I’m always forgetting my pets’ birthdays, which doesn’t really matter since they’re only estimates, and I don’t think that they, cats especially, would appreciate birthday celebrations. (Maybe Herman will get one this year.)
So, Aremid is now officially past 15-years-old.
I would’ve taken and posted these pics anyway. I’ve got the new camera, and I’ve captured Aremid as I’ve never captured him before!
Anyway, does anyone know how long before I should be worried about Aremid’s cold, wet scabby nose? I think he’s been like this for a couple of weeks, but he seems fine besides the nose (and the lack of weight gain, see below).
It’s worth mentioning* some trivia that many who know Aremid already know, and it’s relevant now since one highlight of my current recovery has been catching up on Days Of Our Lives. Aremid was named after the mysterious fictional town of Aremid that was the locale for a storyline on Days back in 1995 and 1996. (I would link to a related webpage, but that would hurt my cat’s Google search rank).
<a href="As the Days writers were also incredibly clever (this was shortly before the Marlena-possession storyline, after all), Aremid is “DiMera” backwards. DiMera is the surname of Days supervillain Stefano DiMera. (Geez, this Wikipedia article is in need of some serious edits; I guess I’ve found an activity for the next few days.)
*Perhaps this was not worth mentioning. Anyway, as for Aremid the cat, his inability to gain any weight is an ongoing concern. His last thyroid-marker reading was good, which would mean his hyperthyroidism is under control. But his weight, as of a few weeks ago, has merely stabilized at 7 ½ pounds. Aremid was once a 10-to-11-pound cat (and was still a skinny cat). It would be nice if he could put on a pound or two.
Flickr photo set of Aremid from Saturday