It was snake cage cleaning day so Pumpkin Snake was out of the cage and sitting on the couch watching TV with my daughter G. That is normally a spot for cats to sit.
I finished cleaning the cage but Pumpkin wasn’t ready to go home yet so she stayed with G while I continued on with my day.
A short time later G called for help saying she couldn’t get Pumpkin back in the cage. This is why.
I guess it seemed like a good spot for a cat to sit.
As you may know from previous posts, we recently said goodbye to our boy Wizard. He was dearly loved and can never be replaced .
Wizard was my son’s best friend so he felt the loss the most. My son tried to bond with the other cats but couldn’t make a connection .
We started the search last week through all the local rescues and finally found this guy at the Cambridge Animal Hospital .
His name was Hands but it is now Vape-Cat . That’s what happens when you let a 15 year old boy name the cat.
He is blending well with our family .
Yesterday was Labour Day here in Canada. It is the last day of summer vacation before the kids go back to school. It is supposed to be a fun day to enjoy the last minutes of freedom. Today was not that kind of day.
These pictures were not taken today.
I woke to my daughter crying. She told me Wizard had fallen. I had trouble processing what she meant but she was crying hard enough that I knew there was trouble so I had to move quickly.
I found Wizard on the kitchen counter not breathing and no pulse. The other cats were still with him where they had all been eating breakfast.
I gathered more details from my daughter later. She got up and fed the cats. They had all jumped up to the counter by themselves. They were eating when she heard a thump. Wizard had fallen on his side completely limp. He was gone that quickly.
We don’t know why he died. He hadn’t been sick. There was no injury. He had been acting normal.
The whole family is crushed. Wizard was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
The reigning king of our house, Wizard turned 11 today.
Here he is enjoying a nap while you Slick cat watches over him.
I am spending the weekend visiting my parents.
I inherited my crazy love of animals from them.
I tried to snap pictures of my sibling animals but only my brothers would co-operate.
This is my brother Ricky. (yes my parents gave us rhyming names.)
Ricky is a blue point siamese. He is about six years old.
This is my brother Buddy.
Buddy is a pomeranian with a bad haircut. He is sixteen and has many bald spots so they have given him this haircut rather than a comb over.
Rosie and Wizard are joining Katzenworld for Tummy Rub Tuesday. I will be sending these pictures along with the hopes that they will be featured next week or sometime in the future.
Wizard tries to Charm Mika but She Isn’t as Easy as the Other Girls
Mika is very fussy about who she let’s into her space. Wizard thinks all the girls should love him. They both seem very confused by the other’s expectations of their relationship.
Our Cast of Cat Characters meet for Breakfast
Our Cast of Cat Characters gather together for breakfast daily.
From left to right they are Lawrence, Mika, Wizard, and Rosie.
Yes, it is like feeding time at the zoo.