Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wait, did you say four cats?

Yes, I did.

Did you catch that reference in my last post?

I never intended to take cat ownership to this level, but don't judge until you've scrolled through all the adorable pictures.

Meet TJ. He came to us as a foster while he was recovering from surgery.

He had a procedure called femoral head ostectomy, or FHO. You may have heard of it, as it is a fairly common treatment in dogs and is used to treat a congenital condition called hip dysplasia. In TJ’s case, his injury was caused by an unknown trauma.

His surgery was successful and we brought him home for a few weeks to recuperate. I had to perform physical therapy on him several times a day, gently extending and contracting his back leg. Though he clearly didn’t enjoy the therapy, he tolerated it amazingly well. He is a gentle, sweet, inquisitive cat and it didn’t take long for him to work his way into our hearts.

I mean, seriously, look at him. How could anyone say no?

Caring for four cats at once can be challenging. However, I worked hard to get them on the same napping schedule, which helped immensely.

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting on average about once a month. This has nothing to do with writer's block and everything to do with a lack of time. However, we were hit with a big winter storm yesterday that dumped 12 inches of snow on us, giving us two snow days in a row.

I have used my found time to write three posts – two for Wanderlust and one for a parenting website. That’s one post every 4 inches. I understand another storm system is headed our way. I am forecasting increased posting through the end of winter.

Also cancelled due to snow was my ex-husband's sentencing, which was scheduled for yesterday morning. It was originally set for August of last year, then continued to October, then November, then January, then February, and now to an as-yet-unknown date. I'm wondering if it's possible for it to be continued indefinitely. That way, if he gets sentenced to five years in a hearing ten years from now, he could just take the additional time served as credit against future incarceration.

Works for me.


  1. Wouldn't be without our cats for all their infuriating superior nature and looks of outrage when we inevitable fail them by not living up to their feline perfection...

    1. We are mere mortals. We can never expect to live up to their expectations.

  2. We would like another cat - but we know that Monika would have a nervous collapse.

    1. Maybe she would learn to love it. After some initial turf wars, TJ and Buster have become the best of friends. They're inseparable.

  3. hi, just found you via 4kids,20suitcases and a beagle (gosh thats even a big name to remember let alone the actual suitcases) just having a look around those good people that commented on her post. I'd rather read the good people. xx

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm with you, I'd rather read the friendlies!


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