Monday, December 31, 2007

Baby is inside......

I don't know if Meowm wanted me to announce this or not, but I think she can use all the help she can get. Below is what Meowm posted on a couple of other sites after bringing Baby in:

I don't know if I have done the right thing. I haven't seen her eat much or drink much. She shakes and shivers. I was on my porch a couple of times today and moved her home around....she didn't have even the smallest desire to jump out and run. So tonite, I made room in my bathroom, went outside, grabbed the winter home and brought her in. She got spooked about the time we got to the bathroom and jumped out. She has a litterbox, some food and water in there. I sat down on the floor, pushed some food toward her and she shows no interest. I pushed the water toward her and she drank some. I was able to scritch around her one ear and pet on her back. I took a towel in and tucked it by the toilet.....kind of a little nook for her to hide in. Her winter home is still in there.

I can't afford to take her to the vet till I get paid again on this coming Friday....and then the vet that works with the ferals and No More Homeless Pets won't take her on Saturday, so I am looking at a week from tomorrow before I can get her to the vet. The bathroom has no window so all light will have to be from the regular light or a night light. I am willing to leave the light on during the day and a night light at nite. I hope the fan running with the regular light on won't bother her.

I am terrified that she has something that Junior will get. She cleaned herself alot outdoors and I don't know if she has fleas or something like that. I am terrified that I have scared her so much by bringing her inside that she will get worse. I am terrified that she will get out of the bathroom or Junior will get in the bathroom and then what a mess that will be. So far she is being quiet and I hope she stays that way cause I don't know what I will do if she starts making alot of noise.

Part of me wants to call animal control, cause at least they have experience with strays, but I figure they will put her to sleep. And I am not sure that would be a bad thing. I have no idea how sick she is. I have no idea if Junior would take to her as a sibling. I probably shouldn't try to take her in, both because of finances and because of the small space I live in (551 square foot apartment). I'm just as worried about her being indoors as I was about her being outdoors.

Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

So, since bringing Baby in last night Meowm has been in and out of the human litterbox room several times. I missed our bath time together but I heard her reading to Baby....someone told her that was good to get Baby used to Meowms voice. Baby has pooped a little bit and peed twice...on the floor since she doesn't know how to use the litterbox. Meowm think she has fleas as there was a small critter in the water this morning. Meowm is going to call the Humane Society today and see if they have any fosters who could take her in.....hopefully someone with more experience at this than she has. Meowm doesn't think she can keep Baby cause her first responsibility is toward me and she doesn't want to expose me to any more possible illnesses than she already has. I think Meowm is kinda overwhelmed and I don't think she will be doing this again....I don't think she feels she can handle this, because of lack of space in our home, finances and it just tears her up emotionally.

Some purrayers for a foster to be found and for Baby to get well and find a great home would be greatly appreciated. I will keep everyone posted on what happens.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Finally Friday

This is one of my new toys! A feather boa on a wand! It is quite fun!

Meowm got to pet Baby tonite! Last night, Meowm had already taken the food out and Baby was eating. When Meowm took out the water, Baby hardly moved! When Meowm took a step closer, then Baby moved, so Meowm backed off. Tonite, Meowm took the food out, then went back with the water and Baby didn't move. So Meowm reached out and petted Baby's back and she didn't move!!! Meowm was thrilled! She stayed and petted her a bit more, then left her alone so she could eat! The bad thing is that when Meowm traps her to get her fixed and hopefully get her some medicine, she is probably gonna lose that trust.....bummer! But if that is what it takes to get Baby better, then it is worth it.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen reasons I am glad my Meowm is home:

1. I have a warm body to sleep next to at night.
2. I get my Temptations again.
3. I get lots of loves (whether I want them or not).
4. I get to smell all the stuff Meowm brings in!
5. I get fed at my regular time.
6. I get my fresh water from the big tub of water when Meowm is in it.
7. I got a new blanket from my Grandmeowm.
8. I got a new red dot toy (from Grandmeowm).
9. I got to play with the new red dot toy!
10. Meowm told me I have another gift coming tonite!!
11. I missed my Meowm!
12. I missed my Meowm!
13. I missed my Meowm!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Freezing Friday

We got lots more of that white stuff here! Meowm called me from her work and told me that she spent a long time clearing her car off this morning and it is under covered parking!!! She said the drive to work was bad and she almost turned around, came home and called in sick (of the weather). I wish she would have!

Meowm is leaving me tomorrow! She is going to Grandmeowm and Grandpaws house. She decided not to take me this time cause she wasn't going to be gone as long as last time. Plus it is kinda hard juggling me and three other cats in the house. She said that if she was going to be gone as long as she was last time she would take me with her....maybe I will get to go next year! I do like the lady that comes to take care of me while Meowm is gone. She plays with me and brushes me lots, so it won't be so bad. I will miss my Meowm at night though...she is warm to snuggle up to (after she has fallen asleep). So we may not be around much till the 26th, when Meowm gets back home.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tackle the Toy Thursday

I love tackling my toys! I hope I get some new ones for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

IAMS cat food

Meowm recently found out some stuff about IAMS cat food, specifically that they have been accused of inhumane animal testing. She read some stuff from PETA and read IAMS responses. She has decided that she will not buy IAMS anymore and will not purchase any Proctor & Gamble items as they produce IAMS cat and dog food. Here are some links that Meowm has (thank you Mama Cat in Paree):

Go here to view info

Go here to view info

Go here to view info

And here is IAMS responses:

Go here to view info

Please check them out and make your own decisions.

**Meowm would love to go tour their facilities, all of them, on her own, but that is not possible. She feels that is the only way to make a truthful, well informed decision and since she can't do that she has decided to do what she said above. She had already taken away my IAMS dry and replaced it with the RC Siamese, and I won't eat the IAMS wet. She only uses about 3 other P & G items, so she will find replacements for those.**

Monday, December 17, 2007

Meezer Monday

Meowm is worried about me again cause I am yakking again. She did go get me new food, cause her and the v-e-t had discussed that maybe that would help me. So I now have Royal Canin Siamese dry food and IAMS wet food. Meowm and I both hope it helps. I have been doing alot of resting today and yesterday.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Challenge accepted

Forty Paws accepted my challenge. I can hardly wait to see the pictures!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A challenge for Forty Paws

Meowm and I challenge you to take a picture with as many cats on one bed as you can get on there. We will pay $1.00 per paw and donate it to Project H.A.M. Try to get this done by January 2nd...but if it takes a bit longer, we understand.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Baby was quite intrigued with the flashy box thing.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Meezer Monday

We got lots of the white stuff on Friday night and Saturday! Meowm was brave and went out in it and came back with lots of bags of stuff for me to sniff out! She says she was Christmas shopping. She did come back with a new wand toy for me. It has tons of feathers on the end of it. I have tore out all the feathers on the old one so I was very happy to see the new one!

Baby is still hanging around and now we have seen several other cats on my porch. And Meowm wonders why I get all excited!!!??? The trap that Meowms friend had was way to small, so she will have to borrow one from NMHP. She is thinking she will wait till after the holidays, although she really wants Baby to get some medical attention. At least now when Meowm puts out food, Baby doesn't run as far away, and Meowm can listen to her breathing to hear how Baby is doing. And Baby is taking advantage of the winter home...which Meowm is very happy about.

I love playing with Baby through the window. We paw at each other and pounce at each is great fun!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Wet Friday

We are getting lots of that rain stuff today! Meowm says it is supposed to turn to snow later.....brrrrr! It is a good day to nap...I wish Meowm was here to nap with me!

There was a new visitor on my porch this morning. The new cat is black with just a bit of white on its nose. Baby was there along with the other gray/white cat. I sure wish Meowm would let me out to check them out....but all I have managed to do is stick my paw out the crack of the door and wave it around. That wasn't any fun!

Not much else happening so I am going to go nap!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Hey Everybody!

Not much going on in my world! Just keeping Meowm in line and watching out for the baby on the porch. More kitties have visited, but Meowm has started referring to the one in the pictures from Monday as "Baby". She doesn't know if it is a he or a she so she figures Baby will work. Meowm said that some days Baby's breathing sounds better and some days it sounds worse....she won't let ME on the porch to check it out! Today was a not so good day for breathing. Meowm brought home three "winter homes" from NMHP and set two up on my porch. The other one went to the neighbor who is feeding the ferals. Meowm is gonna get some pictures of the winter homes this weekend and post them so everyone can see how big they are. Also, last night we had a visitor on theporch that we hand't seen there before. Meowm says it is a meezer like me, except for she thinks it is a blue or lilac point. There is also another gray/white one, but he gray on that ones face is lighter than the gray on Baby's face.

That is all for now. I have to go nap....I am up during the night poking my head between the blinds making sure everything is well on the porch so I am tired!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Feral report

Okay, Meowm talked with NMHP yesterday and it is up to Meowm to catch this baby. She is going to go get a humane trap today. Along with the trap she is getting some doortags and some "winter homes" that NMHP have made. These winter homes sound cozier than the boxes Meowm has made. They are made with styrofoam coolers! That has got to be warmer than a cardboard box. Anyway, once Meowm gets the trap, she has to get the baby used to going in to it. So she will set the food up in the trap for a few days, with the trap door secured open. Once the baby is used to going in there for food, then she has to set the door to close. Once the baby is trapped she must get him/her indoors, out of the cold and get the baby to the vet the next day. If that wasn't tricky enough, the vet Meowm will be taking this baby to only does work with ferals M-F. Meowm will have to spend a work night getting up every so often checking on the trap to see if it has sprung. Also Meowm is supposed to make an appointment with the vet for seeing the feral baby......Meowm isn't to happy about this part cause she has no idea when she can actually catch the baby.....but she will try. I can tell Meowm is nervous about all this, but the baby just doesn't sound good and really needs help. Meowm is afraid that if the baby is to sick to be neutered or spayed that the baby may be PTS, this makes her kinda sad. But she has to remind herself that if the baby is that sick it may be better off crossing the bridge than fending for itself in the cold and possibly ending up pregnant or getting another cat pregnant.

I will keep you updated on how things are going. I watch the baby through the window and I talk to it sometimes. I hope it can hear me cause I am being nice. I am not growling or hissing at it.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Feral Kitty Monday

Here is the sweet feral Meowm is feeding. Meowm made another box up on Saturday and put it on the porch for the baby. She also put some food out and was able to hear the baby again. Sadly, he is still sick, and his breathing is compromised all the time now, rahter than just a little bit. So Meowm called No More Homeless Pets Utah and left a message. Hopefully they can come out, humanely trap him and get him better. Meowm is really worried about his little lungs. We hope to hear from the place today.

Also, Meowm went to the bean v-e-t again and got a breathing treatment for herself. She was just coughing to much during the night and using her inhaler to much so she figured it would be better if she had a treatment. The doctor also put her on prednisone, which she wasn't to happy about, but if it helps her I wil be a happy cat.

After the v-e-t visit for her she went to get some food and some soldiers were in there. Meowm loves all our soldiers so she paid for their meal. They both came over and thanked her and she said "no, thank you". She said it was nice to see the smile on their faces and she was real glad she did that.

***oops, Meowm put up two of the same picture...oh well, that just saves the other cute one for another day.**