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post #31 of 57
I've only just found this thread -- what a bummer! I sure hope Bogey is OK and gets the all clear soon. He's such a sweetie!
post #32 of 57
Neighbors of mine have a bobcat. I remember driving past their house before I knew they had one and saw it perched on the roof. My first thought was 'I didn't know there were bobcats in this area', cougars yes, but not bobcats.
They say now that they wouldn't do it again. They're much more work than a typical cat and have a lot of wildness left in them. Guests can't just walk up to them and pet them, they have to go through a head butting ritual with him first, just as if they were another bobcat.
Every once in a while the battery for their invisible fence will die and he will take off for a day or 2. He has no claws or fangs, so he can't defend himself very well. He has shown up in our yard a couple of times and it's always a shock to look out and see him.
He is a beautiful animal.
post #33 of 57
I'm sorry, I didn't see the second page. I hope they're doing ok.
I don't know if the breeder would be interested, but there is a homeopathic remedy called 'thuja' that is commonly given after shots to lessen the side effects. It probably wouldn't do much for them at this stage, but would be good to have on hand for future shots.
post #34 of 57
Wow, I've just come across this thread - Bogey is a little sweetie and I'm so sorry to hear he's poorly. I do hope he gets better very soon.

I've never come across this breed before - I've looked at a couple of your links and they are very striking cats indeed. Is the stumpy tail something that's evolved over time or have they been specifically bred that way?
post #35 of 57
OMG! I hope Bogey is okay, Please keep us posted on him. Sending him out positive energy.
post #36 of 57
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the good thoughts everybody. I'm hoping to hear how things are going in the next day or so. It's pretty nerve-racking not knowing.

As far as the breed goes, I had seen pictures of them before, but I knew they were fairly rare so I wasn't expecting to get one. I was very surprised when I came across a breeder in Iowa. After reading up on the history of the breed, I found that some people had found a bobtailed cat while in Arizona and wound up taking him home to Iowa. So even though I didn't know it, this is kind of where the breed has its roots.
post #37 of 57
I am sorry Bogey is not doing well , I hope he will do better and get all well again . Poor baby
post #38 of 57
How is Bogey doing? Any updates?
post #39 of 57
Awww he's adorable
post #40 of 57
Any more news yet?
post #41 of 57
I shouldn't write when I've been sleep deprived. Ignore my first post. I was thinking of a bobcat the whole time I was reading this thread, not a bob tailed cat. Sorry!
I think I got it on my mind from the person on here who has a bobcat. How is the little guy doing now?
post #42 of 57
Thread Starter 
I just got word from the breeder that Bogey didn't make it. The vets said that the two kittens she lost both had bad hearts. She had never lost any kittens over ten weeks old before. She had gotten the mother and two other cats from a breeder who was going out of business, thinking she would get some new blood in her line. The mother had a full tail so the breeder thinks the tail gene she carried may have been somehow incompatible with the bobbed-tail gene. Both kittens that died were bobtails.

So at this point I don't know what I'm going to do. My breeder has offered to look for another breeder that has kittens, or I can wait until she has her spring litters.

I guess I'm kind of at a loss. After the kittens get so old, you don't really expect anything like this to happen.
post #43 of 57
oh my gosh, poor little Bogey, may he rest in peace

maybe you could look for a bobtail rescue organization or search for one on petfinder.com
post #44 of 57
I'm so sorry. What a hard ending for you after looking forward to bringing the little guy home.
We brought our 2 home when they were around 10 weeks and it turned out the male had distemper, unknown to anyone, and we lost him the next day. Then the female got it a couple of days later and we worked hard and saved her. One other sibling from the litter survived also, but didn't come out of it as well. So be glad you didn't have to go through that part.
I hope you find another source soon.
post #45 of 57
Oh nooo ((((((HUGS))))))

I am so sorry of your loss , may the baby RIP
post #46 of 57
Sooooo sorry that Bogey didn't make it. How disappointing for you.
post #47 of 57
Oh my, HUGS to you! and to little Bogey in heaven. I'll be thinking of you!
post #48 of 57
You will adore him!! bobtails are the sweetest...intelligent....clown around cats!!
I have a manx <bob> and he is great!
good luck...i know you are anxious ...i had to wait 3 weeks for my himmy...and it about killed me LOL!!
Lorien
post #49 of 57
Oh no hon...i am so sorry!!! I didnt read the other posts and did not know poor bogey had passed...please forgive me...im so sorry...

Lorien
post #50 of 57
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the support everyone. I worked all day today so it helped keep my mind off it. I think I will contact some other breeders to see if there is anything available. I've had my eye on a Burmese for awhile as well. Maybe I can get one of them now and then get an American Bobtail this fall. I've got a lot of kitty supplies and toys here, I better have somebody to use them!
post #51 of 57
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Originally posted by fireshoes
Thanks for the support everyone. I worked all day today so it helped keep my mind off it. I think I will contact some other breeders to see if there is anything available. I've had my eye on a Burmese for awhile as well. Maybe I can get one of them now and then get an American Bobtail this fall. I've got a lot of kitty supplies and toys here, I better have somebody to use them!
That sounds like a plan!! Hope you find a wee friend real soon.
post #52 of 57
Bogey looked like such a sweet and adorable kitten, I'm so sorry to learn that he has passed away.
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I think I will contact some other breeders to see if there is anything available. I've had my eye on a Burmese for awhile as well. Maybe I can get one of them now and then get an American Bobtail this fall.
If the Burmese kitten(s) is no longer available, another option is to go to your local no-kill shelter and look at the available cats and kittens there. Speaking from personal experience, I can say these cats seem to be truly grateful when they are given a home, and you might find one that is absolutely perfect for you!
And you can always add a purebred kitten or two to your home in the near future!
post #53 of 57
I'm sorry to hear about Bogey. I hope you can overcome the loss and find another baby.
post #54 of 57
I'm so sorry about Bogey! Poor thing!
post #55 of 57
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I started a new thread here about a new kitten I will be getting next week (hopefully). My breeder is giving him to me!
post #56 of 57
Fireshoes, I was SO excited about you getting Bogey. I have no words for you at this time. You're in my thoughts.
post #57 of 57
Very Cute!
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