Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Manx - Update

Well, here are some pictures of the little Manxie. She is TINY. Unfortunately she also looks pregnant!

She likes following the BMTs (Bubbles, Madness & Trouble) around. They hiss at her when she comes too close, but generally they don't care very much.

She seems curious about me, but stays out of reach. She really wants to be around the cats, but is pretty suspicious of me.

In this picture you can see how tiny she is (compared to Bubbles's butt).

I have contacted my local no-kill shelter and they said they have a 2 month waiting list. I put my name on the list in any case, but I doubt that she is tame enough for them to take her in. And then there is my suspicion that she is pregnant, so I don't really think that is an option.
At the moment I'm feeding her and planning to make a shelter outdoors, because at the moment she is sleeping under a shrub next to the front steps and it was below freezing last night.
So no long-term solution yet.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Manx Rescue

About a week ago a little Manx cat showed up in our neighborhood. I think it's a Manx, I'm not an expert, but it has that "bunny look". It's not feral, but skittish. The neighborhood kids have been chasing it. They don't mean to harm it, but want to touch, but it's too afraid. For some reason it likes to follow Bubbles around. Bubbles seems bewildered by this strange bunny-cat. Madness hisses. Today it came into my house, but ran away when I approached. However, I put some food just outside my door, and it let me touch it a little bit while it was eating.

In any case, I don't really want to take it to the local shelter. I'm afraid it will just be put down, because it's so skittish. I contacted our local no-kill shelter, but they are apparently full. So I thought I would try a specialized rescue group. I checked the internet, but the addresses, etc for Manx Rescue groups seem very outdated and my e-mails returned, "undelivered".

So I was hoping that somebody from the Catblogosphere community might now about a Manx rescue group that might be able to help. I'm in Georgia, so it would be good if it is a rescue group in the South, or relatively close by.

I will try to get a picture of the tiny little thing.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

What the ....?

I was trying to take a Christmas picture with Trouble. LOL.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mrs. B (RIP)

Today I had to make the very difficult decision to let Mrs. B go.

You can read the story of how she came to live with me here (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4)

Bye, Girl.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gizzy Quilt for Trouble

Trouble liked Madness's Gizzy Quilt so much that I had to get a matching one for him also. First Bubbles gave it a good smell. Must be that Millie smell that he likes.
Oh and apparently it tastes good also.
Madness immediately claimed it and just dozed on it.
But eventually Trouble got to try out his quilt. He seemed to like it very much.
And just look how innocent he looks! Don't let it fool you - he lives up to his name.
Thanks a lot Millie - we all love the quilt. Now if Trouble can just manage to get it away from Madness!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Wow I'm three! And so is my brother Dobby.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Formally Feral Trouble II

Trouble has settled in well. He still wants to spend a lot of time outside, but he comes when I call so I can get him inside when I need to. He wakes me up every morning meowing to go outside! Th other cats don't mind him much any more. Madness still growls when he come very close to her, but as long as he doesn't try to basically sit on top of her, she is OK with him. Bubbles actually plays with him!

Mrs. B doesn't mind Trouble at all. She pretty much just ignores him, which is also what she does with Bubbles and Madness. Mrs. B is continuing to improve, so I'm hoping she is over the worst. She is not totally back to normal, but she is MUCH better than last week.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mrs. B Update (again)

Thanks for all the kind words and huggs and purrs. I just wanted to let you all know that Mrs. B is doing a bit better. She is eating, not as much as usual, but at least she is eating now. So I'm hopeful that this will pass and that she will be OK.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mrs. B update

I still don't know what is wrong with Mrs. B. After her last vet visit she was getting better and eating again. But the last couple of days she is much worse. I have an appointment with the vet in a couple of hours. I don't really know what to do. We have done a lot of tests, but still have no diagnosis. She has lost a huge amount of weight and she is obviously not feeling well and I don't want her to suffer like this. But since we don't know for sure what is wrong with her it is difficult for me to know whether this is something that we can fight or whether I should not let her suffer anymore. I guess I'll see what the vet says today.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Warning: Content not appropriate for our Bunny friends.

This morning I heard a screaming sound from outside. I ran outside and I saw Trouble with a small bunny in his mouth. Of course I screamed and ran towards him. The bunny scrambled away, but I think it was injured. I can only hope that it will be OK.

Our new addition is definately living up to his name. T R O U B L E !

Friday, May 29, 2009

Formally Feral Trouble

Trouble: I have been neutered and have a tag with my name, address and phone number. I guess I now have a Mom!

Mrs. B update: Mrs. B is still not eating. I've tried warm stinky goodness, baby food, ham, other brands of cat food. I will be taking her back to the vet later today.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mrs. B is not feeling well

On Saturday morning Mrs. B threw up all her food and then would not eat the rest of the day. The same thing on Sunday morning, and yesterday she would not eat at all! Mrs. B always eats like a horse, so I became very worried and took her to the vet today. After a "comprehensive exam", bloodwork and $200+ I still don't know what is wrong with her. She is FIV+ but has never had any health problems and although some of her bloodwork is a bit lower than normal, the Vet said there as nothing that really worries him.

He gave me some "cat lax", because she had some hairball problems before. Otherwise we have no idea what is wrong. He also have her some fluids and and antibiotic shot. She seems OK, except for the not-eating. She walks around, sits at her usual places and acts "normal".

She is drinking water and urinating. I tried giving her some canned food, but she just licked a bit of the juice and did not eat anything.

If she doesn't start eating by Thursday, I have to take her back to the vet.

Of course I'm using a new vet now. I mainly chose them since they are conveniently on my way to work. I had Trouble neutered there last Monday and the doctor I dealt with seemed OK. I guess we will see. I just hope Mrs. B will feel better soon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Easy like Sunday

As you can see Trouble is making himself at home.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


I know he looks adorable here, but this is Trouble - with a capital T! Since we moved here, we've been lucky because all the cats around here are very friendly and even Bubbles, who likes to fight with everyone, did not even hiss. But yesterday, Trouble showed up. He already chased Madness yesterday and she sat and growled at him through the window all evening. Today he met Bubbles, and I had to intervene.

The thing is he is very friendly with me and purrs and shows his tummy for scratching. He also wants to come inside the house and now he is sitting outside meowing to come inside. And he is an intact male. I hope Bubbles and Madness will get used to him, because they like to go outside, but I don't want fighting!

Of course, I'm not really doing the right thing, since I am giving him food! I probably should not, but I am a softy and he is so sweet (and hungry). *sigh* I hope it will all work out.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Little B aka Mama cat

This is Little B, but since she is expecting kittens we just call her Mama Cat. She lives with Boyfriend and we think he is the Daddy cat.

She comes and visits every morning when Mom leaves for work and every evening when Mom comes back from work.

Unfortunately Boyfriend went to the bridge a few weeks ago. It was very sad, he got in a fight with another male cat and as very badly injured. We hope that some of the kittens will look like him.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow Day

Hello internets. You will not believe what happened here! We had snow! Remember we moved to Georgia from Louisiana last year and we never got snow there. We got more than 6 inches! We were very curious and were all watching through the windows. Mom opened the door to see whether we wanted to explore, but Bubbles gave one sniff and then ran back inside! Mom went outside without us and played in the snow. And the best thing about snow ... Mom's work is closed today, so she can stay home and snuggle with us!