A week in the life of AgaThor the Super Kitten

As promised, a blog that consists mainly of happy things – that is, a week in the life of AgaThor the Super Kitten as seen through pictures. The last blog post was a little heavy. I hope this one lifts your spirits!

As many of you know, AgaThor has two mom’s. One main mother, that being my own mother, and me, who helps out when she can. Last week, AgaThor, the rest of my mom’s zoo, plus my own two cats (Artemis and Persephone) were my responsibility. In other words, AgaThor and I had a major cuddle session for a week straight. Here are pictures of AgaThor as well as a few photos of his housemates, his lifestyle, his primary house, and his best friend. Enjoy!!!

 

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“Hey, what’s up, guys?” – AgaThor

 

 

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This is AgaThor’s special homemade food. If you’ve read past blog entries, you know that he has some digestive issues caused by his paralysis. What is in this cold stew, you ask? Check out the recipe below!

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KMR = Kitten Milk Replacer; A/D is Science Diet canned wet food. Can you read my mother’s handwriting?

 

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“I can barely see over this stupid cone, you guys.” – AgaThor

 

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“My favorite thing is chillaxin’ in the sun. But, this cone is REALLY messing with my mojo. How am I going to pick up any hot chicks at the beach when I have this on?!” – AgaThor

 

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“Having said that, I’m still a pretty handsome guy…even when wearing The Cone of Shame.” – AgaThor

 

 

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This is Hannah, AgaThor’s bestest bud! Hannah only visits for about a week out of the month. But, she’s a regular around here. She and AgaThor are only a few months apart in age, hence their friendship. If you’re new to the blog, check older posts for more Hannah info, pics, and vids.

 

 

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My mom has a bit of a green thumb, unlike me.

 

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This is Austin, the oldest dog in the house. He and his brother were found on the side of the road, ribs protruding. They were about two months old at the time. We found a home for his brother. He is a shy dog; a bit of a reluctant alpha. He loves sticking his nose in the dirt (see picture above) and his man cave (his dog cage).

 

 

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AgaThor loves to be scratched. Because his rear limbs are, for the most part, paralyzed, he can’t scratch himself. Scratching is one of the main duties, other than food preparation, of his human slaves.

 

 

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This is Aphrodite, one of AgaThor’s housemates. I named her. All of the pets with awesome names were named by me.  Aphrodite has an alpha personality, just like AgaThor does. So, you rarely see them cuddle. Whenever I was on the couch with Aggie (one of his many nicknames. Others include ‘MagnaForce’), he ran her off if she tried to cuddle with me. “She’s all mine! ME ME ME ME ME.” <-AgaThor. Don’t worry, though. I didn’t always let AgaThor get away with it.

 

 

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This is Buttons, another of Aggie’s housemates. Her and Aggie don’t interact all that much because she seems to hate other cats and craves only human attention. As you can see, she is trying to lure me into staying in bed with her so she can get more cuddles.

 

 

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This is Indy. She stays in the art room at my mom’s house because she is scared of her own shadow.  As with all of the other animals in this homestead, she is a rescue. She was feral when she was rescued a few years ago. And, though she has warmed up a little, loud noises will make her run from you very easily. She’s a delicate little butterfly.

 

 

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“I’m such a hot stud.” – AgaThor sunning himself in the living room

 

 

 

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This is Brutus. Or, as I sometimes call him, Mr. Big and Beefy. Or, as my mom sometimes calls him, Boulder Head. A few years ago he (and his companion Caesar) showed up on my mom’s porch demanding love and food. How could we resist?  Caesar, though living on my mother’s property, is still feral, so petting him is rare and getting a photo of him is just as rare. Let’s just say that he is all black, like Brutus, but a bit more slender and less alpha male.  My mother already had more than enough cats inside the house, but don’t worry, folks. They are living the best life that outdoor cats can. They have cat shelters that are heated in the winter, plenty of food and love, and are both neutered. What’s the deal with their names, you ask? Well, they used to be best friends when they arrived. But, not long after, a female cat showed up and Brutus betrayed Caesar, forcing him off of the porch to make room for the new arrival. Hence, his name. She was a gorgeous long-haired tame cat that was already spayed, so, thankfully, we found her a forever home a few months after her arrival. However, there is still, even a couple of years later, tension between the two males that didn’t exist before her arrival. Is anyone interested in converting the Shakespeare tale into a tale about these two?

 

 

 

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AgaThor and Hannah sunning themselves together in the living room.

 

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This is the newest piece of Aggie-proof furniture. He really enjoys going up the stairs, but coming down is the problem. So, my mother has had to install this baby gate on the stairs. AgaThor simply hates it. He thinks it’s the worst thing ever.

 

 

 

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This is Cocoa. She’s often too wiggly (excitable) to get a good picture of, so this is the best I could do. Austin, seen above, actually picked her out himself. My mother took Austin to the animal rescue and introduced different dogs to him to gauge his reaction. She was the only one that he wagged his tail for. ADOPTED!

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Aggie wanted to end the blog on the best note possible, so he’s in his prim and proper pose. He promises that he would be a proper, young man if you invite him to any black tie affairs.

The next blog post will include a video. Is the suspense killing you?

This is the end. I hope you have enjoyed this post, my dear friend.

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New medical challenge for AgaThor

Hey, guys! I’m sorry these updates come less and less frequently. When I started this blog I was working less hours and didn’t have much of a social life, so I had a lot more time to devote to this. But, there’s been a lot of activity in AgaThor’s life recently and I think all of you deserve an update. This post will be to the point with nothing held back. Also, because it’s already 11:04pm and I work tomorrow, plus I must do the AgaThor ritual in the morning, I’m short on time, so please excuse errors as I won’t have time to proofread tonight.

About two weeks ago, I came to my mother’s to find AgaThor with an injured leg. My first thought was, “Did he get it caught on one of the dog cages?” I looked at all of the cages and couldn’t find any with blood, skin, or cat hair on it. My second thought was, “No way, did Hannah groom him too hard through her cage?” Again, I looked all around her cage and didn’t see anything. I took a closer look at the wound and saw a bunch of puncture marks, that clearly would have been made by cat teeth rather than dog. My mother arrived at her house about fifteen minutes later to find me in a panic. After hurriedly telling her what I found, she informed me that the same morning she’d found that he’d licked hair off those same spots and there were a couple of bites. She put some Neosporin on it and was going to check it after work. She panicked when she saw it, too. It was much, much worse than it had been that morning. He went to the vet immediately, and the veterinarian was really worried about his leg, saying that it may have to be amputated, but that we’d try him on some really strong antibiotics to give it a chance to heal. Her main concern, however, is why he would do this to himself. She worried it was a neurological condition and that the behavior would continue. She told us we should prepare ourselves for the possibility that he may continue to hurt himself and, therefore, that we may have to put him to sleep.

We decided to go with the strong meds, a cone of shame, and for our vet to consult with a neurologist. For the last week he has been on antibiotics and pain meds. He’s also been given a special bath on his leg to make sure the wound stays clean. Three days ago the vet contacted me to let me know that after consulting with a neurologist, they think it best to try him on anti-depressants to see if, once the cone comes off, that will keep him from harming himself. Today, I had to take him to the vet because he had rectal bleeding and his nose and gums looked pale. Thankfully, the vet thinks my panic wasn’t warranted. She says that the paleness to his nose and gums is because the anti-depressant that he’s on make him have low blood pressure, so she doesn’t think it is because of the bleeding. He has been having some incontinence issues and she believes that is what is causing the rectal bleeding, but told me to keep an eye on it. So, that’s where we stand right now. His cone will not come off until next Tuesday because the vet wants to make sure the anti-depressant is strong in his system before we give it a go. So, dear AgaThor fans, please keep your fingers crossed that the anti-depressant does the trick. I’m not sure what will happen if it does not.

I took some pics the last few days and I will post them on Sunday or Monday.

I hope all of you are well. Sending our best wishes!

AgaThor’s World – June and July 2013

Are you ready for a bevvy of AgaThor images? I certainly hope so. But, check out the video at the bottom of this post as well!

Let the bevvy of pictures begin!

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“I just got fluids, guys. Stop making fun of my big neck!”

 

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This is my favorite chair at my vacation home.

 

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Let’s end with a video!

 

“Mommy, I’m stuck in my kitty bed!”

 

AgaThor visits for the first time

It’s been a busy last two months, between getting my new house move-in ready and organizing a big event. I’ve been in the house two weeks as of yesterday. I brought Artemis and Persephone the day after I moved in, but have yet to purchase a bachelor pad for AgaThor to stay in while I’m at work, so he’s stayed with his other mommy most of the two weeks since I moved in.

Despite the fact that my new home isn’t completely updated  yet, I brought him by for a visit so he could begin getting used to it. He was mortified! He hated the colors I’d chosen. He hated the placement of the furniture. “So blue collar!” he said. Worst of all, he said he’d been misled. How could it be his vacation home if there wasn’t a cat tree, a bachelor pad, and fields of cat nip plants?!

I assured him that I was in the process of getting him a cat tree and a bachelor pad, though I’d be unable to plant fields of cat nip for him. Finally, he admitted that he just thought the place was scary. I told him not to worry, that he’d come over for a few visits before spending his first night here. He reminded me that he was a Super Kitten and that Super Kittens have an image to keep, so I couldn’t tell anyone he was scared.  I crossed my fingers behind my back and as I nodded my agreement.

Here are two pics and a video of AgaThor’s first visit. Don’t tell him I posted them!

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It took a lot of coaxing to get AgaThor out from under my desk.

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But, he came right out when he saw the ghost!

Trying desperately to find a hiding place!

AgaThor will have his vengeance!

Hey, AgaThor devotees!

AgaThor’s digestive issues worsened in mid and late-March, but he’s a bit better this month so far. We’ve had to put him on a completely liquid diet, which includes a combination of mostly KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement) with some Science Diet A/D and vegetables. As you can imagine, he lost a couple of pounds, but is still a healthy weight at this time. Yes, we realize he is way to old for KMR, but it seems to be better for his stomach. We are continuing to monitor him and take him to the vet if there is a problem. I am happy to report that AgaThor worked his charms on his archenemy while at the vet and now everyone at the vet absolutely loves him. The EVIL VETERINARIAN has now seen the light and joined him in his struggle for good. So, worry not, folks. He still has his mojo. He is still in VERY good spirits and is increasingly testing boundaries with his alpha male personality. We’ve come to realize his paralysis extends a little further into his body than just his back limbs. This a bit of a blessing in disguise because it means that, for the most part, his digestive issues haven’t bothered him.

I only have two pictures for you today, sorry. I’ve been getting AgaThor’s vacation home up to snuff. HE HAS HIGH STANDARDS!

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AgaThor crazy attack cat with devil eyes – “I will have my vengeance upon my intestines by beating the crap out of your leg!”

And…yes, those are my favorite house socks.

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AgaThor drying himself on a heat vent after one of his many baths. He asks that you not be jealous of his fashionable diaper.

Lessons learned since we’ve had AgaThor: Bathing cats is hard…and sometimes dangerous.

Happy 1st Birthday, AgaThor!!!

Happy 1st Birthday to my special little man! Who? No, not Sheriff Eric. AgaThor the Super Kitten, of course! I can’t believe we rescued him two weeks shy of a year ago. He’s grown into the alpha male that I always knew he’d become. He goes around trying to boss the older cats around and has developed those trademark alpha male jowls. Here is to you, birthday boy!

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I’m sorry it has been a while since the last blog post. I’ve been in the process of adjusting to my new job and buying a home, which I will officially receive the keys to next week! AgaThor has had some medical issues, mainly with his intestines and we are still working on several solutions with Aggie’s veterinarian to correct the problem. But, the poor guy has been to the vet several times over the last two months. Hopefully, we find a solution for him soon. We have yet to come to a decision about neutering him, due to the possible complications. It is a hard decision.

He says he’s very excited to get a vacation home for his birthday, even if it is a few weeks late. He’s already making plans for the vacation home’s décor and drawing me sketches of the type of cat climbing tree that he wants. He also told me he wants a fish tank, but I won’t put any poor fish through dealing with him and my two girls.

He had a nice meal for his birthday and is now lounging on his throne. Let’s take a look back at AgaThor’s first year through pictures. There are three new ones at the bottom!

Agathor, abt five weeks old

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Happy Birthday, AgaThor!!!

AgaThor’s Rockin’ February Begins

Hey, guys. AgaThor is counting down to his birthday in March. He’ll be one year old and he’s already working on his birthday list. He’s thinking of getting a tattoo because he thinks it will make him look hardcore. All superheroes need to look hardcore, right? I told him that his diaper (and the smell coming from it) would likely scare away even the most evil of villains. He wasn’t super happy with that answer.

Anyway, a little update. A couple of weeks ago, AgaThor had some health issues that required numerous visits to the veterinarians. So, once again, he was pitted against his arch-enemy The Evil Veterinarian. The vet suggested the possibility that he has a progressing neurological disorder and may lose additional bodily control. We began to express his bladder because it seemed he didn’t always have control of when he urinates. He was also having bowel movement problems, so he is no longer eating ANY hard food and we have to add a lot of water and a little bit of pumpkin to all of his wet food.

AgaThor is not very pleased that I’m posting this update: “Gosh, mom. Stop writing incredibly embarrassing stuff about me on the internet. No one is going to take my superhero status seriously.”

We are happy to report that he has improved and hasn’t required a visit to The Evil Veterinarian in a week. Crossing our fingers that it was just a temporary problem.  AgaThor’s bottom end is now even a darker shade of yellow/tan because of his diaper, despite our washings. He is SO embarrassed that he said that all future photos should really focus on his upper half. I told him that at least on some occasions, we’d need to include the diaper in the photo. After all, it’s part of the reason that he has a fan base. He then cursed the gods for giving him both white fur and the inability to use his rear legs while also making him a superhero. His life is so hard, guys!

Lastly, I’d like to apologize that the superhero cape is not yet complete. I’m working two jobs right now and look at houses to buy, so I’m behind on non-essential duties. AgaThor just gave me a nasty look and said, “Getting a superhero his or her cape IS ESSENTIAL!” I’m aiming for late February or early March for the cape. But, worry not, friends, a cape is forthcoming!

Ok, now to the good stuff – PICTURES!

 

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This is Aggie’s newest favorite lounge spot.

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Aphrodite and Aphrodite chilling in the living room

I hope everyone is having a great February!

AgaThor’s January 2013 wrap up!

Hey guys,

I’ve been super busy with the new job (while working reduced hours at the former job), looking at houses, figuring out financing, and dealing with a few of AgaThor’s recent health issues. “WHAT HEALTH ISSUES?!” you ask. Well, he’s been having some digestion issues and we now have to express his bladder, since The Evil Veterinarian (his new archenemy) suggested he may not have complete control over his bladder.  He’s been to the vet three times over the last two weeks and we feel he may need another visit in the next day or two. Please send your positive thoughts this way.

He’s still a happy little guy, though. Still as naughty as ever. He just bit my leg about five times in a row because he felt he wasn’t getting enough attention from me. Super Kittens can be very demanding, you guys.

So, I’m sorry I don’t have time for a bigger update, but I’ll need to end it here. Here are several pictures from January and a video. I hope you enjoy. AgaThor sends his greetings!

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Things you randomly see around The McNabbist household

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Ermagod! I’m so wild!

The whole world is AgaThor’s jungle jim! (with Blade II playing in the background)

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Hanging out with mommy on the couch

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“This is how all the hot dudes pose on couches, mom.” – AgaThor

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Ready for his close up shot

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Being clean for his fans is important. “Hey Ladies…”

Sadly, I had five other pictures, which were the best, and WordPress is refusing to insert them properly into this blog post. If I can figure out a way to do so in the near future, I will let you know.  Enjoy the rest of your January!

Your Weekly Dose

Need a weekly dose of AgaThor the Super Kitten? Fret not. AgaThor knows what his fans need.

AgaThor and I hope that everyone’s New Year started off right. One of the resolutions that he and I made was to get fit in the New Year. I’ve delayed fulfilling my New Year’s resolution until March, but AgaThor is on it. Here he is doing yoga!

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He makes it look so easy! “Stay strong, guys. You have the power to change your destiny!” – AgaThor

Have a great weekend. AgaThor knows that he will!

AgaThor’s Holiday Special!

It is that time of the year, guys. Yep, it’s the holidays!

I’m sorry it has taken so long for another blog post. Shopping for presents, working six days a week, getting used to Windows 8, and then falling in love with my new gaming laptop has taken up most of my time. I may go down to monthly posts until after I’ve purchased, renovated, and moved into my new abode. So, in other words, for a few more months my posts may be minimal. I am an absolutely horrible PR agent. AgaThor should fire me and find another free PR agent. Enough about me! You didn’t come here to find out about yet another human. You came here for….

AgaThor had a lovely Christmas. He’d never seen Christmas presents before and made sure that many of them were adorned (lovingly) with bit marks. He was really interested in Christmas lights, tried to chew on a few, so they were promptly placed out of his reach. We didn’t have a Christmas tree this year, so it seems that next year will be his first time seeing a Christmas tree with what are, no doubt, hanging AgaThor toys all over it. For Christmas, AgaThor received a manly superhero kitten bed, catnip, a baboon butt toy (?), and a few boxes to play as well as a promise that his Cat Cave (in the form of the Lego Hogwarts) is in the works. But, he wonders why in the hell his many fans didn’t provide the other items on his list. He wants me to remind everyone that he’s a Pisces, so his birthday is coming up. You have a chance at redemption.

As you can imagine, AgaThor has grown a bit since our last post. He’s around 10 lbs now. He is still wearing his Huggies’ newborn diapers when his cloth diapers are in the wash. Since he has a few months left of growing, I wouldn’t be surprised if he eventually grows into a larger diaper. Only time will tell.

AgaThor’s holiday season has been extra special because his favorite dog, Hannah, is staying with us for the holidays. She has gotten so big (almost 100 pounds!) that we’ve had to give her AgaThor’s big cage while she is here and put AgaThor in Hannah’s old cage. AgaThor doesn’t seem to mind. Despite months apart, they still love each other.  Check out the AgaThor and Hannah Holiday Reunion videos (2) and pictures (2)!

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AgaThor has a big change coming for him. In February or March, his two mom’s will no longer live together. We’ve hired lawyers to determine custody and visitation rights ;). I will have him two weekends out of the month once I move across town. He hates driving in cars, so I’m a bit concerned about the commute between his two houses, but I’m hoping he’ll get used to it.

Ok, you guys don’t want to hear me blab anymore. Here are the rest of the goods!

Catnip Pictures and Video

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Aphrodite and AgaThor hanging out with the catnip and new Baboon Butt toy (I didn’t buy it!)

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Things are getting a little crazy, guys!

The Many Holiday Poses of AgaThor the Super Kitten…Caught on Camera! (“Damned paparazzi!” – AgaThor)

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AgaThor wants everyone to have a great (and safe) New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! He’d love to hear your New Year’s Resolutions, guys. AgaThor doesn’t have any since, you know, he’s perfect. Best wishes to you, your family, your friends, and your four-legged superheroes in the new year! We’ll see you in 2013.

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Tales of AgaThor the Super Kitten Part 3 coming soon!