Life of a former foster kitten

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It was HORRIBLE!

August 5th 2014 5:33 pm
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Daddy came home from work tonight and scooped me up into Lena's carrier (she went to the V-E-T last Friday and Daddy left the carrier out). We went to the pet food store to get my nails trimmed. We had to wait in line about 45 minutes with over a dozen dogs. Most were well behaved but this one yappy puppy was barking nearly the entire time. She had this high pitched yap that hurt my hears and she would NOT SHUT UP. I was so stressed that I hardly noticed getting pulled out of the carrier, turned on my back, and having my claws trimmed.

When we finally got home I hissed a lot. Daddy gave me treats for behaving myself. We're going to try and keep my claws trimmed at home so I won't have to go through that again. My ears still hurt.

 

I gotta cat tree!

June 1st 2014 8:20 pm
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When Daddy was returning home from running errands he saw the people across the street were throwing out a lot of stuff. He went over to see if anything was worth salvaging. One of the things they were tossing was a small cat tree. It has a tube on the bottom and a cradle on top so it's just a few feet high. He wondered what happened to the cat because he saw a kitty outside a few nights ago that wasn't scared of people or being outside but not all that eager to be petted by a stranger. We hope there's no connection between them.

Anyway I got the tree! Daddy put it by the window where we usually watch the wildlife. There's really no other place to put it. I saw in the cradle a few times and I think I like it. Of course now that the laundry is done I'm sitting in the basket. What self-respecting kitty doesn't?! MOL But hey, a free kitty tree isn't something to pass over!

 

Vet Time

March 28th 2014 4:15 pm
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As Lena noted, we went to the vet today. I lost 6oz which is good but all of us have ear infections which is bad. We have to take medicine twice a day now. At least I don't have to go back for a while. To encourage Lena to eat more Dad is going to be putting her in the half bathroom with yummy canned food occasionally and I CAN'T HAVE ANY!!1!ELEVENTY!

We also got word about Josie. She's doing very well. Her Mom came along when she needed a new home and Josie was available when her Mom needed a new kitty. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you get REALLY lucky. Good for her. Plus she's not here anymore.

 

My Birthday!

March 2nd 2014 9:13 am
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Hooray that Caster isn't shutting down. (But Dad is still saving our pages to PDF anyway just to be safe. Plus it's good to back things up occasionally.) He read some of my early entries and at one point, I didn't mind being held. That's strange because I hate it now. What could have happened that made me hate being picked up?

Everyone here is doing well. Dad got a treadmill to keep in shape and had to move some things around so it would fit. I like to sit on it and on a pillow he put between it and the wall for me. I'm also due for my annual check up soon. That's not going to be fun. Maybe we can get an update about Josie too. Last we heard she's doing well in her home and is loved very much. Good for her, but I'm not sharing Dad with anyone. Well except Lena, she got first dibs.

I'm glad I live here with someone who loves me and takes care of me. I wish all kitties were just as lucky.

 

Final Entry (probably)

January 16th 2014 5:51 pm
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Well everyone has probably heard the news. There's not much to say at this point. I might not have always wanted to keep Pepi. I had hoped I could foster kitties and help them find good homes. But Pepi would have none of it. She still purrs when she's near me, sometimes without any prompting. Truth is, if someone did adopt her, I'd be worried about how she is and scared that she would be returned, abandoned, or surrendered to the pound. I get attached to things, people, and animals quickly. It would have been really hard to let her go. She's not the easiest of cats. She hates being held which makes trimming her claws difficult. I have more scratches from her than all my other cats combined. Mostly it's because she wants to make biscuits on my arm when I go to bed. Her being so territorial made Josie's life miserable until I had to find her a new home. At least with Josie, it worked out for the best.

But I love her and would never give her up now despite her faults. It does mean I can't foster, but I'm not sure if I have enough time for three kitties especially with one as demanding as Pepi. She gets along well with my friends too once she gets to know them. She also avoids my brother because she knows he will try and cuddle her and she hates that.

So that's about it. We'll miss Caster and how we'd share stories and our lives. If there's a replacement somewhere, I may join it or I may end this social media and move on. I'm not sure yet. As pet owners we know we will outlive our pets, that one day they will pass on and leave us behind. Yet we still open our hearts despite the future pain we will endure. But websites are different and how we will decide whether or not to find a new cyberhome for our cat web pages will have to be answered by everyone in their own way.

Thank you

 

Well that intruder is gone

January 14th 2014 7:58 pm
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For those who don't read Josie's blog, Daddy had to find a new home for her. One of us (probably me) bit her on the butt so hard that she had to go to the V-E-T. It spurred Daddy to find her a new home. Luckily the vet said one of his other clients was ready for a kitty like Josie. The two hit it off and now Josie is in a new home and away from me. I tried to like her but she was so defensively hostile it was getting on my nerves. Yes, it's my fault. But I don't like it when she does that.

Anyway with the intruder gone, things are easier here. At least we got the clumping litter out of this. I'm getting the attention I deserve again and I don't have to share Daddy with a third cat.

 

Progress with Jo-Jo?

August 29th 2013 8:24 am
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Well we think there pay be some progress with our new kitty Jo-Jo. She still hangs out in her room most of the time. We know she loves Dad since she purrs when he pets her. But she's still not used to us. I've tried often to be friends and get close to her but Jo-Jo just goes into a fury and howls at me. I just want to play! Dad said I should be patient because Jo-Jo doesn't know how to play with other cats.

Anyway Dad got a surprise day off for a tragic reason. Someone was hit by a freight train right before his passenger train arrived so all the trains got backed up. Thank catness he didn't see it happen. It was too humid to wait so he came home. I got to sit him a bit and we're vegging out. Dad is going to bring Jo-Jo downstairs with us later because it's cooler here.

I really wish Jo-Jo would play with me. How can I convince her that it's OK?

 

Our timid new friend

August 18th 2013 1:31 pm
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I know some of you are wondering how Jo-Jo is doing. Well she still growls at Lena and I if we get close. Twice I've gotten too close and Jo-Jo got maaaaad. There still haven't been any fights, just hissing. Jo-Jo has been hiding under the bed lately. Daddy goes up to be alone with her and she accepts his skritches and pets, but doesn't come out. She does purr for him though and relaxes around him. So that's good progress at least right? We're still hoping she'll accept us and let us be friends.

 

New Friend?

August 13th 2013 7:23 pm
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Daddy offered to take in a kitty who needed to be rehomed and she came tonight to see if she likes it here. Her name is Jo-Jo and I'd like to meet her. But Jo-Jo is scared and kept growling at me and Lena. We're behaving ourselves and just hanging around, but poor Jo-Jo hasn't left her carrier yet. We hope she'll come out and we can be friends.

 

Oops! Didn't know the door was open!

July 21st 2013 8:08 pm
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When Daddy drove into the garage today he left the garage door open to let all the heat out. When he opened the door to the house I ran out into the garage because I like to go in there. Dad was upset at me because the door to the outside was open and I might have run away. (I get so scared and skittish outside that if I got out, no one could catch me.) But I stayed under Daddy's car. He put down the garage door and the noise scared me into going inside. I'm sorry Daddy. I didn't mean it. At least I didn't get out, not really.

 
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