Loki

I have so many posts & post ideas now that my third-party post is in the “done” column, but I really need this right now.

I’m sure very few people care about my cat.  However, I promise some really fantastic cat pictures if you want to scroll down & skip my rambling.

When I moved out of my Dad’s house, I wanted to get a cat:

  • An all black cat – because they’re less likely to be adopted, the first to be euthanized in shelters, & still have a horrible stigma of being “bad luck”
  • To be named “Loki” (I didn’t have a gender preference, I merely picked a name based on the Norse G-d of Mischief & Lies)
  • Adopted, not purchased

My ex-boyfriend/ex-husband (my life is a Jerry Springer episode) had an Uncle with a feral cat colony on his cow farm.  It turns out, one of them had recently had a litter of kittens.  They weren’t scared of humans yet, so we went to see them.

He who would ultimately be named “Loki” was the only one of three 8-week old kittens who didn’t run & hide.  Instead, he investigated the giant hairless apes who entered the tiny barn stall in which he’d spent his whole life.  I like to say this was his first – & last – brave act.

He’s a bit of a scaredy-cat.  Seriously, this cat is afraid of string.  But, I digress.

Eventually, when I spent four years wondering why I was in constant pain & my depression soared, Loki became my reason for sticking around.  I had to care for him – feeding, vet visits, stealing his waste for no reason other than to piss him off.

My doctor helped me declare him an emotional support animal.  This helps mostly with if I move somewhere where I’m not supposed to have pets.  It also reminds me that he needs me.

My whole world is a whiny, attention-seeking, spoiled rotten, six-year-old black cat.  At 16 pounds, he pushes me around like no one’s business.

Now, the pictures as promised:

loki-in-food-dish
When he first arrived, he was small enough to fit in his own food bowl.  Which he did to tell us that it was empty & needed to be remedied post-haste.
loki-on-the-bed-belly-rubs3
He did & still does love belly rubs.  Weird cat.
loki-mouth-open
He’s got a big mouth, like his human Mama.
loki-put-treat-right-here-photo-by-lola-gonzalez
Taken by my talented & amazing friend at LG Imaging.  We had to bribe him to sit still.  We call this picture “Put the cat treat here.”
loki-regal
Another picture by LG Imaging.  My Prince is all grown up!!! ❤

I’ll get back to writing stuff tomorrow.  Or, maybe Wednesday after the election.  This week is an emotional s***-storm, so I needed to remind myself what my life means.  If not for me, for him.  ❤

 

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