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Are you happy?

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Today is the most important day on the cat calendar. Happy Boxing Day!

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat in her new box

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat, Olympic boxing champion

I believe Little Queen Olivia is the world’s only cat that does not like boxes. In the six months she has lived here, I caught her in a box only once, and then for only a few seconds, just long enough for me to take a picture. She seems to be saying, “See! I am a cat! Are you happy?”

Little Queen Olivia

Will always miss Zoey the Cool Cat

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On June 23, 2019, at 6:35 p.m., I was holding Zoey the Cool Cat in my arms at the vet’s office. She let out a final little snort as her head nestled into the crook of my arm and she started her journey over the Rainbow Bridge.

Will always miss the Cool Cat. She brought so much joy and laughter into my life with my husband, Jim.

Following are ten of my favorite pictures of her. The first was taken about three hours after we had brought her home from the El Cajon Animal Shelter on September 21, 2007. Her name was Zoey, but I added “the Cool Cat” after taking the picture. I think she had decided to stay in our home.

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat on a pedastal

Zoey the Cool Cat stamp

Zoey the Cool Cat stalking a mourning dove

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat

Zoey the Cool Cat enjoying her catio

Zoey the Cool Cat, Olympic boxing champion

Merry Christmas!

Zoey the Cool Cat

If you are new to my blog
and would like to know more about
Zoey the Cool Cat,
here are all my blog posts featuring her.
Here are my three posts about her final days,

How does she do this?

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I think cats are fascinating animals.

The following picture is of Little Queen Olivia sound asleep on an office chair.

Little Queen Olivia peacefully sleeping

With her so peacefully sleeping, I decide to go to the kitchen to get something to eat.

The kitchen is 25 feet away. It takes 9.31415 seconds to get there from the office.

This is what I see when I get to the kitchen:

Little Queen Olivia in the kitchen

How does she do this?

Little Queen Olivia spoke to me, and I listened!

Follow the assembly directionsLittle Queen Olivia

I blame myself for having to let Zoey the Cool Cat go on June 23, 2019, because I didn’t understand how pets talk to us.

Well, yesterday morning, Little Queen Olivia was sneezing every 15 minutes. Not just one sneeze. Several in a row. House-shaking sneezes.

Finally, at 4:00 a.m., it occurred to me that she was trying to tell me something.

I got dressed, put her in the carrier, and headed to the 24/7 vet hospital. Sure enough, she’s a sick Little Queen.

Looks like a cold at this point because her temperature is not elevated, she’s eating well, she’s eliminating well, and she’s active and playful. Just sneezing and watery eyes.

The drive to the vet was the first time in the six months she has been with us that I ever have heard her meow. Usually it’s just squeaks and squeals. Since it’s an 18-minute drive to the vet, and she meowed every 5 seconds, it also was the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th …………… 214th, 215th, 216th times I have heard her meow.

Here she is in her carrier at the vet at 4:30 a.m.:

Little Queen Olivia at the vet

The vet said to buy some Little Noses and Chlorpheniramine 4 mg tablets (cut in half), available at CVS across the street.

“Both are over-the-counter for humans,” as he told me, but will be fine for a 2-year-old cat.

Easily got the nasal spray in her nose but she fought me tooth & nail (secret code for “biting and scratching”) for 5 minutes before I got half a tablet down her. After I posted on Facebook, one person recommended “Pill Pockets.” I immediately rushed out to buy a pack. Didn’t fool the Little Queen. She looked at it and turned up her nose. Eventually I mixed the pill pocket in with her wet food and she snarfed it down. So all’s well.

I put her on my bed around 11:30 and she did not sneeze once, happily sleeping for 4½ hours.

Little Queen Olivia sleeping peacefully

Little Queen Olivia sleeping peacefully

Will monitor her closely to make sure that she doesn’t have anything more serious.

I refuse to look at you!

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Once Little Queen Olivia is certain she is going to get fed, this is the position she takes.

Little Queen Olivia

She won’t look at me and won’t look at the spot where her food dish soon will be, full of food.

She just sits there and stares straight ahead until I put her food dish down.

Cats.

Whaddaya gonna do….