#MicroBlogMondays: Send my baby some love

Meet my boys – Loki {on the left} and Simba {on the right}. They’re almost five years old, which means they’ve been with us for over four and a half years. But it feels like we’ve had them forever.

Simba is our little ball of sunshine. He becomes Mr. Lapcat every time I try to work on the laptop {ok, most times} and literally demands his cuddle time. If we are doing anything when he wants his cuddles, he will push it out of our hands and firmly insert himselfoin our lap, demanding to be the center of attention.

Loki is the mischievous one. Although I call him the guardian of books {because he loves sitting on the bookshelf}, he is the one who will throw things when he wants attention. He’s the reason why I had to put away all of my showpieces and stack all the books that I do not like at the front of my bookshelf. But he more than makes up for it with his sensitivity. I also call him Dr. Loki – he can tell when we are not feeling too well, and will curl up next to us until he is sure that we will be okay.

Their antics regularly have us in splits.

But when they were young, they had a serious skin problem. The vet told us it was mange, which can be life threatening. Loki was affected the most – he had bald patches, became thin, lost his rockstar looks. The vet  apparently told the husband that Loki’s chances of survival were slim; I could sense that too. But I refused to give up, and he pulled through. And thrived.

Now, he’s contracted some sort of skin infection again. The vet initially thought it was another attack of mange, but ruled that out. Seeing the vet a bit puzzled was unnerving, as he’s the one who diagnosed and treated them when they were kittens. But we have also become used to vets not knowing too much about cats, probably because they are still not too common as house pets.

So we’re back to the routine we had when he was a kitten – antibiotics and a betadine soak twice a day. It’s been a week and I can see a significant improvement already. But until he’s in the clear, a little part of my heart will remain clenched in fear.

If you can, send some loving thoughts and healing energy his way. I’ll be eternally grateful. I’ll be posting updates here after the vet visit, so if you’d like to know how he is doing you can come back here and check.

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22 Comments

  1. ‘The Guardian of Books’! Hahaha! 😀
    They look cute. I’ve never owned a pet, though I do dream of getting a German Shepherd someday. I’ll call him ‘Steele’, after Remington Steele, you know.
    I hope Loki is all hale & healthy soon. Sending healing to him.
    Oh and welcome to the BAR! 😀

    • Oh yes, the way he sits on the bookshelf, imperiously sometimes! He looks like he’s guarding them 😉

      Steele is a cool name for a dog! Hope you get him soon. 🙂

      Thank you and thank you! 🙂

  2. Ohh, poor Loki! I am sure the antibiotics and betadine should work their magic. Its not only about vets and cats Jini, almost every specialist seems to know less and less of more and more! Sending loving wishes to your two beauts! You stay strong and cheerful 🙂

    • Thank you Kala! And it’s true – forget about vets, even doctors seem to know less and less about medical conditions!

  3. Sending Healing thoughts your way. Your furry balls of sweetness will be fine , don’t worry at all. My daughter is not well these days too and so I know how much healing energy we need 🙂

  4. I had an orange cat with double paws and he was such a love. So sorry to hear your kitty is not well. I hope he’s better soon! You’re book collection looks fantastic. Found your blog via Microblog Mondays 🙂

  5. They are so cute and I love that picture. They truly take care of the books. So that you cuddle them before you pick something to read 😉
    Sending you wishes and healing thoughts. Hope Loki feels better very soon. Hugs!

  6. The fact that there’s improvement with the antibiotics and betadine is heartening. I would say there’s a strong change of it being healed.
    Mainly because our dog had something similar awhile back and it healed with the same combo.

    Also, a very regal pic of those two… if one didn’t know any better, one would suspect that THE AUTHOR (who shall not be named) is falsely accusing them of being naughty and demanding to hide THE AUTHOR’S own evil behaviour! 😀

    • Oh that is so good to hear! Thank you Roshan. And yes, he pulled out of something similar and far worse when he was just a tiny kitten, so I’m hoping that he will pull through this time too!

      ROFL! THE AUTHOR is duly chastised, such regal children can only be paragons of virtue after all! 😉

  7. Aww your babies are such angels. You know what S is going to love meeting them someday. He takes to cats so well. I hope Loki gets better soon.

    PS: I so love that book shelf.

    • Oh really? I hope he can visit sometime soon then!

      That bookshelf is my dream come true. 😉

      Thank you, I have my hopes up for Loki too!

  8. Aww..they are so cute Jini. My daughters love cats and they are after e to get them one soon. I showed them simba and Loki and now they both really want to meet them. Good wishes for loki. He will be fine soon. 🙂

    • Cats are so much fun Deepa, and they have such strong personalities! If you do get your girls kittens, do share photos! Thank you for then wishes. 🙂

    • Thank you so much Mayuri!

      My mom is also terrified of pets – it’s a madhouse here when she visits. 😉

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