My kitties are doing great since surgery..... Angie wants outside real bad. Since my husband can't tell Dovey or Angie or Tink apart, I put a collar with a bell on Angie. That way when he opens the door, the cat that that has a "tinkling sound" has to stay inside for a week... smile...
Turtle, after eating her bacon this morning, slept behind a lounge chair most of the day. She is laying on the chair now. I personally think she was terrorized by the vet and her experience. She has been getting lots of love today.
Angie is just all over the place. She is jumping, playing, eating and pooping. She doesn't even act sore at all.
UPDATE on Star:
She has spent most of the day outside. The last couple hrs, she sat meowing at the door but would not come inside when I held the door for her. She wanted me to feed her outside and I would not. I didn't want to put food out because it is extremely windy tongiht and is going to storm. The food in spite of being on our large porch would have gotton soaked. Star stayed outside until all the other cats came in. She does not like to be the only one outside. After they came in to eat, she slunk in too. I had to rattle the pan so she could hear it. While she was eating, she let me pet her.
She is still a little more skittish than usual since her medication but she is coming back to where she was pretty fast. Today was the first day she has meowed at me since her meds. I have picked her up two or three times and today while she was sleeping on a chaise lounge, I lay across the end and acted like I didn't see her. She kept laying on the other side of it and when I reached out and lay my hand on her back, she stayed there. I dont' know why that is so exciting to me but it is... It's also easier to pet her if her head is turned away and she can't see me.
She has only purred for me a couple times and it was a very tiny purr but I felt it. Last time she did it was a few months back or so. I don't remember exactly. But she very seldom does it at all. It's not a strong purr but a purr is a purr is a purr. And that means she felt content..
I wonder which cat Jimmy will befriend first. It will proably be a female. Toe and Yellow, my males, will accept him with no problem. They take everything with a grain of salt. Socks does not like friends. She like people so it won't be her. She swats all the cats and dogs too. Cleo, aka Patty, loves to play and she is Yellows favorite and him her favorite as well. Mama is laid back and loves to groom so it might be her if he enjoys being groomed. Cookie loves to play also. Tink is a good friend of Cookies. Thay race rapidly around at night, jumping and running like crazy. Star does not run with them and they sleep at night curled up together. She will play with either Tink or Cookie but only one at a time. Angie does not run with them but she is bonded to them as well. Dovie has a little attitude problem. She is the smallest cat I have but not the youngest. She wants to be the head boss young kitty and swats them all [the young ones]. Sometimes she growls like crazy at them. But she loves her Mama-Kitty the most. Dovie and Angie sleep together in a laundry basket with their mother. They still feel like litter mates. Turtle sleeps with noone. She finds her a corner and settles in. She doesn't play with the other cats. I draw her out and love on her. The others with the exception of Star come to me to get their loving. They all get along with Turtle but she has no buddy or playmate. I hope Jimmy and Turtle become friends. They need each other. Turtle is laid back and quiet. She is a very beautiful tortoise who just came to my house one day needing a home. She wanted to be petted by me so I know she had been handled before and so we kept her. All the other cats that I have except Toe and Yellow all knew each other in my neighborhood and ate at my house. It was easy to keep them all. I guess they were a colony. Turtle was not in their colony. It took them a while to like her. They accept her now and their is no problem but she was scared at first. Star was in this colony. Star, Tink and Cookie were together but not from the same mother. They all had different mothers and Star was older. Tink and Cookie are approx the same age which is about 10 months old. Angie and Dovey are about 11 months old. Star is about 1.5 or 2. Not sure. But Star watched these young ones and played with them before I could socialize them. Watching them with me, when they were her friends, helped me with her. Cookie was much harder to tame than Tink. I could never get Tinks mother near me. I felt so sorry for her. There were also a couple black males in this group but I could not socialize them. One had mange pretty bad and after feeding him for a long time, he let me doctor him. The mange got better but he just disappeared one day. I never saw him again. The other black male never let me near him. The black males were from a previous litter of Socks who at that time belonged to my next door neighbor. They ignored her and all her litters that she kept having and all turned feral. They also had a dog that had lived on a chain for 4 years. A tiny little thing that I called the pound on to try and get something done, but the dog was within the legal limits of Arkansas. Had a house and food on the ground and dirty water. We gave him cheweys and fresh water at times. They wouldn't let him in their house because they were allergic to animals. Pitiful excuse. They did not need Rex.
And that's all for tongiht..
It's been a great day and I feel very good about adopting Jimmy. I am just thinking about watching him find his kitty nitch in our household... I'll be glad when he is here.
Here is another link to some kitty pictures I took today. Have a great one of my fat Socks cat and a beautiful one of Star that I have as my desktop pictures. She is so photogenic... Socks is not quite as fat as the picture makes her look. But since surgery, all she has done is eat and sleep and purr. And she is probably still a little swollen too since it has only been a little over a week. Yesterday and today she went outside some, but after a while she comes to the computer window and looks in at me when she wants back in..http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jcribb...WHfhEBw3ifUGm1