minutes talking to a cat who was sitting under my desk, up against my foot. I talked to it, petted it with the foot it wasn’t laying up against, and then finally peeked under the desk to see just which cat it was.

It was a slipper. No wonder it wouldn’t purr.

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Friday night, Greg Brady was adopted – and his new Mom left a comment here, yay! Things are going well, and Greg Brady is now Riley, and has charmed his new family. That doesn’t surprise me in the slightest, because he was certainly a total lovebug when he was here!

No Bradys were adopted on Saturday, which means that Bobby, Jan, and Peter are still at Petsmart. I think that three adoptions in less than a week is pretty good, and I don’t doubt that the other three will go quickly.

Some more Brady pics from my hard drive:

Sweet Cindy Brady.

Cindy, snuggling with Peter. LOVE the stretching toes.

Cindy, Bobby, Greg & Peter, on the Ham-Mick in the front room.

Cindy, on the Ham-Mick in the computer room, playing with a toy mouse (you can see the pink tail of the toy mouse by her front paw).

“If I don’t look at them, they aren’t there…” (Miz Poo with Alice and Jan.)

Cindy and the sparkly ball.

Since the Bradys have left the house, Alice has really come out of her shell. She was getting playful while they were here, but now she’s SUPER playful. Every night, you’ll see her run into the front room at top speed followed by Jake or Reacher, and then a moment later Jake or Reacher runs out of the room followed by Alice. She’s got a favorite sleeping spot in every room, and she’s turned into the friendliest little girl. She loves to be held, she loves to be petted, and she particularly loves to be kissed.

She’s been doing this thing, pretty much ever since we got her, where she sounds congested several times a day. At first we thought it was an upper respiratory infection, so treated it with antibiotics. Then we thought it could be due to worms, so we treated her with dewormer (which we would have done anyway). Both of those helped a little, but didn’t eradicate the problem. Lysine and chlorphenaramine made it worse. Friday, we took Alice to the vet.

The vet checked her over and pronounced her healthy (Alice now weighs 4.5 pounds – the vet doesn’t think she’ll get much bigger), and after talking to us for a while, said that she wanted to rule out a polyp. Alice needs to have a tiny tube threaded up her nostril so that they can see whether she’s got a polyp growing behind her soft palate and if there’s one there, they’ll pluck it out. Unfortunately, the vet we usually use for Challenger’s House cats doesn’t have the equipment to do that procedure, so we’ll have to go elsewhere. Hopefully that’ll happen this week.

In the meantime, Alice doesn’t seem the slightest bit concerned about her occasional snarfling, but it certainly bugs ME.

Alice loooooooves Fred.

Loves to BITE him, that is!

Smug little face.

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Last night, I had a vivid dream that I received an email from someone who was desperate to adopt Corbett and promised to do whatever it took.

I woke up excited, thought perhaps it was a prescient dream, and ran to check my email.

Alas. No such email. No one dying to adopt Corbie.

I’m offended on his behalf. Hmph.

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Maxi does her Tony Soprano imitation. Really, you just don’t wanna mess with her.


2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: The Annoying of the Poo.
2007: She follows him downstairs and hangs out, giving him the Eyes of Love and all the other cats the Eyes of You-Go-To-Hell.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



1-24-11 — 11 Comments

  1. I have a 1 yr old kitten who spent the first 5 months or so of her life with a growing polyp that was misdiagnosed by my regular vet. $2000 and countless treatments later he wanted her to go to Tx A&M for MRI and surgery – Ack! I took her to a cats-only vet and she caught it immediately. She removed a polyp as big as your thumb to the first joint – it was closing off her throat by then. How horrific! She said the usual belief is only older cats get them, so this is something that should be more widely known to be on the watch for. Once that thing was out, she became such a bundle of energy and appetite and has been amazing ever since! :o)

  2. I’m dying to adopt Corbett, but I’m at college and my parents said no! 🙁 I’ve wanted him since the Bookworms first arrived, but my parents won’t get another cat. Sigh. I hope he finds a forever home soon!

  3. Yay for lovely Greg Brady now called Riley!!! I have everything crossed the other Bradys will be adopted asap!!

    And the rest of the Bookworms too! Awwwww!!! And sweet Cindy is just too smoochy for words!!!

    I say yes ma’am Miss Maxi! She ought to claw those nasty people who dumped adorable Polly!! poor Polly! 🙁

    Take care

  4. It’s a very small world. One of my fosters, Smooch, has to be checked for a polyp too. We also went through the whole gamut of eliminating other causes like URI etc., The vet thinks he has asthma and it caused a polyp to form. Who knew that could happen? Anyway – we have one last consult this week and then, possibly, a polyp procedure next week. We hesitated about having the procedure b/c he will have to be sedated and if he has asthma, he could be at extra risk. Hence the extra consult…. Anyway – best wishes for a speedy recovery for Alice! I am sure she will be fine. Head bumps and purrs from Smooch to wish her well.

  5. Robyn you are not offended about Corbett – Your happy no one wants him…

    I know how it is when you fall for a kitty… I think youve definately fallen for Corbie…

    As have I – You have more chance of keeping him than I do…

  6. If you wanted to adopt to Canada, I would be ecstatic to have Corbett join my family! (just sayin… :-D)

  7. Speedy healing, Alice! And may all Bradys be adopted this week.

    It was a slipper? Ha-ha-ha-ha….
    It didn’t purr? Ditto….
    You petted it for how long before you looked under the table? Oh-my-word!
    No, no really, it could happen to anyone…

  8. The thought that anyone, let alone a “family,” could just dump Polly like that — I have some choice words, but they’re not fit for a nice blog like this. Love the strategically placed smiley face on Alice! 😉

  9. I did exactly the same with a cat bed that you did with the slipper! I woke up in the middle of the night and felt a kitty sleeping against me so I reached down and gave her some pets only realize after a good 1 min of cuddling that it was a furry cat bed.