Aby-a-Day – December 21: Gun-Hee and Christmas (Friday Flashback)

I can’t think about Christmas without thinking about Gun-Hee.

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He was my Christmas kitten. We picked him up from Sherry on December 15. By December 16, he was a member of the family.

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He fit right in with Patrick, Tessie and Kylie.

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But the thing I remember most about Gun-Hee and Christmas is his climbing the tree.

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Such an epic accomplishment for such a little kitten!

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That was a 7-foot tree, and he went right up to the top of it. Several times. We’d get him down and he’d zoom right back up.

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He was so proud of himself.

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He was so little, too! He was nearly the same size as his little Balinese cuddle-buddy!

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Gun-Hee was truly the best Christmas present I’ve ever had.

Abys in Need: Zippy in DC Metro

Zippy wants a new home for Christmas!

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“Zippy is a purebred, spayed female Abyssinian. She is about 7-8 years old by her vet records. We will bring her up to date on all vaccinations. Photo is attached. We did a senior bloodwork panel which revealed hyperthyroidism. Chem/CBC was normal. T4 was 4.2, with 4.0 being high normal. Prior records from the vet stated that she is on Atopica for “history of immune-mediated dermatitis” but we have no skin biopsy in her file. Overall she is healthy, a bit overweight, and she does have mild scabbing on her ears from the dermatitis. However, the owner stated she didn’t give her the Atopica often. She is really a beautiful cat, but typically a cat with hyperthyroidism will get overlooked by adopters here so we were hoping to find a spot in a rescue.”

Or, better yet, a forever home!

Contact Amy LaFerrera at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, VA or call 703-931-9241 x269.