Trapped feral cats last week and brought them inside.

Discussion in 'Caring for Strays and Ferals' started by Shane Kent, May 9, 2016.

  1. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    Don't you just love the yargles? My Elvis goes meowing about the house very late at night sometimes. IDK what I'll do this summer -- his first full summer with us -- because usually I would leave the front door open with the just the security screen, to let the cool air in -- and I'm thinking that if I do that with him here, he'll be yowling all night long! Lots of little creatures visiting, like opossums, squirrels, mice, rats, and maybe even skunks! and other cats!
     
    dustydiamond1 purraised this.
  2. ondine

    ondine TCS Member Veteran

    Yeah - sometimes I swear he's saying "Helllloooo?" It can be nerve wracking. I'm just glad the neighbors can't hear him. They'd called Animal Control for sure!
     
    tarasgirl06 purraised this.
  3. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    I LOVE talkative cats. I used to get complaints from downstairs neighbor when we lived in apartment -- he said my cats walked loudly at night. :cutecat::kneading: If you haven't seen the "No More Bath Cat" video on YouTube, you owe it to yourself. Google that topic and watch the video. Now THAT's telling the caregiver!
     
  4. Shane Kent

    Shane Kent Crazy Cat Gentleman Alpha Cat

    540
    696
    May 9, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    I miss my chatty cat Zaren a lot. He was always at the door when I got home with a hello. I love to hear them talk, it is so cute.
     
    tarasgirl06 purraised this.
  5. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    I know, I know! And since cats have over 100 vocalizations in their vocabularies, they're actually a lot more fascinating to have a conversation with than a lot of humans I know these days :cutecat:
     
  6. Shane Kent

    Shane Kent Crazy Cat Gentleman Alpha Cat

    540
    696
    May 9, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Update. Still the odd hiss but things are progressing slowly.

    May 24, Wednesday night, Taz slept in our bedroom with the door closed. Rusty and Zoe wandered the house together all night. Actually it was more like Rusty was wandering and Zoe was keeping an eye on him. The door to Kitty and Rusty's room was open and Kitty spent most of the night in the room.

    May 26, Friday, Rusty sitting with Zoe and Taz by the front door. Kitty was also out of the room, sitting near Rusty, she ran to their room when I stood up to take the photo. Rusty waiting to go to the cottage. Everyone was well behaved.
    TazZoeRustyMay26_2017.jpg

    May 27, Saturday, another relaxing day at the cottage.
    KittyRustyMay27_2017.jpg
     
    tarasgirl06 purraised this.
  7. ondine

    ondine TCS Member Veteran

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
     
    tarasgirl06 and Shane Kent purraised this.
  8. Shane Kent

    Shane Kent Crazy Cat Gentleman Alpha Cat

    540
    696
    May 9, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    @ondine -- P.S.
    You were right when you said "They will slim down, now that they don't have the extra calories"
    A few weeks out of the office with no more mice and moles and Rusty has dropped about 2 pounds already. He has gone from approx. 19 pounds to approx. 17 pounds, vet said he should be around 14 pounds. Kitty has also lost weight but she is a lot smaller than Rusty so not as much as him. When I would get to work in the morning they had bulging bellies from dining the night before. Now I see them before I leave for work and no bulging bellies.

    Hopefully next update I will have a picture of all four cats together. I won't force it though.
     
    tarasgirl06 purraised this.
  9. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    Beautiful pictures of gorgeous cats -- I especially love that twosome relaxing together!
     
    Shane Kent purraised this.
  10. Shane Kent

    Shane Kent Crazy Cat Gentleman Alpha Cat

    540
    696
    May 9, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Kitty and Rusty are in early retirement they turn 2 at the end of the summer:kneading:
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2017
    dustydiamond1 and tarasgirl06 purraised this.
  11. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    *Excellent news.* :cutecat::kneading:*I'll also use any, or no, excuse to use these emoticons.*
     
    Shane Kent purraised this.
  12. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

    1,372
    1,624
    Jan 24, 2017
    central Illinois, USA
    I just now ran across your thread and finished getting caught up. They are beautiful happy kittys, (all four of them) Can you take Rusty to work with you once in a while? I bet he & your boss would enjoy it. You and your spouse are wonderful folks and you deserve a medal. ; )
     
    Shane Kent purraised this.
  13. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

    1,372
    1,624
    Jan 24, 2017
    central Illinois, USA
    Gypsy usually isn't too vocal but she always meets me at the door when I get home from work to tell me all about her day. :catrub:
     
    Shane Kent purraised this.
  14. Shane Kent

    Shane Kent Crazy Cat Gentleman Alpha Cat

    540
    696
    May 9, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    @dustydiamond1 -- Most definitely Rusty will come for the occasional day at work. I will wait until they are more settled in at my house so I don't feel bad leaving Kitty at home without Rusty. I don't think Kitty likes it at my work place but Rusty likes it. Kitty would hide a lot where Rusty would sit out in the main lobby and watch people. I have a couple of coworkers that miss him, I work with two other animal lovers that helped in socializing them. They also miss Kitty as they are part of the few people she allows to pet her. They will have to come to my place to see her.
     
    dustydiamond1 and tarasgirl06 purraised this.
  15. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    :lolup:
     
  16. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    Rusty could wear a cat bowtie and be all "office CATual" :geekcat:
     
    dustydiamond1 purraised this.
  17. Shane Kent

    Shane Kent Crazy Cat Gentleman Alpha Cat

    540
    696
    May 9, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    My wife wants me to get him a shirt made with the companies logo on it. I am actually considering it. He is rather docile and might actually wear it. She knows a woman that could make it :wave3:
     
    tarasgirl06 and dustydiamond1 purraised this.
  18. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    While clothes for cats are generally a big turnoff for me, in this case, based on what you say, GO FOR IT and PLEASE POST PIX :geekcat:
     
    dustydiamond1 purraised this.
  19. Shane Kent

    Shane Kent Crazy Cat Gentleman Alpha Cat

    540
    696
    May 9, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    You should see the coats my wife bought for Zoe and Taz. They are cute coats but they don't like them at all. Plus they don't like the snow at all. All my cats seem to hate the snow. It is so cute I live in Ottawa, Canada and I think Zoe blames me for the snow? I swear it is the look on her face. We have a huge bay window and I do have a snow blower?
     
    dustydiamond1 and tarasgirl06 purraised this.
  20. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

    5,805
    2,389
    Sep 19, 2006
    Glendale, California
    :lolup: When we lived in the Mojave at 4,100 ft., we put each cat in the harness and leash and walked him or her out to see and feel the snow. Of course, they wanted right back inside their catio. But my ex didn't want them not to experience that, because we didn't have snow down in "the flats" in east L.A. Metro where we lived before. No clothes for them, though.

    So do we get to see the coats on Zoe and Taz? I don't blame them for not liking them, though -- cats were created with fur coats, which are far more beautiful and insulating than what we make for them. :cutecat::kneading:
     
    Shane Kent purraised this.

Share This Page