The first 4 shots are of Spot, on the left (17 lbs) and Ozzie, on the right (19lbs). These two are my first kitties and are “kind of” rescues. My sister found their mother nearly starved to death 10 years ago and nursed her back to health only to have her present her with these two big boys shortly afterwards. I couldn’t split up the pair so we brought them both home.
The next two fur balls we brought home from the shelter 2 years ago. Bob is the black one and has no tail…. hence the name. He had a very sad beginning to his life. He apparently had crawled up in an engine block for warmth and got pretty mangled up when the car owner started his car back up. Along with having his tail amputated, he also has club feet which will always bear the scars of his accident. Trax is the grey one and was found nearly starved along the train tracks…. hence his name. When we got him he weighed 4.5 lbs. He has managed to double his weight but is still quite a boney boy.
Callie is our only female. She showed up on our porch the beginning of last winter. She was in need of some regular feeding and warm shelter. So I made her a covered bed…. a crate covered with and full of old blankets and towels…added a warming pad. We were willing to see if we could just nurture her as an outside cat. All was going fine until about 2 weeks later she showed up with a badly swollen leg. Something had bitten her badly at the knee. It still took us a few days before we could capture her but off to the vet she went and then….that’s right…..in the house with the boys. A year later and she is just one of the pack. Callie has been featured before in her condo (previous post) and in “Decorating with Cats”.
And, last but not least is Solomon, my stepson brought him home from law school when a fellow law student got tired of him and was looking to give him away….how sad. He originally had been rescued from a shelter…so this cat has been around. I know he is obese(24 lbs) but because of his previous lives I simply cannot keep him away from food. If another cat doesn’t clean his bowl, Solomon is there. If the dog doesn’t clean her bowl, Solomon is there. It takes constant vigilance. Solomon is on a special diet now but he still is not losing weight. I think he may have an emergency stash somewhere!!
We definitely are on kitty overload and I pray no other stray finds us for awhile but I’d not give one of them up 🙂 “Yes, My name is Rosie and I am a crazy cat lady.”