SoCS: All or Nothing

I am glad I am sharing life with Mitchell…
We have kittens for our anniversary present to ourselves,
and it is not quite what we anticipated.
We imagined they’d be in the bathroom for a couple days,
then be able to be  introduced to Sammy, their guide to life-in-the-studio
(and to drive him crazy and keep him young — or wait, was that us?).
Nope.  They have a host of issues which the foster mom (grrrrr) did not disclose.
Massive explosive runs!  BOOM!
She taught them to pee on paper  (AAACK! what was she thinking???)
Urinary track infection
(feeding them tuna fish didn’t help, stupid stupid stupid foster mom).
Ringworm is the worst of them, and so three weeks they are to be quarantined.
Fortunately, I had almost cleared a room for a large project in the studio,
and it doesn’t start for a couple of weeks, so they are out of the bathroom
and into their very own 300sf room with a view!

What do people do when you express a modicum of displeasure about
the many non-disclosed issues?  Offer to take them back

Nope, we are ALL OR NOTHING
people when it comes to loving.

We love them, we’ve bonded with them, and we’ve paid for their issues,
set up their space, and so, there you are, we have to deal with their STUFF.
And that is okay.  Mitchell said this morning,
“Perhaps, with the peeing outside the litterbox, it is a good thing they needed to be quarantined.  Kept this from happening in our offices.”
Looking on the bright side is my cheery husband’s disposition,
and I give thanks for that as well today.
Some people would be cranky, but we both adjusted to this turn fast.
We have shifts now, Him in the morning, him doing morning clean up and meds.
Me in the afternoon, exhausting with play and doing afternoon cleanup.
I have and old chair that I am going to paint and that is going into the room
with the plastic step-stool so we can both go in for the evening shift for
cuddles and the third round of medicine and cleanup.

Oh, and there will be kitten photos from time to time.
So sorry you have to deal with that!

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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21 Responses to SoCS: All or Nothing

  1. Have dealt with all of the mentioned ailments. Scooped “cat cookies” for months with one pair of kittens and the quarantine of another cat for ringworm seemed to go on forever. But we love em anyway.

  2. bikerchick57 says:

    Katie, you don’t have to apologize to me for kitten photos. I love them, so keep it coming girlfriend! It appears that foster kitty mom should not be a foster kitty mom…or needs some training. Why would you teach a cat to pee on paper and then not disclose health issues? Seriously?

    I see that you haven’t named those two yet. Could I suggest “Puddles” and “Zoom?”

    What do you think?


  3. John Holton says:

    Very cute pictures! Almost makes me want to adopt a couple more, except we decided when this bunch goes, that’s it.

  4. loisajay says:

    Oh, darn. Kitten photos…. 🙂 Bring ’em, Kate!

  5. joey says:

    Oh no, not kitten photos! 😛 Labors of love are best done with all.

  6. Sharukh Bamboat says:


  7. macjam47 says:

    Katie, they are so lucky to have you. Many would have abandoned them or given them back. They are cuties.

  8. LindaGHill says:

    Awww, so cute! I had similar issues (and a $2,000 vet bill) with my puppy, so I know where you’re coming from.

  9. susanissima says:

    Darling kitties. Good for you two for hanging in there. ❤

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