Eddie the Lilac Lion

I'm a deaf toothless earless cross-eyed half-blind senior lilac Siamese rescue in Beacon NY + I advocate for #specialneedscats + I ❀️ Daisy & tuna.

http://midhudsonanimalaid.org/

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on this deliciously chilly #whiskerwednesday i’m dreaming of tuna fish and tuna salad and tuna sushi and tuna sandwiches and tuna tetrazzini and tuna steak and tuna toast points and tuna casserole and tuna panini and tuna fried tuna and tuna alaska and tuna on a stick and tuna soup and tuna jelly and tuna soda and tuna toothpaste and tuna tuna. p.s. tuna. 🐟😍

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okay FINE, since it’s #tabbytuesday i’ll post this lovely photo of pretty boy floyd, taken by @themainecoonlife’s talented mama when she came to visit on sunday. even though this account is all about meeeee, everyone says they wanna see more floyd, so here he is with his cute little paws and his badass stripe (not from a scar, he was just born that way) and his pretty green eyes. HARUMPH.

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hi everybody! sorry i’ve been MIA. yesterday i had some extra very super special visitors! the humans behind @approvedbyarchie and @roweomalley and @themainecoonlife came all the way from new york city maine and london, england to stop by and pet my earless head! and check out this amazing photo of me that @londowl took (she’s the insanely talented human of @themainecoonlife, who takes all of those brilliant photos of artemis and apollo). it was so great to meet everyone, and then today was my human (@jennifersarahblakeslee)’s birthday, so it’s been a whirlwind of, well, treats and naps and poops and cake. and now it’s bedtime. sweet dreams, you beautiful creatures!

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tonight's #derpitudinosity for the #caturdaynightderpoff is brought to you by my friends @happyhousepets, who sent me this uh-maaaaazing day of the dead kitty, and a tube o' tuna! just THINKING about it makes me drool like a fool. awesome friends are awesome. i hope everyone's having fun tonight, especially my pawsies at #PAWITFORWARDNYC! .
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#derpdownforwhat #derpface #catswiththeirtonguesout #caturdaynitederpoff #derpycat

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hello my lovelies! i hope you're having a splendiferous day. on this #specialcaturday, i'd like to introduce you to @spare_cat, a tiny but mighty little missus found struggling on her own in the markets of phnom penh, cambodia, being kicked around. a woman with a heart as giant as the moon rescued her, brought her to the vet for a checkup and some eye drops, and let her spend her first nights of safety in the spare bathroom in a box. weeks later, she's playing and crawling and napping and learning that a life of love is possible. go check out @spare_cat and send her and her human some love. because we all have some to spare. #rescuethemistreated #savetheinjured #lovetheabandoned

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wait what's behind me i feel something vibrating could it be tuna omg is it tuna no that would be gross and how would the humans get an actual live flopping fish in here let alone putting it on the furniture but oh god i want it to be tuna so bad i haven't had tuna in hours and i need tuna i want tuna please goddess let it be tuna unless it's omg don't tell me it's daisy is it daisy omg it's daisy omg omg but wait i still want tuna aww shit i'm so conflicted now i have all the feels. p.s. tuna.

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it's late and i haven't posted in a couple of days because my human's been insanely busy at work and today she tried to make an ecard for someone's birthday and got halfway through but then had to pay to send it and she gave up but not before nabbing this screenshot which is cool because ZOMFG we all need some happy right now. #pharellwilliams #happy

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YAYAY! my @bakdrop socks came today! they are so sawwwwwft and comfy. and thanks to you, the sock campaign raised nearly $300! half went to @austinpetsalive for hurricane harvey relief, and half went to @midhudsonanimalaid, the shelter that rescued me, daisy, and floyd. i really want to do another sock campaign, so i'm going to try and put that together. in the meantime, any ideas for a theme?

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it's saturday, i'm tired, i haven't had any tuna, i have a piece of poop stuck to my butt, and it's a bajillionty degrees here in new york. tell me something good.

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it's the mother of all #throwbackthursday posts! what you see here is a picture that the humans took when i was still living at @midhudsonanimalaid, not long before they adopted me and brought me home. sitting on top of me is archie, my bff at the shelter, who'd spent his entire life thereβ€”all 13 years of it. he was okay with other cats, but absolutely terrified of humans. but see, this shelter is fantabulous because it's cage-free and no-kill, meaning he had a safe place to live out his life in the event no one wanted him. well, after a few months i decided it was high time archie found a forever home of his own, so i posted his story, and a woman named jennifer in chicago said "i want him!" so we ran a fundraiser to help pay for his transport, and volunteers drove him from new york to chicago, where he's been living happily there ever since! you can follow him over at @jenniferbaird01, where you'll see this former fraidy cat is now a verified LAPCAT. that's the joy of fostering and adopting, my friends. when you put in the time and bring an abundance of patience and love, magic happens and lives get saved (feline and human alike). #operationbringarchiehome 4EVER! #tbt

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the humans and i can't deal with the news anymore so here's a blurry oversaturated photo of me. i love you. and boy would it be nice if you humans all loved each other, because that would solve everything. but maybe at least please stop killing each other? we kitties need you. ❀️

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oh monday. monday monday monday. i'm so tired of having this conversation. we've been over this and over this, but you can't seem to wrap your mind around the fact that you need to just step. the. frack. off. see, it's not just us cats who hate you. every living thing on the entire planet (and possibly beyond) abhors your very existence. apparently it's become clichΓ© to say #catshatemondays but you know what? #catsaresmart. we know what's what. and we know all days should be caturday and all meals should be tuna and all pets should have homes and all girlfriends should be named daisy. there. i have spoken my truth. be gone with you. and don't you come back no more no more no more no more, hit the road, monday, and don't you come back no mooo-ooo-ooo-re, ooo ooo ooo ooo, etc. #whatyousay

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YOU GUYS. Have you heard about the @peteducationproject? PEP! is an amazing outreach and education program that empowers kids to be #responsiblepetowners and animal heroes. They teach the importance of spaying and neutering, animal safety and long-term commitment, empathy, volunteerism, and adoption from shelters like the one that saved my life. Today is the first annual #PEPDay, so go check out ilovepep.org and help spread the word about PEP! Let's help inspire every kid today to be an an #animalhero of the future. Yay kids and yay kitties! (And check out my new ears! Snazzy, right??) #becoolnotcruel #peteducationproject #peteducation #adoptdontshop #rescue P.S. Happy birthday to PEP! founder @ericalovespep ! Rock on, mama!

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πŸ’žπŸ¦„πŸŒΌhi guys, it's me, daisy! i asked eddie to take this picture so you could see floyd hanging out in our new haunted castle, stunned in catnip stupor. even though this technically isn't a box, it's made out of cardboard, and it's square... so can we come to the #fridaynightboxpawty?? ok eddie, put the phone down and come gimme some (tuna) sugar. MWAH! πŸ˜»πŸ’žπŸŒΌπŸ¦„β€οΈπŸ¦„πŸŒΌπŸ’žπŸ˜»

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whatcha thinkin', lincoln?
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wow that sounds way better than it reads. and it's such a dumb caption, too, but my human is extra super very tired and she didn't even want to post at all but i threatened to leave her a present in her laptop bag and so here i am. MWAH!

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OMG OMG OMG YOU GUYS! the results of my recent @bakdrop sock campaign are in, and we raised a whopping $288! my human rounded it up to an even $300 and, as promised, sent half to the amazing peeps at @austinpetsalive who've saved hundreds of animals in houston after hurricane harvey, and half to @midhudsonanimalaid here in #beaconny, the #nokill cat sanctuary that saved me and daisy and floyd! yay animal rescuers, yay kitties, and YAY YOU! p.s. it takes a few weeks for the socks to be manufactured and shipped, so hold tight, they're comin! p.p.s. i'm hoping to do another sock campaign soon. p.p.p.s. tuna.

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hello my lovelies! i've decided that today is a day for love. my human told me about everything happening in the news, and it blows my tiny peach-sized mind that your world can be filled with so much strife and sadness at once. so today i am sending waves of love out into the universeβ€”love for every living thing. and i have some extra special love for my fellow special kittehs. you know who i meanβ€”the earless ones (duh), the toothless ones (duh), the ones who can't see very well (duh) and the ones who can't see at all, and the wobbly ones and the tripods and bipods and the diaper ones and the fraidy ones and the weird-looking ones and the old ones and the ones with crappy immune systems and all the special bubbes who need a little (or a lotta) special TLC. awww hell, EVERYBODY GETS THE SPECIAL LOVE TODAY! πŸ’ž

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floyd, the human told me that people are asking to see more of you. wth? just because you have a ridiculously sexy white stripe across your face and green eyes that could stop traffic and a butterball belly that looks like a giant stuffed animal and cute little paws that draw blood every time they touch another living being doesn't mean you get to steal my thunder, ya big galoot. harumph.

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my friday night is legit lit AF
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(did i say that right? that's what the kids say nowadays, right? because as friday nights go, this one is indeed legitimately excellent, with the lights in my heart all lit up like glowing orbs. also, daisy's booty smells like sunshine on a cloudy day. um, don't think about that simile too hard. kthxbai.)

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HEY IT'S PRETTY BOY FLOYD. SOMEONE TOLD ME IT'S #TABBYTUESDAY. WHATEVER MAN, I'M JUST HERE FOR THE FOOD AND THE CHANCE TO SNUGGLE UP AGAINST THE LADY HUMAN'S NECK AND LOAF ON HER BOOBSHELF. NO THOSE AREN'T HER BOOBS IN THIS PHOTO, WHAT ARE YOU A PERV? AND ANYWAY I'D BE *ON* HER BOOBSHELF, NOT UNDER IT, DUH. I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M SHOUTING. OMG THERE ARE 2,233 POSTS WITH A #BOOBSHELF HASHTAG. OMG DON'T CLICK DON'T CLICK OH GOD I CLICKED. LOTS OF BOOBSHELVES. P.S. I TOTALLY KNOW DAISY AND EDDIE ARE TALKING ABOUT ME BUT I DON'T CARE BECAUSE MY CLAWS ARE THE LONGEST AND I'M MEAN. P.P.S. BOOBS.

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in which i throw the human so much shade she backs out of the room so daisy and i can get back to business. (swipe left to see what i mean.) #dontletthedoorhityouonthewayout #takeapictureitlastslonger #myob #thefamilythatgroomstogetherzoomstogether

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wait omg today is #caturday! how did i almost miss it? must've been all that time i wasted pining for the tuna fjords. thanks for the #caturdaynightderpoff invitation, @lynx.meownuel.purranda! i've only got one shot, and imma use it because the numnuts never remember to save my derpy glamor pics. like, this is literally all i've got. i look like a wingless chicken owl thing. oy vey.

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look into my eyes.... well, pick one, because i'm so cross-eyed that if you looked into both of them you'd get seasick and nauseous and fall down go boom and that's SO not cool on a friday night when you could be out on the town having fun and buying inexpensive fabulous home decor items at target that you don't need and skipping stones which is weird because it's nighttime but whatever and drinking milkshakes at the diner instead of sitting there looking at your phone and imagining that a pixellated two-dimensional depiction of a cat is talking to you and telling you to look into its eyes. p.s. tuna.

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would you look at my beautiful ladylove daisy? yesterday was the fourth anniversary of her gotcha day. the shelter that saved me, @midhudsonanimalaid, had a devastating fire that day, and all of the catsβ€”160 of themβ€”had to find fosters immediately. (eight perished that day from smoke inhalation.) the lady human went down to the shelter only to find a sea of cat carriers in the parking lot. she said "gimme one, doesn't matter which one," and she came home with a scared little ginger girlie who reeked of smoke. the humans put her in the guest room, and every day catdad spent hours in there, talking to her and coaxing her out from under the bed. after several days they finally introduced her to floyd and my predecessor, shackleton. she and shack bonded instantly, and that's when the humans knew she was staying for good. she also bonded to catdad, and spends every night curled up in his armpit. it's the cutest thing ever. #fosterfail #gingertabby

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you guys all know my bff @mycat_george right? well he's doing a sock campaign too, and it ends in, like, an hour, and i meant to post this earlier and time got away from me and i want to help him raise money to help kitties in need so could you maybe go and nab a pair of these AWESOME socks before they're gone? i even helped design them, i said "ooh ooh put his rhinestone collar in there" and it's possible his humom may have already had that idea too but we brainstormed together and BOOM these most fabulous socks were born. go get 'em now via the link in his profile! gogogogogo!

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sometimes all i want is to rest my head on catdad's jeans. lucky for me, catdad is a total sap who will stay in the same contorted position until he's in agony, just to avoid disturbing me, and then he'll say "honey look, look at eddie" to catmom and she'll say "omg where's my phone" and this is why she has 15,482 pictures on her phone. #ilivewithnumnuts

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my heart broke into a million little pieces tonight when i heard that @rukasthecat gained his wings and crossed the rainbow bridge today. rukas was one of my first friends here on IG, and his indomitable spirit and deep blue eyes (and saucy expression) will be sorely missed. i'm sending his humans rivers of love and light tonight. even though they only had rukas for four years, it was enough to transform all of their lives: rukas had pretty much given up before they came along, and now his humans full-blown animal rescue activists, saving countless cats from egypt and speaking out for special-needs pets. it's amazing how one little furball can affect so many, isn't it? but that was rukas. and he'll live on, in all the cats he inspired his humans to save. and in all of us, too. i mean my god, that FACE. awww shit. this sucks. humans, go hug your furballs tonight, and furballs, let them.
rest in peace, little man. thank you for the legacy you leave behind. and may your days be filled with catnip fields and warm sun and beds of velvet and light. you deserve nothing less. πŸ’”πŸŒˆβ€οΈ

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