Friday, October 26, 2007


The new arrival at our house has a name: Zeke! Actually it should be spelled Zeak, which is short for Zeakafroid, which is a spoonerism of the word "freakazoid". But "Zeke" is the more conventional spelling for the name... although I suppose "Zeek" might also work. Anyway, Zeke he is! And I will probably refer to him from time to time as "Zeke the Zeak".

Zeke had his first trip to the veterinarian yesterday. According to the doc, Zeke is about eight weeks old, meaning he was barely weaned when we found him. He tested negative for feline leukemia, which was great news. He does have ear mites, though. That's nice to know, considering that Zeke has been sleeping next to my head for the last week... The vet treated his ears, we have washed his bedding and have also washed ours. Hmmm... my head has been itching lately... heh.

Baby Mackie and BonnieBird have been tolerant of Zeke so far. When he tries to play with them, they will view him with general disdain and then whack him a good one on the shoulder or on the top of his head. During the day when The Snavette has to sleep (she works nights, eight days on, six days off) Zeke sleeps in our downstairs bathroom and has a tiny litter box to use. The other day when I was in that bathroom cleaning around Zeke's dishes, Baby Mackie (Felis Giganticus) came in, pawed lightly at the litter box, then turned around, centered himself over the litter and took a gigantic piss. By not covering it when he was done, I think the message to Zeke was "This is just to show you who's boss around here." Anyway, Baby Mackie, BonnieBird and AbbyCat have not been spraying walls or furniture in response to the addition of Zeke to the household... so far so good on that front.

I'll provide more updates and include pictures as Zeke's life story unfolds. So far he has been an absolute joy!


Blogger Randal Graves said...

Good to hear that things are going (relatively) well! Our new cat/old stray still isn't the most loved thing by our other cats. C'est la vie. Keep us updated though!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Hope Zeak ends up getting along and bonding with the other cats. Good luck.

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5:26 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

It sounds like things are progressing nicely. Sorry about the ear mites, though.

Keep us updated!

1:23 PM  

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