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Post by LadyA » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:40 pm

Going to try and upload a photo. Haven't quite figured out how to do it yet, but we'll see! This (hopefully) is Atticus (the tabby tom) and Toria (the tortie), both rescues, and both classed as "special needs" and so indoor only (that was not the plan when I got them! It was assumed they would make a full recovery, and be fine!). We're off to the vets again today, but we've done very well! They haven't been to the vet for a few months!
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Post by Marigold » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:05 pm

Lovely pic, they obviously are very fond of each other. Lucky cats!
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Post by LadyA » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:12 pm

They have been together since they were tiny. Atticus is about four weeks older. He was in the vets (they have an in house rescue) looking for a home, and I was looking at him and had decided to take him, when a woman brought Toria in. She had been found in a garden, tiny, alone and extremely ill, with cat flu having caused a ruptured eye. She was barely four weeks old, by the vet's reckoning. So I told them that if she survived, I'd take her too. So they put the two kittens in the same cage for comfort & company, and they've not been apart since.

Today, the vet has put poor Atticus on short rations! part of whatever makes him "special needs" seems to be a very slow metabolism. Little Toria eats way more than he does, and she weighs 3.2kg. poor Atticus came in at 7.4kg today, which is way too much. He's a huge cat, but it's still about 2kg too heavy. So now, it's short rations and sneaky extra feeds in a separate room for Toria!This pic is about a month after I was able to bring them home, after Toria's surgery.
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Post by MrsBiscuit » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:05 am

They are a lovely pair, well done for taking them in. That first picture is really lovely. I have been looking for cats or a dog to have here, but its really not sensible as we have to travel a lot for family reasons.
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Post by Margaid » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:42 am

They've definitely landed on their feet Lady A! They both look lovely and very content together.
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Post by Tweetypie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:10 pm

I adore cats and these two are gorgeous. Its so good to know that people like you don't just go for the oh so perfect ones, but rehome ones which would otherwise be left on the shelf. That's a true animal lover and I admire you, LadyA :-)
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Post by LadyA » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:18 pm

Tweetypie wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:10 pm
I adore cats and these two are gorgeous. Its so good to know that people like you don't just go for the oh so perfect ones, but rehome ones which would otherwise be left on the shelf. That's a true animal lover and I admire you, LadyA :-)
Aw, thank you, Tweetypie! I have to confess, indoor only cats is a bit of a nuisance! My house is small, and I don't get many visitors, so they don't get much opportunity for being socialised. Atticus is terrified of everything, and runs and hides if anyone comes. Toria is typical tortie - demanding, in your face, very curious -but doesn't like to be handled! So she can't really be trusted around children. Plus she's got a chronic sneezy thing going, and could shower you with :-)03 :-)03 !
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Post by Margaid » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:47 am

Ah well! At least you don't get headless rabbits (which, daft woman that I am, I then butchered for the boss) or other "bits and pieces" or live ones running around the place! My cat is very wary of people, particularly those with loud voices. I made the mistake of getting our "mobile vet" to come and give him a vaccination (because he's Houdini in a cat carrier). She had a very loud strident voice which sent him diving for the cat flap, but she grabbed him and got him back for his jab.

That was two years ago and now the sound of the doorbell can make him panic :(
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Post by LadyA » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:55 pm

Margaid wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:47 am
Ah well! At least you don't get headless rabbits (which, daft woman that I am, I then butchered for the boss) or other "bits and pieces" or live ones running around the place! My cat is very wary of people, particularly those with loud voices. I made the mistake of getting our "mobile vet" to come and give him a vaccination (because he's Houdini in a cat carrier). She had a very loud strident voice which sent him diving for the cat flap, but she grabbed him and got him back for his jab.

That was two years ago and now the sound of the doorbell can make him panic :(
My last tomcat, who had had his colon & bowel removed, was an inveterate hunter. The only "presents" he ever left me were dead rats, little paws pointing skywards, laid out neatly on the lawn! He left them for my neighbours too. Fair shares for all! :D But any rabbits he caught were his, and he neatly pulled off as much fur as he could to get at the belly, sliced it open, devoured the insides first, and then ate the carcass! He was very good at catching rabbits. Sadly, after his surgery, he was not able to digest an entire rabbit, but also, sadly, he was a cat of very little brain, and that fact didn't sink in. No matter how many times the rabbit he had just devoured came straight up as it went down! Cleaning regurgitated rabbit entrails off a windowsill is something I can live without quite easily!! :-)03
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Re: These two!!

Post by Marigold » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:58 pm

What a good thing you don't live in New Zealand!
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