Musician. Neptunian. Lefty. Cat Lover. Weirdo. *********** Meet the kittles: Mackaroo (brown boy, 14yrs) & AbbeyLuna (grey girl, 3yrs).
Kneady kneady. 💙🐈💙
A cloudy kitten on a cloudy day. 💙🐈💙 Exploring the balcony (enclosed and always supervised), waiting for the next round of rain. 🌧
What? 🤷🏻♀️🤨 #imsittinghere
D’oh! I posted on Facebook, but I forgot Instagram. January 31st was a very special day!! From Fb: Four years ago today, I met AbbeyLuna at the PetCo in Moorpark. When I first saw her, she was in a large cage trying to catch some feathers on a stick that her foster mom was brushing along the bars. She was shy, sweet, and beautiful, and she sat quietly in my lap getting a scritchie massage for at least 20 minutes while I tried to decide whether I should adopt literally the first cat I saw in my search to fill the vacancy after Madsy died three months earlier. Well... sometimes things just work out, y’know? ❤️🐈❤️ Happy Adoptaversary, dearest AbbeyLuna! We chose each other, and we definitely made the right choice!
I think she heard me coming. 😹 #airplaneears P.S. - don’t judge me for the state of the window. We’re 3 floors up and management doesn’t see fit to hire window cleaners.
AbbeyLuna will be 5 in July, but she wanted to participate in the 10 year challenge. Here she is at around 7 months old and earlier this week. I swear she gets more beautiful every day. ❤️🐈❤️
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! 😻🐈😹