Throwback Thursday: Terry.
Back in 2009, we had a litter of six kittens who were named after characters from the series (book and TV) True Blood – Hoyt, Bill, Terry, Sam, Sookie and Lafayette. I called them the True Blood 6. They had a condition known as eyelid agenesis wherein their upper eyelids didn’t form correctly. They all had it to some extent, some of them worse than others. They underwent surgery to fix the condition – the vet took pieces from the side of their lips and fixed their eyelids. (We called them their “eyelips.”)
Another interesting thing about Terry was his paw. At first glance, I thought he was polydactl (extra toes), but he had the normal number of toes, they were just separated differently, with three together, and two together.
By the way, here’s Terry and Elwood (for the new readers, Elwood was Jake’s brother, who passed away two years ago due to FIP.) Jake and Elwood and the True Blood 6 were all about the same age, and they were buddies.
Terry – like his brother Hoyt – always had a LOT to say. I put together a video of them talking that always cracks me up.
Are you wondering why I chose Terry to focus on this week? Any guesses?
That’s right. ::sigh:: Terry was returned this week. I don’t know the reason exactly, but I think the people who’d adopted him are moving and for some reason couldn’t take him with them.
This is what he looks like now:
I swear I would have recognized him, even if Susan hadn’t told me who he was.
Susan reports that Terry is still a talker. He’s in the cat room for now, and he’s doing fine, but I sure would love to find him a forever home. He gets drops in his eyes daily, but they’re inexpensive over-the-counter drops, and he’s really good about having his drops put in. He gets along really well with other cats – there’s been no drama – and he is apparently a super sweet and friendly boy. I’ll be seeing him this weekend and will be taking pictures of him to share. If anyone know of someone in the market for a wonderful, sweet, talkative boy, point them in this direction!
On Thursdays, we are outraged.
Tonight PW, Ralph and Catelyn are off to Petsmart. Adoptions on Tuesday were really good (three adoptions!), so I’m hoping that continues. I will update the sidebar as adoptions happen, and then update y’all in the next post after. Trader Joe, Von and Winn Dixie will be here for a few more days before they go off to their new homes.
You guys realize that I still have a ton of pictures of all of these kittens, right? So you’ll still be seeing them for a few more days yet to come.
Captain Mal and Arya are Gail’s foster kittens, located in the New York/ NJ area. They need homes! Go here to read more about them and see pictures. And please spread the word!
I know I always post pictures of Stinkerbelle atop the kitchen cabinets or atop the bookcase in the front room, but here’s proof for y’all that not only does she come down from time to time, she even allows a wee bit of human contact (which she only tolerates for a certain period of time, the length of which is ever-changing and known only to herself, and when that limit has reached, she smacks Fred’s hand – claws out – and flounces back up to her cabinets.)