Sep 07, 2019It’s tough being Tubby

It’s tough being Tubby – Tubby, a few days ago, just about to turn 17. He spends most of his days asleep on my office couch. Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

We have a new nickname for him — Roomba. Poor blind Tubby earned it by the way he navigates around the house. He’ll walk off in a random direction until he hits a wall and then head off in some other random direction. He does this until he gets where he wants to go — which can take a long time. Also, like the Roomba, sometimes his wheel sensor fails and he walks round and round in circles…

He spends most of the day asleep on my office couch, and most of the night annoying Ginger (and me) climbing around the bed and complaining loudly (presumably) because no one is petting him.

He now has the dubious pleasure of being the oldest survivor of our four cats. For a blind, asthmatic, half-deaf, cat with kidney failure and high blood pressure and more meds than I’m on, that’s quite an achievement.

Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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