A month ago today, we said good-bye to our best friend and baby girl, Chester. The timing of Baboo coming into our lives coinciding with Chester’s leaving has been a great comfort to us. There will never be another Chessie, but this little guy has been a welcome addition to the family, and has been excellent company for our boy Vikter. He’s even picked up Chester’s grooming duties (although Vik seems to do most of the work):
Welcome to the family sweet Baboo!
Posted in By Janine
Tagged Astoria, Baboo, dog walking, grooming, Jason's Pet Care, kitty bath, new pet, pet loss, pet sitting, Queens, Siamese
This week, with little notice, we had to put our beautiful baby Chester to rest. She brought us so much joy and will be dearly missed. We want to thank the kind staff of the Animal Medical Center for their compassionate treatment towards ourselves and our beloved Chessie. Rest in peace, baby girl.
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It’s now been a week-and-a-half since we found our little house guest, who we have come to call “Baboo.” Surprisingly, no one has come forward to claim him, nor have we seen any “Lost Cat” listings that match him. Although we haven’t given up hope, this does seem to be a case of abandonment, but as they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and we are loving every minute of his company! Despite fighting off an eye infection and a head full of mucus, Baboo has the appetite of a champion and the spirit of a saint. He loves to purr and head-butt, and never makes a fuss about being cooped up in the bathroom. We’re eager for him to get well enough that he can meet our other cats. Vikter is especially curious about this new friend, and will spend chunks of time sitting outside the bathroom, chatting at Baboo through the door.
We’re taking him in to All Pets this afternoon to get another check-up. Hopefully he’ll be in shape to greet his public (by which I mean our other cats) sooner than later!
So we were walking down Ditmars last night when I heard a yowling sound. I turned around and saw another gentleman was also compelled to stop. The source was quickly identified as a scared kitty hiding under a truck. After much coaxing the little guy finally came out. We were afraid his cries were indicative of an injury, but it seems he was just cold and scared and yet also incredibly friendly. Jason and I were able to coax him back to our apartment, carrying him over any patches of snow and slush (he did NOT like getting his feet wet). We set him up in our bathroom for the night and although he has a drippy eye and a cough he’s eating like a pig and drinking plenty of water. We’re going to get him scanned today to see if he has a microchip, and get him whatever he needs for the eye and cough. We’re fairly certain this is a lost domestic cat, and not a stray.
If you or someone you know is missing a cat, please contact us with a description. He is a neutered male and we think somewhat young, based on his clean, sharp teeth. We’ll confirm this after we take him to the vet. He’s very chatty and likes to head-butt. We’re not posting a photo because this kitty is a certain breed and very handsome, and we want to ensure he returns to his rightful owner, which is why we’re asking to be contacted with a description. (If no one steps up we’ll do everything to find him a safe and loving home…maybe even our own!)
It brings great joy to write this update. Beetle, who was thrown from a car while still just a kitten, is fully healed and has been adopted! Thanks to the North Shore Animal League and their Help Me Heal Program, Beetle was given a new lease on life and, after the necessary medical procedures, placed in a loving fur-ever home. If you’d like to learn more about the animals in this program and get info on sponsoring a pet please visit the NSAL web site.
Image source: NSAL