Monday, August 27, 2012

Garfield the cat's makeover!

Chester here! Mom made a nine-minute short video with Garfield about this first bath. They are in the bathroom 'cuz this is before I said it was ok for him to come out into the rest of my apartment. I hope you like it even though I'm not in it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How am I doing?

Chester here. My secretary has been neglecting her transcribing duties but she finally set aside some time for me so I can update my blog!

So there's this other cat - Garfield - living with me and my humans now. I know what you're all am I doing?  Well, thank you for your concern.

At first I was pretty mad - who was this smelly cat behind the door in that small room where I sometimes wait for ma and dad?

Then I was perplexed.

Then I was pleased. Does this look familiar - it's in the picture above this one. They bought it for him - don't I look good sitting on it?

The thing is - this guy is no threat to me!

Actually, I've taken him under my paw. He needs a lot of help

About his dirty and smelly coat. I like to think I had something to do with him getting help. I took one whiff of his tail after his first bath (the one where he was covered in something called Fast Orange grease remover and then shampooed) and bit him on the back. Guy - do something with that stinky tail!

His tail needed to be cleaned again with the Fast Orange to get rid of that odor. After that, ma and dad washed his tail again with a stud tail creme to loosen more dirt and bathed him a few days later with a shampoo for oily coats. Finally - they got him really clean. Here's the kid after his last bath (he looks good, huh?)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Garfield's New BFF Chester

Mom Janna here. Just to wrap up Garfield's story, after about 3 days it was clear that the boys were on the road to getting along. Neither Chester nor Garfield wanted to do a slow introduction so we accelerated the process so that each step took a day that the cat behaviorists recommend to follow for a week.

Garfield was dropped off to us on a Monday and we decided to take him to Chester's vet on the Saturday when Chester was scheduled for his yearly check up.  The vet confirmed that Garfield was healthy, even more so than Chester who has small nostrils and meets most criteria of brachycephalic syndrome, or not-so-great breathing because of his flat face. I contacted Lisa and informed her that all was working out and could we complete the adoption process. She congratulated me and informed me that because I already filled out the forms, paid the adoption fee, received a copy of Garfield's earlier pet visit report, and my references checked out, that all was done.

We are all still adjusting to having Garfield as a member of our family, but since so many of you were hoping they would get along, I wanted to share some photos of the boys together: