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Kitty is Caught.

August 2nd 2009 12:17 pm
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Mom went and found the trap sprung and a kitty about 4-5 months inside. Very scared hissing and growling. May be a female but mom hasn't gotten to see that end...just the hissing and growling end.
The kitty looks very much like a young Angel Amelia.

Mom used gloves and a towel to put the kitty in a carrier and brought it home. Now it's in a bigger kennel, draped with a towel for privacy.
The kitty looks pretty good inspite of being in a ceiling for 5 days without food and is eating and drinking now. Slightly slim but ok.

Mom was thinking maybe...maybe in the future getting a pure white male kitten. She wasn't in the market for a wild grey teenage cat.
Not sure if it'll ever be socialized enough to find it a home.

Anyway, the kitty is safe and fed and resting now.

Thank you so much for your kind meows and purrrs of encouragement. It sure helped a lot and led the kitty to the trap.

Many purrrrs,


Mom's PrettyTired...

August 1st 2009 10:20 pm
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You know, mom gets tired of hearing neighbors complain about stray cats yet they will NOT do anything about it.

Like the next door neighbor who complains because the other neighbors moved out during the nite and left their cat to roam. It's not mom's cat, but mom has to hear the complaining, so mom offered to go half for a spay surgery if complaining neighbor would throw in the other half.

Why, no. She'll complain but she won't even try to help. After all, it's not her cat.
Well, it isn't mom's either, but mom believes if you aren't part of the solution then you're part of the problem.
Put up or shut up.

Then mom hears from someone at her job that there's a CAT in the ceiling. That a customer carried it in only to let the terrified cat go, who ran into the backroom and apparently up into the ceiling thru an open panel. And is still up there. Maybe.
Mom had no idea and asked when this happened.
Five days ago.


Mom was shocked! Did anyone go up? What about the woman who brought it in? She didn't even come back! Has anyone put out food/water? Has anyone looked for it????

Well, they gave a look in the back room and found what appeared to be a poop a couple days ago...but other than that. ZERO.

Mom almost flipped. It's been 102 degrees plus everyday and a kitty is up there frying with no food and no water (unless it came down to drink from a toilet ) and no one does anything?
Besides being cruel...what if it dies up there and smells up the place would they care?

So last nite mom brought catfood and water and put it in the store room and this morning sure enough half the water and all the food was gone.

Mom searched all over and found nothing so it is probably up in the ceiling and came down to eat.

So tonite mom left a humane trap baited with cheapo stinky fish catfood.

Mom has no idea what shape this cat is in. Or how big it is or what it looks like. Or if it's tame or can be tamed.

All mom knows is that she's sick and tired of being the fixer of situations like this (or at least trying) and she feels like there is no hope anymore. Mom doesn't have money or transportation or much resources yet she feels if she doesn't do it it won't get done.
No one would even call around to see if a vet would loan/rent a trap.
Or even put out a handful of food.
For five days.

But of course, she can't let the kitty suffer up there.
She'd like to just ignore it like everyone else has been doing but as soon as she found out...she had to do something. Or at least try.

Mom's slightly POed about the whole deal.
Mom's no saint, but darn, who could let a kitty fry and starve up there and not even care?

I'm sure there are quite a few Catsters who run into apathetic people who don't care in their day to day lives.
Does it bum you out, too?


Anyway, please purrr that mom can catch the kitty and it has a happy outcome.



Coolest Cat Furniture. Ever.

July 15th 2009 1:49 pm
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Gotta Check This Out Kitties!

July 6th 2009 7:29 pm
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A kitty names Atrus just turned me onto this in the Furniture and Fashion thread in the Forum:

Turbo Track

OMC! We love the TurboScratcher and StarChaser and we never knew they make this now!

Check it out, kitties =)



It's Monday!

June 15th 2009 11:13 am
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Today was mom's first day of her new job. (Cleaning.)
Mom's fairly tired. In fact, she needs to mop HER floors but the last thing she wants to see right now is a mop.

She'll do it tonite =)

Patrick is being a hater, mol. Mom ran out of his tonic and gave him something called "nutri-cal" which is supposed to have an irresistable flavor. Patrick wasn't crazy about the taste of his Liqui-tinic but it's thin and goes right down. THIS new stuff is thick and sticky and smells like yeast and molasses. Mom likes molasses...but this is gross.
Patrick gagged it and had to swallow twice. It discolored his fur and his breath still smells of it sometime later. The smell is on mom's hands.

Since the stuff also has phosphorus, mom has to mix a phosphorus binder into it as well.

Maybe dogs like this stuff but none of the cats will even look at it. Giotto actually fled the room.

And we're having a fleas in the humid hot Texas summer. They may have come in the house on mom's shoes from the yard. (The neighbors have dogs.) Mom's vacuuming and powdering the kitties. Mom's going to get some more Frontline when she gets her check. (Christopher even has buttworms because of eating a flea.)


Oh my, I guess I'd better stop while I'm ahead, mol!



Mom's going to make a little headway!

June 13th 2009 7:08 pm
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My mommy will be going in to clean a store. She starts Monday.
She got her schedule and she works for about 3 hours a day and it's alllll the way back to minimum wage for her...but a little something is better than a big nothing.

It's sure not retail management, it's more like doing floors and stuffs, but it's a step up from the present situation.

Of course mom's still looking for a job that helps pay the bills mol but it's something until then ;)

Thank you everycat who's purrred for us kitties and my mommy.
It sure has helped.
Patrick's cheek looks great and there is no more draining from it. It hasn't filled again at all in 12+ hours. He's still getting his "facials" (his warm compresses) he likes them so.
His face is kinda hairless and pink over there mol.

So it's good news tonite =)

Purrrs and Bless,


Patrick's Doing a Lot Better.

June 8th 2009 4:22 pm
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Wow my brofur Patrick is doing so much better today. That ol potassium must've been really unbalanced and the stress of his emergency surgery really knocked him over the weekend...but Monday brings much better news.

NO more crooked stiff neck and front legs and weaky backlegs.
He's more alert and even jogging where he goes. And eating good. Really good. His infection was SO much better with the surgery but the stress of the surgery itself really made him feel bad.
Real bad.
Now he's getting strength back and we're very happy.
He still has his CRF, of course, and it's one day at a time, but he's enjoying his day =)
We aren't going to try to analyze it, just be happy and embrace it!

Gosh, we can never express how grateful we are for the purrrs and support. Patrick would like me to thank everycat.
There are no meows to express how we feel and how much we appreciate all you guys and girls have done.

Bless you all and Purrrs to each and every one of you and to the mommies and daddies who love you!



My Brofur isn't feeling well...

June 6th 2009 8:54 pm
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I'm worried about Patrick, tonite he doesn't feel right. He seems kind of off-balance...a slight head tilt maybe? And just weakish.

Mommy is very worried that this is his decline.

But he has been thru a lot so maybe he just needs to recharge or just needs to shake off that anesthesia. Mom has heard of kitties coming out with vestibular head-tilts for a while, some permanent.
We just don't know.
But we're doing all we can do and hoping for the best.

And he DID just scarf down a bowl of food. So that's good.
Now he's sleeping.

Just wanted to keep all of our pals updated.
You have all been so kind to him.

Bless you all.
My family and I appreciate it so much.


My Brofur Patrick

June 6th 2009 9:05 am
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We thank you for your purrrs of kindness from the bottoms of our hearts and the tips of our whiskers.



Patrick in the Hospital

June 5th 2009 9:14 pm
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I am relaying a message from my dear brofur Patrick:

"Mommy just got her computer part so I'm back online!

But I am also in the hospital.

This (Friday) morning my infected face (that seemed to be getting better) just blew up huge. It was in my face/jaw/system and I needed to have emergency surgery.

Unfortunately my CRF makes deep anesthesia impossible and I would die on the table.
But I would die of the infection anyway.

At that point if my CRF was making me real sick as well then we would have elected to go to The Bridge...but I've been hanging in there with my CRF enjoying the catio and my the vet asked if we wanted to risk a less stressful gas anesthesia and he'd get in and out as fast as possible.

So I went for it.

And I woke right up afterwards!!! I'm still here and the vet got all kinds of pus and bloody stuffs and pulled two old teeth just so I wouldn't have to worry about that later.

After any stress like this I still run the risk of my kidneys crashing so the next few days are very important. I'm resting at the hospital tonite and will hopefully come home in the morning =)

You all have been so kind and I hate to ask for more purrrs and prayers but if you have some to spare I could use them.


We are purring for a fast recovery and hope he's around for a long while to enjoy things. He loves our mommy and she loves him and she's hopeful but very worried as well. His kidneys are fragile. Please purrrr for strength and health for my brofur.


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