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Pooh Hodges, The Cat Who Writes, doesn’t feel well

Pooh doesn't feel well

Pooh, the cat who lets us live with him, doesn’t feel well. I was going to say, “My cat, Pooh.” But a person never really owns a cat. A cat allows people to live with them. They really rule us. And in this case, I am on Pooh’s staff. I am his typist. Pooh is a writer.

He came and lay beside my computer this morning and put his head on my hand as I was writing. His left ear, the one that is not bent, is swollen. He closed his eyes and rested his head on my hand.

I picked him up and carried him into the living room and held him on my lap. He was content. Then he walked off my lap and went to the front door. He wants to go outside. Pooh will have to stay in the house. He doesn’t have a cell phone, so I won’t be able to text him to come home when it’s time to go the doctor’s.

Pooh likes to do his business in the backyard. But, today he will have to be content with the litter box in the basement.

As soon as the veterinarian’s office opens I will call and make an appointment.

Please pray for Pooh. He likes his doctor, but he doesn’t like taking pills.

Pooh may have to stay inside for a few days. Over the next few days he will have the opportunity to dictate his life story to me. He has been so busy hunting mice in the backyard he has not taken time to write. Perhaps his illness will help him see what is really important in life.

Pooh says he is a writer, but he seldom takes the time to write. Or to dictate his story. He dictates, I type.

You can read his stories at www.thecatwhowrites.com.

Time spent with cats is never wasted.

Sigmund Freud

Do you have a cat in your life?

Check out your local SPCA. They will have kitty or a cat who would love to run your life. 


About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • JeNan Merrill

    Since this post was written several days ago I hope Pooh is much, much better now. Perhaps he has written his life story – or at least felt well enough to work on it. Give him my get well wishes!

  • La McCoy

    Pooh are you feeling better?

    • My dearest Edelweiss,
      I am feeling much better.
      Mrs. Hodges thought she was tricking me by putting my pill in soft cat food. I tricked her. She never feeds me soft cat food, but I get it now to take my pill.
      All the best,
      love Pooh

      • La McCoy

        Does your ear still hurt?
        Ear aches are the worst!

  • Amy Rudd

    Dear Pamela,

    Please let Pooh know that we’re thinking of him. Problems with ears and going to doctors is never fun-ever! Hoping he feels better soon.

    On a cat note, we’ve found a cat friend who we’ve been meeting up with on our walks through the neighborhood this summer. It’s a beauty-midnight black…but now we’re worried for him. We’ve not seen him on the past two walks and wonder if he’s ok…

    Hope Pooh is also able to get a lot of writing in while he’s confined to the house.

    • pamelahodges

      Thank you Anne, I will tell Pooh you said hello. And please let me know if you see the Midnight Black again.

      Pooh and I have an appointment scheduled this afternoon to work on his autobiography. He has a new chapter now. The story of how he got the two holes by his ear. The vet found the bite marks yesterday.

  • writekimwrite

    So sorry to hear about Pooh and trust he will be on the mend soon. My trio of cats (Snowy day, Georgie and Wally) send their best wishes.

  • Elsie

    I am so sad Pooh is not feeling well. He looks so sad in the picture, it breaks my heart. I miss sharing a life with a cat. I had two for 18 years. I have their picture on my desk to keep me company.

  • I’m so sorry Pooh isn’t feeling well. Please give him my get we’ll wishes.

    • Thank you Kathleen. I told Pooh you said hello. He mentioned to me how much he regrets not taking a photograph with you when you were here earlier this year.

  • Awww. I hate when animals are under the weather. Last week, I had to take Sadie to the vet. Prior to that, she had licked her leg until it became raw. I nursed it along, and it began to heal. A few days later, I gave her a bath. There was a nasty abscess where the open wound used to be. After a week of antibiotics, she is well, again. I will pray for Pooh’s situation.

    • Thank you Shelley. Pooh appreciates your prayers.