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 on: May 13, 2020, 05:01:29 PM 
Started by merrihart - Last post by alek0
Indeed lots of cats! Pics please, really looking forward to seeing all the new kitties.

 on: May 13, 2020, 10:46:31 AM 
Started by alek0 - Last post by lesliek
I think you are doing great !

 on: May 13, 2020, 06:27:48 AM 
Started by merrihart - Last post by merrihart
Well, it's been a long long while!  I didn't realize how long.  I've been working 2 jobs, and putting in tons of overtime...and then!

March 16th they shut the State Government offices down, and since I work for the state, we were down for the count.  I'm lucky though, my position has official work from home capacity.  I was still pretty busy work wise till just recently, as we have caught up on the paperwork requirements, for the most part.  I still have back burner stuff I can do, but I'm still not doing it.  LOL

So, today I had a question, and came here to see if you guys could answer it.  It's in the cat food section.  I hope you guys are still around!   most of the posts are pretty old.

The sad news first:  Sir Whiskers passed away at 16 years old, in September of 2018.  I was away for the weekend, and my pet sitter called me.  I raced to my vet, and she brought him with her.  It was his time, I had known it was coming, but it was still very hard, especially since I wasn't home for him.

Blackfoot has gone to live with my brother and mother!  My household was too busy for him, with his injury.  Mom's house is one story and my brother needed a cat.  He is highly functioning autistic, and does better with animals.  They love each other!  So it is a match made in Heaven.  Blackfoot is thriving, and my brother has a focus outside of himself.

I still have a house full of cats though!  In order of age:  Miss Lilly, Bisi, Beau, CorLeone, Niniane, Neve, YumYum, Thumbelina, and Little Miss!
Also, I'm currently fostering:  Ares, Candy, and Aisling
And soon I will be adding Fox to my brood!

Quite a houseful!

Miss Lilly:  Probably about 15 years old now, She is deaf, as far as I can tell, and mostly blind, but still sees shadows out of the left eye.  She sleeps a lot, and sometimes misses snacks because she sleeps so deeply now.  Has arthritis in her back really bad.

Bisi:  Has had her ups and downs.  She throws up a lot, and only holds down the plain cooked chicken on some days.  It's gotten to the point where that's the only thing she wants to eat.  She is now 10 years old.  Where did the time go!

Beau:  Has chronic inflamed bladder.  He still pees outside the box a lot.  He was getting regular dosage of clavamox for his bladder and that does seem to work.  I have been lax lately, and need to start him back on that.  He still eats everything and mooches off other cats' plates.

Niniane:  Niniane is 3 years old, and will be 4 on June 1st.  She is CorLeone's full sister.  She's a little grumpy with all the cats, but generally gets along with everyone except Bisi.  Since I"ve been home, it's been better, and Bisi is calming down a lot toward her.  I think Bisi now finds it fun to stir Niniane up and get her to react.  *sigh* She came to me when her home became unsafe due to a divorce.

CorLeone:  Cor is just 3 years old!  His birthday is in April.  He had bladder surgery two years ago on Memorial Day.  Ammonium Urate Stones. He then followed that with a bad UTI, not unexpected.  He gets motion sick in the car, so traveling with him gets....messy.  But he's been really good since then, and is a gentleman.  

Neve:  Neve is 2 years old, with her birthday in December.  She is Niniane's best friend in the house.  She had a kink at the very end of her tail, but it doesn't bother her.  She's been pretty grumpy lately, but before that she was getting along with everyone just fine.  She's beginning to be ok with Bisi, with me being home to referee.  

YumYum:  YumYum was a present from CorLeone's breeder.  She will be two in July.  She is a calm, laid back lady and I adore her.  She seems to get along with everyone, even Bisi.

Thumbelina:  Thumbelina suffered an injury soon after she was born, and suffered from Pneumothorax.  That's when the chest cavity fills with air.  Somehow she sustained 5 broken ribs.  Before you jump to conclusions, she was not abused by her human breeder.  It's possible her mother sat on her, or backhanded her into a vanity.  They were being housed in her master bathroom, being litter trained.  She was rushed to the emergency vet, and then told she needed a criticalist, which that vet didn't have.  Off to another emergency vet hospital that had multiple specialists on hand.  x-rays revealed the broken ribs, and a radiologist confirmed that it was an injury, not an illness.  She couldn't be operated on, she was too young, so she spent 9 days in intensive care, and then came home.  She had a relapse a couple months later, and the person who was supposed to get her backed out.  So, she came to me to finish healing, and she is staying. Too much change and stress in her life already.  She also seems to get along fine with Bisi.

Little Miss:  Little Miss is still a baby.  She came to me as just a wee thing.  She was born in September, and was slow to grow.  She was the smallest of her litter.  She has formed a tight bond with YumYum.

Those are MY cats.  So many!  I guess I'm a sucker huh?  LOL

Now my fosters:

Ares:  Ares has luxating patellas and needed a place where he could heal after surgery.  I have a large two story cage, and he has been recuperating in the upper level.  He has a follow-up today with the surgeon to see how he's doing.  It's a month late, but non-necessary visits were canceled in April.  He has someone interested in adopting him, once he is cleared by the surgeon.  He might need his other knee corrected as well, but we shall see.

Candy:  Candy is going to a home in Japan.  OH MY!  She is serving her 180 day quarantine at my house.  Her future cat dad is already over there.  (Yes, I am gullible.) She is 10 months old.  Her quarantine period will be over around June 5th.  But no idea if he will be allowed to import her, now.

Aisling:  Asiling is going to a friend of mine in Hawaii.  We were getting her ready to go when Hawaii stopped all animal imports due to the virus.  We are waiting for the state to open imports up again, and then we can do her 10 day health cert, and off she goes!  Aisling likes to sleep on my throat.  Huh  She is 9 months old, but only a couple weeks behind Candy.

And finally, my newest kitten Fox.  Fox is coming to me permanently.  He is 2 months old now and will be coming to me after his second FVRCP shot.   I can't wait!  

On the other hand, I just might be insane.  LOL

This is a lot of cats in my house.

 on: May 13, 2020, 05:57:24 AM 
Started by GKit - Last post by merrihart
 Cheesy Love the fridge pic!  I always introduce a new cat to the fridge after the scare Bisi gave me when she was a kitten.  Helps keep them from getting trapped in.

 on: May 13, 2020, 05:56:22 AM 
Started by Steve - Last post by merrihart
Beautiful pictures.  Photobucket has been such a disappointment over the last year or so.  But hopefully we will find an alternative.

 on: May 13, 2020, 05:55:18 AM 
Started by catwoods - Last post by merrihart
Ah, i'm so sorry about Ultraviolet.  But good news on Franklin!  How are they all doing now?

 on: May 13, 2020, 05:52:41 AM 
Started by Fizzy1 - Last post by merrihart
Fizzy1 you get amazing pictures of Kozy.  I am jealous.

 on: May 13, 2020, 05:51:22 AM 
Started by Meowli - Last post by merrihart
Ahh, you have a cabinet opener too!  LOL  Don't you just love it?   Tongue

 on: May 13, 2020, 05:50:10 AM 
Started by NedF - Last post by merrihart
I love the pics of Haboob!  I think I remember when you adopted him.  Glad you guys are making progress.

 on: May 13, 2020, 05:44:46 AM 
Started by alek0 - Last post by merrihart
I"m glad your kitties are doing so well!  I think of you often, actually, because i have learned so much through your posts.

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