Everyone on the Internet loves cats. It’s the only place people with allergies can enjoy them. And they do. And why not? Cats are smart, they’re independent and they’re super goofy. I really need to set up a Cat TV to show you what my cats do when I get home from work. They are incredibly funny, especially Molly, who greets me every morning with a new mess. Usually the same mess that I’ve cleaned up the day before, but she’s got a routine. Every night when I’m in bed sleeping, she proceeds to open cupboards and drawers in the kitchen, and then the drawers around my bed. Sometimes she even pulls all the clothes out of the drawers and gets inside to sleep. WTF, kitty?
Molly might have pancreatitis.
Molly hasn’t been keeping down food for awhile now. She’s sick every few days and in case you feel like throwing up, Boo eats her vomit. Ha! Sorry, I had to.
Anyway, the vet thinks she might have pancreatitis, or it could be a simple food allergy. $400 in blood work just happened but I love Molly’s vet so I have faith that he’ll fix her. If it really is pancreatitis, hopefully it’s manageable. Fortunately, she did improve a little bit when I cut out all seafood and gave her “sensitive stomach” food, so I’m hoping she just needs to go full on Hipster Cat (aka, grain free/organic/raw). So, results in a week. Cross your paws for her. xo
Your daily photos of Molly, my rescue cat.
Contrary to popular belief, I have two cats, not 25. Boo and Molly are their names. Look how adorable they are!
Boo is kind of a bad ass. I got him at 4 months old (we think) from a high-kill shelter. I’m surprised he survived his stay at the shelter, to be honest. He was so skiddish and couldn’t be touched when I got him. He was afraid of everything: hands, people, and being petted.
I love romantic comedies. It’s Sunday afternoon and I woke up with a pounding headache, so I snuggled up in my softest blanket and tried to nap with my kitten, Molly. Molly has been sleeping for the past hour and I got caught up in a romantic comedy that was on TV. Shall We Dance? is a rom-com with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
I’m a little teary eyed now.
[Spoiler Alert] The end of the movie is incredibly romantic. It ends with Richard Gere romancing his wife, played by Susan Sarandon. He dresses up in his dance clothes and brings a single red rose to her work and dances with her. I started crying. Sigh.
Which reminds me of another Richard Gere movie I love (all of them?!), Nights at Rodanthe. Yes, the Nicolas Sparks book turned film. I saw it in the theater with friends and sobbed my eyes out. I don’t think I’ve ever been the same, since that movie. I haven’t faced a ton of real tragedy in life, so movie tragedy has had to suffice, apparently.
My true favorite rom-com? You’ve Got Mail. Tom Hanks. Meg Ryan. Books. White twinkle lights. Sigh. It’s so romantic. I could watch it over and over. I’m that way with movies. I’m not a one-timer. I enjoy the 100th time watching a movie as much as the first.
So, do you like rom-com’s or do you despise them?
If any of you have cats, you know what I’m about to say. Cats are wonderful pets but they sure as hell don’t let you sleep in. I’m sure dogs are worse, but my cats are infamous for doing a 5-7 am sprint across my chest, over to the window, onto the nightstand, and around again. And as if it’s not bad enough to do all that, Molly will spend a good hour on the nightstand, knocking off literally everything until it’s either on the floor or the side of the bed where I always forget to look for it. Glasses, cell phone, etc. All gone by morning.
Right now, Boo and Molly are chillin’ on the floor, acting like they didn’t just wake me up out of a deep, much needed sleep. But the truth of the matter is, I never wake up this early on purpose and I’m not a huge fan of it.
Boo and Molly are both rescue cats, which means they were rescued from high-kill animal shelters. Boo was 4 months old when I adopted him last October. Molly was about 4 or 5 weeks old when she came home with me after being at Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. Although she was the tiniest thing in the world, Boo adopted her as his own. He mothered her and bathed her and all but carried her around in his mouth. I’m so glad I have two cats; however, the downside of having two cats is that they always play together. Even if that means they play at 6 am.
When they’re not being assholes, they’re ridiculously cute. I’m sure this is how parents feel about their children, who wake them up early.