Classy (5-30-12/2-13-14)


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Classy after her spay

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"Classy after her spay"

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Kitty Complexion:
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timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
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Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 14th 2013

Birthday:
May 30th 2012

Coloration:
Black and White

Arrival Story:
On 9-14-13 an acquaintance called me, told me she was getting evicted, and asked if I could take her two snakes. I said yes, went to get the snakes, and when I got there she asked if I could take her two cats and four kittens too so she didn't have to have to have animal control euthanize them Monday morning. Naturally I couldn't let these young cats and kittens die needlessly, so I rescued them too.

Bio:
More & better photos of Classy will be taken as she settles in. She was even more difficult to photograph than Aurora. She was afraid to be out of her cage, afraid of the camera, and is still very stressed out from all she has been through. In addition to having lost two litters at her young age and going through home change when she came here, and who knows what else she's gone through, on 9-30-13 at approximately 2am Classy who was allegedly not pregnant, aborted two fetuses. I also don't really know Classy's true personality yet. So far as long as she's in the security of her cage, she's affectionate, loves petted, and is easy to handle. It takes time, often a lot of time, for an adult cat who isn't as stressed out as Classy, to adjust to home change. At least she won't ever have to endure the stress of pregnancy again. She and Aurora were spayed 10-21-13. I finally was able to get a photo of Classy's face after I got her home from the spay because she was still sleepy enough from the anesthetic that she didn't try to hide when she saw the camera. She's such a pretty little cat, I'll be glad when she gains enough confidence so I'm able to get photos of her that do justice to her beauty. ******* Thank you for all your stars, rosettes, special gifts, comments, and caring. They help give strength to handle the grief of losing Classy to such a wicked disease at such a young age.

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My Cat's story with FIP

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 4th 2013

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Classy Cat Says


A Life Cut Too Short

February 24th 2014 6:06 pm
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From the time she came, I had a gut instinct feeling that something wasn't quite right with Classy. She had a history of aborting fetuses and in fact, she aborted two fetuses after I got her. She also was quite skinny and wouldn't gain weight. Even after she was spayed, she didn't gain weight. She healed from her spay surgery just fine. Although she ate well and seemed normal, I still couldn't shake the feeling that something wasn't quite right with her.

When I released Classy from her cage, she was reclusive and mostly stayed out of the way of the other cats. She was loose in the house only a short time before I caged her again, partly because of my feeling about her, partly because she lost even more weight, and partly so I could keep her on a special diet to try to get better weight and condition on her. However, Classy continued to lose weight.

A few days before she crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Classy developed fluid in her abdomen. The fluid was bright yellow and resembled yellow food coloring, a diagnostic symptom indicative of classic wet form feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Only about 5% of cats exposed to FIP develop the full-blown disease but when they do, its 100% fatal. There is no cure. Classy was one of the unlucky ones.

Luckily Classy had very little contact with the other cats and no prolonged contact of the kind required to transmit the disease and the vet said there was very little risk to any of them. In the dark cloud of Classy's illness and passing, this is the silver lining.

 

Testing the Waters of Freedom

October 30th 2013 6:13 pm
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Tonight for the first time, Classy had the nerve to come out of the bottom crate. Even though she hisses when another adult cat comes close to her, she still had the nerve to start exploring the house. I left the crate door open so she can return to it if she wants to. I'm also keeping an eye and an ear on her in case she gets panicked or in case her hissing should happen to start a squabble. If such a thing should happen or if she shows any fearful hiding behavior, I'll return her to the crate. Hopefully things will go smoothly and she will be able to have full freedom soon. But tonight was a big step for a little cat who was afraid to even stick her nose out of the crate and who would panic if taken out of the crate. Classy is a pretty little cat and I hope that she soon will have enough confidence to enable me to take some GOOD photos of her!

 

It Didn't Last Long

October 26th 2013 6:35 pm
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Well, my first taste of freedom didn't last long. I still am just too scared of the other cats. When another cat gets within a couple of feet of me, I hiss and try to swat at the other cat before the other cat gets a chance to swat at me. Mom says since I'm so scared that I'm acting in such a way that the other cats will think I'm starting fights, I need to go back to jail awhile longer. However she said this time I need to go into the bottom crate so I'm at floor level and have to see the other cats coming and going past my crate all the time. She says when I get to the point where I'm able to interact with another cat peacefully through the crate bars, then I'll get another chance at freedom again.

 
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