|It was hard to find a nice picture of her.|
She's extremely UNphotogenic.
|Mixa disciplining kitten Pebre.|
A few years ago when I got her neutered, the vet discovered she had several tumors in her ovaries. That alone wouldn't have been a big problem, since he took them out. The vet, however, also noticed a strange lump on her spleen. He sent a biopsy to the lab and, yup: it was also cancerous. Barely two weeks after her neutering operation, Mixa went back to the OR to have her spleen removed. It was such a traumatic experience that she completely stopped eating and drinking. She had decided to let herself die, but Salva and I wouldn't have any of that. After a couple weeks of intensive care at home, Mixa recovered and was soon back to her chatty bossy self.
Pebre (Catalan for "Pepper")
|Pebre was a bit silly-looking as a kitten.|
Pirate is the first cat we rescued from an extreme situation. As you can see, he lost an eye. He used to belong to some ex-friends of ours (I wonder why we're not friends anymore...), who constantly neglected him and allowed his eye to
|Pirate as a kitten.|
His eye was already a lost cause.
Pirate is now a little gangster. He's cocky and loves to wrestle with Taques, and he follows me everywhere and watches me as I go to the toilet, as I get dressed, as I cook, as I watch TV... Sometimes I feel bad because we might be on the couch and I can tell he's very comfy and doesn't want to move, but the moment I get up he feels the imperious need to follow me.
|He also got fat.|
Taques (Catalan for "Spots" or "Stains")
|A month later, Taques was practically cured.|
|Taques has a wonky tail.|
And that's the feline family! Too many cats! Toooooo many cats! But that's how life went, and I'm happy we have them. :-)