Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spoiled rotten kitties

In our home we have 5 spoiled rotten kitties. But the spoiling is different for each cat. Well...each cat DEMANDS a different type of attention.
Our "Alpha" cat is Macy Gray. She is an Oriental Shorthair in Tortie coloring. Macy rules the house. Macy rules the other cats. Macy rules the humans. Case in point: belly rubs (see below photo).

When she first arrived her belly was not a place she wanted touched at all. Then on my BD one year she ate a piece of ribbon. She ended up having surgery to remove the ribbon. She actually gave up on living. She has no tolerance for pain. She was not drinking water so every other day she had subcutaneous fluid pumped under her skin. That seemed very cruel to me but the vet said it was necessary. The vet sent her home to die with us but.....Hubby and I force fed her (water and canned cat food in a syringe) for days on end until she finally rallied around and decided to live.
The scar on her belly is very bumpy. And she now needs it rubbed nightly. Not a gentle tickle rub but a hands on heavy, deep down tissue rub. She will assume the position and complain until the human hand and arm appear to render aid.

 And below is my Baby Sugar. Bottlefed....spoiled rotten...but does not demand a thing. All she wants is to "see" her human and maybe simply touch us with her paw. This Baby weighs 22#'s. Baby and Macy grew up together and used to be great pals. I had them Spayed at the same time, same cage. They came home enemies and still are. Baby is the one who changed.


Ann Marie said...

Maybe Baby blames Macy for the pain and the jail time together in that cage.
We have 4 Labradors, each with their own little special thing that they like or want, and there are also 3 cats, running around too. So I can relate to exactly what you are saying.

Janet O. said...

That is some "baby"!
Due to allergies, we have no animals in our home, but I grew up with cats and a dog. I think indoor cats just require spoiling. It's just part of the deal!

Frog Quilter said...

Cats don't really demand a whole lot. They give more than they receive. Of our 3, the siamese tabby sits in my lap the minute I sit down, Blackie likes to be carried around the house on my shoulder just like a human baby. Tinker Belle is the pot stirrer. She keeps the other two exercised.

Yours are precious.

qltmom9 said...

My dd (who lives on her own) just got a new kitten and is the only cat I have ever known. When I visit, it attacks my ankles and finds a way to lean against me nonstop. He climbs in my land's end tote for sewing. I find him hilarious.


Elaine Adair said...

Good grief - Baby Sugar takes up the whole photo - at first glance I thought it would be a cat with a BUNCH of kittens, there was so much fur! LOLOL

They are lucky to have you spoil them. 8-))