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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 09:52 PM

update on stray cat rescue

Last edited Fri Feb 19, 2021, 11:37 PM - Edit history (2)

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so we brought her to vet today. We were surprised to find she is 9 to 10 yr old . She had been spayed before. The vet did not find any chip. That poor kitten probably got abandoned. She tested negative for feline leukemia which is great.

Vet found she had a rotten tooth so she removed it. She also has some skin dermatitis. Its not contagious and can be easily remedied with meds. A bit of cataract in one eye and a minor heart murmur. Vet gave her all the shots, dewormed her. We got her a nice flea colar ( we use Soresta , it works really well in our area) , a bed and a cat litter box.

No wonder she was done wanting to live outside and kept meowing at us until we took her in. She is a senior cat and was in 20F temps at night.

So she is home hiding under a china cabinet . Our bigger male cat is too fat to get to her so she has a safe space.

I guess she will slowly come out given time. When we are not monitoring , we keep the door closed to avoid having the other cat laying siege to the spot where she is hiding and scaring her.

He is getting used to her smell.


update 02/19.

we opened the door to the room. other cat zooms in to go to the kitchen where we keep the treats , realizes the other cat is in the way, put the brakes on, slide 90 degrees aside to dodge her and carries on...
Apparently no animosity , they are respecting each other's boundaries.



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drray23 Feb 2021 OP
liberalmuse Feb 2021 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2021 #2
Danmel Feb 2021 #3
drray23 Feb 2021 #4
More_Cowbell Feb 2021 #13
drray23 Feb 2021 #14
Skittles Feb 2021 #5
drray23 Feb 2021 #6
Skittles Feb 2021 #7
drray23 Feb 2021 #8
Skittles Feb 2021 #12
Boomer Feb 2021 #9
Skittles Feb 2021 #10
Laffy Kat Feb 2021 #11

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 09:55 PM

1. You're a damn good human!

Thank for rescuing that poor kitty. Bless you!

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 09:57 PM

2. Thanks for taking in this cat and getting her some vet care!

I hope she settles in soon.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 10:04 PM

3. Thank you for your kindness

What is her name?

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Response to Danmel (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 10:07 PM

4. well, my wife is considering several names

chanceuse ( lucky one in french) , phrine fisher or pixie.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:25 AM

13. Just for the vet records ...

If your wife is thinking of the mystery character on TV, her name is spelled Phryne Fisher. Very pretty! (There are also books.)

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:28 AM

14. yes indeed. I made a typo.

We did watch the whole tv serie.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 10:12 PM

5. I adopted a cat like that

about that age, spayed but no chip...was told someone had moved out of the apt complex and left her. I had fed her for years but could never adopt her because she kept attacking my cat.....when that cat passed away, she moved right in (I am her forever home).

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 10:14 PM

6. we are fortunate. she is a gentle soul.

she did not try to attack or show any agression toward our cat. she is a bit submissive.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 10:37 PM

7. what is very odd

is when another stray showed up, I figured she would run him off - but she started playing with him......they're both asleep on my bed right now

she must have had it in for my other cat

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 10:42 PM

8. maybe he was a colleague stray cat from olden days

old buddy from the streets.. 😁

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Response to drray23 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:53 PM

12. that other one had been a stray, but only as a kitten

I never knew what it was about him that just set her off.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:44 PM

9. Yup, sometimes it's personal

The back alleys of our neighborhood are filled with strays and ferals, with new crops of kittens nearly year round. The end result is that we have four adults and two kittens in our household now. They all get along with one major exception: a few years ago we took in a young cat (about 10mos) and she absolutely hates our oldest male cat.

We think he may have bullied her when she was living in the alley behind our house. He's a bit of wuss, not bold enough to pick a fight with another adult male, but he runs off the adolescent kittens who get too close to our yard. But Willow is not a kitten anymore and she holds a grudge. Big time.

They can't be in the same room together, so we're always shuffling them into different rooms and closing doors so she can't get at him. The very sight of him through a window or through a glass-paned door is enough to send her into a fury, hackles raised, growling. And he's terrified of her now. He won't come in the house until he's sure she's not lying in wait for him. She even stalks him outdoors, but he's quite athletic and she's rather puffy and slow, so he gets away easily. Good thing or she'd have chased him into another state by now.

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Response to Boomer (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:51 PM

10. interesting

that other cat of mine was so mellow, I never could figure out what exactly it was about him that set her off but she would viciously attack....now she's an old gentle soul

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:52 PM

11. You're a nice person.

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