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

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    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.
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    Awwww he is so cute!!! I think he will be very happy with you :D:D:D

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    he looks like a keeper, so cute

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    They can do that to you. I have rescued many and kept most.
    He is so cute.

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    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. ;-)

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    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.

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    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.

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    Pretty cat.

    How are the dogs adapting to a new housemate?

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    So glad to hear about a rescued furbaby! :)

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    Aw, Thanks for sharing. He's really cute, glad he found his forever home!

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    Awww. Thank you for saving this poor guy and taking him in and giving him the good life he looks to deserve. I love a story with a happy ending. He does look like a very affectionate boy too.

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    That is a beautiful story. I am so glad that Kallie found you. Please be sure to put some more pictures also.

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    Your new boy is very cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Pretty cat.

    How are the dogs adapting to a new housemate?
    Well we haven't tackled that problem yet. Senone, our black lab should not be too big a problem because he was raised with my siamese, we lost her at 16 years old about 5 years ago. She was the queen of the house. They use to sleep together. Chuky, our bearded collie is another issue all together. He is a very high strung, territorial male who likes to think he runs the house. He was another rescue of ours. We found him abandonded a couple of years ago. He has my husband wrapped around his little paw.LOL
    We are going to give Kallie a little more time to get better and adjust to his new environment before we make any introductions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyswings
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Pretty cat.

    How are the dogs adapting to a new housemate?
    Well we haven't tackled that problem yet. Senone, our black lab should not be too big a problem because he was raised with my siamese, we lost her at 16 years old about 5 years ago. She was the queen of the house. They use to sleep together. Chuky, our bearded collie is another issue all together. He is a very high strung, territorial male who likes to think he runs the house. He was another rescue of ours. We found him abandonded a couple of years ago. He has my husband wrapped around his little paw.LOL

    We are going to give Kallie a little more time to get better and adjust to his new environment before we make any introductions.
    Good idea. I hope they get to be buddies.

    My first two cats never did get "nice" to my third cat.

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    Kudos to you for taking that baby in and getting him healthy!!

    I've had two kitty stories...Chester was actually a gift from a man that had bottle fed him and his sibs after finding them at 1 day old next to their dead mama... :( Chester lived with us, thinking that we humans were his parents, for 4 months before we found out that he had FIP and we had to put him down.

    Abbi came to us in the saddest way really...William and I manage a storage facility. Over 1000 units on 10 acres. One evening, just before Christmas, one of the customers called and told me that there was a cat in the unit next to his, that his children heard it. I kind of blew it off, intending to check into it later, as children tend to make up stories when they are bored and playing around...but he called back about 10 minutes later and told me that he had heard it himself, and there was a cat in that unit.

    I checked the account for that unit...that was the unit for the folks that had moved in and left that same night for Portland....a MONTH before!!!!!!!

    I had the guys out there cutting that lock asap!! They brought me Abbi...a black kitty that wouldn't have made it another 2 days if she hadn't been found! I kept her for a year trying the whole time to find her a good home...I'm allergic to cats and most dogs...On Christmas day last year her new owners came and picked her up...they were in love, and so was Abbi! This baby wasn't crazy about strangers, but she went right to the lady and wouldn't leave her alone! I felt good about sending her to her forever home... :)

    Again, thanks to you for saving that kitty! Not everyone would do that!

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    Thank You for the heartwarming story. I am so glad it had a happy ending. My stry cat turned out to be the most lovable of all of mine.

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    Good luck with the little one. Mine, too, was a foundling.

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    Awww, he's so cute. I'm glad he was able to find a loving home.

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    so sweet, she is a keeper for sure!

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    He's adorable. It's not a coincidence. You and the cat were meant to be together!

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    He is so cute. I can see why you want to keep him. He is so lucky to have found someone like you. Probably wouldn't have lasted much longer on his own.

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    I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. As a former shelter kennel tech and manager, I know the heartache of these poor babies all too well.

    We too have a wonderful cream and gold kitty named Mr. Tubbs. He likes to sleep in our garden tub in the master bath and every morniong he wants his drink of water from the faucet. He was found abandoned around the State Fair time, in the middle of the road, about 4 weeks old. Sometime between T-day and Christmas, his rescuer/owner called the shelter and said her cat had a broken hip or leg as it had gotten itself wrapped up in the lights on the Christmas tree and she had spent two hours carefull clipping wires to get him untangled. She could not take him to a vet as she had just learned she had thyroid cancer and was not expected to make it. I said we would take him. We did get the cat better, vet said it was a bad sprain and kitty was ok after several weeks. By that time the lady was in a hospice never to return home. I literally took the kittlly home to care for it and of course he has a forever home now. He is so neat. I just love him.

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    Poor baby!!! God bless you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. As a former shelter kennel tech and manager, I know the heartache of these poor babies all too well.

    We too have a wonderful cream and gold kitty named Mr. Tubbs. He likes to sleep in our garden tub in the master bath and every morniong he wants his drink of water from the faucet. He was found abandoned around the State Fair time, in the middle of the road, about 4 weeks old. Sometime between T-day and Christmas, his rescuer/owner called the shelter and said her cat had a broken hip or leg as it had gotten itself wrapped up in the lights on the Christmas tree and she had spent two hours carefull clipping wires to get him untangled. She could not take him to a vet as she had just learned she had thyroid cancer and was not expected to make it. I said we would take him. We did get the cat better, vet said it was a bad sprain and kitty was ok after several weeks. By that time the lady was in a hospice never to return home. I literally took the kittlly home to care for it and of course he has a forever home now. He is so neat. I just love him.
    Ok now you are making me cry. What a story! He looks like a love. So sorry to hear about his former owner, that is so heartbreaking.

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