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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well, sorta, I found one this morning. She was on a rural road and looked very lost and not accustomed to being in the "wild". I couldn't leave her, cats get hit on that road all the time. When I pulled over, she went under my car. I was able to get her out, she hissed at me, but didn't struggle. I was on my way to work so I parked in the shade and gave her some water. My mom was able to come about an hour later and get her out of the car and bring her to my house.

She's residing in my bathroom. She's totally sweet! I put word out to the vets and shelter and craigslist that I have her. But I think she was dumped off. If I don't find her home, she will stay. I was wanting a cat anyway.

Anyway, she's beautiful! Pure black and long haired. I have two dogs. It will take a bit for them to get used to her. The dachshund will be fine, by my kelpie is scared of them, and a little neurotic, so she might pester kitty for a while at first. She just intently watches their every move (she had just relaxed around my friends cat and he came up out of the blue and bit her ear, so she thinks cats are evil). She won't hurt her though. I'm keeping the bathroom blocked in such a way that she can get in and out easily, but the dogs cant. She hasn't ventured out yet.
post #2 of 14
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #3 of 14
Welcome to TheCatSite badkelpie,

Below is a link to our Caring for Strays forum...
you might want to post any questions that you have about getting your rescue settled in.

Thank you for caring about this sweetie pie.
Please make yourself at home.
post #4 of 14
Welcome to TCS! Have you thought of a name for her yet?
post #5 of 14
you have an Australian Kelpie that's afaid of cats?
That's funny! Kelpies are pretty rough and tough dogs, I hope he meets other Kelpies who laugh at him!:
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well, she'd never let on that she's afraid of them, but I know she is. It's actually my fault. I had a cat when she was a puppy. This cat LOVED dogs, she'd greet the dogs before me, that sort of thing. We had a game. It was called "give the kitty kisses". Dog would run up to unsuspecting cat and lick her. Cat would act offended, dog would run back all satisfied that she "got" the cat. Well, I was cat-sitting, and my sisters' cat didn't know the game, of course. And without thinking, I told Leah (kelpie) to give the kitty kisses. She ran up and was met with a hissing, biting, snarling cat. This had NEVER happened before and it scared that crap out of her. She never kissed a cat again.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
No, I can't name her! If I name her, I'll get attached. lol

Every time I go in there, she gets more cuddly. I'm kinda hoping her owners don't turn up. I'd never try and keep her from her family, I'll turn her over if they show up, but yeah, kinda hoping they don't...
post #8 of 14
Hello & welcome to tcs. I hope you can keep her too. I would be upset if she was taken away from me. But then if she has a loving home! My son found Blossom dumped at 3 weeks old & couldn't imagine life without her.
post #9 of 14
Welcome, glad you're here, and please share some pictures!
post #10 of 14
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your furfamily to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

Thank you for taking this little kitty in - I hope that you manage to reunite kitty and family - but if not, I'm sure there'll be a loving home.
post #11 of 14
My vibe, too, is that this little darling was dumped. Happening a lot these days. Shelters and rescues are packed to the gills with unwanted animals.

Good luck finding her family, and if not, I get the sense that you will give her a good home.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
I spent a good part of today thinking of a name for her. I'm already attached. It was Cassie, then Callie. Callie stuck. Then I decided to re-examine, make sure my earlier gender guess was correct (there's ALOT of hair). And I was wrong. She's a he (a neutered he, yay!). Back to the drawing board.
post #13 of 14
The only other thing to consider is that she might be microchipped. Most vets can check to see if she is and then contact the rightful owners. Might want to see if she is before you get more attached.
post #14 of 14
Hello, my name is John, welcome to the site God bless you for taking in that homeless kitty
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