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A little nutty??

post #1 of 21
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So I went tonight to drop off some things for the local shelter (kitty litter, treats and dog treats). I didn't bring my camera tonight because I hadn't planned on being there that long (I take photos of the animals for them, I'm one of many that do this).

Let me rewind a couple of weeks ago. I'm a SAHM and sometimes go a little whacky being home ALLLLLL day long with my 4 kids and so my hubby, Ryan, thought it would be a good idea for me to go and volunteer at the shelter. So I did and that is how we ended up with Champagne.

I go there tonight and go to see Tommy. He's an orange tabby with long fur and no tail and is a polydactyl. ABSOULTELY adorable! Well he wasn't in his normal kennel and I was so sad until another volunteer pointed out to me that he'd just been moved. Well silly me, I took him out to play with him. OMG he is SOO relaxed, he just layed in my arms purring and was so affectionate. So I went to talk to the girl at the desk and told her to convince me that I did NOT need to adopt Tommy, she of course chuckled and told me that she wasn't going to tell me that.

Tommy goes for his vet check on Wednesday. Providing everything comes back good, I will probably bringing him home with me. He is 10 yrs old and his previous owner passed away. No one wants to adopt him because of his age and I just adore this cat.

So yeah, I think I'm a little nutty !!
post #2 of 21
That's GREAT Congrats, we need pics
post #3 of 21
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If I can get them to sit still long enough to get a photo I'll be more than happy to post them!
post #4 of 21
How wonderful!! I bet he's a sweetie!
post #5 of 21
That sounds exciting! Can't wait till you bring this sweetie home
post #6 of 21
I would love to adopt a senior kitty. I don't have the energy for kittens any more. If, God forbid, I should ever become catless, I would definitely look for a sweet senior. Our best friend had a cat exactly as you describe, and his breed is called a Cymric, a long haired manx.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post
I would love to adopt a senior kitty. I don't have the energy for kittens any more. If, God forbid, I should ever become catless, I would definitely look for a sweet senior. Our best friend had a cat exactly as you describe, and his breed is called a Cymric, a long haired manx.
I Googled this cat and sure enough that is what Tommy looks like. I'm just waiting now until tomorrow to see how his vet check goes. So I could have him home as early as tomorrow night!
post #8 of 21
Fab news! So exciting for you
post #9 of 21
If my Zane didn't HATE other cats, I'd do this in a heartbeat.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post
I don't have the energy for kittens any more.

I found that out after Salem had her babies!

I guess I'm just getting too old & crippled up. But I still wouldn't have it any other way!

I think it's wonderful that you're gonna adopt a "senior" cat! So many peeps don't want to. I've adopted several seniors too over the years, and they're always so loving and "grateful" to be released from "prison"!

Kudos to you! And don't forget the pix!
post #11 of 21
Woooo!! Congrats on your new kitty! Thats great your taking in a senior!

Cant wait for pics!
post #12 of 21
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I just got off the phone with Lindsay. The vet was going out of town so she was unable to see Tommy today and will see him on Friday morning. Lindsay laughed at me she said "You just couldn't wait huh?". So I hope to know more by Friday afternoon and hopefully by Friday night he'll come home.
post #13 of 21
Awwwww, I am so happy that you decided to welcome this cat into your heart and home. You are not nutty. You are a sweetheart!
post #14 of 21
Aww, this story is just melting my heart

If I ever pass away while owning cats, I hope someone as loving as you takes them in. Cant wait to see some pics!

BTW, Manx are such great cats, but I'm biased (Kitty is manx)
post #15 of 21
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I just got home from the shelter. Tommy is doing ok. He did see the vet today, she did blood work on him and he did test negative to leukemia and FIV so YAY for that. But he has pale gums and tongue so now he has to go in for further testing to check for kidney/liver problems before Lindsay will let him go home. The dr. had to knock him out in order to draw his blood because he was/is so stressed. We're hoping that it's just the stress of him being in the shelter (he's been there a month), his age (he's around 10) and because he lost his owner. So if you could keep him/us in your thoughts, I'd really appreciate it. Lindsay did promise though that if anything bad were to happen (heaven forbid) she will call me. I'm so attached to that little guy. Oh and he only weighs just over 7 lbs. He was semi responsive when I was there cuddling him. He made a few mewing noises that darn near broke my heart and he did hiss at another cat that was there because Teddy Bear got too close to him.

I am planning on going back tomorrow during their hours (probably around noon) to spend time with him, just so that he knows he is loved. I love that lil fur ball!
post #16 of 21
sending 'get well soon' & 'hurry to your new furever home' & for Tommy!
post #17 of 21
Oh poor baby boy ....... I hope eveything is good with him. I will send him special vies right now ...... Thank you for keeping us updated. Hopefully he will be home with you soon
post #18 of 21
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In just over an hour I'll be off to visit my boy and shower him with cuddles. I hope he's doing much better today. Thank you for the well wishes and good vibes. I'll keep y'all updated.
post #19 of 21
I hope you get him. I want to adopt a older cat one day.
post #20 of 21
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Still no Tommy . I went to see him today and the poor guy had poop caked onto his bottom. So it was shaved and we bathed him, it's inflamed. He still hasn't seen the "big" vet yet, now they are hoping for Monday or Tuesday of next week. He did SUPER during bath time though, very little meowing, he actually seemed to enjoy it. I know he loves to be brushed! He's a lover though. They want to just make sure of whats going on with him before sending him home. I could have taken him today, but opted not to because I don't want Pumpkin or Champagne to get sick if in fact he's sick himself. We're just praying it's mostly stress of him being in the shelter.
post #21 of 21
for Tommy. It is so wonderful that you are willing to take in a senior.

Butzie was about 2 when we got her at the shelter, which is definitely not a senior, but she obviously had come from a home where she was loved. She got to our house and made herself right at home. Hopefully, Tommy can come to your home soon and he can be as loving as my little Butzala.
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