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Old January 6 2013, 03:57 PM   #571
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Re: Feline Follies

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Back when our cats were just itty bitty little kitties. I honestly can't remember which one this is in my wife's sweater.

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Old January 6 2013, 07:13 PM   #572
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Gimli lazing about on a Sunday afternoon.

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Old January 6 2013, 08:49 PM   #573
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That looks amazingly comfortable.
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Old January 7 2013, 04:43 AM   #574
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In honour of my late cat, Cabbage. She left us last January. She was 15 years old.

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Old January 7 2013, 07:10 AM   #575
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^Aww. That's a great picture.
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Old January 7 2013, 04:14 PM   #576
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Gimli lazing about on a Sunday afternoon.


He looks exactly like my cat,Sammie.
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Old January 7 2013, 05:15 PM   #577
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You must have a very good looking cat!
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Old January 8 2013, 09:51 AM   #578
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Re: Feline Follies

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TIL... I'm a softie for animals (well, knew that already), and there are some truly despicable people out there.

Two months ago, we had two cats and a dog. As of today, it's *four* cats and a dog, and I have a cat allergy! Okay, there's a threshold before it really starts affecting me, so hopefully we haven't hit it. Anyway, we had already adopted cat #3 a couple of months ago (wife went to grocery store, came home with cat and no groceries). But this morning on the way home from church, I spotted a very small kitten in the median of a major divided highway. I turned around and we picked it up, and it was obvious that someone had ditched that kitten there, likely from a moving vehicle! It's left hind quarters was skinned up badly, torn down to muscle, and its tail is probably broken since it just drags behind limp. We took it home and cleaned it up, and it took the poor thing a long time to stop shivering. It was likely stuck there for a couple of days after someone dumped it, judging from how hungry it was and how much the injury had healed. Don't know if it's a male or female yet since we don't want to hurt its rear any more, but I'll be taking it to the vet in the morning to get it fixed up. Yes, this is probably way too many cats for our house, but there is no way we're giving it up.

I'm glad I never saw whoever did this, because I'd likely toss *them* from a moving vehicle! After, of course, my wife got her chance to practice some of her martial arts training!
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Well, the cat is going to have surgery to amputate the tail tomorrow. If that were the only issue, I'd be very happy, because she is a very sweet little kitten. Unfortunately, the injury also paralyzed her anal sphincter, which means she cannot control when she poops. It is possible that she will recover functionality in a few months, but there's also the much greater chance that this is permanent. It's going to be difficult, but we're probably her only hope now, since I doubt a shelter would take her, and I don't want anyone putting her down.

So, anyone know where I can get some kitty diapers?
When explaining all of this and the cat's eventual fate if we didn't take it in to my 12 year old, who seems to have a problem with empathy (probably due to his Asperger's), he said rather emphatically "We HAVE to keep her!"

So, I've been pretty much emotionally drained the last couple of days. I really hope I have the strength to keep up with the care of this kitten, since it's going to be very messy and smelly for the foreseeable future. Not that I'd consider any other possibilities, mind you.

Oh, and we've named her Banshee!
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Old January 8 2013, 01:40 PM   #579
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Re: Feline Follies

I'll try to take some good pics of my cats Apollo and Boomer (female) later to post them here.

I recently came up with 2 more good names for a pair of cats, but don't plan on getting more than the two I have, so I put the names up here for grabs in case no one has thought of them yet.

The Doctor & The Master (The thes are very important, your cats will insist on those)

I think it would be a shame if no pair of cats ever gets named that.
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Old January 8 2013, 03:59 PM   #580
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Re: Feline Follies

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Reposting this from the TIL thread:
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TIL... I'm a softie for animals (well, knew that already), and there are some truly despicable people out there.

Two months ago, we had two cats and a dog. As of today, it's *four* cats and a dog, and I have a cat allergy! Okay, there's a threshold before it really starts affecting me, so hopefully we haven't hit it. Anyway, we had already adopted cat #3 a couple of months ago (wife went to grocery store, came home with cat and no groceries). But this morning on the way home from church, I spotted a very small kitten in the median of a major divided highway. I turned around and we picked it up, and it was obvious that someone had ditched that kitten there, likely from a moving vehicle! It's left hind quarters was skinned up badly, torn down to muscle, and its tail is probably broken since it just drags behind limp. We took it home and cleaned it up, and it took the poor thing a long time to stop shivering. It was likely stuck there for a couple of days after someone dumped it, judging from how hungry it was and how much the injury had healed. Don't know if it's a male or female yet since we don't want to hurt its rear any more, but I'll be taking it to the vet in the morning to get it fixed up. Yes, this is probably way too many cats for our house, but there is no way we're giving it up.

I'm glad I never saw whoever did this, because I'd likely toss *them* from a moving vehicle! After, of course, my wife got her chance to practice some of her martial arts training!
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Well, the cat is going to have surgery to amputate the tail tomorrow. If that were the only issue, I'd be very happy, because she is a very sweet little kitten. Unfortunately, the injury also paralyzed her anal sphincter, which means she cannot control when she poops. It is possible that she will recover functionality in a few months, but there's also the much greater chance that this is permanent. It's going to be difficult, but we're probably her only hope now, since I doubt a shelter would take her, and I don't want anyone putting her down.

So, anyone know where I can get some kitty diapers?
When explaining all of this and the cat's eventual fate if we didn't take it in to my 12 year old, who seems to have a problem with empathy (probably due to his Asperger's), he said rather emphatically "We HAVE to keep her!"

So, I've been pretty much emotionally drained the last couple of days. I really hope I have the strength to keep up with the care of this kitten, since it's going to be very messy and smelly for the foreseeable future. Not that I'd consider any other possibilities, mind you.

Oh, and we've named her Banshee!
Good for you. I'd like to thank you for doing this. I wish more people would.
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Old January 8 2013, 04:34 PM   #581
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Re: Feline Follies

Ugh, there are too many people out there like the people who tossed the kitty from that car. A friend of mine is a guest family/host (what's the term used in english for that, someone who takes in lost, hurt, stray cats and kittens and nurses them back to health, raises them till they're ready for adoption??) for a local foundation, she gets cats like this in a lot. Though I must say, a kitten like this, it's lucky it ended up at your place, because it would have been very hard to get someone to adopt it (he/she). However, kitty diapers and such only go so far, I hope this kitty isn't bothered by them and by having no control over its pooping behaviour (since cats are generally such clean animals). If it's a happy kitty, it's fantastic, but if life sucks for this kitty because of that, well..
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Old January 8 2013, 05:21 PM   #582
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The word you were looking for is "foster".
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Old January 8 2013, 06:25 PM   #583
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B.J.--It's very fortunate that, as I understand it, your cat has no trouble walking. Still, I remembered this video I'd seen once that links to a Facebook group with information about caring for cats with paralysis. Maybe they'll have some additional resources for you, and be a place to ask questions, get advice on if it is appropriate to use diapers, and (if yes) when, and what kind of diapers to use, etc. They may even be able to put you in touch with vets who have experience in these areas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=dXsQc9OkJfw#!

Good on you for taking care of a special needs cat.
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Old January 9 2013, 02:14 AM   #584
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It is so wonderful that you are doing this B.J.! Reading Banshee's story made me a little misty eyed...and your son's response made me so happy!

I had a really crappy day at work, and this has made it all better. Thank you for giving her/him a fighting chance.
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Old January 9 2013, 11:54 AM   #585
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Cat lovers beware!

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