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14+kitties
March 12th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Any one want a couple of slightly feral kitties? Should only take a year or so to tame them. :rolleyes:
I had the trap set because I knew something was eating the food in the garage. I figured maybe that orange cat I saw in the catuary found his way out somehow (I haven't seen him over there) and to the garage. So....... checked the trap this morning and, not one but two! The gray one is huge! He must have been trying pretty hard to get out of the trap. His face is pretty banged up. I will keep an eye on it. The little one looks a lot like Li'l Momma :sad:and very small. I don't think he is much more than a year at the most. Yes, both males. I saw the "marbles" when they were freaking out in the crate I put them in.
So......... I will wait till they calm a bit and see about getting them fixed. I don't think I will be able to tame the big guy but there may be hope for the little one. Will have to wait and see I guess.
They sure made a mess of the clean crate in a hurry. Spilled litter all over. That's what is on the side of the crate. No manners!! Sheesh!!

hazelrunpack
March 12th, 2009, 04:43 PM
That little one sure looks sweet. :cloud9: The big guy looks like he's going to be a challenge, though :o

I hope he didn't mess up his face too badly :fingerscr

Did you crate them together?

14+kitties
March 12th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Yep. Only have the one available crate at the moment and I had to take it out of the kitties house. I figured they were in the trap together. They probably were travelling together. They would be more stressed if I separated them. :shrug:

hazelrunpack
March 12th, 2009, 04:59 PM
That's what I was wondering--if they'd be more comfy together than apart. At least they have one familiar thing to cling to while they're adjusting. :cat:

Well...besides...how would you separate them? :eek: You'd likely need chainmail gloves. :o

You're an angel to take care of them, 14+! :grouphug:

14+kitties
March 12th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Chainmail for sure! I have no idea how I am going to get them into separate carriers to get them fixed. :eek: Will deal with it when I have to.

chico2
March 12th, 2009, 05:25 PM
OMG 14+,see what I mean,you certainly have enough to deal with.
The bigger kitty has jowels(sp?) and a big head,just like the one I found today,except he's black/white.
How do these kitties survive,still manage to put weight on:confused:
These two look like the others,someone must have been very busy over the years making kittens:sad:

14+kitties
March 12th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Yeah but chico, what's one or two more. :rolleyes:
The big one is older but I don't think it is that old. Maybe 4 or 5. :shrug: There obviously is a larger feral population back in the bush then I thought. I have gone for walks back there but never see anything. Of course they would all run and hide if they see anyone coming.
I don't know how they manage to survive with the coyotes there too. I know there are quite a few coyotes. They must have taken down a deer last week. The howling was outrageous one night.
The little guy looks so much like Li'l Momma my heart aches looking at him. :sad:
Oh, and how they survive....... they come to my place and eat the food I leave out.

chico2
March 12th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Yes,the little one looks very sweet,I think the big boy is beautiful,probably can take care of himself pretty good.
Be careful ok:fingerscr

krdahmer
March 12th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Aw two more lucky enough to happen upon 14+'s sanctuary!!! (smart guys!) His face doesn't look too bad in the pic, papa cat's was pretty messed up when I took him in, but cleared up and looked 80% better in just a week, I'm amazed at how efficiently those outdoor kitties heal (their bodies must speed it up for survival maybe)... I'm sure a few days of good food and warmth will bring them around a bit.

If you want my other cage or a spare pair of hands just let me know, although I know you and hubby already have it down to a science! ;) Maybe those guys could join KMC? You never know... :fingerscr

Toonces
March 12th, 2009, 06:15 PM
wow 14 that big fella looks like he is ready to pounce, hopefully you can get him to come around, the little one is adorable, thank goodness for ppl like you:angel2:

ancientgirl
March 12th, 2009, 09:08 PM
14+, you're an angel. The big guy is probably scared out of his wits I gather. And the little guy is adorable. Good luck with these two. I wish there was something I could do to help you.

clm
March 12th, 2009, 09:15 PM
The big guy doesn't look too happy with you at the moment. :laughing: He'll take a long time to come around I would think. Mind you it could just because he's scared at the moment. He may turn out to be a real sweetheart yet.

Cindy

angeldogs
March 12th, 2009, 10:31 PM
The little guy looks like a real sweety.the big boy does not look impressed at all.If he wasn't in a crate then you would have to sleep with one open with the look he's giving you.

14+kitties
March 12th, 2009, 10:37 PM
If you want my other cage or a spare pair of hands just let me know, although I know you and hubby already have it down to a science! ;) Maybe those guys could join KMC? You never know... :fingerscr

Aww thanks kr! I am ok for now. As long as no one else shows up. :fingerscr We will see how the kitties go. They are both very handsome. I can hope they will be tameable but not holding my breath. As for going in with Kitty, not a good idea. He is still a cranky boy some days. He likes to attack my arm. I can't see him being happy with two wild kitties close by. We'll think of something.

Frenchy
March 12th, 2009, 10:37 PM
ohhh the grey one doesn't look too happy !! :eek: if only they could understand that they have been saved ! :thumbs up by an :angel:

14+kitties
March 12th, 2009, 10:38 PM
:laughing: angeldogs! You may be right!!
I will take my time. You never know what may happen. I just hope they don't escape when I try to feed them or clean the crate. That's gonna be fun! :eek:

angeldogs
March 12th, 2009, 11:02 PM
:laughing: angeldogs! You may be right!!
I will take my time. You never know what may happen. I just hope they don't escape when I try to feed them or clean the crate. That's gonna be fun! :eek:

That will be an interesting adventure.good luck with that.

Dee-O-Gee
March 12th, 2009, 11:10 PM
:laughing: angeldogs! You may be right!!
I will take my time. You never know what may happen. I just hope they don't escape when I try to feed them or clean the crate. That's gonna be fun! :eek:

They should be just fine :thumbs up After all what better hands to be in then the Cat Whisperer :cat:
Good luck 14+ :goodvibes::goodvibes:

14+kitties
March 12th, 2009, 11:11 PM
ohhh the grey one doesn't look too happy !! :eek: if only they could understand that they have been saved ! :thumbs up by an :angel:

:laughing: Not sure if they have been saved either. Time will tell. I hope I can eventually put them where they will be safe but it will depend on how they settle. :fingerscr Right now they are probably thinking I am going to hurt them. :sad:

clm
March 13th, 2009, 12:39 AM
You be careful when you start putting your hands and arms in that crate. Long sleeves and gloves for sure, I get the feeling big boy there might want to express his displeasure.
Hopefully a few days of seeing you providing food will mellow him out some.

You watch, he'll be the tame one and the little guy will give you all the grief. :laughing:

Cindy

growler~GateKeeper
March 13th, 2009, 01:04 AM
Nice job catching the 2 for 1 special :thumbs up

:goodvibes: :goodvibes: for these two guys

Love4himies
March 13th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Nice job catching the 2 for 1 special :thumbs up



:laughing::laughing: Good one, growler.

I don't get as many strays around as you do, 14+, but still enough that come around to make me so angry at people. :sad:

Good luck with these boys.

chico2
March 13th, 2009, 08:03 AM
I think every cat-person knows how dangerous a terrified cat can be,take Rocky or Vinnie,I don't think my vet think's they are nice cats,no matter how much I tell him,they are normally very loving:cat:
:pray:that's the case with this big boy,that he's not bothering the little one is a good sign,right:confused:

Chris21711
March 13th, 2009, 11:12 AM
14k strikes again :thumbs up, I should get Ethel down there with you, they always got her to deal with the ferals when she worked in the shelter, Do you have a pair of the long armed gloves Gerri?

:offtopic: The kitty-condo has wheels on it :thumbs up

14+kitties
March 13th, 2009, 11:34 AM
14k strikes again :thumbs up, I should get Ethel down there with you, they always got her to deal with the ferals when she worked in the shelter, Do you have a pair of the long armed gloves Gerri?

Ethel is fearless!! :D Hubby told me yesterday I had more balls then he did after I moved the cats from the trap to the crate on my own. I didn't really move them. I just opened the trap and dealt with the aftermath. They went into the crate and went a little nutso for a while. They eventually settled down. Nope, no long armed gloves. In fact only gloves I have are winter ones. Think they'll work? :D;)

:offtopic: The kitty-condo has wheels on it :thumbs up

WHOO HOOO!!!!! Fabulous!!

I just came back in from feeding everyone and am now having breaky before I go to work. I went into the garage first to feed the new ones. Big guy stayed at the back of the crate except for one time when I put my hand on the top of the crate. He ran at it then retreated. The little one did some spitting and growling but he pretty much stayed at the back too. I used a broom handle to push the food dishes close to the door so I could open it and get the dishes, filled them and the water bowl and put them all back in. They watched me closely but didn't budge. I talked to them the whole time of course. I checked before I came back in. They have eaten probably half the food I put in. That's good. :thumbs up
Big guy has a goopy eye. I don't know if that's from trying to escape the trap yesterday or if he is sick. When we take him to get fixed I will see if they will do a feline leukemia and a few other tests too. Hopefully he is ok or I won't be able to put them with the rest.

onster
March 13th, 2009, 11:36 AM
wow 14+ two in one shot!

Big guy does look kinda rough but it seems to be me maybe he was hurt before he got in the cage? :shrug:

You are such a :cat::angel2: :grouphug:

You should invest in those suits divers wear when they go swimming with sharks :p

onster
March 13th, 2009, 11:37 AM
oooorrr there are those gloves that you can wear when working with a mandalin in the kitchen (instead of using the handguard) :lightbulb:


and WOHOOO for them eating!!

14+kitties
March 13th, 2009, 11:42 AM
No onster. I think he was hurt trying to escape the trap. His poor nose was. It was all scraped and bloody. Looks a lot better today. It's his eye I am worried about now. I think between the trap and the little guy being in there with him and panicking he got scratched pretty good.
You can tell these two have been together for quite a while. They are like glue. The little one was lying on top of the big one when I went back in today. It's kind of sweet. They probably look out for each other in the bush.

onster
March 13th, 2009, 11:49 AM
awwww that is too cute. :lovestruck:

maybe theres something you can put in their water/food to promote healing till you get them to the clinic. I have no idea what but maybe a supplement (like when i put Lysine in my kitties food for URI).

In any case, a banged up nose from trying to get out of a trap isnt nearly as bad as the fates he couldve had outside in the bush.

Chris21711
March 13th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Yep Ethel is kinda fearless when it comes to animals...funny though, yell at her and she is in tears...weird kid..oh well, Pepe is her Father :crazy:

Don't you have any work gloves or something a little more solid than winter gloves 14k? A little more protection would be better.

It seems from what you say they are a bonded pair, so sweet :cloud9: Maybe the big guy will at least hang around like Stormy does and not go back to the wild. How is she doing? Are any other cats using the garage and those dandy little houses you made for them in there?.......I know, questions, questions :o

14+kitties
March 13th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Yep Ethel is kinda fearless when it comes to animals...funny though, yell at her and she is in tears...weird kid..oh well, Pepe is her Father :crazy:

:laughing: too funny!

Don't you have any work gloves or something a little more solid than winter gloves 14k? A little more protection would be better.

At the moment the only other gloves I have here are gardening gloves. I will find something a little more substantial soon.

It seems from what you say they are a bonded pair, so sweet :cloud9: Maybe the big guy will at least hang around like Stormy does and not go back to the wild. How is she doing? Are any other cats using the garage and those dandy little houses you made for them in there?.......I know, questions, questions :o


They are for sure bonded. It's sweet. The little one seems to be protecting the bigger one.
Stormy has taken over my greenhouse. That is her house. She is in there most of the time except when she comes out to mouse. She is wonderful. I am still the only one she will allow near though.
Li'l Momma :rip: :sad: was the main one who was using the little houses in the garage. I have an idea of what I can do with them but have to talk to hubby about it first.
Gotta boogie.... work.:yuck: