She's pretty cute, I'm sorry for your loss. She certainly has a nice blep!
She would bathe herself and would forget what she was doing mid-lick. Her blep was the best blep!
She had a bladder disorder, she peed everywhere all the time. Let's just say they didn't appreciate taking care of her disability. They were just going to put her down, but I refused to do it. So I took her home with me. She had a very spoiled life afterwards, and she deserved it!
How could somebody ever hurt such a beautiful creature? Some people are the worst. She's beautiful. You will always have her in your loving heart :) <3
Really there wasn't much to deal with. She had medicine, and it helped her, but not always. Best I could do was clean it up as soon as it happened, keep papers down in areas I knew she peed a lot (if she peed in one place, she would smell it and pee there again) and I NEVER punished her for it. I had good chemicals to get the odor out, but it really only ever happened when she was stressed. So her medicine just kept her calm, really. I just did my best.
I can relate to being distracted by nothing
My cat does that with a nice blep but he doesn't forget what he was doing since he goes back to it, but it's like he's distracted by nothing
I'm sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady, and I'm glad to hear she got to live a long and happy life with you.
If you don't mind me asking, how did you deal with her disability? I have two cats, and I'm just curious.
My rescue cat does the peeing thing. It causes me despair. It's so tempting to try to do something to show him a link between it and my anger/disappointment but from everything I read before I got a cat it seems he'd never, ever form a link between the behaviour and doing it.
I've got the area he does it to soaking in enzyme cleaner now and in a week's time the carpet will be removed and wood floor will go down and hopefully he'll never be prompted to do it again with the smell gone.
I choose to see the positive, I helped extend her life. She was going to be put down at 9, and she lived twice as long. Nothing makes me happier than knowing she had a long, happy life, and passed away comfortably in my arms. She never felt an ounce of pain 😊 If you're wondering, she was just old. Her muscles and bodily systems basically stopped working, she couldn't move and was going to just get worse. It wouldn't have been fair to her to make her suffer just because I wanted her there. It was a hard, but right decision. Even as someone who works with animals, a death of a pet is never easy. Thank you all so much for the support 💗
Rainbow bridge blep. ♡ So sorry for your loss.
I'm sorry about that! There's different kinds of bladder-control foods as well. I don't know if your kitty was similar to mine, but any kind of negative reinforcement only stressed her out. It would cause her to go pee somewhere else. I'm guessing her stress-peeing was due to the abuse she endured, but that's just my guess. She never peed on hardwood floors, so maybe that'll help!
i don't think i've ever seen a grey calico, she's beautiful
She was supposedly a "muted calico". I'd never seen one before either until she was brought into the clinic!
I have the same theory, but the previous owners got what they deserved. They were fined, all of their animals were confiscated (I got their dog too) and they got 18 months in jail for multiple animal abuse reports. Was disgusting. They should've been away longer.
I don't know if this will help at all but my rescue cat lived on the streets for a long time (the vet had no idea how old she was when I got her except to say she was between 4 and 9 and had had many, many litters of kittens.
She can't/won't go in the litter box. The vet said it might have something to do with her being on the streets for so long, you can't dig a hole in concrete. Even with 2 fresh boxes, she would rather go on the floor.
So I hatched a plan which is going to sound gross to some of you. I had tried moving her poop to the litter box hoping she would get it. No, she just sat there and glared at it. So the next time she pooped on the floor I picked it up and put it in the bathtub, let her sniff it then flushed it.
Now, she goes in the tub and has been moving closer and closer to the toilet. This morning she was crouched between the toilet and tub doing her thing. I'm hoping to toilet train her but in the meantime it cleans easily and she is so much more relaxed. She needed to go so bad but her instincts from years on the street were messing with her head.
Oh goodness. The world is a darker place without that blep. I hope you are doing ok, OP. Thanks for sharing!
I will never understand people who abuse animals.
I once saw a rescue cat who was missing fur on 70-80% of its body. His owner set him on fire and there was a bunch of other signs of abuse.
I once accidentally stepped on my dog's paw and I wanted to cry.
My little calico does the same thing. It's pretty cute!
My cat has both a bladder and colon disorder. Trouble with both ends. He takes medicine and has special food and I have to clean up his accidents from time to time but it's worth it. He's my special buddy
She looks kind of like my muted calico, , but with the tan and grey on their faces reversed.
Thank you for giving her a second chance and showing her the love she deserved, you're a good person.
Beautiful angel. Thank you OP for giving her the life she deserved.
So, so sorry for your loss. Thank you for giving her a positive life.
Rest in peace little blepper.
Our pet friends are always worth it, thank you for giving him your patience! 💗