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Leila and Me

A semi-tripawd cat's story so far…

Leila and Me

Recovery Continued

August 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hi Tripawds and Pawrents

All is still good on the health front.  We are totally cage free!  Although at 6am today I was debating the benefits of having Leila sleep in the cage.  For: It eliminates the sunrise playtime (hence me being awake at 6am), Against: Milo likes to cuddle with someone when he sleeps, if Leila is not available then I’m next in line and for a very small cat, he manages to take up at least half of the bed.  If only we had a house with doors instead of open-plan!

You can see that Leila’s fur is growing back nicely.  She is using her bad leg a bit more as well, but not all the time.  I will give her some more time, but I am concerned about her being in pain.  She doesn’t show any pain – but we all know that cats hide it well.  She is playing and chasing with Milo and seems happy.  I suppose I will have to watch her and see what happens.  I have researched joint supplements but while she is still on the medication from her illness, I won’t introduce anything new to her diet.  I am also going to look into keeping the elbow warm in the winter, maybe a coat or something?

If only they would both look at the camera at the same time!

If only they would both look at the camera at the same time!

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In other news…

Since I can’t work in Canada yet, I have been volunteering at an animal shelter.  When I started there were 32 cats and kittens, now there are around 25.  Some have found homes.  I have to remember to be happy for the cats when they go to their forever home.  There is always that little selfish part which will miss them, but I know it’s much better for them to be in a home.  I called in today to see the new kittens who arrived on Friday afternoon and I was sad to see that one of the cats who was rehomed a couple of weeks ago has been returned.  It was because the family’s dogs did not like her, but it’s still sad.  She is a lovely, sweet cat.  One of the ones I would actually consider taking to go with Milo and Leila.  If I was allowed another cat (lol).  There are also two older cats who are new to the shelter, the (neutered) male is incredibly nervous and this is manifesting as aggression.  They are in a separate room to the other cats because they are waiting for booster vaccines, but the male is currently unapproachable.  He hisses and growls, and has charged at some staff members.  He has shown some improvement since arriving last Wednesday, but it’s slow going.  I wonder if anyone here has a similar experience?  I know there are quite a few members who also foster animals.  I will have a look on the forums, but as he’s neither my cat, nor a tripawd, I’m not sure I should start a topic about him.

Anyway, I hope everyone is well.

Leila and Emily (and Milo)


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2 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55

    First of all, the forums are for anyone who wa ts to pretty much post anything! It could be an excellent resource for you on so many levels!

    We have a “A ything Goes” thread where you xould maybe post there and see if anyone has any insight into helpi g this poor scared kitty.

    The rescue groupnis soooo lucky to have you help them! I know you are a such a caring Soul who lifts everyone’s spirits, includng the kitties.

    Now, baxk to these ADORABLE photographs and GREAT update!!

    It doesn’t sou d like Leila is feeling any real noticeable pain at all…and that’s good! A little discomfort every now and then is different from real pain.

    I love the visual of Milo…a kitty…stretching out against you and”big and large” and taking up your sleeping space!!

    And Leila feeling frisky enough to wake you up soooo early in the morning…..ewwh…I would be just a touch grumpy to say the least!

    Leila is really looking good with her fur back in. I remember when my Happy Hannah’s fur grew back I rarely even thought of her as a tripawd.

    Thanks for the good update and precious pictures! That first one is a magazine cover!!

    Look forward ro seeing you in the forums for help with Mr. Aggressive!

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  • jerry

    Woot! woot! Here’s to cage free kitties!

    You are more than welcome to post questions about your other non-tripawd animals in our “Anything Goes” forum topic, so post away!

    http://tripawds.com/forums/anything-goes/

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