Sunday, April 10, 2011

7 days, 7 Zombie Cats! Day 7 - Roxy

It's Day 7! The final day of my 7 Days, 7 Zombie Cats Series! Today I introduce you to my sweet baby Roxy Cotton. Everybody loves Cotton! 

Day 7 - Roxy Cotton
a.k.a. Ca-Cotton, Cotton Ball, Cotton Head

Age: 1 (will be 2 in May)

Turn-Ons include:
  • Being the baby.
  • Laying with all the other kitties.
  • Wet food.
  • Sleeping right across my face.

Turn-Offs include:
  • Strangers.
  • Fast movements.

Roxy Cotton's Story
It was June 26, 2009, the 3rd Anniversary of the first day Loukas and I met, and we were headed back home from dinner and going to the Cat's After Dark adoption event at Animal Services. We stopped at a grocery store on the way home, I had my window rolled down and heard a soft meow. Loukas didn't believe me because I ALWAYS think I see cats and many turn out to be garbage bags, bushes, mail boxes, etc., so maybe I was hearing things. But, I heard it again, a very distinct meow... and I was for sure this time, so off to investigate I went.

Sure enough, sitting on the curb was a small kitten looking at me. I went back to the car to get a can of cat food, because again... a crazy cat lady is always equipped with cat food. That's the first thing you learn in Crazy Cat Lady 101. I dumped the food on the curb and she ate the whole thing as I petted her. She started purring and rubbing on me, so I picked her up, got into the car, and took her home. A few days later I took her to get spayed and get ready for adoption through a local rescue group. But as soon as she was going to make her debut at the adoption center, she came down with what I thought was a URI (Upper Respiratory Infection), so she had to stay home and go on antibiotics.

Weeks past and she got better, but then sick again, and back and forth. It was an on and off struggle until I realized that she probably didn't have URI, that she most likely had the Feline Herpes Virus. I stopped putting her on antibiotics to see if she could fight it off on her own, and she did. She still gets sneezy on and off, but I keep her immune system strong with high quality food and supplements, and always keep a close eye on her to make sure she doesn't get too bad. If she does, I take her to the Vet, and I put her back on a cycle of antibiotics if needed. Because of her condition, she never made it to the adoption center, here she stays, the 7th and final member of The Zombie Cat Crew. Which is fine with me because she is a real sweet heart and the only one that ALL the other cats love.

Roxy Cotton

Thank you for reading my 7 Days, 7 Zombie Cats Series. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. It was fun reliving the moments that each of my fur babies came into my life. Hopefully I have inspired some of you to do a similar series, if so, please let me know so I can read it.

Talk to you soon!

Have a good night from me and my Zombie Cats! =^.^=

1 comment:

  1. Roxy is adorable! I loved reading about all of your cats Amber, thank you so much for posting this series! The photos are amazing...YOU are amazing and wonderful!! I want to come to your house and squeeze all of your kitties!