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Posted by: | April 9, 2015 | 13 Comments |

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It’s been difficult visiting the site because my Internet seemed to have some beef with it and would deny me after clicking on so many tripawds links. But now I can post again! It’s been 3 months since the last post. Wow!

Smore is doing wonderfully, though she’s becoming more like a marshmallow in size. I’m not sure what I did, if anyhimg, to contribute to that. The vet said maintaining a cat’s weight is hard. We think she’s a year old as of March or sometime this month. I’ve switched her over to adult food mixed with a little kittem food that’s still left. I’m thinking kitten food probably has way more calories than adult food, so maybe she’ll slim down.

My cousin visited, and I discovered Smore no longer remembered her and was very frightened. She came to sit by me and eventually went near my cousim when I went to sit by her.

Two weeks later my parents visited. Once again Smore was skittish. Then my dad started being loud and doing what he does, and Smore decided she didn’t like him and hid under the bed. I went to check on her, but when I touched her she got scared I think. I’ve never experienced Smore that scared before, so I left her alone because I honestly wasn’t sure what she’d do. I’ve mever heard her hiss or show any signs of aggression, but then againshe had never shown signs of that kind of fear before. Well, she had hints of it when he was around in the summer too, but this seemed worse. Maybe it was because I didn’t remember it as well either.

I went back to her a little later and looked under the bed. She turned to face me when I said her name, so I started talking to her. Within minutes she was rolling around under the bed and letting me pet her. She even came out to me.

He eventually left the room, and she was hesitant with my mother but eventually warmed up to her. She became her normal self until whenever my dad came was around. One day he had to fix a leak, and I was sitting in between my dad and her when he came in. I think that’s the only reason she didn’t bolt that time, though she did think about it. I honestly think she was scared he’d spot her, so she stayed behind me because she figured I’d protect her. Before long, I got her purring in my lap and then playing. By the end of their visit, Smore was just fine and quite comfortable as they came in and out of her space.

the following weekend my dad returned with my nieces. They’re 7 and 6. They were here when Smore asopted me back in July. They havent seen her since. I thought for sure Smore would be scared, but she never once showed any signs. She started playing and purring with them from day 1.

smore hiding under a blanket

You can’t see me. I’m a master of disguise.

In less than 14 weeks, she’ll be celebrating her first gotcha day (adoption day) and shortly after her first ampuversary. Ot seems hard to believe my little furball has grown up so much. Having my nieces around made me remember gettimg that phone call a lifetime ago saying her leg couldn’t ne fixed because the damage was too severe. I still remember standing in front of the washer and dryer and just crying because it felt as if it was the equivalent of her death. I wasn’t sure I should have even brought her to the vet or given her up to let someone else care for her.

now though, I am so grateful that I made this decision and that she’s part of my family. I never thought cats were capable of such love and affection. I swear she’s the best cat in the world. I’m so glad she found me. I wouldn’t have been able to get through losing my dog as easily if I had been without her. Her purrs and cuddles were so therapeutic and even now after a bad day of work she knows just how to cheer me up. She still loves to play, and she cracks me up when she pounces and attacks her toys because of how cute she looks. She also has started a new habit of hiding under covers and pouncing and zooming under them like some crazy blanket shark. I need to bring a camera and record it one day. It’s so hilarious to watch.

I don’t know if tripawds have shorter lives or if arthritis will catch up too soon, but I do know I am blessed to have her here. So we’ll just take each day one hop at a time, and in the end, I know I’ll have so many precious memories to make me smile. Here’s hoping for a long life together, my sweet friend.


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13 Comments

  1. By: admin on April 10, 2015 at 11:19 am      Reply

    Yay! Pawesome to hear from you Smore, and thanks for the great update. Sorry for the previous troubles.

    If you happen to be a Verizon internet customer, would you please send me a Private Message? You IP address may help us resolve VZW network issues they are failing to address.

    Thanks!

    • By: Tinav323 on April 12, 2015 at 10:27 am      Reply

      I have verizon on my phone and was always able to connect that way, but the keyboard always took up the text box so it wasn’t very convenient. It had something to do with my bandwith limit I think through dish. My verizon phome still has no issues.

  2. By: kazann on April 11, 2015 at 11:44 am      Reply

    I love it that Smore has wheedled her way so deep in your heart and loved you through the loss of your dog. As for being skittish – well, one never knows with cats. Since her amputation Mona has not been interested in associating with visitors and now my Eli (who used to be more standoffish) wants to be the centre of attention and won’t shut up (he joins in the conversation).

    My cats are always waiting to greet me when I get home and I always laugh everyday when I’m with them. I’d love to see the video of Smore zooming under the covers.

    She sure lucked out with you.

    Kerren and Tripawd Mona

    • By: Tinav323 on April 12, 2015 at 10:29 am      Reply

      I thimk it was because it had been since October when we last had visitors so it was strange to her. As for my dad, she became afraid of him back in July too. I don’t know if she had a bad experience with men before or if it’s just because he’s very loud and sounds angry.

      When my nieces came with my dad she was fine, so I really think it was just because it was all new. My dad, nieces, and cousin were all here before and during recovery of her surgery. She just hadn’t seen anyone in a while.

  3. By: benny55 on April 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm      Reply

    Thanks for updatingnus on Smore and her delightful quirky personality! What an interesting little kitty!!

    Would love to see her playing “blanket shark” under the covers!!

    Very strange abput how she became so fearful. It may be she just felt more vulnerable after the amputation. Glad things turned around though and she is regaining her confidence. Very sweet that she sees you as her protector!

    Looking forward to celebrating her upcoming fotcha day and ampuversary!! Lots to be happy about!

    Extra hugs to you and Smore both!!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

    • By: Tinav323 on April 12, 2015 at 10:31 am      Reply

      I thinkit was because it had been since October when we last had visitors so it was strange to her. As for my dad, she became afraid of him back in July too. I don’t know if she had a bad experience with men before or if it’s just because he’s very loud and sounds angry.

      When my nieces came with my dad she was fine, so I really think it was just because it was all new. My dad, nieces, and cousin were all here before and during recovery of her surgery. She just hadn’t seen anyone in a while.

  4. By: Codie Rae on April 11, 2015 at 10:59 pm      Reply

    Woohoo Smore Kitty! So hoppy to have an update! Your mama totally has the right idea–taking each day one hop at a time. Thats what its all about! BTW, tell your mama we are so sorry she lost her pupper. That must have been ruff. She is way lucky she had you to see you through those dark times.

    We just love seeing your ‘lil calico self loving life on three! Keep those posts coming!

    xoxo,
    Codie Rae and the OP

    • By: Tinav323 on April 12, 2015 at 10:32 am      Reply

      Thanks. My puppy was 14.5 years old, so we had a long time together, but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t hurt.

      hope you and your family are doing well!

  5. By: Robin on April 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm      Reply

    S’more sounds a lot like my Cinco! He runs and hides any time he even thinks someone is going to come in the door. He loves to cuddle me though 🙂 I’m glad that S’more is at least opening up to you. We all need good furriends!

    • By: tinav323 on May 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm      Reply

      Aw, poor Cinco. Is Manna the center of attention then when people come over?

  6. By: When the Cat is Away on May 2, 2015 at 3:48 am      Reply

    Your post is full with warmth and love, and I really liked to read your thoughts about Smore.

    I’d love to read more about her! I haven’t had any visitors yet, and I’m a bit anxious.

    • By: tinav323 on May 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm      Reply

      Aw, thanks for visiting! I must admit I planned on posting reglarly when I first got this blog, but sadly my work hours and limited Internet seem to make that troublesome. But I shall try to post more. I hope you post more too; it’s fun to read about you and your kitties. 😀

      I wouldn’t worry too much about visitors. If you do have them, you can warn them not to make eye contact with your cats and let the cats come to them. Cats see eye contact with strangers as threatening, which is why they tend to go to the people who hate cats rather than those who are love them.

  7. By: When the Cat is Away on May 3, 2015 at 7:18 am      Reply

    Thank you for your advice! 🙂

    And don’t stress – I’d love to read more, but I do understand that blogging takes a lot of time!

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