Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meet Snowie

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After most everyone commenting on the welfare of Snowie yesterday I thought maybe you might like to get to know him a little better. It looks as if he is going to be around for many years to come, thankfully. The vet said he has a horrible ear infection of unknown origin. Might be bacterial and she's running tests. The bad part is she believes it has also ruptured his eardrum and there is nothing we can do about that. He was the best little cat yesterday. We do own a pet carrier but Snowie doesn't mind traveling at all. In fact he has actually gone out on the truck with Trucker a time or two. But to be on the safe side I wrapped him like a taco in a clean towel. When we got there I carried him inside and they immediatly placed he and I into a room. Only because he was not in a carrier. Faster service this way as well. LOL. When the vet came in to examine him I wasn't even aware of what I was doing till she said "Do you always rock and spoil him?" Since I was holding him in my arms and he was wrapped like a baby I was automatically sitting there rocking to him and cooing like he was a baby!! Not even concious of my actions I had even been singing to him she said. Now that's bad on my part. She gave me some special ear drops she prepared herself, and two kinds of antibiotics to give him. I am to bring him back in 7-10 days for a recheck. He's not one problem to medicate.

She set about examining him. She figured she would have to sedate him to clean his ear but amazingly he just lay there on the table (without his taco wrapping) and let her. The vet couldn't get over how good he was for this. I told her he was one of kind. The most gentle little kitty we have ever had.

You see Snowie came to be with us one day in the spring three years ago. Right after Trucker and I were married. He actually belonged to the elderly lady across the street. Her mamma cat had had a litter of 5. We noticed them each evening when we went for a walk around our neighborhood. She had told us we could have all of them but we had plenty of cats running around and didn't need more. One night it rained so hard it washed lots of things away. I remember this well. That next day while out walking we passed her house and we noticed Snowie. He was all alone standing next to a drainage ditch on the side of the street. He might have been all of 6 weeks old at that time. When we got to him he was staring down into the culvert. All of his little family had drowned that night in the rainstorm and had washed into the culvert. I don't know what kept that from happening to him but we decided then and there he needed love. And lots of it. He must have been a strong little kitty. So we gathered him into our arms and carried him home with us. Where he has been ever since.

Snowie loves to party. Here he is getting ready for Mardi Gras.

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He is also one of the smartest cats around. He studies hard to earn this title.

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You can often find him daydreaming and warming in the sun.

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He loves to play hide and seek and scare you by jumping out of boxes too.

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He sleeps in strange places. Motel Skillet was one of his favorite's to hang out in.

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One of his favorite hobbies is "dumpster/trash diving".

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He's also quite the painter as well. Another one of his vast hobbies.

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He hosts one of the most popular shows on "Animal Planet" called "What Not To Wear Kitties"

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Snowie is a well rounded cat as you can all see.






10 comments:

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Awwwww........what a cutie-pie. I lover her little frock :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Grandma J said...

I'm so glad Snowie is on the mend. What a gentle little guy he is.

Mental P Mama said...

What a special guy! I am glad he is going to be okay. I was so worried about him.

Snooty Primadona said...

OMG! Great post and I'm totally in love with Snowie! What is it about all white cats? All the others I've known are just as placid as Snowie. I'm so glad he's okay and I loved the story about how you got him.

I had to take our tuxedo cat Trouble to the vet Saturday and she yowled all the way there & back, in the car, which really stresses me out. Now, it turns out she has what the vet called *crawly, itchy skin disease*. WTF? And, she won't let me give her the steroid pills that will help her. So, I tried hiding it in a little ball of American cheese, which worked the first 2 times. Now? Forget about it. She just wants to hurt me, lol.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

What a cool cat!

Living on the Spit said...

Those photos of Snowie really made me feel lots better!!!

He is soooooo adorable and a really smart kitty.

Country Girl said...

Oh, my gosh! What a beautiful cat! And what a story about the rain and the culvert. Hope the little ear problem gets much better and quickly.

Gail said...

Sweet kittie. Sad but sweet story with a happy ending, I always like happy endings.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

OMG! I L O V E Snowie!!!
I use to have a white cat, Boscoe!
He was the VERY BEST CAT! He passed 10 years ago. I still have one of his pictures framed in our living room!
You are a VERY GOOD HEARTED Person!!! LUCKY Snowie!!

Caution Flag said...

He really is a doll! I never knew cats could get ear infections. Poor baby :) Get better fast, Snowie!