Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Day 23 - Wednesday 23rd January

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup" - Sunset Blvd
I wasn’t really sure what to do for today’s prompt and so went onto UK Scrappers web site for some inspiration but found that most of the other ladies doing this challenge were also struggling. However there was lots of chat about people’s pets and Willow’s new bunny rabbit, so that got me thinking. I have already journalled some stuff about me, my husband, Zoë and even our house so that only leaves the poor old puss cat who hasn’t had a mention. So this journal entry will be about her and if I can coax her in from outside then the photo will be of her.

Molly Moo is a plain and simple long haired moggie cat but she is such beautiful colours. I think she has some Maine Coon in her which is where she gets her colourful coat from. She will be 2 in April. She didn’t have the best of beginnings and almost had to be put down.

We bought her from a pet shop as a total impulse buy – I know this is the worst way to buy an animal as it is a decision which should be very carefully considered, but I just fell in love with her. We had lost our little beautiful dog, Ben, a few months previous to cancer. We bought her home, she was 8 weeks old. I got some quotes to insure her which I did on the Wednesday. On the Sunday she managed to get a coat hanger caught in her mouth. She thought it was fun playing with it and was chewing on it. When we found her she was making the most awful noises and when we picked her up the coat hanger came with her. We took her to the vets and the outcome was that she had torn her oesophagus which they repaired and they put a tube in her tummy to feed her through and to see if the tear would heal. It was all very touch and go for a while but she came home after 3 weeks in the vets and a £3500 vet bill (thank god for the insurance!!!) and now is absolutely fine.

She is a quite long suffering cat as Zoë tends to bash her up a bit, but she seems to take it all in her stride and only occasionally retaliates by scratching – which is enough of warning for Zoë to stay away – until the next time.

7 comments:

Shirley said...

A beautiful close up for the day :)

knitkath said...

Not a good start to life, but she looks great now, you took a lovely pic!

Gem said...

Awww, what a story to go with your beautiful photo.
Gorgeous.

Beejay said...

Lovely cat. What a godsend getting insurance.

Mary B said...

She is absolutely gorgeous, I had a long haired tabby moggy when I was a teenager and I loved her so much.

willowthewysp said...

I know all about vet bills and unfortunatley i didn't think to get insurance first!
Beautiful photo of your beautiful cat:)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

as you say thank goodness for insurance. beutiful pic too.