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Postby SisMorphine » August 3rd, 2006, 12:04 am

Yeah, that's right, I have cats. Two to be exact!

My best friend decided to move to AZ or CA . . . he hasn't really decided yet. He figured he'd pack up the van and just spend a few months driving out there, stopping for a week or so in a few different places that interest him, to see where he wants to live. He has two cats. Not only would they be pissed off at the car ride, but he's living out of his van until he settles and with the intense heat that's happening the cats would probably be kitty jerky in a matter of hours.

He left them with his sister when he left about a week ago. Well her cat decided that she didn't like them and kept attacking them. Her dog tried to protect the cat and got beaten up by one of my friend's cats. Too much bloodshed! So she called him, not even 48 hours after he had left, and said he needed to do something with them. 5 days later they came to live with me.

We had toyed with the idea of me fostering them but decided not to since one of his cats is a bit of a wuss and there are always dogs here. But oh well! I was his last hope.

I agreed to take them until November or December, and then fly them out to him. But we are both worried about them surviving the flight, so if all goes well here they may become permanent residents. Eeeeeek!

So now I have Saint Jimmy (aka: Sir Jimmimus) and Otter (aka: Otter the French Kitty . . . said with a wicked cheesy French accent). I have set them up their own safe haven in my extra office and they've been doing well so far, even with the kennel dogs barking. By the end of the week I will have a screen door (metal, not regular screen) in place in the door to their office. I want them to live in there for the next three weeks but have them be able to see/meet Wally and Mike through the door so everyone can get used to everyone else. I want to be able to let the boys out into the rest of the house eventually. Mike has met one cat and after getting swatted at sat in a corner and grumbled. Wally sees cats as a threat because my cat (who lives with my parents . . . at 18 years old and going senile we figured it best not to move her) latched herself onto Wally's face within seconds of meeting him so now when he sees a cat he wants it dead, and if it attacks him (ie: swats) he REALLY wants it dead. He's met Jimmy in the past and they've been fine until he meows. So I'm hoping with the month-long slow introductions they'll be fine in the end . . . but they will ALWAYS be seperated when I'm not around. Just as you can't trust a pit bull not to fight, you can't trust a Greyhound not to kill a cat.

Blah blah blah. Yammer yammer yammer. I don't have the best pictures of them, but here are the boys!

Otter . . .caught mid sniff
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Saint Jimmy . . . he really does have 2 ears, I swear!!
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Postby SpiritFngrz » August 3rd, 2006, 7:58 am

Cool Lys! Hope it works out! Satin and Cleo both want each other dead. And so it goes....
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Postby Jenn » August 3rd, 2006, 8:13 am

I like Saint Jimmy he looks like a character. :) Good luck!!!
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Postby iluvk9 » August 3rd, 2006, 10:49 am

Want a third?
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Postby a-bull » August 3rd, 2006, 11:00 am

Dogs are so smart. Once they 'get' the fact that the cats are part of the household, they will usually accept them---and sometimes even protect.

Took me a long time to train both my guys with cats, but now they can all be together in the house, and one cat even sleeps with the dogs.

I do "put the cats away" when I'm out though. You just never know. :)
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Postby a-bull » August 3rd, 2006, 11:13 am

Oh, and it was nice of you to take in TWO older cats!! :shock:
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Postby BigDogBuford » August 3rd, 2006, 11:25 am

Nothin' wrong with a cat one eared cat!
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Postby SisMorphine » August 3rd, 2006, 12:08 pm

BigDogBuford wrote:Nothin' wrong with a cat one eared cat!
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What a cutie! My friend's cat has one ear, one eye, and three legs. He was in a house fire :(
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Postby BigDogBuford » August 3rd, 2006, 12:15 pm

Elvis has one ear, two and a half teeth, a cleft palate and a brain tumor. Don't tell him that though.....he thinks he's just as right as rain!
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Postby SpiritFngrz » August 3rd, 2006, 12:20 pm

BigDogBuford wrote:Elvis has one ear, two and a half teeth, a cleft palate and a brain tumor. Don't tell him that though.....he thinks he's just as right as rain!

awww..what a sweetie!
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Postby BigDogBuford » August 3rd, 2006, 12:24 pm

SpiritFngrz wrote:
BigDogBuford wrote:Elvis has one ear, two and a half teeth, a cleft palate and a brain tumor. Don't tell him that though.....he thinks he's just as right as rain!

awww..what a sweetie!


Elvis is a real trooper. According to Dr. Mortimer he defies all western medicine. He was given 4 weeks to live after he was diagnosed with a brian tumor. That was over two years ago....

My personal favorite picture of Elvis. This was my 30th birthday cake. Notice Elvis still has two ears here. This was before the skin cancer on his ear.
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Postby SisMorphine » August 3rd, 2006, 12:25 pm

JennKBM wrote:I like Saint Jimmy he looks like a character. :) Good luck!!!

Oh he is! He's very vocal (I like my dogs quiet and my cats loud!) and he likes to sit on the back of the couch and clean your hair while you watch tv :)
iluvk9 wrote:Want a third?

LOL! I think we're all set here. I feel like I have a zoo now with 3 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, and 3 rats on the way for this fall! You know, in addition to the kennel dogs. Just pure craziness.
a-bull wrote:I do "put the cats away" when I'm out though. You just never know. :)

Just as the dogs are always seperated from each other when I leave the house, the cats will always be seperated from the dogs. No sense in risking it. Plus having two potentially high preydrive dogs, and still having one in the house who would DEFINITELY eat them, it's not worth the risk.
a-bull wrote:Oh, and it was nice of you to take in TWO older cats!! :shock:

Well kittens are adorable and all, but I LOVE adult cats. Especially these two. Otter used to live with another cat named Chester. They despised each other. So when John (my friend) and his ex broke up he took Otter and she took Chester. After a few months his Flemish Giant rabbit named Hector, who was Otter's best friend, went into convulsions. John rushed him to the vet but he died on the table. As he was walking out the door there was an orange cat in need of a home to the right. He decided to take the cat in hopes that it might help Otter in the loss of his friend, and in hopes that they would at least get along.

Well Jimmy and Otter LOVE each other. I often find them snuggling in the window, or rubbing up against each other. There is no way in HELL I was going to let these two be split up.
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Postby SisMorphine » August 3rd, 2006, 12:27 pm

BigDogBuford wrote:
SpiritFngrz wrote:
BigDogBuford wrote:Elvis has one ear, two and a half teeth, a cleft palate and a brain tumor. Don't tell him that though.....he thinks he's just as right as rain!

awww..what a sweetie!


Elvis is a real trooper. According to Dr. Mortimer he defies all western medicine. He was given 4 weeks to live after he was diagnosed with a brian tumor. That was over two years ago....

My personal favorite picture of Elvis. This was my 30th birthday cake. Notice Elvis still has two ears here. This was before the skin cancer on his ear.
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That is one rockin' cake!
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Postby BigDogBuford » August 3rd, 2006, 12:30 pm

Gotta love the Erotic Bakery in Seattle. They ship worldwide!
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Postby Purple » August 3rd, 2006, 12:57 pm

cats are evil
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Postby BigDogBuford » August 3rd, 2006, 12:58 pm

Purple wrote:cats are evil


Yes they are....that's why I love them. Heh.
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