Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Cosmo


Here is the first and oldest of my family, Cosmo. One picture shows his lean handsome shape, the other picture is of him trying to get at a squirrel. The bird feeder is on a window in Nicole's favorite room but she likes to share. Cosmo is 12. We adopted Cosmo from VB Animal Control. In the cat room at VBAC, he was all alone on one side of the room where most of the cages were empty. He was jumping up and down for us to notice him (he was about 5 months old) and we instantly fell for him. VBAC wouldn't let us take him home for 4 days. When we returned on the forth day he could barely breath and could barely stand up. He was so very sick. We took him home and nursed him back to health. To this day, Cosmo has frequent loud sneezing fits, sneezing at least 6-7 times. Cosmo is a loud purrer. He purrs when we touch him and he loves to have the top of his head itched. He loves to be chased through the house. Since Cosmo has gotten older, he has a difficult time jumping on the counters. So in our master bath where he likes to drink out of the faucet, we've built him a ramp so he can get on the counter himself. Cosmo never sheds, his fur is fine and soft. Cosmo loves to sleep with us and loves to nap on one of many heated beds throughout the house. Cosmo seems to like Halle the best of our cats. -Darcy

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13 comments:

Jess said...

Cosmo is so handsome and i loved reading his story. he is so sleek looking i'd love to pet that silky fur! i love it when my cats climb the window to try to 'catch' something. look how close he is to that squirrel! lol

and very cool that you can accomodate your senior with the kitty ramp. that is so sweet. i have some sink drinkers too.

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning all! Hi Cosmo! You are such a handsome boy! I used to have a charcoal grey kitty, actually my first kitty, I guess. He was a stray that wondered up to my parents front porch and I guess I was about 7 or 8 maybe? I made a little bed for him and my parents let me feed him, but wouldn't let him in the house. I named him Crocket. When winter came around, my dad took him to the shipyard and Crocket stayed inside there where it was warm and kept my dad and his coworkers company. Lol, thanks Cosmo for sparking a good memory! Btw, Cosmo's mommie Darcy, is my friend Darcy, Zebby's furrever mom, for anyone who didn't realize. Can't wait to see Halle and more of Nicole too!

Linda T. said...

Hi ya, Cosmo! You sure are one sleek kitty! Please let Darcy know that there is Glucosamine Chondroitin for kitties!!! It's sold under the name "Arthogen" at Care-A-Lot Pet Supply!! It is little capsules of powder which can be sprinkled onto canned food! If arthritis is Cosmo's problem, it would probably help lots (Our oldest kitty is on it and can still leap onto the bathroom counter at 18!)

Emma's Kat said...

Btw, Cairo and RtR's mom, Kathleen left comments on yesterday's peace globe post for anyone intersted! So good to hear from her again!

katnippia said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family!

Cosmo, you are a very handsome kitty. I love your coloring. Darcy,thanks for sharing his pic with us.

Hope everyone is having a nice week so far.

Anonymous said...

I encourage you to have a vet check for allergies or upper respiratory infection. Do you have carpeting in your house? My cat had reactions like that (and worse) for years, til we moved to a house with hardwood floors.

Ariel said...

Cosmo is a very handsome kitty. He's also very lucky to have such wonderful and loving ownwers :)

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

What a great story! And how nice that he has his own ramp. I have a series of 3 plastic storage boxes set up like stairs so that Grr and her large tummy can easily get up to the kitty grass planter. Cosmo is a very handsome house panther!
Karen C.

thanks for the link, Kat!

violentjaysa said...

Wow, Cosmo sounds so cool! I would love to meet that kitty & scratch his little head!!

~ j

Anonymous said...

Oh, Cosmo is a very handsome cat. And he sounds like a cool dude. Glad he found such a loving family.

Luna said...

A Great story! Nice Pic! =^^=

alohahelper said...

Cosmo doesn't shed? Now THAT'S unusual! What a great story and it's so nice that Darcy's family is helping him get up on the counter with a ramp. We give Pluto, our older woofie, Synflex which is a liquid glucosamine supplement to help with his arthritis. Blackie is still nimble at 17 though she doesn't jump from the washing machine to the cage anymore like she used to do a few years ago.
Linda

kristen said...

Cosmo is a very handsome boy! He and my Asher could be twins! Asher too likes to be chased through the house, sleeps on heated blankets and drinks from faucests. I think they must have been separated at birth!