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Another Stray has aimed himself at me!

post #1 of 13
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Boy oh boy, I just had a new stray come up to the house.I think he may have just been dumped from the way he came up and wasn't afraid of me, but was afraid of my other cats.

I quickly thought of Crys12065 and her Sebastion and Theo because my Little Bit came up and sniffed at the new stray and when the stray stopped eating long enough to realize there was a cat there he layed down and started screaming. (It's the first time I've ever heard a cat scream.)

Anyway, the little guy was wolfing his food like he had not eaten in days. I petted and talked to him to slow him down a bit so he wouldn't make himself sick. After he cleaned up his food I took him in to the kitty playpen in the living room where he can safely while away his time till I can see about getting him fixed and maybe placed.

Of course a stray would come up because I have my sights set on two adorable little kittens from the shelter I want to get. I am thinking that with all the grown cats I have here that a kitten will fit in with the group more easily.

The stray is a cute little boy and very loving to people so maybe he won't be to difficult to place. I'll have to strt making the calls tomorrow and see what I can do.

I had to totally wrap blankets and a towel around three sides of the cage so my cats can't look at him because when he sees any of them looking at him he screams. One side has to be covered so he doesn't have the air conditioning directly on him anyway and the other I generally cover for a little privacy and to keep the light dim for whoever is in there. I started by leaving a small strip uncovered till I heard the little guy screaming which meant he was being looked at so off I went to get a towel.

I'd had such a lull between dumps and ferals that I thought I was done seeing new ones for a while. That's what I get for thinking.

Here's hoping I can get the little guy taken care of in short order.
post #2 of 13
Ah, the poor guy! Sending lots of prayers and vibes for him to find a new home very soon - so sorry that he is so terrified of other cats - only the good Lord knows what he has been thru i am very glad that you are giving him sanctuary
post #3 of 13
Aww the poor soul ,

I hate people who do things like that


Tru,you are simply a cat magnet!!

I'm sure you've already named him so c'mon what have you called the little fella?


P.s I like your website...its great and the pics are excellent
post #4 of 13
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I'm sure you've already named him so c'mon what have you called the little fella?
furryferals
Nope! I actually haven't called him anything but, cute little guy, little babeeee and kitty-kitty.

He is really cute and loving. He loves to play with Da Bird and cuddles nice, but money is so tight right now I just can't afford to get him fixed and all his shots, so I cannot keep him.

I did consider it, but have had to ditch my plans also for a kitten right now too. I had my eye on a little Russian Blue mix, but someone else got him. He so reminded me of the cat I had when in kindergarten that used to walk me part way to school and meet me half way when I came home. I figured that if I get a kitten from a shelter than his shots and getting fixed would pretty much be combined in one price and I would justify squeezing it out somewhere.

Yeah, yeah, I know that we humans have a way of justifying ourselves into doing whatever it is we want and I'm good at that too.

Anyway... I think this little guy that is here right now will find a wonderful home and never have another worry in his life.

I should get a couple pics of him and post them. He is a cutie.
post #5 of 13
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Nope! I actually haven't called him anything but, cute little guy, little babeeee and kitty-kitty.

Anyway... I think this little guy that is here right now will find a wonderful home and never have another worry in his life.

I should get a couple pics of him and post them. He is a cutie.
I'm sure he will tru

Yeah get some pics I know I would love to see him
post #6 of 13
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I think I neglected to mention that my first words after I got this cute little guy in the cage was, "I'll have to call tomorrow and see if I can get a card to get him fixed under the program", (meaning TNR). Then it occurred to me that this little guy is too friendly to me to be a feral.. I'll have to go another way. Otherwise he would naturally have just fallen in with my group without another thought.

I sometimes have to stop and wonder how a self professed cat hater, (me), has ended up in such a position?
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by tru
I think I neglected to mention that my first words after I got this cute little guy in the cage was, "I'll have to call tomorrow and see if I can get a card to get him fixed under the program", (meaning TNR). Then it occurred to me that this little guy is too friendly to me to be a feral.. I'll have to go another way. Otherwise he would naturally have just fallen in with my group without another thought.

I sometimes have to stop and wonder how a self professed cat hater, (me), has ended up in such a position?


I've done exactly the same Tru,You don't know till they 'give you the eyes'

Cat hater? don't make me laugh Thats gotta be a joke!!!
post #8 of 13
its always the cat haters who fall the hardest.

or atleast thats how it was with me.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok,
Here's a pic of the little guy


I put some more up on my site if you want to see them.
http://www.trusworld.com/d70/index.php?list=8&page=all
post #10 of 13
Aww he's just gorgeous Tru,He reminds me of one of my fosters called Jess. R.I.P

You really do take an excellent picture

I noticed you have a 'un-named feral' I think he looks like a Humphrey

Just in case your stuck for names
post #11 of 13
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I forgot to go back and put his name in. That is Lippy. He is very vocal and I am hoping he will friendly up by winter and come in the house.

It's so funny about him. He was one mean feral and I spent the better part of 2 years wishing I could get my hands on him for "fixin'". Finally one day the opportunity and inclination both presented themselves at the same time and I caught him and put him in the playpen. That poor guy spent about a month in the playpen waiting to get neutered and he was none too happy about it. Finally got him fixed and released him after a couple of days of recuperation thinking I may never see the poor guy again.

Suprisingly he now nearly lives just outside my door. He still makes his lunges and swats at my cats from time to time, but no real fighting. It's almost as if he is jealous that they come in the house.

I can get much closer to him and he is still pretty vocal, but I think someday that guy is going to end up taming down to where he will be coming in the housel

Now when I burn the trash or go anywhere on the property he is one of the crew that follows along. I walk somewhere and a string of cats follow along, laying down all around and waiting for me to walk back to the house.

Sometimes I feel like the pied piper with cats around here.
post #12 of 13
Lippy !! Well you named him well Tru

Pied Piper Naaah....You got cat magnets in ya pockets Tru Someone must have stitched them in the lining when you wasn't lookin'

So how is 'screamin' Kitty-kitty babeeee today
post #13 of 13
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So how is 'screamin' Kitty-kitty babeeee today
The little guy is doing ok. He comes right up and sleeps on the pillows between Steve and me.

My mate said last night that I have to come up with a name for him and I told him he's not staying. After Little Bit and the little guy collided causing Little Bit to kind of attack he kind of understood.

Seriously, the little guy wants to go out so bad and I won't let him. He gets a little lonely in the house I think and could be placed in a much better situation than what he has here.

DeadIrishDits always the cat haters who fall the hardest.

or at least thats how it was with me.

You said a mouth full there. I spent years basically avoiding cats because my mom & stepdad had become hoarders of a sort . I loved my mom, but between the fleas and the odor, I pretty much avoided going to her house and our relationship near the end of her life was almost telephone only.
Consequently I am a little fanatical about not wanting litter box odors or fleas.

The way I finally ended up with a cat was when a spayed, declawed senior cat showed up on my doorstep when I lived in town. I always told everyone that if there was such a thing as reincarnation then it had to be my mother came back to live with my like I had wanted and forcing me into the cat world. That cat was Jade and she was very special to me.

Now here I am having to check myself to make sure I don't tip the scales and fall into horader class too.

Ya know, maybe I should post in these forums more often and then I wouldn't feel the need to turn every post into a lengthy letter.

I'll shut up now!
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