Domestic Shorthair/Siamese
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Home:Raleigh, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Sid Vishus, Sidney

Kitty Complexion:
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

August 8th 2006

Seal-Lynx Point

Wet food, belly rubs and the food lady

New things, loud noises

Favorite Toy:
What's a toy?

Favorite Nap Spot:
In the shed on top of a folded up sleeping bag

Favorite Food:
Wet food


Arrival Story:
Sid was one of three feral cats living in area with a number of feral colonies in close proximity. I learned in May the business that had fed those three moved away more than a month earlier and the cats weren't allowed on the property any longer. I asked the property owners if they would let me at least try to see if moving their feeding site would alleviate their hanging out there and they agreed. I knew of another colony with a caretaker nearby, cats that lived under a nightclub, and with enough property to not interfer with his cats territory and asked if I could move their feeding site there and he encouraged it. This whole time the other two cats were never regulars, but Sid was, it took almost a month before Sid understood and moved down the road. I learned the other two cats had lived there quite some time before Sid showed up last January with an already clipped ear. It's suspected he was relocated by someone there, I know he wasn't part of any colony around there. A few months later the nightclub went bankrupt, putting their cats and the others in jeopardy. Luckily I learned the end of the lot where I moved the feeding site was owned by someone else, that knows a feral cat person and was cool with cats there, and the cats under the bar I was able to trap and relocate to a sanctuary a few hours away. Sid pretty much lived under an abandoned tractor trailer and along a creek that was very prone to flooding following heavy rain or our hurricane torrents and when we recently had a "light" one come through and his spot was a tiny island I couldn't bear to leave him out there any longer. If you can imagine, not only was he abandoned by someone who dropped him there, he was abandoned by the people who had fed him there for months and moved away. And he probably was lost or abandoned before he arrived there.

On 10/10/2009, my beloved rescuer Jane died of cancer. Her friend Marie found me and a fantastic barn home in a nearby town. God bless all of the cat rescuers and adopters that have made lives like mine priceless! Original Story: Sid exhibited signs he wasn't feral, having conversations with me and flopping over and rolling around shamelessly. But he wouldn't let me touch him and only get so close. I had no idea when I trapped him what to expect but it turns out he must not have been born feral. I immediately took him to the vet and he told me he didn't think he was feral either and it was more like having trust issues (and no wonder considering his life experiences so far). He's making tremendous strides, he'll run from you at first then change his mind, he ducks a bit when you go to touch him, then when you do he raises up instead of down. He loves being petted, and petted, and petted, all over, anywhere, and loves his belly rubbed more than anything. And can't help but drool, a lot.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
September 22nd 2008 More than 8 years!

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Caught, trapped, busted……the jig is up!

What a long, strange trip it’s been……

September 22nd 2008 7:33 pm
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Hi, my name is Sid, and I am a recovering feral cat. When left to my own devices I still fall back on some of my old habits, but with proper counseling I think I can put all that bad stuff behind me. I’m keeping my eye on the prize....a warm, soft bed, roof over my head, food bowl that‘s never empty, and the best part? Lots and lots of heavy petting and belly rubs…..though I wish I could control the drool thing. Maybe in time it will fade, I just can’t help it though, I almost forgot what it was like to have a full body massage!
The new things here are kind of scary, but this lady makes me feel like I'm in a safe place. I will continue to report my progress here, maybe it will help another fellow cat down on his luck see the light.

Yours truly - with a little wiggle room,
Sid, formerly The Creekside Cat

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