Junior has been having some mouth issues recently and mom has decided it is time to suck it up and get him to the v-e-t. For those who haven't followed us for very long, Junior was caught in a live trap as a kitten and mom thought she could bring him around as tame. Ummmm.....not so much. He is what mom calls our house-feral. He likes the other cats, mom - not so much. However, it isn't OK that he is hurting, so an appointment has been made for July 11. Now mom just has to figure out how to catch him. Without many options, she is planning to put gabapentin in some canned food and put that in our live trap and put the trap and Junior (hopefully) in the back bedroom. From there she and our favorite vet tech will knock him out and then they will do a blood draw and check his teeth and go from there. Since they do surgery on Tuesdays, the plan is to clean or do extractions or whatever needs to be done. And since he hasn't been to the vet in....a very long time...they will give him the once over and update his vaccines as well.
What mom didn't realize until she was giving the vet his information is exactly how old he is now. She estimates his birthday as May 2010 - which makes him 8 years old. Mom was SURE he was more than a year younger than Ivy.
What makes it more interesting is that Allie was trapped and spayed in June 2012 and the vets guessed her age at about 2 years old. If that is actually the case, she and Junior could actually be related. Mom just never put it together until recently. Weird right???
Mom actually saw Allie Wednesday morning. Mom was leaving for work and refilled the bowls and Allie stuck her head in the garage around the back of the car. For being almost 8 years old, she looks pretty good. Mom would like to try to get her inside, but goes back and forth with the idea. She is thinking later this fall when we don't have kittens - just set up the big crate in the foster room and see if Allie adjusts. If not, mom can let her back out. Since we already have Junior the house-feral, mom doesn't mind if Allie isn't friendly. Mom just wants Allie to be OK with being inside and not freak out. That way she can spend her senior years safe.
Good luck with both. Funny hiw time flies and suddenly your "kitten" is a senior!ReplyDelete
I too wish you good luck with both. I know how you feel. Our Queen Mom is still feral but she does live in the house and likes it. BUT, I don't know if I could ever get her in a Carrier. Hope you can get Junior to the vet.ReplyDelete
I hope Allie will choose the indoor life. Also hope all goes well with Junior. The gabapentin works well, I have to give it to Polar Bear before he goes to the vet.ReplyDelete
Bless you and your dear heart.ReplyDelete
Good luck with Junior at the vet. I hope it all goes well.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing. We hope everything comes out great with Junior. We hope we hear a good update in the very near future. Please keep us posted. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
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I hope you are able to get Allie indoors when the time comes, and she adjusts. I'm sending purrs for Junior's vet day!ReplyDelete
The drop trap works for us every time! I am sure that The PO'M would be unhappy inside, although Sweetie would probably enjoy it since she's got to be near 10 years old now. I've tried so hard to coax them inside, but other than a few investigative looks around, they both bolt out in minutes. Good luck with Junior!ReplyDelete
junior....werd up....mom is just tryin to help sew go with de flow dood....ReplyDelete
allie....werd up....mom is just tryin ta help sew come on in side .....
We sure hope Junior is ok. Wouldn't it be something if he and Allie are related?!ReplyDelete
We hope it works out for both of them. That gabapentin works great.ReplyDelete
They could be related? Who would have thought? Paws crossed that Allie decides she's OK with the indoor life. She deserves a nice retirement.ReplyDelete
Hope ya can get Allie inside.ReplyDelete
Aw poor Junior, I hope everything works getting him to the vet. And that everything works getting Allie inside, oh I hope she likes it! If they are related it makes me think of all the black cat/orange cat siblings around the blogosphere, isn't it funny how often they go together when they seem so opposite.ReplyDelete
The kitties are sending their purrs to Junior. We hope that all is okay and he'll be feeling better soon.ReplyDelete
Good luck with Allie. I'd love to see her become an indoor kitty.