Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I think I'll call her Connie

I met a shelter cat yesterday. Currently her name is Koala Bear. She's mostly gray with a touch of white. About 3 (or was it 2?) years old, she was brought in when three months ago. Across the border in Indiana, a "cat lady" (I think it's a euphemism for "hoarder") was busted and her cats were divided among a variety of shelters. Koala Bear was pregnant, but miscarried her litter. Otherwise she was in good condition -- except for her eye, which can be runny because of FVR.

This means she has a forever cold in her system that can flare up at any time. I believe my boys have been vaccinated against it. I want to check with the vet, just to be sure. It can't be cured, but it can very easily be managed. As long as my boycats are safe, I don't mind her being "special needs."

My nephew accompanied me to the shelter. He had to hold the cat so that I could get a good look at her. When she was in my arms, she kept burrowing her head under mine so insistently I couldn't see her face! When I was giving the other cats a chance to charm me, she kept flipping around in her cage, trying to get my attention. So I think she decided on me.

I hope it works out.




8 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Cats do have a way of claiming who they want to share their lives with. All of the cats I've had have definitely picked me, and not the other way around!

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  2. Connie. I like it. Can't wait to see photos.

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  3. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! She chose YOU! Can't wait to see pictures.

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  4. Ah she sounds sweet. We do expect pictures.
    Xoxoxo

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  5. Sounds like love to me! Congratulations. Good luck with the introductions to the rest of the felines.

    I do the behind the another door and let them sniff each other for a couple of days.

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  6. Our girl, formerly feral Lily, has FVR. The other kitties were vaccinated and never have gotten it from her. I'm happy that you've found a kitty who's found you, if that makes sense. Connie--I like it :) Better than Koala Bear. Lucy used to be Oreo. Cats deserve "real" names, right?!

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  7. I hope things work out for you and Connie. I hope you'll share pictures. Our kitties are called Mania and Phobia (Poe for short), because it just fits their personalities.

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  8. I love how cats pick us out. I'm sure it was meant to be. :)

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