Photo Comments (4)Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 9 lbs.
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Charging other cats
being yelled at, foster cats
he likes to carry furry balls around
Favorite Nap Spot:
under a chair covered in a coat
He will eat anything, even salad!
He yowls for no reason late at night
Oh my goodness this is such a long story. My partner and I belong to an "adventure group" that goes to the Poconos about once a month in the warm months, and we went to this camp and saw this cat running around stray. The guy who runs the camp said "I see him all the time, he lives here, but he's not friendly." We didn't go back to the camp for a few months. The next time we went back I had a carrier and some food, but the cat wouldn't come near me. I was really sad, partly because the cat had a collar and a tag but was not neutered, and partly because it was fall and we wouldn't back until spring. All that winter I thought about this cat.
In the summertime we went back to the camp and the cat was friendly. I got his tag and collar off and tried to no avail to track down his former owner. I didn't have a carrier, so I put the collar back on him, but when we came back the next time I drove to the camp specifically to get him at the end of our trips for the year, which were at another camp. I got him with pepperoni sticks. When he came home he had an abscess on his face and I put a warm cloth on it. It opened up and drained a lot of fluid. The wound was huge, about the size of a nickel.
We had him for about 8 months or so before a lady I work with decided she was going to adopt him from me. 6 months later she was like "you have to take him back" when I asked why she said "he pooped on my couch." I know that wasn't really true, so after prying this is the story that somehow was revealed to me. This woman was so stupid...The cat looked like her cat, which was dead 5 years or so, and she named this MALE cat shadow, after her dead cat, and called HIM a GIRL, which her cat was. He talks a lot. The husband who would be home with him, would get sick of hearing him, so he woudl feed him, like 2 cups of food a day. When the lady got him he was 7 pounds, when I got him back he was 17! So he couldn't lick his butt, so he got poop on her couch. It's a good thing too, they would have fed him to death! After another 6 months or so at our house again, we adopted him out again. The girl seemed really nice, but looks can be decieving and in October 2009 I got a call that was bittersweet to get. It was the animal hospital that his rabies tag was registered to, because a woman had been feeding him on the streets basically since we'd adopted him out. I tried to contact the woman to see what happened, but it was apparent to me that she just put him out. So now he's staying with us. 3rd time's a charm.
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Orbit has lived with us for a solid year now and is slowly getting back into the swing of things. We rescued him from the Poconos about 4 years ago and had him for 6 months, adopted him to a really stupid lady I worked with who kept him for 6 months or so, then we took him back for about 6 months or so, then he was in another even worse lady's home, probably for less than a month! Around Halloween last year we got a phone call from the place I'd vetted him. They said they'd received a phone call from a woman who had been feeding this cat outside since the spring and it wasn't until recently that she realized he was put outside or lost or something because he was acting more and more starved and looking more and more ragged. We drove down to the city and picked him up and now there's no going back. Sometimes I get so mad about the two people who had had him before. I tell you people are IDIOTS. Well intended idiots. Just as soon as he was interacting well with October we rehomed him and it's taken him quite some time to recover. I think he thinks he doesn't have to try to get along with anybody because he is just going to leave again. I do think in time he will adjust and assimilate with the others.
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