Wednesday, April 28, 2010

04.28.10 [daily photo]

Following on yesterday's post about our L'il Talker, another thing that never fails to make Kaesea meow: being picked up.

If the startled noise is a "merp," the picked-up noise is a definite "Maowww!" as demonstrated by this photo:


Poor thang. But we just can't help but want to pick up all of that fluffy cuteness and snuggle it, sooo... there are more maowwws in Kaesea's future. Sorry, Kaes.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

04.27.10 [daily photo]


One of Kaesea's many nicknames is "L'il Talker." Because, well, Kaesea is a very talkative cat. One thing that never fails to get a "merp!" out of him is to startle him by petting him when he's not expecting it.

This photo shows Bill going in for the stealth pet and Kaesea's response: "Merp!"

Monday, April 26, 2010

04.26.10 [daily photo]


Mr. Fluffs sez: Who the hell are you calling "Mr. Fluffs?"

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

04.24.10 [daily photo]


In true Kaesea form, when I put my laundry on the bed for folding, he lay right down on it.

Kaesea sez: What? I'm just keeping it warm for you here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

04.17.10 [daily photo]


Kaesea sez: "Get yer own darned copy."

Friday, April 16, 2010

04.16.10 [daily photo]



Kaesea sez: "How much do I weigh?"

About 11.6 lbs this morning. Amazing.
Way to go, Kaesea!

One rough year

One year ago today -- April 16, 2009 -- we took Kaesea to the hospital. He ended up staying there for a very long 11 days. During that time, our lives basically stood still while we watched his blood levels, learned the ins and outs of a 24 hour veterinary clinic, and hoped for the best.

Fortunately, I work for an amazing company that forgave my dropping out of work for over a week in order to spend time at the hospital with my cat. Grateful? I cannot begin to describe it.

During his time in the hospital, we were told that Kaesea had cancer. After 11 days, we stole away in the night to come home and try to get Kaesea to heal and... it worked. He has, over the course of one long, hectic year gotten better.

Miraculously.

It has not always been ups -- there have been many downs this year. In November, I really thought we were going to lose him. But since then, he has rallied and now here we are.

Thank you again and again to everyone who has stuck it out with us. During the course of the past year, I never thought I would write a post saying, "One year later, we have our cat back." And yet... here it is. Wonders never cease.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

04.14.10 [daily photo]




Love this shot -- see my post about goals here to see how he's... well... made it.

Who knew he was such a little competitor: he checked out the "goal" photo and said, "Okay. Done. Just give me a year." And here we are, almost 1 year later. Goal: done.

I can hardly believe it still. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Until it does, I'm happy to have my super fluffy happy kitty. Yay.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

04.13.10 [daily photo]

Brothers

As this is Kaesea's blog, I don't often post about his brothers, but, although he denies it, he does have two: Ben and Biscuit.

Ben is a very sweet lab/rottie mix who is terrified of Kaesea. This works out fine, because Kaesea hates him and avoids him like the plague.

Biscuit is a little terror -- an orange and white tabby perma-kitten who cannot be contained. His favorite pastime is to beat up on Kaesea. As you'd expect, Kaesea hates him, too.

Since Kaesea got sick, we have kept him separated from his brothers, but when we're all home, we let them all get together with supervision. Here's a rare shot of the whole furry family:



This is such a perfect shot of all of their personalities...

Kaesea: If I ignore you two, you aren't really here.
Biscuit: Hey, I like this pillow! This is just for me, right? Great!
Ben: Did you want me to sit here? Right here? Just like this? Ok!

Monday, April 12, 2010

04.12.10 [daily photo]



The very definition of "fat and happy." Heh.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

04.11.10 [daily photo]



Bill was preparing ahi tuna for Kaesea when this photo was taken.

Think Kaesea was interested?

04.10.10 [daily photo]

Friday, April 9, 2010

04.09.10 [daily photo]


Kaesea sez: "Here. Let me show you why they call me 'Fluffy paws...'"

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

04.03.10 [daily photo]


Kaesea still loves his rubber rings. (As originally described here and shown in another post here.)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010