Breed Unknown/Breed Unknown
Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 2 lbs.
|Home:Naugatuck, CT ||[I have a diary!] |
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Mama, Joe, Skinny Lady
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May 5th 2006
Tabby and White
any food she can get her paws on; getting petted, but only by me, so far
Being stuck inside the house; empty food dishes
She hasn't really discovered the joy of toys yet
Favorite Nap Spot:
the loveseat next to the "kitten den" in the basement
keeping a whole bunch of babies alive when she was just skin and bones was pretty impressive!
Joie was the only survivng kitten to a feral cat that lived in the woods behind our house. We had brought both of them in for the winter (mom has since gone to the humane society due to a pregnancy - and us not knowing how to care for the kittens), but Joie wanted nothing to do with it. She howled and whined the whole time, ripped the shades apart, and tried to jump through the windows. We eventually gave up and let her back outside. After a while, we didn't see her and thought either she had died, or found a home somewhere that she liked. Then we'd see her again every so often, so I was sure she'd found a home. She even stopped coming to our door for food...
In early June, she showed up again, completely emaciated, wanting food. I was checking her for any ticks she might have picked up, and saw little milk rings around her nipples. Seeing the shape she was in, I was on a quest to find the kittens. I searched the woods behind the house for two hours, only to be led to a drain pipe. I thought I'd never find the babies...
Three days later, we were watching tv, when we heard the neighbor calling my name. She had found the babies under her shed. We lifted the shed up and found four, five-week old kittens!!! (joie's such a small cat, I had no idea she'd had that many).
So now we had our two cats, plus five completely wild cats. We stayed up until five in the morning closing in a quarter of the basement, and kitten proofing it. They're nice and safe now...
But wait! There's more! Three days after we brought them in, the neighbor said she heard more meowing in the morning. I went out as soon as I got the message, and there was one more! She's a tough little thing.
And that's how we got Miss Joie. She's still extremely fearful of everything, but hopefully, we can get her to come around. All I want is for her to be spayed and adopted to someone who could appriciate everything she's been through. She really is a great kitty, and a great mom.
She has five babies that are also up for adoption. They'll be ready to go around July 26th. They've been de-wormed. Will be completely socialized. There will be a small adoption fee, to off-set the vet visits, and to ensure that they will be spayed/neutered. It will be negotiable, on a case-to-case basis. Prospective homes will be thoroughly screened. I didn't bring these little guys in just to have them back outside making more kitties. Any information/pics will be provided via email. Thanks in advance.
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|June 20th 2007
||More than 7 years!
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July 22nd 2007 11:20 am
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These people brought my babies somewhere a few weeks ago, and came back with all, but one of them! i don't know where she went! Then the next day, the brought me to the evil vet place and left me there for a few days, and they did this thing they call spay?!?! When i came home a few days later, i found out that two more of my babies were gone. The lady says that they've found very good homes, and that they'll get a lot more attention and love now. So I guess it's okay. But I still miss them. And yesterday, one more left me! So now it's just me and Xena. And the lady says one day we'll find our very own homes, and won't have to be picked on by the residient cats here. It's all too much to take, but I'm just happy that my kids found homes, and none of us have to fend for ourselves anymore!
July 7th 2007 7:24 pm
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So, you already know about the "start" of my life. Well, it's been about three weeks since we moved inside. It's pretty nice in here. I don't have to worry about my babies so much, anymore, and we get all the food we can eat!
(Natrually) we had a little problem with worms, but we were also given medicine and that's all cleared up now. So we pretty much feel great! I've even started to put on a little much needed weight.
And the greatest news of all? The nice lady that took us in, says she found a group that will pay for all of us to get all our shots (we just did that yesterday, and it was not fun! but she says it's good for us), and for us to get spayed and neutered! The best part of all, we get to stay in her home (not a shelter) until we can find the perfect "forever home." All in all, I'd say we're all pretty lucky.
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