A lovely cat with one eye

(46 Posts)
BustyDeLaGhetto Fri 11-Jul-14 21:50:33

Me again. Going to see cat tomorrow. As the shelter is out of the local area I have emailled them paperwork of home visit, landlady permission, photos of my house and garden etc etc - in theory, I have been told, it looks fine.

I don't want to get too carried away with excitement, as we may not 'fit' each other but if we do the shelter have asked if I could take him as soon as possible as he is stressed and very unhappy (hates other cats).

Theoretically I could take him tomorrow but I have two nights away next weekend. I could have someone feed him for me but he is a people cat and I don't think it would be fair. Shelter are on the fence. What do you think? Too stressful too soon?

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 11-Jul-14 21:54:28

I'd do it, at least he's away from other cats isn't he? And you'd have at least 6 nights with him.

BustyDeLaGhetto Fri 11-Jul-14 21:56:12

Well that's what I thought initially. At least he will be spoilt mad here and get some peace. He's desperately unhappy, I'm told. He lost his eye to another cat and he's never forgotten it sad

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 11-Jul-14 21:59:51

If the other cats are his bugbear you'd be doing him a favour.

Bluestocking Fri 11-Jul-14 22:01:49

Don't make the poor beast endure another six nights at the shelter - he doesn't know you're coming to rescue him, he only knows he's not happy now. He'll be fine over the weekend, especially if your cat-sitter can give him some loves as well as feeding him.

BustyDeLaGhetto Fri 11-Jul-14 22:03:58

I know, he has a cat either side of him and one on top apparently. (in pens, obvs) Poor little thing. I will suggest to the shelter tomorrow that if we like each other I am happy to take him. I LOVE HIM ALREADY, OBVS

cozietoesie Fri 11-Jul-14 22:03:58

Yep - if you fit to each other, take him home tomorrow. That would give him a whole week with you to find his feet and bond.

Good luck.

smile

BustyDeLaGhetto Sat 12-Jul-14 17:06:18

He fits! He was grumpy and yowly and scratchy in the shelter but once we got home he is curled on my lap asleep. Shown him litter tray, food bowls, and ball with a bell but he just wants to yell at me (siamese) and sleep. grin

cozietoesie Sat 12-Jul-14 17:32:27

He's a Siamese? Assuming you let him sleep with you tonight, you'll be bonded by the morning.

Well done.

smile

BelleOfTheBorstal Sat 12-Jul-14 17:37:27

I love a happy ending. Hope you and your boy have many happy years together!

Wishyouwould Sat 12-Jul-14 20:29:18

Oh yay!! So happy you have found each other smile Enjoy!!

Bluestocking Sat 12-Jul-14 20:33:23

What a happy story. Enjoy many years of yowly company with your new friend.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 12-Jul-14 21:26:49

Well done!

Do we get a photo?.

timtam23 Sat 12-Jul-14 23:21:39

A happy ending. How lovely for you & for him! Have you a photo of him?

cozietoesie Sun 13-Jul-14 08:34:27

How did he do overnight? smile

BustyDeLaGhetto Sun 13-Jul-14 11:36:12

OH MY GOD. He is so handsome. Here he is yesterday and he is in basically the same position.

He has eaten and used the litter tray. Slept in my bed, obvs. Poor thing desperate to go outside but easily distracted with cuddles. No name yet, I don't like his old one but nothing fits so far.

He is spraying a bit here and there but only occasionally is there liquid. Otherwise he just stands there quivering as if he is but nothing comes out. Whats all that about, catxperts?

CatKisser Sun 13-Jul-14 11:37:42

Wow! That's a proper Siamese, look at that face!! He's great!!

cozietoesie Sun 13-Jul-14 11:45:37

A blue point boy? (And a young one from the look of it?)

He's probably still stressed all to heck and only gradually coming down - going by my own experience, Siamese male singletons generally loathe and despise other cats so his fight will likely not have actually started anything but merely confirmed it in his mind. (You might have acquired one of those rare sociable Siamese but it doesn't sound like it.) I'd be guessing that the spraying is just a residual reaction and should taper off/cease when he realizes that he's Lord and Master of the house. He's to adjust to a new house remember although it sounds as if you've bonded?

As to a name - one will come to you. I'd recommend though that you steer away from the fanciful (the 'Blue Butterfly of Hexagon Moorland' type) and go for the utterly down to earth. They tend to suit names like Fred better.

Is he talking a lot? It's important that he learns your voice, if only in response to him.

He's gorgeous.

BustyDeLaGhetto Sun 13-Jul-14 11:55:26

He is a blue point I think. His remaining eye is slightly squinty so think he would have been one of those cross eyed beauts. I've had a siamese before as a kid - the shelter were quite strict about previous experience with siamese - and love our little chats. The noise on him!

Funny you mention ludicrous names cosie I was handed his pedigree paperwork yesterday (he wasn't advertised as a pedigree) and his parents names were mad, triple barrelled and over-the-top like a prog rock album. grin

BustyDeLaGhetto Sun 13-Jul-14 11:55:53

p.s he is eight.

KatyMac Sun 13-Jul-14 11:58:45

When I saw him I though 'Pirate' so Jake? or if he is grey rather than beige how about long john Silver?

Or Pieces of Eight?

Or even Pugwash!

cozietoesie Sun 13-Jul-14 12:03:58

He looks younger - must be good genes despite his triple barrelledness. (Seniorboy is the same - he looks nowhere near his age in repose. (You can tell he's old when he moves around.))

You'll have to resurrect that ability to do a running commentary throughout the day then. They may be gabbing on about their food, the weather, the flies, the state of the Chinese economy, whatever - but they do like to be answered. I sometimes think that I could compose a symphony on variations of 'Uh-Huh?'

grin

cozietoesie Sun 13-Jul-14 12:35:11

PS - do you know any of his history?

BustyDeLaGhetto Sun 13-Jul-14 12:57:59

I know he lived in a house with children and another cat and a dog - he was picked on quite badly by the animals- has lots of chunks taken out of his ears. Even so the shelter tell me he was a reluctant rehome, and was very much loved. He lost his eye a long time ago and seems to manage alright without. They told me the root of the problem is animals, not people.

cozietoesie Sun 13-Jul-14 13:07:45

They normally get on all right with dogs but it would depend on the type, I think. (For example, I'd be extremely reluctant to home a cat with one of the terrier types who have ratting in their bloodlines - but a big flobbly dog like a retriever should be fine.)

They're generally great with people - let me amend that, slightly. They're generally great with their people but I've known many who weren't at all good with strangers once they'd bonded with a person. (Just saying this in case your weekend catsitter friend gets anxious if he doesn't come out to say Hi to her - it would be completely normal with any of mine.)

Sounds as if he'll enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, especially after being stuck in a rescue pen.

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