April 15, 2008
There's no reason for hugs! There's no reason for tears!
Well, there are several reasons for both, but not a one of 'em is growing off of my cat's bum! They don't think it's more c-a-n-c-e-r! Not to be said above a whisper! Until now!

Tonight's vet exam was quite thorough. There was palpating and prodding and yes, there was gooey clear lube, and quite a bit of nail biting while I thanked our lucky stars that this examination room had none of those ominous stirrups. It seems Bug's rear end has developed a thing - a growth at the amputation site that's either newly-used muscle or a little munchkin of fat. I'm going with the former, mostly because someone in this household should have a firm bottom, and also because I like to imagine Bug lifting Cricket with his rump while I'm at work.

There have been many rough moments during my time as the Angelina of sick rescued cats, but now is not one of them. I am filled with with exclamations! I am filled with Christ's love! I am filled with Pinot Grigio!

I'm going to call it his asshat.

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Blogger wallofdenial said...

Well thats a good thing...all cats need a good ass hat

Blogger KathyLikesPink said...

Darling Daughter and I spent the afternoon at the vet's also, for our 'middle' cat, Cheerios. She's lost 3 pounds and is listless. They took bloodwork and think it is either kidney or liver trouble. She is our baby and we are very worried about her. I'm glad your baby's difficulties is not C....)

(As an aside - this trip to vet cost $199.00 I myself went to the doctor today. It cost me $20.)

Blogger the gazelle said...

glad your cat is okay! and everyone, cat or not, needs an asshat. I have several at work.

Blogger Tina said...

Lord! That is some funny shit.

Blogger Tina said...

I know some asshats that could use some cats.

Blogger janet said...

well if that's not a reason to have another glass of wine I don't know what is!

Blogger Mamma said...

Or he could just be carrying a George Costanzo wallet.

Blogger KB said...

YAYAYAYAYAAYYYYYYYY!!!!! :):):)

Blogger ETK said...

That's AWESOME!!! I was so worried about poor little Bug! YAY for asshats!

Blogger Beth said...
Blogger abbersnail said...

Yay for Bug! And another yay for being able to use the word "asshat!"

Blogger mysterygirl! said...

I am filled with with exclamations! I am filled with Christ's love! I am filled with Pinot Grigio!

Well played. Truer words have never been spoken. And yay for Bug!

Blogger Rachel said...

Yay! I'm so glad that they don't think it's cancer anymore. I know that you can sleep better tonight!

Blogger Heather said...

Now that's good news.

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

Blogger JordanBaker said...

I'm glad Bug's not having a recurrence, but now I'm stuck with the image of a cat in gyno stirrups burned into my head for always.

Blogger t2ed said...

I was really hoping he was re-growing his leg and finally getting his superpowers so you two could fight crime together again.

Blogger Sassy said...

That's wonderful, congrats! I really just had to comment because your last line made me laugh outloound, and now my co-workers think I'm crazy(er). Asshat... :-)

Blogger Sassy said...

Wow. that was supposed to say "outloud" not "outloound". Stupid fat fingers...

Blogger MereCat said...

Hooray for the asshat! I am so glad you got some good news. "Bout damn time.

Blogger Ashley said...

yes! asshat FINALLY has a definition. i suggest you submit to websters.

Blogger Canaan said...

Yay Asshat!! What great news. Those little suckers sure do rule our lives!

Blogger The Red said...

Kitty kitty needs some Pinot Grigio, I think.

Blogger Sizzle said...

His "asshat"!!

I can't stop laughing.

Blogger Gwen said...

Yay! (this is me doing a happy dance). Apparently I am a very bad dancer. But I am very happy nonetheless.

Blogger John said...

Purrrrrrr. *head butt* *head butt* *head butt* Yay for Bug! : )

I'm a little late, but congrats on the benign asshat. :-)

Blogger WildbillthePirate said...

http://thistruthisfree.blogspot.com
Shameless self promotion of Simon's cat (and Pinot- don't forget the Pinot)

Blogger BabsieD said...

Late as well, but glad Bug's asshat is merely a stylish accessory.

I just read somewhere today that for brides, veils are out and hats are in. I guess the trend is already trickling down...

Blogger WanderingGirl said...

Brilliant! I frockin' love calling it the Asshat!

Blogger The Red said...

Kris! Have you been getting more traffic? I have no idea how this happened, but my link to your link is on here.

http://www.poplife.biz/?p=61781

We're on the same page as Paris Hilton!

Blogger KlevaBich said...

Kris, this is wonderful news! Three cheers for Bug and his Magical Asshat.

And is asshat not one of the best new words of our lifetimes?

Hooray! Good health news is always reason to celebrate!

Blogger Washington Cube said...

A friend called me this week, crying because her doggie had died in his sleep, and I told her I understood completely. Losing a pet is like losing a child. I told her it was also the loss of unconditional love. When our pets get sick, they can't tell us what's wrong or how they are feeling, and it's a very frightening, difficult time. You know they could be suffering, and it's silent. You've been through enough for 2008. Asshat is wonderful. Everyone will settle and be happy for asshat.

Blogger Lola said...

Love your blog. As a cat lover who recently lost her companion of 20 plus years, I know how sad and frustrating it is when our fur babies fall ill. Thank heavens your vet sounds hopeful. And on that note, it sounds like could use a break to inject a little fun into your day, so here's an invitation to play:

http://lolaology.blogspot.com/2008/04/not-all-who-wander-are-lost.html

Hope you'll join in! - Lola

Blogger Cheat to Win said...

I hope that everything's going well with the cats and nothing too serious has developed with his asshat.

And asshat is obviously the best name ever.

Blogger brookem said...

so glad that bug's booty is okay!

Blogger snoopy said...

OMG How funny! I spit a new cab/shiraz blend all over my new laptop when I read "because I like to imagine Bug lifting Cricket with his rump while I'm at work."

TOO FUNNY!

(and I like to imagine my fat cat bench pressing my skinny one)

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