Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 61

Thread: How my DH and I Saved a Kitty and found a friend.....

  1. #1
    Super Member pennyswings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Originally from NY, now retired in Argentina. Miss the USA!!! :-(
    Posts
    1,581
    About two weeks ago my DH and I were sitting in his mother's house, where we are currently living until we finish our house out back. It was a Saturday night and we were having our late snack when we heard our dogs barking like crazy. We went back and discovered that all the commotion was coming from the upper floor of our new house. He grabbed his gun, just in case, I grabbed the flashlight and up we went. In the back bedroom we found the two dogs had cornered this poor, half starved cat. He was scared to death and blood was on the floor. We proceeded to chase the dogs out of the house and then my DH picked the poor thing up.
    I took him downstairs to the parcially finished area of the house and proceeded to clean him up. Well the blood was from our bearded collie. He had a good scratch on his foot but was fine. The cat, a boy by the way, was dirty, half starved and had a couple of minor scratches. I made a temporary litter box for him, got him some leftover chicken and fed him. He did not have a great night, he had very loose bowels and vomited a couple of times. Although he tried to make it to the litter box he had several accidents during the night.
    The next day I went and got him some real cat food and a proper litter box. His loose bowels continued through the day and so did the accidents.
    On Monday we brought him to the vet. He had an irritated bowel syndrome, probably from not eating properly, and needed a special cat food to aid in digestion, as he was not able to absorb the food passing through the intestines. So the vet gave him some antibotics, something to help with the bowel irritation, a special food and gave him his vaccations.
    I am happy to report that the loose bowels have stopped, no more accidents in the house and he is starting to put on a little weight.
    We have decided to keep him since he is so cute and such a good, affectionate little guy. We have named him after a cat my brother had before he died. His name is Kallie Kat and he has a forever home with us.
    Thought some of you would like to hear the story. Here is his picture.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,112
    Blog Entries
    1
    Awwww he is so cute!!! I think he will be very happy with you :D:D:D

  3. #3
    Super Member brushandthimble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    North of Boston, MA, USA
    Posts
    3,630
    he looks like a keeper, so cute

  4. #4
    Junior Member Elizabeth-Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lubbock, TX
    Posts
    260
    They can do that to you. I have rescued many and kept most.
    He is so cute.

  5. #5
    Super Member pab58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    near Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    6,418
    Blog Entries
    1
    He's a cutie! It sure sounds like he came to the right home!!

    About four weeks ago now my fiance and I took in what we thought was a stray cat that wanted to adopt us! She was so beautiful and sweet. My neighbor two door down from me decided she couldn't take her in so she put an ad on Craig's List. I knew nothing about it, and about 2 1/2 weeks later the kittie's owners showed up and took her. I hadn't thought of putting an ad online or anywhere else. I thought the owners would have put up flyers around the neighborhood -- especially since we have a big park nearby. They didn't. What really bothered us about the owners was that they never thanked us for taking care of her. The night she showed up on my porch, my neighbor next door fed her some milk, but said she couldn't take her in. Later in the night I heard the most terrible cat fight. I could hardly sleep for worrying about her. I had to work the next day, and all I could think about was her: was she okay? was she hungry? etc. When I got home, my fiance had taken her in, fed her, and I found her stretched out and sleeping on a recliner. ;) If my cat had gone missing, I would have immediately posted flyers! If I were reunited with it, I certainly would have thanked the surrogate owners for keeping it safe and well-cared-for.

    Well, now I have a furbaby of my very own, and this one will have a permanent home with me for as long as she lives!! Her name is Gracie (she is gray -- get it? ;) ) She is 9 weeks old. I've had her for two days now, and she seems to be adjusting so well. As I type this she is sleeping on my lap. :-) She has been using the litterbox every time she needs to go potty. She's such a good little kitty. She has an appointment on Monday for her first vet visit. I hope all goes well.

    Congrats on adding a new member to your family. He will certainly have a very loving home. ;-)

  6. #6
    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Merrimac, MA
    Posts
    9,038
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think he was ment to be founed by you. Now he is safe and has a good home and he knows it too. He is a very hansome guy.

  7. #7
    Super Member pennyswings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Originally from NY, now retired in Argentina. Miss the USA!!! :-(
    Posts
    1,581
    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    He's a cutie! It sure sounds like he came to the right home!!

    About four weeks ago now my fiance and I took in what we thought was a stray cat that wanted to adopt us! She was so beautiful and sweet. My neighbor two door down from me decided she couldn't take her in so she put an ad on Craig's List. I knew nothing about it, and about 2 1/2 weeks later the kittie's owners showed up and took her. I hadn't thought of putting an ad online or anywhere else. I thought the owners would have put up flyers around the neighborhood -- especially since we have a big park nearby. They didn't. What really bothered us about the owners was that they never thanked us for taking care of her. The night she showed up on my porch, my neighbor next door fed her some milk, but said she couldn't take her in. Later in the night I heard the most terrible cat fight. I could hardly sleep for worrying about her. I had to work the next day, and all I could think about was her: was she okay? was she hungry? etc. When I got home, my fiance had taken her in, fed her, and I found her stretched out and sleeping on a recliner. ;) If my cat had gone missing, I would have immediately posted flyers! If I were reunited with it, I certainly would have thanked the surrogate owners for keeping it safe and well-cared-for.

    Well, now I have a furbaby of my very own, and this one will have a permanent home with me for as long as she lives!! Her name is Gracie (she is gray -- get it? ;) ) She is 9 weeks old. I've had her for two days now, and she seems to be adjusting so well. As I type this she is sleeping on my lap. :-) She has been using the litterbox every time she needs to go potty. She's such a good little kitty. She has an appointment on Monday for her first vet visit. I hope all goes well.

    Congrats on adding a new member to your family. He will certainly have a very loving home. ;-)
    Glad you got another kitty to fill the hole the foundling left in your heart. I am happy for you.

  8. #8
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    15,192
    Pretty cat.

    How are the dogs adapting to a new housemate?

  9. #9
    ToucanSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    1,164
    So glad to hear about a rescued furbaby! :)

  10. #10
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,194
    Aw, Thanks for sharing. He's really cute, glad he found his forever home!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.