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Re: Pets.

Post by JoseUnidos » 10 Jul 2019, 9:14am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 5:09pm
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Saturday night we're watching Stranger Things & we hear this incessant meowing coming from outside. We investigate & find a kitten, probably about 4-6 weeks old, around the corner of the house by the back fence. Looks like she (I say she but I assume all kittens are she) got ditched or separated from it's mom. We managed to lure it out of the fenced-in back yard (we have dogs & that wouldn't have gone well) w/ food. She wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up so we left more food on the porch & thought mom might show up overnight. Nope. Didn't happen. Next day she'd moved the safety of our side garden trellis. More food. We stopped in to our local humane society (which is just a couple blocks over from us) to see if they had any suggestions. They could rent us a trap but they're so overwhelmed w/ feline drop-offs that they'd just put her down if we did bring her in. Nope. We're NOT doing that. Anyway, after a couple of days of feeding I was able to pet her & scoop her up & get her inside this morning. She's set up in the downstairs bathroom away from the other dogs & cats 'til we get her checked out at the vet on Thursday. So, looks like another critter for us.
You're good people. :approve: Poor little kitty, tho. Breaks my heart when an animal gets lost from their home, but when they beat the odds and find a loving home, the world seems pretty damn good. Pictures when you can, please!
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Re: Pets.

Post by JennyB » 10 Jul 2019, 9:16am

JoseUnidos wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 5:00pm
Saturday night we're watching Stranger Things & we hear this incessant meowing coming from outside. We investigate & find a kitten, probably about 4-6 weeks old, around the corner of the house by the back fence. Looks like she (I say she but I assume all kittens are she) got ditched or separated from it's mom. We managed to lure it out of the fenced-in back yard (we have dogs & that wouldn't have gone well) w/ food. She wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up so we left more food on the porch & thought mom might show up overnight. Nope. Didn't happen. Next day she'd moved the safety of our side garden trellis. More food. We stopped in to our local humane society (which is just a couple blocks over from us) to see if they had any suggestions. They could rent us a trap but they're so overwhelmed w/ feline drop-offs that they'd just put her down if we did bring her in. Nope. We're NOT doing that. Anyway, after a couple of days of feeding I was able to pet her & scoop her up & get her inside this morning. She's set up in the downstairs bathroom away from the other dogs & cats 'til we get her checked out at the vet on Thursday. So, looks like another critter for us.
Good work, JU. She knew where to find her people. Lucky kitty!

ETA - just saw the pic you posted. She's beautiful! Any name yet? She kind of looks like a Sid. :mrgreen:
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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Jul 2019, 9:26am

JennyB wrote:
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ETA - just saw the pic you posted. She's beautiful! Any name yet? She kind of looks like a Sid. :mrgreen:
My sister and former brother-in-law once had an all-black cat like that named Sid!

Kittens are just perfect. You couldn't create a better living being than a kitten.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Jul 2019, 9:28am

Mimi wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 8:52am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 8:11am
Mimi wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 7:28am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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11. I'm hoping this is a hairball or food change thing. She's interested but doesn't want to eat.
It's been hot as ass here, tho.
Do you feed her both wet and dry food? Sometimes cats just decide they're sick of a food, but if they have variety you have that kind of back up while finding a substitute. We learned that the hard way with our first set of cats. Since getting these, they get dry in the morning and wet in the evening, mainly to insulate if they decide they don't like one type.
I won't do dry food with her since she has kidney issues, so she gets all wet with a little extra water to keep her kidney's flushed. She's the pickiest eater, making it hard for me to change anything. She did eat this morning. Her interest is stronger even if she ate it in stages. For all I know she might've had tummy troubles.
Gotcha. One thing that works with Charlotte when she decides she isn't interested is to put her at the bowl and pet her. That sometimes gets her going or at least she'll have a few mouthfuls.

I just had a memory flash of when our boy Dickens—he the survivor of cancer, diabetes, bladder infections, intestinal blockages—decided he wasn't going to eat. Our vet recommended put wet food in a giant syringe and squirt it down his throat. Which we did. Everyone hated the experience but after a few days he was back to eating on his own. Absolute madness.
Syringe feeding is a life saver. Licorice wouldn't be here today if I hadn't done it last year.
But what an awful experience for all involved!
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Re: Pets.

Post by Mimi » 10 Jul 2019, 10:28am

Just met the sweetest house panther ever up for adoption at Petsmart. The tag description said he was shy at first. Really? The dude was head-butting the plexiglass when I was there. He wanted me to take him home. If I didn't have two seniors, I would have.

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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Jul 2019, 10:44am

Mimi wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 10:28am
Just met the sweetest house panther ever up for adoption at Petsmart. The tag description said he was shy at first. Really? The dude was head-butting the plexiglass when I was there. He wanted me to take him home. If I didn't have two seniors, I would have.
That's why I can't go to places like that. I feel guilty for not giving them a home. If I were obscenely wealthy, I'd end up with fifty cats on a country estate.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Mimi » 10 Jul 2019, 11:02am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 10:44am
Mimi wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 10:28am
Just met the sweetest house panther ever up for adoption at Petsmart. The tag description said he was shy at first. Really? The dude was head-butting the plexiglass when I was there. He wanted me to take him home. If I didn't have two seniors, I would have.
That's why I can't go to places like that. I feel guilty for not giving them a home. If I were obscenely wealthy, I'd end up with fifty cats on a country estate.
Right?! It was hard to leave the store today. :cry:

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Re: Pets.

Post by WestwayKid » 10 Jul 2019, 11:14am

JoseUnidos wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 5:00pm
Saturday night we're watching Stranger Things & we hear this incessant meowing coming from outside. We investigate & find a kitten, probably about 4-6 weeks old, around the corner of the house by the back fence. Looks like she (I say she but I assume all kittens are she) got ditched or separated from it's mom. We managed to lure it out of the fenced-in back yard (we have dogs & that wouldn't have gone well) w/ food. She wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up so we left more food on the porch & thought mom might show up overnight. Nope. Didn't happen. Next day she'd moved the safety of our side garden trellis. More food. We stopped in to our local humane society (which is just a couple blocks over from us) to see if they had any suggestions. They could rent us a trap but they're so overwhelmed w/ feline drop-offs that they'd just put her down if we did bring her in. Nope. We're NOT doing that. Anyway, after a couple of days of feeding I was able to pet her & scoop her up & get her inside this morning. She's set up in the downstairs bathroom away from the other dogs & cats 'til we get her checked out at the vet on Thursday. So, looks like another critter for us.
Black cats are awesome. We have 2 living with us. Also awesome that this little lost kitten found some great people to come to the rescue!!
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Re: Pets.

Post by JoseUnidos » 10 Jul 2019, 2:00pm

WestwayKid wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 11:14am
JoseUnidos wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 5:00pm
Saturday night we're watching Stranger Things & we hear this incessant meowing coming from outside. We investigate & find a kitten, probably about 4-6 weeks old, around the corner of the house by the back fence. Looks like she (I say she but I assume all kittens are she) got ditched or separated from it's mom. We managed to lure it out of the fenced-in back yard (we have dogs & that wouldn't have gone well) w/ food. She wouldn't let us get close enough to pick her up so we left more food on the porch & thought mom might show up overnight. Nope. Didn't happen. Next day she'd moved the safety of our side garden trellis. More food. We stopped in to our local humane society (which is just a couple blocks over from us) to see if they had any suggestions. They could rent us a trap but they're so overwhelmed w/ feline drop-offs that they'd just put her down if we did bring her in. Nope. We're NOT doing that. Anyway, after a couple of days of feeding I was able to pet her & scoop her up & get her inside this morning. She's set up in the downstairs bathroom away from the other dogs & cats 'til we get her checked out at the vet on Thursday. So, looks like another critter for us.
Black cats are awesome. We have 2 living with us. Also awesome that this little lost kitten found some great people to come to the rescue!!
Thanks! She's headed to the vet first thing tomorrow. Except for some fleas she seems in good health/spirits, so fingers crossed. Altho we're not completely 100% that we'll keep her (we may foster instead if it's an option) she will have a good home either way. Our other 2 cats are also (mostly) black so she'd fit right in w/ us.
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Re: Pets.

Post by JennyB » 10 Jul 2019, 2:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 10:44am
Mimi wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 10:28am
Just met the sweetest house panther ever up for adoption at Petsmart. The tag description said he was shy at first. Really? The dude was head-butting the plexiglass when I was there. He wanted me to take him home. If I didn't have two seniors, I would have.
That's why I can't go to places like that. I feel guilty for not giving them a home. If I were obscenely wealthy, I'd end up with fifty cats on a country estate.
The only thing that comforts me is that Petco and Petsmart generally work with no-kill rescues, so I don't worry about cats being euthanized. But it's still hard. What's gotten harder for me, now that we have a hamster and betta, is leaving them there! I know have two pets (aside from our dog) who have to live alone or else they will fight to the death.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Jul 2019, 2:11pm

The boy's hanging out with me on the upstairs porch while I read. His nose has been perpetually scratched up since he came here because he keeps pissing off his sisters. But he's a sweet little asshole.
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Re: Pets.

Post by WestwayKid » 10 Jul 2019, 3:44pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 2:11pm
The boy's hanging out with me on the upstairs porch while I read. His nose has been perpetually scratched up since he came here because he keeps pissing off his sisters. But he's a sweet little asshole.
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Glad to see he's doing well (other than the scratched up nose)!!
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Re: Pets.

Post by BitterTom » 10 Jul 2019, 4:25pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 2:11pm
The boy's hanging out with me on the upstairs porch while I read. His nose has been perpetually scratched up since he came here because he keeps pissing off his sisters. But he's a sweet little asshole.
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Re: Pets.

Post by Mimi » 10 Jul 2019, 6:07pm

I love kittens (cat) with mittens.

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Re: Pets.

Post by BostonBeaneater » 10 Jul 2019, 10:30pm

Mimi wrote:
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I love kittens (cat) with mittens.


MITTENS AND BOOTS
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