General living situation has drastically improved and it doesn't look like I will need to move back with my parents in the near future.
Accidentally acquired another cat; was planning to get a dog but ultimately my physical health isn't adequate for canine care and, well, it's that time of year when people start offering you cats, I guess. She's a tortoiseshell named Tommy Tortellini, about a year old, enjoys screaming and stomping around with all her claws out. Claude the calico is not at all impressed but Tommy is respecting her space which is a good sign.
Osteo is going okay, but has unlocked new kinds of pain I had previously never expe
Recently I had to get an MRI after a CT scan located what appeared to be a Traumatic Spine Injury of Unknown Origin™ and let me tell you there were three (3) things that I knew about MRI:
You will go inside the big magnet.The big magnet will be noisy.Don't take magnetic things into the room with the big magnet in it or you could become injured. What I didn't know about getting an MRI was that you will be strapped into the big magnet, you might be inside the big magnet for a really long time (mine was about 15-20 minutes, but depending on how large the are they're scanning is some can go for over an hour), you will be given a panic butt
Hobes had aggressive lymphoma, his health declined rapidly and he was euthanized 10 days after his initial vet appointment. He was only 7 and I'm really devastated, partially I think my emotional response is due to the fact that I hand-reared him, so any time somebody suggests "it was just a cat" I feel the urge to punch them right in the throat.
My other cat, Claude, is 9 and in good health, only needing a routine dental cleaning. While I certainly appreciate her constant screaming, being over 30 and single I'm pretty sure I'm legally obligated to own more than one cat.
He was just a little boy.
In human news, after years of pain and numb