Can you politely explain to these people how to take proper care of cats? It sounds like they don't know. Young kittens don't have any homing instincts yet and should be kept in. And if they run out, you have to go after them. That piece of wood isn't an adequate barrier. Help them fill in the hole permanently.I decided the right thing to do was to go and find out the circumstance.
I spoke with the owner and they bought two cats 5 days ago, which is why they aren't chipped/vetted yet. He got out through a hole under the balcony that they blocked off but the piece of wood got moved while she was cleaning.
They didn't know the sex (she said it was female), the cats could easily climb out of the balcony (ground floor), and while I was speaking with her the other one scooted out the door on her. Half of me wanted to grab the other one and leave, the other half says they're kittens getting into whatever trouble they can.
I'm thinking the right thing to do is to have a conversation with them, give him back, with the understanding that if either cat ends up in my care again, they will be staying with me permanently.
Well, you're in luck, JMJimmy because it's smack dab in the middle of one of the "worst" kitten seasons in recorded history and there are thousands of kittens in desperate need of loving forever homes with someone who will care well for them and love them always.I don't think there is a problem with love there - they are definitely animal lovers. Hopefully things work out.
Damn does it make me want a kitten though...
Really? Things have been pretty quiet in our neck of the woods. Only 1 litter for 3 colonies.
Oh, Jasper and Fella are GORGEOUS! I'd definitely bargain for a "twofer".Really? Things have been pretty quiet in our neck of the woods. Only 1 litter for 3 colonies.
My wife has been pestering me for a kitten and/or a husky, I've been considering these two:
As they didn't get adopted at the recent free adoption day (normally clears out the shelters). Too many kitties not enough money/space! I need to pull a Nora and move to the country and found a cat nation
My big hesitation is their dental state. It was over CDN$1500 on Julius & Morgan's dental care "catch up" (four extractions between them) so taking on two more that have had their dental care neglected is a tough one.I'll bet their owner died suddenly. It would be a big act of kindness to take them in.
Yes, I can understand that. Hoping and praying their dental health is good and that they will get dental treats daily -- we love Drs. Foster & Smith's dental treats which come in 3 flavors -- tuna, salmon, and chicken -- and are somewhat similar to Greenies. Also there are additives to water which are supposed to maintain dental health. TropiClean is the one we use, again, available from DrsFosterSmith.com.My big hesitation is their dental state. It was over CDN$1500 on Julius & Morgan's dental care "catch up" (four extractions between them) so taking on two more that have had their dental care neglected is a tough one.
Bruno needs to see his doctor. Could you -- would you???It's been a long long time but I thought I'd give an update
Scotty (Tubby aka Sir Tubbington aka Tubs-A-Lot) is the most rock solid cat now. Nothing phases him and he demands to be picked up and held frequently.
Junior (Junior Baby) has become our resident snuggler though is a bit fearful of certain things
Julius (JuJu) is jumpy but supremely affectionate and now very happy with all his dental work done and mats removed
Morgan (The Little Miss) rules the roost with an iron claw despite being the smallest of the bunch.
Being the truly insane people that we are we also added two dogs to the mix. Yes, that's right - not just one crazy Husky + Sheppard but a pair of them. Antigonish (18 months) & Tanuki (8 months) are incredible puppers who give the cats their space and have even been known to sleep alongside Scotty.
Here's the fun part. Today, it happened again. Another cat just wandered in, this time from the hallway of our building. No one knows who he belongs to but he's an unfixed male we're calling Bruno. He's very gregarious and obviously cared for, so he probably won't be staying for long, but for now he's acting like this is his home, dogs and all.
I don't know what it is but they just keep finding us. Last year (?) it was Loki, a black male kitten who wandered in, he belonged to our neighbour and was returned. Misha, also our neighbours keeps trying to come in from the outside... or just sits atop our fence staring in.
We're going to need a bigger place.
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He doesn't quite look like it anymore but once upon a time he looked a little more like a real Tanuki
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This is Bruno. The little miss does not like the cut of his jib it seems. We kind of threw him into the deep end (no proper introduction period) and he's adjusted very well. Curious about every little thing. I just hope we can find his humans before we get too attached.
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