When I was sick this summer, Maximus Imperius and his brother Tiny kept me company. Unfortunately, I tend to forget how bloody smart they are! One day, Maximus saw me pulling a tissue from the box and . . .
Afterwards, when I had cleaned up the mess, he just looked downright smug. I think he was quite satisfied with how clever he’d been.
I had a couple of ideas for this week’s Photo Challenge – but as I’ve talked about my Baby Fiends quite a bit, I wanted to focus on one of my other rescues, Sonic.
This was basically my second look at Sonic, when I picked up him from the vet:
The first look was a glimpse of a scrawny kitten laying behind my local Sonic (a fast-food place in the US, if you’re not familiar with it). It was one of those days where it’s 95 degrees by 10am, and when I jumped out of my car to approach, he didn’t even raise his head, just barely meowed at me. I immediately rushed him to the vet, where he stayed a few days getting sub-Q fluids and undergoing flea treatment (Vet: “An hour after I dosed her, there were probably 300 dead fleas in the crate. I think he’d have been dead in another couple of hours.”) He was severely dehydrated, overheated, underfed, and when I came back to get him – despite the fact that we’d bee together a total of 8 minutes in the car – he greeted me with a meow and a purr.
And just a few months later, this was my handsome boy. It’s amazing how resilient they can be with a little love – and food. 🙂