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Major Grey Djin's "Guardian"!

post #1 of 13
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Hi all. I'm Major Grey Djin's self appointed (and it
seems appreciated? by him!) guardian. A life long
cat owner (since age of 3 I've had cat/cats, or
to parent's dismay dragged home strays...LOL!) I
now have 3 in residence.

2 older senior catsm that are beloved - my wonderful Diablo - male, black
Siamese / burmese mix with WONDERFUL purrsonality
(he walks on leash for me!) and sadly a bad
bit of arthritis, Queen Sheba - total
purrball, sadly now fading slowly as her health slips,
and the new cat on the block - a black smoke manx look alike
DSH (she has cute stub of tail!)called Princess Lexi.
A total terror - she was abandoned
by the family when they moved I believe - or
possibly dumped by owners
who didn't know how to care for her.

I've spent the last
year watching her fill out, grow up, and become
more relaxed and less inclined to bite my hands,
and better able enjoy petting and affection.

Major Grey Djin, the grey male tom that has hung
round the hood for going on 4/5 years and has been
cared for /fed on an off by local cat lady neighbor
is my new "project". I determined that as this winter
was predicted to be very harsh, I would break down
and try to give him warmer shelter and food.

Oh, and I do intend to keep him as outdoors -
since my beloved senior male could not
handle another male in the house. It would
not be fair to either of the two guys...

But the most important decision I made
was to get him FIXED!

But to do that, I've gotta get him trapped.
Currently I'm awaiting the green sheet from
my local shelter for low cost spay neuter...
Once that is in hand we will begin to try to trap..

So far, we've progressed to feeding in the yard,
2xtimes a day and also coming when he hears
the can tapped for food! Working on getting
friendly now. He meows at me when I feed him,
sometimes we have long conversations..

Stay tuned on the board, as I update on
his/our mutual progress!!

Hum.. let's see...

I've "rescued" several cats over
the years - either fostering temporarily, transporting
or in the case of a diabetic stray, re-homing with help.

However, up till Lexi came along, I had never gotten
"stuck" with one of my cats. Lexi I got attached to,
and worried about due to the biting / play agression
she has... I figured with me, she'd get a fair chance at
living a good life, and would be okay. So she stayed.

She gets along okay with my senior male/female. The
male bit her once, and once only, and after that she
knew to show him submission. She's quite bossy tho,
and I do watch her closely with my two older babies...
And if I go away for any length of time... she stays
separate in the basement - I can't chance shutting them
up together and her attacking the old ones from sheer

Anyway, 'nuff about the cats! I am an avid kayaker,
a good reader (love fantasy and Jim Butcher is
too cool!), I bead on occassion and love to be outdoors. I try
to garden, but that is when my brown thumb doesn't
get in the way, LOL.

Hum, that's all for now...

post #2 of 13
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
post #3 of 13
Welcome! I also live in Northern Virginia and am a volunteer with Alley Cat Allies monthly spay/neuter clinic. I would recommend trying to trap this cat as soon as possible and getting him neutered. I would also highly recommend attending the workshop that is provided by Alley Cat Allies:

October 24th, 2005
Arlington, VA
Are you feeding outdoor cats? Are you concerned about their increasing numbers and safety?
This workshop will not only explain the difference between stray (tame) cats and feral (wild) cats, it will also provide invaluable tips and instructions on how to humanely reduce the outdoor cat population in your community.
If you are interested in attending, please e-mail or call workshop coordinator Jennifer Conger at least two days prior to the date of the meeting you would like to attend. Jenconger@hotmail.com or 703-626-4288

post #4 of 13
Hello, welcome to the site
post #5 of 13
Hi there - we're so happy to welcome you, Diabolo, Queen Sheba, Princess Lexi and your newcomer Major Grey Djin 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

It was lovely to hear about your kitties and wonderful that you have opened up your heart and home to those who needed love.
post #6 of 13
Hello, and welcome. I enjoyed reading all about you and your "gang".
post #7 of 13
Hello & welcome to TCS!!!
post #8 of 13
Hey there!! welcome to TCS!

post #9 of 13
Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better! 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 or contact me anytime at dawnofsierra@gmail.com!

post #10 of 13
Hi welcome to the site.
post #11 of 13
Hello and welcome! It's nice to meet you!!

post #12 of 13
Hi nice to meet you. Hope you enjoy The Cat Site. I joined about a month or so ago and I am very hooked on it. I like to follow the progress of everyone's kitties. I love to hear happy endings, and I cry when they're not. Lots of nice people and sweet baby cats.
post #13 of 13
Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!
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