Not your usual lampshade
Looks more like a cattery than a home but what to do when there are so many…
The two gates will make for happier cats, actually giving them more freedom… from fights and from being bullied. With my last two additions “Darly & Beany” part-time caging had become necessary as they are both fighters.
The original idea was to just have some simple wooden screen doors with mesh… but contractors told me that the cost would be the same as it would involve more work. I had already given up on the whole idea when I had a big surprise… someone offered to sponsor $500. With that I dared to go ahead ($1.200 for two gates). Thank you for making our dream come true! No more caging for Beany & Darly!
Hope the hammock will hold…
The swelling is all gone now
Nush has inflamed gums again…and Ashley has the urinary infection again. Hope Nush will get better with some antibiotics and I have been syringing Ashley with water and cranberry juice.
Mirko went for shaving yesterday…and Nushi will be done next week if she is better by then.
Orange Boy, Mirko & Ashley
checking out the new fountain
Just got this fountain from a cat-sitting client ðŸ™‚ They found the dome-shaped one difficult to clean and bought a different type (see below).
Orange Boy was the first to drink… naturally ðŸ™‚ The rest haven’t figured it out yet. Ashley was pawing, scratching, biting the water… for about an hour.
Finally the â€˜catteryâ€™ is empty! For the first time since I took in the 3 Pearlsâ€¦there were always some cats to nurse back to healthâ€¦injuries, abscess, tumour, in addition to the sterilisations and temporary housing of kittens for adoption.
My cats are more relaxed, too. We can enjoy the cool breeze with the balcony door now open. The cats can lie in the sun, watch birds and sleep in the hammock. Yesterday Dawn aka Fatty-Boom-Boom, surprised me by climbing up the â€˜treeâ€™ right to the topâ€¦and she remembered how to climb down, which is quite tricky. Dawn and her sister Sky are the only tree climbers. Ashley and Orange Boy staring up in disbeliefâ€¦ Orange Boy making some strange noises.
Ashley had started a spraying habit, He really disliked some of the temporary guests. Sometimes I had to cover the glass door with newspaper.
The remaining plants now have chance to recover….the creepers were destroyed by the kittens and Bella shredded the leaves of the iron tree.
Sky, Dawn, Nushi & Mirko
Photo 1: Sky is less shy now and has a better appetite
Photo 2: And here is our heavyweight champion! Look at that belly
Photo 3: Grandma Nushi and newly adopted Grandpa Mirko
The Persian cat (Mirko) is still limping, so Anna brought him to the vet today. He is now resting at my place until he gets well. Mirko is a very tame and quiet cat. The vet estimated his age as 8 to 9 years. How can people be so cruel to throw out their elderly cats? I pity the Persians most. Having long hair is already a great disadvantage for an abandoned cat and in addition the Persians often have eye and nose problems.
Mirko seems happy in the cage, very playful, rolling about and kneading. His paw is better, heâ€™s putting some weight on it now.
Mirko reminds me a lot of Malcolm. Wish we could keep himâ€¦ or at least find a good home for him.
Actually he was almost adopted some weeks back, but then my friend had to take him back as he kept meowing through the first night at the new place. Well, so far he has been very quiet here, unlike some other people, such as Babu, Blackie and Whitie. Released Blackie today. Both sisters have regained their appetite and are doing fine. Babu will be snipped tomorrowâ€¦
The white Persian cat at Annaâ€™s block is limping. There is a small puncture wound on his front paw. When I came over to apply some antibiotic powder, Anna showed me another cat with exactly the same kind of injury. Both cats are from the same block and both are very friendly towards people, so we suspect abuse.