Today, my little Julie boy has to go to get a tumor removed from the base of his tail. He’ll be okay, but like any mom of fur babies I’m a little worried.
So, this is a post about my kitties. I’m going to miss them like crazy when I’m gone, and I hope they’re not too heartbroken while I’m gone either.
Mood music: Growltiger’s Last Stand from the musical Cats. I was obsessed with this musical as a kid and this is my favorite song from it.
I have two rather large cats, a brother and sister pair named Rikki and Julian. If you can guess what show their names come from, points for you. I adopted them from Animal Ark shelter in Hastings, MN and I truly believed they picked me. When I met them for the first time, they crawled into my lap and started purring like crazy. I knew then that they were the cats for me.
This is Rikki! I also call her Rikkle Bikkle, Rik Bik, Rackle Backle, and large gorl. She is a tabby girl who loves to luxuriate in the sun, sleep under the bed, and play with her feather toy. She also loves scritches behind the ears and under the chin, but don’t touch her belly! She will bite. My little baby girl is super talkative and loves to have her opinions known- mostly related to food. She can’t be trusted around plastic bags since she tries to eat them. My boyfriend is her favorite person, and she’s a little selective about how she hangs out with, in contrast to her brother. At night, she loves to plop down next to me and steal 90% of the bed. Surprising how something so small can take up so much space. She also loves the top level of the cat condo, where she can look out of the balcony window and observe her domain (and the dogs in the dog park below). She’s a mighty hunter and has killed a couple flies before, and wants to get a chance to take down those birds she sees outside. Don’t worry, she only gets supervised balcony time, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t dream about it.
This is Julian! He’s also known as fat lump, Julie Wooly, Julie Peets, and Peety Wheety. He’s a rather plump kitty who loves his mother more than anything else besides his meals. He is obsessed with me. He’s my shadow. Anywhere I go, Julian follows. He loves to lay in laps, in the sun, and receive lavish attention. His favorite toy is a stuffed lobster and he gets vicious if you try to take it from him. Eating is his favorite. He screams constantly from 5-7 PM while waiting for dinner time. He snuggles up to me whenever I’m sitting down. Usually, you’ll find Julian in my lap and Rikki in my boyfriend’s lap. Every night, Julian curls up in my arms to sleep…and then tries to steal my pillow. Julian has never met a stranger! He loves absolutely everyone he meets. My boyfriend’s uncle, random strangers from the apartment building, the woman who came to change my air filter…anyone who will give him pets. He’s a snuggle bug. He’s just a large, soft boy looking for love.
Those are my kitties! When I go to Moldova, I’ll probably talk about them nonstop. Sorry, I just love them so much.