Persian/Domestic Shorthair
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Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Papa, Fuzzy, Fluffy.

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral

October 31st 2002

Brown Tabby

foooooooooooood. Casey.

not getting foooooooooooood. The dogs.

Favorite Toy:
foooooooooooood, jingly balls, string

Favorite Nap Spot:
No favorites. Will sleep anywhere

Favorite Food:
Bread or raw meat. Will eat anything though.

Getting on my nerves


Arrival Story:
On Halloween, I was coming home from work when I saw a cat sitting on my front porch. I ignored him because there are cats all over the neighborhood that belong to people and he looked like he was related to the Persian up the road. When I went inside my house, I looked out the front window to see if he was still there. When I looked, I saw a HUGE bloody spot on his back, as if he'd been skinned. I ran outside with a can of food and a carrier and he ran right over to me and got in the crate. After he ate and I could evaluate his behavior a bit, I put him in a cage to wait until I could clean him up. I nursed his wound and went to work making flyers to hang and take to the shelter. No one seemed to be looking for him so I started looking for a new home for him. After a while of no interest and because of some persistent health issues we decided he's better off with us.

Sowen has one folded ear thanks to a hemotoma that didn't heal properly. The vet thinks he was hit by a car and the big sore spot on his back was road rash caused by dragging across the road. :( He's missing many teeth, including almost all of his front bottom teeth (he only has the canines left down there). His name is the phonetic spelling of the Scottish word Samhain, another name for October 31st (Wiccan holiday). His full name is Sowen Duncan MacLeod, the latter two words meaning "Brown Warrior" and "Ugly man" because he was so scarred and bruised when we found him. I picked Scottish names because of the ear and smooshy face that reminded me of a Scottish fold cat. Sowen has FLUTD and had a perineal urethrostemy when his urinary tract blocked exactly one year after we found him.

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Sowen used to get into a lot of trouble, residual behavior from his outdoor life that was so destructive we were forced to use child proof loks and other means for deterrant or prevention. All that changed when his surrogate son, Weasley showed up as a 4 wk kitten to our household. He took that kitten under his fuzzy wings and protected him and nourished him, and suddenly he stopped resisting household life and began to enjoy being pampered. Now, over 4 years later, they are just as close as they ever were. <3>

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April 28th 2005 More than 11 years!

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The final stretch

November 22nd 2005 5:49 am
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Yesterday Sowen's stitches came out and the vet says he's healed beautifully. I think that when he was staying there, they bonded a little bit because when the vet was done with the patient ahead of me and asked his wife who was next, she said "Let's do your Sowen next" hehe When Sowen came out of his cage Dr. F said "I like you, you dirty, UGLY cat." From day one I could tell that he liked Sowen, and as a term of endearment he says he's "so ugly he's cute."

He will be treated like royalty on Thanksgiving Day, complete with some leftover turkey and stuffing with gravy dinner (since we missed his Birthday dinner). Next monday I'm giving him a professional bath and he is getting groomed by my boss and we'll have LOTS of photos afterwards, so I'll definitely upload some. Sowen will celebrate the removal of his e-collar and return to the "pack" afterwards. Soon I think he will be able to write in his own journal.


Pain in the rear!

November 11th 2005 7:54 pm
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Mr. MacLeod managed to unknot two of his sutures- or they came open on their own- last night and Ross took him to the vet today for a progress check. Fortunately he's healed up enough this week that Dr. F said he should be ok, but it amounted to a little bit of stress this morning. His pain patch came off today and he has got his cattitude back. :)


Sowen is home!

November 10th 2005 9:49 am
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He's doing pretty well. His backside is so yucky looking but seems normal. Twice a day we take him out of his cage, remove his e-collar and give him a bowl of food with a pill (Phenoxybenzamine in the AM to help keep his urethra from stricturing, Baytril in the PM). While he's eating, we lift his tail and flush the site with peroxide/H20 50/50 solution, and then rub some vasoline on it to seal it and keep it clean. Then he gets his collar again and goes back. We pet him a lot at that time but he has to really limit his movement so we can't get him out a lot during the day. He hates being cooped up every day, and loses interest in sitting with us after a while.

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