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Re: Pets
« Reply #120 on: September 17, 2018, 10:46:26 PM »
The last two kittens, one seeing only light and shadow and the one with one blind and one good eye were adopted together about an hour ago from one of the shelter's kitten rooms. So all have found homes!
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Re: Pets
« Reply #121 on: September 17, 2018, 10:50:05 PM »
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« Reply #122 on: September 18, 2018, 12:39:03 PM »
Thanks, Rick, that's how I feel! The rescue community is looking at how many cats and dogs and other animals are finding help, medical and a home by way of these type of Youtube videos, and hopefully, we'll see more of them!  I firmly believe in better animal abuse laws, chips in all pets, and in spay, neuter, and release for feral colonies, as well as spay/neuter requirements for pets in homes.

You can't help but draw comparisons between throw away human children and adults.
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Re: Pets
« Reply #123 on: September 19, 2018, 03:52:39 PM »
Some photos of Farrah showing off her Abyssinian side in her appropriated camp chair'

https://www.seniorsandfriends.org/photos-and-more/photos-old-and-new/msg139205/#msg139205
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« Reply #124 on: September 20, 2018, 02:25:10 AM »
Farrah is a beautiful cat and very happy of her permanent home.

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« Reply #125 on: September 20, 2018, 10:49:41 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Km0E7CC54

I did not know ferrets could be pets...

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« Reply #126 on: September 20, 2018, 11:26:53 AM »
I've seen lots of pet ferrets around here in the past, but adult cats will kill ferrets, so I hope the girl in the video understands this. If they are brought up together, cats and ferrets can coexist, but it's wise to stay vigilant. Both cats and ferrets are predators, killing mice, rats, fish, rabbits, and birds in the wild.

Hedgehogs seem to be the "in" pet of the moment in this city.
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« Reply #127 on: September 20, 2018, 11:38:37 AM »
I knew ferrets could be pets but I've never seen one.  Poor kitty - three ferrets against one young kitty - that's not fair!  The title should have been "Kitty meets ferrets".  Ferrits can be dangerous pets, I've heard.

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« Reply #128 on: September 20, 2018, 12:06:29 PM »
Some people love to have exotic or potentially dangerous pets.  I've never understood why someone would want to have a snake for a pet?  I think it gives the owners a sense of power or something to show off in public with a snake wrapped around their shoulders, etc.  The rest of the time, the poor snake just sits in a small terrarium, and waits for their owner to throw them a mouse!  What a sad life. :( 

I don't know anything about ferrets, but I think they are illegal in California, as are gerbils?  However, that doesn't stop people from getting them, and probably eventually turning them loose in the wild.   

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« Reply #129 on: September 20, 2018, 03:29:41 PM »
The girl in the video seemed in my opinion to like various animals but not too educated about their care and well being. She mentioned in the first part of the video about having other animals too as well as the ones shown.

We have several close military bases and on the city shopping page, there are so many reptiles for sale as it didn't work out or the owners were leaving to a new duty station. There are the usual dogs, cats, birds, and horses too. However, I believe Marilyne is right in that so many young military folks want reptiles for pets. A sign of toughness or "mano mano" perhaps?
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« Reply #130 on: September 25, 2018, 07:39:13 AM »

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« Reply #131 on: September 25, 2018, 12:13:05 PM »
Now that was brilliant!
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Re: Pets
« Reply #132 on: October 10, 2018, 10:59:39 AM »

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Mama Seraphina & her 4 kittens (3 boys, 1 girl) were transferred up from a shelter in Lewis County, WA to the Seattle Humane and then to Purrfect Pals. Seraphina is 1.5 years old and 9#. Estimated kittens' birthday is September 7th, 2018.

Tabby boy: Niffler
Meezer boy: Billywig
Meezer girl: Occamy
Fwooper: Tabby polydactyl. Two extra claws on front paws, one extra on the back, just like Seraphina. Unfortunately, he developed severe breathing issues sometime an hour after arrival which was caused by a diaphragmatic hernia - the only option we had was to help him cross peacefully. For full information, please see the post linked here: https://goo.gl/bnwY9h

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« Reply #133 on: October 10, 2018, 02:18:06 PM »
If you want to see just short Youtube videos of the current cat litters, there is BrookIvy's channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeQLIzkGjX8NdeDa0rZwTA
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« Reply #134 on: October 10, 2018, 03:50:39 PM »
Patricia - I'm on my way to the doctor (dermatologist) right now, but will look at both sites when I return in a couple of hours.  It will be fun to watch the kittens grow and change as the weeks move along.  I'm glad that this little family is healthier than the last one, that had all the eye problems.

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« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2018, 04:28:03 PM »
Marilyne, when they first arrived, mama was going after everyone who didn't get down on her level. All the kittens did was nurse, sleep and finally, open their eyes. Now they're at the cute stage where they're fumbling along and trying to wrestle with each other. Once they're steady on their feet, they should discover toys. Other than the one who died at three weeks, these all seem to be healthy.
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« Reply #136 on: October 10, 2018, 07:21:57 PM »
I got here in time to watch all three of them get weighed, in the little plastic bowl.  Mama was jumping in and out, and is now out again.  I've been trying to figure out if the "human" is a man or a woman?  All I saw were hands and arms.   How many people are there to take care of the kitties? 

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« Reply #137 on: October 10, 2018, 09:04:54 PM »
Marilyne, it is a six foot something guy which is why Momma cat kept attacking if he wasn't sitting down. Now she is used to him and only seems to get upset if the kittens do. FDJ, (Foster Dad John); has been at this for eleven years and this is his 62nd litter.

He is one of several fosters associated with Purrfect Pals, a Washington based feline rescue group. Sometimes you will see his son Chris helping out. He, FDJ, is a computer programmer who works four days at home and one day on the job so he can foster. He also has in his home five geriatric cats that he permanently fosters. Sometimes you will hear them meowing, but they aren't in with the kittens.

He uses the dish to keep them contained while he weighs them. At eight weeks and two pounds, after socialization, Mama and kittens will be available for neutering and adoption.
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« Reply #138 on: October 11, 2018, 02:34:30 AM »
Great site to lose sight of the time!  I can spend hours watching :)

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« Reply #139 on: October 11, 2018, 12:51:58 PM »
If you watched this morning, you would have seen mama cat bring a new toy and to introduce it to the kittens. In the wild, this would be prey that she would present to the kittens. So far it has been some foam balls and now a small flat ribboned mouse toy. They, at four weeks, six days, are just into wanting to wrestle with each other. So far they are not interested in any of the toys much to mama's chagrin.

In this video, you can see her find a crinkle ball and bring it in to introduce to her kittens. Everything is a learning moment. You also will notice the extra toes in her paws and how large they are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPpe6b0NK7g


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« Reply #140 on: October 11, 2018, 04:57:44 PM »
Patricia - I looked in at the kittens early this morning when I first got up - 6:30 PDT, which is the same time zone as Seattle, and all the babies and Mama were sound asleep.  Just looked in now at 1:45, and they are once again all sleeping!  I looked at your link from this morning, showing the room, and how it's set up.  Mama was scratching and playing, and then found the shiny toy to take back to the babies.  As you said, they were not remotely interested, so she left by jumping over the top of the enclosure!  How did she do that?  Let's repost the main link every day, in case someone comes in and doesn't know where to look to see the live kitten cam.
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« Reply #141 on: October 11, 2018, 06:17:27 PM »
Marilyne, the kennel is in two parts, upper and lower and there is an opening through which the mama cat can jump in and out while keeping the babies safe in the kennel. In a week or so, FDJ will fence off part of the room and place backing and a blanket down. Then he opens the kennel doors. This will come with increased mobility and when they start climbing the walls.
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« Reply #142 on: October 11, 2018, 06:29:00 PM »
Patricia, I noticed the kittens are in the lower part of the kennel and mama cat jumps to the upper part, then down where the kittens are.  When she has had enough, she jumps up to the top, then out.  Cats are good jumpers, aren't they???  Ha!

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« Reply #143 on: October 11, 2018, 08:15:49 PM »
" Since their teeth are coming in and are quite sharp, they have to learn how to not bite with all their strength. The way it's done is one kitten will bite another kitten as hard as they can and that kitten will yelp with a loud and sharp cry of annoyance/distress. This is a different type of meow than your typical kitten play yelps.

Moms go running to check things out and it registers in the other's brain that something is wrong and stops doing what they're doing. Solo kittens don't typically learn this lesson so they can be bitey as adults. You can see that Seraphina learned this well when she's playing with the kittens. Her play bites consist of holding her mouth open and just kinda pressing her mouth against the kittens - she doesn't put any pressure at all on them."

Cats are really good jumpers MaryAnn and what mother doesn't need a break now and again? Here's a Youtube video showing FDJ and the outside of the kennel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtwscnslkuU
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« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2018, 05:27:26 PM »
Mama is as frisky as a kitten herself, playing with that "mouse"!  I don't remember seeing a grown cat playing so intently with anything, for such a long time!  Usually they get bored very quickly.

The two white kittens are cuddled up to Mama right now - either nursing or sleeping.  The tabby seems to be off by himself a lot of the time?  He is sleeping alone in the corner, away from Mama and the others.
https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=3VEygixpSLw

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« Reply #146 on: October 12, 2018, 11:18:12 PM »
Mama is just over a year herself so still a kitten at heart.

I saw this and thought it is so true of a mama cat! "Earlier this week, someone brought us a litter of five sick, scrawny, orphan kittens. For several days they did nothing but cry, and cry, and cry. They didn't want to eat, they didn't want to be bottle-fed, they didn't want their medicine - they just wanted a mommy!

Yesterday a beautiful female cat was brought in for our community spay/neuter program. She is a friendly barn kitty and she just finished weaning a litter of kittens. Her owners brought her in to be spayed and planned on taking her back home after she recovered from surgery later in the day. She, on the other hand, had a different plan.

When she heard those kittens crying, she ripped a hole through her mesh cat carrier, made her way to their kennel, and tried frantically to get to them. We opened their kennel door and she immediately set to work grooming them and getting them to nurse! We called her family and they are graciously letting us "borrow" their cat for a couple of weeks so these babies have the mommy they so desperately want!"

From the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue.
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« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2018, 12:36:38 AM »
Patricia, that's such a heartwarming story!  If only all the orphaned or abandoned kittens could have a new Mommy like that, to love them and feed them.

I've spent the day today on various cams and videos, and now at nine thirty, my dry eye problem, is driving me nuts.  So time for some medicated drops, and then I'll try to keep them closed for the next eight hours!

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« Reply #148 on: October 13, 2018, 09:29:44 AM »
Patricia, that is such a cute story.  Thanks be to the family for sharing their mommy with the orphans.

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« Reply #149 on: October 13, 2018, 01:44:47 PM »
I thought you might like to see a photo of that determined mama and her adopted brood from Sheridan, WY.


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