M’Lynn came through her spay just fine yesterday – we were back home by 11:00, and she had eaten, used the litter box, and settled down for a nap by noon. The kittens did not notice a single thing different about her – they did try to nurse a few times, but she wasn’t up for that, though she groomed them all before blocking their access to the milk bar.
This picture of Dewey is from 2018 (if you are a newer reader, Dewey decided a few years ago that he does not like to have his picture taken, and if he so much as suspects that I’m thinking about taking his picture, he vamooses into another dimension.) He still has the best Ears of Annoyance ever, even if he won’t let me take a picture of them!
As I’ve mentioned before, back in 2010 we had a litter of kittens with the Steel Magnolias names – there were 5 of them. Drum and Clairee were adopted together, then returned a year later due to a breakup. They were with us again for a few days, then went to Petsmart where they were very quickly adopted – again, together.
Tamra emailed last week to let me know that she thought Drum and Clairee (Magnolias2010!) would very much appreciate the reuse of the Magnolias naming theme. She also said: “Drum and Clairee were sweet, loving characters that this household will forever miss. We lost Clairee far too early in her young life. Drum passed earlier this year and we were very fortunate to have had him in our lives longer than we did his sister. Still it was not long enough, never is, is it?”
That’s sweet Clairee (10/15/2009 – 03/26/2015) in the cat tree, and Drum (10/15/2009 – 02/04/2023) in the window. They were so very loved, and I’m glad that they got their happy ending. ❤️
M’Lynn is through her spay surgery, and we are back home – we’ve been home for about an hour, actually. She’s eaten and used the litter box, and all the kittens said “Yeah, that’s Mama. So?” No floof suits today, yay (but also alas.) The kittens did try to nurse, and she let them know that she’s got a packed schedule and can’t fit them in at the moment, sorry. M’Lynn is not at all wobbly, but she is still a bit hiiigh, so she keeps sitting and staring off into other dimensions.
Note: the incision is closed with surgical glue; we don’t use cones for post-spay/neuter cats and kittens and never have, though of course I keep a close eye on them while they’re healing. The vet uses reversible anesthesia, which is why we’re able to get back home so soon.
Drum’s (mostly) silent meows are just the absolute cutest. He CAN meow (especially if it’s time for breakfast), but I’m pretty sure he knows how absolutely adorable the tiny squeaky (or silent) meow is. He’s no fool!
2022: This time of year, around 4:00 in the afternoon the sun shines in through the front window in my bedroom and lands across the bed, and it might be Saul’s favorite time of day.
2021: Carli “what suspish ain’t no suspish here” Calcium, Sammy, and Ozzy.
2020: Calamity Jane’s enjoying the view.
2019: No entry.
2018: “LITTLE MUFFINHEADED KITTEN, I HAVE ADDED 10,000 TOY MICE TO YOUR SHOPPING LIST. WOULD YOU LIKE A FEATHER TEASER AS WELL AND TO HAVE EVERYTHING SHIPPED OVERNIGHT?”
2017: No entry.
2016: Wahhh! Raleigh is DA BAYBEE!
2015: Myrtle Beach sunrise.
2014: No entry.
2013: Toof check!
2012: All the girl fosters in one bed.
2011: Don’t you want to slap me?
2010: He’s one long cat!
2009: Someone commented yesterday that Gus looks like he might be made solely of lint.
2008: No entry.
2007: The concerned “What is SHE doing?!” look on Deuce’s face is cracking me up.
2006: No entry.
2005: A rare shot of all six of them.