Hobkin is a good boy

Hobkin is such a good boy! The flu-like symptoms I was having, well, seems they were a pretty low-grade flu . . . which I’ve subsequently conferred upon the poor fuzzwit. After dinner, he was cuddled up with me on the couch, and suddenly he jumped up and went scampering away. Now that isn’t an uncommon occurrence, so I didn’t think anything of it until the unmistakable sounds of a skunk being sick to his stomach started coming from the kitchen. I sprang up to check on him, and found him sicking up with his head in his litter pan. Poor lil guy.

Hobkin’s very good about running to his area to be sick (which has a nice, linoleum floor, making it much easier to clean than carpet), but this was the first time he was considerate enough to do so right in his litter box! I praised him effusively and gave him a mint sandwich (Pepto Bismol on bread) to ease his tummy.

Hobkin is such a good boy. And he seems much better today.

Writing Stuff:

Wrote a review for this week’s Sci-Fiction story for Tangent, as well as a Scrybe Press synopsis for Nathan, a critique for Critters, and many belated thank you emails. Also did a rewrite pass on the slipstream story. It’s garnered eighteen critiques so far. I’ll give it another day for the final critiques to trickle in, then send it off to market.

Word count: 500 on the SF WIP.

Club 100 for Writers


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13 Responses to Hobkin is a good boy

  1. jmeadows says:

    He threw up in his litter box???

    WOW. Just… wow.

  2. nmsunbear says:

    Hobkin’s very good about running to his area to be sick

    Wow. I wish my cats would do that.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      In general, Hobkin’s extremely good about such things. He was very easy to housebreak, but this is the first time he’s actually run to his litter box to sick up. What good boy he is. When I’m sure he’s better, he’s getting a treat!

  3. horrordiva says:

    Awww…I’m sending out good healing vibes to both you and Hobkin. That’s so cute to think a skunk would think before he hacks. Just too cute 🙂

  4. velvetfaery says:

    He ran to his litterbox to be sick??? How very polite of him!

    Do you think Hobkin would like to hold a little seminar on such animal manners? My cats could use some help in that area. 😉

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Do you think Hobkin would like to hold a little seminar on such animal manners?

      I’m a little worried what he’d teach other critters if given the opportunity to expound on “fuzzy companion etiquette.” But I’m willing to give him a lot of slack for knowing where to sick up!

  5. Ok, that’s it. I gotts meet this little guy some time. He’s awsome.

  6. raecarson says:

    He ran to his litter box to throw up!!!!! That is the best animal story ever. Give Hobkin a big kiss from Aunt Rae.

  7. Seems like a lot of animals are getting sick this winter. I hope Hobkins gets better later.

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