Musician. Neptunian. Lefty. Cat Lover. Weirdo. *********** Meet the kittles: Mackaroo (brown boy, 14yrs) & AbbeyLuna (grey girl, 3yrs).
Mah goodness, dem whiskers! 😻
Did you know indoor cats can get tapeworms from ingesting fleas? We didn’t know that until a few days ago. Fortunately, AbbeyLuna has received the necessary medication and is otherwise healthy (if a bit overweight). We’ve already been working on her weight for a week or two. So I suppose overall it was a good vet visit, if such a thing exists. 🤷🏻♀️
Behold, AbbeyLuna’s first burrow in the new navy blue sheets I got for Christmas. Looks like she’s floating in space. 😹🐈❤️ For those concerned, we’re doing okay. It’s still a little weird not having Mackaroo around, but we’re hanging in there and adjusting. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the kind words and thoughts from everyone. It truly helped to know that so many people cared about us. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mackaroo takes his place on the tree. ❤️🐈❤️ Merry Christmas Eve to everyone who celebrates, and happy whatever you celebrate or don’t celebrate to everyone else!
As his health deteriorated over the last several months, Mackaroo became a shell of his former self. He was a gloriously gorgeous fellow in his healthier days. He was long and lean, 12 pounds of pure muscle. He was sweet, smart, sensitive, strong and silent. He was friendly, affectionate, and occasionally annoying. He had a crooked tail, a stoned face, a shiny coat, and the darkest brown tabby markings I’ve ever seen. He was a damn good kitty. ❤️🐈❤️
Mackaroo is out of pain. 💔🐈❤️ March 24th, 2003 - December 21st, 2018 I love you forever, Boopie.
It’s been a long day. Mackaroo’s doctor agrees that his time has come and that we shouldn’t delay it more than a week or so. They were able to give him a dose of fluids to keep him feeling a bit better until we can pick a day. I wanted to bring him home and give family and friends a chance to say goodbye. When I get my work schedule for next week, I’ll try to pick a day off so I don’t have to miss time, as I really can’t afford it. Doesn’t seem right that such things should have to play into it, but that’s how it is. For now, he’s snoozing on my lap while we watch Laverne & Shirley. ❤️🐈❤️
Mackaroo’s been going downhill again. He’s been eating a little, but still losing weight. He hides most of the day and seems uncomfortable a lot of the time. He’s so thin now that I can’t give him fluids anymore, for multiple reasons. I’m taking him to the vet on Wednesday for a consultation to make sure they agree with me, but I’m pretty sure he’s ready. I would like to have one more Christmas with him, so if we can keep him going til the day after, we will... but no guarantees. I don’t want him to be in prolonged pain just so I can mark off an arbitrary date on the calendar with him. We can celebrate our Christmas early, if needed. I am sad, of course, and I know this will be difficult, but he’s had a good life and he’s giving me the signs that it’s time to let go. I will update after his appointment on Wednesday.
AbbeyLuna’s adopt me card at the rescue said she had an “exotic look, like a little lynx.” Swipe ⬅️ to see how right they were! 😻🐈😹
I apologize that it’s not a cat pic, but this is what my kittehs were looking at from their tree by the window today, when they weren’t burrowed under the covers keeping each other warm. Believe it or not, this is a 100% full color photo, +50 Lux but no other filter or alteration. Gorgeous view from Old Town Camarillo! #iloverain #rain #rainyday #camarillo #venturacounty #fog
This morning, Mister Boopie found the sunny spot in the corner. 😻🐈❤️ #catsinsun
The best thing about colder weather is snugglier kitties. ❤️🐈❤️
Miss Precious found a sunny spot in the corner this morning. ❤️🐈❤️ #catsinsun
Packing paper is a kitten’s best friend. 😻
Mackaroo loves hanging out on the balcony, munching on grass, savoring the aroma of catnip, and, once he’s had enough fresh air and sunshine, snoozing under the bike tarp. 🤷🏻♀️ Hey, whatever makes him happy! ❤️🐈❤️
She still sprints back inside if I so much as move, but AbbeyLuna is slowly learning to appreciate the balcony. 😎 Always supervised, of course. Also, Mackaroo’s still hanging in there. No real news, otherwise. ❤️🐈🐈❤️