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Exciting news and important medical information

December 7th 2011 6:12 am
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Hey Furs. Well its almost Catmus again. We Boyz are being extra good so we get some nice goodies from Santa-Claws! MEOW!

Now the exciting news:
Our very own Pops has the honor of being one of Santa-Claws's helpers! He is going to be all set up and then hoomans will bring their pets and have pictures taken. The best part is that it is for a good cause and the money is donated. Pops says it is hot in that suit. He also does not like the little dogs that will not sit still and keep wiggling. He asked Rumpy if he wants to go and wear his harness and maybe some antlers. We think he should. MOL

On to the important medical information:
When Pops fosters cat kits many times when they arrive they have goopy eyes and/or upper respiratory infections. This is just part of the package when you have cats living with poor nutrition, stress, and close quarters.

This year it seems even worse than usual and the last kits he took in had the eye issues. He treated them and when they were better they went to a local PetCo. Well in one week they were back and their eyes were as bad as ever. It was like they were never treated. So he started their eye meds again and figured the stress of being in public caused a relapse.

Imagine his surprise when he was finishing "Think like a Cat" by Pam Johnson-Bennett and read about Feline Pneumonitis(Feline Chylamydiosis). Seems that this presents with eye discharge (conjunctivitis) along with upper respiratory problems like cough and sneezing. He started Clindamycin and both kits eyes have cleared and their cough is much improved.

Now this is not to say that a kit or cat does not need a veterinary visit when sick! Never try and diagnose your cats illness or use something you find on the WWW in place of a visit to you vet. It is just something to think of if you foster or care for cats in a multi-cat environments with a history of disease. It is something to think about if your human has treated an eye issue and it comes back.

We are so looking furward to Catmus. We are getting ready to send goodies to our furiends! Whee so much fun! We love this time of year. We love giving things to our friends.

Purrs to all!
Timmy T and Family

 

Not enough time in a Caturday!

December 3rd 2011 7:29 am
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Here we are doing the Caturday chores. Trying to give the fosters some fast tips, again, on looking good for a prospective adopter. A very tough year. We are purring for Buttons Fitz Inky and Lil-Buddy.

We had a very nice holiday last week. Pops gave us plenty of good food. He played with us on the extra days off. We wish he would not have to leave on those days when he has to go to the "Third circle of hell" as he says. He said in a few weeks he will have a brand new position and will then have more energy to play. We hope so.

*Tim whispers* Rumpy had a messy bump last week. P-U! At least he now lets Pops give him a good wet wipe to clean him up. I hear he is getting another "sanitary trim". Don't tell him.

Pops made us a new Nip-Sock! He puts a big bunch of nip in an old sock and let-me-meow-you! These are grrrreat fun. We all take turns bunny kicking and licking away. I get it more because I am top-cat around here! Meow!

Purring a fun and safe day with many more to all my furs

Timmy Tomcat

 

DDP

December 1st 2011 5:36 am
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Wheeee!
I am DDP! My brofurs are sooooo jealous!
Thanks Catster Cat!
Hi to all my fur pals here!
Wow glad I stopped by!
Hey Pops can I have a treat!
YAY
Timmy T

 

Thanksgiving Day!

November 24th 2011 8:48 am
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Purrs and Bonks to all our furs and family on this Thanksgiving day!

Eat well! Have fun! Tell everyone who is important just how much you love them!

Purrs from all the Boyz!

Timmy Toby Buddy Rumpy Fitz Buttons Inky Lil-Buddy

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends!

November 20th 2011 6:58 am
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Hi furs and family!

I want to make sure you all know that we really care about each of you very much even though we have not been able to come by as much as desired.

We Tomcats always thy to remember that it is much tougher out in the world than around here. We have nice toys and plenty to eat. We have places to lay and places to play. Our Pops takes time every day to pay attention to each of us. We are very very thankful. Many have a much harder time.

This year was tough for hoomans due to the economy. Many are really struggling. This means that the homeless cats and kittens have it tougher too. Pops says this year has been very slow and fewer adoptions means we can help fewer cats. Very sad. Please remind your hoomans to always spay and neuter. There are many ways to get very significant discounts to help with this important work. So it has been a hard year, but, we have had real good things happen also.

Mr Buttons has an application for adoption! He is such a nice boy. Purrs and loves to play. These nice young hoomans did not mind that he is FIV positive! Purr that the home check goes well and he has a home for the holidays. Rikki Raccoon went home last week! Whee. Little Buddy is getting big and handsome so we hope he will be adopted soon along with Inky and Fitz.

So with all the dark clouds there are bright rays of Sun! Good things happen all around us all the time. We have to remember to not just look but to see. The wonder is all around us. For this we are Thankful!

Thanks for being friends with the Tomcats, Fosters and Pops too!

Bonks and Purrs from all of us to all of you!
Timmy, Toby, Buddy, Rumpy, Pops, Inky, Fitz, Lil-Buddy, Buttons

 

11-11-11 a Special Day Fur Furs

November 11th 2011 4:56 pm
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A special day they say!
Comes around every hundred years!
One to stand out.

A lot like some cats we have known.
Special in one way or another.

Pops told this story to us for Linus so he comes home.

A Special cat fur shur. One of his best all time kitties was Ming(The Malevolent). She was a feisty Siamese who always was boss. She was Pops only kitty for years. She had one eye knocked out by a car, or a fight, he never knew. She would chase his friends and they would yell "Get the cat! Get the cat!" She would bite you know. Not a nip. She went to the bone. She would poopie in his lady friends shoes.

Hmmmm maybe that is why he ended up with hippy girls with sandals... Oh excuse me... Where was I..

So that was back in the 80's. No inside cats back then. So One day she did not come home. Pop looked on the street. He went to the local SPCA. He put flyers up. Ming was gone. He grieved.
Well about a year and a half later he was working in back of the construction garage and he saw something run by! Just out of the corner of his eye. What? A Cat? Maybe. So he started watching. Sure enough it was a cat. And... That cat looked like Ming! No way he thought. But over a few weeks he would sit out after work and watch. It WAS MING! Hmmm.. What to do?? He kept watch.
One day she was just sitting in the sun. He snuck up behind her and, GRAB. He had her. She swung. She tried to bite. He got scratched. She yowled. Well he ran inside and closed the door. He put her down and... Nothing? She looked around. Made her Siamese MEEEEOOOOWWWW! Walked into the kitchen and sat by the Fridge like nothing had ever happened. Like she had just come in from a morning walk.
Pop kept her inside after that and they lived some years together. Now he had a lot of equipment and he had noted that is where she was coming and going from. When he moved it after she was inside he found her nest. Lots of small bones and feathers and the like with a warm nice spot all pressed down for good old Ming. She was living for all that time 200 feet from the house. Going out into the woods to hunt at night. What a cat.

By the way. The next week she poopied in his new girls shoe.
MOL

Pops says we are all special. I was born in under a bag in an alley to a feral mom. Buddy was saved as an old Galoot. Rumpy was from a bad breeder in VA. Toby is, well, handsome. Angel Coco was another lost and found kitty. Angel Stinker was the patrolling protecting Man-Cat. Angel Amber was so sweet she made your teeth hurt.

All Cats.
All Special.
All one in a hundred years.
Purrs from Da Boyz and Family to all our special furs
Timmy T

 

Big Day and a Big Day

October 31st 2011 3:49 pm
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Whee I am DDP today. I feel pretty special as it seems a "Genius Trey" is DDP today too! MOL. We asked him to be furends. Meow.

Little Rikki is feeling back to normal. She did not want to keep taking her medication so Pops explained about finishing antibiotics. Her skin condition is better too! The big bare patch is growing in. She will be back to events this weekend. Good stuff.

So we are all jumping and full of energy with this grrreat news and it being Halloween which is a fun day. Pops gave us all some special kitty treats and we have some left for the rest of the week. Buddy was all wild about that. So was Rumpers. You know me. Quiet. Reserved. That's cause I get mine in the cat tree house and can eat in peace. MOL.

Oh by the way before I run over to KCK for Halloween. Pops told me everyone at work LOVED all of the TomCats special pictures. Seems he has been sneaking them to work and putting them up as screen savers. A big hit.
Thanks To KCK and Blues Lounge and all who make this such a wonderfur place!

We really appreciate all the support we get here on Catster. It is very nice to have good furends who care.

Purrs and Bonks
Timmy T

 

A tough week

October 30th 2011 3:02 pm
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Well I have been working my tail off. Purring and staying next to Pops. Last week was really tough week in our little cat world.

The old guy, Pops not Buddy, had last Mon and Tues off from work, but, Rikki was sick. So he was in there a good bit and then took her to the Vet on Wed night after work. Of course he had to take Buddy up at the same time. Buddy had a dental scheduled and would NEVER be able to not eat or drink until morning. So he went up to spend the night. Not happy old Buddy was not happy.

Along with that Fitz and Buttons were scheduled for that operation to prevent kittens. Pops started feeding Rikki by hand on Thurs and kept up doing that after bringing the others home.

When Rikki showed big improvement on Sat it was a huge relief for the dude and us cats too. We are always thankful for having a forever home.

So the short of the long was Pops spending a lot of time and emotional energy on the older fosters, our big pal, and, little Rikki Raccoon.

He was kind of upset today when he saw he did not leave the
puter on for us and we missed the KCK Halloween Party. We forgot too or we would have reminded him. Saturday night was like we all just crashed out.

Timmy Tomcat

 

MEOW! My Best Day!

October 15th 2011 4:10 pm
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My very own special Got-cha Day! Purrs!

I thought with all the work we have been doing with the new kittens that every cat would be tired and not bother with my day but oh how wrong I was.

My Brofurs Toby Buddy and Rumpy did not let on and then Pops came home tonight with some really nice goodies! I got a new feather wand! I like to just sit and chew on my wand so I need my own! Wow! It is a nice on! Treats too! The kind I like! Not the regular day to day treats but the GOOD Ones! MEOW! I was licking my cat-lips.

I am a very lucky cat.

I think it is good to remember that tomorrow, October 16th, is National Feral Cat Day. Have your two legs stop by to find out more. My Pops work does what is called a matching grant. They match any donations of money, and, more importantly, they give for the hours Pops volunteers. I know all our people are very special already but they can help spread the word to others.
Here is the link to a great organization

http://www.alleycat.org/

Oh by the way!
Thanks to Rex Bugsy Max Simba Tate Big Harry Patches Angel Abigail Zack Dante TJ Milo Smokey Joe Timmy Ziggy Tigger Cali Scaredy Cat Sobe Ozzie and Harriet Athena Riley Smiley Cassanova Simon and Reuben... AND ALL MY GOOD FURS!

Happy Halloween! BOO!

Timmy the lucky Tomcat

 

Wonderful Day is coming!

October 9th 2011 7:06 am
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Hi Furends!

My Got-Cha day is next Caturday! Wow time flies!
Thanks so much to my good furends at Koolest Catster Kitties for my great photo! What a good buncha cats! I am all excited and I see Pops and da my brofurs whispering! Cat-O-Cat something is brewing. MOL

So our little fur Fred the foster is ADOPTED! Yay! This is very good news as the group Pops works with has had very few adoptions and more kittens and cats then ever. Remember to tell your families to adopt if they can help out. More important make sure everycat knows about spay/neuter. Some feel it is a loss but so many die alone and sick it just is not right to bring more kittens into the world. Thanks! I am jumping down from the cat tree podium.

So Pops has 3 new little fellows and...

*Buddy Runs Up-"Tell-em ,Tell-em" - Buddy shifts from paw to paw*

OK Buddy OK! Well there are 2 Blues!

*Toby Runs Up - "And! And!" - Toby and Buddy eye each other.*

Yes Toby there is an all black kitten too! Geez you cats! Give me a paws width to get it all out. Yes these are some cute kittens. The funny thing about this is guess who is the foster who is kind of cranky about the newbies? Did you guess Fitz? Who would have thought that the shy one is all "Grrrr Grrrr My Room! Mine!" They ignore him and play. MOL.

And who do you think is the wildest laser chaser? Fitz again! Like a wild cat. Pops is all amazed. Like "Is that Fitz?". He zooms around the room like a cat possessed. He will make a fine kitty for some lucky home.

Well back to work. Teaching the kits the ropes. Helping support Pops as he has been tired and now... Well... He has more to do. He does not use the puter as much lately. He has a new position at work and is doing his job and has to learn new things. He says it will be better but the getting there will be rough. I give him the happy cat look and a purr for support.

So have a good week. Halloween is coming! CAT-OH-CAT! A fun time.

Timmy Tomcat

 
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