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I petted Jupiter!!

14+kitties
October 13th, 2009, 07:13 PM
On the head! And managed to get a few strokes in too. :eek: And....... I have a witness!! krdahmer was here and witnessed (I hope) the head pat or stroking.
Seems he is now very food driven instead of being driven by other things :D. When he is hungry I can sneak in a pet or two. I guess there is hope yet!!
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Kylee was making friends with Snoopy.
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And trying to get a pic of Benni's face.
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Love4himies
October 13th, 2009, 07:16 PM
OMG :eek:, congratulations!!!!!! :thumbs up :highfive: Of course, being the kitty whisperer, it was only a matter of time before he warmed up to you :cloud9:.

14+kitties
October 13th, 2009, 07:16 PM
My sweet Meowzer who gets to visit the vets on Thurs. I'm still trying to find out why he is losing weight. :sad:
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And Orbit. :cloud9: My gentle sunshine. Love the way he snuggles.
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aslan
October 13th, 2009, 07:16 PM
YAAAAY congrats 14+, he knows a good woman when he see's one.:thumbs up

sugarcatmom
October 13th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Super! Now that's progress. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-hug011.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

14+kitties
October 13th, 2009, 07:19 PM
OMG :eek:, congratulations!!!!!! :thumbs up :highfive: Of course, being the kitty whisperer, it was only a matter of time before he warmed up to you :cloud9:.

:D Thank you!! Was actually surprised when I brought my hand back that it was still attached. :rolleyes: I wonder if it's because he has seen me pick up my other ones so much and they survived? I wish I could read his mind.
One other thing...... kr brought treats. He seemed to recognize the bag. Very strange. So maybe once long ago he belonged to someone.

14+kitties
October 13th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Thanks aslan and SCM! I am still excited about it!!! Never thought I would be able to do that. I figured he would live out his life not knowing the good touch of a human. :sad:

Love4himies
October 13th, 2009, 07:28 PM
:D Thank you!! Was actually surprised when I brought my hand back that it was still attached. :rolleyes: I wonder if it's because he has seen me pick up my other ones so much and they survived? I wish I could read his mind.
One other thing...... kr brought treats. He seemed to recognize the bag. Very strange. So maybe once long ago he belonged to someone.

That could be. A complete feral would not know treats come from a bag. I wonder if he was an abused kitty and needed to come to trust you first?

14+kitties
October 13th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Or he just remembered that I take good treats out of a bigger bag. :wall: Never thought of that. I get them a dried food treat once a week. Seeing as I just gave it to them the other day maybe that's it. :shrug:
I guess we will never know.
I think being snipped has made a huge difference in his personality. He is now spending most of his time with the others on the ground instead of on the roof by himself. His favourite place to sit is either by the gate waiting for Ace to come over or on one of the skids that is in there relaxing. Ace and he paw at each other through the gate. It's kinda cute. :D

onster
October 13th, 2009, 08:35 PM
:goodvibes::goodvibes: for precious meowzer.

If anyone was gonna make Jupiter warm up to them, it was gonna be u 14+!

Orbit reminds me of Onnie..such a snugglebum :cloud9::lovestruck:

Dee-O-Gee
October 13th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Congratulations 14+ on the pets! Sounds like Jupiter is fitting in quite nicely. :)

Frenchy
October 13th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Of course you could do it ! :thumbs up he'll be eating in the palm of your hand in no time !!! :goodvibes:

omg I love the picture of Orbit :lovestruck:

krdahmer
October 13th, 2009, 10:19 PM
I did see it!!! Of course I got hissed at by Jupiter, but I don't take it personal... he was eying me up when I had out the treat bag though! And if you ever need to kick them out.... Greyson and his housemates are welcome here!!!!:lovestruck::lovestruck: (make it a nice round 10 here!):rolleyes:

Oh oh oh and I picked up Minimo!!!:cloud9: AND I got to PET Meowzer!!!! :eek::D


And how I just love Sam!!! I want more Sam pictures!!!! She is my little chubby sweetheart!!!!:lovestruck: Keesha and her full body wiggle are just adorable!:cloud9:

Loved being able to visit mf!!!:grouphug: And man do you have a LOT of work there, which you make look easy!!! :thumbs up

(19th, 22nd, 26th, 28th, 29th) ;)

luckypenny
October 13th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Great job 14+ :thumbs up.

All my :goodvibes: for Meowzer's vet visit :fingerscr.

Sheri H
October 13th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Congratulations! Thanks for having the patience and the kind heart to take care of them all.

Smiley14
October 13th, 2009, 11:31 PM
I think being snipped has made a huge difference in his personality. He is now spending most of his time with the others on the ground instead of on the roof by himself. His favourite place to sit is either by the gate waiting for Ace to come over or on one of the skids that is in there relaxing. Ace and he paw at each other through the gate. It's kinda cute. :D

Oh, that is wonderful!!!! :cloud9: He is really starting to feeling at home now!

14+kitties
October 13th, 2009, 11:39 PM
I did see it!!! Of course I got hissed at by Jupiter, but I don't take it personal... he was eying me up when I had out the treat bag though! And if you ever need to kick them out.... Greyson and his housemates are welcome here!!!!:lovestruck::lovestruck: (make it a nice round 10 here!):rolleyes:

Oh oh oh and I picked up Minimo!!!:cloud9: AND I got to PET Meowzer!!!! :eek::D


And how I just love Sam!!! I want more Sam pictures!!!! She is my little chubby sweetheart!!!!:lovestruck: Keesha and her full body wiggle are just adorable!:cloud9:

Loved being able to visit mf!!!:grouphug: And man do you have a LOT of work there, which you make look easy!!! :thumbs up

(19th, 22nd, 26th, 28th, 29th) ;)


:laughing::laughing: I could see hubby coming home from work to 10 kitties in the house. D I V O R C E !! But Greyson and gang are the sweetest things.:cloud9: Ahhhhh, they all are!!!
You did pick up MM and petted Meowzer. He surprised me more than MM. Normally he isn't too close to strangers.
Sammy...... :yuck: is shooting some smells tonight!!! If she is still doing that when daddy gets up she is out the door!! Wicked!
I really enjoyed seeing you too mf! :2huggers: I do have a little work but I don't mind. Let's me spend time with my babies.
Thanks!! We'll arrange something I'm sure! :thumbs up ;)

14+kitties
October 13th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks everyone. I'm still really happy about Jup starting to come around. Hopefully he will continue the trend. :fingerscr
And thanks so much for the :goodvibes: for Meowzer. I truly hope they can find out what is going on with him. :pray:

growler~GateKeeper
October 14th, 2009, 03:55 AM
:thumbs up WTG on petting Jupiter on the head

Kylee was making friends with Snoopy.

Awww :cloud9: so cute :lovestruck:

Is Benni reacting at all to Kylee/any others coming close to Snoopy from the other side of the fencing?

My sweet Meowzer who gets to visit the vets on Thurs. I'm still trying to find out why he is losing weight. :sad:

And Orbit. :cloud9: My gentle sunshine. Love the way he snuggles.

:goodvibes: for Meowzer's vet visit

:laughing: Love the head tilt :cloud9:

His favourite place to sit is either by the gate waiting for Ace to come over or on one of the skids that is in there relaxing. Ace and he paw at each other through the gate. It's kinda cute. :D

You think Ace might want in the Catuary?

ancientgirl
October 14th, 2009, 08:51 AM
I knew he'd let you pet him soon. He knows you're taking care of him.

I hope Meowzer is okay.:pray:

14+kitties
October 14th, 2009, 12:47 PM
:thumbs up WTG on petting Jupiter on the head

Did even better today. He was chirping at me while I was scritching the top of his head. :D

Is Benni reacting at all to Kylee/any others coming close to Snoopy from the other side of the fencing?

Snoop doesn't have to be close to the fence. It's just any kitty that comes close. She seems to hate them all!! I think she just barely tolerates her own son!!

:goodvibes: for Meowzer's vet visit

I had his files faxed from the other vets to her office this morning. I hope they can figure out something.

:laughing: Love the head tilt :cloud9:

Me too. :D

You think Ace might want in the Catuary?

I had a strong board leaning on the fence for a week so that if Ace wanted to climb inside he could. He's a big boy so I wouldn't expect him to climb the fence. He didn't show any interest. I think if Ajax went in then he would follow pretty quickly. I'm still hoping. :fingerscr

hazelrunpack
October 14th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Congratulations on the progress with Jupiter!! :highfive: I never would have believed he'd come around that quickly if I hadn't had evidence of the Kitty Whisperer's talents before this. :D

:goodvibes: for the vet visit tomorrow! :fingerscr the vet can get Meowzer back on the right track!

chico2
October 14th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Aww little Orbit and Jupiter,great you got to pet Jupiter,I am sure he belonged to someone at one time and now he's ended up in a wonderful place.
Glad to hear Ace and Ajax are still hanging around,I think they have no desire to take off on their own again,smart kitties:cat:
I hope you find out what's wrong with beautiful Meowzer,hope nothing serious:pray:
Is Greyson one of the new grey kitties,it's kind of obvious with the name:loser:but I had not heard that name before.

14+kitties
October 14th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Aww little Orbit and Jupiter,great you got to pet Jupiter,I am sure he belonged to someone at one time and now he's ended up in a wonderful place.
Glad to hear Ace and Ajax are still hanging around,I think they have no desire to take off on their own again,smart kitties:cat:
I hope you find out what's wrong with beautiful Meowzer,hope nothing serious:pray:
Is Greyson one of the new grey kitties,it's kind of obvious with the name:loser:but I had not heard that name before.

Greyson is indeed one of the fosters. He is the bigger male. There is Zara, Kearn and Calysta as well.
I too hope they can find something wrong with my boy. He seems to be maintaining his weight the last little while but he is still way too skinny. :sad:

Congratulations on the progress with Jupiter!! :highfive: I never would have believed he'd come around that quickly if I hadn't had evidence of the Kitty Whisperer's talents before this. :D

:goodvibes: for the vet visit tomorrow! :fingerscr the vet can get Meowzer back on the right track!


:D Thanks!! I think he is enjoying the extra positive attention now. He gets scritches every time I go in. Of course he has to hiss at me first. :rolleyes:
Thanks for the good vibes. I have my fingers crossed.

Love4himies
October 14th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Sending some :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes: for Meowzer.


I think Jupiter will continue to warm up to you :cloud9: :lovestruck: This is the beginning. All kitties love to be loved, some just take longer to realize it :D.

growler~GateKeeper
October 14th, 2009, 11:48 PM
Snoop doesn't have to be close to the fence. It's just any kitty that comes close. She seems to hate them all!! I think she just barely tolerates her own son!!

Well it's good that she's not just over-protective of Snoop then, you might be able to let him out with the others (if there's no takers for adoption) and not have her react any stronger than she does now. :fingerscr

So Ace has been hanging around the fence, has Ajax been spotted that close to it too?

Dog Dancer
October 15th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Way to go 14+. I hope it goes well with Meowzer's vet trip. Keep us posted. Good boy Jupiter - feel the love.

14+kitties
October 15th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Well it's good that she's not just over-protective of Snoop then, you might be able to let him out with the others (if there's no takers for adoption) and not have her react any stronger than she does now. :fingerscr

So Ace has been hanging around the fence, has Ajax been spotted that close to it too?

I am planning on letting Snoopy out with the others but want to wait till the spring. I am afraid if I let him out now he would not find a snuggle buddy for the winter and would suffer badly for it. Once the weather warms he can join the others. I would imagine he will still be here in the spring. He is a pretty wild little boy. Not many people want a kitty that jumps on their back and uses it for a climbing post to get to their hanging toy. :rolleyes: But we shall see. Right now he is safe with mom. They snuggle together in their little home on cold nights.
Ajax is never far away from where Ace is. Normally he is in my larger greenhouse. The side is up a little so they can come and go. It isn't heated but it does give them shelter from the wind. I am planning on building a little shelter in there for them. Stormy uses my small one for the winter.

Way to go 14+. I hope it goes well with Meowzer's vet trip. Keep us posted. Good boy Jupiter - feel the love.

We have progressed. He now is rubbing against my legs to get his pets and scritches. Normally one of the very first to get to me in the morning. I actually picked him up very gingerly today to see if I could get him into the house. He didn't mind until we got close to it. Then he started hissing and growling. I took the hint. :D Seems like his biggest hisses are saved for Sammy when she comes too close to the fence.

Meowzer has gained 1. 5 pounds!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy about that!!!! We are still doing some tests to make sure he is healthy. They did FeLuk today, which my other vet was supposed to but obviously didn't. Funny, I got charged for it. :frustrated: So right now it's getting urine tested and some bloodwork. We will see what shows up from that, if anything, and go from there. :fingerscr
He lived up to his name. Even the new vet asked if that is how he got it. :D:cloud9:

There was the most beautiful tortie kitty in the vets office up for adoption...... :)

clm
October 15th, 2009, 08:17 PM
You don't have a tortie do you. :laughing: I'm glad he's gained weight. :thumbs up Especially going into winter. My outdoor kitties have had terrific appetites in this colder weather. They got spoiled tonight and got natures variety instinct rabbit and duck. Wiped it out in no time. :laughing:

clm

14+kitties
October 15th, 2009, 08:37 PM
You don't have a tortie do you. :laughing: I'm glad he's gained weight. :thumbs up Especially going into winter. My outdoor kitties have had terrific appetites in this colder weather. They got spoiled tonight and got natures variety instinct rabbit and duck. Wiped it out in no time. :laughing:

clm

Actually, I have been told on good authority that MiniMo is a dilute tortie. Her colours are coming out a lot more. She has some very nice oranges coming out on her back. The one in the office was marked like Duffy. Simply beautiful!! She will hopefully find a furever home. I am filled to the brim. May have to get another job soon. :D

hazelrunpack
October 15th, 2009, 08:38 PM
WooooHooooooo!
:highfive: 1.5 pounds!! Good for Meowzer! So good to hear :cloud9:

14+kitties
October 15th, 2009, 10:44 PM
I'm pretty happy about it. Now to wait to see what the tests say. Hopefully I am just being an anxious mom.

Love4himies
October 16th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Wahoo for meowzer!!!


Wow, you must be ecstatic about Jupiter :lovestruck:, In no time at all, he'll be just a little love bug. :cloud9:

krdahmer
October 16th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Good news for Meowzer.... hope the rest is all good too!!! :fingerscr:goodvibes::pray:

ancientgirl
October 16th, 2009, 01:34 PM
I'm glad Meowzer gained some weight. Hopefully the tests will come back with nothing to worry about.:pray:

chico2
October 16th, 2009, 05:02 PM
That's great 14+,I know alll kinds of scary things go through you head when there is weightloss.
Rockys was HyperT,but he too has gained more than a pound:thumbs up

14+kitties
October 16th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Thanks ladies. Just waiting to hear back from the vet to find out if anything showed up. He ate tons today so maybe whatever was bothering him is gone. I still want to get a fecal done to be on the safe side. With so many together I don't want something going through the whole gang.
The vet is going to give me a cheaper but just as effective worm medication to use so I can save a little money that way. She also is interested in coming out to look at my setup. Could be fun. :D

krdahmer
October 17th, 2009, 02:42 AM
I'd love to see the vet out of her office.... and I bet she looooves your set up! Sounds cool, maybe she's looking for ideas!:thumbs up

14+kitties
October 17th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Meowzer's bloodwork came back great. His urinalysis shows an infection. He is going on a four week treatment of Batryl. To be retested at three weeks. They also wanted to put him on Metacam for the pain. I requested he not be. They are looking to see if there is another pain med they can give instead.
Is Batryl ok?

chico2
October 17th, 2009, 10:16 AM
14+,Great that your vet is coming to visit,maybe she'll offer you the same s/n deal as the one in TO,after seeing how hard you work for the kitties:fingerscr
Hopefully Meowzer has no underlying problem..

:offtopic:I just read in another post that our HS is closed to any more cats,there is a virus going through the cat-rooms:sad:that usually means cats will be put down:sad:

krdahmer
October 17th, 2009, 02:50 PM
That is what Smoke is taking right now, and she took it last infection too... doesn't seem to bother her, in fact she seems to get a better appetite, which doesn't hurt her one bit! I got the pain meds last time but she hated them so much, trying to get them down her I think caused her more pain than the infection so we aren't using them this time.

krdahmer
October 17th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Oh and I forgot to mention that the vet thinks Smoke's infections are stress related.... maybe Meowzers is too, with all the action that went on over there this summer, new construction, new kitties... maybe he's just sensitive to change like Smoke is to the boys here.:shrug:

14+kitties
October 17th, 2009, 09:25 PM
14+,Great that your vet is coming to visit,maybe she'll offer you the same s/n deal as the one in TO,after seeing how hard you work for the kitties:fingerscr
Hopefully Meowzer has no underlying problem..

:offtopic:I just read in another post that our HS is closed to any more cats,there is a virus going through the cat-rooms:sad:that usually means cats will be put down:sad:

This is the vet in St. Cats chico. The same one that krdahmer uses. She is the one who neutered Trey for me. It's $50 plus GST so not a bad price. I am just not sure I want to leave my rescue in TO. They have been so good to me since I started dealing with them. :) I hate being disloyal.
It's so sad. At this time of the year kitties need to be in a safe place more than ever. I guess there really is not much to be done for it. We need to borrow that man from Alberta and license our kitties to pay for the s/n operation.

That is what Smoke is taking right now, and she took it last infection too... doesn't seem to bother her, in fact she seems to get a better appetite, which doesn't hurt her one bit! I got the pain meds last time but she hated them so much, trying to get them down her I think caused her more pain than the infection so we aren't using them this time.

I just did some research on Batril. Not crazy about the sounds of it. I am hoping the dosage is small. It sounds like it can cause lots of problems if it's too strong.

Oh and I forgot to mention that the vet thinks Smoke's infections are stress related.... maybe Meowzers is too, with all the action that went on over there this summer, new construction, new kitties... maybe he's just sensitive to change like Smoke is to the boys here.:shrug:

She asked if I thought it was stress. Yowzer is pretty laid back. He doesn't seem to be bothered by much. He is normally right in the middle of things when it comes to treats and whatnot. Not so sure but I am definitely going to keep an eye on things.

Bailey_
October 17th, 2009, 09:45 PM
We need to borrow that man from Alberta and license our kitties to pay for the s/n operation.

?? What's this 14??

14+kitties
October 17th, 2009, 10:08 PM
?? What's this 14??

Last Friday night on Global they aired Cat City, a documentary about the stray/feral cats in TO. It's a show that should be mandatory for a lot of people to watch.
On it they interviewed Bill Bruce, Director of Animal Care Services in Calgary. It said he has implemented licensing cats in Calgary with ALL proceeds going toward a s/n clinic that will s/n cats for free fpr low income. The proceeds of the licensing will pay for the building and also the s/n's. It was my understanding that it is already in operation. Maybe you can let us know for sure.
I am hoping the documentary is now available for download on Global's website. I taped it so have a copy.
This is the thread that was going on about the show.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=66089

This is the link if you'd like to watch it on the comp. I can't with silly wireless.
http://www.globaltv.com/entertainment/videos/index.html

chico2
October 18th, 2009, 10:51 AM
I can understand you wanting to be loyal to the vets in TO,it was just a thought:cat:
I would gladly pay to license my cats,if it meant others would get s/n for free.
Bill Bruce in Calgary seemed to be a very caring,amazing man:thumbs up

Love4himies
October 18th, 2009, 11:34 AM
I know there are some members who think Baytril is a wonderful antibiotic, but I think it was the beginning of the end for Snowball when his vet put him on Baytril.:cry::sad: I think clavamox is a safer one. He stopped eating and wouldn't eat again. :cry: :cry::cry:

I think Dr. Lee had a discussion about it and it should not be given to kitties that have any kind of kidney issues.

I'll see if I can find it.

Love4himies
October 18th, 2009, 11:37 AM
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=52440&highlight=baytril


Post #35:
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=51619&highlight=baytril&page=2

14+kitties
October 18th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Thanks for the links L4. I will be talking to the vet asap about her choice, strength of meds and alternatives. I certainly do not want anything to happen to Meowzer. He is one of my favs. Shhhh

hazelrunpack
October 18th, 2009, 10:58 PM
I hope he kicks the UTI quickly, 14+ :goodvibes: