Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Matched set

Being the bad cat parent I am, I failed to keep Clyde in yesterday. It was sunny and warm and he was raring to go. It’s hard to keep one cat in while letting the other two out. And Clyde seemed to feel fine, even though his chin was pretty gross to look at. I will spare you the visual on that one.

Also being a bad cat parent, I failed to put the warm compresses on him. I admitted this lapse to Megan, who said he should be fine anyway. When I confessed to guilt about this (how can I compress him when I’m at the jobette all day?), she said, “You’re not a bad mother. Just a working one.”

Clyde slept on my pillow/head last night and the night before. He still does his patented smother snuggle, but he has expanded his repertoire to sleeping beside my head on the pillow and taking up almost all the room. When Roscoe sleeps with me, he prefers to cuddle up to my chest. He always seems more dignified and grown-up than his little brother.

So there you have it. So far, so good. I’ll keep my eye on Clyde and hopefully a return trip to Dr. Karen will not be necessary. Between fixing my cat and fixing my car, I’ve been doing my bit to improve the local economy lately.

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4 comments on “Wednesday, September 21, 2011

  1. Pascale Soleil

    I love reading about the boys! I hope Clyde heals quickly.

  2. Guy Charbonneau

    I certainly don’t think you’re a bad parent and if the boys and Audrey could speak, they would agree, I think they are all very lucky to have such a great life because of you.

  3. Joy Fielder

    There is certainly not a dull moment for you…..How is Miss Audrey? I wonder what she thinks about the two lads? Hope the abscess heals up a.s.a.p.

    I really think you have a much fuller life, since you have moved…


  4. suzy

    Audrey is busy being Audrey: staying out all night, demanding cat food, insisting on cuddling only when she feels like it. 🙂

    Not sure what she thinks of the boys. Probably thinks they’re a nuisance. But I have caught them playing together from time to time.

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