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post #271 of 293
They are beautiful!

Don't worry about the ringworm. It does take a lot of time to clear up, so I'm sure they'll be fine soon

Love the fluffy paws
post #272 of 293
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by jenniferd View Post
They are gorgeous cats, so white and fluffy. I would say they look a little like Turkish Angora. Are cats like this common on the streets in China?
Look at that: there are odd eyed Turkish Angoras, that's even accepted into the standard.
Bullseye! If you follow that link you get a charming picture of a cat that could be brother or sister to ours.

Futher reading at the bottom in the sources section turned up another page with the following descriptions of Turkish Angora's:

Elegant, finely-boned creatures, Turkish Angoras are graceful, energetic and usually the first to welcome visitors into your home.


The Angora is often confused with the Persian, but not because they look anything like one another. The Persian is a stocky, placid cat, while the Angora is small, usually ranging from 5 to 9 pounds. Their bodies are long, their ears large and pointed, and their eyes large and almond-shaped. Head shape is completely different as well; instead of the Persian's large head and flattened face, the Angora has a small, medium-long wedge-shaped head set on a long, slim, graceful neck. The legs are long, the paws round and dainty, and the tail long and tapering. When in motion, Angoras move with the grace of small, furry dancers.

A semi-longhaired breed, the Angora has fine, silky fur that is longer on the tail and around the neck.


They will tolerate being held only for a few moments before jumping down to bat at sunbeams and zoom around the house at top speed.


Highly intelligent, Angoras can be very strong-willed and determined once they make up their minds. If you put your Angora's favorite toy away in the cupboard before she's finished playing with it, she won't rest until she figures out how to open the door and retrieve her property. Failing that, she'll drive you crazy asking for it until you give in and get it down for her. In a battle of wills, the Angora usually wins.


And of course there are more. I was chagrined to read that they are considered a relatively rare and expensive breed in the United States, seeing as how we literally picked ours up off the street over here in China.

Developing country... cats are cats!

So how are they doing? Well, the ringworm is in full force. Both kitties have sizable crusty patches in various places on their bodies. We continue to medicate. Thankfully this hasn't seemed to have had any effect on their constitutions otherwise. They're still running 900mph around the house and wrestling from dawn to dusk, and all through the night.

We had an exciting moment yesterday evening when Slooty made a tremendously large BM in the litter box and then somehow managed to sit in it? Horrified at her accident & uncleanliness, she then began zooming in circles around the house with half of her deposit in the box and the other half smushed against her hindquarters and tail.

Daddy was sprinting around the apartment desperately trying to catch Poo Katt before too much of her fudge found it's way off her bum and onto the carpet/chairs/counters/behind tables/etc.!

I eventually managed to snag her and toss her in the bathtub. I held her there while Mommy cleaned up the exterior damage, and then Slooty got a much-needed bottom rinsing!

We're expecting snow all day tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it! I've never been a fan of cold weather, but if it has to be cold, at least make it pretty!

Goodnight everyone! Much love!

PS - Daddy still doesn't have ringworm!
post #273 of 293
You need a video camera.....

Turkish Angoras are one of the ancient, naturally-occurring cat breeds.
Wow! That is fascinating.
It's sad these beautiful cats are not highly prized in China.

Ringworm wars....
Be sure to clean the bottom of your vacuum cleaner and use new bags every time you vacuum.

I am ready for more photos of your "exotic" snowballs.
Toasty warm vibes on the way.
post #274 of 293
Are you bleaching all the surfaces that can be bleached (one cup of bleach in the gallon of water)? To kill ring worm.
And after vacuuming, make sure to throw away the bags.
What do vets prescribe for it in China?
My vet gave my cat cream called "zymox."
It's not just for ringworm, but to help with itching caused by bacteria or fungus, because my cat is scratching himself (he doesn't have ringworm). I don't know if it's reallyworking or not, as it's been a short time, but as of now cat seems to be looking a bit better. Sometimes I even manage to catch him to put it on him, LOL.
post #275 of 293
You may be lucky "daddy" & not get ringworm.....I've got ringworm essentially living in my home...Damita is always infected, but still 3 of 4 members of my family have never gotten it. And I've had Damita almost 2 years now!
post #276 of 293
PS - Daddy still doesn't have ringworm!
Oh, you are sooo pushing it my friend!
But keep it up, I really hope you don't get it!
How is your fiance's case of it?
I'm glad the kitties are still happy in spite of it all....and unfortunately, I can feel your pain on chasing down the poopoo kitty butt....mine used to manage to step in it on occassion when she was smaller.
post #277 of 293
I'm really looking forward to seeing some healthy ringworm free kittens.

Great job, and who knew you have an Angora?!?
post #278 of 293
Andrew - love the story about pursuing the poop-encrusted cat! Gave me and my boyfriend a really good laugh! Glad to see everyone is doing well, ringworm not withstanding.

post #279 of 293
Checking in on your furry snowballs Andrew.
It's update time.
post #280 of 293
Thread Starter 
Indeed it is... I've been a bit sick so I was putting this one off

Thursday Morning Update

Ringworm is the name of the game these days. Both kittens have large flaky patches in various places on their bodies. In order to help slow the spread and make it easier for us to apply the medicine Mommy went after both of them with scissors yesterday.

My beautiful, fluffy white kittens now look like they both went through a lawn-mower!

It's ok though, it makes us laugh and they don't seem TOO embarassed about it...

Regarding changing the vacuum bags - you people should all be using bagless vacuums! They cost a bit more at the outset, but the difference is paid for after you go through a few replacement bags, and then you're saving money all the way... it's better for the environment too! For the one I bought for us, if we fill its dust reservoir 4 times we've equalized the cost difference for the cheaper bag-based vacuums. We've only had it 3 weeks and have already filled it once, so we'll come out hundreds of dollars ahead by the end of this vacuum's lifespan.

They also both have ear mites, something we've been unable to get medicine for here. We've been treating the symptoms this past week by swabbing out their ears with q-tips but we need to figure out a way to start actually killing the mites. I'm posting this very question in a new thread in this same forum when I finish this post so don't reply here if you have some helpful advice.

But, on the whole, they're both healthy, happy, and rambunctious. They don't look so great, but beneath the skin these are two super healthy kitties and it's really amazing to think back to when we first brought them in and how difficult it was!

Oh, and no ringworm for Daddy...
post #281 of 293
You are so right about bagless vacuums.
I have a Dyson Animal bagless vacuum.
It is so popular here on TCS that there are threads about the joys of having one.
One member even had a photo of a Dyson as her avatar.

Andrew...would your Father send you some ear mite medication?
Your sweeties need to get that cleared up.

Years ago, I had a kitty with ringworm....
we used Tinactin on the ringworm spots.
It worked and might be available in your area somewhere.
I would love to hear other members take on this.
One thing that I would be concerned about with any topical medication would be your kitties ingesting something toxic by licking it off.

I hope that you soon share pictures of your cuties with their new punk hair styles.
Sending feel better vibes to you Andrew.
post #282 of 293
How are our snowballs?
post #283 of 293
We need an update Andrew.
Merry Christmas to you and your sweetie pies.
post #284 of 293
Yes we do!! I hope everything is ok with everyone. I'm having Slooty and Luna withdrawal big time!!
post #285 of 293
I just found this thread! Wow, what a journey!

They look like Kahu - my deaf kitty!
post #286 of 293
Just wondering how everyone is doing, I haven't seen an update in awhile!
post #287 of 293
Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
Just wondering how everyone is doing, I haven't seen an update in awhile!
I keep hoping that he will come back and let us know how his sweeties are doing.
post #288 of 293
I just found this thread today, and I have been completely useless reading it! I would love to hear an update, too.
post #289 of 293
I just saw this thread today too for the first time and I spent the afternoon reading all the posts instaed of working.

Shad, you must give us an update as I'm sure others, like myself, have become hopelessly in love and involved with Luna and Slooty and hope all is well with you and your fiance.

Please let us know how everyone is doing.
post #290 of 293
Absolutely!!! I've been thinking of you and your beautiful white babies too!
post #291 of 293
I have also been wondering how these two girls have been doing and would love an update!
post #292 of 293
Sadly, sometimes people just fall off the radar.
We might never know what happened.

Unless we hear something from them, we can only hope that they are alright.
post #293 of 293
You're right.
It was just so sudden. Maybe the story was completed.
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