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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:27 AM
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Homeless at 13

My vet's office just called. An elderly client died last week, leaving behind a 13-year old cat. The nephew brought him in to be euthanized. He is declawed and of course neutered and has no health issues. Since he has lived all his life with this one person, he is naturally quite fearful but is already beginning to warm up to the staff at the clinic. So I think this guy could have a beautiful second life, if someone would just give him a chance.

I know this is a pointless exercise, but I said I would do my best. I'll have a picture later.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:38 AM
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it is cetainly not pointless you dont know until you try right?
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:49 AM
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13 is not old and this is not pointless....Don't give up...there are people out there that want an older cat...
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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13? There are cats who live to be 26. He's barely middle aged poor pussycat! Surely someone will prefer not to have to put up with litterbox training and kitten antics although they are cute, they can be destructive as well. for this little guy.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 10:00 AM
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My Aunt adopted her cat when she was 12! Muffin looks and acts like a kitten, no one would ever believe her age.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 10:03 AM
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Poodletalk, I just noticed your Club Soda NOT seals!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 11:15 AM
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The best thing to do is go to your local old age homes. A lot of them are pet friendly. Good luck.

Last edited by kiara; March 29th, 2008 at 08:08 PM. Reason: Sorry did not notice that he is adoped. Great news!
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Old April 5th, 2008, 09:57 AM
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Alas, Mousse's placement didn't work out. It was way too hectic for an old man (many thanks to Anna and Edith, who offered to take him in and who sacrifice so much to help needy cats, far more than I would ever be prepared to do).

So I brought him home to my bathroom. We had spent all day on metros and buses so he was a bit the worse for wear. He wouldn't eat. On day 2 I called the vet and asked to give him some Cipro (which I had on hand). It worked almost immediately! I decided to give it to him for another day or two. Bad decision. He began to have problems peeing. I checked on the internet to see if there was a downside to Cipro, found that it 'should not be given to cats who have experienced urinary blocage'. Mousse had just been treated for a urinary infection and was on his way to forming crystals.

He is darling fellow, very small, with tiny feet, so neat and polite. He has obviously led quite a sheltered life. I inadvertently left the door open this morning and all the boys came flooding in, Coco the ninja woman leading the way. She was only interested in reclaiming the window sill, where she spends most of the day, supervising the starlings who are building in the ceiling of my back porch. Others made a bee-line for the litterbox (this is mine) or the food (this must be mine). Basically, they reclaimed their territory Mousse was as cool as a cucumber, even withstood a couple of kissy faces.

Most of you know my situation. If it wasn't so delightful, it would be intolerable. Mousse must go. This cat has been treasured, it is so clear to me. So if you know of any kind soul, perhaps someone with an older cat who could use some company, even someone with the right kind of dog who never thought of getting a cat....until now. Or a young family, why not?

Desperately yours...
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Old April 5th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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What happened to my friends co-worker, I know she planned on seeing him this weekend?
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Old April 5th, 2008, 11:50 PM
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awww poor Mousse. I'm so glad that he was given the second & now third chance.

Badger for all you do

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Old April 7th, 2008, 02:59 PM
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That Is Really Sad
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Old April 7th, 2008, 04:38 PM
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Aww - I was hoping to see some "forever home" pics of Mousse :sad:

Hopefully he'll be on the road again soon, and this time for good!
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Old April 7th, 2008, 04:55 PM
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I just read this entire thread now ....so sad. :sad:

I hope Mousse finds a forever home soon.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:32 PM
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I do too. He is such a sweetheart, needs some weight on him; I suspect there have been a few missed meals lately, due to the stress of his mother dying and then being hauled off to the clinic. He's eating OK now and is peeing well.
The clinic gave me his history today. In 2006, he had three bouts of a urinary infection and was treated with Clamavox and put on Royal Canin Urinary O/S. No episodes since. I'm willing to bet it was at least partly situational; maybe his mother went to hospital or there was some other family drama. Just speculating.
He has the lowest grade of heart murmur.
Otherwise, he's a healthy boy. Tiny little paws and a rat's tail but otherwise quite pretty, gorgeous eyes.
Not a lap cat yet, but could become one!
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Old April 8th, 2008, 06:57 AM
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Badger,I think many people who do not know cats,or any pet for that matter,don't realize how much the loss of a loving owner means to them:sad:
I feel especially cats,are such creatures of habits,upsetting their world can cause all kinds of problems.
Just taking your cat to the vet and seeing the relief when he's back home,is enough proof of that.
Mousse has a lot of adjusting to do and I hope whoever adopts himwill give him time,time to adjust to a new life..
When my son got his now 14yr old Sheltie Trixie,after the owner passed,Trixie would sit by the front-door for weeks,waiting for her owner to come get her.
I am sure Mousse is in turmoil too..
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