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So who wants a bomb proof cat?

Lucky Rescue
March 25th, 2006, 07:16 PM
This is Velvet. He was found outside, near death and lost the ends of his ears to frostbite.

He spent the day at the Pet fair on top of his cage, totally relaxed amidst barking, lunging dogs, loudspeakers, and at least 150 people petting him. NOTHING bothers him. He could go to any home who wants a sweet and calm boy and it doesn't matter if you have kids, cats or dogs!

He could be 6 years old, and is a very pretty silvery colour. What a doll, who deserves to finally have a loving home!

doggy lover
March 25th, 2006, 07:47 PM
We had found a cat like that at work a few years ago. He was starving, so we fed him (I'm a cook so he got lots of food) we made a shelter for him with a box and put blankets in it. Gradually he began to trust me as he was partially wild and I found one of the staff who adopted him. He also lost his ear tips and part of his tail before we had found him. The staff who took him named him Frosty, she had him about 5 years before he passed away.

We often find stray cats and dogs. We try to find their homes, 2 cats the nursing home adopted, others staff have taken them in. I have brought dogs home until we have found their owners, it makes you feel good when you do. I don't like to take them to animal shelters I prefer to find their family, I worry that once in a shelter they will stay there. So far I have found all the dogs their homes, in the matter of a couple of days. Thankfully my pets don't mind. If I call my hubby and say that I'm just bringing something home for a few days, he says what did you find now? He can't understand why I just have to drag everything home.

I hope you find him a good home, his fur looks lovely and shiny. He would make a great pet for a busy household thats for sure.

badger
March 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
So how was the clinic, Lucky. Any takers?

Lucky Rescue
March 25th, 2006, 09:03 PM
We came close, but neither cat who was there got adopted.:(

However, our bake/merchandise sales went very well!!

mastifflover
March 26th, 2006, 10:50 AM
He is beautiful was he in contact with any really big dogs? I love his color and that face is just too cute. Bud really likes cats but they so far have not been to fond of him and I am sure it has something to do with his size. Let me know what you think. I have never had a cat and am considering a new family member.

Lucky Rescue
March 26th, 2006, 11:29 AM
Yes, there were huge dogs all around him, including a black GSD who wanted to kill him. He did puff up a bit when his cage was on the floor and the dog tried to attack him, but after he was off the floor he didn't care one bit when dogs continued to stick their noses in his cage.

This is not our cat (we never would have allowed the above scenario).

If you are interested, let me know and I can contact the rescue and see what they think. We do help them with adoptions.

Here's another pic of this very sweet and laid back boy. You can't see it, but there were all sorts of dogs milling around his cage.

mastifflover
March 26th, 2006, 12:08 PM
I am considering it but I really need to be fully committed to it before I go further. I would most definitely go for an adult. I am a cat neophite no idea about training and illnesses and so forth so I am doing some research. I will let you know. Thanks if I do this you will probably get so sick of my pms questioning everything I do or he does.

cpietra16
March 26th, 2006, 12:47 PM
If he was a she and had a tattoo, I would could swear it's my cat that Got away 2 1/5 years ago....what a beauty....from his attitude, it sounds like he may have some russian blue in him;)

cpietra16
March 26th, 2006, 12:49 PM
By the Lucky rescue...is that a CASCA poster is see behind the cat???

Lucky Rescue
March 26th, 2006, 12:51 PM
Yes, it is! Velvet is with them.

cpietra16
March 26th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Thats alittle surprising because they said they didn't like these clinics and didn't think the girls should take part?????

Lucky Rescue
March 26th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Thats alittle surprising because they said they didn't like these clinics and didn't think the girls should take part?????

I don't know anything about that. They had 3 cats there, and the other two were just as comfortable and laid back as Velvet.

cpietra16
March 26th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Well I called one of the members to confirm it . I am glad they had cats that did well. I hope I will have the opportunity to take my girls to the next one.

Lucky Rescue
March 26th, 2006, 01:20 PM
You could have brought them yesterday as I said previously. You said one of them wouldn't do well there?

I"m sure you can bring them to our Finnegan's Market adoption days if you like!:)
Much more pleasant atmosphere!

cpietra16
March 26th, 2006, 02:03 PM
You're right. I am afraid that being in that kind of public atmosphere would really stress Chelsea out. I' hoping that with her sister she might feel more at ease...hard to say. i'm just going on how they were here. Where is finnigans market?

Lucky Rescue
March 26th, 2006, 05:25 PM
Yes, she will probably be stressed out, but often it's unavoidable if we want to find homes. Some cats can be adopted off the web site alone if they are extremely beautiful, unusual or purebred. The others people must see in person to realize how wonderful they are!:)

Finnegan's is on Main Road in Hudson too - just out of town about 15 minutes drive.

Great place. I'm sure you'd love it there.:)
http://www.newsoft.ca/finnegans/

cpietra16
March 26th, 2006, 07:20 PM
sounds great..I'll let them know and hopefully they'll be there too...thank-you

Frenchy
April 2nd, 2006, 10:13 AM
Just wondering if Velvet got adopted yet?I can't afford a fourth furkid right now but if I did,Velvet would be already here!I just love his attitude and the colour,wow.

Lucky Rescue
April 2nd, 2006, 05:00 PM
Last I heard, he is not adopted. People are very resistant to adopting mature animals, although considering how long cats live, he could easily be around another 10 - 15 years.

They don't know what they're missing. The love of a mature animal is very special!

Frenchy
April 2nd, 2006, 05:33 PM
I hope people get over his age!I adopted 3 goldens,they were 5,8,8 yr old when I got them.Everytime people meet them,I tell their stories and some of my friends went on to adopt older pets.If only people knew how great they are!Good luck Velvet.