Friday, August 29, 2014

Formerly Feral Friday with Ivy

UPDATE Sept 4 - Mom forgot my Gotcha Day!!!  Oh well at least she posted this last week.  Shame on you Mom!  (Mom here - thanks for remembering her special day even tho I forgot.  I usually check the CB calendar each month but didn't get to it for Sept.  Happy Gotcha Day my sweet girl.)

Sorry for no posts until this one this week.  Mom's been working more and not getting things done online!  Today the post is about me - Ivy.  As a formerly feral kitty, I lived outside with the colony for seven years before Mom took me inside. I was pretty wild so she thought it would be best for me to let me live outside.  That was until out head cat Big Guy passed away.  They all the other male cats tried to take over the remains of the colony and the yard.

My buddy Nick was not well so Mom brought him inside before me.  I got to stay out for that last summer and it was fun but scary since I was alone out there.  All that is in the past now that I have been inside for nine years now - holy moly.  How did I get to 16 and have FIV?  Good care I guess.

Some tidbits about me now...

I have no teeth anymore.  Most fell out when I lived outdoors.  When Mom first saw me I had too many teeth and very large ones.  Thank Cod we have no pics of me then.  Mom said my teeth all stuck out of my mouth and I looked real scary.  She thinks it was from inbreeding whatever that is.  Our colony all had funny teeth - missing ones, really large ones, too many, etc.

I like to hang my head off the furniture like Snoopy did on his dog house.  Mom worries 'cuz it looks like I will slide right off but I usually don't.  I think it feels comfy to have my head lower than my body.  Anyone else out there that naps like this?

Me and Angel Joey in front of our heater.  I miss Joey.
I love to be warm!  Laying in the sun feels so good.  In the winter I love to sit right and I mean right in front of the heater when it is on. Mom is worried I will burst into flames 'cuz I get so hot.  So you can see I have lots of personality and love my new indoor digs even tho I lived outside for years.  Us ferals can always be tamed but it can take months for some.  Me ,I am easy!

Our dear friend Sparkle went over the Bridge recently and her family is having a memorial commnetathon for her.  Please stop by!


Marg said...

Ivy, we are so glad that you have a good home now. Lots of cats that have feral Mom's have that darn stomatitis and that is probably why your teeth fell out. Be glad they did. Sure beats having to have them all pulled. Happy Friday to all of you.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Wow what a story. We are so glad you have a nice home now. My brofur Buttons has FIV and only has his canines and a few other teeth left. He just had 4 pulled and he vet said a few others just fell out. He is so happy now as his mouth feels much better. He is now 3.
Purrs to all
Timmy and Family


Ivy it is so nice to see you! What a lovely posting and we are so glad you are happy and a toothless snagglepuss! MOL

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing on the pet parade, we just came from Sparkles too....she will be dearly missed.
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

The Swiss Cats said...

Ivy, it's better to have no teeth than to have hurting bad teeth ! We're glad you enjoy your life of indoor cat ! Purrs

Brian's Home Blog said...

We just love seeing you so happy dear Ivy!

Summer at said...

Ivy, I totally nap like you do! When I sleep, I am the limpest kitty you can imagine. You definitely have an awesome home and I am so glad. And thank you for spreading the word about Sparkle's memorial service and commenthon!

The Island Cats said...

Ivy, it's so great that you're an inside cat now!

Katnip Lounge said...

We love your toofless gums, Ivy! Maui was a wild one when HE came in, and now he's the biggest pillow-denter in the house.

The Chair Speaks said...

We're so glad you've got a loving warm home, Ivy. You are pretty, teeth or no teeth!. :-)

We thank you for constantly thinking and wishing us well.
Purrs from all of us.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Ivy; veree nice ta lurn mor bout ewe N we iz way happee yur livin large N in charge & on dee in side now... glad yur doin sew well health wise two !!! ♥ hapee week a head !~!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Ivy, it's so nice to hear from you, and to know you are safe and warm and loved inside with your family now.

Donna said...

I sorry about ur teefs. I give u a hug. {{{Hugs}}}

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Ivy :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

The bonus of having no teeth is that you never get tooth ache Ivy.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're stopping by to wish Ivy a happy Gotcha Day!

We hope everyone is doing well, two and four-footed alike. :-)

Purrs and peace.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We stopped by to wish Ivy a very happy Gotcha Day!

We hope everyone is doing well, two and four-footed alike. :-)

(Not sure the first comment came through, Blogger tends to eat our comments, which is frustrating to no end.)

Purrs and peace.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ivy.

You are looking great for 16, we love seeing you.

Scylla sleeps with her head hanging off things here.

ZOOLATRY said...

Hey, Ivy ... we heard it's a special day today! But then having just read your story, every day is special for you! Happy, happy.

Everycat said...

The CB tells us that today the 4th September is your Gotcha Day Ivy!

Happy Gotcha Day to you, we hope you have a wonderful day, you are truly a beautiful senior gal and to be honest, a poster kitten for FIV. All FIV kitties can live long like you with good care, even formerly feral ones!

So Ivy, we salute you!

& The Ape xx


We dropped by because the CB listed today as Ivy's Gotcha Day. Happy Gotcha Ivy!

Meowers from Missouri said...

miss ivy, we is furry glad you gotted to be a indoor cat! that is THE LIFE, for sure. may you lif many more years indoors in health an' happiness!

Karen Jo said...

You have had an interesting life, Ivy. Happy Gotcha Day!

Spyro and the Gang

Mr Puddy said...

Happy beverylated gotcha day !
I think my mom can join your mom' club, she forgot my birthday too !
Thanks for birthday wish
You are da best



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