So. Fufu.

Well, the in-laws’ vet confirms that Fufu is well-fed, healthy, and friendly, and therefore probably has a home, though she has no ear-tattoo: it’s common here for cats get them for identification. He also says that her tail was broken in several places, but has healed well. Poor grummit. Some kind of flu is what is causing the cloudiness in one eye, and he gave her a flu-shot. We’ll have to take her back in for a follow-up shot. We’ll do that with our vet here, and maybe ask if he knows her. [Hah. Anecdote: Christine says there is a cat here who was claimed by four households, none of whom knew of the others – they put food out for him, and didn’t think much about it when he disappeared for a few days at a time. He was found out when one family took him to the vet for vaccinations, and the vet said “Hang on – I vaccinated this cat four days ago.”]

Meanwhile, Ignatz’s friend Florian is asking his parents if he can keep her. I knew that naming her indicated a willingness to keep her, and we are willing – except for Lilu, and therefore, Ignatz – but I don’t think we’ll have to. Lilu seems oddly afraid of her, which bothers me: Ignatz would be heartbroken if Lilu ran away. DrBob is not keen on collars or licenses or ear-tattoos, but I think perhaps we should consider it. I always knew Ignatz needed a pet, and I was right; his affection and empathy for her is quite strong. I’ve had cats wander off before, but I think the uncertainty would be too much for him.

Apropos of absolutely nothing, how cute is my husband!?

Song du jour of the day: Katherine, Katherine, by Steinwolke.

5 responses to “So. Fufu.

  • amy

    wicked cute! (wait, can I say that about somebody else’s husband? well, you asked…)

    Our Old Cat was ‘fraid of New Cat, too, but both of ours are indoor cats–Old Cat is allergic to the distemper vaccine, plus when we got him we lived on a busy street corner–so that eliminates the running away possibility. Oh, and did I mention the Big Owls and Hawks and Coyotes? I don’t think the cats would stand a chance out of doors.

  • alala

    Sure! After what I said about Anne’s husband, I can’t really complain about that sort of thing. Ahem.

  • Elemmaciltur

    So, Fufu’s going to become part of the family?

    And now that you linked to that site, you know that calling your SO DrBob woldn’t work anymore, right?

  • Odie

    After seeing Dr Bob’s webpage, I had to check, and sure enough, we have at least one of his books in the library I work in!

  • alala

    @ Odie: that is SO. COOL!

    @ elemm: No, it’s still worth calling him DrBob.

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