Tater is no longer with us - this is him napping on the human's lunch bag the day before he was killed in may, 2012. i'll spare you the details, but it was instant and he didn't suffer.
Tater had a dog named Ash. Ash used to belong to the human but when Tater moved in, Ash changed loyalties. Ash got really sick in october 2011 but with a lot of medication and laser therapy he did pretty well... for a dog. Unfortunately he succumbed to advanced age and liver failure in april 2013.
here's Ash taking Tater for a walk (Tinker was Tater's real name - his name had been changed in the rescue program due to abandonment by the ex of his former owner)
JD came to live with us for a while when his mom was taking care of very ill family but he's gone home now and everyone here is happier for it. JD is handsome to be sure, but he's a jerk and i had to put him in his place more than once.
JD was a real asshole to Widget, who had to wear the cone of shame after JD beat him up. We all laughed at Widget and he got pretty mad.
another human lived here for a while and she brought Tater's brother, Boomer. When she left, Boomer stayed here. he's a poopyhead and gets special treats twice a day after mom pokes him with a needle. apparently he has to have something called insulin twice a day so he can't get out of my house until his mom finishes college or he'd miss too many needles. Boomer beats up on Widget a lot. I feel so bad about it that i haven't been beating up Widget lately at all.
Boomer's also really weird. he's super fat and likes to sleep in the bathtub, the sink, the shower and this week he even tried getting all the way in the fancy water fountain. mom had to take away the water fountain so we're all upset with Boomer for spoiling that.
he's also a pig and a thief!
Hugh thinks Boomer is great and likes to use him as a bed. Hugh still hasn't figured out social skills like personal space and dignity.
he sits on the new sofa funny too.
But he did learn to catch live voles and baby bunnies this year, so that's an improvement on his feline qualifications
then we had a THIRD human for a while and i just couldn't get any peace around the place. all the good beds to nap on were taken and i didn't get to sleep in the orange chair for months. they are all gone now and it's just me and mom. oh, and Widget, Hugh and Boomer if you must count them.
right now i'm REALLY bored and pissed off, so i finally have time to catch you up on things.
mom's got me locked in the guest room and she did something to the door so even when i turn the knob, it won't open. she has some secret human thing that i haven't figured out yet. when i do, i'll be out of here and back in charge of the house, as i should be.
not sure how far that will get me though, since she SHUT THE CAT DOOR on monday.
apparently we are all stuck inside but i don't know why. i've been to the vet a LOT lately and it might be related to that. tuesday i had to go to the vet and i don't know what happened because i'm missing a few hours of my memory but now i have a shaved leg that hurts and itches furiously and i have to wear some sort of inflatable neck ruff.
fortunately mom brought in my favorite bed from the other room and she's been sleeping in here so i can bite her all night. it's how she knows i am not amused by this turn of events.
all i know is when i try to get the aforementioned ruff off, she says we have to wait for something called a biopsy result and that i should keep practicing using the ramp she set up to get on the bed.
it got a lot better when mom attached a fuzzy rug to it for traction
i can't wait to get out of here, Hugh's forehead probably needs a good cleaning by now and i can't imagine one of the boys doing it for him