Feeling pretty frustrated at the moment as I typed out a post, with pics, about my next cat Domino and the computer froze and then conked out!!!!! Frustrating or what! Photobucket seems to be playing up for me so I'll leave pics out until tomorrow and will just concentrate on telling you about our foster babies instead.
Domino came to us in March 2011 as a cruelty case. She was 17 years old and barely a third of her proper weight....she was just a bag of bones! She had an eye infection, a mouth infection which led to all her teeth except her four 'fangs' being removed and her coat was so badly tangled she had to be shaved and ended up looking like a chinese crested dog. Her owner's excuse? She was bored with her and didn't want her any more!!!
For the first week it was touch and go as to whether she WOULD actually survive but we MADE her! LOL She was hand fed the tastiest food I could find, slept on a bed with a heater under the blankets and had either Neil or myself taking it in turns to sleep in the living room at night on the sofa just so we could hear if she needed anything.
Over the coming weeks she slowly started to put on a few ounces and her fur began to grow back as a light covering of down. Her personality though.....she had the heart of a lion
She soon started bossing Suzi - four times her weight - around and pinching the sunny windowsills LOL
I truly lost my heart to this darling oldie and when I got up on Sunday 12th June and found her 'asleep' in her bed I thought I would die of grief!!!
It was some consolation to know she had had exactly 100 days of love and wanting for nothing before setting off for Rainbow Bridge......but even now I still miss that darling girl like crazy. I said then ''No more!''.......and lasted six DAYS! LOL The house was unbearably still (especially as we had lost Suzi just three weeks previous).....so we got straight on to Linda and said we NEEDED another oldie to love!
And that's how we came to foster Thomas and Misty.
Thomas is my darling boy, Mummy's little angel and I love him SO much LOL He's black & white, approx 15 years old and was dumped on PARRT as his owners didn't want him anymore (???). Heaven knows why as he is the most gentle, loving boy who sings when he is happy LOL He has no voice but instead has a little sing-song chirp like a gremlin LOL He also LOVES his food abnd has no qualms about hooking food off YOUR plate if you take your eye off him LOL
Misty is also 15 years old and a tortoiseshell & white (calico in America?). She is a typical tortie and rules the house with a paw of iron!!!! You can stroke her head but nowhere else! She has a touch of arthritis and has lost a little bit weight but after various blood tests found her to be very healthy (no kidney problems or hyperthyroidism) the vet said she's in very good nick for her age and the body condition is probably 'just' old age. I'm certainly NOT worried about her as you cannot feel any bones and her appetite and litter tray is perfectly ok. For all we know she could be older than 15? Folk tend to be very vague about the truth when they dump their pets on PARRT!!!
So there we were, in August 2011, quite happy with two lovely oldies. And THAT is when Tiger Lily came into our lives!