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post #1 of 27
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10 days until Firecracker our new Singapura boy joins our family. We sure are looking foward to him and I will be sure to post many pics upon his arrival.
Will the bengals mascot him or will he be their new king? I wonder?

When our Maine Coon arrived, he found his place as a part of the group, neither Alpha cat nor lowest on the pole. He just sort of blends in.

I have heard though, that Singapura's, in spite of their diminutive size can be quite the dominant cat. Will be interesting to see what happens.
post #2 of 27
I can not wait to see pictures.
I have seen Singapura's at the CFA cat shows and the judges said they are the smallest breed of cat in CFA.
post #3 of 27
Looking forward to seeing pictures as well. Hopefully he will fit in with everyone else famously...
post #4 of 27
I'm thinking of getting a Singapura after Whisky's number is called. I'm going to take a break for awhile first.
post #5 of 27
How exciting Hope he fits in well.
post #6 of 27
Okay, I can't resist saying this... Every time I look at your signature for Firecracker, I see that little explosion and the way his name sort of flows out of his backside and I wonder if his farts will be as loud as a Firecracker, and then I collapse giggling. I can't help it. I'm such a dork.

I do hope he settles in and gets along well with the other cats!!!! And doesn't have Firecracker farts...
post #7 of 27
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Not having a good week. Firecracker has scratched a quarter size wound on the top of his head near his ear.

His breeder naturally wants to get that resolved before we get him. So, not getting him this weekend.......again.

I will post pictures of the wound as soon as I upload them to my website files.
post #8 of 27
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Here are the pics of the wound and scratch.



post #9 of 27
Oh my gosh, that looks horrible and painful!

So sorry you're having to deal with all these kitty health issues right now!
post #10 of 27
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Oh my gosh, that looks horrible and painful!

So sorry you're having to deal with all these kitty health issues right now!
Thanks Betsy. You've always been supportive and kind. Teri and I appreciate you alot.

Octavia's death is a great blow to us as she was not only to be on our show team but she was to be spayed and be one of our forever pets.

I know this might not make sense to some of you, but Betsy knows what I'm saying.

Sorry, Teri and I are a bit frazzled right now.
post #11 of 27
Sorry about Octavia Nial.
I hope Firecracker feels better and you get him soon.
Thanks for all the help with my sister.
post #12 of 27
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Sorry about Octavia Nial.
I hope Firecracker feels better and you get him soon.
Thanks for all the help with my sister.
Thanks Jackie. I'm sure Firecracker will recover quickly and we will have him soon.
I'm pleased if I have had any hand in helping your sister get a great show quality bengal.
post #13 of 27
She called the breeder today and left a message.
Maybe Marie will call back today.
I bet you can not wait to have Firecracker!!!!

post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
Thanks Betsy. You've always been supportive and kind. Teri and I appreciate you alot.

Octavia's death is a great blow to us as she was not only to be on our show team but she was to be spayed and be one of our forever pets.

I know this might not make sense to some of you, but Betsy knows what I'm saying.

Sorry, Teri and I are a bit frazzled right now.
Awww, this is the first time I'm hearing about anything bad happening to her .
post #15 of 27
that is just too bad. Poor kitty. Hope all is better soon and you finally have your little cutie! Gorgeous kitty btw! Now we just need to get you a Sphynx!
post #16 of 27
I am so sorry you are dealing with this on the top of what happened with Octavia.... Many for Firecracker, I hope he can join you soon!!
post #17 of 27
So sorry to hear about Octavia

Hope Firecracker heals soon.
post #18 of 27
Awww that is so sad. On both accounts.
post #19 of 27
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Here are the pics of the wound and scratch.




I just wanted to mention that this looks very similar to what Pixel did to herself a while back. This is between her shoulder blades, so is definitely somewhat different. It started out fairly small.



Then she scratched it larger.



You can see here the dark spot where her fur is growing back now to get an idea how large it finally got.




The vet's diagnosis was that it was itching her so badly, she just couldn't stop scratching. She had to wear shirts made out of old socks for weeks and received two steroid injections and antibiotics before she got better.

I hope it doesn't take so long with Firecracker, poor thing. Many for Firecracker, for you and Teri and the rest of your cat family.
post #20 of 27
Oh Nial, when it rains it pours eh? I'm so sorry.... for everything. ( in Chris terms, THIS SUCKS).

Small blessing though, you obviously have an awesome breeder, and I'm glad that Firecrackers wellbeing is being put before anything

and many that it heals up well and quickly
post #21 of 27
Sorry just isn't enough to say about Octavia, words just are inadequate. The best I can do is send you a big

Poor little Firecracker. I hope he gets better soon and you get to bring the adorable little baby home in the very near future.
post #22 of 27
Oooh! That looks so painful! Poor Firecracker! Hopefully he'll heal up soon so he can join that crazy band of Bengals.

He'd best get out of the way during the food stampede though!
post #23 of 27
Nial, how's Firecracker doing? Did they ever find out where the scratches come from? Any idea when he is coming home?
post #24 of 27
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Thanks to all of you for your thoughts about Octavia. She was cremated and is now in a place of honor on our mantle in a very nice urn with her picture next to it.
It's pretty hard to realize those ashes are the wonderful crazy fun girl we had in our midst just weeks ago. Still, she is near and that's some comfort.

Back to Firecracker...........

His breeder has been in contact and his wound is healing pretty well. His breeder resides in Florida and we attend many shows down there so we may be able to meet up soon, as early as August for the TICA annual in Orlando.
Hopefully we can get him then.

The only possibilty for his wound, is self inflicted as he was seperated from all other cats when this occured because he was actively being campaigned in CFA shows at the time and his breeder didn't want any issues.

I'm thinking a mosquito may have bit him and it itched like crazy. Cats are never good at moderating themselves when something itches.
post #25 of 27
Nial so sorry you lost Octavia again.
I have the ashes of 4 of my cats here.
Oreo had a cut like that because Cleo bit her and it took 2 months to heal.
Cleo plays rough.
I hope you will get Firecracker in August and I hope he gets better fast.
This I took when it was almost healed.

post #26 of 27
Do you have colloidol silver in the States, Nial? I've used that on a wound Tales has had for 2 months - it just hasn't been healing. I used it last night for the first time and in 24 hours it has almost healed it. I use the triple strength gel.
post #27 of 27
Awww Nial, I'm sorry to see that Firecracker has such a nasty looking wound and that it means you have to wait that bit longer.

How's your little beauty doing now? Is he recovering? Any idea what caused it? Lily appeared with a similar, but much smaller looking graze on the bare skin just at the entrance of her ear two days ago - I think she was mountaineering in the garage (we try to keep her out of there) and probably grazed her ear on the brick wall. Singapuras are intrepid adventurers, but I guess you're used to that!
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