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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by henny1129, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    I'm not sure if there is one of these threads already, but I thought that I'd start one. :D We can talk about anything cats here and I hope it's a place where we can share pics and learn and listen to and share stories! We have three cats, soon to be two today as little Luna is getting adopted! :celebrate
    So, like I said, we have three cats: Spider, Luna, and Cherokee! I'll share their stories so you can get to know them better!
    1. Spyder (Spyder-Kitty, Sypdey, Spydey-Cat)
    We found Spyder on September 15 in the middle of a huge rainstorm. We were doing barn chores and working on some new stalls in there. My mom was driving our van filled with wood for the stalls through our front yard when she saw this black/grayish little soaked ball laying by the road. She got out of the van with my brother and saw that it was a super small kitten. So my brother came in the house and told me to get some towels because they had found a kitten. I grabbed some towels and ran to the front yard where my mom was standing in the rain getting soaked holding this poor little kitty. We wrapped soon to be named Spyder up in the towels and put him in a cat carrier that we had from our previous cat. I was given the job of watching Spyder while my mom and brother finished up the stalls. I looked up many things like what we were supposed to feed him, how often to give him milk, how old was he, etc. I also dried and warmed him up along with giving him a little water to drink. When our barn chores were finished we gave Spyder a bath and went to PetCo to get some kitten supplies. When we got home from PetCo we were happy to see Spyder was very active and excited to drink his milk replacer. But, we were faced with another dilemna, my dad had just had a spinal fusion, my brother and I had just started school again, and we had lots of chores to get done after being at the fair showing our animals. We didn't have much time to bottle feed and care for this little kitten so we called my grandma and asked if she would like to care for him for a few weeks and then when he was old enough we would put him out in our barn to be a barn cat. My grandma said yes and that she was very excited to be able to have some company (my grandpa died 6 years ago so my grandma lives alone). So Spyder went to my grandmas house and was loved, cared for, and given the health attention he needed until he was about 9 weeks old. Now, he lives in our barn with Cherokee (who I will talk about soon) and they have the time of their lives! They always have food and water, can run around anywhere they want, and even have a chicken coop we converted into a cat hut that they sleep in! And Spyder was also neutered, so no making kittens for him. ;)
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    The day we found Spyder.
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    Whenever my grandma came for a visit with Spyder I would always take him outside and play with him.
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    My grandma comes to our house a lot, so here she was holding her precious Spyder as he took a break from playing.
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    Batting at my phone as I took a picture.
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    Nestled down in straw in a goat stall.
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    Saying hello!

    2. Luna (Luni, Luni-Kitty, Lunitick, Pudgy, Pudgy-Face)
    Once Spyder was settled in the barn we decided that he would need a friend so we got Luna. When we got her she was supposed to be 8 weeks old, but it turned out she was only about 2-3 weeks old. We decided to keep Luna in our house, we had learned that kittens have a hard time keeping their body tempature warm, and we didn't want little Luna to freeze outside. So now she's been in our house since October 17. And she kinda turned out to be a barn cat fail, lol. So we've been looking for someone to adopt her and finally we've found someone. My grandma's friend owns a cat rescue so the friend helped us find a home and today Luna is going to go to that new home. And of course we are going to play with the cats at the rescue! I will try to take pics and share them! We got her spayed, as well. :)
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    The day after we got Luna.
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    My grandma holding Luna.
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    Laying in her bed.
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    Chillin' out in the house.
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    Taking a nap.

    3. Cherokee (Cherry, Cher, Cher-Bear)
    I had actually been feeding Cherokee for about 4 months before we moved him into the barn. He is definitely the friendliest out of our 3 cats, despite his living outside all his life. After 4 not hs of feeding Cherokee, he suddenly disappeared for about 3 weeks and we sadly figured he died or was hit by a car. All of a sudden he showed up again and was pretty sick. Tons of snot was hanging out of his nose and he was super skinny. He couldn't breath because of the snot and also couldn't eat, which is why we think he was so skinny. We got him the medical attention he needed and also got him neutered. Then we out him in the barn with Spyder and they became instant friends! We would've liked to found Cherokee an indoor home since he's so nice, but we found that he really dislikes the indoors and he really just wants to be outside with Spyder, so that's just what we let him do. :)
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    Hanging out with me in the barn. And sorry for the lack of pictures, everytime I try to take a picture he moves, lol.

    Now that Luna will be leaving us, I've decided that I wouldn't mind fostering cats and abandoned kittens. I've enjoyed having a kitten in the house, but I admit that I don't mind sending her to a great home now that she's older because she's crazy! So I will be looking into fostering kittens/cats along with signing up to volunteer at our Humane Society or my grandmas friends rescue. :) Sorry for the super long post, but now get to the cat chat! :D
     
  2. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aww, cool! Spyder reminds me of when i rescue ducks, every few years they seem to just pop up, floating around in the lake [​IMG]One duck, (Mrs. Muscovy) had a niacin deficiency, so we helped her, and she became a lot better, sadly the otters got her.

    ANYWAY... cats!
    This is my cat, Beast!
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    not the best picture :/
    She is currently 14 years old, and lives outside, catching moles and other critters :)
     
  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Awe! That's so cool that you rescue the ducks! Sorry about Mrs. Muscovy. :( Beast is so cute! :love I will post pics of the cats at the rescue in a few minutes. :)
     
  4. RodNTN

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    Hi Abbey! I have 7 cats, and here they are!

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    Here is "Moonpie" My sisters 6 year old mixed breed, a very friendly cat :)
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    Brothers, 5 year old Starsky and Hutch. They get along most of the time, but when they don't . . .

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    Freddie, our 3 year old mixed female.

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  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    They're absolutely adorable, Isabella! I especially love the last pic! :D
     
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  6. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Okay, here are pics from the rescue! :D
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    Beautiful Oliver, who was rescued from the streets.
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    Super friendly, Doyle. The lucky guy was adopted right after Luna was!
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    Curious and friendly, Tootsie.
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    Longtime resident, Colston. :) Sadly, he pukes a lot and no one knows why, so that's why he hasn't been adopted yet. :(
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    Shy but gentle, Golden Girl.
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    A new resident, not sure on his name.
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    Another new resident, Blackie. Sorry for the bad picture.

    There's also Patches, Luna (not the kitten, another one), Bambi, Pistachio, and one other that I know I'm forgetting. :/ Patches is a calico colored senior kitty. Luna is also calico colored and was rescued after either being hit by a car or beaten. Bambi is a pretty orange tabby kitty who is bonded with Golden Girl. Pistachio is a friendly little black and white guy who spends his time sleeping under the blankets. :)
     
  7. I have one cat!Her name is Ariless.She is a calico Maine Coon.she is 15 but sshe acts like a kitten!
     
  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Cool! Love that name! :) I think Colston is a Maine Coon, they're very pretty cats! :D
     
  9. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lol, i like the butterfly and the chicken butt in the background :D
     
  10. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, there were 2 others, Runner and Aflac, They both disappeared [​IMG]
    Thanks! I think she is supposed to be a silver tabby?? Not sure,she is the family cat :)
    Beast has lots of nicknames, kitten, otter, (we call her that when she rolls around on the ground) and some other names :)
     

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