Look at that face. Adorable, elegant, lovingly demanding. Let us step back to Hime’s first Christmas with the family.
There she is. A delicate little flower.
Brother Odoriki had the kitty snuffles when he was adopted, hence the booger snout. Hime was just naturally perfect. Or so I thought. So, on Christmas Day, Hime demonstrated she had a tender stomach. And a bad case of the runs. Worse, she was intimidated by the litterbox. And shadows, slight motions, a slight breeze. She was a complete coward about everything and still is Queen Jitters. After the 3rd cleanup of a poop spill outside the low box, I was determined that this time, I’d wait patiently and just help her keep her tiny butt in the giant litterbox.
This, of course, did not go well. It’s Christmas morning, I’ve been cleaning all week and the result of my frustrated attempt at kitten corralling was… a tiny white projectile spraying liquid shit across the linoleum, the carpeted downstairs, up the stairs and under the sofa.
I really wanted to cry. My lovely quiet Christmas was a fetid, poop garlanded mess. My housemate came down to see what the hubbub was about and managed to pin Herself. We looked at each other and just burst out laughing. Finally, after capturing the little biological weapon, I called my friend’s dad, who’s a large animal vet as well as the head of an NGO that teaches about zoonosis & husbandry in African countries, and drove her over for a Christmas freebie checkup. We cleaned EVERYTHING, including her butt and put her on very simple food for a day or so. The rest of Christmas was lovely, since she forgave her humans for daring to pen her and get her muddbutt checked out.
Yes, I was still finding little poop spots days later. But I feel very loved. Merry Not Stinky Christmas!
Wow! Gorgeous pictures, and I’m glad all of that is in the past =)
@AJ: Oh, since you asked. This is the story I wrote. https://medium.com/@adeledazeem/ostium-door-87-13f1d2a226c9
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Oh dear! Merry Xmas, Hime & Rue!
Merry Christmas, Rue and kitties. So far no barf at chez opiejeanne’s, and that’s a great start to the day.
“Really nice Les Paul. If I knocked it over, I could pee on it…………………………”
I haven’t been owned by a kitten for decades, but my friends tell me it’s always the long haired ones with the poop issues.
@ruemara: Ah, ty!
Just peeked at the beginning and excited to dive in.
Hope your day is going well.
Mike in NC
We just visited friends down the street who proudly showed off a new “Trump Toilet Brush” they got for Christmas as a gag gift. Didn’t get a picture but a quick Google search brought up several versions of the thing, which will definitely “Make Your Toilet Great Again (believe me)”! Maybe now they won’t have to flush 10 or 15 times.
@debbie: Especially when they’re young. They STANK.
Very cute cats.
I guess the furball knew about the War on Christmas.
Dupe comment when I was having comment posting issues =/
So my daughters got together & made me a Christmas present. I watch it & weep a bit & watch it again. I’ll share it here before I run out on the street & start sharing with passing strangers. I’m that proud. Their accompanist is my son in law.
@Gelfling 545: That is perfectly splendid and somebody needs to do the behind the scenes back office stuff for copyright etc.
@Gelfling 545: wonderful.
@Gelfling 545: Just beautiful. You have to be so proud!
@Mike in NC: Our kids gave us the Trump toilet brush last year. I wonder what our cleaning ladies think of it.
@Gelfling 545: That is a wonderful gift. They have lovely voices, and your son-in-law is very talented.
Do you know where all of the scenery is located?
Ah, this post makes me want to dig up the tales of Cole’s ShitMas.
(I’ve lurked forever but never comment. Hello all!)
Someone posted a link to it within the last few days.
Is that a Black Beauty?