Tuesday, October 29, 2013

National Cat Day

I know what you're thinking. It's silly to think that cats should only be celebrated on one day a year. We cats really know that every day is cat day, but humans sometimes need a reminder on the calendar. So today is National Cat Day.

In honor of National Cat Day, Mama went to Wayside Waifs and spent the evening with Quentin. She made sure he had a special day.

Looks like it was a good day for Quentin! Hope you had a great National Cat Day as well!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Poor Little Lowenstein

Lowenstein hasn't been feeling well lately. It started with him pooping in the living room behind Grandpa's chair. Mama and Dad took him to the V-E-T where they found an overgrowth of bacteria in his GI tract. The V-E-T sent him home with some probiotics and metronidazole.

He started doing better pretty quickly. He started using the litter box again within a couple of days. It seemed like he was on the road to recovery.

Today was different. He's been sleeping a lot and just not acting right. He didn't want his dinner, although he ended up eating it a couple of hours later. When Mama picked him up to carry him upstairs, he was just limp in her arms. His poops have been really soft, too.

Mama and Dad are going to take him back to the V-E-T tomorrow and get him checked out. After what happened with me-not really knowing why I was sick or how to make me better-they are pretty scared of something like that happening again. Please send get better thoughts to the little orange kitty.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon

There's an exciting pet adoption event happening in Kansas City this weekend. Three area shelters-Wayside Waifs, Great Plains SPCA, and KC Pet Project-are participating in the ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon event. From Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20, all pets, at all three locations, will only cost $25 to adopt!

If you're looking to add to your family, now is the perfect opportunity to do it! You could go to Wayside Waifs and meet Chris, my Featured Furry from the beginning of the month. He's still waiting for his forever home. Here he is cuddling with Mom, showing off his lap cat skills:

If Great Plains SPCA is closer for you (they have a campus on both sides of the state line!) you could visit Phillip at the Merriam campus. He was the Featured Furry back in June. He's a high energy kitty.

These kitties are great deals that you just can't pass up! Oh, and if you're looking for a dog instead, they're $25, too! The shelters have a combined goal of adopting out 700 pets during this event. Help them reach that goal-or better yet, surpass it!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Featured Furry: Chris

Sometimes Mama meets a cat at Wayside Waifs and just knows that she needs to give him a little extra love and a little extra help finding his forever home. This week she met one of those kitties.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Richman.

Meet Chris. He's 8 years old, came to Wayside as a stray, and is FIV positive. He's a handsome black cat with a bit of a salt and pepper coat. He's a sweet boy and super friendly.

If you come to meet Chris, don't let his looks put you off. His ears always stay a little flattened, but he's not mad at all! When he came to the shelter, he had some pretty bad wounds around his ears. Staff thinks it was probably due to a serious ear mite problem that caused him to scratch around his ears to the point that they bled. He still has scars from these wounds, but his ears are much better now!

He also had to have some teeth pulled when he came to the shelter. After living on the street for who knows how long he certainly didn't have proper dental care and his teeth weren't in very good condition. He even had to have a fang pulled! Because he doesn't have all of his teeth, he sometimes drools a little. Mama told him not to worry about it though, he didn't need to feel embarrassed by it.

Chris is going to need a special kind of home. He'll need to be an indoor only cat. He will also need to be watched closely for any sign of illness. Since he's FIV positive, he could get sick more easily than a healthy cat and it could mean a longer recovery time. As long as he's kept in a healthy environment and isn't subject to stress, he should lead a long, healthy life.