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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:39 am    Post subject: No-Name Cat Reply with quote

Well, we have been adopted by another cat - can't think of a name for her and my mother is actually allowing her not only in the house but sleeping on my bed at night.

My daughter heard her over the phone and thought it sounded like something from outer space - that one resembles the transporter on Star Trek - another sounds like she is saying "Oh Wow"

Still now photos yet until I finally figure out what digital camera to buy - she is mostly orange with faint tabby lines, white underneath that goes around the neck a bit ending in points, and an orange spot on her chest duplicated on her belly (which she doesn't mind being rubbed too much), striped tail from a third from the start, white paws. Licks rather sloppily causing me to keep my hands away (licks my head at night to announce low food in dish) and lately has a habit of grabbing my fingers and nibbling very lightly - can't let her do this for other people - maybe teething?

The vet wants to fix her teeth while spaying her - afraid for her as she cries when she can't find me - also when she can't find one of her toys - and yowls very loudly. She did this when she first showed up on our porch in November - starving basically. I had already had another young cat hanging around - gray and white and pregnant. Found a home for her though.

I had planned to get Ebbie the black cat into the house but then this one came along. Ebbie is sleeping in the garage and here I am again going out there in the middle of the night with heated sweaters and hand warmers for her. Must find a home for her.

Now there is another young gray and white longhair coming around - very timid and sad - and hungry: eats even the frozen old food I throw out into the yard. Need a home for that one too.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like you have your own little cat rescue operation going on. I hope that you don't try to help all of the strays and end up caring for around 50 cats like the young girl that lives near me does. I think that she spends more on the strays than she does on herself and her husband. Sure funny how some cats latch right on to people and others hide until they get hungry. We are down to one feral orange cat that is real timid. So timid that he is afraid of my oxygen machine and the oxygen tubing!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gil,

There is just Ebbie in the garage and it had been getting nicer out so I did not have to go out in the middle of the night to cover her up in her bed box - but we have snow again. She hasn't been out to the porch for dinner so I have to go out there to see if she is okay. Brought the litter pan from the porch to replace the cardboard box that was in there and she started to dig in it right away, but then rolled around in it back and forth. The cats around here are strange.

There are some others that come around to eat - don't know where they sleep. A young gray and white one is very fearful and runs when I go to put out more food - but comes back later. Hopefully before the possum comes around.

No-Name Kitty is going to the vet tomorrow morning - a check up for shots and make arrangements for spaying and at the same time get her teeth taken care of. Going to cost a lot.

She has a way of showing displeasure with her food - paws around the bowl like she is in her litter pan, one side then the other, hopping over the bowl on one front paw, sniffing then repeating. Usually she would come back and eat anyway or in the middle of the dance, suddenly start eating. Other times I had to put my finger in the food and let her lick it - then she seems to think "Oh that's food" and eats away. Sometimes she underlines the rejection by splashing water from her water bowl onto the food bowl. So I move the bowls far apart.

Otherwise she is very nice, sleeping next to me on the other pillow - starts on my chest though and I thought of my daughter when she was a baby - about the same size. Always thinking of Missy and Shania.

I wonder why the cat there is afraid of your oxygen lines - maybe it hears the oxygen going through the lines. Think like a gatta -

Take care and hope for warm...

Dave

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally have some photos of Lola Gina - got a literate phone with a camera etc. Yeah, she has a real name now - a cousins suggested Lola, Andrea next door liked Gina, and my daughter liked Lola, singing the words to the song - yet she did not know that Lola of song was not really a girl - strangely, it came out the year she was born.

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And of Ebbie and the Gray & White Crazy Cat. Ebbie spent the winter in our garage - had to go out 3:30 or 4 a.m. and cover her up with one of my sweaters, and put a hand warmer in a glove to keep her warm in her bed. Got to find a home for her. A neighbor was down by the river fishing and saw a coyote so I am worried for her as well as for the Crazy Cat.

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Crazy Cat was so hungry and afraid when he showed up - even digging in the snow to eat the frozen food that Ebbie did not want. Now he rolls around so much, rubbing against you that you can't get the burdocks off him, or the ticks for that matter, plus putting any medicine on his wounds.

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Hmm, the links that were labeled for Amici did not show in this post - tried the direct one but it is really big. Checked "Reduce Size" That's better. Doing something wrong?

Going out now to see if Ebbie has showed up - haven't seen her all day. Crazy was there late last night and early this morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful pictures of a bunch of beautiful cats. We are down to one cat Postino he looks like your Lola. We got him from a cat rescue lady in Stonington, CT. It seems that his mother had her litter under a mailbox in front of the local Post Office. The cat rescue lady had named him 'Little Ricky', but we made him Italian and named him mail man in Italian. He is a very feral cat and spooks very easy. We got him in the Summer of 2004 after I recovered from being very ill in April, 2004. After all of these years he will only come to me or my wife to let us know he is hungry.

What kind of phone did you get? I still have my old flip style Samsung cell. Off to look at the weather.

Stay well.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gil,

That is a good story about your cat - I wondered right away what the name was about and wouldn't have guessed - have to learn more Italian words.

Most of the cats hanging around here now are strays or were abandoned, so they are used to being indoors but also very afraid probably because they did not get a very good welcome when they went to the doors of people. They were looking for their families.

And there is another one, very light orange that was at our back porch. My mother asked if I was going to feed that one too. Of course. Hungry cats (or dogs) won't be turned away. It's not their fault that they are in that situation. They also don't know how to hunt very well.

Postino knows who he can trust and love - I can understand the reluctance of cats to go to strangers - Ebbie was eating and started to run when I sneezed. And the gray and white cat runs when the school bus stops at the corner - also when he sees large people on the street.

Lola needed dental work as one fang was broken and two were chipped. The vets pulled the broken piece and the one next to it, and fixed the other two fangs, plus cleaned the others. At the same time, they spayed her - could be the reason she is now sleeping most of the time. She's got all her shots, so I don't have to worry about her getting the diseases Snip and Slug had. This cost quite a bit for a cat I did not intend to keep.

She's on my bed sleeping upside down now. At night, she is on the other soft pillow or on the sheet with her head on my pillow.

So, I have had several Nokia phone through TracFone which could do text messages, but I wanted to be able to take and send pics. This LG 840G was on sale for $29, 3G, and is not Android operated but has a 2 Megapixel camera (low for a phone - built in 2011), and can make 320x240 video clips (a complaint which also includes the lack of auto-focus and a flash), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 2 GB micro SD which can be swapped up to 32 GB. Even better, it comes with triple minutes so if I buy a 60 min card, I get 180 and 90 more days added on - which is now up to 448 days.

There was another phone that was $100 and Android 4G which a few days later went on sale for $49. Maybe next time.

Take care,

Dave

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave your cats are lovely - great photos

I hope they know that they are very lucky cats to have you looking after them.

Not many people would take care of strays like you do.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Emmy,

There are three outside ones now, but the very light orange or even yellow one comes around less often. Lola Gina has had problems with fleas, which I get off with a flea comb. The vet told me about a new Advantage collar that is very safe - the cats can even chew on it and it won't hurt them - except the only one at the pet store which was good for 8 months, cost $69.99 - I walked out quickly.

Later I got what is supposed to be an herbal spray with cloves etc but is very strong smelling so I only used it on the pet beds, my bed and the carpets. The owner of our local bakery told me she rubs an orange on her dog and it seems to work. So I bought a bag of oranges and rubbed the peels on Lola - she did not like that. Today there were just a few in the morning (she slept on the washing machine in the basement) and tonight I could not find any. Someone else said to use Dawn dish soap to kill the adults. Maybe later, with thick gloves. I did get a breakaway collar but want to wait until I can observe her with it on - the directions tell of all kinds of dangers.

I'll have to load more photos to ImagesTime later. All out of sunflower seeds but I got 10 suet cakes on sale - the birds are going through one every three days - plus I put bread pieces in the feeder tray. Watched a Cardinal feeding a youngster the other day.

Lola is laying on my printer - sometimes she likes to sleep with her head on the edge of the keyboard - I have to move her ear to use the backspace key.

Great to hear from you - I think of your birds and the photos and videos which I like very much.

Dave

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