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Discussion in 'Caring for Strays and Ferals' started by Jcatbird, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Leave for a week, and just look what happens! If I even tried to respond individually to everything, I'd be here till day after tomorrow, so I'll just say...

    :clapcat::dizzycat::happycat::dancingblackcat::purr::kneading:
     

  2. surya

    surya TCS Member Top Cat

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    Maybe BJ will be as friendly as this cat some day?

     

  3. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Yeah, I'll either be moving 30 minutes into town or to Texas, not sure yet. I'm worried about putting them on a plane though. :eek2:
     
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  4. surya

    surya TCS Member Top Cat

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    If you move to Texas, I've got a nice house warming present for you.;)
     
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  5. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    How far are you from San Antonio? My brother used to live in Dallas, but he moved to San Antonio.
     
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  6. surya

    surya TCS Member Top Cat

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    I think its like a 3 or 4 hour drive from Houston to San Antonio. I've been to San Antonio once, the Riverwalk is very cool.
     
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  7. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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  8. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    @Mamanyt1953 I know! A laugh a minute around here. I’m right here and I can’t keep up!

    @surya I’m not lion when I say that video kept me laughing! It looked like the lion wanted to drive at first. Then the tongue washing! :lol: That lion was so sweet. BJ has moments like that and then he swats me. Lol I think we will get there. I’m just glad he isn’t as big as the lion when he swats me.
     
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  9. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    We went to the Riverwalk when I was there last time! It was so fun. :)
     
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  10. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    BJ is still laying at my feet so I am trying to write this quickly and quietly.
    Here is how things went tonight.

    We started with a late supper. I wanted him to be hungry tonight and to concentrate on eating.

    A hungry cat doesn’t pat much attention to my hand as I scratch very gently on his neck.
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    I slowly work my hand to the top of his head.
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    I finally feel my target. The tick on his head.
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    BJ is so intent on his food and comfortable with the head massage, he doesn’t realize I am removing the tick.
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    The tick is gone and he eats in comfort.
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    After eating he comes over to me.
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    He meows his thanks. I guess he does know the tick is gone. Lol
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    He seems to want more attention and sits to watch me.
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    I use the stick on the bird toy to rub his head.
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    Finally a good reaction to the bird toy!
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    He pushed his head against the stick.
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    I fly the bird above him and get an interested kitty!
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    He prefers the stick part though.
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    After only a minute of scratching BJ lays down.
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    Relaxing now, he puts his paws against my foot.
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    He’s starting to melt.
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    I get a look of sheer bliss as I scratch under his chin.
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    BJ is smiling.
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    He holds the stick between his legs.
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    My boy is improving. He actually starts to make biscuits against my shoe.....
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    And falls fast asleep between my feet.
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    I am sitting on a very low stool with BJ testing deeply beneath me. I will stay here as long as I can sit here. If he wakes up I will move to the bed. He’ll have company in the room tonight. We are finding our way to a higher level of trust and relaxation. A night together may increase his secure feeling. Sweet tired BJ. He sleeps well right now.
    Have a great night everyone. Shhhhh.
    Don’t wake BJ.
     
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  11. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

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    Sleep tight sweet BJ, Gypsy sends sweet dream wishes:hearthrob::sleepycat::zzzcat::redheartpump: Sleepy girl.jpg Eyes covered.jpg
     
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  12. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Awww Gypsy! So sweet! I just love the tail position in the first picture. I’ll whisper her wishes to BJ where he sleeps. I may not move tonight. Lol
    @dustydiamond1 sweet dreams to you both too. :zzzcat:
     

  13. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Hope you and BJ had a good night's sleep. :sleep::sleep2:
    Congrats on removing the tick. :clap2: And thanks for not posting a pic of the creepy thing. :fear:
     

  14. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Ha! That was funny! :lol:

    @Jcatbird --Congrats on getting the tick off BJ! Yeah, Demi likes to grab the stick part of the toy and bite it. I'm like you're gonna break your teeth! :headshake:
     

  15. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Oh GOD no, no tick pics! But I'm glad the nasty little beggar is gone!
     
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  16. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    :lol: No worries!
    @rubysmama @Mamanyt1953 No tick pics. I would have put up a warning so you could avoid seeing it anyway. I did consider showing it for those who have not seen that type but I decided they can just google them to see one. It needs to be disposed on anyway. @maggiedemi some of my cats bite the stick toys too. Usually the tip of the stick but I found some with rubber tips instead of hard plastic. Maybe you could find one too so they won’t break a tooth! Hopefully they know how hard they can bite something safely anyway. Their teeth are pretty strong.

    The other kitties are starting to feel a little ignored so I include some here tonight to show how they feel when I pay too much attention to another kitty. Don’t worry though, I got them to forgive me.

    Banjo and Whistle cuddle each other.
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    Mitsy gives me the cold shoulder.
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    Mackie gives me the cold shoulder.....
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    Both shoulders!
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    Saffron get in my face.
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    :) I have lots of snuggles to be forgiven.

    BJ had his own problems.

    I didn’t show up with treats for supper. DC68935D-9421-40DA-AEDE-C6D918BB0894.jpeg
    Dirty look.
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    The stink eye before the swat!
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    A slightly fluffed tail showed his displeasure. AB68D445-715E-4A44-B936-6B4F0C0C4FF0.jpeg
    Then he noticed my slippers...... 2697CAD5-B510-4FF8-8DA7-A754717B6FE4.jpeg
    And He fell in love. D6620D22-E364-4475-95C7-A1C008C43B60.jpeg
    Furry like kitties......
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    I promise I won’t eat your foot.
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    BJ likes fur slippers!
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    Can BJ have fur slippers?
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    Okay. You can go now. Just leave the slippers.
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    Good night everyone!
     

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  17. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I have a real soft spot for Whistle and Banjo. Good to see them snuggled together like that!

    LOL, I hope B.J. doesn't have dishonorable intentions towards your slippers!
     
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  18. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Demi does the exact same thing! He flops onto our feet and rolls around on our shoes. :)
     
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  19. bbdoll22

    bbdoll22 TCS Member Super Cat

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    @Jcatbird
    Hi I look forward to reading about your kitties every day. Thank you for caring for so many. You are a wonderful human to your rescue kitties. It takes a person like you to make a huge difference, if only more people in this world were as caring to the feral population as you are.
     

  20. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    @bbdoll22 THANK YOU!!!!! Today was a hard one and reading your post just flipped it over. :) Helping them is so important to me and sometimes I run into others who don’t understand why I do it. Finding those who do , inspires me to keep going. I’m glad you enjoy the kitties. They are quite a bunch of characters. They rearward me constantly. The smiles are given in daily doses. I don’t know if you have a kitty or two who have touched your heart but I thought I would post something just for you that made me smile. ( to return the smile you gave me!)

    Mitsy! Don’t drink my coffee!!!!
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    Mitsy didn’t drink your coffee Mom.
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    Whistle did it! 60B301DF-139B-46F7-AE32-5241D25C36F5.jpeg
    Wink, wink.
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    I hope you enjoyed the kitties. The wink comes from Thrasher, who sees all and knows all, but she’s not talking. ;)
     
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