Max


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Home:Black Point, NS, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 3 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 11th 2011

Birthday:
April 15th 2009

Coloration:
Black and White

Likes:
us talking to him ,when we do he raises his long ,black tail ,the top half curves so it looks like he is carrying a big question mark over him

Pet-Peeves:
strangers in the house ,he refuses to come out of hiding

Favorite Toy:
stealing the other cats toys ,,

Favorite Nap Spot:
in a cardboard box that I put a blanket in,,or laying on the window sill in the sun

Favorite Food:
any food ,he eats no problem

Skills:
nothing yet

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
When we moved into our home ,back in May 2009 , we noticed a calico cat with some kittens coming around our place.But as soon as mama saw any of us she would take her kittens and run into the woods.We live in a farming community so homes are spaced far apart.She kept bringing them back over the summer ,we would put food out there for them.But over the winter mama disappeared and only her babies kept coming back for food ,,so we made a feeding station for them.Then we noticed a few other cats coming around too. There were 5 of them all total coming here to eat ,on and off.Last June ,with some help from fellow cat rescue people, we live trapped 4 of them. Sad to say the mama cat had been killed crossing the busy highway near us. We had caught her 3 babies,2 black and whites guys,one orange and white guy.Also had a big black guy with a small white spot on his chest ,this guy was very nasty. We got them all vetted and fixed.I tried to make friends with them all.But the orange and white guy (I named Brandy)would have nothing to do with me .It became harder and harder to open his kennel door to clean the litter box and fill his dishes.Same with the big black guy that I had name Skye. We had 3 big dog kennels setup in our back room for these cat. I was making progress with the black and white ones ,,hard to tell them apart they were twins. Before we had caught them I had thought there was only 1 black and white cat coming here to eat,,since I only would see one black and white cat coming here to eat ,at a time.So I called him Max.So it seems I taught both of them to come to the name Max lol. Anyways,after we had caught them I tried to make friends with them all.One of the Max's would have nothing to do with me ,but one of them was slowly letting me get closer. After about a month we decided to let the Brandy and Skye go back outside ,since they were now jumping at me ,hissing ,trying to swipe me with their claws.Skye was about 3 years old the vet had figured.So he would take a long time to become friends ,if ever,,plus he had to have a couple of nasty teeth removed when he was at the vets.So he was feeling alot better too. So we let those two go and boy did they run fast back into the woods. Brandy still comes around to be fed. Thinking of trapping him again before winter sets in. Skye never saw him since :( . One of the Max's was getting friendlier while the other was not ,after they saw us letting the others go they wanted out also.So we let them go too. The Max boys kept coming back but one would come to me to be petted ,just a little bit. So I put the food dishes by the back door ,finally got one of them inside the house.This one had made friends with our cats too ,so they knew him. Sad to say but the other Max got hit by a vehicle ,crossing the highway near our home,we buried him in our back yard .I promised him that I would take care of his brother from then on. So thats how Max came to stay with us.We noticed that Max is just not quite right in his mind,it seems that his brother had been taking care of him because he is mentally challenged and would not have survived outside on his own. But Max has lived inside with us since mid July and he loves it ,,our Ralph had taken him under his paw and takes care of him too.

Bio:
We think Max ,because he is a twin, has some mental issues ,,just not quite right.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
silly kitty

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 6th 2011 More than 3 years!

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Catster Id:
1210340


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CaperMiss Hopper Ralph Squeaker
BrandyGeorge

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coming indoors

October 31st 2011 2:09 am
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Max had been born outside with his brother and another kitty. we found out that Max's parents had been killed while crossing the highway. So it was up to Max's older brother to take care of him. He did a great job thur the winter too. We did not know there were two black and white cats ,,because we only saw one at a time coming to our feeding station.We were feeding 4 kitties that were living outside. So I contacted a cat rescue group near us to see what we could do. They loaned me a trap and some kennels ,plus food for them. I ended up trapping 4 cats ,the last one being Max of course.
The rescue group came and took them to a vet ,for checkups and to be fixed. We kept both Max and his brother in one big kennel.Thats when we started to make friends with Max but his brother would not have anything to do with us. The other two cats we trapped were older and really feral. One orange and white guy ,we named Brandy,,got really nasty and it was getting harder and harder to feed him without being attacked.So we decided to let them go back outside and to keep feeding them.
One of the cats was a big black guy ,we named Midnight Skye, he was really feral too,,,he had some bad teeth that needed to come out ,so when he went to the vet those bad teeth were removed.

The middle of July 2011 we let all the cats go back outside. Max kept on coming back ,right up to the door.So I opened the door and he saw the other cats ,,he had made friends with ,,,so he walked right back inside our home ,,and has been here ever since.
Only max's brother ,who would only look at me if I called him Max too ,,and Brandy came back around here to eat. Brandy is still doing this to this day.
Sad to say a month later we found that Max's body on the side of the road a short distance from our home.We brought it home and buried him in our back yard.:(
So Max is now becoming a indoor kitty ,,he is still very shy and will hide when anyone comes to visit. He is allowing me to pet him ,brush him ,,even rub his belly. My husband ,David,is able to touch max a bit too. Max has a long ways to go but he is slowly learning to live like a indoor kitty.He follows Ralph everywhere ,they even sleep together lol.

 
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