Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meet the Kitties: Comet

comet and coat2
When Julie received her White Coat, a milestone in her veterinary studies, Comet was first to test it out.

Comet had a rough childhood, growing up in Cincinnati. At age 3, he was brought in to a veterinary office to be euthanized because his owner's boyfriend didn't get along with him! Can you imagine anyone not getting along with Comet? He couldn't either! He was—of course—saved by his undeniable cuteness and lovable personality. The veterinarians displayed him in a cage in the front office, trying to entice customers to take him home. That's where my sister Julie met him.

While Comet still struggles to conquer his shyness and fears, life with Julie was completely different. Days were full of love and fun, as they spent them playing Hide and Seek and Tag. A couple of years down the road, Julie brought Ashes home to be Comet's new friend. It took some adjusting, but now—as you know—they're inseparable.

Comet prefers the quiet life, and works on building up his courage every day. He spends his days hiding, wrestling with Ashes and listening to her endless stories, napping, and watching the birds. Comet enjoys reading the works of great, reflective minds—such as Abraham Lincoln, Richard Feynman, and Leonardo Da Vinci—and brave adventurers, including Howard Hughes, Jane Goodall, and the Cowardly Lion. He practices yoga, watches classic MTV, and enjoys musicals, silent films, and The Honeymooners.

Brave (March 5, 2010)
Comet makes a cautious approach.
(Illustration Friday--March 5, 2010: Brave)


Chibi Janine said...

I'm loving your meet the kitties. Poor comet I really dislike how some people view pets as disposable, glad things worked out for him :)

Melissa Connolly said...

Thank you so much--I'm glad you're enjoying my posts! Yes, Comet is the sweetest of cats, so clearly something was wrong with that particular human... Luckily, it was all meant to be!