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Re: A neutering we will go...
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 05:23:27 PM »

I've always enjoyed the talkers.  My last 2 Siamese were both talkers, and since I live alone, I always enjoyed being welcomed with a conversation!

This boy, "Oliver" is just now starting to come out of "his" room as he was a rescue, and he's so shy.  I've got nothing but time on my hands, so no problems, he'll come around when he's ready.  He does talk to the "air" sometimes, so I'm looking forward to the day when I can put hands on him, and he comes to my lap.  I'm sure we'll have lots to tell each other!
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Re: A neutering we will go...
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 05:08:03 PM »

Five more neuters done.   The travelling vet was out to bull test, so I had her neuter 5 barn toms; she offers a lower cost option for barn cats.   4 are waking nicely, one is still a bit sleepy.   I got Marmalade, Boots, Bitsy, Curly Sue and an un-named black tom all fixed; they didn't even know they were broken.   [Curly Sue was named before I realized he was a boy, his tail curls over his back.]   Curly Sue and the little one, were both the youngest and smallest.   Think I'll leave them in the kennels awhile longer to recover, but will move the kennels back over to the barn; the feed shed is warmer than the shop.
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Re: A neutering we will go...
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 06:12:17 PM »

Oh, that's good that you didn't have to carry them all in to the vet.  Very nice!!  I love that Curly Sue name -- tell him we think he's very handsome! (with a little snicker!)
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Re: A neutering we will go...
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 08:05:25 PM »

His tail doesn't curl as much over his back as it used to, and he lost the time to frost bite, but it still curls, so hopefully, I'll be able to continue to tell him apart from the other black barn cats (they all look quite a bit alike).
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Re: A neutering we will go...
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2017, 08:40:11 AM »

Chanda - we had a litter born to a calico barn cat that was 3 orange males, 1 orange and white male & 1 grey white male.  The one female died w/i a few hours (runt?other issues?) but the boys thrived!  Our daughter wanted the grey/white one, but I didn't know until I'd promised him to Vicki (who still has him).  So she took the orange/white male - leaving us with three that looked almost completely the same and if you saw only one at a time, I could not tell them apart.  I would have to dig thru pics - I don't know when they were born - 2010, 2011 or 2012.  The pics I have in online album start in 2013 - as fully mature cats.

Trying to name them & identify them was almost impossible.  Standing in the feed store, trying to decide how to do so, I FINALLY bought 3 collars - red, blue & black.  The 3 musketeers became - Mr. Black, Mr. Blue & Mr. Red.  We replaced the collars a couple of times as they grew - we know the 1st blue one broke at the plastic keeper.  Thankfully, they never were w/o their collars at the exact same time, so we knew who was who at the time,  :P

In 2013, not long after I started the new job at the Spay Neuter Clinic (they had done the boys' surgeries at least a year previous), Mr Blue was struck by a car in front of our house, but didn't die.  He was pretty badly injured and I took him to work with me fully expecting them to either put him down or let me off work that day to send me to a vet that could take care of him.  Neither happened - both vets that day are cat lovers - we did minimal intervention (very affordable) - fluids, a drug added to the fluids to reduce brain swelling (can't remember what it was - in ponies we've used DMSO), a antibiotic in his one injured eye.  It was touch and go for a couple of days - he lived in a card board box and went back/forth to work with me - so that his eye could be treated every few hours - he was very friendly - always purring and most often the techs would take care of it before I got to the back.  Even the one vet, allergic to cats but 1 of whom had chosen to see how he'd fare, would check on him - getting him to sometimes purr loud enough u could hear him up front!  Then he was fully eating, using litter box and enjoying his time in the house.  His eye took over a year to fully heal BUT he can now see fine.  Then final intro back to the "wild"...  You can't even tell he'd had a smashed head or a severely injured right eye anymore.  We caught it soon enough (I think I heard him get hit as I was leaving the house to go to work) that the few drugs that were used worked their magic along w/ cats' amazing recovery abilities (u kno - those 9 lives and all).  :)

In December 2014 while in temporary quarters (they were in a covered 10x10x6 chain link dog kennel) Mr Red got out a last time and neither the property owners (Vicki, pony friend, & her hubby James) nor we saw him again   :'(  .

But Mr. Black & Mr. Blue are still our outdoor cats here in our new place.  They lord it over the other outdoor cats - sometimes literally fighting with them (2 spayed females) and even tear into each other now and then.  Mr. Black, believe it or not, usually takes the brunt of the beatings - wounds and stripped skin - while Mr Blue usually ends up the unscathed victor.
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Re: A neutering we will go...
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2017, 11:05:45 AM »

I just love your stories!!!
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