Oh what to blog about, what to blog about.
Here, I'll get the usual day-to-day stuff out of the way:
• lots of work to do today. have to complete a project for client presentation tomorrow (have already presented the initial design so this is just inside page design and won't require an in-person presentation.
• 6 days until LASIK consultation!
• Cro has an ear infection now :( but read last night that vinegar poured into the ear might help ... it did help quite a bit!
• haven't talked to mom and dad since last time I mentioned it. assume they are still doing just fine and living the pleasant country-life
Cro and I watched (well I watched and he was playing WoW in the same room so his attention was split between tv and game) a show about cats Sunday evening which featured a Bombay. I think our buddy cat may have some Bombay in him. That is funny to say because I know that Bombay cats come from a mix between American Shorthair and Burmese ... so it's a mut (that became an accepted breed) to begin with. What struck me was how similar Buddy is in look and characteristic with those I saw on the program, as well as to what I've read online since. Also that one of the Bombay cats on the program was adopted from a shelter ... and Buddy was adopted from a shelter. Who knows, he might have Bombay cats in his line. :) So how is he similar?
Buddy cat shares these Bombay traits:
• Short black fur to the roots
• Black foot pads
• Round, medium sized head (not short but not angular and pointy either ... more square-faced)
• Faded green eyes (I guess most Bombay cats have copper penny colored eyes but faded green is also seen
• muscular frame and "heavy" but not fat
• very vocal with a distinctive voice, but not as vocally annoying as a siamese
• very intelligent and affectionate and loves to play games and learn tricks - I'm also sure that he understands some of the things we say on regular basis such as "that's all", "get down", "go to your bed", and "no" ... lol
• heat-seeker (requests to be under the blankets with us)
• strong appetite
• reached sexual maturity at an early age ... which is why I had him neutered soon after he was 5 months old (he tried to make kittens of his own with his adopted sister at 5 months old o.O)
And all of that means nothing other than I really love our buddy cat. He'll be 14 in May. The television program reported that average life expectancy is 13-15 years. :( Buddy doesn't look like he is in any danger of dying from old age anytime soon (yay), but I have been thinking/preparing myself. How can I not when I know he is almost 14.
We are very comfortable being parents to a single cat but I think we should prepare to adopt a kitten before Buddy cat is gone. I think having Buddy cat around would be easier on the kitten and I like the thought of him knowing and being an influence on the kitten way before his own life comes to an end. It also makes sense considering that both Cro and I work full-time. A new kitten would be very lonely by himself during our work hours. Buddy cat would be good company and keep him out of trouble (like a grandpa) while we are away during the day.
The plan is to wait until buddy cat is 15 before we adopt a buddy jr though. I plan way ahead don't I? :) That's just my personality.