May 27th 2013 6:44 am
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Dear all Furs and Folks,
Hello the House! And hello all!
It's a lovely sunny warm day here after 2 days that were fairly chilly. Mommy was feeling a bit better yesterday, but on Sat had a slight chill, and came home with Daddy after shopping to huddle under the covers. I stayed with her because though my coat is growing in, it's still shorter than it should be and I'm still cold at times.
Mommy has been a little down. A few weeks ago, she and Daddy stepped forward and offered to foster a little cat from the CACC Death Row. Her name is Pudgy and she has mammary tumors.
Well, Pudgy came to us, unbeknowst to us, and despite 3 vets...thats right....3 vets missing it...with a calci virus. That's a very bad URI, and for 9 days Pudgy wouldn't eat.
On the 8th day we began to 'act out' on feeling displaced from the bedroom, and reacting to the stress and worry of Mommy and Daddy...and sensing an unspayed femiale...and a couple of us....somecats...began to mark their territory by spraying.
On day 9, Pudgy's 'benefactors' and temporary Foster parents, and the rescue in charge, took Pudgy to their vet and she was hospitalized and syringe fed by vet staff.
2 days later Calvin McCatster broke with a calici virus that even caused him to get lesions on his tongue.
Well, Calvin got better, he's eating and playing and back to normal.
Pudgy was in the hospital for nearly 3 weeks. After a great deal of Mommy feeling very badly, she talked it over with our vet-a nice new one with experience with rescues-he also had seen Pudgy-a talk with Daddy, and with the other two rescues that Mommy and Daddy foster for, it was decided that Pudgy will not come back here. Mommy cried and feels sad and guilty but the thing is this-our rescues and vet feel our apartment is 'at capacity' and that we were basically saying that for now, eight is enough' and our vet expressed that Pudgy needs a serene and more calm home-with 8 of us, and 3 young fellow cats under 3 who wrestle and run and play its just too much.
Mommy felt very badly. Pudgy's rescue agreed, though they are now searching for a new hospice foster in the Tri state NY area. Pudgy saw a top Oncolgist, and she will take a medication to help shrink the tumors and make her more comfortable, but she can't have chemo or radiation or surgery as it would probably not help her. The medication they can give her will do her good and she may have some very good quality of life time. But the rescue did admit it would probably be more helpful to her if she went to a quieter home than ours.
So...if any of you furs and their folks know of anyone in the NY area or nearby willing to Hospice foster Pudgy, please let us or K9Kastle rescue in NY know. Pudgy is a very lovely Ragdoll cat mix, and she was a very sweet and quiet houseguest who did nothing wrong-it's that we're not called the 'wild bunch' for nothing. Pudgy's medical expenses are paid for and she's a normal and clean little cat who was always well behaved....er, unlike some of the younger fellows here.
Mommy feels badly, because she has never had to say 'we can't' before. However, her rescue coordinators for the two other rescues agreed this was best-her one friend said 'the spraying is saying 'this is our space and there are just enough here'.
I can't say I'm happy, but I am relieved. Still, we would like to see Pudgy find her 'furever' home for however long that will be.
Thinking of you all here-purrs and loves,
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Sending Pudgy purrs.