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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Feralvr View Post

AWWW!! Riley!!! What a gorgeous orange boy love.giflove.gif He really does sound like such a sweet boy heartpump.gif He really does deserve to find a home, if you can cross.gif. Good luck today in getting him back to the vet for those tests agree.gif. You are doing such a great, great job with him. Loads of hugs.gifhugs.gifhugs.gif to you for that heart.gifbigwink.gif

yeah.gif OMG what a gorgeous boy! And so great to hear he's doing so well, so happy, and he stuck around! clap.gif
post #32 of 46
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I called the clinic again and left another message. No response. Frustrating. We are going to try to get my 2 cats and him used to eachother over the next couple of weeks. We would like to be able to let him in if the snow gets too bad this winter.

post #33 of 46
Riley will be a very happy boy if he is allowed inside to socialize with your other two cats. Maybe it will become permanent biggrin.gif I sure wish you the best of luck with the intros. BUT....... I would for sure wait until I got the FeLK/FIV tests done. ODD that the clinic doesn't call back or answer. Don't give up!! Keep calling them agree.gif. Good luck cross.gif
post #34 of 46
Reilly is gorgeous! Do you have any news on him? Has he had his tests yet?
post #35 of 46
Hope all is OK! vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gif
post #36 of 46
Thinking of you too hugs.gif. Hoping things are alright !!! biggrin.gif
post #37 of 46
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Hi all! They didn't call me back after my second attempt. I will be trying again on Monday. If not, I will have to take him to even my regular vet who I trust. I wanted to wait til he was healed up from the neutering before he flipped out in the carrier again. Didn't want him to rip open anything if he threw himself around in it again. He came in the basement, safely locked away from my other cats, and rested for about an hour last night. He didn't come for a long time tonight when we were calling him and we started to worry that something happened. We left his food on the back step and the light on for him and sure enough, 8:30 which is late for his dinner time, he was on the back step eating. So I just spent some time with him out by his house in the carport. He's such a happy boy! He purrs and lays on our laps when we sit outside with him for a while. I hope to get this test stuff squared away and then really concentrate on getting everyone used to eachother before the snow comes!!

 

P.S. He also fought off another cat that was in my driveway when my husband was leaving for work 2 days ago! He told the kitty it's HIS turf!! LOL

post #38 of 46
Yeah, they can be an endless source of worry when they're outside! rolleyes.gif I'm glad he came back for dinner. He sounds like SUCH a love!

The FIV/FeLV SNAP test is $25 here, don't know about there, but the trip to the regular vet may be the way to go. smile.gif
post #39 of 46
I read you thread about getting your Stray to the vet and I am now going to take my feral to the vet on. Wed. I am so. Worried that he well be upset? I would like to bring him in my house but. Like you my inside cat does not want him in. She gets upset when he comes to the door. I have a heated igloo but I worried when the snow comes. I. Don't even know if he will be happy inside. I have him 3 years already. I Got really good answers on what to do when I put him in a crate to bring him in on wed.. His name was Bella because for 2 years I could not get close to him. When he finally came to me she was a he. So now his name is bell. Wish me luck. And I hope you get to bring your cat into your house too.vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gif
post #40 of 46
Hi Maureen smile.gif. Good luck then, this time around, with Riley and the test's. It sound's like he IS keeping the other cat's at bay agree.gif and they will do this. My feral, Willow, seems to be the boss and can be very aggressive during feeding and not allow anyone around until he is all done. I really hope you can get him inside for good and acclimated to his new family cross.gif Let us know how the trip to the vet goes biggrin.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifwavey.gif
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by linda carella View Post

I read you thread about getting your Stray to the vet and I am now going to take my feral to the vet on. Wed. I am so. Worried that he well be upset? I would like to bring him in my house but. Like you my inside cat does not want him in. She gets upset when he comes to the door. I have a heated igloo but I worried when the snow comes. I. Don't even know if he will be happy inside. I have him 3 years already. I Got really good answers on what to do when I put him in a crate to bring him in on wed.. His name was Bella because for 2 years I could not get close to him. When he finally came to me she was a he. So now his name is bell. Wish me luck. And I hope you get to bring your cat into your house too.vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gif

Good luck to you too then biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif with Bell. Love to hear how everyone is caring for these poor, homeless cats heartpump.gif
post #42 of 46
Wel I could not bring my self bring my bell to the vet to get tested. I just don't want to up set him. I know he is feral. Someone had his ear clipped so I know he is fixed. I think he is just going be be soooooo upset. He is happy out side in his he heated house. Am I wrong for feeling this way. My husband thinks I should leave along because bell never seems to want to come in and my indoor cat Gwen does not want him in. What should I do.
post #43 of 46
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for the well wishes. Riley is in the basement tonight because it's raining soooo bad out. Maybe he can get some good peaceful sleep down there tonight. He is getting very comfy coming in the house. He even goes right for the toy basket in the living room and plays with some things! We are gonna try to get him in the routine of coming in the basement every night. We have a kitty door from the living room to the basement that the cats can see eachother through even though it is locked. He's such a lovey boy! Linda, in my opinion if he has been fine outside in the 3 years you have been caring for him, and you really don't think he will be coming inside, I would leave well enough alone. He is so lucky to have you as his caregiver and you are showing him love by feeding him! It's good that he is fixed and that is most importaint. It sounds like he has good warm shelter in his igloo. Maybe just raise it up on cement blocks or something when the snow starts so he can still access it. Good vibes to you and Bell! vibes.gifvibes.gif

post #44 of 46
clap.gif Riley will be a dry, warm and happy kitty tonight. And hopefully every night he will start to come in. He is just TOOOOO sweet. hugs.gif for what you are doing for him clap.gif
post #45 of 46
Thanks Maureen. You made me feel so much better . Thanks for giving me the idea of raising the igloo with the blocks. Last year the we had to go out and keep sweeping the snow away and my bell would get upset. I live in long island to. Suffolk country.clap.gifclap.giflaughing02.gif
post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by linda carella View Post

Wel I could not bring my self bring my bell to the vet to get tested. I just don't want to up set him. I know he is feral. Someone had his ear clipped so I know he is fixed. I think he is just going be be soooooo upset. He is happy out side in his he heated house. Am I wrong for feeling this way. My husband thinks I should leave along because bell never seems to want to come in and my indoor cat Gwen does not want him in. What should I do.


 

I think your husband is totally right. Sometimes things aren't perfect, but they are much better than the cat had it before. Our 3 male cats live outside. One female sleeps in the basement and then goes outside and one female has the run of the house and the backyard. The males either would not come inside or would be very disruptive. The one female will not venture anywhere else in our house but the basement. My 5 cats are all very happy though each one has a different living arrangement. In a perfect world they would all be cozy inside our house, but that will never happen.
 

 

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