Thursday, June 12, 2008

Oh Yeah, That's The Spot! An Elvis Update :)

"People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life."


Me: Hey Elvis, what do you call a person who steals cats?

Elvis: I don't know mommy, what do you call a person who steals cats?

Me: Glad you asked Elvis, you would call them a purrr-snatcher! LOL

Elvis: Uh Huh.

Me: Hey Elvis!

Elvis: Yes Mommy?

Me: Why did the kid try to feed pennies to the cat?

Elvis: I don't know, why?

Me: Because his mother told him to put the pennies in the kitty!

Elvis: (Rolling his eyes) Oh brother!

My cat Elvis puts up with a lot from me, he is especially patient with me when I tell him silly cat jokes! LOL. He and I have a ton of fun together, our most recent fun has come from a snippet of colorful ribbon, which he loves to chase and catch. He also received a brand new squeaky mouse from his daddy this past week, and we are enjoying that as well. I have attached it to the ring on my desk drawer, and several times a day Elvis tries to pull it away for some chewy fun. Unfortunately, it tends to snap back, but that's ok with my boy, he enjoys a good challenge! :)

Elvis had his second dose of chemotherapy last Thursday, and all seems to be going well. He is eating his meals, and is more playful now then he has been in months. When he was first diagnosed, he was so wee and weak, but he has perked up and is such a joy! Something even more encouraging has been happening the last week or so, he is now back to climbing up on the bed to sleep with us at night again. When he wasn't feeling well, he would isolate himself. That broke my heart. I am afraid I don't sleep as well without that little bundle at my feet watching over me. :)

It's difficult to remember sometimes that he is dying. I know about all the realities, but he is such a good cat. So funny, so happy, so sweet. I don't know if it is particualry helpful to dwell on things when he is enjoying life so much right now. That inevitable day will be here soon enough. Right now the three of us are embracing life. We do a lot of laughing. I think that makes all of us a little healthier. :) I am so thankful to Dr. B and his staff for making this time as positive as possible. I know I am living the miracle I hoped for right now, with Elvis, each time I hear his happy little giggle.

So tell me, does your cat giggle? What is the quirkiest habit your pet has? If you would like to read more cat jokes, just click the link below! :)

Cat Jokes

"Oh Yeah, That's The Spot"
Berkeley, California
June 12th, 2008


Suzanne R said...

Cute pic of adorable Elvis! I'm glad he is doing so much better.

Each of my cats has so many quirks that it's difficult to list them, but probably the one I notice most is Silver's desire to be on my lap a lot during the day, and the way he "begs" me to sit down by meowing at me until I do. None of my cats giggle, though. ;-)


Steven said...

Thanks for the update on Elvis kitty! I was worried.

Pickle cat has his funny quirks. He thanks me for a meal with a chirps. Sounds like a meow with a mouthful!

IndigoSunMoon said...

With everything that's been happening with Susan, I didn't know about Elvis being sick. Gosh, I know how much you and Alan love that little guy! I'm so glad to hear he is acting more like his old self, and the photo is just precious! cat Hoss who is fat as a pig, and has "man boobs" will follow me through every room in this house if his cat food dispenser gets within one inch of being empty. He simply cannot take a chance on missing a meal! Ha!
Love you!

DesLily said...

awww.. so glad Elvis is doing well with his treatment!!

Janet said...

awww, (((Carly)))

I don't have cats anymore, not since Molly left us. Now it's the dogs, Max & Wolf.

Max's quirkiest habit would have to be he loves to lick the leather recliner. Whenever I catch him at it, I tell him to stop, because there MUST be chemicals in it that are bad for him...but he loves to do it!

Wolf's quirkiest habit is...well, he had many...he's a shiba inu and they are the king of quirks! His cutest one lately is when he finds JUST the right patch of grass when we're out on a walk...he flings himself down and rolls and rolls and rolls, feet up in the air and a big doggie smile on his face :-)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I'm glad he's doing better for now. It makes this precious time much better for everyone (and believe me, I know this from experience!).