October 20, 2004

Ladies and Gents, Meet Mortimer

POST #    1358

Down in Virginia, Shannan has acquired a cat. While I'm semi-allergic to cats, I can't wait to spend some time with Mortimer and his owner. I don't know anything about cats, but I've been told that Mortimer is an abyssinian and is less likely to cause allergies. I guess I'll eventually find out.

Oh, and if you're wondering where the name came from, I came up with it. After Mortimer Duke from Trading Places. And his shirt says "fleadom fighter". And yes, he is already a spoiled cat.

Posted by tien mao in Mortimer at 7:54 AM



i just sneezed looking at these photos. coincidence?

Posted by: rachelleb at October 20, 2004 8:04 AM

Morty!!! He should meet Irving. Very cute.

Posted by: corie at October 20, 2004 9:04 AM

trading places...rockin'. mortimer needs another cat (or dog) friend named randolph.

Posted by: halo | veritech pilot at October 20, 2004 9:17 AM

I see you have neglected to feature Mortimer's girlfriend on your site. She even has her very own t-shirt! That's ok though...she doesnt look nearly as good in hers as Morty does in his.

Posted by: christina at October 20, 2004 9:56 AM

mortimer is adorable!!! nice t-shirt. :)

btw, yvan is deathly allergic to cats as well, but i think you can start to get more resistant. i had a roommate with 2 cats, and in the beginning, yvan would be a mucus-y mess when he came over. but after a while, he stopped being so sensitive. just keep rubbing your face in the cat's fur. (kidding!)

Posted by: jeannette at October 20, 2004 10:19 AM

tien: there is hope for your allergies! I will start collecting all of mort's fur-balls and the next time i visit, i will start leaving them in your bed, in the corners of your apt, and around your computer. eventually you will become de-allergized!

halo: i dont think that randolph will be coming anytime soon. originally there were talks about getting a um.. mature dog, for reasons of a shorter commitment and responsibility...but i have shown defeat to that concept by adopting mortimer. plus there's a lot of time and energy spent protecting my icecream from his sweet tooth.

Posted by: shannan at October 20, 2004 11:25 AM

After a while your allergies will go away. At least mine did when I had Kitty.
I so want a cat here but my roomies aren't too thrilled with the idea...

Posted by: information leafblower at October 20, 2004 11:42 AM

well, i'm not deathly allergic. once i cat-sat my cousin's cat and sometimes my eyes would be really, really itchy. other times, i would be fine.

and morty's hair balls would go well with my dust bunnies.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2004 12:34 PM

tien, you seemed to be okay when you came to my house. lord knows there's enough cat fur there to kill a real allergic person.

Posted by: corie at October 20, 2004 2:09 PM

living with cats doesnt de-allergize you. i lived with cats for about 3-4 years (2 years in a studio apt!) and was just as allergic in the end as in the beginning. i had to take allergy meds so i wouldnt have allergy-induced asthma attacks.

Posted by: rachelle at October 20, 2004 6:09 PM

oh.my.word. *runs right out to buy her cats shirts.

Posted by: girlwonder at October 20, 2004 6:29 PM

Tien, if your eyes start to itch, just start rubbing them constantly - that always does the trick!

Posted by: Justin at October 20, 2004 7:44 PM

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