Thursday, January 08, 2009

Maxx Blogging! and WHY I SUCK

Sorry for the lack of posts this week - after a fall dominated by the election and too much work, I've been trying to get my life in order. I atone by delving into my photo archives for some early photos of Maxx.

I took this one on the very first night he came to live with me. He's squinting because this was pre-SLR and he wasn't liking the FLASHY-THINGY.

Poor kitteh- here he is the day he got shaved at the vet - his fur was so matted there was no way around it. He didn't seem to mind, but he sure did look silly.

This photo is about 6 weeks in - he'd survived the awful surgery, was recovering, getting healthy and enjoying a plethora of kitteh toys.

And this might be one of my all time favorite photos - not because it's such a great photo (it's not) but because of what he's doing in the picture. I took this while he was watching a show on Discovery Channel about Humboldt Squid. It was the damnedest thing I'd ever seen - he watched the entire show from start to finish, completely fascinated. When the squids would appear out of the depths he would literally drop his jaw open a bit as if to say, "oooooh! look at that!" Anytime the show aired I'd put it on and he'd faithfully watch it. To this day I don't know what he found so interesting (from a cat's perspective). It's not like he knew what a squid was - they aren't actually the natural prey of kittehs.

Another thing he watched from start to finish was the movie "Kingdom of God." You noes the one, with Orlando Bloom about the crusades and Saladin besieging Jerusalem. Your guess is as good as mine. He was even rapt during the slow parts. He was a funny little guy.

I still miss him everyday.

Plushy gurlz will return later tonight.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every day, gurlie, every day I pass Maxx's picture on my bureau, I miss him every single day. He looks down on me from the bookcase and I tell Arthur about the best friend he never got to meet. Some day, they will meet, and they will look after all the rest of our friends. I miss him too. Mr. Plushy - that's what I called him when his fur started coming back in, and he looked like the very finest cut velvet from the '20s - infinitely silky, rich and plushy beyond compare. Such a good boy. I'll miss him for always.

/GWPDA

four legs good said...

Thank you - me too.

I wish you could have gotten a chance to pet him - that cut coat WAS as silky as the finest cut velvet.

Anonymous said...

2 years alread, dear Lord.

He's up there, on his comet.

Buckeye

Plum Pudding said...

i'm crying like a baby now

sniff.

Anonymous said...

You've got to smile through your tears though. I don't know which is funnier, the fact that Maxx watched the Discovery Channel, or the picture of him doing so in the preferred teevee-watching posture, sprawled out on the couch ("honey, could you bring me a beer?").

Look at his plushy feet! What a lion he was!

Thank you for sharing the memories with us, fourlegs. He will always be a special boy.

-mismn

Anonymous said...

Wonder if they haz TIVO or Netflix on teh comet?
What do u suppose he's watching nao?

flory

War On War Off said...

Maxx must have known dose squids were teh tastie!

zoe said...

I imagine him up on his comet, smiling down at you, his wonderful Centaur. I had not seen the teevee lounging pic. That is priceless. He still brings tears...he was such a special Plush.

zoe said...

oh, and Centaur needs to rest. and relax. and not work so hard.

four legs good said...

flory, I suspect he's busy checking out alien squids nao.

sekmet said...

Maxx is chasing giant cosmic squid and swatting at their tentacles.

BlakNo1 said...

MR PLUSHY!!!

I hope him and Dudley get along, wherever they are.

A Tabla Rasa said...

Thanks for the chance to revisit him. He was special. And mebbe, just mebbe, still is. Even for an atheist.

Caminante said...

U do not suck, u has a life and need to spend time with the plushies... wonderful fotos of Maxx, some I haven't seen.

Culture of Tr√úth said...

OMG! He looks like a squirrel when he was all shaved!

Silkey Ross said...

Ripley Sweetfoots, why aren't U letting ur Centaur photo U? I miss U!

I long to see ur delicious pink nose,
Ur gracefully waving Plume.
Sweetness of Pussyfoots,
come run ur claws thru my fur ……

Silkey, bereft of Plush

Silver Ross said...

We miss Uncle Maxx too, you know. He still is a role model for gentlemen Kittehs everywhere.

But he is up on his comet, exploring the universe and helping Ceiling Cat run things. We send them messages at our Caturday Services, messages carried on plumes of catnip incense.

So we are in touch, and know everything is well in the Feline universe. Sorry you humans don't have it together like We do!

Silver, accomplished Kitteh

Bones said...

4Legs, how did Maxx come to live with you?

Anonymous said...

Who are you and why do you use the numbers you do?
you use 366505 numbers...8

Anonymous said...

egyptians? or is that what you were once called?

Polly said...

Looks like the numerologists are after you, Centaur!

What have you been up to instead of minding ur blog?

four legs good said...

CoT, he looked completely redonk.

It was the hardest thing in the world not to bust out laughing every time I looked at him.

grandefille said...

HarryCat's goal in life is to be as fine a cat as his idol, Mister Maxx. He is fascinated by PBS's "Nature," especially the big cat shows, and has been known to watch the lions and cheetahs closely for several minutes and then go stalking through the den, swinging his tail behind him and slouching his shoulders. I had to ask him the other day, as he sauntered along, "Harry, are you being strong and brave like Mister Maxx, the lion kitty?"

I swear he looked around at me, smiled and chirped. As if to say, "Of COURSE!"

And then he went to work on his particle accelerator, apparently trying to impress the Beauteous Plushy Girlz from afar.

See how our children are so easily influenced by The Interwebs?

Hee.

We send kisses and hugs to all the inhabitants of Plushy HQ, past and present, 4 and 2 legs, shorn and unshorn. They all are beautiful in our eyes.

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