Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bo's Almost-Meow

Today, readers, today I bring you cuteness.

Whenever I sit at my computer, my cats immediately demand my attention. It's odd, because they really don't want attention at any other time, other than when I'm not paying attention. (Have you seen the Cat vs. Internet comic over at The Oatmeal? Yeah, it's kind of like that.) Anyway, I woke up early this morning because I have this sick new iMac that I wanted to start putting to good use, commenting and such. And my little marshmallow, Bo, decides he'd like to have a conversation.

A little background on Bo: we adopted him in February of 2010 along with Bella, my other cat who I've featured on here before. Bo was found practically unconscious under a bush, lying in the snow. He was taken to an animal clinic where the office manager unofficially adopted him and made him her project, so to speak, and to ensure that he healed. He was only 0.8 lbs at 3 months old and his body temperature was 94 F degrees. (The norm for a cat is 100 - 103 F.) He had to have the majority of his fur shaved, because it was full of dirt and mats. The prognosis was not good, given that he had respiratory problems as well as such a terribly low body weight and temperature. Thankfully, my little man was a fighter and made a full recovery. He has a bit of a vocalization problem, probably due to the respiratory and vocal cord problems he had as a kitten. His meow was completely absent for the first few months that we had him.

When I set out on my adoption conquest, I seriously obsessed over those pet finder sites. When I came across his photo, I fell in COMPLETE and utter love. His long, cream colored fur and bright blue eyes won me over. I went to visit him and my decision was made. We took him home the next week. He was very, very timid at first and scared of everything. He still hates loud noises and loves to hide under the bed from practically everything. But I tell you, he is the most loving cat in the entire world.

At any rate... he has some things he'd like to share with you.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness he is absolutely adorable! :) He sure looks like a happy healthy boy now!

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  2. So cute. My parents dog does that! He makes an almost groan when u ask about his day. Lol thanks for sharing!

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  3. Ok so since I don't have sound at work, it kind of defeats the purpose of me watching this video - haha! But he is adorable :-) and I'm so happy you rescued him! That is how I got my Daisy. I will never go to a pet store & buy an animal. I will always adopt :-) It's definitely the way to go!

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  4. I can't NOT comment on this cuteness!!!

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  5. AWWW! He is too cute, as is his almost meow:) That face would have sucked me in too, he would have been home with me before he knew what hit him!

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  6. Awwwwwww. He's like a pint-sized lion. What a sweet story of your little fighter.

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  7. He is too adorable. I just love that coat! I had a cat who had an almost meow. She could talk but she always tried to meow at a higher pitch than her voice. So it would come out as a squeek! Thank you for sharing that!

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  8. Absolutely darling! I can see why you are in love (and enjoy that new computer!)

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  9. Aw, he is so darling! It's so lovely that he was rescued and is so awesome and strong now.

    My one cat barely meowed for years and years, and when she did it was so quiet, and now for the past year or so she's SO VOCAL, it's insane.

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  10. Aww what a sweetie. :) He is such a wonderful looking cat!

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  11. How precious! Sweet Bo has an adorable almost-meow :)

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  12. oh he is SO adorable! He reminds me of my second cat Pandora.. she has a crackly low meow.

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  13. So cute! I used to work at the humane society; one of the cats there, Alexander, didn't have a properly working meow box.

    - Jackie

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  14. too cute! happy to hear that he's found a loving home with you :)

    and holy crap - my pup TOTALLY demands my attention as soon as the computer comes out. i don't know what his deal is, but as soon as i try and blog he is begging to get in my lap.

    that's why we love them though, right? right.

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  15. KITTEH!!! This is just too freaking cute - what a furry little sweetie :)

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