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post #31 of 45
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My son has one of the lazer pointer things somewhere.
The girls used to love to chase it, but they could care less about it now.

He does love shoelaces...my daughter tied one to a rule last night and she played with him for the longest time...he loved it.

Off topic a little...my Sister called me about an hour ago so I told her we brought Kidd in.
She said "You're nuts, you guys are turning into one of those crazy families you see on TV, where they go in and take 50 cats out of the house."
First of all, there's a big difference between 4 cats and 50 cats and most importantly we take care of our cats, unlike the 'crazy families' you see on TV.
Oh well, she's a dog person she just doesn't understand!!
post #32 of 45
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...Oh well, she's a dog person she just doesn't understand!!
Cats rule and dogs drool!

Of course, I love dogs too. We were going to stop at 2 cats... but....

And you are SO right. Hoarding is a disease. Quite a few people on this site care for between 10 and 20 indoor cats. I never understood how that could be managed. Four years into it and six cats later, I do understand. It's a passion, and it's love.

It's not something I think just anyone should do, but the difference is in the ability to stop when you get to the point that you cannot effectively care for all of them anymore, and that number is different for everyone.

post #33 of 45
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Exactly, we know four is the limit for us...of course Mason thought two should have been the limit, but I soon told him otherwise
We have four kids and four cats and that's where it's going to stop..on both kinds of babies!!!

Of course I'll still help my neighbor feed the remaining strays that hang around, but I know we can't bring anymore inside.
She has five herself or she would have taken Kidd in when he first came.

And I just found out from the little girl across the street why she called my new baby Kidd.
She said it's because of his yellow eyes...she said it made her think of the sun and that led to her thinking of the Sundance Kid...which led to her calling him Kidd.
post #34 of 45
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Of course I'll still help my neighbor feed the remaining strays that hang around, but I know we can't bring anymore inside.
She has five herself or she would have taken Kidd in when he first came.
Along with assisting with feeding...could you find a way to get these cats spayed/neutered?? That is the single best way to stabilize a feral or stray population and avoid additional pregnancies.

Katie
post #35 of 45
i'm just reading this for the first time and oh my goodness what a wonderful
story and i am so glad you brought him inside.
when i was reading the beginning i was thinking that i don't think that just
because males spray outside that once they are fixed or even if they are
not that they would necessarily spray inside. so i am so glad you brought
him inside !!!! what an angel you and your husband and the vet is !!

a few things..... ask the vet about testing his poop for worms and
parasites and until you are sure he has NO worms and No parasites you
should Not let him come in contact with your other cats. and you must
make sure you wash your hands every single time you touch him or anything
in the room he is staying in. treating one cat for worms and/or parasites
can be a pain in the butt but treating four cats .... well..... lets just say
you want to avoid that LOL !!

congrats on your new addition and thank you so much for saving him !!
can't wait to see pictures of all your furbabies !!
post #36 of 45
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Along with assisting with feeding...could you find a way to get these cats spayed/neutered?? That is the single best way to stabilize a feral or stray population and avoid additional pregnancies.

Katie
The only ones left are three males and a female...the males are all neutered.
They belonged to the people who used to live in the neighbors house...when they moved they left their cats...real nice people
The female was spayed very recently...her belly is still pretty much hairless and you can see the scar fairly well.
We put up posters, called the radio station...small town so they do lost and found announcements at least 5 times a day, we also put an ad in the paper, but nobody seems to want to claim her.
One of the other neighbors keeps saying she's going to take her in, but so far she hasn't.
A pregnant female showed up recently...she's now living in another neighbors basement and will be spayed as soon as she has the babies and they are weaned.
It just breaks my heart that these people have thrown these babies away like they were garbage.
post #37 of 45
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i'm just reading this for the first time and oh my goodness what a wonderful
story and i am so glad you brought him inside.
when i was reading the beginning i was thinking that i don't think that just
because males spray outside that once they are fixed or even if they are
not that they would necessarily spray inside. so i am so glad you brought
him inside !!!! what an angel you and your husband and the vet is !!

a few things..... ask the vet about testing his poop for worms and
parasites and until you are sure he has NO worms and No parasites you
should Not let him come in contact with your other cats. and you must
make sure you wash your hands every single time you touch him or anything
in the room he is staying in. treating one cat for worms and/or parasites
can be a pain in the butt but treating four cats .... well..... lets just say
you want to avoid that LOL !!

congrats on your new addition and thank you so much for saving him !!
can't wait to see pictures of all your furbabies !!
I was in love with Kidd from the second I layed eyes on him.
He makes me think so much of my sweet little Maggie.
My Husband kept telling me that he wasn't Maggie...I know that and I know this is going to sound "Out there" but it was almost like we were supposed to buy this house so that I could see him as if Maggie sent us here to find him...I know I sound like a wacko!

The Vet is going to check for worms and parasites...I'm going to make sure of that, but I think he probably would have anyway but I'm not taking any chances so I'm going to remind him.

I make sure I was my hands in VERY hot water after I'm done playing with him...I even change clothes and shoes!

I knew we had to take him in, I didn't feel like there was any other choice he's so sweet and really still a baby I just felt like the longer he was outside the more chance there was that something would happen to him and if it had I couldn't have lived with myself.

I was going to take pictures of the girls and Kidd yesterday, but Gracie isn't very happy right now...she's still under the bed, I just went in and laid down on the floor and talked to her..all I got in return was hissed and spit at
So as soon as Gracie is done with her hissy fit I'll be posting pictures of all four....knowing Gracie that could take awhile!!
post #38 of 45
well i have all fingers and paws crossed for no worms or parasites and
negative on all feline tests (the aids and luk tests) and that your kittys
then accept him quickly.

all 3 of my cats are from outside. the last one is still part in a dog cage/pen
and part in the bathroom and part in the apt on a leash and sometimes
not on a leash if i have the laser light out to distract him. my other two
are NOT happy he is here especially my other male cat. both are acting
very aggressive towards each other to say the least and so it has definately
been trying on my nerves to the point of my low times where i think i am
going to have to find him another home. but i am not giving up. its only
been 3 1/2 months. but for you i will say extra kitty prayers for a faster
acceptance than that LOL !!!

good luck and please keep us updated !
post #39 of 45
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its only
been 3 1/2 months. but for you i will say extra kitty prayers for a faster
acceptance than that LOL !!!

good luck and please keep us updated !
Thank you.
Gracie has decided to come out from under the bed, I woke up in the middle of the night with her laying on my chest and her face about a millimeter from mine!

I just cleaned Kidds litter box again and his poop still isn't solid and he drank the milk Sunday night and a little yesterday morning.
When I go out today I'm going to pick up some kitten food, since that's what he was eating.
I hope it gets solid soon, not only is it yucky to clean out of the box, but my youngest has taken to calling Kidd "Mr. Poopypants"...I hope that name doesn't stick
post #40 of 45
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I hope it gets solid soon, not only is it yucky to clean out of the box, but my youngest has taken to calling Kidd "Mr. Poopypants"...I hope that name doesn't stick
Poor Kidd! I assume you stopped giving him milk? That is most likely what's causing it.

And I totally don't think you're whacko for thinking what you do about Maggie! I so believe everything happens for a reason!
post #41 of 45
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Oh yes, he's not getting milk ever again.
If he does it will be cat milk.
That fact that he has the runs doesn't seem to bother him in the least...poor little guy I'm sure he'll miss his milk...the neighbors have been giving it to him since he first showed up.
But I'd rather he miss his milk..or get cat milk instead of having the runs.
That being the case it may take awhile for things to "firm up"!

I'm glad at least you don't think I'm a little off for thinking that about Maggie.
I really believe my Husband thought I'd gone off the deep end when I told him that
post #42 of 45
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Kidd Update:

All tests were negative, no worms or other creepy crawlies in his belly.
No fleas, no ear mites...and now no more little boy parts

The Vet gave me some pills to give him to help clear up the runs...he said he doesn't want to take the chance that he'll get dehyrdrated, so he wants to clear that up.
He also gave me one worm pill...he said he didn't see anything, but to keep checking for at least three days and if I see anything to give him the pill..if not just throw the pill away.

He told me to leave him in the carrier until he wakes up fully...he's still out of it...and YUCK...he peed on the blanket that I had in the carrier, so that's getting tossed.
I keep going in to make sure he's breathing...nervous Mommy!!
I know it's not his fault he's out and probably doesn't even know he peed, poor baby.
But I'm going to buy some of those kitty bath wipes and wipe him down after he comes too...I don't want that pee smell all over his hair.

Oh and he got a rabies shot.
I sprayed Odor Neutrlizer in the bathroom...boy that stinky blanket reeks

I asked him about the fact that Kidd has never sprayed...he said sometimes they never do.

Just wanted to let all of you that have been so helpful know, that he got a clean bill of health.

I have my bottle of Vanilla ready so I can put a little on all four of them, so they all smell alike.
post #43 of 45
I'm so glad he's healthy and parasite free! And poor baby.... but everyone (including Kidd) will be soooo much happier now that he's neutered.

He'll appreciate being cleaned up. One of our kitties evacuates everything from every possible outlet the minute the car starts moving. Now that we know this, we always travel prepared: we put doggy wee-wee pads in the bottom of the crate, and travel with large trash bags. I travel next to him. As soon as it's soiled, I open the crate (makes sure all windows are closed just in case), roll up the pad, and remove it. We put four or five layers in there. Poor guy!

But glad it went so well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #44 of 45
YAY !!!! that is great news !!! congrats on your new addition !!

when do we get to see pictures of ALL your furbabies ?

and LDG that is a great idea !!!!
post #45 of 45
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Thanks, we're glad everything went so well too.
He didn't wake up until about 10:30 last night.
I opened the carrier door and shut the bathroom door, went and got the kitty wipes and two garbage bags...by the time I got back into the bathroom he was was walking around like a little drunk

I had to throw the blanket and the carrier out...thank God today is garbage day.
I KNEW I was never going to get the pee smell out the that blanket and since it laid in the carrier for so long I figured the heck with it and it went too.
I wiped him down with the kitty wipes and now the bathroom smells normal again

I woke up about 3 AM and he was back to normal so I gave him a little water and just a handfull of dry food.
When I got up this morning he'd almost finished all the water, but had only eaten a little..I'm sure that's probably normal...I guess if I'd had something cut off my body I wouldn't feel a whole lot like eating either.

He peed in the litter box and the difference in the smell of his urine is amazing!
If the worst smell possible was 100, yesterday it was at 98..today it's a 3.

I PROMISE I'll get some pictures taken over the weekend....Kidd said he wasn't to look his best for the photo shoot

Again, thank you all for your help...I'm sure I"ll have a lot more questions when it comes to Kidd.
I've had cats all my life, but he's our first little boy.
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