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Title: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 04, 2011, 01:14:43 PM
Poor little guy is scared, he's not living up to his name yet.  But I do see promise of cozy days ahead with him.

I first let him out in the small bathroom and let him come out of his kennel by himself.  I was able to pet him and give him some scritches which produced some purring!

He hasn't ventured very far and is hiding behind the piano :P  He did get on the family room couch for a while, and was quite talkative.  I received a nice little scratch for attempting to pick him up too soon.  I'm sorry, Kozy!
He has no interest in any food or water yet.  He did sniff the litter box right when we first got home.  I'm hoping he remembers where it is.

He's not very big, I'm going to guess about 8 pounds.  He's SO CUTE ;D  Once he is more comfortable, I'll get the camera out.  It may be awhile, though, before you get to see him.

(and a thank you to bug and angel Cozy )


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 04, 2011, 01:32:06 PM
Angel Cozy is very happy and so am I.

I hope he finds his comfort zone very soon so you can get some pictures. Poor little guy, he just doesn't need the Paparazzi in his face so soon. I don't think it'll take long for him to realize he's in a wonderful place.



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 04, 2011, 01:48:30 PM
Im not surprised he's a little scared, he's just been broken out of jail and has new surroundings and all.  I expect in the next day or so, he will have switched to acting like he owns everything and everyone. Bless his heart, he's had alot of moves to go through, he doesnt get this is his forever home...yet.  :-*  Keep us posted on how things are going for Kozy (cute name) and for you and your DH!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 04, 2011, 02:51:19 PM
Ah, now everyone can breathe a big sigh and settle in.  If Kozy (great name!) is like most adult adoptee-cats, he'll be telling you where things are (like the food cupboard, the cat treats, and the toys) in no time at all.  Welcome home, Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 04, 2011, 03:49:17 PM
Give him a few days to get used to you and the house before sticking a camera in his face ! I'm so glad Kozy is home with you ! :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on April 04, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
Welcome to your forever family little Kozy boy! You don't know it yet, but you got a really, really nice home that comes equipped with your very own personal slaves that are just waiting to serve your every whim! :D ;D

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on April 04, 2011, 04:33:02 PM
Welcome, Kozy!   :)  I'm so glad you got him, Fizzy.  Poor little thing just needs some time to explore and make your home his home as well.  I will be looking forward to seeing his picture when he is ready. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on April 04, 2011, 04:51:05 PM
Greatu you got him. Give him some time to explore, I am sure he will feel right at home in no time.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JJ on April 04, 2011, 05:19:09 PM
Great your app was approved and now Kozy has his 'forever' home.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 04, 2011, 06:26:35 PM
Ko-Ko Z!

Wooooo!

Fizzy1!!!!  This is such wonderful news.  I'm so happy for you!!!

You know, when I first got the Larges, I didn't want to scare them by taking out the camera, and I waited at least a week or more before taking any... and I wish I hadn't.

Which isn't to say to get up in Koz's face and flash away.   ;)

Maybe your DH could be really sneaky and secretly take some shots?   :)  You know, when Kozy's not lookin'.   ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 04, 2011, 10:25:55 PM
Aww, thanks guys!  He talks!  A lot :D  He came out from behind the piano after DH got home from work.  He likes to play, he loves being scritched and petted...you should see his butt come up.  He is still very skittish, especially with me.  He really likes DH :)   

He has eaten just a small amount of canned and maybe 3 pieces of kibble, his collar tag hit the bowl and scared him off.  I was finally able to get the collar off and he seems very happy to be rid of it.  He finally peed about an hour ago, whew.

I'm not expecting to get much sleep tonight ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 05, 2011, 02:54:34 AM
He's a guy's cat.  ;)  He'll warm up in no time, I bet.

Welcome home, Kozy, you're gonna love it there.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 05, 2011, 05:38:20 AM
Hope you all had a peaceful night! 

He may have just been waiting for things to get dark and quiet before eating more in new surroundings. (I once had a cat who did not come out from behind the toilet for two days after we moved.  We ended up putting food and water bowls near there and gradually leading him out by moving them further and further away.  Fortunately the litter box was kept in the bathroom at that time.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Janet on April 05, 2011, 05:46:24 AM
So happy Kozy is in his forever home! He is one lucky kitty!
Looking forward to photos of our new addition... :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 05, 2011, 07:46:45 AM
Fizzy, it sounds like he is doing great for so soon!  It will just keep getting better and better now.  :-*  Cant wait to read more updates.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 05, 2011, 09:11:29 AM
I went to bed at 2 am, he talked for quite awhile after that.  DH got up at 5:30 for work, started looking for him at 6 but couldn't find him.  So I joined the search party.  We knew he had to be somewhere :D  I checked the netting under the couches and the beds and chairs.  Looked into the piano cabinet.  No Kozy.  I finally found him curled up inside the top cubbyhole of the cat condo.  We had each looked there about 4 times, failing to check the hole that faced the wall.    Duh ;D    

He panicked when he saw us and ran into our bedroom and under the bed where he still is.  We have kept food within his reach at all times, but he hasn't touched it.  I am off to get some kitty crack and wet food that contain fish, according to the shelter that is what he prefers for wet food.  

I need a nap  :)

eta:  I even looked in the refrig and DH said what? he's not in there!  I said, go talk to Meowli :o


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Janet on April 05, 2011, 09:18:52 AM
Ahhh, poor Kozy. He found a nice, "kozy" spot to sleep and got frightened. Shelter kitties can be pretty skittish when they first arrive at their forever homes. Just feeling things out. I'm sure he will be out from under the bed and back in that "kozy" spot in no time!  ;) Once he comes out from under the bed, he'll forget all about his "rude awakening".


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 05, 2011, 09:33:39 AM
Aw, poor sweetie.  He will figure out his new territory soon and make himself at home.  I just hope he lets you both sleep tonight!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on April 05, 2011, 09:36:05 AM
My little hiders (and it becomes a game once they're no longer really afraid  :P) usually often come when I shake a kibble bag and yell "wanna cookie?" ....find what Kozy absolutely can't resist and shake the container.  Then he gets a reward for being a good kitty. In short: you need to bribe him out of hiding.... ;D

The fridge, cabinets, up inside mattresses, locked in closets, they just love to drive us crazy...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 05, 2011, 01:31:27 PM
Note to self:  Close the doors to any rooms containing beds ::)  He's still under ours.  I've offered him a number of different smelly fishy foods but he just looks at them.  Of course I leave them there but an hour later they're still not touched.  He's got to be hungry :-\

I was sort of tippy-toeing around because every little sound startles him, but it occurred to me that I can't live that way and he's going to have to get used to life's noises at some point anyway.  The wind is howling, the trash trucks came and the lawn aeration people came, so I figured I might as well add to the cacophony with laundry and dishes, etc. 

I found out that he was at The Maxfund shelter since last August.  He hasn't been in a cage, though.  He was in a large room w/frosted windows and probably 15 other cats.  And prior to that he was living with 30 other cats (a well-meaning hoarder).  Even with the visitors looking to adopt, I doubt that he's had very much one on one attention.  He was quite content and comfy-looking when we first saw him.  So we will go very slowly and let him call the shots.  I just wish he'd eat!  I'll feel so much better.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 05, 2011, 02:36:20 PM
I wonder if the wind is scaring him, with being inside that large room for so long, maybe they couldnt hear the wind from in there.  Fizzy, Sophers hid under the couch for 2 days when we got her as a kitten and I could get her to eat very little. We just kept pulling her out a couple of times a day and petting her, etc and after about 3 days she stayed out and started exploring. Just keep putting food close to where he is at.  He's just had it rough before coming to stay with you and this is all new to him, the poor little guy!  :-*  Its gonna be OK Fizzy.  {{{hugs}}}


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 05, 2011, 03:18:29 PM
I expect that since he's gone through a lot of stress, it will take him a little while.  If you leave food out, he may "sneak" to get it when you are asleep, and all is dark and quiet.  I've known some skittish cats in new surroundings to do that.

I agree with Sandi.  Your new mantra is, "It will be OK."  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 05, 2011, 03:29:50 PM
Sandi and catbird, Mwah  :-*  I know he'll be just fine, I'm just an anxious new mom!  I was able to maneuver the plate much closer to him just now, where he didn't have to move more than an inch!  He licked at the Weruva for a little bit and seemed to like it.  But he still needs to eat more than that.  I left it in the same place.  I think when DH gets home, we're likely to see him come out.  Thank You both!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 05, 2011, 04:38:34 PM
I was wondering that, if he's a daddy's boy, it will be interesting to see if he comes out when daddy gets home.  Bet you didnt know DH was going to have to quit his job, did you? lol   Also, Im wondering if you should put down the same food he was eating at the shelter, at least for now and then try to switch him later after he's gotten over his skittishness?  Or you might have already done that.  I'd be just as anxious as you are..in fact I was, when we first got Sophs.  :-*  You just want him to be happy in your home and he will be.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 05, 2011, 04:41:05 PM
Try leaving a small bowl of the dry he was eating at the shelter in his favorite hiding spots. I'll bet when no one is around he will eat some of it. It took us a month to coax Punkin to the top of the basement steps, so give him some time.  If he seems to take too long to settle in, you may want to think of adopting another cat that he was with. Maybe safety in being with someone familiar would help. I think you have some time before needing to consider that though. Sandi beat me to the dry suggestion.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 05, 2011, 06:59:54 PM
Fizzy, catnip is your best friend. Give that a try. I know he'll come around. Heck, it took 6 weeks of Fancy Feast and catnip to get Red to warm up to me. There's no way it's going to be that long for Kozy. I think he'll eat when you're asleep, as well.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 05, 2011, 09:36:20 PM
This is so exciting Fizzy! I'm sure he'll come out when he realizes this is his home now. He sounds like a sweet cat. Stormy also hid when I first got her. Not all the time, but when she was nervous from noises outside or just when she wanted a safe place to sleep, she would hide under the couch. She still does it when she wants some privacy. She was under there today in fact! I'm looking forward to pictures of your new boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 05, 2011, 09:58:47 PM
Like clockwork, DH came home, Kozy came out :D  I was thinking, most cats sleep during the day so he's no different.  Right now he's downstairs yowling at the walls! 

He has a had a couple more bites here and there.  I have left the shelter food out thruout the house since yesterday, so I've got that part covered.  And I just discovered that he has peed in the second box, so he knows about those, relief.

Tonight, he ventured into the family room with us, talking the whole time.  If I let him approach, he'll let me pet and scritch him forever :)  I was able to get a super cute video of him on my cell phone, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to share it, either by e-mail or to Itchmo.  My brother said it just shows up in his email as a bunch of letters and characters.  :-\  It's QuickTime Player format.  If I can find a way, I'll post it.  It is a must-see.

bug, you are spot-on with the catnip!  We put some on those cardboard scratching posts yesterday...made him very silly.  And tonight he was scratching the heck out of it.  Good Boy!  He did scratch the arm of the couch too, but the minute DH said no, he stopped.  I have no idea if/when he will let me trim his nails.  That would help a lot!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JJ on April 05, 2011, 11:16:55 PM
Catnip to the rescue. Kozy must be really cute when he's acting silly. He will get used to everything given time as he just came from a place with 14 other cats for company and now has two humans all to himself - big adjustment and he might be missing his peer group for awhile - then come around and know he is safe and loved in his forever home.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 06, 2011, 02:48:25 AM
I can't wait to see the video!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on April 06, 2011, 03:13:15 AM
Hooray for Kozy! Sounds like he's already adjusting! Good boy about finding the second litter box ok!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Janet on April 06, 2011, 05:19:33 AM
Sounds like Kozy is coming along great! Yeah!  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 06, 2011, 06:39:51 AM
Sounds like he is starting to feel more at home already ! I'd wait on nails, ears etc though.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 06, 2011, 09:27:28 AM
I left 1 1/2 oz of BFF Tuna out last night and it was gone this am :)  It also looks like some of the dry has been eaten.  I need to start weighing it when I pour it so I can tell for sure.  And Kozy licked at some Prowl that I mixed up this am.  I was given a sample at the store yesterday. 

He's under the bed again.  DH never saw him this am.

I discovered a Petite Perfect Poop in the box :D

Sounds like he is starting to feel more at home already ! I'd wait on nails, ears etc though.

LOL, there is no way I would attempt nails now.  I don't know if I'll Ever get there!  I'm nauseated at the thought of trying to get him in the kennel for his 1st vet visit which is scheduled for 4/16.  The shelter has a rule that he must get a rabies vaccine within 2 weeks of adoption.  I may need some wiggle room for that :P


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 06, 2011, 09:56:57 AM
Last night he slept on the couch next to me for a little while.  

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/5594671770_c79cca1969.jpg)


ETA: picture instead of link


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 06, 2011, 10:26:25 AM
Aw, what a lovely boy.  Looks like he's settling down and taking ownership.  :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Janet on April 06, 2011, 11:04:31 AM
He looks very "at home" to me.  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 06, 2011, 11:32:11 AM
Awwww. Comfy Kozy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 06, 2011, 11:54:03 AM
Aaaw, bless his heart!  He looks like he's doing just fine!  He looks really fluffy and like he has some really soft fur!  Mwah, Kozy, you are a beauty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on April 06, 2011, 01:57:09 PM
I'm so glad you have this great new orange kitty, Kozy! I can tell that he is beginning to settle in. I've always had them go into hiding at first, too, and then gradually emerge with a "new worlds to conquer" attitude.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 06, 2011, 04:36:03 PM
What a wonderful guy!  Glad Kozy is feeling secure enough now to nap on the couch.   :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 06, 2011, 06:32:53 PM
Haha, he indeed looks very kozy!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Vyaavi on April 07, 2011, 12:55:49 PM
Oh, Kozy is so handsome! He looks so soft, I wish I could snuggle him. :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 07, 2011, 01:53:24 PM
Oh, Kozy is so handsome! He looks so soft, I wish I could snuggle him. :-*

Thanks!  I'm hoping someday to be able to snuggle him.  He is still very skittish but wants some loving.    He loves the catnip.  He is eating better.

Here's the video!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5scGf_KyC4


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 07, 2011, 01:55:58 PM
He is just so cute in action!  All those wonderful eye-squeezes of affection.   I'll bet he will be snuggling in no time at all.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 07, 2011, 02:00:03 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 07, 2011, 03:10:50 PM
What a beautiful boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 07, 2011, 03:40:01 PM
He looks like he really wants to find a lap.  He's very handsome, and I hope he relaxes into his new home soon.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 07, 2011, 04:20:27 PM
Oh my goodness, he is absolutely adorable.  About the only time Sophs does that rolling on the floor is when Im getting ready to walk by but for her it means ankle slappin' time.  :D  Kozy looks like he is happy and really starting to get used to having his own home.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: tesla on April 07, 2011, 04:55:36 PM
What a precious boy...he looks so content!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Janet on April 07, 2011, 05:13:54 PM
He is precious!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 08, 2011, 06:52:08 AM
He just looooves those carpets. He's gong to be a snuggle-kitty in no time. I can tell.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 08, 2011, 09:19:11 AM
I hope I don't overdo my enthusiasm here.  I feel the need to share every little last tidbit ;D

He came out from under the bed just a little while ago.  That's the 1st time he's ventured out during the day.  He played with some toys and came for some scritches.  Then I spooked him and he ran for cover again.  But wait, he's baaack.  And OMG WHAT IS THAT!  OMG It's a BIRD outside.  You should have seen his birdy chatter, it was hilarious :D.

He does okay as long as I'm sitting, but if I so much as move my leg, he's outta here. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 08, 2011, 09:45:12 AM
Hey, I like hearing the tidbits!  ;D  It sounds like Kozy is making step-by-step progress, which is great to hear.  Neat that he's a bird-watcher!  I bet he forgets all about being scared when he sees "prey"!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 08, 2011, 10:17:05 AM
My kitties don't bird chatter :(  I'm envious.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Janet on April 08, 2011, 10:46:33 AM
That's great news! Sounds like he's making himself at home (as long as you don't move a muscle).  ;)
Raleigh is a bird chatterer, too. Just cracks me up to hear her.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on April 08, 2011, 11:20:26 AM
One of our previous cats years ago used to chatter at the birdies, it is such a riot! Kozy is already enjoying himself!
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 08, 2011, 12:46:23 PM
Hey, I like hearing the updates about Kozy too!  I think you said he's around 4?  Yours, I think, is the first real home this poor kitty has had so it will take him some time to trust things but he sounds like he's doing so well.  I love to hear how things are progressing and hearing all the things he goes through while he's adjusting to his forever home, bless his heart.

Sophers chatters at hummingbirds, which should arrive pretty soon here.  She also forgets and chatters the same way at me if she is upset about something, lol  I guess Im prey when she is mad.  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 08, 2011, 01:09:40 PM
Sophers chatters at hummingbirds, which should arrive pretty soon here.  She also forgets and chatters the same way at me if she is upset about something, lol  I guess Im prey when she is mad. 

LOL!  She's a keeper :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on April 08, 2011, 01:46:53 PM
It is double cute when kitties not only chatter at the birdies, but when their little behinds also wiggle and shake. ;D ;D ;D

Hugs

 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 08, 2011, 04:11:49 PM
Ohhhh, Kozy!  Soooo cute and flirtatious!   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 09, 2011, 09:31:34 AM
One step forward, two steps back :-\  When we woke up this am, Kozy was Not under the bed!  Yea.  So we got up and closed the bedroom door so he would be out and about with us.  All it did was Terrify him, poor little guy.  He ran looking for cover, crying.  We stayed in the living room and read the paper.  Finally I started looking for him and couldn't find him anywhere.  DH found him inside the bottom of the overstuffed rocking chair upstairs.   He came shooting out and under the bed (I had opened the door again). 

DH thought it would be "good" for him to spend time during the day with us, but I think it did more harm than good.  We don't have any experience with really scared cats, so we're on a learning curve :-[   From now on, we are letting Kozy go at his own pace.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 09, 2011, 09:46:46 AM
I can't remember what type of shelter Kozy was at -- if he was in a cage or if he was free-roaming in a room with others. If he was in a kennel most of the time, he would have kennel attachment issues. They just forget what it's like to be out and about and only feel safe in a small, dark space. The other thought is that if he comes from a free-roaming facility, he may not have had adequate human interaction and has become a little feral in his mind. The fixes are different depending on how he lived at the shelter.

If he has kennel attachment and small places make him feel safer, set up a little box or one of those tent-style kitty beds near where he seems to be comfortable (the bed). Put food dishes and litterbox as far as possible from this hidey spot but not across the entire house. If he likes his new little spot, move it a few inches every day until he winds up somewhere closer to where you hang out. Katey took weeks to get her out from under the bed covers and interacting with us but she got used to it all.

If, on the other hand, he hasn't had much human interaction, he needs to be placed in a kennel and forced to be with you. It's the only way we get ferals socialized (not that he's feral). This way, it forces him to recognize that you are good. You give him food and water and treats. Bringing him out into the living room in a kennel for an hour a day and then letting him be in the same kennel in the bedroom on his own (with the door open) might work.

These are extreme cases so you might need something in-between but usually, one of the two helps adjustment time.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 09, 2011, 09:47:14 AM
Sorry to hear he was so scared.  I think you are very wise to let him go at his own pace.

Is there a quiet room with hiding places where he could be confined for a week or two, one that he could establish as "his" territory and retreat to when things get scary later on?  He sounds like a sensitive, tender soul, and maybe things are just moving too fast for him.  I've used this approach with all new kitties for a period of time, and it seems to help.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 09, 2011, 09:47:38 AM
Aaaw, its just going to take time.  I was thinking, I think you got him on April 4th which was a Monday? So today is his first Saturday in your home.  Your routine is different during the week than it is on Saturday or Sunday because your husband works right?  They know when there is a change in the routine so maybe he's just reacting to that.  Things and people are not in their proper places today!   :D

Our KiKi was a scaredy cat, she was one of the best kitties I ever had.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 09, 2011, 10:00:17 AM
This has been posted before, but Itchmo people are awesome :-*

He was at a no-kill shelter since August and prior to that was in a house with lots of other cats.  At the shelter, he was NOT in a cage, but was in a fairly large room, similar to a master bedroom.  I think he stayed pretty much on an upper shelving of beds and did not venture far.

bug, I never thought of keeping him in his kennel.  That's an interesting idea!  How do we get him into it ;D

I think he feels pretty comfy under the bed.  It's quiet upstairs and he ventures out every once in a while, so I think we'll just keep things the way they are for now.  We upset the apple-cart when we closed the door and took away his comfort zone.

The vet appointment scheduled for next Saturday is looking quite doubtful ::)

Thank You All for your suggestions and support :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 09, 2011, 10:07:55 AM
If you got him Monday, today is only Saturday, thats only 5 days, I think he's doing very well, remembering the video of him rolling and purring on the floor.  Sophs hung out underneath the couch off and on for quite awhile, it was her security place.  Now look at her!  :o  :D :-*  Hey, you could always tell your husband to go into work today to get Kozy's routine back in order.  ;) :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 09, 2011, 10:20:09 AM
Hey, you could always tell your husband to go into work today to get Kozy's routine back in order.   

ROFLMAO!  Believe me, it's crossed my mind ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on April 09, 2011, 10:55:31 AM
We always used a large cage, put right in the living room, either one we made or like the one the girls came in - also homemade but they sell large ones 4x3 or so.
They alternated between being out or snuggling into the corner covered by a blankie. Eventually we just left the cage door open so they could decide.

No matter what, it still takes time for cats (who are notorious for being creatures of habit) to adjust to ANY changes. Kozy needs time and extra lovin's.  And bribes.... ;D

 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on April 09, 2011, 11:19:59 AM
I've been gone for a while, but wanted to congratulate you on your new boy. I wouldn't be concerned just yet. Jess came from a cage in a shelter and was very shy. I kept him in an unused bedroom and let him be the one to decide how fast things happened. He spent weeks under the bed and would gradually move closer to where I was sitting on the floor. I was just there and he eventually would come out and lie near me, but it was a long, slow process. I think the key was allowing him to move at his own pace. (He had been mistreated and did not do at all well in the shelter environment. And he was shy around new people his entire life.) And Jess was one who wanted to be on my lap or near me, so I think it worked out best in the end.

I think that Kozy just needs time and space to get comfortable and to feel safe in his new home.
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Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 09, 2011, 04:53:52 PM
So frustrating for the humans, though.  I've never had a recalcitrant cat, but I'd be biting my nails if I was you, Fizzy1.   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 10, 2011, 04:07:56 PM
Fizzy, how is Kozy-boy doing the last couple of days? 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 10, 2011, 04:58:35 PM
You know, come to think of it, Red really liked to be under the bed, too. What I would do is bring him some catnip and put it as close to him as possible (and he'd hiss at me) and then I'd read him a story but I wouldn't make eye contact. I did this long enough that he didn't hiss at me anymore. It took me six weeks before I could touch him but at least he stopped running and hiding and he started eating in the daytime rather than waiting until everyone was asleep.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 10, 2011, 06:30:34 PM
Fizzy, how is Kozy-boy doing the last couple of days? 
:)Hi.  Cozy punished us for scaring him by not coming out until 10 pm last night. He was just as cute and playful as ever though. He laid by my feet and washed while we watched a movie. Then I went upstairs about midnight and got on the computer. I could hear him playing and racing on the stairs ;D.  After I went to bed I could still hear him playing!

He has spent all day under the bed today.  Dh is up there now with catnip (thanks bug).  He's eating and drinking pretty good.  We're so enchanted with him when he does show himself! 




Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 10, 2011, 06:38:08 PM
LOL He probably wore himself out so he slept all day.  What a stinker, he's a night owl.  But the playing and the grooming shows he's gaining more trust and has less fear, I love it!  One of these days, the hiding under the bed will be a figment of your ...or his...imagination.  He wont even remember doing that.   ;) :-*  I remember when we first got Sophs, she would only come out at night too...but now she goes to bed when we do but doesnt get up until around 8am, sometimes not til 9am, she comes dragging out, half asleep.  :-*



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 10, 2011, 06:40:44 PM
Sounds like he's loosening up a bit! Hopefully he'll be a lap cat before you know it!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 10, 2011, 07:16:24 PM
Ah, Kozy Kitty continues to make progress!  That is so good to hear.  Funny about his being a night owl, though.  I guess that when all is dark and quiet, he feels secure, and then his true personality shows!  If he's lying at your feet and grooming, that is a very good sign.

Some of the rescue cats I've had took months to sit on my lap.  Now, it's hard to get them off!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: petslave on April 10, 2011, 07:36:56 PM
That's great that he's out and about!  My little feral kittens totally forgot their terror of being around a scary human when I brought out the string.  They went nuts chasing it, so I started dragging it across my lap when I was sitting on the floor and they had no problem running across my lap.  Kozy may be a little big for that, but playing with him might be another way to get him more used to being around you.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 10, 2011, 08:38:45 PM
Sophers highly recommends Kragonfly!   ;D  https://www.nekoflies.com/flies/kragonfly-cat-toy.html


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 11, 2011, 10:10:54 AM
Sophers highly recommends Kragonfly!   ;D  https://www.nekoflies.com/flies/kragonfly-cat-toy.html

Aww, thanks, I just spent way too long looking at them ;)  Kozy has played some with a couple of our wands, so he'd probably looove those!

We've heard him playing with a toy that we bought when Scooby was a kitten, but was pretty much ignored by both Fizzy and Scooby over the years.  It's a doughnut-shaped plastic ring, about 12" in diameter, that houses a ball and the cat is supposed to chase the ball around the inside track.  And at night we hear him chasing the various balls and mice we have throughout the house.  He's going to be fun once he gets accustomed to US! 

DH said that Kozy approached him this am while he was getting ready for work.  Another first :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 11, 2011, 10:23:41 AM
It's a doughnut-shaped plastic ring, about 12" in diameter, that houses a ball and the cat is supposed to chase the ball around the inside track.

Oh!  That is called ball-go-round-round in our house!  Sophers likes that too!  ;D  I dont know, Kozy is starting to sound like a normal well-adjusted kitty to me. Good boy Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 12, 2011, 03:32:51 PM
 sandi, the ball go round-round is getting a work-out.  And guess who loooves to be combed :o

If only he would let me pick him up.  Oh well, good things come to those who wait.  And wait 8)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 12, 2011, 03:41:46 PM
A cat who loves to be combed is a treasure indeed!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 12, 2011, 05:34:57 PM
He loves to be combed?!  Wow that is really cool!  What does he do when you try to pick him up, does he run or bite or....? 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 12, 2011, 06:09:23 PM
If I get a hand under him, he totally freaks out and immediately flees.  A couple of days ago he did let me redirect him by lifting his front legs a few inches.  So I think, hope, it's just a matter of time.  As long as we are seated and not moving he will let us pet and comb him.  He's terrified if he sees us standing, walking, or moving and runs upstairs and hides under the bed .

I rescheduled his vet visit for the end of the month.  It doesn't make sense to try to take him when he is still so scared.

We had grilled tuna salad sandwiches for dinner.  He came to see us eating but was too scared to get close.  The boy likes his fish but I hope to get him started on other things soon .

When I showed him the comb he rubbed his face on it and acted like he knew what it was.  I see some bonding in our future :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 12, 2011, 10:17:01 PM
I see bonding alreay starting to happen.  I think he's doing very well, today is only 9 days.  Im guessing that he has had no real home with humans in it for very long?  Do you know any of his background, what type of home he came from or anything? He is such a sweety and Im so thankful he has found a home with you and your husband, you guys are real patient with him and I can tell you already adore him.  Things are going to be just fine.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 12, 2011, 10:22:13 PM
That's great he likes to be combed! Smoggy hates it!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 12, 2011, 11:02:53 PM
Sandi, all I know about his background is that he lived with a cat "hoarder" for all of his life until last August when he arrived at the shelter.  So I know he's always been with other cats, but probably not too many humans.  He just adores being scratched and petted.  Right now he's wearing out the stairs, running up and down very loudly ;D and in between that he's chasing his ball.  


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 13, 2011, 02:56:59 AM
Aw, Kozy.  It's good he likes to be brushed.  That's a hard one for most cats.   He may never like being picked up, though.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 13, 2011, 04:39:18 AM
I think he's doing pretty well adjusting . Although Punkin & Oreo never got to the point of liking being picked up, they will come sit next to us. Just not on a lap very often.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 13, 2011, 06:46:20 AM
Never say never is my motto.  It sounds like he is starting to enjoy and appreciate being in a warm, loving home and getting food and toys and is starting to enjoy human attention.  Sorry to sound so sappy, but love conquers alot of things.  :-* 

Fizzy, I about lose my finger (or other body parts, whichever is on the menu for the day  ;))if I try to brush Sophers but I can sometimes get her when she is in a deep sleep mode.  She will tolerate us picking her up, but a lap kitty she is definately not!  But she does love these fleece blankies and if there is one right next to me, she will jump up and do her blankying & purring thing.  :D  She does sleep in the crook of my legs for part of the night but as for being a lap kitty, no way, that would make it look like she likes us.  ;D

ETA:  I just tried to pick her up and got bit....so the picking her up thing is a hit and miss.  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on April 13, 2011, 01:30:17 PM
I really enjoyed the video of Kozy rolling and rubbing! Sounds like he is coming along, and everyone is right for sure, it does take time for cats to fully relax in a new place.

I've had cats who didn't mind being picked up, but many who didn't. My Pretty Girl never did get used to it, but she started out feral or semi-feral. Bud probably doesn't like it either, but he's grown so big, he's way beyond my ability to lift, anyway  ;D ...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 13, 2011, 04:48:45 PM
Bella doesn't like being picked up and she will go into full battle mode if I do it, unless I'm taking her to her food bowl.   :P


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 13, 2011, 05:40:39 PM
LOL merrihart, of course, if its to the food bowl, then she will allow you to carry her.  I think she has it down and has you wrapped around her paws just right!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 15, 2011, 10:19:00 AM
Kozy likes the Zoom Groom :)  I found one yesterday and he took to it right away.  I think he's starting his spring shed, so it will come in handy.   Every day he gets just a tiny bit more comfy with us.  He actually came up to me this am while I was standing!  But he's still running away whenever I make any moves.  He's sitting next to me right now meowing.  He tells me when he wants petting ;D  I haven't tried to pick him up recently, but he did let me place my hand under him without any reaction.

Since the first day I brought him home he has had just a slight squint frequently to his left eye.  Occasionally there is a little dark, dried discharge in the corner of his eye.  He isn't pawing it, and there is no obvious sign of infection or irritation.  I'm hoping it will go away though, I don't relish the thought of having to do eyedrops at this point ::)  He's very leery of my hands near his face, unless I come from behind.

Considering how timid he is, he is such a loverboy!  He purrs all the time, he demands petting, and he hangs out at my feet, as long as I sit.  DH and I are in love with him :)



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: petslave on April 15, 2011, 10:24:36 AM
Wow, he's improving by leaps & bounds (& purrs)!!  Allowing you to brush him is a big thing.  Keep it up, Kozy!

Wonder why the kitties all love the zoom groom?  Mine think it's great too.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 15, 2011, 10:59:54 AM
Here is a picture of his squint eye.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5622640254_b55c17356d.jpg)

eta: replaced link with picture


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 15, 2011, 11:06:43 AM
Yeah, sometimes they just get something in there or a little scratch that'll go away on its own. Just keep an eye on it (no pun intended) that it doesn't start discharging green or yellow. Red are just tears. Could be an inflamed duct.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 15, 2011, 12:48:16 PM
It could be allergies too.  I know Bella gets a squint, and she fights me taking a look, but it usually clears up in a couple days.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 15, 2011, 01:05:38 PM
Thanks, guys, that's what I needed to hear :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 15, 2011, 06:13:20 PM
I agree about the possible allergies, too.  It's allergy season--heck, I think I look squinty-eyed!  I also agree about little insignificant scratches, too.  I've seen this with many cats from time to time.  It usually goes away in a day or two.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 15, 2011, 06:54:27 PM
Fizzy, it sounds like Kozy is starting to do better and better...I guess you dont have to send DH back to work on weekends anymore, tell him its OK to stay home now.  We will allow it!  ;D

Petslave says "Wonder why the kitties all love the zoom groom?"   Sophers says are you crazy?   I wouldnt allow that thing within one inch of my gorgeously thick, matted fur! Ha!  :D :-*  Mom has tried and guess what, that lasted about one second before I sent her packing with her stoopud Zoomy Groomy.

Keep on with the updates on our new orange kitty-boy, pwetty pwease?   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 15, 2011, 10:30:22 PM
Keep on with the updates on our new orange kitty-boy, pwetty pwease?   

Okay, since you asked so sweetly ;)  He stayed with us in the family room almost all evening, laying at our feet, begging for scritches and treats.  His favorite toy right now is a foam rubber ball that he carries around, drops, and then chases in the front hallway.  He's eating pretty good.  I tried NV rabbit today but it got thumbs down.  I'm going to offer different foods every now and then just to get a feel for what he likes.  Yesterday he tried Weruva Steak and Frites and he liked the gravy but had a hard time with the meat.  Otherwise he's still eating ProPlan Selects, mostly fish flavors :P  He does not seem to be a kibble addict, but does eat some everyday.

I'm hoping to get some more pictures this weekend. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 16, 2011, 04:45:08 AM
My kitties had a problem at first with steak frites too.  It's an unusual cut for a cat food.  but they love it now.  So keep it open as a menu option.  He'll figure out the best way to eat that.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 17, 2011, 10:21:20 AM
This poor little guy is going to get a complex.  I have only had Girl kitties for the last 30+ years and I keep calling him "she", "here baby girl",  "Fizzy", "Scooby".  Argh ::)

When we first saw him at the shelter, we were talking to one of the volunteers and I said "Well we were really looking for a girl."   The volunteer instantly exclaimed "He's like a girl!"  LOL    ;D

No new pictures yet. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 17, 2011, 10:39:05 AM
Oh wait, I do have one new pic.  Sleeping next to his dad, awww.  If you look very closely, you can see the tell-tale sign of the green foam rubber from his favorite ball in his toenail :D

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5301/5628499760_bb9fcdbec6_z.jpg)

eta:replaced link with picture


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 17, 2011, 12:33:30 PM
He's so cute there snoozin' away!  I would have wondered about the green had you not said what it was--wondering if he'd decided to go in for nail polish! :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on April 17, 2011, 01:07:56 PM
Wow, he's a beautiful kitty! I hope the scratch resolves on its own. Sounds like he is making himself more and more and comfortable in your home. Soon he'll take completely over.... ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on April 17, 2011, 01:18:43 PM
Oh what a cute sleeping ball or fur! He is really starting to feel at home in your house.

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 17, 2011, 08:02:05 PM
Fizzy, just call him fluffball!   :-* His fur coloring is just gorgeous.  How is his eye doing?  Its so nice to see him relaxing more and more.  I think he is looking extremely relieved that he has a good forever home now.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 17, 2011, 09:12:41 PM
LOL about the green foam in his toesies!  He looks right at home!  And Kozy looks like it was a great name decision!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: SandyBeach on April 17, 2011, 09:38:33 PM
Wow what a pretty kitty I love his fur and he seems really relaxed on that sofa.......if your cat is like mine ...it may be a hair in the eye...even a turned eye lash ...I am often moving hair from all our eyes...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 18, 2011, 09:31:02 AM
Thanks all.  I haven't seen him squint much lately so that's good.  Last night I picked him up!  It was just a quick move from the floor to the couch, so he didn't have time to react ;D  He's still running whenever he sees us walking.

I gave him some canned EVO last night and he ate most of it.  


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on April 18, 2011, 09:59:55 AM
Such a handsome boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 18, 2011, 10:28:02 AM
Maybe you and DH need to get down on all fours and start crawling!  You know, get down on his level!  Of course that may not be such a good idea, getting down might be easy but getting back up might be a problem.   :D  Its really heartwarming to read how well he is doing.  And Im glad his eye is doing better, I can understanding wanting to delay a vet visit!

He's still running whenever he sees us walking.
  


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 18, 2011, 11:35:17 AM
1 of my neighbors did the kneeling & crawling for 10 years trying to get Remy to like him. It did finally work & Rem goes right to him to be picked up now. So you just need to wait 10 years ! ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 18, 2011, 09:10:59 PM
Maybe you and DH need to get down on all fours and start crawling! 

1 of my neighbors did the kneeling & crawling for 10 years trying to get Remy to like him.

LOL  :D  Hey, have you guys been looking in my windows?  Ummm, I'm already feeling leg muscles that I thought were extinct ::) 

We are seeing hints of progress each day.  I know he'll come around, he just needs a little time. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 18, 2011, 09:21:51 PM
Glad to hear his eye is better. He really is a beautiful cat.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 18, 2011, 09:25:34 PM
Awww, shucks, thanks Ned 8)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 18, 2011, 09:26:32 PM
Don't tell Smoggy I said that.  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 20, 2011, 12:28:09 PM

Don't tell Smoggy I said that.  :D

Smoggy has nothing to worry about, he is scrumptious 8)


Now that I've got the right way to do Flickr (Thanks Sparty!) I might bore you with all my pictures ;)
I think this one shows his very sweet face :)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5638746878_671114b1f3_z.jpg)



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 20, 2011, 12:47:55 PM
I like his little pink nose. Most of the orange cats I've seen have browny-red noses. He is so cute. Can you snuggle him yet?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 20, 2011, 01:01:16 PM
I like his little pink nose. Most of the orange cats I've seen have browny-red noses. He is so cute. Can you snuggle him yet?

I know! I love how it's Pink. It's soo cute :D  No snuggling yet :(  He will jump up onto the couch with me and act like he wants to come onto me, but he's a chicken.  I've managed to pick him up and place him on the bed and the couch a couple of times without too much reaction until he lands and then he's "What just happened :o"  I'm confident that he will be a big lover, it's just going to take time.  He rolls, purrs, and talks.

He plays almost 24/7!  Our floors are being re-decorated with tiny pieces of colored foam ball.  His nails are so long that the balls get stuck all the time.  I need to go get some that won't destruct.

It has been a very long time since we had a cat that played like this.  It's really fun!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 20, 2011, 01:28:40 PM
Oh he is so cute now that we get to see his face close-up!  His face sort of reminds me of Sophers!  :D  His fur coloring is just beautiful.  It really looks like he is starting to relax more and enjoy being the King of the house.   I cant wait to see more pics of this gorgeous guy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 20, 2011, 03:29:28 PM
Kozy is the sweetest-looking kitty boy!  I just want to smooch that little pink nose.  Mwah, mwah!  :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 20, 2011, 04:27:49 PM
AW he is so cute ! Try ping pong balls, the bounce around like crazy & don't fall apart.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JJ on April 20, 2011, 05:00:59 PM
He has almost a deep, copper color, quite outstanding in an orange kitty.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 20, 2011, 05:09:47 PM
Thunder had a pink nose, but she wasn't as orange as he is. She also had nose freckles. Is that a freckle I see on his nose?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 20, 2011, 07:33:47 PM
Ohhhh, he's so cute and I can see he's super soft!  He's got such an innocent expression.  That and long nails make for trouble, I bet!   :D   I'm so glad you got the photos down.  I'm looking forward to seeing many more!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on April 20, 2011, 08:21:58 PM
Kozy looks like a real sweetie!  His color is just gorgeous!  I don't think I have ever seen such a dark orange kitty like him.  It sounds like he is slowly warming up to you.  When we first had Mandy, she didn't like to be picked up either.  As soon as her feet left the floor she started squirming to get down like she was panicking.  I always thought that perhaps she had been abused or treated roughly or dropped when she was a kitten and therefore felt very insecure with her feet off of the ground.  Gentle persistence eventually paid off.  I always had to warn the vet techs to hold on tight when they picked her up to carry her to the back for anything!  But, now there is no problem.  It will take some patience, but he will eventually be just fine.   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: SandyBeach on April 20, 2011, 10:11:22 PM
Ohhhhh cool picture he is prettier than I thought and that sez a lot/...love that face he looks soooooo sweet  he wil be mellow I see it ..in time a mellow sweetie. Beautiful eyes and who would be bored?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 21, 2011, 09:26:44 AM
AW he is so cute ! Try ping pong balls, the bounce around like crazy & don't fall apart.

We do have a couple of those around, they disappear quite easily ;)  Fizzy loved those.  I think the sound they make on the tile scares him ::)  There is another type of small ball, rainbow-colored, that might be just what we need.

Thunder had a pink nose, but she wasn't as orange as he is. She also had nose freckles. Is that a freckle I see on his nose?

Yes, I think it's a freckle, time will tell ;D  Thunder was adorable :-*

August, his long nails are getting to both of us.  He gets stuck, and I have seen a couple of snags on the couch :(  I can't wait to get them trimmed.  Fizzy and Scooby were really good about not scratching on the furniture.  Someone has forgotten to tell Kozy that it's a no-no.  But if I just say "No" in a regular voice he stops his actions, but is still stuck ::)





Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 22, 2011, 10:05:47 AM
Kozy joined me in bed this morning :o  Boy, I didn't expect that!  He came and sniffed me and then retreated.  I slowly rolled over and we had an extended scritching session.  Then he stayed and bathed.  I finally rolled out of bed and he didn't run away.  Progress, I think ;D

I've pretty much switched out all of the Purina.  He's eating canned EVO, EVO 95%, and Holistic Select, with just a little bit of EVO dry every day.  I haven't seen any changes in the litter box, but his fur feels a little softer.

I heard him all night, playing with his foam balls. :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 22, 2011, 10:42:05 AM
Oh wow, this little guy is learning very quickly....not only is he gorgeous, he's smart too!  He's the total  package!  Mwah!   :-*  I bet he ends up with prettiest I mean handsomest... ::) coat after he's been on some good food. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 22, 2011, 11:02:02 AM
He already looked incredibly soft, to actually have it feel softer is a feat.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on April 22, 2011, 12:42:45 PM
Kozy is the most gorgeous, deep orange! I bet he's going to be a sweetie!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 27, 2011, 10:39:41 AM
We got a phone call Monday night from MaxFund, the no-kill shelter that we adopted Kozy from.  They wanted an update so I was telling her all about our Kozy boy.  When I told her that he plays ALL the time, she was so surprised and said she never saw him play!   :'( :'(  That makes me sad.

Yesterday I emailed them the youtube video and a few pictures.  I got a reply today from her thanking me, said she posted it on the volunteers message board and everyone was thrilled to see him, one volunteer was moved to tears :-* 

Today he is being quite entertained by the birdies and squirrels outside in the yard.  I'm making a stop at the store today to pick up more foam balls, he's decimated his first batch :D  He is joining us in bed sometimes in the morning.  I still can't pick him up and he's still running from us most of the time unless we're seated.  But he's not running quite as often, so we're making progress! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 27, 2011, 10:53:31 AM
That's awesome, Fizzy1!  It's so hard for shelter kitties to be normal, I think. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 27, 2011, 11:17:54 AM
Big grins from me, too!  It's wonderful that you adopted this boy and gave him opportunities to play and lead a good life.  How lovely that the volunteers were so moved.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 27, 2011, 02:56:57 PM
That is so nice that they checked on him and were so happy for him ! As fast as he is adjusting, it will be no time before he's sleeping with you and sitting with you. He may never like being picked up, but thats ok as long as he settles in and isn't scared.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 27, 2011, 09:01:08 PM
It makes me sad too, that they never saw him playing but at the same time it makes me so happy that he now has a wonderful home and can learn to play and love and trust again.  Bless his heart. 

Sophers says for Kozy's meowm to put a hummingbird feeder in front of one of your windows....errr, well that is if you have hummingbirds in your area, I dont even know if you do or not.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 27, 2011, 10:24:03 PM
Hey Sophers!  The hummingbird feeders are just waiting for the little guys to show up here.  We should see or hear them in the next week or so.  We have one feeder that attaches to the kitchen window and another one further out on the deck.  We get the Broad-tails mostly but the Rufous do stop by and terrorize the others, and one time I saw a Calliope.  I can't wait for Kozy to see one 8)  

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5663758280_dc6af521b4_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 28, 2011, 05:14:29 AM
Oh my gosh yes, I cant wait for him to see one too!  He will flip! They are Sophs favorite birdies...to watch, that is.  :D  They were a little bit late here this year, we keep track on calendar every year when we see our first hummer, they were about 5 days to a week late this year.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 28, 2011, 09:12:48 AM
I Just Heard a Hummer!!  Yes! :D  Off to make birdie juice :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 30, 2011, 06:50:45 AM
Any updates on Kozy?  Has he seen his first hummer yet?  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 30, 2011, 08:36:41 AM
Cool hummer picture, Fizzy1!  We get hummers here in the summer, but they don't come close enough to the windows for the cats to notice them.  Happy stalking, Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 30, 2011, 12:36:56 PM
Sorry, I've been recovering from staying up all night for the wedding.  Oh Yes I Did!! ;D  :P

I was about to say that our hummers don't usually visit the feeder this early, but just now while we were eating lunch at the kitchen table, we had a landing!  It was a female broad-tail.  We had snow last night so I'm sure she needed the fuel.  Kozy was not in the room with us so he hasn't been introduced yet.

Kozy is really coming along :)  He doesn't startle nearly as much as he was and even walks up to me when I'm standing now.  He still runs if we enter a room that he's in, if we aren't cautious.  He's jumping onto windowsills and the kitty condo now.

Here he is enjoying the morning sun today.  Please let me know if these are too big.  I'm choosing the larger of the two medium sizes.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5672940715_696954cebf_z.jpg)

Here he is taking a break from begging for scritches.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/5672941023_32837f46cb_z.jpg)




Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 30, 2011, 01:01:55 PM
This kitty boy just has the sweetest, most endearing face!  And I love the way his little paw is curled back in the bottom picture.  You can almost see the little toes kneading. :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 30, 2011, 01:02:19 PM
Don't worry, Fizzy, I know a lot of people that took Friday off so they could watch the wedding, too.

Kozy is looking much more at home in these pictures. What a beautiful little boy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 30, 2011, 01:36:34 PM
The pictures are just the right size, Fizzy1.  Kozy sure is looking at home!  I'm glad he's settling in so nicely.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on April 30, 2011, 04:26:57 PM
What an adorable face!  I'm so glad he is getting to be more comfortable.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: tesla on April 30, 2011, 04:29:47 PM
Kozy looks so content!  What a handsome boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 30, 2011, 05:09:53 PM
He looks so much more happy and content now !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on May 02, 2011, 02:51:52 PM
Good photos of Kozy and he does look very content!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on May 02, 2011, 05:54:16 PM
Kozy's eyes are just dreamy!  His colors are gorgeous, that soft red and those green eyes, he is just stunning!  I am so glad our boy is settling in and feeling more trusting and comfortable.  He looks like he is starting to really enjoy his new life.   :-*  Bless his heart.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 10, 2011, 08:57:58 AM
Kozy got a new kitty stand this weekend.  We carried it inside and set it down to vacuum but before I could do that, Kozy jumped on it and started rolling.  He likes it :D

He's still running from us when we enter a room he's in.  I'm thinking that may continue for quite some time, he spooks so easily.  I closed a window a few days ago and he panicked and leapt off the couch.  And then he started limping :(  I felt sooo bad!  But within just a few minutes he was racing up and down the stairs, playing, so I guess no long-term damage was done.

Here he is watching for birdies and bears, I told him that his Alaskan friend Sophers actually saw a bear once!  ;) 


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/5707003513_b233126d43_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on May 10, 2011, 09:01:10 AM
That's so great that he likes it. I've found that there are just some cats that spook easily and there's no fixing it, but they don't seem to mind. I need to get a tree or two.

 :-* Kozy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on May 10, 2011, 10:40:29 AM
Ah, watching for birds in style now!  Kozy has it made.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on May 10, 2011, 12:24:59 PM
Nice new cat stand ! He may always spook easily, but at least he is feeling more at home.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on May 10, 2011, 08:35:41 PM
Awwww... Kozy looks very happy with his new cat stand!  What wonderful windows for "watching"!!! :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on May 10, 2011, 09:40:54 PM
Kozy looks intent on something out there....that's a great view for a kitty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on May 11, 2011, 07:15:13 PM
Oh my, what a superb bird watching area!  And what a really long tail on that Kozy cat-boy! Sophers is jealous of that cat twee!  I still think Kozy will settle down, he was without a good home for so long, its just going to take time for him to know that he is alright.  What a sweet boy.  :-*   I am in awe of his beautiful orange color, its so vivid!



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on May 11, 2011, 11:45:30 PM
Ohhhhhh, what a fantastic hang!  I'd want to be there right where Kozy is!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 19, 2011, 11:49:53 AM
Kozy likes to play Bejeweled :D  He just sat on my lap for about 10 minutes watching the bright flashing lights, purring.  Typical teenager: eats, sleeps, plays video games ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on May 19, 2011, 12:35:02 PM
Can't see his face but his rear end is very handsome ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 06, 2011, 10:00:37 AM
Can't see his face but his rear end is very handsome ;D

Lol! 

Not much face in this one, either.   
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2004/5805070594_19a5f96f5c_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on June 06, 2011, 10:39:14 AM
No, but what you can see is mighty fine!  Handsome guy Kozy!  Fizzy, is he inside or outside, I cant tell, your windows are so darn clean!  lol  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on June 06, 2011, 01:51:34 PM
Oh that is a great photo of Kozy, really unique!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on June 06, 2011, 02:59:02 PM
That's a great pic.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on June 06, 2011, 03:44:11 PM
He is a handsome orange kitty, of course I am partial to orange....


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on June 06, 2011, 04:04:54 PM
Me, too!  Bird, bug, bee, cat toy...? ?

It is a great picture, and you can do my windows any time! :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on June 06, 2011, 04:19:45 PM
You can just see the very corners of his mouth beginning to tilt up into a smile.  :)  You know they are happy when you see that.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on June 06, 2011, 05:54:56 PM
Haha, that is so cute.  I love it when cats sort of flex their mouth muscles like they're puckering, and then their whiskers go forward.

I went back and saw some more photos of Kozy's face.  Every time I see him I think he looks so milky and creamy.   :-*   He looks like he's so sweet!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 06, 2011, 10:01:48 PM
Me, too!  Bird, bug, bee, cat toy...? ?

It is a great picture, and you can do my windows any time! :D

Lol, he was in this position for quite awhile, waiting for the birdy that flew overhead to come back.  He's sitting in front of the window screen, no glass.   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on June 07, 2011, 06:19:24 AM
Cutie. Looks like he's outside.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 09, 2011, 09:11:43 PM
LOL, August.  I showed dh your comment.  He's now calling Kozy Milky&Creamy, or MC for short :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on June 09, 2011, 10:03:27 PM
 ;D   He's like a little creamsicle!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on June 10, 2011, 10:33:40 AM
Can't see his face but his rear end is very handsome ;D

Lol! 

Not much face in this one, either.

Maybe he's camera shy, like my Maya. Every time I want to take her picture, she hides, as if she's afraid that I'm gonna steal her soul with that click. Some cats are just superstitious ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on June 10, 2011, 08:17:26 PM
I dunno, I think he doesnt want pics taken until he has a contract, so he can get paid for the pictures of that handsome face.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 13, 2011, 10:18:13 AM
Just sitting here enjoying the sun 8) and waiting for birdies to fly by!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5240/5829098839_c3e710a076_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on June 13, 2011, 12:43:39 PM
What a handsome boy, Kozy is!  :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on June 13, 2011, 12:52:15 PM
Wow, he's looking good, Fizzy1!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on June 13, 2011, 01:27:03 PM
Ohhh, what a great picture of the little orange cutie! So photogenic.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on June 13, 2011, 01:28:17 PM
He just has the sweetest face! :-* :-*  And looks like he is so happy and content in the sun there.  What a perfect kitty spot.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on June 13, 2011, 02:09:00 PM
Kozy looks so happy and, well, cozy   ;D in that  kitty-stand.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on June 13, 2011, 03:25:10 PM
Kozy is looking great !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on June 13, 2011, 04:13:58 PM
Looks like he's really enjoying the sunshine. His orange fur is a beautiful color.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on June 13, 2011, 06:44:02 PM
Aw geez, he is so super cute! 

I gotta say that that cat tower is perfect for that window!  What a great view!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on June 14, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
Aww, what a face! I'm glad he finally decided to pose for the picture :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on June 14, 2011, 11:47:56 AM
uh oh, how much did you have to pay him for that wonderful shot of his face?  I bet it cleaned out your wallet because he is so pretty...sorry I know males dont like the word "pretty" but he is most definately that.  :-*  He has those eyes that just tug at your heart. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on June 14, 2011, 02:14:33 PM
Nice photo of Kozy, I like the way the sun highlights his red fur in places, and shows it in shadow in others. He's got a sweet face.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JJ on June 14, 2011, 06:58:23 PM
Is he in a room on the second floor perhaps? The branches look higher up on the tree just outside the window he is waiting for the birdies to fly by.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on June 14, 2011, 09:50:38 PM
Kozy is such a handsome guy!  He certainly enjoys that window view!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 30, 2011, 09:35:24 AM
Kozy is doing fine, getting a little more relaxed every day.  He keeps us smiling!  He has several names at this point.  1.  Koko ZEEE (Thanks August ;D)  2.  The Kozinater  3.  Sweet Potato Pie


"I'm in yur Amazon box, stealing yur Amazons"
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5231/5888419082_0d70e598dc_z.jpg)


Up Close and Personal  (Freckle?  What Freckle?)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/5888416352_28a8f33b4e_z.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5067/5887850259_3eccd7f1f7_z.jpg)




Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on June 30, 2011, 09:38:58 AM
he's a gorgeous cat  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on June 30, 2011, 10:51:27 AM
with a beautiful face  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on June 30, 2011, 11:06:08 AM
He looks so much more at home now !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on June 30, 2011, 01:37:44 PM
Oh, he is so handsome! I love that closeup portrait.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on June 30, 2011, 01:41:22 PM
Awwwwwwwwwww, nose freckle!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on June 30, 2011, 03:02:02 PM
Hey, the box even has a K for Kozy!  I love his unique little freckle!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on June 30, 2011, 03:33:07 PM
Hey, the box even has a K for Kozy!  I love his unique little freckle!

I'd be even funnier if, instead of K3, it said K9 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on June 30, 2011, 03:51:44 PM
Such a gorgeous orange boy, Fizzy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on June 30, 2011, 07:17:58 PM
He's giving us a nice, fluffy tail wag in that last shot. Must mean we have his approval. What a great looking cat you got there, Fizzy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on June 30, 2011, 08:06:45 PM
So cute!

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on June 30, 2011, 08:34:46 PM
Sweet Potato Pie!  LMAO!

I lovelovelove his freckle!  How cute is that!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on July 02, 2011, 01:50:49 PM
He is so cute. And I love the name Sweet potato pie. Lol.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 04, 2011, 10:29:24 AM
More pics of SPP
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5902049246_6e83d06281_z.jpg)

Kozy showing his stars and stripes
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5901477861_842db93ab3_z.jpg)

Napping in the "hammock"
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6048/5902045426_5ef6fa1185_z.jpg)

I'm sleeping here, get that thing outta my face
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5276/5901485723_f6c002a755_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on July 04, 2011, 02:06:13 PM
aw, Kozy, our patriotic kitty!  Lovely pics, and what a great spot of sunlight!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on July 04, 2011, 07:33:18 PM
Oh wow, what an awesome sunbath!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 04, 2011, 09:27:40 PM
He looks like he is really starting to kick back and relax.  I can imagine how great he thinks his new home is.  Freckle?  Thats no freckle.  Thats a beauty mark!  Like Marilyn Monroe or Cindy Crawford.....Kozy is a star!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on July 04, 2011, 10:00:08 PM
Awwww..... Kozy looks so relaxed and content!  What a lucky kitty!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on July 05, 2011, 09:13:20 AM
Wow - that's one helluva tail Kozy  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on July 05, 2011, 10:32:04 AM
The last, winking photo is so cute :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 05, 2011, 09:54:32 PM
Sandi, he might look like he's starting to kick back.  I thought so too, so I attempted to hold him again today.  Huge mistake.  I have a massive deep scratch on my hand.  Poor little kitty just exploded.  I immediately called to him so he would not think I was mad at him.  As I held a paper towel to my bleeding hand, I fed him.  He's very skittish today, probably because of the fireworks :-\  I should have known better.  Ahh, well.  Lesson learned.  I will NOT be trying to pick him up for a very long time.  I don't need any more scars.  It took 3 bandaids because I didn't have one big enough!  Hope I put enough Neosporin on it :-[ 

It just makes me so sad :'(  But if he isn't comfortable, I won't force it.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on July 05, 2011, 11:20:25 PM
Fizzy,
It will get better, and eventually he will be a lovebug.  Mandy hated to be picked up at first and it took a lot of patience and time for her to get comfortable having her feet off of the floor!  But, she finally got comfortable and didn't squirm to get away.  In the beginning, I even had to ask the tech at the vet to take her to the back in her carrier when they had to do that because she wasn't comfortable being carried and I didn't want anyone to drop her when she squirmed!   ::) 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on July 06, 2011, 01:48:21 AM
Oh, Fizzy, I'm sorry to hear you got cut.  And I know it's more a pain in the heart that he won't let you hold him yet, way more than the pain in your hand!

Yeah, being spooked by fireworks certainly wouldn't help, but don't give up hope!  Friday isn't too keen about being picked up yet but we're getting there slowly!   ;D   Those big orange creamknuckleheads will see the light soon!

(Hope your cut feels better.  It sounds very owy.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on July 06, 2011, 02:27:44 AM
I know how you feel, Fizzy1.  Bella hates to be picked up and I do so only when absolutely necessary and when I feel like tempting fates.

Also if I picker up and put her down somewhere specific, she immediately jumps off/moves, so can't even show her things.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 06, 2011, 08:23:43 AM
Awww, thanks guys!  It helps to know I'm in good company :)

"Orangecream knuckleheads" is right!   ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 06, 2011, 08:27:20 AM
Aaaw Im sorry to hear you got cut, Fizzy.  I know how much you want to be able to cuddle him.  I bet it was the fireworks as well.  When you go to pick him up, are you standing and bending over to pick him up?  If so, I wonder...for later....if picking him up while you are on the floor with him would be less scary for him? Or start out by petting him while you are on the floor with him first and then later on if he adjusts to that, then try picking him up.  I still think he will come around.  I know how much it hurts but Im sure he loves you, he's just had an unnormal life and gets scared.  It would be so helpful if these kitties could talk and tell you what they are scared of so you can assure them its OK, bless Kozy's heart.  I get sad knowing he didnt have people loving him and a home for so long so this is what happened.  But then it warms my heart to know people like you care enough to bring him home and love him.  

Take care of that cut, I know how much they can hurt!  I think I remember my husbands Dr saying neosporin on cuts for the first few days is fine but it also needs to breath and the salve can block air and keep infection in?  Did you clean it out really well? At least thats what I remember, Im sure others that have more medical back-grounds would know more.    


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on July 06, 2011, 08:39:02 AM
Somehow what Sandi wrote reminded me -- I can't remember who it was, but one of the Larges didn't like being picked up when they were small, and by chance I picked whoever it was up with some blanket around their body, and that seemed to make them feel more secure, so we practiced doing it that way, always putting whoever it was down when they asked.

It must have worked since I don't even remember who it was!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on July 06, 2011, 08:42:35 AM
I'm sorry you got scratched, and I too know how hard this can be.  {{{hugs}}}  I've been most successful in the past with just not forcing the issue with new cats.  I've found that when they decide on their own that it's OK to start sitting fully on your lap, that's about when they also decide that being picked up might not be so bad.  Sandi's suggestions are exactly what I would do, too.

I've had Cameo for 5 1/2 years, and she still doesn't like being picked up when it's necessary.  She squalls with displeasure and sticks all four legs straight out.  But she has made progress, because at least she no longer slashes or bites (hard; we may get a warning teeth-on-the-hand that does no injury).  She sits on my lap with no problem; in fact, she doesn't like to get off!

Some cats just never like to be picked up, and I think it may relate to an inborn personality trait.  Phantom had three kittens who were raised exactly the same.  From the time we started handling them, the orange kitten reacted negatively to being picked up, while the others didn't.

But it's early yet.  Kozy may feel better about it at some point.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 06, 2011, 08:46:25 AM
Oh catbird, so maybe its a little of reverse psychology?  So sort of like ignoring but not quite...like say we dont care if you jump up or not...it really doesnt matter (when of course it does but you cant let them know that)?  Aahhh, I think it might work.  Kind of like how some people that hate cats are the ones that cats pick to jump on their laps? lol


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 06, 2011, 09:09:58 AM
You all make perfect sense ;D  I knew better than to try, but he's just so darn CUTE that I lost my head!

I leaned over while standing to pick him up, and then tried to hold him, which is when he went berserk.  But I've also tried when he's at chest level sitting on his kitty tree.  I think he just is not comfortable with being that close.  He gets on the couch beside me, if there is enough space between us, so we'll just work on closing that gap and forget about picking him up for a looooong time :-[

The cut on my hand hurt a LOT when it first happened, but surprisingly it is not painful at all right now.  I promise not to get it wet, Mom!   ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on July 06, 2011, 12:16:01 PM
I think for some cats it's two things. One, they're not comfortable being confined. Two, while they're trying to get out of confinement, they have nothing solid under their feet so that they can get away. I've watched my cats and our glass kitchen table. They're fine with jumping on it when there are papers scattered or when there's a tablecloth on it, but when it's cleared and all they see is floor, they don't like to be on it. I'm sure there are cats out there that don't care, glass or not. If I were you, I'd approach it one paw at a time. Once Kozy is comfortable sitting beside or on you for a spell, try to just put a finger under one paw and lift a little. Give a treat. Keep doing that until he's fine with it. Then, try the other paw. Give a treat. Once that's all good, try both at the same time.Give a treat. Then try to lift his paws onto you lap or a blanket. More treats. This way, you're not wrapping your body around him and confining him. Eventually, I think he'll come to trust that he doesn't have to get away and by that time, you might even be up to lifting the top half of his body. Bottom half is more tricky when the feet come off the ground, so you both would have had to make a lot of progress. I think so long as he can feel something under his feet while you're lifting, he'll do OK.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on July 06, 2011, 03:56:38 PM
I can count on 1 hand the # of times Punkin has been on my lap. He still dislikes being picked up, but won't attack unless you don't heed his warnings. Try the ideas of being lower when you hold or pet him & 1 paw at a time. He may never be a lap cat, but hopefully will eventually feel ok snuggled close to you. Punkin will sit next to me in a chair, or on the arm of it. He will nap on the bed with DH , but won't sleep with us at night.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 06, 2011, 05:00:43 PM
Hey, ya know I was just thinking.  For some reason our Sophs is like a log when she is sleeping.  I can pretty much do anything to her while she is snoozing...brush her teefies, brush her hair, give her kisses and snuggles etc.  You might want to wait awhile either way but maybe just petting Kozy while he is snoozing woule be acceptable to him?  Of course you might want to be verrrry careful and maybe wear body armor as I suppose some cats might hit the ceiling.  Why Sophs is so docile and uncaring if she is messed with while she is snoozing I have no idea.  All I know is when she is awake, its hands off.  She's like a different cat when she is asleep.  The good Sophers while sleeping vs the bad Sophers when awake.   ;) :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on July 06, 2011, 10:14:31 PM
Ouchie, Fizzy! Sorry about your hand. I hope Kozy will eventually settle down and you'll be able to hold him. I think taking it slow is good advice. I can see why you want to hold him, he is so soft looking with that big fluffy tail. Smoggy doesn't like to be held either. He's ok for a few seconds then he starts struggling and I have to let him go or I'll get a claw makeover!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on July 07, 2011, 12:53:45 PM
So very sorry about your hand, Fizzy! Hope it's better by now. With time, Kozy's attitude will probably mellow. I've know a few cats who just didn't like to be held, too. Some changed and some never did.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 07, 2011, 02:30:03 PM
Thanks for all of the Healing thoughts!  I don't think I'll lose my hand, it's looking better every day.  I was going to post a picture of it, but DH said "That's Gross!"  LMAO   ;D

Sandi, thanks for the suggestion of waiting until he's sleeping.  Unfortunately, he seems to sleep with one eye open ;)  Always on guard.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on July 07, 2011, 03:21:03 PM
Ouch, poor hand. I am sorry that Kozy is still so afraid - sometimes it takes a long time for kitties to tolerate being held. That he gets on the couch with you is a great sign though.
Hang in there.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on July 08, 2011, 11:56:07 AM
Fizzy sorry about your hand - that's one unruly kitty you got!

One thing that worked for us with Maya, who at first didn't like to be picked up either (although she was never aggressive) - DH would hold her while at the same time he would take treats out of his pocket and feed her. She associated food with being picked up and that seemed to do the trick, she was pacified. Now, we can pick her up almost anytime and although, she'll look down at your pockets and hands as if anticipating treats, she seems to be ok with being held. God knows what she's thinking, though.

Monkey, on the other hand, is a no go. Not happy when held, won't bite but will kick you in the chest (or face). I guess some cats just feel more comfortable on a solid ground.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 13, 2011, 02:07:30 PM
More pics.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/5934626753_4db9f5c8b9_z.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/5935184894_6934300890_z.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6130/5935193520_ebc3f7d53a_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on July 13, 2011, 03:38:58 PM
Oh, Fizzy, you color co-ordinated your place with the cat or the other way around. That top picture is just awesome. I'm also surprised he let you get so close with the camera (bottom pix).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on July 13, 2011, 04:00:18 PM
Kozy knows where to pose; the colors set him off beautifully.

I still can't get over how gorgeous this cat is.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on July 13, 2011, 04:17:56 PM
Great pix ! Kozy is looking very good.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 13, 2011, 07:40:19 PM
He has really big beautiful eyes! I agree with bug, Im surprised he let you get that close with the camera!  I seem to remember before when camera was out, Kozy wasnt.  :D  Does he let you brush him?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 13, 2011, 09:51:02 PM
 :D Thanks!  He's sooo cute, I can't help but take a bunch of pics of him when I can.  I got the close-up of him when he was on the arm of the couch next to me.  He will sit next to us on the couch and he occasionally will run to me in a room.  He lets us approach him much more now, but will still run if startled, he just doesn't run as far :)  He lets me snuggle him when he is on the kitty stand and I am sometimes able to sneak in some kisses.  I can pick him up to place him on the couch or bed, I just can't hold him.

Sandi, he has let us comb him since we brought him home.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on July 13, 2011, 10:44:35 PM
It sounds like he's slowly learning to trust you which is great! I wish my cats would sit next to me when I'm on the couch but they don't like to do that.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on July 14, 2011, 02:59:16 PM
I loooove the first pic - such expressive eyes on that gorgeous kitty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on July 14, 2011, 05:08:33 PM
He is gorgeous! Just be patient, hopefully it will improve. As for suggestions on sleeping, one thing I've noticed, my girls sleep really deeply and you can indeed do anything when they sleep, boys don't. Not sure if that is a coincidence or a general rule.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on July 16, 2011, 04:07:40 AM
Kozy looks like he's such a character!  I love his expressions!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on July 21, 2011, 01:53:05 PM
He does have the eyes! Handsome little lion of a kitty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 22, 2011, 09:21:48 PM
Fizzy, how is our boy doing?  :-*  Hoping to see some more pics!  :-*  I saw an orange and white kitty outside this morning down by our ladder.  His head came up about 1/4 of the way past the first rung, he was a big boy, it reminded me of Kozy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 22, 2011, 11:15:06 PM
Oh, sorry Sandi!  Kozy is avoiding the paparazzi :-\  But he's just fine and oh so cute ;D  Thanks for asking, I'll try to get some pics for you.

When I got up the other day, there was a framed print of this picture by my coffee cup!  DH had it made for me :-*  (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5276/5901485723_f6c002a755_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on July 23, 2011, 06:26:49 AM
That was so sweet !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on July 23, 2011, 07:32:20 AM
That is just the most adorable photo ever! Your DH is a good guy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on July 23, 2011, 08:45:57 AM
What a wonderful present.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on July 23, 2011, 02:11:33 PM
Very nice of your DH and a wonderful photo, too!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on July 23, 2011, 07:52:43 PM
Ohhhhhh, that is really such a great DH you got there.  How sweet.  And what an adorable photo!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on July 25, 2011, 05:18:54 AM

You have a gorgeous cat and an awesome husband. Life can't get any better than that  ;D



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on July 25, 2011, 05:44:01 AM
Was that ever nice of him! That's a great photo.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 26, 2011, 09:15:41 PM
Merrihart, the Sleeky Lounger came today.  Of course Kozy approached it and started biting the heck out of it ::)  Then he walked away and scratched on his $5 Petco scratcher, LMAO!  A couple of hours later, I snapped this picture.  He still hasn't used it for scratching yet.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/5979953861_215fc74490_z.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/5980512554_64d249cc5c_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on July 26, 2011, 09:22:09 PM
Well, at least he is enjoying lounging in it!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 26, 2011, 09:27:13 PM
Kozy, how can you bite that beautimous piece of furniture?!  Oh I forgot, you are a cat afterall, ROFL!  He looks like he's had that for a long time, the way he's all comfortable and relaxed on it.  And WOW, look at how close he let you get with the camera and he isnt looking away or looking scared!  Most definately some steps forward have been made with this handsome guy!  He has the biggest eyes, I love it!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 26, 2011, 09:39:11 PM
yeah, I can get just so close with the camera and then he zooms off.  That's okay, he usually comes back :P  He really is so much better than ever.  If I don't have anything in my hands I can usually go right up to him.  And he looooves being petted and scritched.   He comes to us looking for attention.  His issues continue to be that he startles easily, and doesn't want to be near us when we are walking. 

Mandycat, I agree :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 26, 2011, 09:45:48 PM
OH!  Its a scratchy thing?  See, I didnt know it either, so how is Kozy supposed to know?  It looked like a kitty couch to me too Kozy.   :D  It needs a sign...."Kozy, please scratch here".   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on July 27, 2011, 02:57:39 AM
Man, that Kozy is a handsome devil.

And he looks so refined on his scratchy lounge sofa!  It suits him quite well!  Who needs to scratch that!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on July 27, 2011, 03:06:28 AM
LOL on the biting.  He'll get used to it :D  Bucky had no problem figuring out to scratch, but he's rather a go getter.  Bisi loves it too, but they do seem to prefer the comfort padlets for scratching over hte lounge.  I don't know if it's coincidence or maybe the color dye?  the comfort padlets are not dyed.

 :-* for Kozy


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on July 28, 2011, 08:47:31 AM
He's certainly one handsome boycat - and I love the pic DH did for you, it's like he's so relaxed he can only be bothered to open one eye!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 09, 2011, 11:13:54 AM
He was comfy Kozy on the arm of the couch while my arm is keeping him from falling off :D  He stayed like this for about 15 minutes.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/6011697829_3cdaf65b5a_z.jpg)


Different day, different camera, different couch, same freckle! :)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6080/6026751670_74af10e937_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on August 09, 2011, 11:23:30 AM
Aw, he is sweet.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on August 09, 2011, 02:27:59 PM
Different day, different camera, different couch, same freckle!

LOL!  He's so cute!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on August 09, 2011, 03:14:01 PM
Aaaww, sweet boy Kozy.  So it sounds like he is gaining more trust if he was depending on meowm to keep him from falling off the couch.  Yay!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: shadowmice on August 09, 2011, 03:35:09 PM
What a trusting kitty. You do realize it was a test, right?  ;)  He was just measuring you up to see how well you have been trained so far.  :D

I love that little pink toe that matches the pink nose in the second pic. What a handsome cat-boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on August 09, 2011, 03:41:44 PM
He is definitely gaining trust.  And I don't think I've ever seen a more smoochable catboy.  He really conveys an attitude of peace and contentment--well named!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 09, 2011, 10:01:03 PM
From shadowmice:  He was just measuring you up to see how well you have been trained so far. 

LOL, I think I'll be in training for the foreseeable future!  I was feeling quite secure in my actions with him, until this weekend ;D  He was laying in the sun on his kitty stand, I rested my head lightly on his side, wanting to snuggle.  He didn't quite feel the same and turned and bit my head!  LMAO!  No harm, no foul, he just ran into skull.  I was worried I hurt his teeth, but he's fine, and so am I ::)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on August 10, 2011, 03:54:51 PM
From shadowmice:  He was just measuring you up to see how well you have been trained so far. 

LOL, I think I'll be in training for the foreseeable future!  I was feeling quite secure in my actions with him, until this weekend ;D  He was laying in the sun on his kitty stand, I rested my head lightly on his side, wanting to snuggle.  He didn't quite feel the same and turned and bit my head!  LMAO!  No harm, no foul, he just ran into skull.  I was worried I hurt his teeth, but he's fine, and so am I ::)

That's hysterical! ;D Sorry, maybe not, forgive me -  but I just laughed out loud  ;D

Ps. My Monkey sometimes bites my legs when I sleep. It's not so funny when it's happening but I always laugh the next day...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 10, 2011, 09:07:46 PM
Julia, it's okay, I laughed too!  I guess I'm a slow learner ::)  But gosh darn it!  I WILL make him into a snuggler ;D    (maybe :P)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on August 10, 2011, 09:55:53 PM
Fizzy,
Patience!   :D  Mandy wasn't a snuggler at first either. Then she became such a lovebug that DH couldn't sit down without her wanting to be on his lap, and she snuggled up to me every night in bed.  Keep trying!   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 10, 2011, 11:04:46 PM
Thanks for the reassurance Mandycat :-*  It's way too early to think he might never be a lovebug.   But he is 5 years old and could be set in his ways :-\    He really likes DH the best!  Maybe we need to get some add'l estrogen in the house ;D  Umm, no, strike that!



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on August 11, 2011, 09:49:56 AM
He certainly looks cuddleable.  Funnily enough, my Rudi is becoming more of a mummy's lap boy now - after 15 months. 
He also likes to follow me all around the garden and into the back alley when I talk to my neighbours - he lies down & waits outside like a little dog if I go into their houses.  Tho' he has his wild moments if I try & cross him (like tell him off for chasing eppie)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on August 11, 2011, 03:12:35 PM
Julia, it's okay, I laughed too!  I guess I'm a slow learner ::)  But gosh darn it!  I WILL make him into a snuggler ;D    (maybe :P)


You will! Just a bit of patience. And maybe some tuna flakes and freeze-dried chicken ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on August 12, 2011, 07:11:23 AM
Oh hey, sounds like he has a little bit of Sophers in him.   :D  Ay yi yi  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 12, 2011, 09:06:37 AM
Sandi, I've had my suspicions :D

He has recently discovered the babies in the nest
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6073/6035941888_d5e1167ffc_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on August 12, 2011, 09:35:01 AM
oooo, munchies!  I'll bet that entertains him endlessly!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on August 12, 2011, 11:12:23 AM
Oh sweet boy!  Now he knows what he is an Uncle to.   :D Im sure he's been saying, Uncle? Whats an Uncle?  Now he knows.   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on August 12, 2011, 01:20:38 PM
Cat TV!! :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on August 12, 2011, 03:12:28 PM
Is that an attempt to keep fur off the sofa?   ;D

Those cushions - wow, those look so dang comfy!  Kozy knows where to go!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on August 12, 2011, 04:16:19 PM
August, its Kozy's attempt at keeping hooman's off his cushions!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on August 15, 2011, 06:59:35 AM
He looks just riveted. Does he chatter at the birds?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 15, 2011, 08:49:22 AM
Hi bug!  Yes, Kozy chatters quite loudly and with much enthusiasm.  It's pretty funny :D

August, LOL!  There is no escaping kitty fur, right?  The towel really helps him from sinking into the couch ;)  Also, it saves the cushions from his looong toenails that snag everything ::) 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on August 26, 2011, 03:49:59 PM
Kozy is just so handsome and golden! He does know how to make himself comfortable.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 06, 2011, 10:52:42 AM
Hangin' on with one toenail :D
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6070/6120793395_073dde8099_z.jpg)

One giant spike
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6083/6121336766_0d15f9dba6_z.jpg)

Red+Green=Christmas?
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6187/6120794415_67ef006cf4_z.jpg)





Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on September 06, 2011, 03:02:15 PM
aww jeez, I am in love with him!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on September 06, 2011, 03:30:42 PM
I think a lot of us are in love with him!  Some cute poses here; he looks soooo relaxed!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on September 06, 2011, 04:22:35 PM
That 3rd pic just sighs out "love me, I'm a sweet boy"  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on September 07, 2011, 07:49:49 AM
I looooves that boy. What's he floating on in that second picture, Fizzy?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on September 07, 2011, 10:43:23 AM
Its funny because for a scaredy boy, he always looks so laid back in his pictures...or maybe its irritated.  What a handsome orange boy, he has the biggest eyes!    :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on September 07, 2011, 11:21:18 AM
Kozy, I've fallen for you.... :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 07, 2011, 02:43:51 PM
I looooves that boy. What's he floating on in that second picture, Fizzy?

LOL, bug, he's figured out the quantum physics of floatation ;D  Not only is he handsome, but he's quite intelligent.  He knows mom will support him while he sleeps on the stuffed arm of the couch. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on September 07, 2011, 03:23:44 PM
Ohhhh, he's just lovin' life.  He looks so happy and content.   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 12, 2011, 10:32:01 AM
Our Mr. Kozy is proving to be quite the challenge when it comes to food ::)  We feed him canned and dry.  He has a bowl of TOTW that he munches on throughout the day.  I just started trying Orijen which he seems to like.  But he doesn't eat the dry in large quantities, I'm only putting it out because I can't find a canned food that he will consistently eat.  He will eat a small amount of the canned food when I first give it to him.  Sometimes he will return in a few minutes and eat more, but most of the time that is all he eats from that serving.  I have bought almost every single brand of canned (pate') food to try, as long as it didn't have wheat gluten.  (He does not like chunks.)  This weekend we did have better success with NV chicken and Wellness Minced Turkey.  

The shelter told us he likes fish flavor.  That's actually his least favorite!  Took us a while to figure that out.

He's not starving, he's not losing weight.  He has no apparent dental problems, but I can't even get close to looking at his mouth.  But he eats his dry food and never shows any sign of dental pain.  

I feed him 3 times a day, a different flavor/brand at each meal.

DH thinks I'm giving him too many choices.  What to do?  Maybe he just prefers dry?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on September 12, 2011, 11:13:12 AM
Ah, yes, I have some who are challenging like that with wet food, too.  As I've mentioned before, my basement storage area looks like a pet food warehouse.

What works seems to vary between my cats, but what I have found most successful (not 100%) is to find three to five kinds they like a bit better, and rotate them from meal to meal as you do.  Sometimes they will stop liking something for no apparent reason, but then if I don't feed it for several weeks, they will like it again.  I think some of them get bored.

Some other things we have tried out:

Measuring how much dry is being eaten per 24 hours.  (Maybe he is filling up on that?)  I like to keep them eating some wet if at all possible, especially males.

Offering a smaller amount of canned food even more often (since he eats it at first.)

If he seems to be in good health and is not thin, I think you don't have to worry too much.  One thing I've noted with my cats is that they definitely do not eat as much of the canned food as is listed per day on the labels.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on September 12, 2011, 01:26:01 PM
Does he eat freeze dried?  Stella & chewies new cat food freeze dried comes in small pellets, so you can choose your serving size.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on September 12, 2011, 04:00:07 PM
Sometimes kitties just like to nibble at their food - wet or dry. They also do not like wet food that has been left out for even short periods of time. Have you tried picking it up as soon as Kozy walks away from it and then offering it on a new plate maybe a couple of hours latter?

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on September 12, 2011, 04:08:21 PM
How about using only 3 oz cans & just offering 1/2 or 1/4 at a time ? If Kozy eats a small amount frequently you could just cover the rest of the food & leave it out for an hour or 2. A food puzzle might help with the dry, making it more of a challenge.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 12, 2011, 10:30:43 PM
Thanks for the good ideas! 

lesliek, I do try to use the 3 oz cans when available, and I'm putting about 1/2 a can down.  He will occasionally eat more if I "plump" the food up after he licks it.   I wonder if he would like the puzzle, he scares so easily with anything that makes noises :-\  He seems to eat the dry food without any problem out of his bowl.

caylee, I will see if that helps.

merrihart, he tried Prowl...I think that is freeze dried?  He wouldn't touch it.  If one of the stores has samples of Stella's, I would be willing to try it.

catbird, I will start paying attention to the amount of dry he eats.

I really think it's just that I have not found the "right" flavor or texture.  He seems willing to eat, but then looks at me as if to say "What else you got?" LOL  He sits by his dish and meows at me.  We had success again tonite with the Instinct.  He returned to his plate several times, I added more and he's eaten about 85% of the 3 oz.  We might have a winner, at least for now.  I had tried it early on, but he wouldn't eat it then. ::)

I think the food has given him an energy boost, he's been very busy chasing his balls all over the house.

"Unpaid spokescat"  (Perhaps if they PAID him, his review would have been more favorable :D)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6143202352_39914cc612.jpg)


Couch surfing, he loves his spot here (with my arm supporting him, again)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6067/6142649433_dd5fa50dd6_z.jpg)







Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on September 12, 2011, 11:22:23 PM
Ohhh, look at sweet Kozy!  I love it when cats curl their little paws up like that.   :-*

LOL about your "plumping" up the wet food.  For the Larges I always had to run around and remound everybody's wet food into tiny mountains.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on September 13, 2011, 05:02:24 AM
Oh, yeah, we do that "make a mountain" thing with the wet food too.  Sometimes several times in a plateful!  Two of my more senior ladies seem to have trouble getting the food from around the rim--or maybe when I scrape it to the center, they just pay attention to it again.  (Or maybe mine are just lazy and spoiled and expect their human servant to do all the work.)

It does sound like Kozy is expecting something else, though, since he sits by the dish and meows.  What a puzzle.

I love the sweet little curled-up paws too.  He may be kind of a scaredy cat when awake, but Kozy looks like the picture of security and contentment here.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on September 13, 2011, 07:50:42 AM
Rotating food?  Wha's that?  :D We tried that with Sophs and it doesnt work with her....at all.  I wish I had some suggestions, the one thing we do with her wet food is heat it up just a tad.  If its a new 3 oz can, we heat it for 4 seconds and then stir it and put it down for her to eat, 1/2 can at a time.  If its the other 1/2 thats been in the fridge, we heat it for about 6 seconds, then stir it up and set it down.   She had been eating TOTW dry but due to the UTI, just in case it was food related, we switched her over to Wellness dry salmon formula and she seems to be eating that alright and so far is tolerating it, time will tell if she will keep eating it.  Good luck on the food search, its a never-ending project in this house. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on September 13, 2011, 04:41:36 PM
With feeding Punkin every 2-4 hours, we always rotae. He gets at least 1/2 homecooked at breakfast & dinner. Then a variety of brands, textures & flavors in between. Some dry & dry treats, fresh, frozen & fd raw also. I find if I try to give the same type or flavor or brand 2x in a row, he won't eat it.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 13, 2011, 09:03:16 PM
August says: LOL about your "plumping" up the wet food.  Yes!  We call it the Plump and Fluff maneuver :D

So I will get some different treats and maybe some freeze-dried.  Today he laughed at the new Wellness Turkey that he liked on Saturday, grudgingly ate the Instinct that he loved on Monday.  Snorted at the dry mix of TOTW & Orijen, but has eaten some of it. 

Maybe it's just me.  I'm accustomed to watching Fizzy and Scooby who basically ate what was put in front of them. :-\  We are both in a learning curve, I think.

Who has WHO wrapped around their little creamsicle paw?



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on September 13, 2011, 09:48:26 PM
Fizzy,
Are you sure that Kozy has not found some way to communicate with Sophers?   :D   ;D  Is it time to try Fancy Feast?   ;)  Seriously, I hope you can find a food that Kozy just loves very soon.  It is frustrating when they are soooo picky!   :-\

BTW, Mandy always liked her food "fluffed" also!   :D 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 13, 2011, 10:10:42 PM
Mandycat, It's True!  They have been secretly plotting :D

Thanks for the good thoughts.  We have a cupboard stocked with Fancy Feast.  Snubbed.  He would eat it occasionally, so I will try it again in a little while.  He liked Friskies Turkey and Giblets, the new label, for a while.  Now he snubbs it.  I broke down and bought a couple of trays of Whiskas which he seemed to like, but vomited immediately after the second serving of it.  That's now off the list for good.  Science Diet, Avoderm, Blue Wilderness, Holistice Select, Organix, Wellness, Petguard, Innova, EVO, Instinct, Nulo, Purina ProPlan Select, TOTW, CalNat, Solid Gold.....tried 'em.  And probably a few more I can't remember.

I have a can of 9Lives that I really don't want to open. 

None of these seemed to give him any tummy problems, everything is the same in the litter box.

I know there must be something out there, it's just a matter of finding it. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on September 14, 2011, 07:04:50 AM
Bubba will not eat any canned food unless I sprinkle a bit of Kitty Kaviar (bonito flakes) on it. 



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on September 14, 2011, 05:07:56 PM
Yep, Sophers and Kozy, they have made a pact to drive their parents cwazy!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 26, 2011, 10:11:21 AM
We had family visit over the weekend so Kozy spent 2 nights and 1 1/2 days sequestered in our bedroom.  He did fine but when we would visit he seemed a bit lonesome.  He missed us ;D  And the both nights he slept with us IN BED for a while!  First time that he's done that.  Last week he did start joining us in the early morning hours, I think because the weather was a little colder then.

His canine cousin, Mazee from Albuquerque, was here for the weekend, also.  They didn't see each other, but Kozy didn't seem to notice that there was a DOG in the house.

Sweet Mazee
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6185579243_e09e04957c_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on September 26, 2011, 10:18:47 AM
Aw, how sweet!  Kozy was being cozy. :)  Lovely poodle, too!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: petslave on September 26, 2011, 10:24:26 AM
In THE BED with you, well that Is a big step up!  See, you just had to make him stay in a small space with you to get him to the next level. 

Mazee looks totally yummy with all those soft curls.  They are such bright, smart dogs.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on September 26, 2011, 02:40:03 PM
What an adorable doggy!  He looks like a real sweety-pie and LOL with the pepsi bottle.  I guess he was just helping clean-up.  :D  You might have to invite Mazee over more often, maybe Kozy boy is a wee bit jealous.   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on September 26, 2011, 02:49:47 PM
More progress for Kozy! He may just decide that sleeping with you is a pretty good idea. :D  And what an adorable poodle!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 10, 2011, 09:20:17 AM
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Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on October 10, 2011, 11:03:10 AM
 :-* :-*

Who's that HANDSOME boy outside?, Kozy says  ;D

Great pictures.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on October 10, 2011, 12:19:28 PM
Gosh Fizzy, he doesnt look so scaredy-cat to me!  Look at how relaxed and content he is.  He such a gorgeous orange boy.  I hope he doesnt mind being called gorgeous.   ;) Mwah Kozy!   :-*  Also I see he is a sun worshiper as well.  8)  Kozy, sun and red-heads arent a good combination.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on October 10, 2011, 12:37:33 PM
Such a handsome orange boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 10, 2011, 03:31:07 PM
Very cute pictures, especially the "reflection" one.  He always looks so relaxed!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 10, 2011, 04:53:14 PM
Great pics, Fizzy!  I just love that reflection one!  I could never get unique shots like that!  Kozy looks very happy and content lying in the sun.  Makes one want to join him!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on October 10, 2011, 05:11:41 PM
I love how he is so ever slightly annoyed in that first photo LOL.

Ahhhhh, the sun photos!  That guy's got some great nap spots!  He's definitely living the good life!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 10, 2011, 09:49:02 PM
LOL I have to admit that the first picture (reflection of slight annoyance) was an accident ;)  He turned away from me just as I clicked, and I didn't even see the reflection until afterwards.  So I guess I lucked out. 

He has that "so ever slightly annoyed" look much of the time.  He would prefer that we sit on the couch 24/7, silent and motionless ::) He's still very skittish, but we are seeing slow improvement.  Still can't pick him up or cradle him while he's sitting.  Can't get near his face with our hands unless we come from behind and above.  Can't touch his paws.  However, he loves attention and petting and combing and playing.  And we do whatever he wants us to do ;D  He's training us exceptionally well!   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on October 21, 2011, 09:49:54 AM
Great shots! I think you've captured his personality well; he looks like a very assertive boy. He knows what he wants and likes and will not tolerate disobedience or silliness. He's gorgeous so of course he can get away with this (c)attitude ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on October 23, 2011, 04:35:52 AM
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He's training us exceptionally well! 
- ROFL


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 02, 2011, 09:29:57 AM
We had a mini-break-thru this morning!  I was in bed on my back and Kozy acted like he wanted to climb on me but settled next to me.  I petted him but avoided eye contact and in a few minutes he put his front feet on my chest and laid down!  He stayed like that, purring and washing for about 15 minutes until we made eye contact.  Then his eyes got HUGE and he jumped up and ran to the foot of the bed.  I could just imagine him saying " :o What the heck am I doing!"  LOL,  yay Kozy!

It occurred to me that I've never seen him knead. :-\  Don't all cats do that?  Maybe he will when he feels more secure.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on November 02, 2011, 10:51:50 AM
I think that's a huge-break-thru!

My boys knead - but they have to be on the right soft blankie or cover - usually something quite thick.  They have not kneaded on me (though I am quite thick).  :D

I've had some cats who did not ever do it.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on November 02, 2011, 03:45:53 PM
Punkin doesn't knead either. Oreo is so bad you need a folded blanket to have him on you. Sounds like Kozy is starting to feel safe with you ! :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on November 02, 2011, 04:48:32 PM
Kozy is definitely getting there!  He just can't handle that direct eye contact quite yet.  But he's taken the first step.  Yay!  He knows for sure he's in a good place. :-*

I think poor Kozy may have had a traumatic past.  Two of my cats were very slow to sit on laps (Cameo and Phantom) and took 6-7 months, plus had other evidence of something scary in their backgrounds.  Now I can barely dislodge either of them; they are my most lap-sitting cats.  When you have a cat like this, you really feel honored when they do decide that being on your lap is a good thing.

Phantom kneads so vigorously it's like being punched in the stomach; she stomps with all four feet!  But the kneading came well after she established her lap-sitting.  Kalahari doesn't knead.  Linley just twitches his toes and flexes his claws in and out slightly.  They all have different styles.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on November 03, 2011, 06:26:36 AM
That's so great the hear, Fizzy! Right on! Bones didn't seem to know how to knead, either. He always just stood on my and stomped his front paws a bit and then stopped and walked away. I figured he was watching his sisters do it and he just didn't really know what the deal was with that, lol! It was really cute. Mr. T does knead, but you can feel his back toes twitching as he does it. Mia likes to do it on bare skin -- ouch.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on November 03, 2011, 01:31:19 PM
Did somebody say "blankie"?!  blankie, blankie, knead, knead, blankie, blankie    :D

(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i428/Froggy801/IMGP0934.jpg)

Fizzy, I have "bankied" the blanket before and had Sophs come up and start "bankieing" as it at the same time I am.  Maybe you need to show Kozy how to bankie?   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on November 03, 2011, 02:10:26 PM
Bisi didn't knead for the longest time, then I found her doing it...ever so slightly.  :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on November 03, 2011, 04:05:07 PM
 :D So cute, Sophers, you are certainly the one to give Kozy "kneading lessons"!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 03, 2011, 10:36:00 PM
OMG Sandi!  That picture is sooo cute! ;D  It never even occurred to me to show him how to "bankie"!  So I tried it tonight.  We were both on the couch and I went thru the motion using our throw, and he watched me :o  I stopped, he got up and walked onto the throw and laid down right up against me!  So more progress.  I admit I think some of this progress is because he likes the body heat, it's been chilly lately.  Maybe I should turn the heat off ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on November 04, 2011, 02:55:21 PM
Yes I dont know what it is nor why I started doing it, but everytime I "bankie" the throw or blanket, she always hops up and starts blankying as well.  We look pretty funny Im sure but we have fun.    :D  Maybe now that Kozy knows what it is, he will start doing it himself. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on November 08, 2011, 02:42:55 PM
Kozy takes such great photos! I love the one with the reflection, too.

I don't think I've ever seen Budster do any kneading, either. But sophers, she has it down!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 19, 2011, 10:58:41 AM
First time he's been this relaxed on the couch.  He stayed there even when I was moving around with the camera! 

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6100/6364473991_bdf5ee5e2f_z.jpg)

Notice his curled back toes :D
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6040/6364474673_cffbb504a2_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on November 19, 2011, 11:11:04 AM
That is one relaxed catboy! :D  I love seeing their soft little tummies.  Love his cute little toesies, too.

You did, of course, redecorate so that your color scheme coordinates with Kozy, right? ;D  All those warm colors set him off so well.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on November 19, 2011, 12:43:20 PM
Aww - I want to schnuzzle that little bare patch of tummy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on November 19, 2011, 02:24:10 PM
I love those stretched out, tummy up pictures! I think I see a big smile on Kozy's face, too. When a cat sleeps that way, he is definitely trusting, content, and happy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on November 19, 2011, 03:25:26 PM
Makes me want to cuddle :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on November 19, 2011, 03:58:02 PM
Aha, the curling of the toesies...a sure sign of comfort and contentment!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on November 19, 2011, 04:13:40 PM
Looks like the trial period is over & you have passed ! He's definitely feeling comfy now  :D.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on November 19, 2011, 04:52:59 PM
LOL!!  That is truly a relaxed kitty!  His nosey and ears are so pink and cute!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on November 19, 2011, 05:11:06 PM
Man, this cat-boy has some really loooong legs!  His fur is so bright and fluffy.  Looks to me like he is finally starting to figure out what a great home he has.  Kozy, you are adorable.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on November 19, 2011, 05:45:32 PM
I don't think you COULD get more relaxed. I'm so glad to see this. He's been cautious about things, and rightly so, because they never know if it's permanent or temporary. I found the same thing with Mr. T. What a sweetheart.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 27, 2011, 01:16:43 PM
You did, of course, redecorate so that your color scheme coordinates with Kozy, right? ;D  All those warm colors set him off so well.

;D   ;)

This guy loves his sunshine spots.  The kitty tent was a gift from some friends of ours!  It took a little while, but he uses it frequently now.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6053/6413810379_be281e7d0c_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on November 27, 2011, 02:36:41 PM
He is very much living up to his name in this picture!

(Mine tend to seek out those enclosed hideaways during colder weather, but not so much when it's warm out, even though we have A/C.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on November 27, 2011, 08:08:47 PM
Ohhhh, kitty tents... who wouldn't love a kitty tent...  looks so inviting...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on November 28, 2011, 03:08:51 AM
He looks so comfy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on November 28, 2011, 07:07:04 AM
 :) :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on November 29, 2011, 08:39:29 AM
Awww. Happy buddy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on November 29, 2011, 01:18:40 PM
What is it about blue fabric with redheads? Its such a great combo.  He looks so comfy and warm and relaxed.  Im glad our boy is doing well, he deserves many good things after not having a home for so long.  Im so glad you and DH took him home with you.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on November 29, 2011, 02:06:51 PM
Sunshine on red fur, and that snazzy checkered kitty tent; a great picture of contentment! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 05, 2011, 12:12:49 AM
We put up the Christmas tree today, not knowing how Kozy would react to it.  He napped the entire afternoon.  After putting the lights on the tree I called him for dinner.  A little while later I poked my head around the corner to see if he had come downstairs, and he was sitting under the tree!  It was so cute...until he started chomping on the closest branch ::)  I said "NO", he stopped, then he started up again.  I said No again and he ran upstairs, which is always his response when I say "No".  DH and I took about 3 seconds to decide to dismantle the tree and celebrate with the little one on the dining room buffet table.  He won't be able to get to that (I hope!).  Between the "Made in China, wash your hands after handling" warning included with the tree and the thought of him munching on the string of lights, it was an easy choice.  I don't want to put him through 3 weeks of "No" and us always checking to see that he's not getting hurt.



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 05, 2011, 12:41:39 AM
LMAO ho ho ho!!!

I especially like this:

I said No again and he ran upstairs, which is always his response when I say "No".

 :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 05, 2011, 06:19:45 AM
Ah, kitties and Christmas trees...adds an extra tradition to the season.  :P  Why do they think they have to chew on these things?

At our house, this is the one time of year that the squirt bottle is kept very handy.  We also have a bell ornament that we place near the top, which jingles to warn us if someone is engaging in "unauthorized tree behavior."  Usually within a week, they have remembered that they are not supposed to chew on it.  At times, I've also sprayed that Bitter Apple stuff on all branches within reach.

The table tree sounds like a much more relaxed option.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 05, 2011, 11:40:50 AM
"unauthorized tree behavior."

LOL! 

I thought of using the Bitter Apple, but we just don't want the brain damage of worrying about him.  Maybe when he's more mature and sedate! :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 05, 2011, 04:29:26 PM
 ;D ;D It's amazing how fast they find new off limit toys ! I've never had mine chew on the tree, but we always tied it after my SIL had 1 knocked down by climbing kittens.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on December 06, 2011, 12:39:34 AM
Aaawww come on....you mean you actually want to be able to do other things besides playing Christmas Tree police every second of the day?  Well, the nerve.   ;D   :-*    I dont  blame you


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on December 06, 2011, 02:28:23 PM
 ;D Ha ha ha, it's a hoot for me to read about these "cats with Christmas tree" posts.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on December 08, 2011, 01:08:53 PM
I'll add my Christmas tree story.........

........Do you hear crickets chirping? Yep, Mr. T is not even interested. Ignores it completely -- lights, balls, bells, angels. Couldn't care less. Pip likes to sit under it and scratch the side of her face on the lower branches. Boooring!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 08, 2011, 01:43:34 PM
bug, Mr. T is too cool for school 8)    One year Scooby climbed our artificial tree and got half way up to the top, bending each limb forever as she went.  So we put off raising a tree for a few years.  Fizzy on the other hand, just wanted to sit in the empty boxes ;)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6478726605_5bb41c9c77_z.jpg)

I also remember being awakened a few years ago at 3am when the tree toppled over breaking several ornaments.  The cats never admitted anything! 

Once upon a time when we had 2 kittens, we did tie the tree to the ceiling just in case.  I can't remember if they tried to climb it.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 08, 2011, 01:54:09 PM
Please have Mr T give Linley a talking-to!  He is my worst offender (wouldn't you know.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on December 08, 2011, 07:44:25 PM
Awww, that's so cute, Fizzy. I guess I'll have to get Mr. T to make a video of "How to do all kinds of other things that drive meowmie to drink, other than Christmas tree shenanigans."

We'll get on that asap.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 08, 2011, 08:48:02 PM
Haha!  That's so cute!  Gotta love any box!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 09, 2011, 11:09:30 AM
Sometime during the night Mr. Kozy found a little 1 1/2" bow and took it apart to see how it works :P  I measured all of the pieces and then took another one apart to compare.  Nothing was missing, thank goodness. Somehow he got the staple to pop up :o and chewed the ribbon into 3 pieces.  This guy has a very strong grip and bite.  And of course, I had to search for the piece with the staple on it, it wasn't visible at first.  oh my heart.  I have always taken care to hide any ribbons from him.  I didn't consider the bows :-[


Before
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6482922651_9b8e741b86_z.jpg)

After
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6482923601_276bf3f227_z.jpg)




Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 09, 2011, 03:00:12 PM
Yikes, Fizzy1!  That is a scary thought.

I'm glad you found all the pieces.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on December 09, 2011, 03:17:16 PM
Ah, the old take-apart-the-bow-trick. They just LOVE this puzzle game...and never seem to tire of it.  :P
So glad Kozy didn't eat any!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 09, 2011, 04:36:36 PM
I guess Kozy's Christmas presents will be very cheap this year ! Just give him the discarded wrappings  ;).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 09, 2011, 06:22:03 PM
Oh geeeez.  We humans can't keep anything for ourselves!  lol

I know that frantic feeling piecing together stuff and comparing them to the non-destroyed model!  Gah!!

So glad to see that Kozy helped you enjoy a frantic morning and that he's all right.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 09, 2011, 06:40:26 PM
Kozy, you are trying to give your family a hard time about these holidays!  I'm very glad that you were a smart boy and didn't actually eat any of the pieces, though.

During the time we had Mac, we could never put bows on packages.  He always tore them off to play with them.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 09, 2011, 10:06:34 PM
I know that frantic feeling piecing together stuff and comparing them to the non-destroyed model!  Gah!!

I know!  As I was examining it, my mind was saying "August" & "catbird" ! 

We lucked out.  I just wanted to warn everyone in case you have those little bows laying around.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on December 09, 2011, 10:12:53 PM
Oh, Kozy, you little devil!   ;D  We haven't had bows on our packages since about 1968 when my first cat after we were married chewed on ALL the bows on the packages under the tree.  She didn't eat them - just left teeth marks on every one!  After that, I didn't trust any of the cats we had, so we just did without bows.  When family brought packages WITH bows, I immediately took them off and hid them!    :P  They eventually learned the "no bow" rule in my house!   :D  I'm glad that Kozy didn't actually swallow any of the bows.  Christmas with cats or dogs is a challenge! ;)    


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on December 09, 2011, 11:58:50 PM
Well this IS your first Christmas together, afterall.  Those are perfect kitty size toys....I mean bows... I can see why he might want to mess with it and he did a mighty fine job with it too.  Im so glad he didnt eat the staple, gulp.  He certainly is learning the 'scare-the-human' duty very very well.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 10, 2011, 12:14:01 AM
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I know!  As I was examining it, my mind was saying "August" & "catbird" ! 

LMAO!!!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on December 10, 2011, 12:51:13 PM
Just like a kitty to find a way to scare us...I'm so glad this turned out well. We had a cat that liked to chew on bows and we pretty much had to put them away too. Kozy, you rascal, you!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 22, 2011, 12:13:12 AM
Kozy wishes everyone a Happy Hanukkah or Merry Christmas.  Here he is celebrating under the chair, since we took the tree down ::) Please watch the whole video and turn on the sound, it's less than 50 seconds. 

http://youtu.be/CRp6fogukdI


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on December 22, 2011, 12:56:36 AM
LOL Grrrreat clip!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 22, 2011, 01:05:27 AM
 :D Thanks, caylee!  He's so cute :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 22, 2011, 01:22:14 AM
 ;D   He's so super cute!  Little rolly polly silly! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 22, 2011, 03:54:31 AM
heehee, that was excellent, Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 22, 2011, 06:25:08 AM
 ;D  Uh, has Kozy been nipping the  'nip?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on December 22, 2011, 08:01:09 AM
ROFL Kozy is a wild and crrraaazzzzy guy!  Love it, Fizzy, thanks for the smile this morning!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 22, 2011, 10:23:09 AM
;D  Uh, has Kozy been nipping the  'nip?

LOL, I promise, no 'nip!   Angel Scooby liked to lay there, and Kozy is just drawn to the spot, too.  I think it's the sunshine. 8)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on December 22, 2011, 07:25:26 PM
BRAVO!!

Perfect song and what a little clown. Thanks so much for that bit of fun!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on December 23, 2011, 11:28:21 AM
Well, that's one happy boy who knows just how comfy & cosy he is!  :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on December 24, 2011, 01:31:05 PM
I watched the video....that was so much fun, I love it when cats roll around like that...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on December 24, 2011, 05:18:07 PM
Encore! Encore!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 27, 2011, 11:40:39 AM
Christmas Day with a new mouse friend.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6583146861_ee72037f7a_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on December 27, 2011, 11:45:07 AM
Oh my look at this gorgeous cat!  His eyes are just beautiful.  I think he is looking so much better than he did right after your brought him home from the shelter.  His fur looks great, his eyes are clear and I didnt realize he has pink ears that match his cute pink nose!  Mwah Kozy, just stunning! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 27, 2011, 02:00:39 PM
he is looking very good!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 27, 2011, 03:06:19 PM
He does have gorgeous eyes!  Nice BIG mousie, Kozy!  Looks like you posed just for your picture.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 27, 2011, 04:50:18 PM
What a great picture of Kozy & mouse !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 27, 2011, 11:59:37 PM
That truly is one handsome guy!

Even if he is the slightest bit unimpressed with his new toy LOL.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on December 28, 2011, 01:11:53 PM
What a great picture of him! Bright-eyed and totally relaxed.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on December 29, 2011, 07:16:28 AM
Look at that little pink nosie! He's a beauty (no offense).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 12, 2012, 01:56:35 PM
Last night I was sitting on the couch with my legs up stretched out and they were covered with a throw.  I was thrilled to pieces when Kozy jumped up into his usual spot, the arm of the couch, and then proceeded to walk onto me and curl up!  :o  He washed my hand, then gave himself a thorough cleaning before falling asleep for 90 minutes.  He changed position once, choosing to face me, which he doesn't normally like to do.  Woohoo!  Let's see, we've had him since April so that only took 9 months, I thought for sure it would take a little longer.  Maybe in another 9 months he will let me pick him up.

He has been more relaxed since Christmas, DH says it's because of all of the toys he got :D  He is still skittish, but not nearly as bad as before.

It doesn't seem to matter how many times I snap the picture, he closes his eyes.  He's probably anticipating the flash, or he's just shy.  He really does blend well with our decor ;D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6686412521_6937795f9f_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on January 12, 2012, 02:29:33 PM
Yay!  *hugs*  We knew you could do it, Kozy.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on January 12, 2012, 02:40:22 PM
This is wonderful news, that he sat on your lap!  Yay Kozy!  When these shy cats finally decide to sit on your lap, it feels like such an honor.

Love the cat pillow.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on January 12, 2012, 04:05:16 PM
Thats great ! Go Kozy ! It feels wonderful when they trust you enough to snuggle  :).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on January 12, 2012, 04:11:46 PM
Congratulations!  What a handsome boy Kozy is!  Love the nose freckle.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 12, 2012, 06:11:51 PM
OH FIZZY1!!  I'm so excited for you!!  I know how thrilling that moment is!  You just can't believe it and you pray pray pray the phone doesn't ring, or no loud noise happens, or someone comes to the door, or you have to go to the bathroom, or your leg falls asleep ...  :D

That's really wonderful news!!  He's going to be asking to sitting next to you in no time ... and then who knows what!   :D

He has been more relaxed since Christmas, DH says it's because of all of the toys he got

LOL!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on January 13, 2012, 09:05:58 AM
That is super great news! Yay!  That picture of him is adorable and does he ever have some major fluffy fur! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on January 13, 2012, 11:14:24 AM
Wow, it's such a warm happy feeling when the take that step - and 90mins is a good long time (were your legs asleep by then?!).  He is one sweet fluffball.  And I too love that cat cushion.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 16, 2012, 10:20:09 AM
LOL, yes!  My legs fell asleep, but I wasn't going to move for anything ;D  Recently he's been letting me pick him up IF I'm already seated, and then he will sit on my lap for up to a minute or so.  Progress!

He's hilarious.  Right now he is just racing throughout the house, up and down, around and around!  As I've said before, he wants to play nearly all the time.  He's just fun!  We are so happy we found him and got him out of the shelter.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on January 16, 2012, 10:34:30 AM
I am SOOO happy you found him as well...or he found you.  Whichever..as long as he is now with you in a one of the best homes a kitty could have.  That he's letting you pick him up at all is a major accomplishment.  Maybe 2012 will bring him sleeping in your lap all the time!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 16, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
And he's obviously so happy, too, Fizzy, thanks to you and your husband's total love and care!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on January 18, 2012, 02:01:17 PM
Wonderful news! So glad he is finally coming around...I always thought he would, he is getting such loving and patient care. He looks magnificent in the photo, gorgeous and content. :) ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 18, 2012, 05:20:59 PM
Who says purple is not a good color for redheads :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6723041635_67f7f590d4_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on January 18, 2012, 05:25:45 PM
Purple is a stunning color for Kozy!  He looks so, so happy and content.  And his expression seems to say he knows he's beautiful!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 18, 2012, 06:43:28 PM
Who says purple is not a good color for redheads

LOL!  Indeed!  Kozy's got purple down!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on January 18, 2012, 10:36:01 PM
Kozy is so photogenic - whatever the color!  Handsome boy indeed!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on January 19, 2012, 06:58:58 AM
Purple is a great color for Kozy !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on January 19, 2012, 10:33:20 AM
Purple is good for Royalty of any color!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on January 19, 2012, 03:15:07 PM
Purple suits him! That's such of good pic of him, I love the look on his face!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on January 23, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
That cat would look good on ANY color  :-* !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on January 27, 2012, 11:42:10 AM
Aaaww Kozers, you are adorable!   :-*  He is looking so good, Fizzy.   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 06, 2012, 11:57:44 AM
Last night an early Valentine's Day gift for meowm!  He stayed like this for about 15 minutes, purring the whole time.  He initially settled down up against me but I gently scooped him up into my lap.  He struggled for a second but then realized it was warm and soft :D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6831447115_d153a1f78e.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6831447631_0d989395a1.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on February 06, 2012, 01:17:23 PM
 :-* :-*  Kozy

You made your meowm happy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on February 06, 2012, 01:51:27 PM
Awww. Even posing for the camera. Sooo nice.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on February 06, 2012, 03:08:58 PM
He struggled for a second but then realized it was warm and soft

LOL!  That's so funny!

And so fantastic!!  Great photos and I feel so excited seeing them.  He knows his parents love him so much.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on February 06, 2012, 03:16:43 PM
The best Valentine's present ever...yay Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on February 06, 2012, 04:14:54 PM
That's wonderful ! He looks very at home at your lap too  :).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on February 06, 2012, 04:23:25 PM
Heeheee, what a guy.  You can see his personality coming through in that second pic.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on February 07, 2012, 02:03:23 PM
 :) Kozy looks like he belongs...he is beginning to realize, snuggling has perks!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on February 07, 2012, 09:12:47 PM
Oh, yes, indeed!  Happiness is a warm kitty on the lap!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on February 08, 2012, 09:39:14 PM
Oh my, that look of total contentment on his dear face.  Kozy you are adorable, sweet boy.  You really made your meowm's day....or even month!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on February 16, 2012, 09:58:14 PM
Awwww, he is so sweet! He reminds me of a certain special kitty.  :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on February 17, 2012, 11:17:00 AM
Hey, he looks as if it was his idea to find such a wrom, soft place  :P


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 26, 2012, 11:12:18 PM
Kozy's water dish yesterday had an unusual appearance, the water was yellow!  I thought, WTH?  Apparently while we were gone he jumped onto the bathroom counter and played soccer (oops, I mean hockey) with an unmedicated throat lozenge.  He shoots, he SCORES! :D  It was still in its wrapper, but the lozenge had been melting.  Guess he thought he could make KoolAid with it.  It's been a while now since I was sick, I had forgotten that I had one on the counter.  Bad mom.

Dozing in the sun
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6788194696_39a85853a3_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on February 26, 2012, 11:18:29 PM
 ;D   ;D   ;D  Has to do something to occupy himself when you are gone, doesn't he?   :D  But he looks like a sweet little angel in that picture!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on February 27, 2012, 03:08:31 AM
What a marksman!  And such a sweet face.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on February 27, 2012, 05:48:17 AM
Well done that pussycat!  He looks soooo content napping there.  :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on February 27, 2012, 06:08:59 AM
He had to rest up after all that athletic effort!  Clever boy, that Kozy. :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on February 27, 2012, 02:03:40 PM
Oops the hockey puck melted....
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on February 27, 2012, 05:45:06 PM
LOL, smart and creative kitty ;D And what a looker he is! Great photo!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on February 28, 2012, 07:26:21 AM
I sincerely doubt, after looking at that sweet face, that he was to blame for that!  Just look at that face!  Must be a mouse in the house doing it, right Kozy?  Mwah!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 28, 2012, 01:53:18 PM
If only his litter box could be as good looking as he is, LOL.  Since Sandi posted Soph's litter box "tips", I thought I would share Kozy's work of art.  This is the result of less than one day's worth of action :P  You can't see that it continues into the hallway.  Thank god for 3 high sides!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6939361569_a4678c8e61_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on February 28, 2012, 01:56:32 PM
ROFL!  Oh my, it makes Sophers look really neat and tidy.  Maybe its a guy thing? 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on February 28, 2012, 02:21:56 PM
This is why I got covered litter boxes.  But I still get litter tracked.

Excellent art work, Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on February 28, 2012, 04:05:55 PM
Punkin could help Kozy spread that even farther ! I'd be glad to let him email some tips  ;D.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on February 28, 2012, 04:30:46 PM
ROFL!!!  Is he related to Phantom?  (We have the extra-large version of that litter box mat...)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Steve on February 28, 2012, 06:02:06 PM
If I was a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman the litter box area would be the first place I'd head for when demoing the product.   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on February 29, 2012, 09:33:58 AM
ROFL!!!  Is he related to Phantom?  (We have the extra-large version of that litter box mat...)

Extra large version? ROFL  Do they make one that covers a whole bathroom floor coz it seems to me they manage to knock the litter right where the mat isnt. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on February 29, 2012, 09:35:44 AM
If I was a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman the litter box area would be the first place I'd head for when demoing the product.   ;)

LOL Or if a person doesnt have a cat, the salesman could bring their own bag of cat litter and dump it all over the bathroom floor and then vacuum it up!  I can just see it, that look of horror of the homeowner's face.   ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 29, 2012, 10:21:28 AM
ROFL!!!  Is he related to Phantom?  (We have the extra-large version of that litter box mat...)

Extra large version? ROFL  Do they make one that covers a whole bathroom floor coz it seems to me they manage to knock the litter right where the mat isnt. 


LOL.  I think catbird's mat would come close to covering my bathroom floor.  Unfortunately, there is a heat vent on the floor right next to the cat box that I can't cover.  And also unfortunately, that's the area where he sometimes aims for the "over the rim" stream shoot :(  I'm scared to death he's going to make a Hole In One :o  I've got a plastic vent cover over it but it's not fool proof.  Yikes.

And I did have that size of mat but Scooby soiled it so many times I had to toss it.
 


Punkin could helpKozy spread that even farther ! I'd be glad to let him email some tips  ;D.

Ummm, thanks, I think we're good!  LOL ;)


This is why I got covered litter boxes.  But I still get litter tracked.

Excellent art work, Kozy!

We have a covered box upstairs.  He won't use it!



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 01, 2012, 10:08:14 AM
Something's bugging Kozy and I can't figure it out.  As soon as I get up I feed him, comb him and play with him before I get on the computer.  Yesterday after eating he ran from me and went under the bed for hours, coming out only once or twice and squinting at me like something is in there air.  This morning he wouldn't even come down for food.  I brought it upstairs and called for him.  He came out, looked at me and squinted, ate, and is back under the bed.

He was fine before I got up.  He was in bed with me, washing and purring.  He ran to me in the bathroom, not squinting.  Last night he was fine.  I think there must be something in the neighborhood?  Or there's something about me that is making him do it.

He just now came out again and wanted to go to the window but saw me, squinted and ran back under the bed :-\

I'm not using anything new in the house, or on me.  Well, I did use a new laundry detergent, but it's scent-free.  

I have opened the windows and he just came out and went to his squirrel watching perch.  When he jumped down, he looked at me, squinted and left the room.  What is up with him?

 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 01, 2012, 10:19:44 AM
So is he eating his normal amount?  I would first maybe stop using the new detergent, I have noticed even with ones that say they are scent free, they still have some smell and kitties noses can smell way more than we can.  But if he isnt eating normal amounts, I would be wondering if its something else?  Any new food for him lately?  The only other thing is with the extractions he had, are they maybe getting infected or something causing pain and the squinting?  Your post seems to indicate the squinting starts after eating?  Maybe keep track of that to see if you see a correlation....Or I just thought of one other thing, I dont know where you keep his carrier, but were you around that so he could maybe tell the noise and think he is going to vets?  darn it, I hope this doesnt continue!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 01, 2012, 10:27:16 AM
Oh boy, I hope it works itself out soon, poor Kozy.

I'm wondering if maybe the start of the spring season is triggering memories for him, and you don't quite fit the memory so he's confused?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on March 01, 2012, 10:28:19 AM
Is he maybe reacting to light, rather than to you?  Do his pupils look normal?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 01, 2012, 10:54:52 AM
Sparty, that's what I wondered too, but when he was sitting in the window, no squinting.  I couldn't see his pupils, though.  It seems like its something about me that is making him do it.  After he sat in the window he went over to the stairs, which is where we play ball.  So I threw some balls for him, he went for them, but when I came down to retrieve them he hightailed it up the stairs and under the bed.

Keep in mind that this cat is always a bit skittish, but this is different.

Sandi, he's eating okay.  No new food.  I doubt that it's his teefies.  In fact, he hasn't had any eye crusties since the dental.  His eyes are the clearest they've ever been.  And nothing new with the carrier.  It sits in one of his favorite rooms and hasn't been moved.

Thanks for brainstorming with me.  It's a puzzle!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 01, 2012, 11:06:50 AM
Oh boy, I hope it works itself out soon, poor Kozy.

I'm wondering if maybe the start of the spring season is triggering memories for him, and you don't quite fit the memory so he's confused?

Maybe!  Although it sure doesn't feel like spring today, lol.



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 01, 2012, 11:57:17 AM
He's out and about doing his thing, he came by me, I reached out and he squinted and ran.  It's definitely ME. 

I haven't eaten anything different.  I haven't used any new deodorant or soap, other than the detergent.  I'm going to go take a shower and change into something that I haven't washed with the new laundry soap.







Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 01, 2012, 01:23:53 PM
I hope it's the new soap.  I'm sorry he's having this reaction to you.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 01, 2012, 02:40:52 PM
Let us know, OK?  What laundry soap is it, Im curious whats in it that might be bugging him so much, if its that.   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 01, 2012, 03:51:10 PM
Well I guess I spoke too soon about no eye discharge.  Before I changed clothes, he came downstairs and joined me on the couch.  He squinted when he neared me but stayed there, accepting my love and attention ;D, and I could see then that he does have a little discharge from his right eye.  So the question is, is the discharge from some an external irritant or is he having a little herpes episode and that is making him squint?  I'm just going to watch him for the night and see what happens.  In the past, the left eye was the one that he always squinted :-\

Sandi, I bought the Target brand, Up & Up Scent Free detergent.  I previously have used Kirkland, which is Costco's house brand.  But I didn't change the dryer sheets so that's the same, and I used 2 cold water rinses so I would hope there wouldn't be any soap residue, but who knows.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on March 01, 2012, 04:10:30 PM
I'm sensitive to chems, scents, and detergents and don't use dryer sheets either. But if they haven't bothered Kozy by now, it's not that, and he may have a little infection. Poor baby.
I hope this clears up quickly.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 01, 2012, 04:46:33 PM
I'm thinking something is up with his eyes & he doesn't want you to do anything to him, or take him to the vet. Do you have any meds left from the last time ? If so, some drops or ointment wouldn't hurt ! Remember no human eye meds for cats or dogs.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 01, 2012, 04:51:38 PM
Does he normally squint when he has a herpes flare-up?  But the running and hiding doesnt sound like what he normally does when he's had a flare-up?  Yeah its not sounding like its the new laundry soap.  I hope he's doing better by morning.  Feel better Kozy and let us know how he's doing by morning, Fizzy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 01, 2012, 06:18:09 PM
It does sound like it's his eyes bothering him and he's running away because he doesn't want to be fussed with. Smoggy ran from me when he got stung by a bee. It's just instinct I think. Since the eyes are so sensitive even a little irritation can be pretty painful so I can see how Kozy would react by running away. Hopefully you have some eyedrops from last time to soothe his eye but I would also call the vet first and ask if that's ok. Hope he feels better soon.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 02, 2012, 09:56:32 AM
How's Kozy boy doing this morning?  Hope his eye is doing better, maybe he just scratched it by accident with his footsie.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 02, 2012, 10:09:13 AM
I still have no idea what's going on with him.  He spent last night on the couch beside me, completely normal, but when I got up and went to the kitchen, he did his squint face and ran. I woke up this morning with him next to me.  Just a little tiny eye crusty, no squinting.   

He just now let me comb him and I threw his ball a few times for him.  All of sudden he looks at me, and runs away :(

Yes, I do have antibiotic ointment from last month.  We will use it if we have to, but it would create major drama to get it in him!  I don't think he's close to needing it right now.  I don't see any redness or swelling.  No tearing.

Sandi, yeah, herpes can cause squinting.  But why does he only squint when he's looking at me?  The daylight or nighttime doesn't seem to matter.

I think he's just being Kozy :-\


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 02, 2012, 10:44:18 AM
And his pupils look OK?  Does he seem to squint when he's looking in an up position only or does the angle of his eye when he's squinting not make any difference?   Im kind of wondering if it wouldnt still be a good idea to call the vet, maybe they have seen such behavior?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 02, 2012, 12:01:01 PM
Does the running away seem to be fear, or could it just be play?  Some cats, when they feel confident and comfortable, do like to play "chase" with their humans, similar to the way they do with other cats.

When my cats have gotten a little scratch in the eye area (usually from bopping play with another cat, which would not apply to Kozy), they sometimes do squint on and off for a bit, but it's usually over by the next day.

I know that vet visits are scary for Kozy, but I think Sandi's recommendation for a call to the vet, to discuss if he should be seen, is a good thought.

(What he's doing reminds me of the way I feel when a migraine is coming on.  I get visual disturbances as part of the aura, and I probably squint, too!)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on March 02, 2012, 12:06:59 PM
I was just going to post what Catbird asked -- Is he inviting you to play?

Or he might be feeling threatened.  Does it only happen when you are standing upright?




Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 02, 2012, 04:13:46 PM
I was out this afternoon running errands, sorry!  He joined me on the couch after I got home and was quite loving and cute.  No squinting.  Then we played for about 10 minutes, seated.  No squinting.  I started tossing a couple of his foam balls for him and he spooked and ran upstairs.  He is always more skittish when we are moving around. 

His pupils are fine, and when he was squinting at me, it didn't matter what angle.  The best I can explain it is he would get that look on his face as if he was anticipating being sprayed with something.  Or he smelled something offensive.  (NO, I'm not offensive smelling, really!   :D  lol!)

I think he's fine.  I'm just going to keep an eye on him this weekend.
 
I don't wanna call the vet :P :-[ :-X :-\ ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 03, 2012, 03:28:49 AM
Sunday has that squint sometimes.  At first I thought there was something wrong but then it turned out that she just does it now and then out of habit, I guess.

If Kozy is having weirdness only when he looks up at you, could there be something on the inside of his lid?  Maybe some kind of allergy causing a small bump on the inside? 

Anyway, I hope he's doing better.  Tuesday has been licking at one of his nipples to the point where I wondered if I might need to take him to the vet, and as soon as I mentioned it to someone, he stopped.

So Kozy, your meommy has mentioned it to all of us here, so you can quit squinting now, please.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 07, 2012, 10:19:33 AM
Kozy was back to his normal silly self on Saturday.  He's been fine ever since.  I wonder what it was :-\


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 07, 2012, 10:46:01 AM
So glad to hear that has stopped.  The only other thing I can come up with is maybe he was getting shocked, like if its dry in the home and he's getting small zaps or something?  I hope it never comes back, whatever it was!  Dont ya wish they could just talk and tell us?  Although Im afraid the words coming out of Sophers mouth would be R rated.   :-X


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 07, 2012, 10:50:30 AM
Although Im afraid the words coming out of Sophers mouth would be R rated.   

LMAO!  ummm, but how would she have learned R rated words, I wonder!   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 07, 2012, 10:52:31 AM
I think Sophers came to us with the words already learned, it was in her genetic make-up.   :D ::)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 07, 2012, 11:32:05 AM
I'm glad to hear Kozy is back to normal.  I know that in my new apartment, seems like every time I reach for a cat, I get zapped and they jump away...and even hit me with their paws.  Beau was born to bat for the Yankees. :P


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 07, 2012, 12:39:12 PM
Very good news!  Sometimes I think they do these weird things just to keep us guessing--they are CATS!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 07, 2012, 04:24:02 PM
I'm glad it stopped ,but wish you had an answer about what caused it ! Sometimes its just idiopathic [ meaning no idea what is was  :P].


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 07, 2012, 06:06:30 PM
Good, good!  Sometimes just making the announcement at Itchmo does the trick.   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 07, 2012, 06:25:17 PM
ROFL August, its so very true!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 07, 2012, 08:32:19 PM
Glad he is back to his old self!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 12, 2012, 08:57:57 AM
He loves his new blanket.  It's sooo soft.  (DH said he'd use it if Kozy didn't, guess he's out of luck ;D)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6827249236_f6109a91da_z.jpg)

The box is almost as good as the blanket it delivered :)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6973376565_c1ba94bf5a_z.jpg)

OMG, Look at the size of that truck outside :o
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6973367531_281dfe73fc_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on March 12, 2012, 10:04:26 AM
What a handsome boy! Love seeing the pictures.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on March 12, 2012, 10:57:57 AM
Wow - what great pics.  I esp like the last one with him all wide-eyed, he looks like a mini-lion in that pose, but still makies me want to huggle him  :-* :-*

Also, are his eyes slightly green in colour there - orange boy usually have yellow eyes...??


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 12, 2012, 01:13:54 PM
I like that last one too.  He looks very happy, Fizzy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Soo on March 12, 2012, 01:26:00 PM
What a handsome boy!!! Luv the last pic too!!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 12, 2012, 01:42:34 PM
Aaaww, there's my boy.  Kozy, you are so cute, dude.  His eyes are such a brilliant green.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 12, 2012, 03:32:30 PM
Looks like you have a guard cat there !  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on March 13, 2012, 01:46:23 PM
Wonderful pictures! I just love how you caught his expressions!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 14, 2012, 03:11:47 PM
Me, too! Especially that picture with the stairs.  And he looks so sweet on his new blankie.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 14, 2012, 08:33:51 PM
He looks so warm and comfy all snuggled in there!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on March 17, 2012, 07:29:27 PM
Look at those big, bright eyes! He looks like such a happy boy now. That's so great to see.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 20, 2012, 02:53:42 PM
Kozy has been with us for over a year now.  Where did that time go?  He is so much more relaxed now, with room for improvement still :D  We love him to pieces! :-* :-*

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/6951371522_5cd762f76e_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 20, 2012, 04:23:10 PM
Happy Anniversary Kozy !  :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 20, 2012, 04:52:21 PM
Happy anniversary to Kozy and Kozy's whole family! He is so beautiful. What a great picture of him.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 20, 2012, 05:55:16 PM
Kreamy Kozy with his kute frekkle!   :D  Happy anniversary!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on April 20, 2012, 10:36:30 PM
Wow! A whole year?   Times goes by so fast that it is hard to believe.  Kozy is such a cutie and I'm so glad he has filled that empty space in your heart and home.  Happy Anniversary!   :)   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 21, 2012, 07:18:45 AM
He's really bloomed into a handsome kitty.   :-*  Happy Aniversary, Kozy & Fizzy1 and family!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on April 21, 2012, 12:30:41 PM
Happy Anniversary to beautiful Kozy boy!  You were smart to find such a loving home.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on April 21, 2012, 01:45:40 PM
Happy Anniversary Kozy!
The year seemed to go by so fast!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on April 21, 2012, 05:12:54 PM
That's the sweetest little pink nosie on an orange cat I've ever seen. They're usually brown. And love, love, love your sea green eyes!! Happy anniversary!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: shadowmice on April 22, 2012, 05:11:24 AM
Kozy is such a handsome kitty. I love the little fluffy poofs.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 23, 2012, 06:36:56 AM
What a fantastic picture of Kozy boy.  You can see in his eyes that he is alot more relaxed than when you guys first brought him home.  His colorings are just beautiful.   :-*  Happy One Year at your new home, Kozy!  We are so glad to know you.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on April 23, 2012, 08:44:18 AM
He's looking well settled - and those green eyes just melt you


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 23, 2012, 07:32:00 PM
Happy Anniversary Kozy! What a lucky kitty you are! I can't believe it's been a year already!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on April 25, 2012, 01:42:31 PM
A belated Happy Anniversary to Kozy! He is such a handsome kitty and how wonderful that he found you!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Soo on May 24, 2012, 10:41:46 AM
Happy Belated Anniversay to Kozy!!  He is very handsome and very lucky to have found you.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 14, 2012, 08:26:18 AM
Kozy is doing much better these days.  He still runs the other way if we walk too fast or startle him.  He still won't let us hold him but he is quite affectionate in his own way :)

 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7781983008_13c19a30a7_c.jpg)

Bug! 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7781983728_5ef162a7fd_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on August 14, 2012, 11:25:44 AM
Kozy is looking very good and handsome.  :-*
I'm glad you can appreciate his ways of being affectionate, and that he has such a good home.
One day, maybe... (I want to hug him, just looking at his picture).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on August 14, 2012, 12:36:56 PM
He is such a fluff-ball and he has such the cutest face!  Mwah Kozy!  You are adorable.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on August 14, 2012, 01:28:04 PM
I always say "Awwwh" when I see pictures of Kozy's cute little face.  And his fur looks so soft!  I really like the photo taken through the stair rails.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on August 14, 2012, 01:43:45 PM
and I was wondering a day or two ago how he was doing  ;)

Kozy you are looking gooooood!  yes, he seems like a hugable fellow, maybe someday...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on August 14, 2012, 01:48:03 PM
Kozy is so magnificent with all that fur! So glad you can enjoy his company; when a really shy cat decides in your favor, it truly means something!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on August 14, 2012, 03:46:13 PM
BUGS!   :D

Toys schmoys! 

Kozy is adorable as ever.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on August 14, 2012, 03:49:34 PM
Kozy is looking great as always , but that through the stair rail picture says it all ! He is looking at you like you are a bug  ;D.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on August 15, 2012, 09:57:00 PM
Kozy is looking great!  Patience, Fizzy!  It was a few years before Mandy would let us pick her up in our arms without her struggling to get away.  As long as she was "grounded", she was very affectionate, but did not want her feet off of the ground.  I had to ask the vet techs to take her to the back in her carrier when that was necessary because I knew she would struggle in their arms and I was afraid they would drop her.  The trust eventually grew and it was no longer a problem.  She came to us as a stray and I can only assume that she must have had a rough beginning as far as how she was handled in her previous home for those first few months of her life.  Love eventually conquers all!   :) 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on August 16, 2012, 04:39:43 AM
Thank you for giving him such a good home and the kind of love HE can accept comfortably. Here's hoping that he will relax even more.
Kozy is a beautiful boy!
catmom5


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on August 16, 2012, 04:44:30 AM
xxx Kozy - but you dont have to pretend such itnerest in your shadow on that wall  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2012, 09:27:23 AM
He is really cute. Kozy looks almost like he's a distant cousin or even sib of Tobbles, a neighbor cat here.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Soo on August 16, 2012, 04:13:57 PM
What a handsome fluffy boy! Nice pics :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on August 16, 2012, 06:35:47 PM
Aww he's such a pretty boy! He looks like he loves his toys!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 09, 2012, 08:39:02 AM
Kozy was in his usual spot Sunday, in the sun, on the stairs, playing with his Rosie Rat.  I shot a few pics while he was getting crazy and silly.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8067136935_0ca55c1d75_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/8067135310_36e6bde90d_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8067133902_fd8255e35a_z.jpg)

And then I remembered that I can do a video!  I turn it on and of course, he stops playing LOL.  Oh well, he's still adorable :)  (His movies always end the same!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku8x_1SOr2s


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on October 09, 2012, 11:57:24 AM
Aw, Kozy!  That third picture is a stunner, Fizzy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 09, 2012, 01:44:19 PM
The video was really cute, including the flying leap at the end!  I loved the round-eyed look on his face:  "What are you doing?  WHAT is that?  I'm outta here!"


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 09, 2012, 08:10:06 PM
So cute!  He seems to be having a great time with Rosie!  Love the sun shining on his beautiful coat!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on October 10, 2012, 04:44:59 PM
Beautiful pictures, and I love the movie!!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 11, 2012, 08:22:07 AM
Aw shucks, thanks for looking :-*

When one Kozy isn't enough, make two!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8077354919_c338838bdf_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on October 11, 2012, 01:28:49 PM
 ;D Kozy takes such handsome pictures, and I love the play of the sun on his fur! That video was so cute! He knows how to make an exit, and the music was coordinated perfectly with the action. He looks great in duplicate, too!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 11, 2012, 01:36:18 PM
Hey, any time we can see more of Kozy, I love it!  This one is double the fun!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 27, 2012, 08:53:39 AM
I have to tell you what this crazy cat is doing now.  Yesterday he was spooked by something, I have no idea what.  He was slinking around cautiously, looking around corners, on guard.  Then I tried to feed him in the kitchen and he would not stop looking at the ceiling!  He scurried out after staring for several minutes and ran upstairs, not eating.  I coaxed him down a while later and again, he was fixated on the ceiling.  I though OMG, we have ghosts LMAO!  He finally was able to eat and has relaxed a bit but this morning he is still staring at the ceiling.

DH and I finally figured out that he must be thinking that the vase is a cat!  It's only been here forever, so why is he just now noticing it?  I did wonder if he was having vision problems, but I really don't think so.  He would be staring in other places, too, wouldn't he?

Does this look like eyes and whiskers to a kitty?
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8077/8314083565_bed48c453a_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on December 27, 2012, 09:12:01 AM
Maybe he has heard the ceiling cracking and creaking in the cold weather. Or maybe you have critters in the walls or ceiling that he is hearing. I don't know. Sure will be interesting to find out though what is making him act that way.

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on December 27, 2012, 10:55:33 AM
Do you think maybe he's never seen the vase before?  Sometimes they get something in their head and there's no talking changing their minds that its a big bad monster.  Time for that mean vase to go bye-bye.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on December 27, 2012, 12:27:30 PM
Maybe he heard a sudden scary noise at the same time he looked up at the vase and thought the vase was doing it.

Feline fixations...   :P I would love to be able to read their minds.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 27, 2012, 01:14:54 PM
Kitties have weird little minds.  :D I can see that maybe, just maybe, it might have triggered the "pattern recognition" of a big, scary face.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 27, 2012, 04:16:28 PM
Who knows with a cat !  ;D But it sounds like that vase is going bye bye !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 28, 2012, 09:21:18 AM
I'm now convinced it was a kitty ghost :D  Perhaps Fizzy or Scooby visiting for Christmas?  Kozy is coming in and out of the kitchen without even looking up there now.   ::)

Cats  ;D 



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on December 28, 2012, 10:31:34 AM
 :D Maybe it was both Fizzy ans Scooby visiting for Christmas!  ;D

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on December 28, 2012, 10:38:58 PM
I'm going to put my money on kitty ghosts. I know they can see things we can't.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on January 08, 2013, 03:43:02 PM
Well, a real mystery! Would love to know what goes through those kitty minds...kitty ghosts might just be the answer!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 17, 2013, 10:12:18 AM
He is still looking up at the ceiling occasionally ::)   But at least he isn't acting scared of it anymore.  He is trusting me more all the time, but he's still skittish with DH.  He sleeps next to me at night, and the other day he actually rubbed his face on mine!  Awwww.

New pics with new camera and new toy   :)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8390311474_61f663d97c_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8389227735_ea085019b4_z.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8205671459_b6496dfb31_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on January 17, 2013, 11:47:04 AM
He looks like a happy and content cat, Fizzy1.  You do good work!  And I love his ultimate expression of artistic contempt in that second picture.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 17, 2013, 03:44:03 PM
How on earth did I miss all of these photos???  And a video, too!  OH KOZY!!!  They are all just so super cute!  I can't believe I almost missed seeing them all!!  I especially like the first one posted with his blue toy and freckle.   :-*  That face is adorable!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on January 17, 2013, 03:53:51 PM
That top photo looks like a professional portrait.  Every time I see that little freckled nose, I want to smooch it.  :-* (Not that he'd be likely to let me, I know.) But Kozy is just such a sweet-looking kitty.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on January 17, 2013, 05:15:00 PM
That 1st one is an unbelievably great pic !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on January 17, 2013, 05:32:02 PM
Handsome boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Soo on January 17, 2013, 06:18:39 PM
Very handsome.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on January 17, 2013, 08:26:35 PM
What a purrfect portrait of handsome Kozy!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 18, 2013, 09:14:44 AM
That top photo looks like a professional portrait. .............

LOL, well thank you but I'm not even close. :D  I don't think I've even ever read a camera manual but I'm determined to figure this one out.  I "needed" a new camera with a better zoom so I can actually see the birdies in the trees and also make Kozy feel more comfy without me trying to get in his face.  I have plenty of inspiration here with all of everyone's great pics with honorable mention going to Julia, alek0, and MarkT.  Whatever happened to him?  If you are out there, I miss you and your kitties!

Kozy says thanks for the compliments :-* 

Now if he would just stay still and remain in the shot!   ::)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8391827251_a77e784731_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 18, 2013, 09:43:36 AM
That top photo looks like a professional portrait. .............

  I have plenty of inspiration here with all of everyone's great pics with honorable mention going to Julia, alek0, and MarkT. 


Omg, I knew I shouldn't have started naming names!  :-[  How could I forget August, and merrihart and, well, you get my point!  I just love seeing every Itchmo picture :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on January 22, 2013, 02:08:26 PM
Wow, gorgeous pictures! Every whisker is visible in that top one. It is indeed hard to catch them while they are staying still, with eyes open. As soon as mine settle, those eyelids droop and they're asleep ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: tesla on January 23, 2013, 01:48:44 PM
Beautiful pictures of a very handsome kitty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on January 23, 2013, 08:35:10 PM
Wow, look how long his back feetsies are!   :-*  Those are some feets built for jumping!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 25, 2013, 08:10:21 AM
Wow, look how long his back feetsies are!   :-*  Those are some feets built for jumping!

Yeah, those long back feetsies are his Weapon of Choice when I dare to pick him up :P  He does a rocket launch off my chest LOL!  Oh well, what's a few scar on the old boobs ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on January 25, 2013, 10:45:04 AM
Fancy camera or not, it's apparent that Kozy is a VERY handsome man. Some cats you just can't take a bad photo of. And I can see his cattitude coming through in every pic ;-)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 25, 2013, 02:59:57 PM
I didn't know cats could raise one eyebrow!   :D   LOL at Kozy's expression!  Too funny.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on January 25, 2013, 06:19:26 PM
He looks like he is spring-loaded! Ready to fly off at a moment's notice!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on January 30, 2013, 12:25:55 AM
I love Kozy's expression in that photo!   Beautiful lighting.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 30, 2013, 11:25:44 AM
Thank you GKit.  Sunshine becomes him ;)

The world from another angle
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8430828230_27c7a836f4_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on January 30, 2013, 01:55:10 PM
Great photo!  He looks so sweet.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 30, 2013, 02:57:10 PM
Ohhh, that is a sweet photo!  I want to kiss that cute nosie so bad!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on January 30, 2013, 04:43:13 PM
You should have that enlarged & professionally framed !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Soo on January 30, 2013, 07:33:56 PM
Awwwww, he looks so gentle, what a sweetheart  :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on January 31, 2013, 10:28:20 AM
another beautiful photo of the gorgeous kitty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on February 02, 2013, 09:21:03 AM
Is there an emoticon for -- Aw, my heart is melting?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on February 04, 2013, 05:58:52 PM
What a handsome guy!  I just noticed how pink the inside of his ears are!  They match his nose.  How cute, Kozy!   :-*  Sophers ears only get pink on the inside when she is mad...which seems to be quite often lately...sigh..our trouble child. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on February 06, 2013, 01:56:51 PM
Here you go GKit:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/fatmohawk/happy-cuteness-overload.jpg)

I do this whenever I see a cute kitty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on February 06, 2013, 08:58:21 PM
I do that a lot, then! Especially around here.  :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 12, 2013, 01:07:26 PM
Please, sir, I want some more. 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8468126229_5a1292d76e.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on February 12, 2013, 01:30:40 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on February 12, 2013, 02:04:24 PM
Kozy with the sun on his face...what an exceptional photo! Today's pic is so cute, too!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on February 12, 2013, 04:10:22 PM
 :D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on February 12, 2013, 04:28:29 PM
And what was the gentleman being served?  :D

Kozy has such an expressive face.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on February 14, 2013, 04:27:54 PM
What a polite boy he is!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: bug on February 16, 2013, 08:50:57 PM
Seafoam green eyes. Melt.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on February 16, 2013, 09:51:05 PM
Gasp!  That's a postcard!!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on February 17, 2013, 03:16:47 PM
I love the expression!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 11, 2013, 09:11:06 AM
I've been placing Kozy on my lap a little more often.  He will sit for a few seconds and then Off! he goes.  Last night he sat on my lap for about 30 seconds, purring while I scratched his chin.   :) :)  He no longer tries to bite my head off when I lean in to kiss his head, in fact he's been licking my face when I get close enough, lol.  So we are making good progress.  He still is very wary of DH which makes DH sad :'(

So I'm conflicted with a problem that needs to be dealt with.  I hate to set him back.  In December and January he had a couple of bouts of diarrhea that were treated with antibiotics.  When the second episode happened I decided to switch his dry food.  He had been eating Cal Nat and I changed to Now.  Last weekend we discovered a small scab on the back of his heel.  I took him into the vet on Tuesday for his annual checkup and both heels were abrased.  The vet thought it looked like a rug burn and suggested a little Vaseline.  Yeah, right.  He won't let us put that on, plus it would just make him lick more.  I was concerned that it is a food allergy so I have started feeding TOTW again.  On Thursday one heel was dripping blood down the fur!  I called the vet, they suggested a soft collar.  :P  DH and I got brave.  We got the collar on him but he was Flipping Out big time and we couldn't finish securing it.   ::)

I kept an eye on him all weekend and planned to take him today so they can get the collar on him.  His heels look the best they've looked since last weekend Thursday and so I think I will just play it by ear.  He's not licking them constantly, it's just when he washes.  All I have to say is No and he stops.  I think the collar will terrify him.  Baby socks might work, but they would have to be secured with tape to his fur, and I wouldn't be able to monitor the wounds.  Aaack.  Of course, if they don't get better or I see any sign of infection I will get him in right away.  (If I can catch him ;D )

I took this picture yesterday AM.  You can see two areas, one is more red than the other.  His other heel has just one scab.  His heels have a lot less fur than just a month or two ago.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8548394135_a6be071c45_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 11, 2013, 11:03:31 AM
aw, poor Kozy :(  Let your mama help you, lovely boy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 11, 2013, 02:26:23 PM
Poor Kozy.  We see that heel abrasion with Taggy too, and I hadn't considered food allergies. Hmm,  gotta think about that.  I hope it heals up with the food change!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 11, 2013, 02:47:37 PM
Owie, Kozy! :(

Having some of those flip-out cats too, I can definitely understand why you don't want to put the collar on him, especially since he's become more willing to trust and sit on your lap recently.

It's hard to say whether they are an abrasion that he is just not letting heal, or something from a food reaction, but I think you are wise to consider the food, especially since the onset seems to correlate with eating the Now. And Now has a lot of those ingredients like kelp, berries, alfalfa sprouts that could be suspect.

Can you get him to take pills easily? You might ask your vet about an antihistamine to reduce itching, from the lingering allergic reaction (if present) or from the healing scabs.

Good luck; I hope you can get it to heal up quickly.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 11, 2013, 03:10:46 PM
Gkit, I'm sorry Taggy has the same problem!  Does Taggy's clear up on it's own?  How long does it take to go away, and do you do treat it with anything?  Thank you!

Catbird, the antihistamine is a good idea, thank you.  I was able to give him the amoxicillin for the diarrhea by making little meatballs with his Fancy Feast.  We got 14 pills into him that way, yay!  The vet wanted to try metronidazole but of course there is NO way I could have gotten those into him.  We also tried the Pill Pockets.  He ate the first two samples from the vet, and then refused them when I bought a bag of them ::) 

He does slide around a lot when he's playing with his foam balls.  He might have scraped the heels on some rough tile edges or the carpet?  But why would he just now be having problems, he's played this way for a long time with no issues.  That's why I lean toward the food. 



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 11, 2013, 03:57:23 PM
If it's just from scraping there are for human products for that which you could use. I gave away all that I had for Trooper or I would give you the names. They come in spray , powder & solid [like a deodorant] . It does sound like it could be a food allergy though. Have you tried a little liquid benadryl ? If it helps it's an allergy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 11, 2013, 06:02:53 PM
Poor Kozy boy!  I hope you can figure out what it is, I would think if its a food allergy and it was the NOW food, that maybe it will start clearing up in about a week?  Gosh I hope you dont have to use the collar or even sockies.  I wish they could understand that we arent trying to torture them when we have to have stuff done to them, it always makes me feel sooo guilty.  Ugh.  I would have Sophs give Kozy some advice on how to behave, but alas, she doesnt behave either so there will be no forth-coming advice from Sophs.  Im sure you are relieved!  {{{{hugs}}}}   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 11, 2013, 06:49:01 PM
Taggy's bare spot is about the size of a shirt button on the tippy top of both hocks; I think I noticed it about a month ago, but more in a "Huh. Tags, your hocks are nekkid.  That's odd." kind of way.   He's my healthy one, so honestly the food thing didn't even occur to me until you mentioned it. Gah!  I totally should know this because I've been through this naked heel thing with Gypsy.  With her it was definitely food; once the bad food was swapped out I think hers healed up in about a week to ten days;  the fur growing back takes longer.   If the bleeding spots are scabbing over, I would give the food switch a chance first, because our experience with her is that you can treat the hock topically, but the root problem is the food.  Plus, I don't know how Kozy feels about having his hind legs touched, but when we tried wrapping Gypsy's hocks, she Did. Not. Like. It. One. Bit. and it didn't work anyway.  If the bleeding gets worrisome, you might ask the vet if they have something like a vet-approved liquid bandage that can be put on to seal it . (We used Nexcare Skin Crack Care Liquid, but she was also wearing a soft cone at the time to prevent grooming and ingestion.).     I do hope since you've already changed foods you see improvement soon!  I'm going to change up Taggy's food too and see if that helps.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 11, 2013, 11:24:31 PM
Oh I hope you guys are right and it clears up quickly.  The vet said that if it is a food allergy it would take 6-8 weeks!  He's been licking them more often tonight and has removed some of the scabs so it looks like we'll be getting the soft collar :(

Thanks for the suggestions!



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on March 12, 2013, 12:56:27 AM
Fizzy,
There are some products that you can spray on or around the area to discourage licking. One is called Bitter Apple, another is called Yuck, and I think there are others. You can find them in the pet stores.  There are formulas specifically for cats.  I used them when Mandy had surgery to remove a cyst on her leg and it worked pretty well.  I doesn't taste very good and I think it also doesn't smell very good to the cat, so they just leave the area alone. It does have to be reapplied several times a day.  It is worth a try.  Bitter Apple is the most popular one, I think.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 12, 2013, 01:16:44 AM
That's great that KozySmozy is allowing more lap time and even licks your face!  That's so adorable.

And he looks super cute on the cozy staircase.   :)

I need to get ready to go out with Mom so forgive me for being blurty. 

I would say no to the collar and not put him through it, as from what I know about Kozy, he doesn't seem the type to settle into it, and if he's racing around trying to get it off, he could hurt himself.

We've had a couple times where a Tiny will lick one area (Fhizzy on her tummy, Tuesday on his nipple, Friday on his armpit -- all different times) until the skin is raw (but not bleeding like you mentioned Kozy's is).  I told myself I'd wait a week or so to see how it went, and I was nervous about it ... and then it just went away.  (Fhizzy's happened when we went for our checkup last year so she got ointment, but my guess is that it wasn't the ointment that helped but rather, after I'd apply the ointment, she didn't want to lick it.)

Dangit, I've got to go now.  I feel like I'm posting something really incomplete!  Be back later!

Kissies to your sweet DH for patiently waiting for Kozy to come around!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on March 12, 2013, 03:47:21 AM
My 9 year old, Rascal, also has these spots and it's gotten to the point where I have to go the novel protein route for her. It started off with her overgrooming the fur on her belly, just a spot, and between her toes. She has advanced to the point that she has almost no belly fur and is chewing on the backs of her legs. (She really does look like a little ragged orphan . . .) When it first showed up a couple of years ago, our vet at MSU had dermatologists have a look to see if there was a skin problem. There wasn't. At that time we decided to try her on Zyrtec - didn't help. Now that it's so much worse and CJ is not up and around and getting into the other cats' food, I'm in touch with Rascal's vet about trying a prescription diet. Putting anything on her to discourage her only resulted in her doing more grooming. We never tried a collar because it makes her crazy and I don't need anymore crazy around here.

Good luck to you getting this sorted out. It's not easy.
catmom5


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 12, 2013, 07:56:25 AM
Well duh, Mandycat!  :-[  I'm feeling pretty stupid for not thinking of the Bitter Apple.  I will go get some today, anything to avoid the collar :P 

He really isn't licking the areas much, it's just when he washes.  So I don't think they feel itchy to him.  I'm sure the scabs itch at some point, like they do on humans.

Cm5, poor little Rascal!  And how frustrating for you.  I changed the food last week so I'll give it some time.

August, KozySmozy LOL, another nickname!  DH still calls him MilkyCreamy  :D  And thanks for the vote for No Collar.  DH is quite reluctant to go that far, but I've just been worried about infection and having an additional problem then.  I will do everything I can before putting him through the stress of a collar.  (And no apology needed for being blurty :D )

Thank you all so much!  You are the best :-*

Dh and I just love this little guy so much.  He is incredibly cute and so much fun!  He is definitely quirky, though ;)  I really hope that he comes around soon to feeling more comfy around DH.  DH goes way out of his way not to scare him but since he's gone all day at work, they don't get much of a chance for bonding.  Kozy feels his safest with him when he's on his kitty condo and he does allow DH to comb him there.  So they have their routine.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 12, 2013, 11:43:11 AM
Fizzy, I didn't mean to say I thought Kozy needed a collar!  6-8 weeks is the pretty standard for what the books say for the effects of food allergy to go away.  In my experiences with Gypsy you usually start to see a response within two weeks, especially where the allergic reaction is severe.   When Gypsy had to have her collar, her hocks were much, much, much worse than what I see in Kozy's pictures -- I almost hate to describe them (gross warning: the vet was worried that if it kept up, bone would show through. Shivers. Long, separate story.) I just wrote that out so you know what we ended up doing; but really, you're already way ahead of where we were in corrective action!   :D

Assuming it is food, it might be worthwhile making a note of what is the NOW vs the TOTW that might be causing the problem so you can avoid that ingredient in the future.  Apologies for being a naggy worry-wart, but kitty food is something of an obsession with me.   ;)

Kudos to your DH for patience!  Kozy has such an expressive face I just smile every time I see his pics.  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 12, 2013, 01:33:40 PM
GKit, don't worry, I didn't think that!  :D   I really appreciate you sharing your experience.  Thank you!  I will definitely make notes on the food ingredients, too.

Okay, I've got the Bitter Apple.  Someone wannna come put it on him for me, LOL :P  It came with a dabber, not a spray.  I'm thinking I might have better luck with a cotton ball soaked in it.  If he sees the bottle, he'll exit stage left.

You know, I've had several kitties in my lifetime.  I've never had one so scaredy cat that I couldn't do the things I needed to.  It's a challenge to say the least  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 12, 2013, 03:28:32 PM
I would soak some cotton balls or qtips & leave them out near me on a plate. That way when he comes near you ,you are ready & the bottle won't scare him away. Good luck !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 12, 2013, 03:42:24 PM
Good idea, lesliek.  So far I've dipped my finger in the bottle and ran it over his fur while he was eating.  He looked at me "what?  Stop that!"  Lol.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on March 12, 2013, 04:01:43 PM
I actually used the cotton ball method on Mandy as well.  I should have mentioned that.  Sorry!   :-[  I did this even though I did have the spray.  I sprayed it onto the cotton ball instead of directly on Mandy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 13, 2013, 07:26:42 AM
We tried lesliek's suggestion.  Unfortunately, he was so interested in what that weird smell was coming from the bowl that we had to put it away, lol.  I managed to get some on one leg later and saw him making faces while licking shortly afterwards :D

He's not cooperating but I hope to perfect my technique today ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 13, 2013, 09:34:32 AM
Why do I keep chopping his ears and whiskers off  ::)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8555329882_0f2f9a4aaf_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 13, 2013, 11:15:56 AM
 ;D Well, hello, Gorgeous.  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 13, 2013, 03:00:34 PM
Why do I keep chopping his ears and whiskers off  ::)


Because you want to emphasize those gorgeous, gorgeous eyes and that cute freckled nose! :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 13, 2013, 03:12:38 PM
Even cropped that is a great picture !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: shadowmice on March 13, 2013, 04:03:13 PM
Why do I keep chopping his ears and whiskers off  ::)


Because you want to emphasize those gorgeous, gorgeous eyes and that cute freckled nose! :D

Yes, those eyes just draw you right in!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on March 13, 2013, 04:18:15 PM
What a sweet expression!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 14, 2013, 08:10:28 AM
Why do I keep chopping his ears and whiskers off  ::)


Because you want to emphasize those gorgeous, gorgeous eyes and that cute freckled nose! :D

LOL, yep, you are correct :D  Kozy is blushing with all of your compliments, thank you ;)

I was an idiot today. His kitty condo is in a room where we play ball, we comb him, and it's where I can approach him the easiest.  This AM I got the idea that the top of the condo might be too rough on his heels so I placed an old pillow cover on it.  He jumped up there for a combing and freaked out.  Stupid stupid stupid me! ::)  Of course I took it off and spent the next hour coaxing him back into the room LOL. 

So no Bitter Apple yet this morning.  His heels look about the same.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 14, 2013, 08:20:19 AM
I'm sure it'll take a while, Fizzy1.  I hope the bitter apple works.

He's completely gorgous.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 15, 2013, 04:52:05 AM
LOL about the pillow cover!  I've ruined many of Chami's sleeping places by trying to put some comfortable bedding down.   ::)   (Needless to say, I don't do that anymore.)

Sending some more good luck vibes for smooth application!

I love that photo of him.  That gaze is absolutely magnetic!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 15, 2013, 10:35:04 PM
He is such a gorgeous cat Fizzy! That is a great picture of him! I hope the bitter apple helps and those sore heels get better.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on March 16, 2013, 02:33:35 PM
Hoping Kozy gets well very fast! What a fantastic picture; the camera just loves him!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 22, 2013, 07:31:07 AM
Kozy's booboos are healing!  The fur is growing back :)  We're going to assume it was a food allergy after switching him to Now.  I'm so glad we didn't put the collar on him.  I couldn't get the Bitter Apple on him very often and when I did, it just seemed to make him lick more so I quit trying. 

I found a flavor of FF I hadn't seen before, Chopped Grill Classic and he likes it! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 22, 2013, 08:36:45 AM
I'm so glad to hear that!  You know, bella's heals have been naked forever, and they still are, even though I have her on the right food now.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on March 22, 2013, 11:38:30 AM
Very happy to read this news about Kozy's improvement.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on March 22, 2013, 11:44:21 AM
Great news! You go, Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on March 22, 2013, 12:17:28 PM
Big sigh of relief that Kozy is healing without all that other stuff. He's such a beautiful boy! I'm glad that the new food seems to be doing the trick for him. We're in the process of choosing a prescription diet to see if we can get Rascal's allergies (and overgrooming) under control.
catmom5


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 22, 2013, 03:35:27 PM
Happy, happy dance that he's healing up!  Food allergies can make things so difficult sometimes.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 22, 2013, 03:55:06 PM
Oh that's so great!  What a relief!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 22, 2013, 04:09:31 PM
That is good news ! Glad the ouchies are healing & you found new food Kozy will eat .


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on March 22, 2013, 07:49:31 PM
Leave it to Kozy to be one of those rare kitties who actually "like" the taste of Bitter Apple!   :D   ::)   However, I am glad he is healing and that you found a food that works for him to relieve the allergies.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 23, 2013, 08:33:41 AM
So very glad to read Kozy's boo-boo's are healing up!  Maybe it was that threat of wearing embarrassing socks that did it.   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 23, 2013, 07:53:20 PM
I'm so glad he's healing up so quickly! Finding a good food is such a chore nowadays. I'm pretty sure Smoggy is sensitive to fish which of course seems to be in everything!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 24, 2013, 07:12:32 PM
Oh I'm so glad to hear Kozy's healing up! :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 25, 2013, 03:35:40 PM
LOL, I hope I didn't jinx it.  They are raw again :(  I still think the fur is starting to grow back though.

Mandy, I think he licked the Bitter Apple because he wanted it off of him, not because he liked it.  LOL, he'd rather gag than leave it on him ::)  He just can't handle his fur messed with in any way.   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 28, 2013, 06:55:30 AM
Ut oh.  Kozy boy, you better stop that lickin or your meowm will be putting baby socks on you.  Be a good boy.  Good grief, I wonder what is causing this?!  How frustrating.

Can they get yeast infections on their feet?  Maybe its something like that?  :-\


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 28, 2013, 04:05:27 PM
Does your vet have the fabric for under casts ? You can cut little tube stockings to cover the area so he can't keep licking it raw. If your vet doesn't have it , try an orthopedic office & ask for a small child size.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on March 28, 2013, 04:33:36 PM
I hope Kozy's little leggies continue to heal. Mr Kozy, don't mess with your boo-boos!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 04, 2013, 07:29:03 AM
I just realized that today is Kozy's 2nd Forever Home day!  I'm so grateful he's with us.  Our days would be pretty boring without him.  He is still having First Experiences, lol.  He discovered the bedroom closet recently.  And I saw him jump onto the entryway table for the first time last week.  I bought a laser mouse and he Loves it to chase it.  DH worries that it's not fair that he can't "catch" it, lol. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8591817089_f69409b3b3_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on April 04, 2013, 07:42:06 AM
Happy anniversary Kozy!  He looks most contented in his forever home.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 04, 2013, 09:32:38 AM
Aw, Happy Furever Home Day, Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on April 04, 2013, 11:22:27 AM
Happy Forever Home Day, Kozy!  What a heart melting picture. :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on April 04, 2013, 12:46:44 PM
Yay Kozy! Happy Forever Home Day!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 04, 2013, 02:55:08 PM
Congratulations on your Home Day anniversary, Kozy!  You look like a mighty contented guy. You made a good choice in who you picked to go home with!  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 04, 2013, 03:50:14 PM
Happy Anniversary Kozy ! You got very lucky on this day 2 years ago, you got a wonderful home & family  :-*.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 04, 2013, 06:12:28 PM
Happy Anniversary Kozy! Two years already! He makes me want another orange kitty.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on April 04, 2013, 08:01:58 PM
Happy 2nd Anniversary of finding your loving, forever home!  You are a very lucky kitty!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on April 05, 2013, 11:27:44 AM
Aww, what a happy and relaxed looking kitty! Fizzy, you must be doing something right  :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 11, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
What an adorable sweet boy he is.  Im so glad you guys brought him home.  Bless your hearts!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 11, 2013, 11:34:48 PM
What a super cute photo of The Koze Meister!

That's adorable that he's still finding new places in his house.   :)   Congratulations on the 2 year anniversary!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on April 12, 2013, 02:01:00 AM
Gosh, has it really been 2 years !  He looks like he knows he's comfy & secure there!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on April 17, 2013, 01:39:12 PM
I'm late, Happy 2nd year anniversary! Kozy is looking so good, completely satisfied and relaxed!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JustMe on April 23, 2013, 05:26:17 PM
mmmm....I want to smooch Kozy's cute little nose.   :-* :-* :-* :-*


I just realized that today is Kozy's 2nd Forever Home day!  I'm so grateful he's with us.  Our days would be pretty boring without him.  He is still having First Experiences, lol.  He discovered the bedroom closet recently.  And I saw him jump onto the entryway table for the first time last week.  I bought a laser mouse and he Loves it to chase it.  DH worries that it's not fair that he can't "catch" it, lol. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8591817089_f69409b3b3_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 26, 2013, 11:50:09 AM
LOL, JustMe, be my guest!  Actually, I've never been brave enough to try :D  I have been able to kiss the little bald spot in front of his ear, however :-*  A couple of weeks ago he rewarded me with a couple of scratches on my face.  We were having a great time, he was playing and purring and I just got too close :-[

I have John Denver's Sunshine On My Shoulders tune going thru my head with this pic 8)  It's warming up, finally!
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8684427004_de7901832f_z.jpg)

eta: typo ::)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 26, 2013, 01:51:15 PM
Aw, handsome dude.  I get too close to my kitties all the time and am suitably rewarded for it.   ::)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on April 26, 2013, 03:33:45 PM
I wanna relax in that warm sunshine with Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on April 26, 2013, 04:01:29 PM
Kozy is definitely enjoying those rays!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 26, 2013, 04:20:34 PM
He looks so warm and relaxed , I would have tried a little kiss too !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on April 26, 2013, 08:54:42 PM
Aw. What sweetness!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on May 05, 2013, 01:47:20 PM
I love the sunshine in that pic and the way you can see his nice curvy whiskers!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on May 05, 2013, 01:51:08 PM
Aww, this picture just exudes calmness and peace....sigh....  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JustMe on May 14, 2013, 03:45:09 PM
Kozy has such a cute little nose.  I'd take a chance on getting scratched.   :P  My Davey had those dark "freckles" on his nose, too.  I wonder if all buff and/or orange kitties have those "freckles".


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on May 14, 2013, 07:46:45 PM
Ohhh, that fur looks super super soft!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on May 18, 2013, 07:30:49 AM
Kozy has such a cute little nose.  I'd take a chance on getting scratched.   :P  My Davey had those dark "freckles" on his nose, too.  I wonder if all buff and/or orange kitties have those "freckles".

LOL!  I kissed it today ;D    And I still have my face intact :D   JM, I recently read that the ginger kitties do have a tendency to have those nose leather freckles!  The article said they also appear on the eyelids, which Kozy has.  Kozy has a few on his gums, too.  (I don't think I'll try to kiss those ;))


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on May 18, 2013, 08:43:06 AM
Congrats on successfully kissing those ultra-kissable nose freckles!   :D

Yes, I think orange kitties have a tendency toward freckles and pigment spots. Cameo had one little freckle on her nose and some of the bluish gum pigmentation spots that show up in orange kitties. Mac did, too (which was how I found out about the blue gum and lip spots being normal for cats with this coloration; freaked me out when I first saw it, but the vet told me it was 100% normal for the "redheads.")  When you think about it, lots of human redheads have freckles, too.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on May 18, 2013, 02:02:00 PM
Punkin had them on his nose & gums too ! His gums were almost black with pink spots, the vet assured me it was normal but I had never seen so many freckles in a mouth before . I never had the courage to kiss his nose or mouth , he had teeth like a saber tooth tiger  ;D.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on May 18, 2013, 02:49:03 PM
Yes!  We have freckles on the orange boys, too!   :D 

Tuesday has one in the middle of his lip and for a while I thought he'd gotten bitten by some bug, but on closer investigation, it turned out to be a beauty mark!   ;D

Glad to hear you still have your face.   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 15, 2013, 11:51:31 AM
Kozy grudgingly posed for me :D The eyes say it all!
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/9050579817_88772eb63f_z.jpg)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/9050580685_9a2afc9829_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on June 15, 2013, 12:06:16 PM
A Kozy fix!  He looks very handsome and healthy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on June 15, 2013, 02:29:53 PM
I'm glad he agree to pose, because the pictures are great! Kozy is such a gorgeous cat.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on June 15, 2013, 02:52:02 PM
Kozy is such a beautiful kitty!

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on June 15, 2013, 03:08:36 PM
The eyes say it all!  LOL

And the slightly pursed lips speak mountains, too!  LOL!!

Kozy has the most distinct face - it's stunning and funny and adorable and handsome all at once.   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on June 15, 2013, 04:43:59 PM
Great pix ! Kozy looks very handsome , but somewhat less than pleased to be posing in the 1st one !  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on June 15, 2013, 05:36:11 PM
aw, it['s not that bad, he's just saying that he's allowing it because it's you, but don't make him do it too often.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on June 15, 2013, 07:07:30 PM
Aww, what a good boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on June 16, 2013, 07:25:19 AM
He is such a handsome boy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on June 16, 2013, 01:12:58 PM
He is really a stunning cat, those deep reds are just beautiful, and his face is so handsome!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on June 16, 2013, 01:18:27 PM
Kozy is an EXTREMELY gorgeous cat, these pictures took my breath away!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 25, 2013, 08:03:33 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/9136666342_88b351a6c1_c.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9136688516_7446bd89e5_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on June 25, 2013, 08:05:21 AM
What a life! He looks so magnificent in the sun!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on June 25, 2013, 09:16:33 AM
What a nice spot for a cat tree!  That first picture says it all.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on June 25, 2013, 01:54:49 PM
Cutie!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on June 25, 2013, 02:51:52 PM
OMG!!!  That first photo is absolutely awesome!  You should submit that somewhere!  Those whiskers!!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on June 25, 2013, 03:22:38 PM
 ;D Sweet Kozy you look so relaxed! Makes me wish that I was a kitty in your house!

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on June 25, 2013, 04:01:24 PM
They are both good , but the 1st one is absolutely stunning !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on June 26, 2013, 07:56:26 AM
He looks soooo relaxed and happy...


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on June 26, 2013, 10:17:33 PM
Just enjoying the sunshine! What a life!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on June 29, 2013, 08:15:58 AM
Oh my, he is one gorgeous redhead!  Look at the glistening fur!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 06, 2013, 09:04:22 AM
Another first for Kozy.  He hissed at me! :D  It was so cute, it just cracked me up ;D  I was combing his tail and must have pulled a little too hard.  He turned and uttered a very quiet hssss.  For all of his attempted bravado, I must say it lacked a little ooomph.  LOL! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on July 08, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
Those are stunningly beautiful pictures of Kozy. I do love it when the whiskers are come out so well, too!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on July 12, 2013, 09:09:27 AM
Awwwww, hissy kitty.  :-* Sophers can relate although I usually get a slap with her paw and a hiss.   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 16, 2013, 09:01:10 AM
Sorry all of his pictures look the same, I can't help myself when he gets in the sunshine :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/9525129442_e6279cbcc6_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on August 16, 2013, 03:24:49 PM
I love the shadowing on his face !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on August 16, 2013, 04:26:12 PM
What a breathtaking picture! He is so beautiful; I would not be able to help myself, either.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on August 17, 2013, 03:19:43 PM
He's a temptation to cuddles, right there.   :D  He looks like he would be all soft and warm from the sunshine!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on August 17, 2013, 09:11:40 PM
Gorgeous picture!  I can see why you can't help yourself, but, believe me, we love seeing the pictures, so keep taking them!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on August 18, 2013, 12:52:48 AM
Look at those clear, sparkly eyes!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on August 19, 2013, 11:31:26 AM
That photo is so full of warmth and contentment!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 07, 2013, 10:34:53 AM
Male model for hire  :D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/9695729472_1246cb456a_c.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/9695729914_fbbb55e0b3_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on September 07, 2013, 10:44:56 AM
I'd hire him in a nano-second!   ;D   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on September 07, 2013, 10:49:29 AM
AWWWW - what a handsome boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on September 07, 2013, 03:20:37 PM
Very sexy poses !  ;) :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on September 07, 2013, 03:36:08 PM
What a lovely boy! Nice pictures Fizzy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on September 07, 2013, 03:59:11 PM
I was thinking of what funny quip to make about the first oober-handsome photo when I scrolled down to the 2nd shot and my head blew off!   :D :D  Too funny!!  That's one hot Kozy model!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on September 07, 2013, 04:49:33 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

That's cattitude for you!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on September 07, 2013, 09:34:48 PM
He really is a good looking cat!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on September 07, 2013, 09:50:29 PM
Awww, Kozy, you are adorable.  That pink tongue, pink feetsies, pink nose.   :-* 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on September 07, 2013, 09:52:50 PM
Really handsome boy, definitely model material ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on September 09, 2013, 11:53:42 AM
Oh those flirty, flirty eyes in that second picture, Kozy!  :D  I do believe I am smitten.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 12, 2013, 08:10:17 AM
LOL, this is his intense play look, he's so serious.   :D
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/9729714759_94f6f354e1_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on September 12, 2013, 08:53:28 AM
I love it!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on September 12, 2013, 09:55:36 AM
 ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on September 12, 2013, 10:30:36 AM
Fantastic photo Fizzy! What a personality he is!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on September 12, 2013, 02:26:24 PM
 :D :D :D  That made me laugh!  Super cute!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on September 12, 2013, 03:20:42 PM
Big smiles from me, too!  :D Kozy has such an expressive face!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on September 12, 2013, 03:35:23 PM
 :D ;D Those eyes !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on September 15, 2013, 09:19:35 AM
 ;D  ;D  ;D Great photo!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on September 15, 2013, 04:47:07 PM
I'd hate to be a bug at the other end of that look.   :D Sweet Kozy boy.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on September 20, 2013, 07:28:49 AM
Thank You, petslave, a puzzle has been solved!  You brought up the possibility of teeth grinding for Isis.  Kozy has done this ever since we brought him home and I had no idea what it was!  I tried to describe it to my vet but I used the word suckling for the mouth motion which really isn't correct.  I always intended on getting it on video so I could show her but never managed to do it.  Of course, he stops when I pull the camera out ::)   :D

He doesn't display pain or tenderness when he's doing it.  He's had two dentals and continues to do it at random times so I think it's just another one of his quirks.

Here's what it looks like:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYWQzXXK480


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on September 22, 2013, 02:09:40 PM
Wonderful photos of Kozy! He makes such a great subject, his eyes are just intense!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 02, 2013, 01:21:13 PM
Thanks, catwoods :) 

Sleepytime
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2884/9940891496_cf36e3889a_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on October 02, 2013, 01:27:08 PM
Now that's a frame worthy picture, Fizzy1.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 02, 2013, 02:51:13 PM
So when is this glamor boy going to get a modeling contract and contribute to the cost of his cat food?  ;D

Seriously, this is a beautiful photo. It shows the essence of what it means to be a cat.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on October 02, 2013, 04:12:00 PM
Very cute boy! He looks so peaceful and kissable in that picture!

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on October 02, 2013, 04:21:50 PM
Talk about a glamor picture !  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 02, 2013, 08:53:37 PM
Fantastic picture of Kozy!  Love the shadows and sun shining on him.  Very professional looking pic! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on October 02, 2013, 09:09:55 PM
I want so bad to smell his fur!  It looks so glorious!  Does anyone else think that kitty paws smell like fresh hay?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on October 03, 2013, 02:40:45 AM
He's so gorgeous.  I want calenders! ;) ;D :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 03, 2013, 08:02:51 AM
Thank you all! :)

Does anyone else think that kitty paws smell like fresh hay?

  :D  LOL, I used to wear a fragrance called New Mown Hay!  I can only wish that Kozy's feetsies smelled as good! ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 03, 2013, 06:45:48 PM
What a great photo! The sun shining on his orange fur is beautiful!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on October 06, 2013, 10:11:00 PM
When I see pictures of Kozy looking so content and relaxed, I cant help but be reminded that you guys rescued him and Im soooo thankful you did.  I dont want to even think for a moment that this sweet boy was unhappy before you guys came along.   


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 14, 2013, 12:45:51 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/10277701333_2a25646df9_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/9940889876_1f6d273dd6_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on October 14, 2013, 01:45:34 PM
Oh, I love that staircase photo.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 14, 2013, 03:14:33 PM
The darling boy looks very striking on the bed, too!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on October 14, 2013, 03:26:36 PM
I love the stairway pic !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on October 14, 2013, 04:26:32 PM
I love how Kozy's lips always look a tiny bit pursed.   :D

This is the continuation of his modeling spread I see - Hunting manly Kozy and Sensitive gentle Kozy.   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on October 15, 2013, 05:33:57 AM
Great photos of a beautiful (handsome?) Kozy! He is so photogenic and places himself in perfect settings.
catmom5


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on October 15, 2013, 10:20:25 AM
Kozy is such a handsome boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 15, 2013, 04:10:15 PM
Fizzy,
You have such good sense of composition when you take these photos of Kozy.  And, of course, you have a very photogenic subject as well, which all results in perfectly beautiful pictures!  All of your photos could win prizes in a contest, and would definitely make good pictures for a cat calendar!  Good job! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 15, 2013, 04:30:28 PM
Love the one on the bed. He looks serene yet pensive. He is a cat of many facets!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 16, 2013, 09:49:59 AM
Fizzy,
You have such good sense of composition when you take these photos of Kozy.  And, of course, you have a very photogenic subject as well, which all results in perfectly beautiful pictures!  All of your photos could win prizes in a contest, and would definitely make good pictures for a cat calendar!  Good job! 

Thanks!  Let's give Kozy all of the credit, LOL, I still have trouble just finding the On/Off button ::) ;D

I love how Kozy's lips always look a tiny bit pursed.   :D


No kidding!  He reminds me of a teacher I once had  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on October 17, 2013, 02:40:33 PM
Just beautiful pictures! I really like the staircase picture, the strong dark and light contrast and the way it showcases Kozy's red fur and green eyes. I love the calm feeling of the second picture. You could definitely make an all-Kozy calendar, a picture of him for every month!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on October 20, 2013, 02:37:48 PM
Kozy is pure purrrfection :-). Beautiful pics!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on October 20, 2013, 07:22:51 PM
Beautiful pics. He has such stunning green eyes.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on October 24, 2013, 11:40:29 AM
I love the stairway pic too! He's supermodel material, that's for sure.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 25, 2013, 07:56:04 AM
There's been talk of kittens around here lately.  DH gets a wistful look in his eye and wonders how Kozy would handle a baby brother or sister.  I can't even think about adding another cat.  Kozy does not handle change well, and it takes him so long to adapt that I just don't think it's a good idea.  He lived with a cat hoarder, and I worry that he would feel threatened by another cat.  So we will continue to be wistful, and enjoy other people's kittens :)

"Are you talking about me?"
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/10476727123_5afc9b751d_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on October 25, 2013, 09:34:45 AM
Ah, a handsome kitty on a well loved kitty lounger.  :-*

I too have wistful thoughts of kittens...till I remember the 4 am food call.   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 25, 2013, 09:48:48 AM

I too have wistful thoughts of kittens...till I remember the 4 am food call.   ;)

Exactly!  There's no snooze button on a cat!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on October 25, 2013, 02:06:10 PM
Hey there, gorgeousl!  Isn't it nice of your Meowm to position your beds in all the good sunspots? :)

Quote
I too have wistful thoughts of kittens...till I remember the 4 am food call.   
Wait! You mean they're supposed to outgrow that? Someone here missed the memo!  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on October 25, 2013, 02:57:16 PM
Kozy always looks so cozy warm.  Kozy is such the perfect name for him.   :-*


There's been talk of kittens around here lately.  DH gets a wistful look in his eye and wonders how Kozy would handle a baby brother or sister.  I can't even think about adding another cat.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems the posting of this subject would imply that you are thinking a bit about it?   ;D


My guys also seem to have forgotten the memo about 4am is for kittens.   :P


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: julia on October 25, 2013, 03:06:09 PM
Over here, we get 3 am food call. My husband and I both get up at 2:30am for work, so that's ok. What is not ok is that they trained us to feed them at this ungodly hour on our days off, too  :-\


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 25, 2013, 05:26:26 PM
I feel lucky that ours wait until it gets light! PITA in the summer, when that happens around 4, but not too bad this time of year. (The loudest is the 16-year-old. She apparently didn't get the memo about this being a kitten thing, either.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 25, 2013, 06:47:22 PM
Kozy looks so warm in his ray of sunshine! Early morning breakfast wake up ... yep, I get that every day! From all three kitties! Cosmo kneads on me just like a kitten on his mom!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: macush on October 25, 2013, 07:23:41 PM
Here's how to get your kitten fix -- http://new.livestream.com/FosterKittenCam/TheArtificialIntelligenceFosters (http://new.livestream.com/FosterKittenCam/TheArtificialIntelligenceFosters) or if you're into Facebook go to the Critter Room.

Hope this works.  This is by Foster Dad John who fosters for Purrfect Pals in Washington State and runs a live feed.  Each foster family gets a different name -- the last one was Looney Tunes.  You can get your kitten fix (along with their moms 24 hours a day).  He's a really a good guy.  Watching them grow and become socialized and then go on to adoption is really great.  You fall in love with each group he fosters.  ;D

I've become addicted and have now been through four foster families with him.  


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 26, 2013, 03:27:31 PM
Thanks, macush!  The foster dad is a special guy :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on November 24, 2013, 03:35:00 PM
Kozy is stunning! The sun really brings out his redness. I like the avatar picture, too.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 10, 2013, 09:17:02 AM
LOL, Kozy got a letter from Santa! ;)  And then he put himself on the Naughty list.  We bought some toys for a kitty friend and I had them on the dining room table ready to wrap.  I forgot they were out before heading to bed.  The next morning of course they were on the floor covered in orange fur ;D  I guess I'll be going shopping again!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/11298740625_abba27d97a_z.jpg)

Busted!
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/11310193544_71b62d5e8b_z.jpg)
What?!  This is mine!
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/11310247593_91e7f75be1_z.jpg)
Sleeping off the 'nip high.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/11310248883_71ff2467f8_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on December 10, 2013, 09:30:22 AM
LOL!  ;D I adore how he's sleeping with his new toy in the last picture.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on December 10, 2013, 10:36:45 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 10, 2013, 10:46:09 AM
Aw, Kozy knew you wanted him to have them, secretly!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 10, 2013, 01:20:46 PM
 ;D ;D

I'm such a Kozy fan!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 10, 2013, 02:25:23 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Santa may have to revise his assessment!

Kozy was just being helpful. Of course he had to make sure they were good enough toys for the other cat. It appears they work just fine!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 11, 2013, 07:35:42 AM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on December 11, 2013, 08:07:28 AM
Aww, Kozy just couldn't resist those toys!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 17, 2013, 09:16:44 AM
Well, somehow Santa heard about the toy thief and sent two pieces of coal to him!  LMAO! 

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/11421555655_26c8c357fd_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 17, 2013, 09:17:55 AM
ROFL!!! You tell that Santa that Kozy is just a clever boy and deserves plenty of treats and toys, too!  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 17, 2013, 12:47:01 PM
Aw kozy, santa just doesnt understand.  *kiss*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on December 17, 2013, 01:05:12 PM
Oh no, not coal! He's a good boy; I'm sure that Santa will reconsider . . .


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 17, 2013, 02:12:23 PM
 :D  LOL!

"Meommy.  That's not funny."  purses lips  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 17, 2013, 04:35:13 PM
That look says it all !  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on December 17, 2013, 06:26:21 PM
 ;D I dunno, Fizzy.  I think Kozy's expression says, "Coal? For me? Surely not. They must be for someone else!"  ;D Handsome boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on December 18, 2013, 08:24:08 PM
He doesn't look too bothered does he?  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 23, 2013, 08:30:31 AM
Look who came to visit Kozy!  :o  :D  You will notice that Kozy is nowhere to be seen, LOL.  I wish I'd gotten a picture of him as he saw Santa coming up to the front door!  HUGE eyes, and then he was gone ;D
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/11516393303_60aa51041d_c.jpg)

Most people never get to see what Santa wears under that heavy suit.
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/11516394843_77de964cbd_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 23, 2013, 12:22:00 PM
OMG too funny! Did Kozy think Santa was coming to deliver more coal?  :D Although I imagine Kozy doesn't care for trick-or-treat night, either.


Your pictures put me in a very festive spirit!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 23, 2013, 01:40:05 PM
OMG those photos are absolutely awesome!!   :D   (And the house is beautiful!)

LOL about Kozy and not approving!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on December 23, 2013, 02:51:11 PM
Great pics, and Kozy is such a handsome boy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on December 23, 2013, 03:28:52 PM
 ;D Festive pics! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on December 23, 2013, 04:31:59 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 23, 2013, 04:33:47 PM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on December 23, 2013, 09:40:20 PM
Kozy was probably thinking "Oh No!  She TOLD him about the cat toys, he gave me the coal, and NOW he is coming to get me!"   :D   :D   :D

Poor Kozy!  I do hope that you somehow managed to get at least one picture of him with Santa!  That is a cool Santa and Mrs. Santa!  Do they visit children in your community?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 24, 2013, 05:57:59 AM
ROFL  Too funny, Fizzy1!  I hope Santa brought kozy something extra special.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 24, 2013, 08:40:14 AM
Lol, nope, NO picture with Santa.  Kozy disappeared and didn't come out until an hour after they had left.  Santa and Mrs. are my brother and his SO.  They had been scheduled for a children's party but the children had strep throat so they came to visit us instead.  They have appeared at several schools and Christmas parties this year, and hope to do even more events next year.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on December 24, 2013, 12:58:51 PM
Awww Kozy missed Santa's visit.  :D My kitties also hide when I have visitors. You have a nice house! I always blur the background in my photos so no one sees my measly hovel!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 24, 2013, 01:55:16 PM
Ned, LMAO!

Fizzy1, that's so awesome about your brother and his SO doing those events like that.  Those poor kids with strep - they missed out!   :P  At least Kozy got some of the action.   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 31, 2013, 09:06:55 AM
Santa made us a flameless Kozy candle.  LOL, no matter where I go, his eyes follow me :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/11670440085_044d10c148.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on December 31, 2013, 11:52:28 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 31, 2013, 01:59:50 PM
 ;D :D ;D

Santa knew just the right present! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on December 31, 2013, 02:46:56 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D That is so neat!

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 31, 2013, 02:58:20 PM
LOL, his eyes are just a tad scary looking!  We kept finding the candle on but neither one of us had touched it.  :o  Turns out, the LED light has a timer on it. :D 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on December 31, 2013, 04:30:31 PM
LOVE the candle! Thanks for sharing it - never have seen anything like it.
Happy 2014 to you all!
catmom5


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on December 31, 2013, 05:38:40 PM
He lights up your life!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 31, 2013, 07:15:54 PM
Lol, Ned! :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 31, 2013, 08:00:37 PM
That is a cool candle! And are you sure the lighting up on its own wasn't just cat magic?  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on December 31, 2013, 10:19:58 PM
Cool candle!  8)  I also have never seen anything like that.  I love it!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on February 23, 2014, 03:14:56 PM
I went back and enjoyed all Kozy's pictures, he's so very photogenic! Fun holiday pictures and I loved the candle, too.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 26, 2014, 02:42:47 PM
Kozy saw the cute pics of Tuesday and Cara, so he wanted to show how HE does it!  Actually, he was awake, purring very loudly :D

DH has a new name for him.  O-B-wan-keNOZY

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5526/12802096963_0e49ff8e13_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on February 26, 2014, 04:03:52 PM
 :D   Featuring Nosie McFreckle and Rosie Rat!

Nozy looks soooo Kozy and warm and happy!  He's just begging for kissies.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on February 26, 2014, 05:10:27 PM
 :D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on February 26, 2014, 05:32:06 PM
Oh, purrrrrrs.  He is adorable.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on February 26, 2014, 05:40:07 PM
I could just kiss that nose!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on February 26, 2014, 09:53:46 PM
Kozy is living up to his name!   :)  He looks so peaceful and sweet.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on February 27, 2014, 08:14:07 AM
Orange kitties have relaxation down to a fine art.  :-*

Cara sleeps with the Rosie Rat sometimes, too.


Move over, Kozy. I wanna lie down in the warm sun, too.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on February 27, 2014, 09:42:52 AM
He looks very happy in the warm sun with his rat!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on February 28, 2014, 02:42:03 PM
So much contentment! He does have the cutest nose ever!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 01, 2014, 04:12:31 PM
Such a sweet boy, his fur color is just spectacular!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 04, 2014, 10:48:57 AM
Awwwww.   :D

Hm...I had three rosie rats not so long ago...I wonder where they went....


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 13, 2014, 01:26:08 PM
Someone found the clean laundry before it could be stashed away :)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/13134446044_81b232fe28_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on March 13, 2014, 01:51:31 PM
"Thanks for the comfy new bed, mom!"    ;D   ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 13, 2014, 02:05:59 PM
That looks just about right!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 13, 2014, 03:30:14 PM
No laundry chore is complete without new cat hair !  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 13, 2014, 03:41:17 PM
"Well! I'm glad you washed this and made it nice and fresh for me."
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on March 13, 2014, 04:53:26 PM
 Nothing is nicer for a cat bed than soft clean laundry!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 13, 2014, 05:05:28 PM
 ;D Of course!  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 13, 2014, 07:36:25 PM
Kozy is a smart boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 15, 2014, 05:04:30 PM
ooo, especially a nice clean blanket!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 16, 2014, 12:10:38 PM
Having a sleepover with his new BFF (Bunny Friend Forever) :-*

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2704/13200100984_2fe5804660_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on March 16, 2014, 12:14:36 PM
Sweet!  I see that he and bunny found that sunshine spot again!   ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 16, 2014, 12:37:49 PM
I guess Kozy likes his pillows firm! :D

But he looks so sweet in the sunshine there...makes me drowsy just to look at him.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 16, 2014, 04:59:35 PM
He looks warm and content snoozing with his bunny friend!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on March 16, 2014, 06:56:40 PM
Ay yi yi, that bunny looks as hard as a rock!  :D Maybe meowm needs to add some padding to the bun-bun for Kozy's head.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 16, 2014, 08:19:19 PM
Kozy sure knows all the awesome spots!  That looks so relaxing!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on March 17, 2014, 06:23:41 AM
Ah, sunlight and bunnies...two of a cats most favorite things.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 17, 2014, 12:17:12 PM
Awww! He's so sweet and irresistably cuddly!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on March 18, 2014, 01:30:35 PM
I love this sunny picture of Kozy, with his huge sleepy smile!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 20, 2014, 01:18:37 PM
Looks like he got into the real Maui Wowie ;)
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/13294937395_a091e7d0ce_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 20, 2014, 01:40:04 PM
 :D :D :-* :-* :-*  That might be my favorite photo of Kozy!  Soooo cute!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on March 20, 2014, 01:41:26 PM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 20, 2014, 03:21:08 PM
 ;D :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 20, 2014, 03:43:35 PM
Bliss!  (All comments about his new name being Mellow Yellow will be kept to myself.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 20, 2014, 04:54:55 PM
I had to come back to see the photo again.  That is just the cutest pose and face ever.  I can't help but laugh looking at that sweetie Mellow Yellow Pie!   :D  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on March 20, 2014, 05:05:49 PM
Kozy does have the knack for finding the sunbeams!   ;D  Adorable pic! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 20, 2014, 08:20:29 PM
Mellow Yellow is a perfect nickname for him!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on March 21, 2014, 03:25:21 AM
Awww - that's one chilled cat (well, probably quite a warm cat given the sunshine!  :P)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 21, 2014, 08:21:42 AM
"Mellow Yellow"  :D  I like that!  lol


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 27, 2014, 09:44:40 PM

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/13460757565_9af4b183d6_c_d.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on March 28, 2014, 12:10:15 AM
GASP!  Gorgeous!!  Those eyes!  OMG!

(And I just love those nosie freckles so much!)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on March 28, 2014, 01:34:45 AM
Handsome!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on March 28, 2014, 04:45:05 AM
Amazing close up !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JoMax on March 28, 2014, 05:12:08 AM
Gorgeous - and I love the way those balls match the green in his eyes!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on March 28, 2014, 07:36:12 PM
Great close-up picture.  I also noticed how his eyes match the balls.  Quite striking!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 28, 2014, 09:21:33 PM
Lol, I didn't notice the ball until I downloaded the picture.  That ball should be in all of his pics! 

Mooch, the cartoon kitty, has a little pink sock, Kozy has a little green ball :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 30, 2014, 12:56:22 PM
Oh my, Kozy's Mellow picture is just perfection.  His eyes are beautiful!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on March 30, 2014, 03:16:35 PM
Now, that's what I call a doting catmom! She even buys his toys to match his eyes!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on March 31, 2014, 03:23:08 PM
What a stunning photo Fizzy! He is truly a beautiful and handsome cat!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on April 16, 2014, 04:23:40 PM
Wow!  I didnt know his eyes were soooo green....talk about beautiful!  And I see he is lacking toys, poor lil guy.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on April 17, 2014, 01:43:48 PM
Wow, Kozy is stunning, what a spectacular portrait! I never noticed the mix of dark and light whiskers on one side of his muzzle before.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 22, 2014, 08:05:38 AM
Phone app fun :)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/13970822225_267368710b_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 26, 2014, 09:07:46 PM
Looks like he had his portrait painted!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 26, 2014, 10:37:46 PM
LOL!  Cool!  That would make such a fun poster!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on April 27, 2014, 09:51:03 AM
Very neat! I love his expression and pose.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: mickey on April 27, 2014, 10:11:56 AM
Very cool!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on April 27, 2014, 08:17:37 PM
Kozy has absolutely gorgeous eyes  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on April 29, 2014, 03:19:32 AM
Love this!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on May 13, 2014, 02:00:10 PM
I love the way this looks. It does look like a painting!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 10, 2014, 01:30:08 PM
Kozy has been with us for over 3 years now.  He still runs in a panic when we walk near him, or even not near him.   ::)  It's very frustrating to us because we've never been anything other than gentle with him.  We just want him to be relaxed and accept our doting love!  Oh well, it's just the way he is.  He's very loving with me on the couch, and can't get close enough to me when I'm seated.  However, holding him is still out of the question.  I can kiss him on his head now, and even on his nosey freckle!  So we take what we can get.  ;D

"Oh!  You want a Close-up?  I'll give you a close-up!"  (No zoom needed, lol.)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14206834059_5c13a93e73_z.jpg)

This is begging for a caption.  :D
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/14206903710_28cd289dba_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on June 10, 2014, 01:38:49 PM
"Invisible Heavy Metal band needs microphone"

 ;D

There's something about those kinds of timid or shy or "that kind of kitty" kitties that makes getting the head kiss or the nearby napping so magical.  Besides, maybe you're just interpreting that he's running away in a panic.  Maybe he thinks that's normal.  Or maybe he thinks it's funny to see your reactions.   :)

I have to say though, that his letting you kiss his nosey freckle is pretty dang relaxed and comfortable!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 10, 2014, 01:51:46 PM
"Invisible Heavy Metal band needs microphone"

Yes!  lol!

You're right about the magical moments.  And I never thought about him thinking he's normal, lol!   I personally believe he has a form of feline autism.  And I say that in all seriousness, I wouldn't joke about that.  He's so quirky.  Anything can startle him, and then there's no approaching him. 

I can kiss him in certain situations, in certain locations, such as when he's on his kitty stand.  DH, on the other hand, rarely is allowed to approach.  Poor DH.  :(



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on June 10, 2014, 02:33:00 PM
Our Amir was like that, skittish,shy and just maybe having feline autism (never thought of it like that!). Getting close for kisses makes those occasions extra special, he loves you...he just has his special Kozy quirks.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on June 10, 2014, 03:36:58 PM
 ;D ;D ;D August's caption is perfect!  So glad to see more great pictures of that shy but adorable orange boy. I think some cats just have a skittish personality (Isis was like that with anything new, and it took her a long time to let anyone but me handle her), but I think that whatever Kozy's kitten environment was could have been a factor, too. (Maybe he was stepped on by someone walking before you had him?) Still, you have made progress if you can now give him kisses sometimes!


Maybe in 3 more years, your DH will be able to approach him as well!

(BTW I once saw a book entitled "All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome". The companion volume was I think "All Dogs Have ADHD" or something like that.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on June 10, 2014, 03:40:06 PM
Great pix & caption !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on June 10, 2014, 08:39:45 PM
That is a great pic! He really looks like he should be screaming into a microphone! Kozy the Rock Star!  :D

He is a special shy boy. I do hope he will eventually warm up to your DH. My first cat really didn't like men. I think she was scared by my dad being loud when she was a kitten. Every time I would have male friends over, they usually left bleeding! After that happened a few times I'd tell them not to try and pet her (if they hadn't learned that already!)

Cosmo will also run and hide if I get up too quickly or make loud noises. He loves to be held though - he got up in my arms just as I was starting to type.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on June 11, 2014, 04:34:05 AM
Oh what a cute picture of Kozy!

Hugs


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on June 11, 2014, 07:59:11 AM
Hm, bisi runs from me too, but her tail is up in that happy cat attitude when she does it, so I know it's not because she's scared, she just doesn't want to be picked up and hugged.  *shrugs*  Sometimes she lets me catch her.  She is most approachable in her kitty beds in the bedroom.  Is Kozy running with his tail down and his ears flat? 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on June 11, 2014, 09:01:44 AM
LOL, catbird!  I need to look for that book. :D

Meowli, did you have Amir as a kitten?  Just wondering.  We'll never know what happened in Kozy's first 4 years, if something happened to him or if he was born that way.  (Now I have Lady Gaga in my head, LOL!)

Merrihart, his eyes are full of terror, tail down and tucked.  If the bed is nearby, he can't get under it fast enough. 

I just wish he could enjoy his life without being a scaredy cat.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 18, 2014, 07:15:12 AM
Kozy says "Relief!"

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/11310248883_71ff2467f8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ierYX6)IMG_1136 (https://flic.kr/p/ierYX6) by fizzybeth (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on July 18, 2014, 08:29:35 AM
Purrfect! I adore how he sleeps with his toys like that.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on July 18, 2014, 08:54:00 AM
Thank goodness for Kozy!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: petslave on July 18, 2014, 09:13:28 AM
He's such a beautiful cat, you just have to admire him from afar.  It sounds like he was feral for awhile, at least as a kitten.  That's how my 2 ferals always acted.  Seated, people OK.  Walking, people scary.  Both of mine were 'brought into captivity' at 8 weeks and were that way their whole lives, so it doesn't take much to set that in their little minds.  Does he meow loudly or make much noise in any way?  The feral moms teach them to be very quiet so they tend to have tiny voices and not say much in general.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JustMe on July 18, 2014, 11:44:40 AM
How old was Kozy when you adopted him, Fizzy?  I forget.

Our 2 feral littermates (Pinkie and Samantha) have been with us 6 years (or is it 8, I have to check).  One is social and the other one has her own "pad" in the basement because she gets attacked. She will sit on our laps after several years' effort, but cannot pick her up.  She has loads of hiding places and only makes noise at dinner time.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 18, 2014, 12:20:26 PM
JM, he was about 4 yrs. old according to the shelter.  He had been with a hoarder since he was a kitten.  There probably was not much socializing in that kind of a situation.

Petslave, he is becoming just a tad more vocal but he's never been a big talker.  He does like to come yell at me when I'm in the kitchen, lol.  He wants to lead me to his toys. :D  I do remember the first hour he was in our house, he talked a lot.  He was probably ecstatic to be out of the shelter environment!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on July 18, 2014, 01:44:29 PM
Fizzy, I just today noticed your question re Amir and being a scaredy cat. I do think Amir was  traumatized as a kitten. We got him when he was still kitten but grown just out of the cute baby stage. Somebody dumped him (in a box or carrier) on a shelter doorstep and sped off. He was terribly afraid of everybody and everything, especially men. I always suspected he was badly mistreated by someone and it was someone else who brought him to the shelter to help him (a wonderful no-kill shelter) but then the person sped off to avoid the shelter's surrender fee. Just a feeling.
It took him many months to come around.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on July 18, 2014, 02:40:15 PM
Quote
  Seated, people OK.  Walking, people scary

Gypsy agrees.  ;D.  Her snuggling with you? Fabulous. You snuggling her? FreeeaakOut. 

That's funny about the first hour Kozy was in your house, Fizzy.  We had a similar experience with Taggy--the first three days he was the most blissed out and snuggliest cat ever. Then on day 4, he suddenly realized he did not actually know where he was other than "not at the shelter", came to his senses, and belatedly sought hiding places for the next few months (except at mealtimes. It is important to be seen for mealtimes.  ;D).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on July 18, 2014, 03:01:33 PM
Beautiful picture of the sun shining on his fur!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on July 18, 2014, 03:15:10 PM
 
Kozy says "Relief!"

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/11310248883_71ff2467f8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ierYX6)IMG_1136 (https://flic.kr/p/ierYX6) by fizzybeth (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

I agree with Kozy! It's so good to be home!



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 18, 2014, 05:00:36 PM
I don't know if it's me (likely) or quirks with new Itchy but I'm not seeing all of the "recent posts."  My apologies that
I missed anyone!

Thank you for sharing the Scaredy cat stories.  It's good to hear it's not US, lol! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on July 18, 2014, 05:30:44 PM
I don't know if it's me (likely) or quirks with new Itchy but I'm not seeing all of the "recent posts."  My apologies that
I missed anyone!

Thank you for sharing the Scaredy cat stories.  It's good to hear it's not US, lol! 

Fizzy,
Maybe try using this link:
Itchmo Forums for Cats & Dogs > Recent Unread Topics > All Unread Topics
http://itchmoforums.com/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 18, 2014, 06:01:09 PM
I don't know if it's me (likely) or quirks with new Itchy but I'm not seeing all of the "recent posts."  My apologies that
I missed anyone!

Thank you for sharing the Scaredy cat stories.  It's good to hear it's not US, lol! 

Fizzy,
Maybe try using this link:
Itchmo Forums for Cats & Dogs > Recent Unread Topics > All Unread Topics
http://itchmoforums.com/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0


Thanks, Caylee.  I always hit the "View the most recent posts" at the bottom of the main page.  I've missed a few doing that today.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on July 19, 2014, 02:54:43 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!  That is just the cutest!!!  Seriously, that is totally adorables.

By the way, what is that toy supposed to be?  I have something similar that's supposed to be an octopus.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on July 19, 2014, 06:14:37 AM
Kozy you happy boy! It's nice to relax after a stressful event!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on July 19, 2014, 01:20:58 PM
LOL, I don't think the toy has a name!  It's shaped like a New Year's Eve party popper, if you know what I mean, with the catnip in the middle section.  It was supposed to be a Christmas present for a friend but, well, Kozy claimed it before I could wrap it!  Little thief!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 11, 2014, 09:51:37 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14700931799_2b55ff2dc1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/op57Rn) (https://flic.kr/p/op57Rn) by fizzybeth (https://www.flickr.com/people/38857647@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on August 11, 2014, 10:02:33 AM
Hello there, handsome!  Fizzy1, he's turning into a GQ model. :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on August 11, 2014, 10:27:35 AM
I love his expression...what a handsome Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on August 11, 2014, 01:34:44 PM
Kozy's picture needs to be on a cat calendar!  His close-ups are georgous! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on August 11, 2014, 02:25:56 PM
I totally know what you mean about the toy being in the shape of one of those firecrackers!  How cute!

Kozy's klose-ups are awesome.  He really works the camera and any colored toy suits him so well!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on August 11, 2014, 02:27:45 PM
"Look into my eyes...you are getting sleepy...you are relaxed and will follow my every command...bring catnip...more toys..."

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on August 11, 2014, 03:23:11 PM
"Look into my eyes...you are getting sleepy...you are relaxed and will follow my every command...bring catnip...more toys..."

 ;D  ;D  must obey...

Kozy, you have such a kissable nose!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on August 11, 2014, 03:32:01 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14700931799_2b55ff2dc1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/op57Rn) (https://flic.kr/p/op57Rn) by fizzybeth (https://www.flickr.com/people/38857647@N07/), on Flickr

I just had to get the close-up eye pictures together.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/13460757565_9af4b183d6_c_d.jpg)



So cute little Kozy!! Lots of  :-* to you, right on that little nose.



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on August 11, 2014, 04:33:09 PM
Definitely super model ! His closeups are amazing  :).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on August 11, 2014, 05:38:21 PM
 :D I just can't stop looking into those beautiful eyes of yours, Kozy.  :-*  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on August 11, 2014, 05:52:35 PM
Poor Kozy, have mom buy you some toys.  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: petslave on August 11, 2014, 06:41:46 PM
Oh the pic of him with the purple toy is a cat calendar shot for sure!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on August 14, 2014, 06:14:09 PM
Hello Mr. Handsome Nosefreckle! He really is a photogenic cat! It looks like he loves his purple toy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 15, 2014, 07:39:02 AM
People walking=SCARY.  Strange men, big trucks, loud noises=MEH, no problem.  He's amazed me with how well he's handling this!
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14739744698_74ef899359_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/osv3zh) (https://flic.kr/p/osv3zh) by fizzybeth (https://www.flickr.com/people/38857647@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on August 15, 2014, 08:33:13 AM
Yup, he's handling laying on the bed just fine there.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on August 15, 2014, 02:38:34 PM
He looks very, very, very relaxed there, Fizzy.  I think I feel a nap coming on just looking at him...   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on August 15, 2014, 04:06:29 PM
Kozzzzzzzzzzzzzy

Sorry, he looked so relaxed there that I fell asleep when posting. :D

It's fabulous that he can handle all the commotion so well.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on August 15, 2014, 05:33:54 PM
That is one laid back kitty!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on August 15, 2014, 07:26:45 PM
He looks so relaxed - very cute picture.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on August 16, 2014, 01:26:38 PM
I think you must have bought that bedspread to coordinate with Kozy, he looks amazing on it.  Truly his colors!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: JustMe on August 20, 2014, 09:01:31 AM
Brave kitty!  Such a sweet, innocent pose. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 29, 2014, 03:38:47 PM
I'm not sure what he's looking at.  It's just the ceiling, lol.     :)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/15074364351_f56199eb14_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oY54kD) (https://flic.kr/p/oY54kD) by fizzybeth (https://www.flickr.com/people/38857647@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on August 29, 2014, 04:23:49 PM
I'm not sure what he's looking at. 

Something invisible to mere humans, as is the way of his kind?

Whatever it is, he's sure cute when he's doing it!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on August 29, 2014, 04:40:20 PM
The photography in that photo! Wow! How did you ever get such a perfect reflection of Kozy in the window?  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on August 29, 2014, 04:55:40 PM
Wow that is a great photo !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on August 30, 2014, 06:16:58 AM
Oooh, two photos I hadn't seen yet!  Wooo!  Him in the bed - ohhhh so super cute!

And that sun spotlight!  He's a star!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on August 30, 2014, 07:39:10 AM
Oh he is beauuutiful.  I do not know how you can resist giving him smooches! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Spartycats on August 30, 2014, 11:08:12 AM
I love this picture of Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on September 02, 2014, 11:37:42 AM
What a great shot of that handsome boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on September 04, 2014, 03:01:19 PM
Great pic of Kozy with the reflection!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on September 22, 2014, 10:52:45 AM
Love that new picture, it sure shows how fluffy he is!  He really has some brilliant orange fur, its beautiful!  Sophs does that to me too, she will stare at something on the ceiling and then I get all freaked out thinking its a big spider that ran and hid.  Ugh!     


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on September 24, 2014, 07:31:44 PM
What an outstanding photo, Fizzy! Fantastic balance of lights and darks and I always love reflection photos, too. Kozy is such a cutie!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 01, 2014, 08:26:32 AM
Kozy had a wellness check today and he was a champ!  He actually jumped out of the carrier on his own in the exam room and started looking around the room.  Surprised me!  And then he tried to hide in the trash can.  ;D  LOL.  He's up to 11 lbs, which she thinks is too heavy for him.  So after she gets his lab work back we might be discussing some sort of diet and exercise plan for him.  He's already eating low fat foods.

I told her that he's been grinding his teeth more lately so when she had him in the back she got a closer look in his mouth and scraped some soft plaque off.  Other than that, though, his teeth are good.

I'm really pleased with how well he handled it this time!  Yay, Kozy :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on October 01, 2014, 08:47:13 AM
Yay, Kozy, being such a good boy!  Glad to hear he's doing well, health wise


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 01, 2014, 08:49:52 AM
Wow, fabulous job, Kozy and Fizzy1! It's always a relief when a vet visit goes well.  And I'm glad to hear that his health is good, as well, especially his teeth, which so often seem to be an issue for cats.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on October 01, 2014, 11:41:59 AM
Yay for Kozy! It's nice when the visits go well!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on October 01, 2014, 11:54:52 AM
Good boy, Kozy!  Lots of good vet news today.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on October 01, 2014, 12:08:29 PM
 ;D  ;D  :-* Good for Kozy on having a good wellness checkup today!  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 01, 2014, 07:28:28 PM
I'm glad Kozy had a good checkup!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on October 01, 2014, 07:37:02 PM
Whaaaat?  How did you accomplish that without anesthesia?!  The only way Sophers allows anything to be done to her is if she is out.   ::) :P :-*  What a good boy, Kozy!!!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 01, 2014, 11:55:20 PM
I'm glad that Kozy was so cooperative at his vet visit, and that he is doing well.  I hope those lab results are good news also!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 02, 2014, 06:58:10 AM
Sandi, I think he was anesthetized by fear!  His eyes were so big the whole time, poor little guy. 

As soon as we got home he chowed down on breakfast and made his rounds, checking in with me every so often for a scritch and a pet.  He was very friendly!  I think he felt accomplished, lol.  But last night he started acting punky so everything caught up with him.  He didn't eat his late dinner overnight and hasn't come out from under the bed this morning.  I took his food to him, but DH is home talking to the adjustor so I'm sure he won't come out until it's quiet and everything is back to normal.

I'll post the lab results when I get them.  Thanks, Mandy, Ned, caylee, catmom, GKit, catbird and merrihart!   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 02, 2014, 10:34:38 AM
His labs are great, the low fat diet is working in regards to his hyperlipidemia that was diagnosed last year.  His cholesterol last year was 657, now it's 384 with 305 being high normal.  Triglycerides were 6,000, now 364 with 90 the high normal.  The vet is thrilled with how far the values have dropped.  Everything else was in normal range. 

She said to try feeding 1/4 can less of Wellness to battle his weight gain, and I said I'd try to get him more active.  :D

He did come out to eat this morning and let me comb him.  So I think he's getting back to normal.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on October 02, 2014, 12:05:37 PM
Love the drastically improved numbers! You're doing something right, for sure.   :D

Glad that insurance is taking care of so much. It will be messy during the repairs, but so nice once it's done.



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 02, 2014, 03:50:12 PM
Wow! That's a big difference in his numbers! That diet is really working for him (except the excess weight  :D) Glad he's feeling at little better after the trip to the vet!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 02, 2014, 04:25:01 PM
Fizzy,
Those are great lab results!  I'm so glad that the diet treatment is working for him!   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on October 02, 2014, 04:53:26 PM
Great results! Good job Kozy and Fizzy!   :D That's a huge improvement in a pretty short time.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on October 02, 2014, 09:32:41 PM
Wait a minute.  He lets you comb him?!

 :D

I'm so glad to hear the good report card!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 07, 2014, 03:29:59 PM
Wait a minute.  He lets you comb him?!

 :D

I'm so glad to hear the good report card!

Yes!  He has always let me comb him.  Silly boy. 

I just gave him some zyrtec. :(  He's been sneezing and snorting since Friday, 2 days after his vet appt.   I increased the l-lysine and yesterday he was sneezing less often.  He just now started dripping from his eyes.  I did open the windows today and now I'm wondering if he's having a reaction to all of the shredded landscaping from the storm.  But it's probably a herpes episode that he picked up at the vet.  Hopefully the zyrtec will dry him up.  I called the vet yesterday and asked about using it, they told me to use chlor-trimeton.  Since he seemed better, I didn't buy any but I do have the zyrtec on hand.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 07, 2014, 08:54:28 PM
Sorry to hear Kozy has a stuffy nose. I hope the zyrtec helps him get back to his old self quickly!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 07, 2014, 08:57:33 PM
Fizzy,
It does sound like a herpes flare-up.  Herpes lies dormant in the cat until some stressor causes a flare-up.  He didn't "catch" it, it was just activated from the stress of the vet visit.  Give the increased l-lysine until he feels better.  If you want to use the antihistamine, Zyrtec is better than chlortrimeton since the chlortrimeton causes drowsiness and Zyrtec does not.  The Zyrtec dose is 1/2 of the 10 mg tablet.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 08, 2014, 07:07:56 AM
Thanks, Mandycat.  I don't like the drowsiness of the chlor-trimeton, either.  His eyes dried up and he's snorting and sneezing about the same as yesterday.  He looks like he doesn't feel great, but he's eating well, grooming, and playing.  Thanks for all the good thoughts, everyone.  :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on October 08, 2014, 07:05:01 PM
Crud!  I hope he didnt pick something up at the vet office!  Keep us posted on how he does.  Kozy boy, we hope you feel better real soon.  I hate it when you take a healthy cat to the vet and they come home sick, thats sometimes why I dont want to take Sophers, some of them get so stressed out, poor babies. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catmom5 on October 09, 2014, 05:10:41 AM
Hope Kozy is feeling better now. It's hard watching them when they aren't feeling well.  :-\


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 10, 2014, 06:09:29 AM
Kozy's sniffles are pretty much gone.  Thanks for the good thoughts!  :-*  Does anyone know if zyrtec acts like an appetite stimulant?  I gave him just the one dose on Monday evening but he has been eating everything in sight since then.  I've never seen him eat like this.   :P  Of course it happens now that I'm supposed to be cutting back a bit on his food. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 10, 2014, 04:30:57 PM
Well, I take Zyrtec daily, maybe that's my excuse!  :D

I think it could potentially have appetite stimulating effects. Or maybe Kozy is so glad he can smell food again that he's just chowing down. I'm so glad he feels better.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 10, 2014, 09:20:13 PM
I agree with catbird. He probably can smell his food again. Sorry that he's being a piggy though! But at least he's feeling better!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on October 10, 2014, 09:25:53 PM
Yes! Zyrtec definitely has appetite stimulant effects.  We recommend it all the time on the Yahoo Hyper-t Group for cats who are having appetite issues.  It works well and has no side effects like some of the prescription appetite stimulants that vets prescribe. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on October 11, 2014, 03:15:57 AM
Awww, his appetite must mean he must be feeling so much better!  I'm so happy to hear that!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 13, 2014, 06:42:01 AM
Yes! Zyrtec definitely has appetite stimulant effects.  We recommend it all the time on the Yahoo Hyper-t Group for cats who are having appetite issues.  It works well and has no side effects like some of the prescription appetite stimulants that vets prescribe. 

Thank you, Mandycat!  I thought that must be it.  I've never seen him eat like that before!  lol.  If we ever need it in the future, it's good to know it works.

LOL, catbird!  Now that I think about it, I took zyrtec for years.  That's my excuse, too.  :D  When I stopped taking it, I lost weight! (just a coincidence I believe.)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on October 22, 2014, 11:39:52 AM
Mom!!  Someone stole my color!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3949/14981081893_a5f8cf0eef_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on October 22, 2014, 01:03:39 PM
Lol! :-)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on October 22, 2014, 02:07:00 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on October 22, 2014, 02:25:33 PM
 :D  ;D  :P


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on October 22, 2014, 02:33:04 PM
Super caption! ;D ;D ;D

And the shadows are outstanding in black and white.  I love his whiskers, too!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on October 22, 2014, 03:02:26 PM
Yahahaaa!   ;D

Looooove those wild whiskers!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on October 22, 2014, 05:07:09 PM
Perfectly captured and captioned!  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on October 23, 2014, 04:57:25 AM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on October 23, 2014, 10:22:28 PM
Great shot Fizzy!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on December 04, 2014, 03:05:31 PM
Love that capture of Kozy, and the caption!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on December 16, 2014, 08:31:34 AM
Meowy Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my Itchmo friends!(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7501/16035817482_483b8dd276_c.jpg)



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on December 16, 2014, 08:43:32 AM
And a merry Christmas to you, too, Kozy Claus, er, Claws!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on December 16, 2014, 09:43:26 AM
 ;D Merry Christmas to you beautiful Kozy and please tell Fizzy to have a Merry Christmas too.  ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 16, 2014, 10:09:47 AM
Merry Christmas, Kozy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on December 16, 2014, 10:12:56 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on December 16, 2014, 06:53:26 PM
Meowy Christmas, Kozy!   :-*

The lighting is great in that picture, Fizzy!



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: petslave on December 16, 2014, 08:12:39 PM
Oh gorgeous Kozy - did you make your Christmas cards from that Fizzy? 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on December 19, 2014, 03:58:53 PM
Merry Christmas Kozy, you beautiful boy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on December 19, 2014, 04:51:43 PM
Love the Santa hat ! Merry Christmas Kozy  :-*.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on December 20, 2014, 10:11:07 PM
 ;D :D :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on December 21, 2014, 02:22:16 PM
Merry Christmas to Kozy and Fizzy! Stunning picture, I too love the light on Kozy's fur!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 11, 2015, 11:16:27 AM
Oh gorgeous Kozy - did you make your Christmas cards from that Fizzy? 

No I didn't but maybe I'll use it next year.   :)  He does know how to pose, lol!  At least when he's not running away from me. ::)

I call this one Low Angle Freckle.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/16068910030_15fe06208d_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on January 11, 2015, 12:30:53 PM
I love the angle of this photo! It really emphasizes Kozy's nose freckle and his beautiful eyes!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: caylee on January 11, 2015, 01:51:42 PM
Another great photo, Fizzy!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on January 11, 2015, 02:42:55 PM
Kozy is indeed a master at posing.  I think this one is "Thoughtful".  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on January 12, 2015, 12:17:45 AM
Absolutely beautiful Fizzy! That cute nose freckle peeking over the horizon!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on January 12, 2015, 10:51:32 AM
I could just kiss that nose!!!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: petslave on January 12, 2015, 03:08:41 PM
Another gorgeous photo of little Mr. Gorgeous himself. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 14, 2015, 03:20:17 PM
 :-* :-* :-*  He's always so super cute.  And the freckle.  The freckle.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on January 17, 2015, 07:59:47 PM
Stunning photo! It really shows off his eyes and his little freckle!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Sandi K on January 25, 2015, 11:47:23 AM
Awwww, his eyes are so bright and as usual, his red hair is just stunning.  He looks like a lover-boy.   :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 05, 2015, 10:03:29 PM
Kozy had his annual exam 11/3/15 which he tolerated as well as could be expected.  Exam, labs, nail trim and rabies vaccine.  He seemed fine the rest of the day and most of 11/4.  Last night he didn't eat and hasn't eaten much at all today.  So here I am looking at this thread and the same thing happened last year, only sooner. Duh, I didn't even remember.  Bad mom.  I shall break out the zyrtec to jump start his appetite again.  I spoke with the tech this afternoon and she put him on Saturday's schedule just in case.

His labs were all normal, except the triglycerides which are higher than last year but still nothing like they were when he was diagnosed, so the vet said she'd see us next fall.  Works for me!  Oh, and IDEXX has a new test, SDMA, that can identify kidney disease much earlier than BUN/creatinine.  Thankfully Kozy tsted normal in that, too.  I don't know how I would ever give him fluids.

Other than the above, he's doing great.  He still has his issues but who doesn't?  Lol


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on November 06, 2015, 05:02:17 AM
Aw, I'm sorry he is feeling bad :(  Darned vaccines. 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on November 06, 2015, 04:48:29 PM
Hope he is feeling better soon ! Great news on the new kidney function test  :).


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 07, 2015, 11:12:37 AM
Thanks, merrihart and lesliek.   :)

I did take him back to the vet again today.  I only got 1/2 of the zyrtec dose into him late yesterday, he was not cooperative.  It didn't do much and he still isn't eating very much so I thought I'd better take him.  He's slightly dehydrated and has lost 6 oz since Tuesday so he got some fluids, a dose of Cerenia in case he's nauseated, and they got the full dose of zyrtec into him.  It took 2 techs to hold him!  Little squirmer boy.  The vet agreed that he doesn't look bad!  Other than not eating, he acts completely normal.

We're back home and he seems fine, although he does not like the hump from the fluids, lol.  Hopefully he'll get to eating better now.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on November 07, 2015, 12:16:17 PM
Poor Kozy, I hope he feels much better soon.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on November 07, 2015, 02:33:11 PM
Some cats go "off" a little for a few days after vaccines.  Maybe that is the problem for Kozy.  I hope he feels better soon! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 08, 2015, 10:06:25 AM
Thanks Meowli and Mandycat.  He's been eating on his own so I think we're in the clear.  I sure wish he didn't have to deal with the after effects of the vaccine!  I've had kitties act "off" with vaccines but never like this guy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on November 08, 2015, 06:03:49 PM
Glad to hear he's doing better Fizzy. Sorry he had to go through that though, poor guy.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on November 08, 2015, 10:02:40 PM
Glad to hear he is feeling better. Some cats indeed feel a bit off after vaccines, Sophie would just sleep for days. Freeze dried chicken is a great appetite enhancer for mine.

Concerning pills, some of mine are quite problematic but by now I had so much practice with Max that I manage to get pills into others without lots of problems. Well, this morning I missed with Metronidazole with poor Stefie (boys have been having bad diarrhoea over the weekend, no idea why, so its five days of metronidazole for Stefie and Max every morning, plus Max's regular three daily pills for his liver problem) and he ended spitting it up and foaming all over the house, but half an hour later I got it into him without any problem. That stuff must taste horrible.

So my pill giving tips:
1. Catch them when they are quite sleepy and in a comfortable place but without much room to get away.
2. Lift the chin, hold the pill on the side of the mouth behind the big teeth.
3. When the mouth is open, tilt head further back and pop in the pill at the back of the tongue, it goes straight in.

then pet the cat and tell him/her what a good boy/girl he/she is, give a treat and behave as if nothing unusual happened. "Who, me, giving you a pill? Of course not... Just a bad dream... Now go back to sleep and dream of lots of tuna"


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on November 09, 2015, 05:17:20 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on November 13, 2015, 02:52:52 PM
So sorry Kozy went through all that, Fizzy. Glad he's better now.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on November 21, 2015, 08:37:00 PM
Glad Kozy is better now. Might I shamelessly beg for a pic? ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 22, 2015, 10:05:48 AM
Thanks Ned, alek0, merrihart, catwoods and GKit.  He's completely back to normal.  Well, actually better than normal!  lol  For some reason he acts braver after each vet visit.   :D  He lets me put him on my lap now for a minute or two.  He's just so darn CUTE!  He's super affectionate with me, and is slowly getting better with DH at times.

GKit, you don't need to beg!   ;D  I shot this a couple of weeks ago.  He was in his morning sunspot so I call it Good Morning Sunshine.  It's rare when he doesn't run when he sees the camera so I'm happy to share this.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5773/22949082005_8924ca1a40_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on November 22, 2015, 06:09:18 PM
Oh, smooches!  :-* He's got such an adorable chin!

That's a super sharp pic, Fizzy. It's awesome.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on November 23, 2015, 02:45:46 AM
Wonderful close-up. Kozy is as handsome as ever!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on November 24, 2015, 05:53:19 PM
Absolutely beautiful shot Fizzy! He is just gorgeous!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on November 25, 2015, 05:09:38 AM
Gorgeous red boy, with lovely freckles!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 27, 2015, 01:17:30 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/779/22701234953_86a6afa113_c.jpg)

He sat like this in the dark kitchen for fifteen minutes, staring at me while I sat on the couch.   ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on November 27, 2015, 01:38:02 PM
Ooh, I know "the look"....I think cats have absolutely perfected it....also most effective while sitting next to an empty food dish... ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on November 27, 2015, 01:43:41 PM
 ;D  ;D Gotta love the very proper tail curl around.  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on November 27, 2015, 02:22:12 PM
Kozy takes a stunning portrait! Lovely detail in the first one, and the second one is a study in feline concentration!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on November 27, 2015, 03:18:32 PM
LOL, thanks!  He has never done this before.  The last few weeks he's finished his meals way too soon and then expects the next meal to magically appear.  He usually just sits in the middle of the kitchen, waiting silently.  But this time when he positioned himself in front of his dish, I just cracked up!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catbird on November 27, 2015, 06:06:56 PM
I can just see him applying the "feline mind meld"!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: ranger on November 28, 2015, 04:10:36 AM
Too cute, maybe he wants dessert. ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on November 28, 2015, 07:29:14 AM
 ;D :D :) He has that look down pat !


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on November 28, 2015, 07:49:36 AM
Looks like he's trained you well!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on November 28, 2015, 02:20:41 PM
Good Morning Sunshine, indeed!   :-*   How handsome!

I laughed at that Feed Me shot.  I can just imagine the thoughts going through his head seeing you continue to sit on your couch as he starves to death LOL.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on December 03, 2015, 08:33:12 AM
Oh, that shot is priceless!   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 22, 2018, 04:45:56 PM
WHAT?!  I haven't posted any pics of Kozy in over 2 years???  Well, we'll just have to fix that.  ;)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4654/40324034061_0b058d1170_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on February 22, 2018, 05:11:02 PM
 :-* He's as handsome as ever! Looking forward to more pictures!  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 22, 2018, 05:15:56 PM
Maybe, Ned!  :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: shadowmice on February 23, 2018, 06:13:34 AM
Gorgeous!  :o


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on February 23, 2018, 02:49:04 PM
 :D  The nose freckle gets me every time!

(What photo system are you using again?  May I ask?)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 23, 2018, 04:59:19 PM
August, I use flickr.  That freckle gets me, too!   :D



Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on February 26, 2018, 08:26:22 AM
hi Kozy!  Your looking so good. <3


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on February 26, 2018, 02:30:30 PM
Flickr!  Thanks!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on March 19, 2018, 11:00:27 AM
 :-* Kozy! You’re lookin’ fine!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 06, 2018, 09:33:36 AM
This is what we see as we drive away......"I don't understand, I in here, why you out there?"

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/896/41189644651_1e4380c245_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on April 06, 2018, 08:09:07 PM
Awwwww..... so sad looking! 


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on April 07, 2018, 09:26:58 AM
Awwwww..... so sad looking! 

Hi, Mandycat!  Eh, I wouldn't worry too much about him being sad. ;)  That's his look for sad, mad, happy, and hungry.  LOL!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on April 07, 2018, 05:37:11 PM
Awwwww... He is so cute.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on April 08, 2018, 01:20:31 PM
Kozy!  :-*

(I feel like he’s mentally willing me to do something with that one look, though...)  ;)  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on April 09, 2018, 01:28:02 AM
That looks to me more like, "Ugh, finally some peace and quiet.  I'll just make sure they really leave and then it's nap time."   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on April 09, 2018, 08:02:51 PM
LOL August!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: merrihart on April 10, 2018, 03:55:06 AM
He does look like he's plotting something there!  :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on April 10, 2018, 06:23:04 AM
I agree ,looks like he was making sure you did not come back in for anything! What did he get up to while you were gone ?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: catwoods on July 03, 2018, 04:07:59 PM
What stunning portraits of Kozy! And I love the mysterious window picture.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 02, 2019, 07:45:33 PM
Steve and I received the most wonderful Christmas card this year and I want to share it with you.  My friend has seen my photos of Kozy, and did a water color of one of the shots.  We were so touched by it.  I know you will all love it!  Freckles included! :D

***SEE PHOTO BELOW***


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on January 02, 2019, 07:52:41 PM
 :-* ;)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Mandycat on January 02, 2019, 09:01:40 PM
That is truly special!  What a wonderful friend.   :)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Meowli on January 03, 2019, 05:24:35 AM
Wow! Great portrait of  handsome Kozy


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 03, 2019, 08:35:16 AM
This is a better shot of the wonderful card.  I'm sorry, the first photo doesn't do it justice.  And how did I not notice the heart in the lower left corner before now?    :-* :-* :-*

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4805/45862945364_c3982af9bf_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 04, 2019, 01:15:06 PM
This is so awesome - and the artwork looks vaguely familiar?   :)

I absolutely love that heart.  And the freckle (no duh there).  The colors have such a warm, feel-good vibe.   :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: lesliek on January 05, 2019, 06:32:55 AM
That is amazing ! I agree with August,looks familiar  ::)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on January 06, 2019, 03:00:26 PM
That is so cool! I love it captures Kozy’s expression perfectly.  ;D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 13, 2019, 06:37:22 PM
Mr. Serious  :D
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4814/46008268044_72b70b6c53_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on January 14, 2019, 11:11:34 AM
Hey Handsome!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on January 14, 2019, 11:41:15 AM
Gahhhh!  That pout is so kiss-calling!   :D :-*


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on January 14, 2019, 08:33:15 PM
He has incredible whiskers, so long! And if I am seeing this correctly he has some black whiskers in addition to white?


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 14, 2019, 10:08:16 PM
He has incredible whiskers, so long! And if I am seeing this correctly he has some black whiskers in addition to white?

Yes, you see correctly lol.  He also has a few black hairs near the inside of his ears.  Maybe to complement his black eyeliner!   :D

I’m pretty amazed I got this shot.  He sat on the coffee table for several minutes while I clicked away.  He always, I mean Always, turns away when I point the camera at him.  Don’t know why he let me this time.  Unfortunately most of the shots were focused on his nose, not his eyes.  I mean, how can you not focus on those eyes!!    :o


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on January 16, 2019, 02:21:58 PM
He is so handsome and that is a great shot!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: shadowmice on January 29, 2019, 04:56:10 PM
Awesome photo! Handsome cat!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on January 31, 2019, 07:21:46 AM
Thanks, Ned and shadowmice.  He is pretty darn cute.   :D


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: Fizzy1 on February 16, 2019, 02:42:34 PM
Kozy was sitting in the sunlight so I took a chance and got up pretty close to him on the floor.  He didn't run away!  He was being quite bashful and wouldn't look at me. 

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7904/46382450394_812219bf05_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: alek0 on February 16, 2019, 10:28:34 PM
Great photo of a handsome kitty!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: NedF on February 17, 2019, 06:58:39 PM
He is looking a bit reserved there. The lighting and dark background seem to fit his mood just right though!


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: August on February 18, 2019, 11:20:16 AM
"Mood."

Geez, it's like you took Kozy in for a professional shoot, Fizzy.  Really nice photo.


Title: Re: Kozy
Post by: GKit on February 19, 2019, 01:18:40 AM
What a gorgeous portrait of Kozy, Fizzy! Beautiful shot. And super kissable nose!  :-*