Kitteh contest: Kenny

February 1, 2012 • 5:00 am

Reader Abishek sends us a photo of his family’s fatigued felid:

This is Kenny. We (my wife and I) got him from the SPCA in 2005 when we were in graduate school. He’s generally an indoors cat but goes out on supervised outings two to three times a week in the garden area around our apartment complex. He is the darling of the neighborhood (all my neighbors know him by name) primarily because he runs up to people to greet them and sometimes plays fetch with his stuffed octopus toy. This picture was taken on the day of the DC snowstorm last winter; we had let him out in the snow for over an hour and he apparently got tired and was in the process of relaxing in front of the television, on a big round chair left over from our grad school days.

22 thoughts on “Kitteh contest: Kenny

  1. “a big round chair left over from our grad school days” – Kenny certainly lies about like a student! 😉

    1. I have a stuffed E.coli toy. And I gave my sister a stuffed Gonorrhoea toy, and she gave gonorrhoea to the vicar, and enjoys telling everyone about it.

  2. I always love illustrations of how much cats love their COMFORT. Not only do they enjoy it immensely, they let us know, too. L

  3. Our yuongest cat, Picino,(Peachy for short) died yesterday – he was almost 14 and in Sept.2010 had his right leg amputated at the hip because of a cancerous tumour between the toes. He coped on three legs very well and visited throughout the neighbourhood until just before Christmas, when he started to lose weight quite noticsably. He continued his regular visits to the vet until last week. The vet didn’t think he was either in pain or any kind of unusual distress and respected our wishes that he be allowed to die naturally at home in his own bed with the two people, me and my wife, whom he loved. We still have Rosco
    who will be 15 in the summer and who is a very healthy looking cat.

    1. The vet didn’t think he was either in pain or any kind of unusual distress and respected our wishes that he be allowed to die naturally at home in his own bed with the two people, me and my wife, whom he loved.

      I’ve had to put two of my kittehs “down” and they went with me stroking their heads, looking them in the eyes, and talking to them quietly. One was 15 but had needed daily insulin shots for the previous 4 years (which I had administered) and some very intensive care at the end (one room became a kitteh hospital room) and the other was 22. They both let me know (look in their eyes as they engaged mine very directly, pushing away the food) that they were ready. They both needed the “help” of the vet and I could not have let them linger longer (as extremely hard as it was to act.)

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