Evidently we are repeating what seems to have become a habit here at FelineOpines central and that is getting our Wednesday feature out on Thursdays. We have extended quite a bit of grace to our Purrsonal Assistant but this slacking has to stop. Here are the lame excuses she used for running behind.
“It took me an entire day to get both Alberto and Oliver to their wellness appointments at the vet.
Oh pulleeze! Taking to cats to the vet’s office isn’t that big a deal. Granted, Oliver and I each weigh 21.5 pounds so she has to take us in separately (which means two different trips to the vet) but still. Maybe she needs to work out a little more if she can’t handle 21.5 pounds on each side. And why is she making such a big deal about it? We’re the ones who suffer. And what about Lily you ask? Well Lily is no fool, after trip number two, Lily took off and went into deep hiding. The Human searched for over an hour and finally had to call the vet and reschedule. Note to self, be like Lily!
“It was my birthday and I thought I deserved a little time off.”
Seriously? We felines are constantly working, posing for photos, dealing with delayed feeding times and, now that she’s working from home, nap interruptions. But in her defense, she does love us a lot and we have a pretty cushy set up here so, we granted her a little time off but reminded her, next week’s feature better be back on schedule! Check out this amazing cake she received.
So Human, we wish you a happy birthday and we’re always grateful for the gift of a furever home you gave us!
Well, it’s time to get to the news at hand. June is Adopt a Cat Month and we’ve included two news items that celebrate cat adoption. Oliver has a little PSA he’d like to share with you.
Stray Cat’s Transformation Stuns Internet After Finding Forever Home
You humans can make such a difference in a cat’s life and Tom-Tom’s story is proof. Once the “neighborhood feral cat” in Portsmouth, Virginia, until Katie Cats Sims noticed him outside her house in March 2022. Sims spent four months earning his trust and eventually lured him inside.
“He looked like he was in pain and his little damaged ears just tugged at my heartstrings,” Sims told Newsweek.
“The way Tom-Tom looked at me, I just knew that he was asking for my help.”
Now, a year later, Tom-Tom is settled into his new home with Sims and her three other felines—Envy, Bru, and Mila.
To celebrate the anniversary of his “gotcha day,” Sims shared Tom-Tom’s tale to TikTok, including a clip of the first time she spotted him. Looking sickly and disheveled, the feral feline melted hearts with the video receiving almost 230,000 views.
And how did she earn Tom-Tom’s trust to come to this happy ending. When she started approaching him, he would run and hide under her car. She talked to him from a distance. Time started to run out because she had to move and she wanted to take Tom-Tom with her so she had to speed up her plan.
She began to leave food out for him and every time Tom-Tom came to eat, she inched the food closer. She then contacted a local rescue center, who provided her with a humane trap. Tom-Tom refused to go inside, even when tempted by treats. So, she purchased some chicken nuggets from Chick-Fila-A and tried to lure Tom-Tom into her kitchen instead.
She left her back door open, put the nuggets on a plate beside in the middle of the floor and she hid behind the door. It took Tom-Tom ten minutes to come in and nibble on the chicken. Sims shut the back door,and Tom-Tom panicked, trying to climb out the kitchen window and then ran and hid in one of the bedroom closets. Sims began talking to him like she did outside to calm him down.
The next day he was taken to the vet, neutered and tested for any diseases. He received antibiotics for his infected ears but sadly diagnosed with liver disease, a heart murmur, high blood pressure, a broken tail, and diabetes. Sims was up to the challenge and over time, despite his hissing at her he finally came to trust her.
Just when Tom-Tom was acclimating to his new home he suffered a seizure and spent five days fighting for his life in an animal hospital.
“It was recommended that I consider his quality of life and not let him continue to suffer,” Sims said. “To all of our surprise, he made a full recovery. He’s quite the fighter.” He had the seizure in October and by Christmas was playing with toys, exploring the house, and bonding with her other cats.
“I’m incredibly proud of his progress,” Sims said. “Since January, he has not gone into the safe place at all and meows very loudly when I leave the room.”
Two paws up for this wonderful lady who was willing to take on all the risks to give Tom-Tom his life back and a loving home!
He Adopted The ‘Feisty’ Cat No One Wanted, 9 Months Later They’re Living Happily Ever After
And if you loved Tom-Tom’s story, you’ll love Nibble’s story and the photos at Cheezburger with these two pals. This man was warned at the shelter that the cat was “feisty” (whatever that means) and no one wanted to adopt him. Well this man adopted him and they are now living their best lives. Be sure and visit the site for more photos and the comments from people who love this story.
The Mystery of the Great Plant Murder
The Human loves to read, write and watch murder mysteries. Needless to say this title caught her eye. One of this man’s cats “murdered” his plant — and you’ll never guess which one. Watch the video below to see if you can figure out who the perpetrator is.
A Twin Cities cat has quite the story to tell after surviving a road trip.
No matter what kind of a loving forever home a cat has, sometimes they get a bit curious and that takes them far from that home. This happened to a cat named Noah who was found n a semi-truck traveling from Brooklyn Park at an Amazon facility in Eagan.
When Noah was discovered by the station manager, it was clear he wasn’t a stray as he was purring and seemed very happy to be found.
The good folks at the warehouse were able to use Noah’s microchip to find his owner in Columbia Heights. Noah was reunited with his owner; who had no idea how he got into the truck.
So my furiends, please remember these two things, make sure your humans have you microchipped and for heaven’s sake stay out of trucks!