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post #31 of 58
I just feel so bad for you. Accidents like that happen, but you must be so worried about little Nutkin. We once had the same thing happen to a cat that was going to be tested. The volunteer felt horrible, but it could happen to anyone.
post #32 of 58
Oh Jenny! I'm so sorry! Lots of healing vibes for Bonaparte, and lots of "come home" and if it comes to it, "go into the trap" vibes for Nutkin!
post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
Oh Jenny! I'm so sorry! Lots of healing vibes for Bonaparte, and lots of "come home" and if it comes to it, "go into the trap" vibes for Nutkin!
adding my 'come home' & 'healing' & to the others...
post #34 of 58
Thread Starter 
This morning there is cautious optimism. First, Bonaparte is definitely much better - he was upset not to go out, to take his revenge I think. He is putting weight on his sore leg. He is quite territorial - he has only fought two cats since arriving here over a year ago, Ginger Tom and now this black feral, but both of them moved in on his family home. The vet shaved his wounds yesterday so I could clean them and watch them, and told me to use Betadine on them. He also has antibiotics.

I was up most of the night, listening and going out. But after I did get to sleep someone came and ate half a bowl of fromage frais (cream cheese that kittens love) and some kitten food. To get to it you had to pass the cages in which I put Tom and Bilbo (adoptive kitten) for the night, and they made no fuss, so I think it had to be Nutkin. But there is no sign of him this morning. I went out round the fields at dawn, but since he has only had his name since last Saturday he does not come to it, and he still only half trusts me, so I think that it may be some time before I can catch him again, assuming he is around. Tonight I will leave the food out again in the back hall, but also put a trap in the yard. I just feel so sick - my stomach is churning and Iam nauseous. IF I hadn't panicked when I saw Bonaparte injured I would have been much more careful opening the car door.
post #35 of 58
More TCS prayers and vibes out to Nutkin
post #36 of 58
You'll get him Jenny. I'd go straight to trapping him before he starts to wander too far.
post #37 of 58
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
More TCS prayers and vibes out to Nutkin
...

......still on my prayers..........
post #38 of 58
Keeping the coming, Jenny!
post #39 of 58
Thread Starter 
I have been checking all day around the fields and lanes - Ellie came with me on a long walk as I knew she would find him if he was around. But nothing, and I got the trap ready for tonight. Then as I was eating dinner I got the strangest feeling that I ought to go and check, and when I went into the back hall I noticed that some of the fromage frais had gone and there was dry kitten food spilt around. Then I saw him, curled up in his bed! He began to purr as soon as I touched him. He is wet and hungry, but the only serious thing is that his temperature has shot up again to 40.3, the result I am sure of being out in the cold and rain with a fever and no meds for over 24 hours. Anyway, I have given him all I can and if he is any worse tomorrow it will be off to the vet again.

Obviously, I cannot tell you all how thankful I am for the vibes and thoughts, and how relieved I am to have my little boy back again.
post #40 of 58
That's fantastic! I'm so happy to read this!

Continuing vibes for Bonaparte.
post #41 of 58
Oh, Jenny, what a relief!! What a load off your mind and heart! Now we'll just revv up the that his little adventure does not set him back, healthwise. So so so good, though, that he came home of his own accord!

And, of course, renewed for Bonaparte, too.
post #42 of 58
Oh, I'm so glad Nutkin came back! What a relief! Maybe now you can get a good night's sleep.
Sending loads of for Bonaparte's wounds and hoping little Nutkin feels better soon, too.
post #43 of 58
What an absolute relief!! Oh I am sooooooo glad he is back.

Hopefully things will start to settle and get back to normal for all now.
post #44 of 58
I am so glad to hear he came back!.....and he is ok! He must have known you were worried about him!!
post #45 of 58
Whew! You must be so relieved. Hopefully you will sleep a bit better tonite.

I suppose he was freaked out and needed some alone time to calm down.

Vibes for both of their recoveries.
post #46 of 58
Oh yay!!!! Nutkin's home!
post #47 of 58
I'm so glad he's home safe and sound!!!
post #48 of 58
What wonderful news about Nutkin, Jenny!
post #49 of 58
Oh Jenny I am so relieved! It's great that he sees humans as his safe place as well now, and he came back to you
post #50 of 58
I'm so relieved that he's back!
post #51 of 58
Thread Starter 
His temp is down this morning to 39.1, so it is an improvement. He is eating and pooping fine, so a few days more and I hope he can go to his adoptive home. Bonaparte is also OK, though a little quiet still. But I have a new complication - I set the trap last night hoping to catch the black feral, and caught a tabby instead! I think it is a female, and I am not sure what to do with her. Right now she is in the trap with food and a cover, and seems quite quiet there. So I guess I will try and transfer her to a box and do a TNR on her. I know she doesn't belong to anyone near here.
post #52 of 58
That's GREAT Jenny Good luck with the Tabby
post #53 of 58
Wonderful news! Welcome home little Nutkin. Jenny it seems the word is out to the cats in the neighbourhood that your place is the one to go to for help.
post #54 of 58
Thread Starter 
On having a better look at her, I realise that this tabby is the one that has been hanging round all summer, and that I am pretty sure is probably Nutkin's mother! That was reinforced yesterday when I noticed he loves to sit by her, wherever she is in her cage he settles down on the other side of the bars, So if Ginger Tom is the father, I have now got the entire family!

Tabby is going to be spayed next Friday - the vet can't fit her in before, and she is calmer today (maybe Nutkin is helping). Then I will release her back into the garden - she is used to being htere and at least she will discourage other females from making their home here next spring, and will no longer be a magnet for stray males.

Meanwhile I am not trapping the black one yet, not that I have seen him since the fight. I cannot deal with another one right now - I have run out of cages.

I have a theory that cats are attracted by 'happy' pheromones. If they sense there are contented cats around the place, they will stay.
post #55 of 58
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
On having a better look at her, I realise that this tabby is the one that has been hanging round all summer, and that I am pretty sure is probably Nutkin's mother! That was reinforced yesterday when I noticed he loves to sit by her, wherever she is in her cage he settles down on the other side of the bars, So if Ginger Tom is the father, I have now got the entire family!

Tabby is going to be spayed next Friday - the vet can't fit her in before, and she is calmer today (maybe Nutkin is helping). Then I will release her back into the garden - she is used to being htere and at least she will discourage other females from making their home here next spring, and will no longer be a magnet for stray males.

Meanwhile I am not trapping the black one yet, not that I have seen him since the fight. I cannot deal with another one right now - I have run out of cages.

I have a theory that cats are attracted by 'happy' pheromones. If they sense there are contented cats around the place, they will stay.
I wouldn't be surprised if there is something to that contentment thing!

So glad Nutkin is back... and that you probably also have his mom and can help her, too!
post #56 of 58
I'm SO happy little Nutkin is home safe and sound Congrats on catching mama kitty as well.
post #57 of 58
Great news that Nutkin is home!
post #58 of 58
I just loged on and I am so happy to hear that Nutkin came back!!!

I also think it's good that you are having the tabby female spayed. It's always good to hear people doing TNR.
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