Last night marked the final dose of Sully's medication, but he's a tough old cat and I'm sure he'll be fine. Still, I've stocked up a bit of the nip to hold him over as he makes the transition, although I wonder if catnip might not have been something of a gateway drug to begin with.
When we first met Sully nearly a decade ago, he was mostly feral, but he wasn't just wild, he was grouchy. Had a big ol' chip on his shoulder. One I was willing to overlook because man, is he handsome. Long, shiny black hair and big green-yellow eyes that glow with intensity and mischief.
My mom has said many times that Sully's the best-looking creature she's ever seen, and when she visits our house, she often whips out her camera and takes pictures of him.
I blame her for the extreme vanity Sully's developed over the years. Although he might not fully understand what cameras are for, he clearly grasps that having one aimed at him is a compliment.
Normally, feline vanity wouldn't pose much of a problem, but a few weeks ago, Ladies' Home Journal sent a photographer to our house to take pictures to go with a story I'd sold them.
Since the story sort of pivoted around how Squirt came to be part of our family, the photographer wanted several shots of just him.
This did not sit well at all with Sully, who assumed the position of Feline Equality Specialist and proceeded to photo bomb a good many of the Squirt's solo shots.
Although I don't know yet which pictures they'll use, the idea of my cats becoming magazine celebrities is amusing. Especially considering my boys already fit the celebrity mold.
They've got drug addiction and drama down pat.
The Ladies' Home Journal story is tentatively scheduled for June, meaning it goes on sale the first week in May. Reach Karin Fuller via email at karinful...@gmail.com.