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My cat likes to hide in boxes...

May 22nd, 2008 at 01:47 pm

and is a creature of simple tastes and classic beauty. This seemingly ordinary 8-month-old brown tabby wandered into my school last December and adopted me. None of our students had seen her before; she was emaciated and starving and probably abandoned by someone who moved. The office staff named her and TC, a polite and well-socialized little lady, gratefully ate and drank for a week until I could stand it no longer.

I took her to the vet down the street for a physical, had her checked for FIV (negative), had her vaccinated, then took her to my house until I could find her a permanent home. A few days later, I had her spayed at the low-cost clinic thinking it would help her adoptability. All in all, this stray kitty set me back $289, but it was necessary in order to bring her home to MC, my 18-year-old cat (yes, 18- this is not a typo).

TC has turned out to be a playful companion to MC who is home alone for hours on end. To TC, a bottle cap or wadded paper make great toys, but she adores MC's long-abandoned toys, too. You have probably figured out that TC's temporary stay is now permanent. As I said earlier, she adopted me.

So, we are back to being a two-cat household. Between poor old MC, whose kidneys are failing, and now TC, we have spent more on vet bills so far this year than on our own medical expenses. Thankfully, our budget has a flex item for this type of thing (I call it the "Fudge-Factor").

My new little cutie-pie.

5 Responses to “My cat likes to hide in boxes...”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    I'm so jealous your cats get along! I've just taken in my son's cat (he's moving to a pet-free apartment), and my established cat is having a fit. HATES her!

  2. koppur Says:

    she's so cute! our cats love the boxes as well!

  3. littlemama Says:

    I wish there were more people like you.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Reminds me of my 3yr old tabby named Liberty. Cat's really are a joy and a young one sure makes the household lively!

  5. baselle Says:

    Very cute - take care of the 18 yr oldster. Mine made it to 19+ before he went.

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