Sunday, March 23, 2008

The many faces of Chumley

Here are two videos that showcase Chumley's extremes in personality. The first, shot a few weeks ago when I had the flu-and the other, Tom shot last night...

I'm trying to read a book in bed...


Clipping Chum's Nails...


And in case anyone is wondering, we've tried to medicate Chum in the past but it was sheer terror trying to shove a pill into the beast's mouth TWO times a day. His whole body would puff up and he'd foam at the mouth and shake like a small tornado, (while trying to bite our faces off.) We tried 3 different kinds of pills, anti-anxiety/anti-aggression and anti-depressants, all human grade prescriptions just in a much smaller dosage. At the time, we lived in a small apartment back in Chicago and the walls were old and thin so our neighbors would hear Chum's horrific screeches as well as our screams back and forth to each other and I think they thought we were abusing him. After several months of this hell on earth, we decided it just wasn't worth it anymore. So we just continue to endure the daily outbursts of our overly anxious, aggressively bi-polar little monster.

5 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm amazed at your patience with Satan. That book would have been used to knock his ass clear across the room if that had been me! Then again, that would NEVER be me because I'd sooner have my eyes removed than own a cat! Much less, a cat like Satan!

Mindy said...

Was that the video you were telling me about? He wanted to put his scent on your new book. Was that A New Earth, btw?

Christina Shaver said...

Even as the years go by, Chumley is as feisty as ever. Sure makes the sweet moments sweeter.

cats rule said...

I love your cat. He has so many sides to his personality and while psycho is one of them he's also very dynamic and unique. You should be very proud of him.

Stephanie said...

Not to sound like a total loon, but you're so pretty!

And your cat is kind of hilarious. He is a little evil, but it works for him. My dog is also slightly evil, but only at night. That's when she turns into a Gremlin.