Hi, we are Asya (deaf) and Macintosh. We're rescues from the Moscow streets. To commission a pet portrait contact me here or go to:
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Tonight is my personal favorite of #WeirdRussianHolidays101. It's the Old New Year and we celebrate it because why not to celebrate The New Year by both Julian and Gregorian calendars? And then celebrate something else. The idea of extending New Year holiday season till Chinese New Year in February looks more tempting every year. And then we have a special holiday for men and a special holiday for women two weeks apart. And then it's not too long till long holidays in May. And then, thankfully, summer comes and it's time for a vacation. Because who doesn't need a rest after celebrating like that? #HappyOldNewYear #TimeToThinkAboutTakingDownTheTree #WishingYouEverythingAwesome
I feel like there's been some misunderstanding with our brushing video.
Some of you may still remember that in 2015 Asya was seriously ill (the photos are from then). She had to have a surgery and was very weak for some time. Two leading versions were: parasites or hair ball, causing an obstruction. She had a long proper anti-parasite treatment but also, some time after the surgery, she threw up like a ton of fur (first and only time in her life). And we still can't be absolutely sure it wasn't hairball after all that caused her illness.
Asya doesn't normally throw up hairballs. It means all the fur she eats while washing herself stays inside. And you can say there's a lot of fur there to be eaten. Hypothetically she can get another obstruction any day. Our vet has recommended shaving her repeatedly and he is barely ready to accept regular brushing and hairball removing paste as an alternative. So, you see, I must remove as much fur as I can while brushing her. It's not the matter of her prettiness, it's the matter of her life and health. I won't loose my precious girl to some stupid hair ball, especially after that scare we had.
And to those of you who're still worried about Asya:
First of all, thank you for your concern, it really warms my heart to know you care about her as much as I do. Second, I love this girl to the moon and back I would never hurt her. And third, trust me, if she were uncomfortable you would know immediately. My whole block would know. She's very vocal. You should hear her, while we're washing out dingle berries from those fluffy pants, or at the vet's. "Blood-curdling screams" only barely covers it.
And if I still haven't convinced you: have you really ever tried a furminator on a fluffy cat?
We witnessed a miracle. There was brushing and there wasn't bloodshed. #ItsLikeWeekWithoutMonday #LikeSalesShoppingWithoutRegrets #HadToCallOffOurRegularFridayAmbulance #SoundOnIfYouWannaHearAsyasComments
P.S.: to everyone who's concerned. She's not in pain. She would have let us all know at once if she were. Read the post above.
I'm on alert watch for flying pigs because Mac said that's when he's gonna yield to me his place on the windowsill. #CameAcrossThisTimeReferenceBeforeToo #ThatsAlsoWhenImGonnaGet #1ShrimpsWithoutLimits #2AllowedToChewOnWiresUnconditionally #3HumansJewelryToPlayWith #4ProclaimedTheEmpressOfTheWorld #GonnaHaveSwellTimeNoKidding