We visited with Iggy kitty today. He is completely relaxed at the Vet’s office: nothing seems to get him upset. Doc mentioned how chilled out he is with a bit of surprise or admiration, not sure which!
His face is still leaking from the abscess but it is healing. He made sure to rub goo and drool all over me and hubby. My chin was a bit crusty afterward – Iggy loves to be held close and give sloppy headbutts.
Of course, he is still full of love and cuddles – he didn’t want me to set him down! Quite the drool machine, too, and got so excited to see me he did nip a little, but not hard. The excitement overwhelmed his little kitty circuits at first.
They are letting him heal for a bit longer and will do the neuter on Monday. He can go to a new home on Monday evening, if I can find one. I have a new coworker who is interested, and he got permission from his mother, but I’m a little concerned as I don’t know him well. Iggy needs to be kept inside as he has no sense of danger, it seems. I don’t know if this guy has really understood that, yet. I sent him a text yesterday but had no reply, which doesn’t speak well to his dedication to the idea of taking Iggy in. Or on. I expect Igs will be a bit of a challenge.
He is using the litter box in the cage no problem – we saw him do it!
Doc N agrees that our two-cat one-dog household is very stable, especially with how Lumi loves all over the dog and Siamese Lokii. He thinks that introducing another cat would be a bad idea for our current happy family. We showed him pictures of Lumi cuddling with Lokii and hanging out beside the dog. The first thing he said was, ‘Don’t mess with this, it’s rare and easily broken.’
Going to be about €150 if he goes home somewhere Monday evening; if he stays longer it is €15 a day.
Oh, and he needs a bath still. He’s rubbish at the washing up. I’d make a joke about him being the typical male, but none of us believe in stereotypes or think they are funny! I’ll save that one for the work lads.
No new pictures, I didn’t think of it and the doc was closing up for the evening. Here’s a blurry older one.
You are grand for helping Iggy. Does this mean that Peggy is an indoor / outdoor cat also as they were hanging out together? Best wishes. Hugs
I’m getting on the idea that they are siblings. Iggy is between 2&4 years old, and I would give her the same. I still will take her on, but likely release back to the same place as she has sense.
I do not know how you do it. You have such a great heart. You are grand. Hugs
It’s not hard. They find me and speak the help that they need.
I bet you do the same for people. Hugs
Nope! People give much less information.
Maybe I do. I am talking to a woman now who needs an ear to listen and not judge. She is prickly and should be. I’m so scared that I will say the wrong thing and lose her as a friend.
You shouldn’t be. You are a natural healer and companion. You have a very high empathy. You are a child of the earth and all the life that lives on it. Hugs
Except for slugs and ants that surprise me. Those I will cheerfully murder.
Well, it sounds like you’ve been busy. Hoping all goes well with the ‘adoption’. But if not, I bet he knows where to bring iggy back to. 🙂 I have a little rescue right now i had no idea would turn out to be such a pin in the butt. But you never know… and we’re now in it for the long haul, be what that may be. :0
NOT PIN… pain, just in case you really wanted to know if that’s what i meant. 🙂
A pin the butt hurts, too! I don’t think my one option is a good one after all. He doesn’t quite get that Iggy needs to be inside, and even said, ‘he could live a few years, or a few months’. Ah, no. I want many years for this little guy.
You are right, those nips are just over excitement and even affection …not being a cat person by childhood, it took me a while to figure that out. What a little gentleman he looks to be. Needs a indoor home as he doesn’t seem to have street smarts.
Maybe the vet can put up a cat for adoption note in his waiting room? Do vets there have clinic cats that are greeters and calmers and blood donors if needed?