CollyMP's Journal, 27 March 2014

And even less dismal today! Definitely seeing where I need to be, and seeing that when I eat the good stuff, I am satisfied with fewer calories overall. Grocery day tomorrow, so time to stock the house with the good stuff!

Oh and I...

Adopted another cat yesterday.

I went to take my older cat for a follow up visit-she had some gastroenteritis over the weekend, nothing major, but due to her age and her stress her blood sugar was really high at the ER vet visit, so we needed a recheck just to make sure.

Saw a ginormous cat in the boarding area (it has a see through aviary between the lobby and the cat boarding area, kind of like bird-o-vision for the cats, and is full of small colorful tropical critters that flap and twitter and generally make the birds very happy).

So, ginormous cat is asleep, but for some reason I felt compelled to ask about him. He is up for adoption! Sigh...husband would never consent to another cat, and he's not declawed. Sigh....

Husband comes to vet office to bring ER vet records as there was a problem faxing them over.

They hoist ginormous cat out of the kennel and bring him to me to hold. Husband weakens, but stands firm. Yes, he's lovely, and everything we've always wanted in a cat (large, friendly, not a kitten, very, um, STURDY) but we have two cats and am I aware that we're just now paying the vet bill for one of them?

So never thought he'd be here in our house. I talked to my Facebook friends about him, trying to see how I could go about finding him a home, because honestly he is too nice a cat to not have a home.

And the husband says "just go get him, I can't stand him being there either". :D

So I checked up on him, turns out his owner died, in the house with him, and they weren't found for a week or so. Poor old Buddy was in the house with his owner dead, alone. He's been at the vets for 3 months in the kennel-they take him out but I'm fairly sure his feet never touched the ground because he is MADE for cuddling-he's a big, fur covered, purring meat loaf. (And I do mean BIG, he dwarfs my 14 1/2 pound cat).

One of the vet techs CRIED when they took him out to bring him to me. They all just love him.

So, that's my saga. I'm a sucker. I slept with him in my sewing room on my daybed last night-he likes to have a paw held while he sleeps. His paws together cover my entire palm. They think he's part Bengal and part Siamese-he definitely sounds Siamese and he's too chunky to be a pure Bengal.

But he's lovely, affectionate and sturdy enough that the offspring can cart him around like a sack of potatoes-Buddy likes nothing better than to be carted around like a sack of potatoes, actually. Zoe, the next size down, is getting a bit old and brittle for that sort of thing, and Yoda, the smallest one at 10 1/2 pounds, is too high strung. I'm hoping this gives Yoda someone to play with and my son a cat of his own. (though I'm awfully fond of the big ol' thang myself!)

Diet Calendar Entry for 27 March 2014:
1326 kcal Fat: 47.04g | Prot: 80.97g | Carb: 142.67g.   Lunch: P.F. Chang's Sesame Chicken, Fried Rice, Hot and Sour Soup. Dinner: Skinless Chicken Breast, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - Deluxe Four Cheese, Cooked Broccoli (Fat Not Added in Cooking). Snacks/Other: Meijer Butter Braids Pretzels, Jason's Deli Cucumber Slices, Mission Fajita Grande Flour Tortillas, Italian Salad Dressing, Roma Tomatoes, Baby Spinach, Hummus, Carrots, Deli Turkey or Chicken Breast Meat. more...
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Awww .. good for you. And good for your DH admitting he too wanted the baby. Pics! We need PICS!! 
27 Mar 14 by member: FullaBella
I'll see if I can figure out how to do it! LOL-if his name wasn't already firmly established as Buddy, we probably would have named him Whopper, because he's HUGE! 
27 Mar 14 by member: CollyMP
You could keep 'buddy' as his 'you're in trouble' name and call him Whopper. I only use Mushy's real name to get her absolute attention; she comes to anything. I've never known a cat to come on command, period.  
28 Mar 14 by member: FullaBella
Really? Two of mine will come when called, and the third will usually at least turn and look at you. I always seem to have the nicest and most personable cats, though-don't know if it's that I choose well or I'm simply good with cats. Buddy and Yoda both come trotting when you call them, Zoe sometimes comes, but will always turn and listen and look. I've got it on video, in fact. LOL-the spousal unit is calling Buddy "Budreaux", and it seems to fit. Everyone has gotten over being hissy, for the most part, and cats are freely roaming the house. A really easy transition, very nice! About to have some pasta and meat sauce, with a big salad, for dinner, and I didn't even have to cook it! Made the salads earlier and the husband who can generally be counted on to pick up a hint got right on with making the rest. Gotta love that man! 
29 Mar 14 by member: CollyMP

     
 

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