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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Visit with Alex


Yesterday was a long day with my first visit to the Veterans Administration hospital and obtaining the medications that had run out. It was also the first visit I had with Alex since he began staying at my ex-wife's house.

When we stepped through the door to the house, Alex was hiding beneath the couch. He finally came out and, when I reached down for him, he stretched out and presented me with his tummy to be rubbed.

Alex and I had a good visit--lots of petting and purring and ear scratching and only one claw scratch on my arm. I was reluctant to leave, but it was a tiring day. I did bring a bit of Alex with me: he's shedding more than he ever has before and I left with with white Alex hair covering my shirt.


22 comments:

  1. Alex is shedding his old coat to welcome the spring, I imagine. So good that you got to see him, Nick. I am also glad you were able to refill your medications. It sounds like things are looking up!

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  2. It's very clear that that cat loves you; and, y'know, owns you.

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  3. Glad Alex and you spent time together

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  4. mmmmm.. I agree with 'snay' ... but looking at that picture, it's totally obvious that you love Alex too...

    Lovely pics, Nick.. :o)

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  5. sounds like a good day, glad you are starting to get things accomplished and got to visit with Alex.

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  6. I'm sure seeing Alex lifted your spirits! Hope it went well at the VA.

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  7. I'm soooooooooo HAPPY for you and Alex!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Awww...I so know what you are feeling. I so miss Axl. When I visit my parents, I make sure I get some Axl time in. He is so adorable your little Alex.

    -N

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  9. Usually shedding and hairballs go hand in hand- maybe it's a good thing he's at someone elses house!

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  10. Lovely cat. Cats are a trip. I'm glad you had visiting time with him.

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  11. I'm so happy you got a chance to visit him!

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  12. Glad things seem to be looking up for you finally.

    Great cat!!

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  13. It's so great to that you got to have some time with your boy. I hope you two can be back together soon.

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  14. Alex looks so happy to be with you.

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  15. What, only one claw mark? Alex must be slipping or getting soft. :) ec

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  16. Great! How long before Alex and you are back together?

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  17. Nick, I'm so happy to got to visit with Alex. My hope is that you are back together soon.

    I am also very pleased you could get your medications...that's a bit of a worry you ran out.

    Take care.

    Hug

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  18. Alex is so cute! My dog is shedding his winter coat too. It's all over the place. Glad you had a good visit with him.

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  19. Boy, I've been out of it! I did not know Alex was not with you as of now.

    I'm so glad you had a good visit. He is so precious and your baby, and you're his daddy.

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