Superhero Lamp

My current Crackberry doesn’t have a camera, and there are definitely times like tonight where I wish it had one. I went to visit Chaplin in the animal hospital (hopefully I can take him home tomorrow but they want to keep him under observation for another night) and they had finally taken out the tube ...

Cat Update 4

Chaplin did wind up needing more surgery, unfortunately. The good news is that it was the less severe surgery (ACHTUNG!: Guys should think twice about whether they really want to click that link), which has a much lower rate of complications. Hopefully I’ll have him back on Sunday. This entire experience has been incredibly emotionally ...

Patient Updates

Patient: My aunt Status: Released from hospital Notes: Significant improvement from when I first arrived in CT. Gnarly scar on her neck from carotid surgery that’s going to be lots of fun to explain to my grandmother, but otherwise on the road to recovery. Has 23 pound cat now providing round the clock snuggle therapy ...

Hooray! 4

Chaplin’s procedure went well this afternoon, so there’s a good possibility he won’t need any more surgery! And even if he does, it’s surgery that sounds a lot less severe and complication-ridden than the worst case scenario that they were discussing. I can’t even describe what a weight this is off my mind, and how ...

Stoned Kitty 3

I went to visit Chaplin tonight during the animal hospital’s visiting hours, and I’ve come back significantly reassured about how he’s doing. Especially after what happened last night. After I posted last night, there were complications. While they were trying to cathetrize and manually unblock him, his urethra tore (cue all the guys reading this ...

Too Quiet 1

I thought the earlier barfing incident was just Chap’s usual adventures in hairball-tasticness, but apparently not. He got really listless and cranky tonight, and after puking IN his litterbox then barely being mobile and crying in pain, I took him to the vet. He’s got some sort of urinary blockage that they’re going to have ...

Good Timing, Chap

One of my PAs who’s going to be in town for the holidays agreed to come by and feed Chaplin for a couple days (for a nominal fee, obviously) while I’m gone. In order to make sure he knows where I live and where everything is, I had him come by this morning. So as ...

I Have Been Trying To Teach Chaplin How To Do This For Years 1

And I’m amused that this cat who resembles him has managed to learn how to do it: I think the only thing missing from this video is the Benny Hill theme music.

Bad Kitty

Chaplin generally gets cranky with me when I go back to work after a long layoff. Usually this manifests itself in a couple weeks of him mistaking my arms, legs, and occasionally hair for dinner. The biting is annoying, but I would have preferred it to the stunt he pulled this time. I should preface ...

Snugglepuss 3

Mf mmf mf mmfmf mff: Mmmf, mf? Edited to add: Mmf mmf: And of course, right after this was taken, he decided my left arm (which he’s laying on since these photos are reversed by Photo Booth) was dessert.