Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Feb 28, 2016
You know those cats that look you in the eye and then knock a glass off the counter; our Mimosa has some of that going on. He dictates which scratchers in the house can use the other cat, showing his gangster streak. He is also super silly and acts like a total goofball most of the time. He loves everyone, likes to pose for pictures, and is the kind of cat that just makes you happy. It is really hard not to love him, until you have had to change and wash the bedding day after day because he has yet again peed on the bed.
He isn’t doing this on purpose. Unfortunately our Mimosa has a congenital kidney problem that makes it painful for him to pee and causes him problems with peeing. It can be very hard to be the parent of a kitty who has medical issues that will never go away and that you also know will probably shorten his life span. What makes it easier is just how happy and carefree this cat is. Though going pee hurts him, he acts like there is nothing wrong in his world and as though he can conquer anything. He is the kitty the vet loves to see, because even though the vet has run tests, catheterized him, given him shots, and done other less than pleasant things, Mimosa always loves to the vet and has no fear.
With a Tabby, especially a Ginger Tabby, you never know what you are going to get, they can range from fun and goofy to the spawn of Satan. We got more than we bargained for with the medical problems, but sometimes you realize that you wouldn’t trade the problems your cat has because there is still something so wonderful about a specific pet that it makes it worth it.