Thursday, April 10, 2008

TT


I went to the doctor and found out that I was half-right about what was going on. I did get a virus and an allergy attack at the same time two weeks ago. I thought that the allergies had calmed down and the virus was hanging on, but it was the opposite. In fighting off the virus, my immune system got really aggressive with the allergy, so the symptoms were much worse than usual. I got a nose spray and instructions to take my allergy medicine every day for the next two weeks. I think it's working. I am already beginning to feel better.

TT looks a bit miffed here, but it was the best picture I could find of her face. She doesn't like the flashy box and often has her eyes closed in photos. I love the way her green eyes contrast with her ruddy fur. TT shows every sign of being a purebred ruddy Abyssinian, but someone dumped her in the parking lot of a mall all the same. She shows some signs of having been abused before being dumped. She really hates to have her paws touched, she runs from any sudden movement and tall people, especially men, scare her half to death. She has had a rough time getting used to her new Dad, who is a tall man, but she is making progress. She eats Stinky Goodness instead of the crunchy food that Shadow and Molly prefer, mostly because she is missing most of her back teeth and had a hard time chewing it. She was also yakking it up quite a bit. TT's new Mom found her in the parking lot and TT was very friendly, so she took her home. TT lived in the bathroom until she could be checked out by the vet and until Molly and Shadow could get used to her a bit. She did have ear mites, but was otherwise in fairly good shape. The vet figured she was about 10 years old when she was found. Shadow and TT got along pretty well from the beginning, but Molly didn't like the new kitty. Molly and TT have some arguments about who is the Alpha cat, while Shadow just watches. It was never very serious and has quieted down quite a bit.

When she first moved in, TT couldn't figure out at all why the other two cats got so excited when the catnip came out. She would watch the other two sniff it, eat it and roll around with some bemusement. Last November, TT came over to sniff the catnip for the first time. The smell spooked her at first and she ran and jumped up on the bed. Her Mom brought the nip container over to the bed and let TT really get into it. TT soon discovered why the other cats like nip so much and now she is always right there with them for nip time. TT's favorite human is her Mom. She will knead on her and sleep next to her and sit in her lap. TT loves to sit in her Mom's lap at dinner and hope for bites. She usually gets them, too. TT gives her Mom hugs by putting an arm on each side of her Mom's neck, then bringing her face in really close and purring. TT does have one habit that dismays her Mom a bit. When TT gets some really good Stinky Goodness, she eats it too fast, then yaks. TT is also very particular about what kind of litter she will use. If she doesn't like the litter, she won't use the box. Mom learned really fast not to mess around with the litter.

There is a ruddy Abyssinian called TT.
She loves her Mom as much as can be.
She gives her hugs
To make up for the rugs
On which she yaks with abandon, does fast-eating TT.

18 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, Karen Jo. That's a great limerick for TT! :)

Parker said...

We love TT! She is always very sweet. I am so sad that she had a rough life before she found her forever home!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Hooray for feeling better, Karen Jo!

Poor little TT. We're very glad she has a nice forever home now. Yaking is yucky, though!

Daisy said...

I am glad you're starting to feel better!

That's a good limerick for TT. I like her a lot!

Boy said...

Gwad that you're wecovewing Kawen Jo! TT sounds a wonderful kitty. Good that she found out about NIP!!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I hope you start to feel better Karen Jo. That was lovely to meet TT--we haven't met her before!

Tybalt said...

What a great limerick! I love TT. She's a very sweet kitty.

I'm glad you are starting to feel better, Karen Jo. I'm purring for you!

Tybalt said...

What a great limerick! I love TT. She's a very sweet kitty.

I'm glad you are starting to feel better, Karen Jo. I'm purring for you!

TT said...

Oh Karen Jo, I do hopes you get wells soon. Being sicks is nots fun!

Thank yous for my limerick, I thinks you has a wonderful talents for writing.

PB & J said...

We're glad you're on the road to recovery KarenJo!

That's a great limerick for TT - she sounds like a cool cat!

Ana said...

Great you are feeling better! Hope you will be 100% soon again. Lovely limerick for TT!

Mickey said...

Super limmerick for TT.She is my friend and is a mighty fine cat :)

I an so happy you are finally feeling better!! Purrs for you ;)

Purrs Mickey

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That is a nice limerick and TT seems very cute and special!

Moki said...

Yah a new limerick! We are so glad to see that you are feeling better!

-d ma said...

Glad u are feeling better.

TT is quite stunning looking...

The Devil Dog said...

That is a great limerick. Mom thinks her eyes are really cool. Glad you got some medicine to make you feel better. Mom is seeing the doctor tomorrow morning because she still has the itchies from October.

Roxy

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear Karen Joe,

We iz all glad to hear dat you iz feelin' better. It iz furry important to be healthy & we iz glad dat you iz on da mend.
Dat nice red cat wit da green eyez iz furry purrty & we iz glad dat she gots such a good home.

Love,
Dr Tweety

The Cat Realm said...

What a character! We love her. And the limerick!!!!