Oh I forgot, the rescued guy was found along with two sisters, in a dumpster. Starving, covered in fleas. Their eyes were not even open yet. Incredible. Who knows how many days they were in there. I’d like to know what part of town has people that would do this.
Sad Salin! Hey, he was loved much in his short life. I’m sure tyhat would not have been the case had you not taken him in. Vets should do the best they can with the cost of their bill in situations like yours.
To PapaJoe: Yes, two female Abbys and a male (orange) Maine Coon. He’s HUGE, the girls are super lithe, great jumpers. They seem to just float upwards.
To JRPfeff: That is really sweet of you, I hope Lucid has a long, happy life. We took in a little rescue kitten, a real funny looking black guy, he looked like a tiny bear. After spending about $1500, the vet told us he had FIP. We had to put him down. Poor little guy was only six months old. Right until the end he was trying to play, jump, etc. When he could not breathe, and his eyes were stuck shut, that was it. Ripped my heart out. First time I’ve had to watch the needle go in. I can’t even look at any pictures of him. If he was sixteen, it would be a whole different thing.
Mariner, good response to Score’s post back on p1.. He thought that was what this thread was about.
the ancient mariner
Saw it on Broadway———a one song musical—
didn’t think it was so hot and can’t believe it
lasted as long as it did. Thank God for out-of-towners.
JRP, Lucid is a lucky kitty to have found you guys! Fate, maybe so.
It is so sad that there are so many cats thet lead short and miserable lives. Domestic cats just can’t survive well on their own.
Joe – I think you’re correct, we haven’t seen any cats loose near our place for several years. We think someone dumped a kitten near our place and he was doing his best to survive.
We had one of our other cats pass away about a month ago. There was some fate involved with this one showing up.
JRP, nice of yall to adopt Lucid. He must have been tame at some point in his life. Feral cats that have never been tame don’t come abound that fast. I hope he makes a great pet!
This young feral male adopted us within the last two weeks. He was living in our polebarn and my wife caught him in a livetrap using dry catfood for bait. He must have been starving.
When she found him in the trap, he was spinning around like a Tasmanian Devil. The vet also reported that after his first night there he was hanging on the cage door like one of those Garfield car-window dolls.
So far he has lost his fleas, ear mites, worms and boy parts. He no longer hisses, spits and bites; and last night purred for the first time. He is still terrified and sits in that corner of our tub for security. He is a good lap cat already, staying still and enjoying the attention.
We named him Lucid, for obvious reasons.
Sounds like a good plan Salin. My cats get a but pushy when it canned food time also. I would still leave a small bowl of crunchies out for them to snack on. Hmm, is it 2 abbys and a main coon?
Well, I know Joe is correct, BUT… the problem is that the two Abbys are just relentless, and will attack if only offered crunchies. They are as aggressive as hell. George, the big old orange Maine Coon, is much more laid back. So what to do? I think mixing the wet and dry is a reasonable compromise.
Salin, that’s the way I fed my Rex and Manx cats back in the 60s. Now my 4 mixed breed cats have crunchies sitting out, and canned food once a day, and table scraps whenever. I’m not sure what way is best but… when I go on a short trip my cats won’t starve. There has never been, in the history of cats, a cat found starved to death next to a full bowl of crunchies, barring any health problems of coarse.
Well, here’s an interesting way to get the four-legged monsters to eat their crunchies. Just mix the crunchy stuff with wet, and they will pound all of it, in a flash. It’s amazing.
My brother is a crazy cat person. He has 9 cats in a tiny Chicago apartment! He found a pregnant stray. She had 8 kittens, all HIV. The vet loves him, and they have a variety of other illnesses. He doesn’t have children and they are his babies. He found 3 more strays and gave them to our 80 year old parents. He leaves food outside to feed strays. He has a huge heart for cats, lost some girlfriends over them!
We have 2 black labs, and 2 black cats. Starbucks was adopted from a shelter. Harley from a local feed store. They are both 10 years old. Harley eats anything! from lettuce, spaghetti, cookies to frozen peas. Starbucks, will only eat dry cat food and tuna. Won’t touch fish, chicken or any meat scraps. They are so different.
I to have a similar story….
I only had one cat in my entire life and that was for a very short time to-boot… I called the cat d-CON
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