Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Please welcome Lucy!

I suppose most of you knew this was coming. . .

We have decided to keep our "TNR" girl. She deserves love and a warm home, and while we never planned to have four cats, I can't send her back outside.

She got the all-clear from the vet, except for some ear drops to make sure there aren't any mites. Her spay incision is looking good, no fleas, negative for heart worm and leukemia. She is quite underweight, but is a great eater and we'll soon fix that.

I brought her into a spare room last night. She is just so happy to be inside. She discovered and attacked the nip tomato we had in the spare room, much to my delight.

Ringo badly wants to meet this cat, and is meowing to get IN. Benny is more or less neutral, and Sadie is growly but not in hiding. Sadie is the only cat we are concerned about, as she does not like change.

Feliway is on order from Amazon, and I've started some scent exchanging on both sides.

Lucy is estimated to be about two years old, and is such a sweet girl. We look forward to getting to know each other in the coming months. You won't have to be cold and hungry anymore, little girl.





PS: We've had some blustery, cold weather and no kittens have come out. I will try again tonight. I have just two days left to try and trap. (My appointment with the shelter ends on Friday.) If I have no success, I will likely wait until March or so.

20 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

YAY! Welcome, sweet Lucy! Boy oh boy, did you hit the jackpot. Are waiting with anticipation to find out more about you.

About trapping...I know how a deadline hanging over one's head puts tension on the process, but keep your hopes up. I'm routing for you!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope Lucy will settle down well and will be delighted to be inside in the warm and will have finished with cold toesies.

amyjtoo said...

Hello sweetie - enjoy the new digs.

felinecafe.net said...

A great Christmas present. I hope she gets along with the others--at least reasonably well. Not very feral looking.

Greg

The Rosie Bee said...

AHHH, the cuteness!!

Welcome, Lucy! You picked one of the best homes and one of the best families in the world. :-)

Colehaus Cats said...

Yippee! You have a Ginger Princess now and have entered a very, very special club! We are wildly happy for her and you and your family. Take that meeting with the others slow and ask away if you find you have any questions about living with an orange girl! Hope you find those kittens!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Awwww, welcome Lucy! We're so happy you found wonderful humans to love and care for you, for all your days. Purrs and peace. :-)

Random Felines said...

trapping is especially hard in the winter.

welcome Lucy!!! we are glad they discovered you are friendly and decided to make you part of the family

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Welcome to the family

Mary McNeil said...

Hurrah ! Prayers for the kittens too !

Laila and Minchie said...

What a wonderful new home you have, Lucy! We have tears of joy!

The Island Cats said...

Hi ya, Lucy! You don't know how luck you are.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We hope you can trap the kittens but we are so thankful Lucy has a warm safe home. She looks so contented to be in your spare room and you can tell she loves the nip tomato.

Congratulations to all of you.

Welcome Lucy!!!!

Eileen said...

I have tears! I'm so happy that Lucy will be staying with you. I'm sure everyone, including Sadie will get accustomed to one another.

Thanks for opening your heart and your home to this sweet girl!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love a happy ending and I am thrilled you gave this sweet girl hers.

Angel and Kirby said...

She is a beauty! We all saw it coming. I hope Sadie adjusts well to her new sister.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so glad you are keeping Lucy! She so deserves a home where she is loved.

dezizworld.com said...

Well, we commented yesfurday but don't see it. Meowllo and welcome Lucy. You are quite bootyful. Ya'll don't worry 'bout da hissin', me does it all da time to sis Raena. All da time. MOL You know what she does to me? She sticks her tongue out at me. Dat's right. We'll be purrayin' all goes well. Big hugs to all. Girl, you just hit da jackpot. We're so glad you got gotted.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Caren Gittleman said...

That last photo just made me cry tears of happiness! What a sweet and beautiful girl! She looks SOOOOOOOOO content and happy! Thank you so much for being such an Angel..........what a beautiful early Christmas gift for your family!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Suzanne Dunaway said...

Oh, what a doll. You are so kind to bring Lucy in from the cold and give her a family. And Feliway is magical. Another wonderful product against your kitty's anxiety about change is called Beaphar calming drops. But I don't know if they are available in the US. It is valeriana and I'm sure there is a counterpart there. I buy mine in Europe.

Sadie's leg stretches

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