Saturday, September 25, 2010

Yoko's Trip to the V-E-T!

We weren't planning on posting until our big Gotcha Day/300th Post Bash on Monday this week but we had some excitement here.

On Thursday night Mom noticed our senior cat Yoko rushing from one litter box to another but not much was coming out.  She gave her a homeopathic remedy and watched her.  Yoko seemed to settle down and rest the rest of the night so Mom went to bed.

Yoko ate well for breakfast and had her usual bowl of water with a little milk in it  - she does not drink enough and gets a bit dehydrated.  After that Yoko started to try to pee again and nothing was coming out this time.  She was trying to pee on the bed, floor anyplace but the litter box so Mom called the V-E-T.  Mom uses a holistic vet if she can but in emergency situations she calls another vet that has all the equipment, lab etc. They were booked but said she could drop Yoko off.  So off they went and Mom had to go to work too.

Yoko still hadn't peed for them by the end of the day so Mom said to keep her overnight.  Poor Yoko - she is 17 and does not like to be at the V-E-T.  Mom called later and Yoko was resting OK  She called again in the morning and Yoko still hadn't peed.  They wanted to stick her with a needle toget the urine but Mom said not to.

By noon, Mom called and said why couldn't they just give her an antibiotic and let her go home.  We are used to rural vets who would just have called in our antibiotic to a pharmacy and we would not have had to take Yoko in!  City vets do it all by the rules.This place is open 8am-11pm so who you get as a vet changes each shift.  Mom liked the one on Saturday when she picked up Yoko - they had wanted to run tests, do x-rays etc the day before with another vet.  What did they find asked Mom.  I guess nothing really!  The vet said she thought Yoko seemed fine except for the UTI so we got to take her home and they didn't even charge us for the overnight.

Yoko is in a big dog kennel until she is peeing better - we have an open floor plan and have no rooms to shut her in except the bedroom and bath.  She seems content and we can see if she pees and how much.  Poor girl is worn out and just wants to nap on the bed.  Her pills are crushable so we can put it in her food - good thing cuz Yoko does not like to take pills! Pop had her on his lap all night while he as watching the game on TV.  She is Pop's girl for sure.

We are just very glad nothing worse was found except a bad UTI! Don't forget to come back by on Monday for party!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Forever Friday - Adopt a Less Adotpable Pet Week

We will end this week with two great pets - one with special needs and the other one a breed that most people don't want. Did you know pit bulls have the highest euthanasia rate of all breeds in shelters?  Most people are afraid of them but we know some real sweeties personally - it is the owner that creates a dog of any breed to be a violent dog by how they are trained.

Quincy, an orange kitten,  was abandoned apparently at a produce market, and a vendor called  Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC. He had a very bad eye infection that didn't respond to treatment, so they had the vet surgically remove his eyes. He's about 3 1/2 months old now, weighs 4 lbs. And he is a gregarious, playful guy who doesn't let lack of vision impede his joy in life. Quincy's goal is to have fun, and he plays for hours. The black kitten in the photos is Gina, who was also found abandoned, and they are best friends. They don't have to be adopted together, but Quincy needs to go where he'll have another kitten/cat to play with. Contact his foster mom Robbie Coleman at 828 670-0080 for more information on the adoption process.

Looking for a Pit Bull in the Asheville, NC area to post for today, we found out about a great organization called S.T.I.C.K.S. Org.(Supplyng Tech in County Kill Shelters) - they supply digital cameras to rural shelters to help them get their pets on Petfinders for better exposure and they also pull dogs out of high kill shelters and foster them until a better place can be found.  This dog is one they rescued from a high kill shelter.

Chewie is a 9 year old American bulldog mix. She is low maintenance, likes to lay around, cuddle, go on light walks, wont run off. She gets along well with people, dogs and cats. Spayed,shots, microchip. Chewie will make a lucky person a wonderful loving, loyal companion. Her Petfinder page is here. Please donate so they can buy more cameras or support the dogs they have rescued.

We hope you have learned as much has we have about special needs pets and how great they are - it has been fun.  Thanks for joining us this week.

We have a double whammy coming up on Monday - Mamacita and Rosa's Gotcha Day and our 300th post (which is actually today) so do come back by and help us celebrate.  Mom is giving away a copy of Gwen Cooper's book Homer's Odyssey about a blind cat who had a tremendous impact on her life. 

Thankful Thursday - Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week

Posted by Picasa

As most of you know we are all feral cats Mom rescued from our neighborhood - well except for the first two Chica and Yoko who were adopted when the beans lived in Florida.  We are very grateful that Mom helped get us all spayed/neutered and then let us live out our lives.  Some of us stayed outdoors in a cool shelter Pop built but when they moved two years ago they took us all with them.  None of her old neighbors wanted to help take care of us and if she took us to a shelter we would be euthanized cuz most shelters think we can't be rehomed, let alone tamed.

In honor of us we would like to post about a great shelter called Alley Cats and Angels near Raleigh, NC.  They have a great Barn Cat Relocation program to rehome feral colonies and also provide great info and assistance to those wanting to help feral cat colonies about TNR. They have adoption programs for strays and those who can be placed.  Please visit them and learn more about feral cats. And donate to their feral programs if you can - they rely solely on volunteers and do terrific work. If you live in NC and have a farm or barn that can provide shelter for a colony of ferals please do let them know. The also have a blog for Alley Cats and Angels so be sure to stop by. We follow them.

If you are posting about Adopta A Less Adotpable Pet Week link up below!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

White Wednesday - Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week

This is a pic of our Albert when he was a youngster.  He is now five and has been a handful, being deaf and slightly sight impaired.  White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf, with night blindness and sometimes immune impaired also.  Al has a hard time seeing at night and uses his nose to smell where things are.  Lights, shadows and things moving in the breeze can make him on high alert.  He has learned to respond to our hand signals but nothing works as far as disciplining him! He does what he pleases.  Mom took him in as a kitten because she too is hearing impaired and felt a kinship to him. We love him dearly but it has been a challenge to keep him out of trouble. Hearing impaired pets take a lot more time and energy to live with but the reward of their love is so immense.

Below are two deaf pets that  we hope can find homes from this great promotion Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week on Pet Finders.

Ahna is a beautiful long-hair white kitty with baby blue eyes. She is deaf, so she needs to be indoors only with no small children or dogs. She is a loving girl once she settles into her new home. Come make Ahna a permanent member of your family! She is in Sanctuary Animal Rescue  in Alabaster,  AL. Her Pet Finder page is here.

It is also Deaf Dog Awareness Week as well - check out a deaf dog rescue story and video on how to train a deaf dog at Pet Finders site. In honor of Deaf Dog Week we are featureing young Beck.

Beck and Bones are 10 week old male Aussie mix pups residing at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville NC. They are both completely deaf and visually deficient, most probably as the result of the backyard breeding of two Merle Aussies. ( When two merles are bred together, about 25% of the litter (statistically speaking) will inherit a merle gene from each parent (these pups are called “double” merles) and they will be so color diluted that they are mostly or all white. Of the double merles, the huge majority (reportedly up to 90%) will be congenitally deaf (and/or have vision problems). Because deaf dogs are harder to sell or place, many puppy-mill and back-yard breeders, and some “well accepted” breeders, simply cull (KILL) all the white puppies at birth.)

Beck and Bones are afflicted with the Double Merle deficiencies, which affected their hearing and eyesight. They can see well enough to get along if the lights are on, and have mastered the environment in their foster home with no problem. They do well with other dogs and love to play just like any other puppy. They would need specialized training and guidance -- either a deaf/vi rescue or a qualified home. They would do well as a companion to another tolerant dog or pup. For more information on Double Merling, visit

Bones has been adopted so Beck is the only one still available.  Please post these great pets on Twitter and Facebook to help us find them forever homes.  If you are posting for Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week please join in and link with Mr Linky below.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Two Fer Tuesday - Adopt Less Adoptable Pets Week

Good day ya'll this is Chica speaking.  Instead of doing my usual Tortie Tuesday I want to feature two special pets for Pet Finder's Adopt a Less Adoptable Pets Week so I am calling today Two Fer Tuesday.

 As you all know I am 19 years old and am the superior senior cat in our house.  I have Chronic Renal Failure so I do need lots of extra attention and care but I deserve it and so do these two homeless pets.  Senior pets are the least likely to get adopted and next to them are pets who need medical care.  But we seniors are mellowed out and won't knock down furniture or cause any problems from being too rowdy.  We also appreciate any amount of love we can get.


Angel who is a tortie/calico like me is a young 10 years old who lives at Wautaga Humane Society in Boone, NC. Angel was found skinny and malnourished. She had a wound on her neck that has been treated and she is now on her way to recovery. Let's broadcast her plight all over the place and find her a forever home.


Senior dog Brewster is a spayed female hound mix who is 9 years old. She is at Wautaga Humane Society in Boone, NC. This is her story from her listing online....

Where do I begin... Brewster was turned into another shelter when she was 3 years old after her owner passed away. She has spent the last 6 years living in a kennel at that shelter. We moved Brewster to Boone in hopes she would find her forever home. She is a little shy at first but warms up quickly and then wants to be your best friend. Brewster loves her walks and playing in the river. Brewster does not like other dogs but we are working with her on that. Please come by and meet her!

PLEASE help find her a forever home to spend the rest  of her life in a loving caring environment!

We can make things happen - so let's do a little bit each and everyone of us to help these and all homeless pets find the right homes. Join in below if you are also posting about less adoptable pets.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week - Black Cats

Sweetpea here.  Even tho I am cute and cuddly and floofy, lots of beans would not like me cuz I am a black cat.  Isn't that ridiculous?  It's true. Did you know that black cats in shelters have the lowest adoption rate and the highest euthanasia rate?

Maybe cuz we don't photograph well indoors, or old time superstitions still play a part but it is just not the case - we make great pets. Besides black goes with everything. Black is beautiful - we come in all shades of black from blue black to shiny black with tiny white highlights. Every house should have a House Panther cuz we bring love and luck to your home. We should know- we have five of us black cats here from age 5 years to 12 years - Ivy, me, Mamcita, Rosa, and Minnie.

A while ago in early June, Mom featured a very plus size senior black cat from Animal Compassion Network in Asheville, NC.  Senior pets are the least likely to get adopted of all pets in a shelter. Well, Clubber, pictured above, still has not been adopted so in honor of Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week he is our first featured cat.

He has six toes on his front paws and is very huggable and lovable.  He just needs a calm quiet home to live out the rest of his life in.  Please pass this on and help find him a forever home.

Another cat we featured on our Forever Fridays is this lovely long haired cat below.  Shadow is a 1 year old Maine coon mix who has been adopted out twice but came back to the shelter for different reasons. He has been at the shelter since May this year and  is still there. He needs a loving home.

Shadow is available at the Avery County Humane Shelter in Newland, NC. Again - please pass this on in hopes we can find the purrfect home for him.  Please join us in blogging about this great theme this week hosted by Petfinders. Go grab a badge and join in!



Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin

Please Follow posts don't always show in Google Reader so check in with us often!