Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hamburger With A Side of Olivia

I’m gonna talk about a serious topic today.

H is for all sorts of stuff, from the good (ham) to the not-no-good (hairballs). Recently I had a few problems with the latter so H will be for Hairballs. A week or so ago, I had an episode where I coughed and coughed and hu-wacked like I was desperately trying to rid myself of an evil hairball. Just to be on the safe side, TW gave me a spritz with the inhaler. After consulting with my medical support staff on FB, it was decided that we should take a wait and see approach. I was eating well, playing hard and doing the two p-words in my box.

Last Friday, it happened and I announced it on FB! "It’s a mess! CK is proud to announce the birth of a medium-size hairball on the rug near my litter box. Dunno if this is the one from earlier this month but it came out fairly easy. CK ate a little and is resting somewhat comfortably.” Those couple of sentences were met with some fun comment—everything from axing if I had named it and if it was a boy or girl to if I was gonna breast feed it. MOL! Sorry, there were no photos of the “little one." Bet you’re relieved.

This is about where the blessed event took place.


Each day during the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, I’m featuring an adoptable cat. Do you volunteer at a shelter and want one or more of your cats featured? Contact me by email (stunningkeisha (at) hotmail (dot) com) or on FB or Twitter. Today’s featured cat says H is for Hamburger and I gotta agree.

Hamburger alone and with his special ladycat Olivia Benson. Photo courtesy Feline Rescue.

“Yes, the name is Hamburger, and I am a classic tabby fellow who purrs contentedly, hoping that you’ll pet me. Feel my handsome stripes, feel the soft rumble of my Big Cat Self. I have a big heart and a warm soul. Also, I confess, I became homeless and joined a colony of feral cats—for companionship and protection. Now, I’m no feral fellow. I purr and I cuddle and I follow people when they walk by. But, from someone in my little gang, I did pick up the FIV. I’m healthy and happy, but I do need to take care of myself—and not get into tussles with felines who haven’t picked it up.”

“I never was much of a tussler, anyway—much more a lover. I’m as handsome as handsome can be, full tabby marks and firm tabby feet. I’m a pretty serious guy. I think a lot, and I look up at people when I’m thinking so as to ask,’So, what do you think?’ That’s when you’ll notice my opalescent eyes that clearly say, ‘Yes, I have a handsome tabby mind, too.’”

“You might want to hug me. I might hug you back. I might say, ‘Mow-ow, mow,’ and then settle in for my nap. What I’m really hoping is that you might want to adopt me and take me to your place and hug and cuddle and take another nap. I am Hamburger. I am comfortable, comforting, and cuddly. For only $120, you’ll have the warmest winter hugging cat you’ll ever find. Guess who—Me!”

"If you'd like to know more about me, just stop in at the Adoption Center to meet me or leave a message for my human assistant at 651-642-5900 ext. 3. She'll call you back.”

It would be nice if Hamburger was adopted with his special ladycat, Olivia Benson. Both Hamburger and Olivia are FIV+. Please note that FIV is nothing to fear. FIV+ cats can live with non-FIV cats without fear of contamination. He is safe around other cats (as long as they have a peaceful relationship). The only way this virus is transmitted is through a bite that breaks the skin. He cannot infect another cat through daily contact or saliva (from licking or drinking from the same water bowl).

For more information about Feline Rescue, Inc. and a complete listing of our available cats, go to the Feline Rescue website. If you'd like to hear more Feline Rescue stories and see more pictures of our cats, check out the Feline Rescue Blog!

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18 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

Hamburger is a very handsome boy. I'm very glad you are not still having hairball issues.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human is hoping that Smokey will adjust soon to being here and not be so skittish because she needs hairball meds (she has a history of hairballs with all that long fur), and right now my human can't give them to her because she hides so much.

Molly The Wally said...

We so hope they stay together. Paws crossed. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Flynn said...

I hope big cuddly Hamburger and his lady friend Olivia get a home together.
I am glad you got rid of that evil old hairball. I very rarely get them, or if I do they are very small. Eric used to get big sausage ones and leave them beside the bed for mum to step on when she got up in the mornings.

Austin Towers said...

I hope little Harry Hairball grows up to be happy and content! :) Will share about Hamburger xx

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Aw I agree, I hope so too!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Brian said...

Congrats on the furball CK!!! Hey, every home should have at least one Hamburger!

Tamago said...

Glad you got the big hairball out. The comments about boy or girl, etc are very funny :-)
Hamburger is a very handsome kitty. I hope he finds forever home together with Olivia!

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Hairballs are no fun at all, we sure know that. Hamburger is adorable...purring that he gets adopted with his sweet ladyfriend.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

OH yeah CK hairballs are no fun. And no fun for Moms either. We sure do hope Hamburger and Olivia find forever homes together.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK....deer codz in de seez we iz crackin up !!! sum times we think we shuld bee on facebook coz oh what we mizz...thiz bee one oh thze timez !!!! a paws a paws a paws....tho two bad ya dinna haz harry last yeer az ya could claimed him THIZ taxin yeer !! ☺

& hamburger..knot onlee due we total lee love yur name...but we hope with all halibutt herring N haddock ya findz that for evers N even more hope full lee.... ewe N yur wife olivia find it two gether ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

MOL Oh CK weez wrote all 'bout da dweaded hairball today too. And weez shawin' and purrayin' fur Hmburger and Olivia to get a furever home.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Hamburger is just adorable! And CK, when we started reading the hairball announcement, we were afraid you were including a photo. WHEW!

Pawesome Cats said...

Every home surely needs a hamburger - our paws are crossed!

Kitties Blue said...

Those hairballs can get the better of you. Glad you have bid it farewell. Hamburger and Olivia are both lovely. We'll be purring and praying for them. We have nominated y'all for an award. You can pick it up on our Thursdsay post. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Island Cats said...

Good job coughing that hairball up, CK. And purrs that Hamburger finds a home.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Congratulations on the hairball coming up :) Hamburger is a cutie :)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You know, my Human is wondering about me. I was off my food for a day or two last week, and on one day I was horkin' and horkin' with no result. Now I seem fine but no hairball? Maybe she's got something to look forward to in a couple days, MOL!!!