Sunday, November 21, 2010

Moving Mancats on Monday

Uh oh...they kidnapped Woody!

With cats, the hierarchy is always changing - this one swats that one and they end up being on a lesser rung until they win another round.  It was time to rearrange the cats again.  A few months back Mom had moved Tabitha from the cat shelter to inside the house and she was settling well.  Al is a bit of a bully and was relentlessly stalking her, causing her so much stress she was having UTIs all the time.  She has not had any since bringing her inside. Al behaved for a while and then began to hound Woody.  Nothing helped the situation so the beans decided it was time to bring him in too.

Woody is a very timid feral. He has bonded with Pop since his workshop is in the cat shelter.  Mom left the carrier out there in hopes that Pop could scoop up Woody and bring him in.  It finally happened and now Woody is inside with us in a large kennel to let him settle in.

Minnie was the first one to check him out.  Woody was very vocal and fascinated with the TV!  Next came Chica but she only wanted his food.

Yoko preferred to be on top in the comfy bed - Woody was the least of her concerns.  Meanwhile Mamacita and Rosa ran for the farthest room and would not have anything to do with him. Most  of the cats showed mild interest and then wandered off or had absolutely no interest in Woody at all.  Mom doesn't think he will have any trouble with any of these guys. 

Sweetpea staked out the heater.

Mamacita say far away is best.

Minnie found her spot on the laundry.
Woody had a wild night howling and trying to get out but today went better.  Mom was able to handle him and sit with him so if he seems like he is ready, they will let him have the bedroom and then move out to the house in general. They hated to separate him from all his siblings but this is the best thing unless they can make Al his own place - still a possibility if he doesn't behave!

Hope your Monday is going better than Woody's. Did you have any excitement in your house over the weekend?


Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Woody, in every colony there's the lowest kitty. Sounds like Mr. Al still thinks his cojones are attched!
We have the same thing here with Maui...although Sylvester has taken some of the wind outta his sails. Some.
Purrs for Woody that he settles in and feels safe.

Cat said...

We hope that Woody settles in soon!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

sounds as if you have your hands completely full!

Don't know how you handle all of this, you must have the patience of a saint!

lol @Katnip Lounge and I sooo agree!

Ellen Whyte said...

talk about complicated cat politics!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Awwww .. poor Woody ~ but we are sure it will all work owt in the end. Smoochies for him.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww me and Charlie are sending hugs and purrs to sweet Woody!! We hope he feels safe enough to relax soon!!!! He's adorable!! Thank you for looking out for him!

Take care

Kea said...

Aw, poor Woody. We hope he's able to settle in okay inside. The mom has a hard enough time with just the three of us day-to-day, can't imagine trying to keep the peace with so many kitties around!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh poor Woody - we hope he settles in quickly and gets his paws under the table!! He is lucky to have you fighting his corner.

Brian's Home Blog said...

I hope Woody settles in nicely too! Nope, nothing near that exciting going on around these parts!

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

We are happy to hear that you are putting an end to Al's bullying of Woody. We are purraying that Woody will adapt to living in the house, and that all his furlings there will accept him without any problems.

We love all of you so very much. We also purray that your beans will always be greatly blessed for what they do for kitties.

Annie Bear said...

Awww, I hope Woody does indeed settle in peacefully. Al needs to chill!

Marg said...

Poor Woody but at least he is away from Al. We have a couple of males here that like to chase everyone. But as they get older, they are doing it a little less.It is so hard with the feral cats but hopefully it will work out. We got our paws crossed for you Woody.
I did put you in the drawing. I will do the drawing later on this afternoon.
Happy Turkey week.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh Woody darling...sweet one. I am sending Lady Cat kisses and paw hugs and I hope all will be well there with you and the other beauties who live with you.

Angie, Catladyland said...

Woody! Hugs to you and I'm hoping you begin to feel safe and settled very soon. I'm always so intrigued with the hierarchy in groups of cats and how it changes. One of my cats was at the top of the totem pole until her underling passed away. We have two other cats now and she's at the bottom!

Cara n Crew said...

Yow! We hope things will settle down and calm down. Purrs-

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

OKcats said...

We both know what it's like to be picked on, so we're glad you're looking out for the poor whipping boys. Al, listen up, stop being a bully! We've got our eyes on you!

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

The Island Cats said...

We hope Woody adjusts to being inside soon!!

We love Luna said...

oh my mommy is all time at school during the week.She is also taking classes at evening twice a week, it's not cool! :(
I miss my friends and I can't blog without mommy, I mean...I need her help!
But today she didn't go to school and I'm happy here visiting you!
I'm sending love and good energies to all friends there, I hope they can find a good family with lots of love inside the heart!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Poor little Woody-kittie. We do hope that he settles himself very soon. He is just scared.

Woody, sweetie, don't be scared. You have lots of love right there with you!!!

Wildcat Woods Mommy, we think that you are just wonderful!!!

Love, uSSSSS

Chrystal said...

You certainly do have your paws full! I know the feeling! LOL

Love the pictures!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We hope Woody settles down and gets comfortable in the house.
~ Timothy and The Bunch

AFSS said...

WE are purring Woody gets used to being inside soon.



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