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Puce has been dumped - on me!

badger
December 2nd, 2008, 07:41 PM
So, through a good friend on this board, I managed to find a cheap(er) neuter for my neighbour's cat, which he got last summer for his daughter (who lives elsewhere and could care less). An hour on the metro/bus, an hour back, in rush hour.

So when I got back, I went to see my neighbour, gave him the address of the clinic and said it was his responsibility to fetch Puce tomorrow after work (he starts and finishes early and they are open until 7:30 at least). OK. Ten minutes later, he knocks on my door and said there was no way the cat could ever come inside his apartment again (a problem with fleas, which he has not really addressed. The cat has been dosed twice). So he's 'giving' him to me. He'll pay for the neuter but that's it.

Even though in retrospect I should have seen it coming, I'm afraid I completely lost it, to the point where the coward ran home to his beer.
He knows my place is crawling with cats and that I am incapable of throwing Puce into the alley to fend for himself. He had it all worked out! So we are now 14 and winter has just begun. Arrggghhhhh!

Here is Puce. He is just a year old and has never been given the affection he deserves (except from me). A bowl of Meow-Mix a day and a boot out the door was pretty much his lot.

Frenchy
December 2nd, 2008, 07:46 PM
ahhh Badger , I'm so sorry :sad:

If my guys would not all have "issues" right now , I would help. :sad:

Will you post him up for adoption at the vet clinics ?

Winston
December 2nd, 2008, 07:46 PM
Badger I am so sorry I dont know what to say except their are many cowards and irresponsible &^%$%heads out their! Thank you so much for giving him a chance! I wish there was some way to help you out! My God 14 is alot to manage..I dont know how you and others like 14+ keep up!

I will keep my ears open?

Oh he is a beautiful boy! I guess the only good thing is the cost of neuter being covered??

badger
December 2nd, 2008, 08:11 PM
Alas, my vet clinic is already full of notices from people wanting to dump their animals. No pictures or explanations, just 'free cat'. When I was there today, they brought out a 7-year old female who had just been dropped off to be euthanized. The guy had two but decided to keep only one. She is caramel and white, a bit overweight and her coat was terrible, dull and dry - probably too much bad food, but she is basically healthy. They said they would keep her for a few days. Poor little sweetheart, mistreated and then sent to the gallows.

Frenchy
December 2nd, 2008, 08:36 PM
Poor little sweetheart, mistreated and then sent to the gallows.

omg poor kittie :sad:

Mat&Murph
December 2nd, 2008, 08:44 PM
Awww that is sooo sad!! Why do people get pets if thats what they are going to do. It is really great that you took on this furry baby.

clm
December 2nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
I'll never understand how people can not love their pets. I just don't get it. How can you take a pet into your home and not care about it? How can you arbitrarily decide to euthenize a healthy cat that you've had for 7 years instead of finding it a good home? How can you think you have the right to take that life away? How can you keep a cat in your home for a year and do nothing more than feed it crap food and boot it out the door and forget about it, and then dump it off on someone else when you decide you don't want it anymore? How can you look at a dog or cat as a cash cow to do nothing more than produce babies for you to sell. How can you move away and leave your dog or cat behind. How can you just let your budgie or cockatiel go outside because you can't be bothered with the birds anymore.
I could never consider people who do any of these things as friends, nor would I ever trust anyone who had that little respect for life.

Cindy

14+kitties
December 2nd, 2008, 09:06 PM
Aww badger, I am so sorry. 14 kitties in a small apartment is too much. (and the name is already taken :rolleyes:). That wonderful "owner" deserves a kick where it hurts. But then he is such a :loser: you'd have problems finding where it hurts. Puce is adorable. Poor sweetie.
Giant :grouphug: from me and mine to you and yours. This just sucks.

hazelrunpack
December 2nd, 2008, 10:51 PM
This whole thing mystifies me. Not only does he dump his cat, but he's brazen about it! Totally shameless...

I'm so sorry this happened, badger. :grouphug: For both you and the kitty. And for that poor cat dumped at the vet :cry:

rainbow
December 2nd, 2008, 11:03 PM
This whole thing mystifies me. Not only does he dump his cat, but he's brazen about it! Totally shameless...

I'm so sorry this happened, badger. :grouphug: For both you and the kitty. And for that poor cat dumped at the vet :cry:

I agree and all I can add is :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

Love4himies
December 3rd, 2008, 06:37 AM
I'll never understand how people can not love their pets. I just don't get it. How can you take a pet into your home and not care about it? How can you arbitrarily decide to euthenize a healthy cat that you've had for 7 years instead of finding it a good home? How can you think you have the right to take that life away? How can you keep a cat in your home for a year and do nothing more than feed it crap food and boot it out the door and forget about it, and then dump it off on someone else when you decide you don't want it anymore? How can you look at a dog or cat as a cash cow to do nothing more than produce babies for you to sell. How can you move away and leave your dog or cat behind. How can you just let your budgie or cockatiel go outside because you can't be bothered with the birds anymore.
I could never consider people who do any of these things as friends, nor would I ever trust anyone who had that little respect for life.

Cindy

So well said, clm, I just don't understand it :shrug:.

:grouphug: to you badger, I think I would go into complete depression if I had to deal with what you do.

chico2
December 3rd, 2008, 06:50 AM
OMG Badger,although I am glad Puce was not dumped outside,you must be ready to crawl out of your skin:sad:and to have to deal with such an http://bestsmileys.com/angry2/10.gif,,
clm is right,what gives anyone the right to have a little life snuffed out,like the 7yr old healthy kitty.
It makes me sick:wall:
You seem to be living in a neighborhood which must be sheer hell for an animal-lover:sorry:

JAB
December 5th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Lord and I thought we were doing a good thing. If you can get me 2 more pictures and a short description of his personality I will post him on our website for adoption and for fostering. It is the best I can do for no, we are also short of fosters. We have 2 more adoption day coming up, maybe we could fit him in? Call, email or PM me and we will see what we can do. He is beautiful.

Frenchy
December 5th, 2008, 09:55 PM
That would be wonderful of you JAB ! :2huggers:

TeriM
December 6th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Good vibes for Puce :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes:.

Badger, you do such a wonderful thing for these cats, I'm sorry things just never get any easier for you :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:.

ancientgirl
December 6th, 2008, 09:10 AM
I'm sorry you have a loser for e neighbor. I hope he has enough brains to never set foot near your door again.

I wish there was something I could do to help.:grouphug:

Tundra_Queen
December 7th, 2008, 04:13 AM
Badger I'm so sorry about this. Puce is such a pretty boy too. I, like the others just can't fathom how people can do that to animals. It just breaks my heart.

I'm so very sorry that u have been put in this position, but maybe once he is neutered it will be easier for him to be adopted? :pray::grouphug:

Debbie

badger
December 7th, 2008, 10:06 AM
To be fair, my neighbour did have a flea problem, and was royally bitten He was just not interested enough to get to the bottom of the problem. The cat was dosed twice with Revolution and I never saw a flea on him but apparently the house is still infested (which may mean two or two thousand).
I'm actually hoping it's bed bugs :laughing: how's that for retribution.
It was more the way he did it, without any thought of how hard it would be for me to take on another cat, much less find a suitable home.
He's a poor sap - but I don't regret the tongue-lashing. Felt damn good.
Puce sailed through his snip last week and is good to go.

Frenchy
December 7th, 2008, 10:25 AM
I'm actually hoping it's bed bugs :laughing: how's that for retribution.


:laughing: wouldn't that be karma :thumbs up

badger
December 8th, 2008, 04:44 PM
A bit :offtopic:
The caramel and white cat I mentioned earlier was examined yesterday. Her teeth need work and she is peeing everywhere. They are going to put her down. I just talked to the clinic, but not to my usual contact; she said nothing happened today; they are still hoping to rehome her (and maybe give someone a break on the cost?)

Frenchy
December 8th, 2008, 05:45 PM
:frustrated: I'm hoping they're treating her , for at least , the pee problem.

chico2
December 9th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Badger,I am hoping for re-homing,but who wants a cat that pees everywhere:cry:
It's possible in a different loving environment she won't,but who knows.
If I were ever to re-home Rocky(it would never happen), nobody would want a tabby who pees on occasion:sad:
Kudos to your vet for trying to help:cat:

Frenchy
February 1st, 2009, 09:25 AM
Puce has been adopted ... by me :o he got here yesterday. He's in the guest bedroom , spent the evening under the bed , then to the closet this morning and is now on the bed , under the covers. He's not afraid tough , let's me pet him.

THANK YOU BADGER ! :2huggers: Here he is :

krdahmer
February 1st, 2009, 09:32 AM
:eek: Frenchy you sneaker!!!! :lovestruck::grouphug: Aw Puce could not have found a better home!!! He's a real cutie! How are the resident boys taking to him or have their been intro's yet?

:grouphug: And glad to see you too Frenchy... ;)

Frenchy
February 1st, 2009, 09:35 AM
No intro yet , Puce and Coco http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=45401&page=2 , will stay in the guest bedroom a bit. Then they will be move to the sun room. Where they'll be able so see and smell the others , through the screen door. I know they are great with other cats , let's see how they do when they see the dogs :fingerscr

krdahmer
February 1st, 2009, 09:39 AM
You know... I think if I was anywhere near Montreal, I'd have a lot more than 6 cats!!!:laughing: :thumbs up You guys are all so great, taking all these guys in and finding great places for them... they really should have like Animatarian (like Humanitarian) awards or something... I think our French connection would be the first recipients for sure!!! :highfive::grouphug:

hazelrunpack
February 1st, 2009, 09:42 AM
Puce sounds like a sweetheart, Frenchy! :flirt: I'm so glad he found a home with you! :grouphug:

*runs off to check out Coco* :D

Frenchy
February 1st, 2009, 09:44 AM
It's all Badger ! She takes them all in , gets them back to health , spayed/neutered , socialized . Her appartement is heaven for cats , everything in there are for the cats well being. She is totally devoted.

That is why it's so hard to choose one to adopt , they are all great cats who just wanna be loved . Good job Badger ! :thumbs up

Love4himies
February 1st, 2009, 10:11 AM
Awww Puce, you don't yet know how lucky you are to be adopted into such a great home. :lovestruck:

Warning: stay off the beds when Nelly gets her zoomies :D

ancientgirl
February 1st, 2009, 11:09 AM
Frenchy, Puce hit the kitty lotto. He'll soon be playing with kitty and doggy buddies.

14+kitties
February 1st, 2009, 11:20 AM
:thumbs up All I can say girl is thanks for being you!! :2huggers:
And badger, thank you for being you!! :2huggers: At least the ones you rescue have a chance at life.
Great work both of you!!!!

Frenchy
February 1st, 2009, 11:25 AM
And badger, thank you for being you!! :2huggers:

Badger is truly a cat whisperer ! Just like you 14+ !

It always amazes me to be at her home , see so many cats that are all getting along , amazing !

Of course , there's some bitch slapping here and there , but it 's friendly ones. :cat:

growler~GateKeeper
February 1st, 2009, 08:31 PM
I totally missed this thread the first time, :thankyou: Badger for all you do :grouphug:

Congrats Frenchy! Puce is adorable :lovestruck:

badger
February 2nd, 2009, 07:21 AM
I'm the lucky one! It was suspenseful - until almost the last moment, I had no idea who would be leaving. To send Puce (who I understand will be getting a more 'manly' name :laughing:) and Coco to a home where I know they'll get everything they need, and more - there's no better feeling.

We were all a bit unsettled yesterday, which surprised me, but I guess a certain dynamic had been disturbed. I am about to disturb it again by bringing in the little black stray :D.

Thank you, Frenchy.

14+kitties
February 2nd, 2009, 07:35 AM
Good luck with the little stray badger. :fingerscr:goodvibes:

chico2
February 2nd, 2009, 07:39 AM
Aww Badger,you are bringing him in,that's great,he's one lucky kitty:thumbs up
I know it's been said many times,but a million thank's for doing what you do:grouphug:

cpietra16
February 2nd, 2009, 10:36 AM
hey frenchy....if you've got a minute you can come over to my place and whisper the stray who I called (angel;for the person who was instrumental in introducing me to the finest woman with hearts...who helped with the wrangling of 8...well 2 so far:))
Anyway she's under the bed and even my little tess can't coax her from under the bed. :sad: so I am looking for the cat whisperer.....I'll pm you with my address:)

Frenchy
February 2nd, 2009, 08:07 PM
hey frenchy....if you've got a minute you can come over to my place and whisper the stray who I called (angel;for the person who was instrumental in introducing me to the finest woman with hearts...who helped with the wrangling of 8...well 2 so far:))
Anyway she's under the bed and even my little tess can't coax her from under the bed. :sad: so I am looking for the cat whisperer.....I'll pm you with my address:)

oh no no , Badger is the cat whisperer , not me :p

Puce came out from hiding this morning and cuddled with me , same tonight :cloud9: the only advices I can give you , give her time , talk to her a lot , that's about all you can do :shrug:

rainbow
February 4th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Puce is such a handsome boy :lovestruck: and Frenchy, you are such an :angel: for giving him a loving home. :cloud9:

clm
February 4th, 2009, 05:47 AM
2 more cats into the Frenchy household. :thumbs up

They're both great cats. I've always loved Coco. I'm so glad you got her, and Puce is such a sweetie. So what's his new manly name going to be?

Cindy

Frenchy
February 5th, 2009, 07:41 PM
So what's his new manly name going to be?

Cindy

I can see this coming from a mile away ..... when I got Monsieur le chat , I called him this way while I was looking for a real name ..... he's still Monsieur le chat :D so Puce may stay as Puce , BTW , Puce means flea in french and he's real tiny so kinda suits him :shrug:

ancientgirl
February 5th, 2009, 07:48 PM
If he's already used to that name, why change it? :D

badger
February 5th, 2009, 08:09 PM
At least you don't have a Puce, a Mousse and a Goose, Frenchy, which is my case (or was). Luckily Mousse doesn't go outside, so I don't have to call him in to dinner.

Frenchy
February 5th, 2009, 08:29 PM
At least you don't have a Puce, a Mousse and a Goose, Frenchy, which is my case (or was). Luckily Mousse doesn't go outside, so I don't have to call him in to dinner.

:laughing: would love to be your neighbor when you call them all for supper :laughing:

hazelrunpack
February 5th, 2009, 09:10 PM
How's he doing, Frenchy? Did they get to the solarium, yet? What do Paddy and Monsieur think of the newbies? :cat:

rainbow
February 6th, 2009, 01:05 AM
At least you don't have a Puce, a Mousse and a Goose, Frenchy, which is my case (or was). Luckily Mousse doesn't go outside, so I don't have to call him in to dinner.

I was wondering if Puce was a name only you French peeps knew about and since you have your own way of pronouncing things does it sound like "Pooce" or is there an accent mark above the "e"? :D


How's he doing, Frenchy? Did they get to the solarium, yet? What do Paddy and Monsieur think of the newbies? :cat:

And, ditto Hazel's questions. :D

TeriM
February 6th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Another ditto and pics please :D.

chico2
February 6th, 2009, 08:09 AM
Frenchy,please let us know how they are doing,they might not be that easy to integrate like the other two sweeties,but I am sure with a little time they'll snuggle up to the puppers:dog::cat:

Frenchy
February 6th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Patience guys patience ! :laughing:

They're in the solarium now , Puce was meowing a lot , Coco is at the other end of the room on a window sill , the other dogs and cats were glued to the glass door looking at the newbies for a while. Nelly is eager to meet them , but she will have to wait.

I have this window that separates the sun room from the laundry room (I know , weird !) usually all open without windscreen , I left it open but put the screen back on. Puce is on one side , and Paddy on the other side , no growling no hissing. I knew these 2 would probably be good friends. But Puce does growl if Nelly is on the other side LOL. Puce is walking around exploring , jumped on my lap for some affection earlier. He's now sitting next to the computer screen , watching me type.

Pictures ........ tomorrow , it's too dark now. :sad:

14+kitties
July 27th, 2010, 07:53 AM
So - should this thread be put to rest? :laughing: Puce/Duece is now in his forever home and just passed his one year gotcha day. :cloud9: He is a very loving vocal kitty and I love him to death. He fits in well with the other catty cats. Loves having the attention of other kitties.
HAPPY GOTCHA' DAY DUECEY BOY!!! (a little late). I love you baby. :cloud9:

Frenchy
July 27th, 2010, 08:05 AM
awww happy gotcha day pretty Duece !

I know he must be sooo happy with all those brothers and sisters he has now :cat:

hazelrunpack
July 27th, 2010, 10:00 AM
happy gotcha day, Deuce!!!!

luckypenny
July 27th, 2010, 10:12 AM
Happy Gotcha Day Duece!!!

I keep thinking "what if?" :o What if there wasn't a badger, a Frenchy, a 14+? What if there wasn't this forum? Just so grateful for you all :goodvibes:.

And wherever you are badger, wishing you all the best...we miss you :grouphug:.

14+kitties
July 27th, 2010, 10:20 AM
I just wanted to say thank you again to Frenchy for entrusting me with his care. And to LP for making sure he got here safely. :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug: to both of you!

Happy Gotcha Day Duece!!!

I keep thinking "what if?" :o What if there wasn't a badger, a Frenchy, a 14+? What if there wasn't this forum? Just so grateful for you all :goodvibes:.

And wherever you are badger, wishing you all the best...we miss you :grouphug:.


And what if there wasn't an LP? You do waaayy more than your share too my friend!! :grouphug:

Dog Dancer
July 27th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Happy Gotcha Day Deuce! You lucky fella you fell right into the lap of luxury and love.

chico2
July 27th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Awww Deuce,has it really been a whole year:shrug:I know you are very happy where you are,a paradise for kitties:cat:
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY,LITTLE BOY!
Oh and by the way,:grouphug:to all our rescuers and members who are always ready to help a needy animal!!:grouphug:

cpietra16
July 28th, 2010, 10:13 AM
wow..a whole year.....well not much to say but....

Happy Gotcha Day

Tundra_Queen
August 7th, 2010, 12:10 AM
Gee, I had forgotten Puce/Duece's history til I reread this.

Wow...time does fly. Happy gotcha Day Duece!! :thumbs up