once-ditten said: in a good way I hope?
My feelings about it are pretty mixed, I wish I didn’t have to move, even though I have reasons to. I definitely wouldn’t have done this if I were not moving with my sister. We’ll see how it goes.
This is the kitty that started hanging around my patio. I mentioned that he had some extensive scabbing, and I don’t know what caused it. He’s obviously a stray, between all of the little things I noticed, in addition to that all pets in the community I live in are required to wear a collar with tags.
At this point, I judge him to be between 6 and 9 months, he’s not neutered but he hasn’t started spraying. He’s still relatively small for a cat of his breed and his teeth are very clean and white. I’m no vet but I’ve had a lot of kitties.
Which brings me to this. I want to get him a checkup. I want to find out if those scabs are from a fight with another cat, fleas, or mange. He’s been hanging out with me for the last week and a half, and that’s without me offering him anything other than fresh water. No treats, no food, nothing but a few scritches and a little company.
Today he sat still long enough for me to give him a good lookover. The scabbing runs from his ears down to his stomach, there’s a lot between his shoulder blades but none down his back beyond that. No fleas, but that’s not to say he didn’t have them before. It’s harder to tell from the picture, but his right ear has a sore on it that hasn’t healed up quite yet. I think that’s where the other cat got a good swat on him.
He’s thin, but if he’s young it may just be from his growth spurt. His eyes are bright and shiny, and I can tell from when he yawns that his mouth is healthy (I haven’t seen him lick ANYTHING). He doesn’t scratch the patio, or my chair cushions. He hasn’t sprayed anything, and is generally extremely well behaved.
I don’t have much money, I bought a small box of friskies and a can of wet food. I gave him a small bowl of dry food and a quarter of the can of the wet stuff. Poor little guy ate like he was starving. I’ve had cats all my life and they always leave a little in the bowl for later, this guy ate it all up and then purred nonstop for a half hour while I sat out on the patio and read.
Since I don’t know how old he is, I don’t know how much he’s supposed to be eating, but I don’t want him getting sick from eating too much if he’s not used to it either. I’m going to fill his bowl with dry food in the morning, and give him another quarter of the can in the afternoon. I still want him to go after the rabbits eating my garden too…
I’m going to call the vet tomorrow and set up an appointment to get him checked up (and possibly neutered, they do it for free for low income families). I just don’t have enough for a proper checkup (why the scabs??) or to get him vaccinated or registered. Most websites I’ve checked state that a vet will do the checkup and shots for about $100, but it could go up to $200. But once he gets a clean bill of health, my roommate has agreed to let him be an indoor/outdoor kitty.
I’m going to call the vet and find out how much it will cost for a checkup and shots, but in the meantime if anyone wants to help out I’m not accepting donations but I am doing commissions. I want to give this kitty a good home, and the last week and a half that he’s been hanging around has made me remember why I missed having a kitty so much. (also, I noticed a dramatic mood change in Kasey, who has been wanting a kitty to cuddle for the last two years that he’s lived with me).
Oh, and as far as my rent/car situation goes, my mom and stepdad repaired the radiator (I am able to pay them back once Kasey goes back to work) and my Grandma helped me out a bit with rent. I still have to make a little more to meet rent, but Kasey will be returning to work very soon so we should be fine there. I will be setting aside everything I can to help this cat.
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Hey guys, Mr. Kitty was gone most of the day, but when he came back he was walking a little funny and had dozens of burrs. I got those brushed out and he ate really well, but he has a new sore now. I really need to get him to the vet. If I started a Patreon or a gofundme for him, would anyone be willing to help?
If anyone ever asks me to define love, I’m just going to show them this.
it’s been hard to find the time to finish stuff lately, but hey here’s a WIP of something with an original character finally! I yearn to draw more of my ocs, i just have a bunch of sketches lying around, maybe ill post them.
this girl deserves an oscar
me when forced to do chores
Accurate post is accurate.
Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone
For those in retail.
I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.
So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”
I’m a waitress at a big fancy resort, and once a woman asked me for a diet water and when I told her there was no such thing she demanded to see my manager (who then also promptly told her there was no such thing and brought her regular water).
Another occasion of stupidity occurred when a woman had been brought a steak cooked too much for her liking. I offered to take it back and bring her out a new one, cooked a little less, and she said “NO this one’s fine I just want you to cook THIS one a little less.” I then had to get the chef and have him explain why you can’t UNCOOK a steak.
When I was working at dunkin donuts there was this woman in the drive-thru who asked for a lightly toasted croissant and then started complaining that the croissant was warm. And wanted her money back, so she gave me the croissant back and I gave her the money and then she tells me “now i want my new croissant” she wanted a new one for free and as she was screaming at me this guy in a biker gang covered in tattoos leans over the counter in the store and yells “ma’am let me just tell you what we’re all thinking. fuck off, you stupid ****.” I couldn’t stop laughing and she drove away in anger.
Most of the people like in the stories above know that they’re being totally irrational, but also know that if they complain enough they’ll most likely get something free or discounted. So really most of the the nonsensical fucks are actually just cheap fucks with no shame or respect for people.
That last bit of commentary though.
Reasons why “the costumer is always right” is a really damaging mentality that needs to be fucking stopped.
One time when i worked at a grocery store this lady said she was looking for provolone cheese so i went and got her some and printed out the label for it. The label reads “picante provolone” which simply means it is a more aged cheese that is sharper in flavor. The lady is like “wait doesn’t picante mean spicy???” and there’s this guy next to her who makes a face and says “id try it first”. And then i try to explain to her what it actually means, and that we do not even carry such a thing as spicy provolone, but no, she’s all like “but he said its spicy! just get me what i asked for!” and it’s like ???? Bitch, this is what you asked for, i think i know these products better than you or mr. random butting in over there. anyway i just went back and printed out a different label and put it on the same cheese and she walked away satisfied.
found two kitties cuddling by the sea