I have forgotten to let my readers know I have officially become a “crazy cat lady” We rescued another cat a month ago and she appears to be settling in really well, well we thought she was 😳
I heard about this beautiful girl via my daughter, she used to visit a house locally and saw this cat. It was a multi-occupancy house and despite it having one owner, nobody particularly gave her the cuddle and love that a pet, any pet, really deserves. I offered her a home and over the next few months, the offer was declining she belonged to an ex-girlfriend and he felt he wanted to keep that connection. Every time my daughter went she noticed that the cat was left on the stairs and when the occupants went to sleep at night that is where she was left, her food and litter tray was left there and she lived in the hallway. It broke my heart and I asked her to persevere with the offer of a home here if they really didn’t want to care for her. Last month to the day Katie arrived with her in a cat box with a carrier bag with two tins of the cheapest, nastiest food. One treatment of flea drops, she had been treated a few weeks previously due to a “nasty bout” of fleas, someone forgot to mention that!!
We let her out and she roamed about in the front room and it all went a bit wrong, she climbed into the reclining mechanism of our sofa and got stuck, she was scared. Katie and her man left, so the house was a bit quieter and we then spent half and hour trying to get her out. Finally we managed to free her from the metalwork and took her to the sanctuary of the box room upstairs, we made this Jessie’s room.
Next day I took her to the vets for a full check up, she was given the thumbs up and once again our vet melted that we had saved another animal in need. An appointment was made for a few weeks later, so her second set of booster injections could be completed, she obviously hadn’t had any jabs done over the last few years.
Over the next few weeks she has slowly come out of her shell, jumping barriers we had put on peace to slowly introduce her to the home, coming downstairs and exploring, checking out the other kitty residents, she sleeps on our bed all night and really is a fab cat, we have fallen in love with her.
The hardest part is we don’t think she has been “done” so we are going to have to subject her to a surgery. However our vet has offered us a telephone number so we can get a voucher to get the procedure completed done at a reduced rate, she feels we have been good enough to save her from an unloved situation so we deserve to have a good turn done for us, which was nice of her.
Sadly things don’t seem to be going great as far as integrating all three cats, last night while I was home alone. Jessie quietly ventured downstairs, I noticed Cassie had barely moved all night from her high perch, then when she did she hid under the dining room table. Lily was asleep on her blanket, Jessie came in the front room and suddenly turned on her, next there was hissing, chasing and lamps being knocked over. Lily ran outside and I had to send Jessie away upstairs. By the time Andrew got home, I had two very upset older residents and one sheepish new one. We think she is heading into season, hence the aggression, so I will be heading back to the vets this week, in the meantime, we have segregated Jessie again to protect pussy cat relations in the household.
So this is Jessie Cat, that is three cats in the house, there will be no more, I’m just hoping we are able to keep Jessie, only time will tell 😦 but I have to be fair to Cassie and Lily 😻😻😻