Cat Bleg!

We have a pet bleg, specifically the need to find a home for an adult cat. This is from commenter CliosFanboy:

Mom Cat update:   If you missed the previous post a few weeks ago, my wife and I take care of a small feral cat colony that lives on our front porch. There are only two now: Mom Cat and Gray Mom. We follow Alley Cat Allies’ guidelines, so they have both been fixed and vaccinated. My wife and I have been house hunting for a new home as we’ve really outgrown this one. We need to find someone who can adopt the cats as I refuse to abandon then (not that my wife would either)

Well, an update.

  1. A few weeks ago I saw Mom Cat left eye was really, really runny. I took her to our vet with the help of a cat friend. (I have never picked up an adult cat in my life). The vet treated Mom Cat’s eye, but she lost the sight in it. She also got her updated shots, and I now have the monthly flea treatment I put on her back. The vet said other than the eye she was in good health, especially for a feral.
  2. My wife and I found a house. Unless something awful happens we will close March 5 and move March 11. We can’t take the cats! Feral colonies are very hard to move or I would.   My wife is very allergic so we can’t adopt Mom Cat, although she is very friendly and affectionate.   Plus our little wiener dog Spud (yes he’s on the BJ calendar) is NOT cat friendly. We need help with adoption.

Mom Cat is a good cat and I think a candidate for adoption to a patient cat person. Gray Mom would make a decent barn cat (she does not let people touch her). We also have three insulated feral cat houses which are available for anyone in the Northern VA/DC area.

Any BJers in this area available to help? I am talking Mom Cat to the vet this afternoon for booster shots and hope to talk to the cat rescue person there.

I will REALLY miss Mom Cat. If my wife were not so allergic I’d be working to gets the dogs adjusted to her and Mom Cat to new life inside…

Look at that face! Who could say no to that face?

You all know what to do and what you must do!

Open thread.






32 replies
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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Really? 20 minutes and not a single comment? Did the Sweet Meteor of Death finally hit and I missed it?

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    Mary G says:

    I’m across the country so as usual unable to help except to pitch in money if some is needed. Mom Cat is a pretty little thing and indeed looks much healthier than the average feral – you and your wife have been great guardians. Is the house rented or are you selling it? Any chance the new occupants could be persuaded to continue the care in place?

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    eclare says:

    I could chip in for transportation, if needed.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Adam, you should know by now that the empty hellscape of the internet doesn’t owe you a response ; )

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: I shall not be denied! I will have satisfaction!!!!

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    Ken says:

    @Adam L Silverman: You may miss the Sweet Meteor of Death, but it won’t miss you.

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    I’ve sent this to a friend whose wife did vet training in VA and is still part of the feral cat/pet rescue networks there.

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    What Mary G said – I’m too far away, plus coyote in the back yard, but I would contribute to moving/medical expenses.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Awww. She’s a sweetie pie. I’ll chip in if someone wants to adopt her and transportation costs are involved.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Adam, eat a Snickers bar. You’re talking like a meglomanical supervillain. You’re not you when you’re hungry.

    / I must be rubbing off on you. Excelsior! Soon, we’ll do what no other person in history has done; unite humanity under a single political authority!

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    The Midnight Lurker says:

    I love you, Dr. Silverman!

    But I’m going to bed.

    Toodles!

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    @The Midnight Lurker: Hey! It’s not even midnight yet! You have to lurk longer, or betray your very identity!

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    cliosfanboy says:

    @Mary G: we are selling and the house will be empty while we fix it up.

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    Yarrow says:

    Probably posted a bit late for some of the east coast folks. Maybe post it again earlier in the day tomorrow?

    Mom Cat is totally adorable.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    Jurrasic Cat.

    We all know the premise of Jurassic Park. Humans manage to bring dinosaurs back to life and put them in a park before they escape and wreak all sorts of havoc on the world. Pretty cool idea, but also a pretty scary one.

    But you know what would be even scarier? If it wasn’t giant prehistoric reptiles that mankind genetically recreated but giant domestic house cats! OK, so we know it doesn’t sound particularly scary, but just wait until you see the pictures. Forget Jurassic Park, this is Purrassic Park!

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    cliosfanboy says:

    @TheMightyTrowel: thank you.

    It’s almost midnight here and I teach an 8 am class. So I will check in tomorrow. Ty

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    rikyrah says:

    Hope that you find a good home for the sweetie pie 😍

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I can say no to that face because I have one of that lovely face’s feline counterparts grooming herself right in front of my monitor, blocking off and on half of it, and it’s a 27″ monitor!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: AND THEY HAVE OPPOSABLE THUMBS!

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Have you been into the Zima again?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Comrade Colette Collaboratrice: Could be in the Atlantic time zone.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: That is the plan. I had intended to put this up earlier, but was trying to put a tasker to bed that didn’t want to go easy. So I got side tracked and lost track of time.

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    @Adam L Silverman: The Void isn’t silent, it’s merely practicing its active listening skills.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Sister Golden Bear: I love that commercial. Particularly the cat thumbing through “Military Strategy”.

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    poleaxedbyboatwork says:

    Usedta have cats (Kittykins n CA) growing up in FlintMichigas having kittens in the drawer on my ridiculous football jersey and other meager possessions. Then later, when I growed up (what’s left a me), knowed a cat named Larry who stowed away onna fishboat bound for disequilibrium pukesville (as was, of note, my cap). Still gotta (somewhere) pic of chastened cap holding Larry up by the scruff of the neck in defiant protest intermingled by grateful deliverance to be back on the hard once and for final all. LarrynRon was birds of a feather, tho only one knew it in real time, but then, knowing who you are ain’t necessarily nor solely a human trait.

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    Mary G says:

    Wow, it’s dead here tonight.

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    poleaxedbyboatwork says:

    @Mary G:

    Wow is right! Feel like I should rend my garments slowly, methodically, zombifically to expose my undead soul.

    Speaking of which, whaddr’you doing up complaining at aught-two-plus in the morgen?

    (Since we’re resolved to be forthright.)

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    Jay says:

    @Mary G: @poleaxedbyboatwork:

    I suspect that this Wednesday in Infrastructure Week has been a little more exhausting for the Jackal Pack than ususal.

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    ruemara says:

    Someone adopt the kitty! In honor of my little Hime, who also is a walleyed former feral. Or as we call her, our discount dollar store kitten. Rescue cats are awesome and you deserve it, future parent of Mom Cat! Will also chip in for travels.

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    Sab says:

    I am married to a crazy cat man, who loves all kitties.I am a dog person.

    We have 5 cats and 2 cat friendly dogs.

    Our cats are tough on newbies.

    Werebear says 3 cats is ideal. We have 5.

    We could take another if this cat’s life is on the line. Otherwise she would be better off placed elsewhere.

    She looks like a beautie.

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