Sunday, April 12, 2009

Smeagol.

Ok, so last night my mom got home from work and had Smeagol (his real name is Cosmo, but really, he looks like a Smeagol) in a carrier. I never knew it, but Smeagol is actually a cat! He's a sphynx and is supposed to be bald. And he will be living in my bathroom for a while because my mom is fostering him until she can find him a rescue or a home. His last two owners couldn't take care of him because he has inflammatory bowel disease which means he needs a prescription diet and he might need medication forever. So my mom took him home and now he is on the right food and on medication, but he isn't doing that great right yet. As I dictate this, the cats are locked in the bedroom and he is sleeping on the couch with me because I am a great nurse! Today he woke up with a high fever and we can't really figure that one out, so it's off to the clinic for antibiotics!
Anyhowl - his care is going to be expensive because he might need to be hospitalized. If anyone can spare a buck or two to help him, it would forever be appreciated! My mom has a paypal account and her ID is missicky@yahoo.com.
I know you are all thinking - hey, your mom works at a vet hospital! - but she only gets free exams and 20% off diagnostics. She can get medications a little over cost, but it still is expensive, because he really needs bloodwork and my mom is poor because she is doing what she loves. She is super embarrassed to be asking for help, but it's for a good cause so she is swallowing her pride. Please pass on his story so people know about him and maybe someone will want to adopt him because he really needs a forever home!
Here are some pics from last night.

This is where I am all "WTF is this?"


This is where the magic happens. I sang the diarrhea song, and my mom told me that's not very nice.


And now I'm like "He's a pretty cool guy!"


And here I realize that he is sick and needs a kiss.

Isn't he cool looking?


And here's a totally handsome picture of me for Martha!

8 comments:

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Ikes...you really are a good nursey. That is one strange looking kitty, but how nice of you and your mom to help. I'll get my Mom's magic plastic card and head on over to paypal.

Hoppy Easter...Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ike!
Poor kitty!
You and your mom are so nice taking care of him!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango said...

Ike! I never knew you were such a caring guy. Much better than that Lacie beast, huh? I am not sure if that is actually a cat. I mean, look at how its dressed.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mack said...

What a cool looking cat!
Since you and him get along so smashingly, I think your Mom should keep him!

Stanley said...

Man, Ike!

I had no idea you were such a cat whisperer. Seriously, you could totally rent yourself out. Bet those smooches have more healing properties than any anti-B's.

We'll head over to paypal sometime late in the night because we want Cosmo to feel better (and because we love your mama's email name).

Goober love,
Stanley

Joe Stains said...

Mom is asleep, we hacked her paypal. We can do this weekly to see pics of your pawesome tongue...

We hope Smeagol finds a furever home soon.

Tadpole said...

Whoa! He's wicked cool looking!

But to be honest, I'd like to hear your version of the diarrhea song.

Izzie said...

OMGosh Ike you are so dang cute. I hope the best for Cosmo. I have IBD and while it's controlled by Rx diet and meds for life, it took a lot of tests to figure it out and get me stable. I hope that's all it is! I mean, that's bad enough, but once controlled it's not so bad. I'll send vibes Cosmo's way.