Cool cats!

Charlie and Tom have been with us more than a year now and they are still alive, which for us is something of a record in cat husbandry!

The day I decided to surprise my family by bringing home two half dead and seriously infected cats was December 21st, 2012. As you know, when we got them we were told it was brother and sister and I think being treated like a girl in his formative weeks has had a long lasting effect on Tom, or is it Tomette?

His fur is much finer and smoother than Charlie’s, he’s weaker with less muscle but weighs roughly the same as Charlie thanks to his pinky-pinky wobbling belly, has a squeakier voice, is less adventurous, more emotional and he likes to keep warm by sleeping on top of the Yamaha Aventage which gives off just the right amount of heat to keep a cat warm!

It has been either side of -10C for a while now, currently -12C, and these differences between the cats are noticeable.

While Charlie "Amundsen" Cat sneers at the cold weather, Tom "Pussy Riot" Cat will only go as far as the underfloor heating by the door!

While Charlie “Amundsen” Cat sneers at the cold weather, Tom “Pussy Riot” Cat will only go as far as the underfloor heating by the door!

30 seconds of cold air is more than enough for Tom.

30 seconds of cold air is more than enough for Tom.

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2 thoughts on “Cool cats!

  1. What a nice guy you are. I did not know Charlie and Tom were saved by you. My sister has a heating pad that her cats lay on. I think i’s activated when they step on it.

  2. I wouldn’t want to take credit for plucking them from the jaws of death! The story goes – I asked at work if anyone knew of any cats that were available, my assistant said her uncle had some recently born in the cow shed on his farm. She said there was a brother and sister available and they were in good shape. I said I’d take them. By the time I collected them (she brought them to Warsaw from the farm) they had spent about 3 months living in a barn in winter.

    On close inspection by the vet the day after I collected them, both had serious lung and ear infections. Charlie got better with medication but Tom got worse and worse until he was not eating, not drinking and hardly breathing. By Christmas Eve he was on the verge of death so we went for glucose injections and I was giving him steam inhalations and hot water bottles. He slowly recovered but his breathing is still not perfect even today, or lets say he has one bad day for every 20 good ones.

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