Seventeen Years

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Callie is seventeen years old today. Her brother Carmel died of liver and kidney failure in February 2009, and I still don't know how to write about that experience. Both cats have been a part of my life for so long, longer than most friends. I'm so grateful that Callie, who has been on thyroid medication for the better part of a decade, is still jolting me awake with angry headbutts and trailing litter all over my blankets and purring maniacally while cutting off circulation to my limbs.

I know some of you aren't cat people or pet people or people, but just for today, shut up and deal with the fact that I love my cat twenty times more than I will ever love you.

gRegor

gRegor

Meow meow MEOW MEOW. Meow.

>^..^<

chris

chris

Kittens are awesome and all, but there's just something about a cat that's been around the block a few times.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

I don't know what you're implying, but Callie is offended. She has never been around the block. She only ever made it as far as the fence in the backyard.

Katherine

Katherine

Totes not a pet person here, but before you even got to that part, all I was thinking that I'm rather jealous of this connection you have with your cat. I just get too annoyed with animals to have that.

Happy birthday to Callie!

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

The only other pet I've truly had for myself is a betta fish, and that was equal parts fun and bleck. But cats? They make my world go 'round. I think a big part of that is that I'm an introvert, so I've spent a lot of my "down time" in my room with my cats. I can cry on them, hug them, sneeze on them, take naps with them. Nothing quite like having a purring kitty next to you while you read a book or sleeping on your face while you try to compose an email.

Jon

Jon

I was hoping that this was your mad lib. Then I read it and it was about your cat. ... I'm alright with that, but I want to hear my voice dubbed over your voice in a funny setting.

Also one the other commentators looks very angry at you what with the pointing, angry eyes, and what not.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

It would have been a little deceptive of me to post a Mad Libs Monday post on Sunday. ;)

Jon

Jon

Speaking of Monday. ...

Erini

Erini

aw. Yay for Callie! <3

Confession: I talked to a stranger last night for at least half an hour about cats... during a concert. Yep.

Team Christmas

Team Christmas

Callie is one of the more acceptable cats I know. So, congrats to Callie for living to be so old!