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My Babies: Willow and Spot

post #1 of 13
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I just found out about this site from Craigslist yesterday, and I figured I ought to introduce myself. I have two kitties. Willow is about six and has been with me for the past five years. I adopted her from Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, Oregon when I was in college. She's a cuddler who sleeps under the covers with me and drools on my shoulder when I come home. She maintains a perfect figure and weight of about 7 pounds without any help from me and is generally a very healthy cat. She goes to the vet about once every year.

My other baby is a different story. I found him at about 2 am on September 7th this year. He was drinking water from the sprinklers at the track. When I called him, he came running to me. He was all skin and bones, so I carried him back to my boyfriend's car and we took him to my house. I had a spare room since my former roommate and her cat had moved out the week before. I had been trying to decide whether to get a kitty companion when we saw this kitty at the track. He went to the vet later that morning. I found out that he has hyperthyroidism and he's at least ten years old. I give him pills twice per day. He has been my medical mystery cat. Shortly after I brought him home, he developed an abscess on his side. The antibiotics gave him diarrhea which lasted for a few weeks (yuck!). None of the treatments for the diarrhea helped, and it finally stopped on its own.

Now he has another abscess, this time on his head. It is just above his right eye. He has had this abscess for six weeks, been on antibiotics once, and currently has a drain in it. At the suggestion of several people on this site, my vet is going to do a culture so that we can hopefully kill this thing once and for all. Unlike Willow who almost never goes to the vet, Spot practically lives there. Since he came to live with me, two weeks have not passed without at least one trip to the vet. He is such a sweet cat that I can't help but love him. I am very lucky to have two kitties that are affectionate and caring. If only they got along with each other...

This picture was taken a few days after I first let Spot and Willow spend time together.
post #2 of 13
Hi and welcome to the site to you, Willow and Spot. Your babies are gorgeous!
post #3 of 13
lol...i love craigslist...lol....hope you enjoy the site
post #4 of 13
Welcome to TCS!
Sorry to hear about Spot. I hope those abscesses go away for good!
post #5 of 13
Hi, welcome to TCS, to you, Willow, and Spot!So glad you joined us and look forward to getting to know you better!Willow sounds like such a love, and Spot sounds to be such a sweet baby! Bless you for taking him into your home and heart and for saving his life day after day. You are both richly rewarded for your relationship.I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Please, simply click on my user name and send me a Private Message!
post #6 of 13
Hi and welcome to you, Willow and Spot! They look gorgeous together!
post #7 of 13
Hi & Welcome to TCS!!!!!
post #8 of 13
Welcome to the site! Your kitties are gorgeous.

You mention that they don't get along...I wonder if that's because of all of the trips to the vet that poor Spot has been through. When they come home from the vet, it is pretty common for even cats who are buddies to act like strangers. To them, they are since the cat coming home doesn't smell the same, so it must be a new cat! (Kitty logic, go figure... ) Have you tried any scent tricks like dabbing vanilla on both cats' base of their tails and under their chins so they smell the same?
post #9 of 13
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I haven't tried much of anything except giving them both lots of attention. Spot (the one who practically lives at the vet) has become more of the agressor, and usually that just means he chases Willow away from "his" spot. I had kind of hoped they would be friends, but relatively peaceful coexistance is okay too. One of Willow's former housemates used to pin her in a corner and pull her hair out, so I figure a little bit of chasing (especially since she's *much* faster) won't hurt.
post #10 of 13
Welcome, cloud_shade, Willow, and Spot! cloud_shade, you sound like a wonderful mom to provide such good care for your babies!
post #11 of 13
Welcome to the site
post #12 of 13
a bit belated - but...

Both Willow & Spot sound adorable - and I just love the photo of the 2 of them

I really hope that Spot's health issues get sorted out real quickly - what an angel you are to Spot to take him in and give him such wonderful care

welcome again
post #13 of 13
Hi and welcome to the TCS. Spot and willow are lucky to have you. Keep up the good work!
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