One year ago today I brought Chloe home from the hospital. I remember holding her thinking, “I had no idea you could love someone so much.” As I put her to bed tonight, I was thinking the same thing again. I am so lucky to have such a beautiful young girl in my life.
Monthly Archives: May 2009
We have a stray cat that likes to hang around our house. Yes, we fed it once and so it is our fault she has taken a liking to us. But see, this cat isn’t your normal stray cat…. It’s a zombie.
First, this cat has had around 12 or 13 litters of kittens since we moved in here. Ok, I’m exaggerating, but not by much. Let’s just say she gets around. She’s the neighborhood tom cats’ favorite. During her 3-4 litters of kittens she’s had, we have only seen 2 of these kittens. I’ll come back to this.
Like your typical neighborhood stanky slut, this cat is ugly. She’s always dirty, has something wrong with her, and we have pretty much thought she was near death for the last year. But somehow she keeps on truckin’. (Yes, I had a better word picked out to finish the previous sentence but decided against it.)
Recently she had her last litter of kittens and we didn’t see her for a good week. We were certain she didn’t make it through the birthin’, how wrong we were. She shows up at our house looks like she had pretty much had her head ran over, split in half, eyes matted together, mouth wouldn’t open, skin and bones and her hair looked like she had been mud wrestling. It was so bad we started calling vets to see how much they would charge just to put her down. We hated to see the poor cat suffer. The vets were going to charge us close to $100, so we tried nursing her back to heath.
First, Mitchell fed her syringes of baby cereal and formula, he cleaned out her eyes with saline and put neosporin on her head. He continued doing this until she could open her mouth enough to eat on her own.
This morning, the cat looks almost back to normal.
Up until a few weeks ago, we have always just called the cat “Kitty”. Since coming back from the dead for the up-teenth time, we have stared calling her Zombie Cat. We are pretty sure she died months ago. She come back as a zombie kitty to keep whoring around the neighborhood. She has kittens just to eat their brains to survive.
Below is a photo of her taken today. I should have taken a picture a few weeks ago to really show how near dead this cat was.