Sunday, September 29, 2013

Meet The Cat

Last night one of the stray cats that we feed decided to join our family.  I swear it was almost like that cat food commercial because it was a bad stormy night last night.

We had the advantage because we knew the cat's name.  A family two streets over knew their cat took off a few months ago and didn't care.  A friend of my husband's was staying with that family and happened to like that cat a lot, to the point that if we had gotten the cat in the house just two weeks earlier he would have gone home to Texas with this particular soldier.

J called his friend yup last night to let him we have the cat and to offer him up if his friend still wanted him.  The guy said it was too far to drive but knew that we would take good care of the cat.

This cat is so friendly.  He loves to head butt you in the chin when he crawls on top of you.  When you pick him up he doesn't just go to one shoulder or the other he wraps both paws around your neck and hugs you.

I'll be calling the Vet this week to get an appointment to get the cat seen, vaccinated, chipped and so on.  Luckily he doesn't seem to have a flea or ear mite issue that I've noticed.  Some scratching is evident but it could be a dry skin issue too.  Since his ears are almost stark white I think I would have seen the ear mites at least.  He is shedding like crazy.  I've brushed him out twice now and still he is shedding.

Hoping that I can fatten him up a bit since he is definitely underweight.  That of course just makes me angry knowing that his previous owners didn't even care.  I talked to them once and I think they are now gone or will be in the next day or two.  They ETS'd.

Well he is my responsibility now.  We are still going to feed the other stray cats and maybe we'll get another one to come inside with any luck.



Yes he already knows he is adorable!


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful cat and lucky to have found a caring family to belong to!

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  2. He looks part Maine coon. Beautiful! What is ETS'd?

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    1. Oh sorry I forgot to put in the meaning to that acronym. ETS has to do with the estimated time left in the service. And the couple that previously owned him will still be here until the end of the year. J talked to them yesterday and they said it couldn't be their cat, they had him all of 2 months, since he didn't have a bushy tail. Funny but the cat will come when you call his name and is identical otherwise.

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    1. He is a beauty and is litter box trained too which is a plus!

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    1. So glad, with the bad storms we've been having for the past three days, that we got one of the stray cats in.

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    1. He has been sleeping with us every night.

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