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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Photo Hunt #3 Steps

Here we are taking steps!!! (Smokey, G.T.'s hiney, Obi, & Sally)

If you are wondering why Obi's beeyoutiful floofy tail is shaved, it's because he had a perineal urethrostomy. You can find out all about it here. This isn't for the faint of heart.




25 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a good pichur taking steps. Does GT know he's going the wrong way. Poor Obi's floofy tail. How long ago did he haf the op? We hope efurryfing is ok furr him now.

Dragonheart said...

Great photo for steps! Poor Obi, having part of his tail shaved. I guess G.T. decided to go his own way when the photo was taken!

Suzanne said...

you're a good looking bunch of kitties. i'm glad to call you my friends!

love
--suz

(ben2 has had the shaved tail thing at least twice...when mama gets him his lion cut)

Daisy said...

GT, sometimes it is good to go against the flow!

That is such a cute photo. There was a cat at the shelter who had a urethrostomy. My Mommie remembers him well, his name was Austin. It was a very heartwarming story, because after he recovered from his surgery, a lady came in and fell in love with Austin. The lady sent a card telling us how happy she is with Austin.

Morgen said...

Obi's tail looks like a bottle brush!
Will he be helping Maw clean out the hummingbird feeders this spring?

We read about the urethrostomy, and think that Obi is a very brave kitty. He looks like he's doing well, though!

And Jazper says: look at how shiney Sgt. Sally's eyes are! Beeeeyooootiful!

Kimo & Sabi said...

He gots a fev-ver duster on his tail!

yao-lin said...

That is a good pic. The shaven tail looks like a cute feather duster x

Tara said...

What a great picture, and Obi's tail is amazing! I hope he is feeling OK, he is so brave.
Tara

Fritzamus Maximus said...

Good photo!

I hope that Obi is feeling better after the operation. He's a fat and furry fellow just like me!

Princess Pearl mentioned that one of the Forty Paws' Feeders is English just like one of mine. I think that's cool!

Daisy said...

ps: I saw your comment, and wanted to mention that (unfortunately) the shelter probably would not have done the procedure if they knew in advance that is what he needed. Austin was in and out of the hospital for blockages a few times before he finally had the surgery. You are right, it was a LOT of green papers, even discounted (the figure had three 0's at the end).

Austin was dumped at the front door of the shelter without any information, and he was extremely ill within a few days. We are guessing he probably had a history of urinary problems before his owners abandoned him.

I am glad Austin (and Obi) had a happy "ending".

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

I'm glad you explained about Obi's tail. When I first looked at the photo I said, "WHAT THE HECK!?"

But then you explained it so it all made sense to me. :)

Love the photo.

Pearl.

Gemini said...

Oh Obi, that was a big surgery. BigIg decided you needed to be featured on his blog!

Suzanne said...

forty paws, mama has pictures of ben2 a few pages back in the my blog archive. right now mama doesn't have a camera--dad got it when he left. she doesn't have $ to shop for a camera yet, either. as soon as she has some $, she'll buy a camera and then there'll be new pictures of both of us!

love
--suz

The Meezer Gang said...

Step! Left, Right, Left! All fall into formation!

Karen Jo said...

Poor Obi. I hope he is feeling better now. You all look good on the steps.

Lux said...

I hate to say this, but we're all faint of heart here at my home. Look at all of you stepping out, though! It looks like a cat convention!

Jamie said...

And I thought we were softies for taking in four dumpster kitties. Congratulations on a soft and loving heart.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom sez dat Obi's tail wood be grate fur cleaning our baby bottles. We don't thing dat wood make him happy tho.

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, lookit all you kitties on the steps! What fun. And I'm sorry Obi had to have some of the floof shaved off his tail!

Hope youkitties are havin' a great weekend. Sendin' kittyhugs and purrs!

Parker said...

All happy cats! Tails in the air in all directions! Poor Obi! What a brave boy!

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

What a great photo!!
Happy Sunday to all :)

=^..^= said...

Obi's tail looks like a bottle brush! Hahaha! I like it. I like it a lot!

~Bombay

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Oh, the poor lidde guy! That's a great picture!
Kitty had the same kind of surgery many years ago...

Victor Tabbycat said...

Happy tails! But G.T.'s goin the wrong way :-)

RayPod said...

Obi's tail looks like a....cattail! MOL Fantastic.