Together Again!

Gobo came back home last Thursday...hooray! I didn't know if he and Mokey would recognize each other, so I put Mokey in her kitty carrier, let Gobo in the house, and let him sniff her. He sniffed her for maybe 2 seconds, then walked away. Mokey was so sad, so I immediately let her out of her carrier. I was worried that they wouldn't remember each other, but they seemed to be back to their old selves almost immediately. Once Mokey was out of her carrier, she found Gobo, and he started cleaning her. Then they chased each other around the house a bit. Gobo growled and hissed at her a few times when she was annoying him, but that's all.

Last night, I was lying in my bed and Gobo was at my feet...Mokey jumped up on the bed, and I thought Gobo would swat her away. He didn't! He started cleaning her, and then they cuddled up together! It was SO cute!!!! Of course, I had my camera right next to my bed, so I got some really cute shots of the two of them:

Gobo really gets a hold of Mokey to clean her up

Mokey seems to love the attention from Gobo

Look at that! They are cuddling!!!

So happy....

Mokey seems to be in complete euphoria

Mokey's Modeling

Since Gobo had some "glamour shots," I figured Mokey should have some of her own. Actually, I was quite excited because I found my camera that I thought I had lost way back in May!!!

I was at the mall Memorial Day Weekend and couldn't find my camera when I got back home. I usually keep my camera in my purse, so I assumed I had dropped it somewhere in the mall. I went back to the mall and retraced all of my steps, but to no avail. My camera was gone and I was really bummed (this was a brand new camera that I had JUST gotten as a gift in March!). WELL, I pulled out my electric blanket the other day (it's a fleece electric nice and cozy on a cold night!) because it was starting to get chilly, and my camera was folded up in the bag with my blanket!!! That's why I hadn't found it...I had put my electric blanket away for the summer and must have accidentally wrapped my camera up with it!

So, I decided to take some pictures with my new found camera (all of Mokey since Gobo is still at my parents' house - no worries...he'll be back tomorrow or Friday! Yay!):

Cuteness in the carry case

I have so many issues when it comes to taking my pets to the vet. I feel so bad taking them there (even though my vet is the sweetest person). Both Mokey and Gobo are not too fond of car rides, and neither of them like being "trapped" in their kitty carrier. It's funny because I had heard that cats normally like being enclosed in small spaces...I guess my cats only like being enclosed in small spaces that they choose to put themselves in. They don't like when I put them there! Gobo is worse than Mokey, but who knows how Mokey will be now that she probably associates the carry case with going to the vet to have surgery!

Here is why I feel so bad putting Mokey in her carry case:

Gobo hates when I put him in the carry case, but he seems to go in their on his own all of the time! What's up with that?!

My New Cuddle Kitty...

Mokey had her "womanhood" taken away almost 2 weeks ago (it will be 2 weeks as of this Thursday). In order for her to recover more easily, I sent Gobo to my parents' house for 2 weeks. I am going to take her back to the vet this Wednesday, so they can remove her stitches, but she seems to be healing so well. I was worried that I would take her back home, and she'd be totally out of it....sleepy, sick and depressed. Wow...was I wrong! Quite the opposite actually. She is more cuddly than EVER and she is purring like a machine gun!!! She has slept in my arms ever since she got back from the vet and it's SO cute.

I don't know if she's more cuddly now because Gobo isn't around to compete for attention with her...or if she was traumatized by the overnight vet experience...or if having her spayed just calmed her and changed her personality a bit. I guess I'll have to see how she is when Gobo comes back this week (either Thursday or Friday). I'm hoping I don't have to go through the whole "introduction" thing again. I hope they remember each other and are happy to see each other! Two weeks seems like such a long time! I was told that if cats are separated for a month, they won't remember each other the next time they are reunited. It was so hard to get Gobo used to Mokey...I really don't want to have to deal with that again.

So, here are some pictures of Mokey, the cuddle kitty:

Huge scare...

I had the most horrible night last night. I stayed home from work because I wasn’t feeling well, and decided that I’d go to the gym to do Pilates at 4:30pm (to get rid of all of my achiness in my body). I got home from work and was greeted at the door by Mokey, as usual. A minute later there was a knock at my door. I opened it up and it was my next door neighbor. He said, “I found your little black and white kitten at my front door…your front door must not have been closed all the way, so I put him back in your apartment and closed the door.” I then realized that Gobo was missing! I searched my whole house from top to bottom. I kept shaking the treats (he usually comes sprinting to me when I do that), but he wasn’t coming. I went into complete panic mode. I called my boyfriend in tears and he said, “I’ll be over as quickly as possible.” I called the police to let them know my cat was missing, and to call me if anyone found him. 3 neighbors were walking their dogs and overheard me (and saw me sobbing), so they calmed me down, grabbed their flashlights, and started searching with me. They told me not to worry…the one girl’s cat got away once, and came back 1 day later. I was like ONE DAY?! I can’t wait that long!!! So, we all went searching through the woods behind my place. I have SO many cuts on my legs b/c there are a million thorn bushes back there – ow! My boyfriend came over with HUGE, bright flashlights that he had just gone out and bought. They told me it should be easier to find a cat at night b/c their eyes will glow. We searched from 6:30pm – 8:45pm (what nice neighbors!!!), but didn’t find him. I was a complete wreck. Another neighbor came out because he had leant my boyfriend another HUGE flashlight, but then realized that his 2 cats were missing!!! How weird is that?! He had left the porch door open, and somehow they knocked down the screen door and got out! So, we were all looking for our cats!!! I finally decided to give up and search again this morning, but my boyfriend said he’d keep searching. My neighbor (who lives downstairs and in the back of the condo complex) was on his back porch and said, “What does your cat look like?” I was like, “Did you see him?!?!” He said, “No…I just want to keep my eye out for him.” As I was describing Gobo to him, I looked by the back steps and saw him sitting there!!!! I was like “Oh my God!!!!!!! GOBO!!!!” I went up to him and he just meowed a sweet little meow, and I scooped him up and sobbed uncontrollably. He nuzzled his head into my arms and I brought him back inside. He had a bunch of dirt all around his neck, but that was all. He wasn’t hurt and he was pretty clean for having been out and about all of that time. I found him around 9pm. I had looked under those stairs before and he wasn’t there….so he must have been in the woods and had come to the stairs when he heard me calling him over and over, and shaking his treats. I can’t even begin to describe how happy I was to find him!!! I’m still shaking a little from the thought of losing my Gobo…he’s like my baby. I woke up at around 4am and he was curled up in my arms, purring SO loudly. I just snuggled with him and fell back asleep…and woke up at 6:30am and he was in the same exact place! I love Gobo so much!!! I need to install a screen door in the front of my house…other neighbors have it…I just have to install it myself! My boyfriend said it’s easy, so I will probably do that in the next week or so.