Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tarra's Christmas Visit!

Tarra was one of Tommy's original Sexy New Friends and she's lives in Las Vegas. The word is that Tarra visits quite a bit so I'm not quite sure why Tommy kept referring to Tarra as a Sexy New Friend since after her first visit she would have been a regular visitor. I didn't know Tommy so maybe he just thought new sounded cooler than like regular or something. Or maybe Tommy had a bad memory! :D  I shouldn't make fun of him ... people are still in mourning over him. He was an old cat when he bit the dust passed on.  I don't mean to get all tied up in the semantics of this - Tarra is a fun friend. Hey ... Sexy Fun Friends! I like that! hmm ... no, on second thought that just sounds like a bad porno! Not that I'm exactly sure what a porno is. I'm only 2 1/2 years old so I still got gaps in my knowledge.

I do know one thing about Las Vegas .... it has a sister city called Phuket which is in Thailand. I'm not sure how Thailand people speak, but I sure would like to know why they would call their city Phuket!! Talk about a bad call!! I don't know how they live with themselves!!

Tarra came from Las Vegas to see me. Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World. If you ask me, that's a pretty bold claim! What goes on around here makes my place seem like the entertainment capital of the world. There's no shortage of fun stuff. I'm not sure what else there would be to do in Las Vegas unless it has a bigger back yard than here. Maybe that's it. Maybe Tarra can spend a long time explaining it to me! 

I got to work on not looking so goofy in my photos.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Visit from Kira! All the way from Oregon!

Me and Kira
Kira came all the way from Portland which is far away. If you check back you can see that she was my first visitor as I moved in to assume full Huskercat responsibilities. On a sad note, she was also Tommy's last visitor just a few weeks before he ... um ... passed on. Tommy was the original Huskercat, but now everyone will just have to get used to me. I didn't have a choice so everyone just needs to deal with it!

Naturally I have to include this picture of her in her Huskershirt.  Upon close inspection you might notice that Kira has black hair in one picture and blonde hair in the other. Cats have extremely good eyes so I thought I should point this out. That struck me as unusual. I've only been the cat-in-residence for a couple months and I can say that some mighty peculiar things happen around here. For example, when I left the humane society I had not considered that I would be expected to write a blog! I'm not complaining, I'm just saying it's probably useful to stay alert around here!
Blonde Kira
Kira said she'll be back in a couple months so obviously I'm a hit with her. That's pretty cool!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

TA DA!! It's the New Huskercat!!! Liam!

I'm the new Huskercat, Liam Thomas. I'm told Tommy passed on last month and was the first Huskercat and he launched the Huskercat web site in 2004. So that makes me Huskercat #2!  In his honor, I'm Liam (the name I came with) Thomas (his name).  I'm not sure what all the Huskercat job entails but I'm getting familiar with it now that I'm confident enough to come out from under the bed! Apparently a big part of it is dictating my notes for this blog. I don't even know what a blog is!  But they told me I'd get it all figured out.

Here's me just arriving at my new home in a ritzy part of Riverside. It's a pretty crumby photo because you can't even see me in the carrier!!  The owners need to do a better job of documenting things! This is exactly how weird conspiracy theories get started! But I'm saying right here that I was actually in there.
Hard to imagine that two hours ago I was in a little cage at the Mary Roberts Animal Shelter Rescue Center (or something like that).  I'm staying under the bed for awhile.  For the record, it's my choice. They aren't making me stay here. 
I'm not sure what I was expected to do with all these magazines.  At the animal shelter they rolled up magazines and beat the dogs!  It was really funny ... Suck on that, PeTA!!!   Ok, I was kidding about that.  They never beat the dogs although they deserved it. They must read a lot at this place.
This is a pretty good capture of my handsome likeness.  With these kinds of looks I should be popular on this web site.
I don't think this is the best photo to convey that I'll be doing a bang up job around here.   Not that there's anything wrong with sleeping 16 hours a day!

Everyone around here is still sad because of Tommy's demise. So I guess my first job here is to get everyone cheered up! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tommy's Passing (RIP June 22, 2010)

Tommy lost his battle 
for immortality today

He was the original Huskercat
That's right - he had his own web site!
Or as Tommy always told other cats ... suck on that!
Nine lives lasted him 18 years.
A talented team of board certified veterinary specialists -- Dr Prouix (Oncology), Dr Ogilvie (Internal Medicine & Oncology), Dr Sueda (Internal Medicine), Dr Mallory (Cardiology), Dr Mohammadian (Radiology), Dr Spela, Dr Hoggan (Emergency Critical Care); Tommy's Longtime Riverside Vet, Dr Schoen, and all the Vet Techs, Jennifer, Maggie, Liz, David, Brooke, Michelle, Charlene, Claudia -- were able to extend his life by three years. He had the best medical care that was always accompanied by lots of love.

A Photo-synopsis of Tommy's 
Last Three Years

Official Christmas Portrait 2008
(still lookin' good)

vaguely interested ...
Just one of many Huskercat publicity photoshoots
Nobody actually died.
It was a Halloween party!
Not so fierce

Biopsy and after his biopsy (and a couple associated IV drips!)
Move luv!
Preventing an escape!
Maggie & Cathy
Cathy (left)
Fancy Christmas Portrait with Nebraska Husker Socks 
Yawning in his custom made snooze-box of American pine, West African ebony and South American tigerwood. He actually preferred a cardboard box.
Zana - catsitter with a PhD!
(Tommy's early years)
Jennifer - catsitter who was highly trained vet tech
(Tommy's later years)
Tommy was no friend to birds. 
Getting ready for his visit by a Persian Cat
contemplating the great outdoors ....
always lots-o-fun!!
Dr O!
Tommy liked to closely supervise his medical treatments
Tommy had outstanding medical care
(as can be seen in these snazzy photos)
high tech scan of some part of Tommy
Nothing like the gravy from a can of Fancy Feast!
Damn stupid idiot dumb-ass creepy dog
Maggie & David ... plotting something
Nothing wrong with kisses!
Nothing at all!
Tommy appeared in this watercolor painting by Kira
just part of staying healthy (or something like that)
Do not EVER get medical treatments on Halloween.
Seriously, don't ever do that. Never.
Lesson learned.

Private outdoors water dish
(legs sheared for IVs)
timing issue of some kind

Bad photo of Tommy on way home from California Vet Specialists
Jennifer and some guy at the Canyon Crest Animal Hospital
Thomas investigating freakish death of rat in garage. He concluded the rat had it coming so who cares really.
Overhead forensic photograph
Tarra & Dave - best-ist of buddies
Who the hell gives a cat malted milk balls for Christmas!?
Not as fun as it looks
Guess who's not having fun!
Tommy - as the general anesthesia wears off
hmm ...
For a moment, Tommy thought he got married to Kira!
Natalie, one of Tommy's best friends (and some guy)
Gettin' it in the rear ...

Tough love

Dr Prouix - the top dog in this cat's care

Not good. Not good at all ....