View Full Version : God's unexpected gift
12-02-2003, 02:35 PM
I am starting a new thread as I can't remember what thread I wrote about a six month old kitten that was born out in the back yard of our shop. She and her brother hung around thru the summer and are still with us - probably because one of the guys from the shop fed them. And they are both this beautiful deep golden color - she is kind of striped - and he is striped but more in a circular fashion and she in straight stripes. Last week she went to be spayed and I wrote about being worried as she had a cough and was drooling a bit -- she went through the surgery and was back the next day. She slept in my office under my desk for the morning and under my computer screen for a time - she was just exhausted. The next day she was up and about and we can pick her up and everything - in spite of the stitches. For some reason she seems really special - she follows me around the office and purrs almost all day. She is beautiful and very soft, loving and gentle - this morning I looked at her eyes and noticed that they were a deep gold also. I have therefore named her Goldy. The guy who fed them has named the male Bucky (after a fellow worker), however the male is very skittish and won't allow me to pet him yet. Today he did get within two feet of me and did not run when I went to walk past him. So, in time I think he will start to display the same personality as Goldy. It is really great to have their company! Tomorrow Goldy goes to have her stitches out and her brother will be neutered. That makes three office cats.
12-02-2003, 03:38 PM
I'm glad the surgury went OK. I know your were worried. I'm a huge catlover fan as well as birds. I'm going to check out a Persian from a rescue this week. I'm so excited! Give Bucky time. Once he sees how much attention his sister is getting he'll probably start bugging you for attention too! Good luck!
12-02-2003, 06:30 PM
They both sound like fantastic little kitties Diane and I'm glad they've found you! I didn't know that some cats have to get their stitches out after spays...mine never had to.
Love Bird B
12-02-2003, 06:33 PM
Diane, I'm so happy for you. What a treat to make your work day pleasant. I'm also glad Goldy has done well with her surgery.
12-02-2003, 07:27 PM
I am glad that surgery went well for Goldy and hope it goes as well for Bucky. I also have two cats that live in my office. They were both "feral" and are FIV positive. Wallace was 5 pounds, blind in one eye, badly matted and having trouble eating because of his teeth. He was neutered and had many teeth removed and is now a very happy and well-fed 10-pound cat. It has taken over a year but you can now pet him and he will let you pick him up for a minute. He has no desire to go anywhere near the door. I think he knows how good he has is inside and never wants back outside again. Libby came to us about 6 months ago and was very timid with people but one day she just decided to give in and trust humans again. Now she purrs all day long. Libby likes to sleep on the floor by the door in the sunbeam or in a box on my desk. I enjoy having them at work it makes the day a little easier.
12-03-2003, 08:11 AM
patty, FIV positive - is that feline lukemia or a type of aids in cats? Are there any noticeable symptoms? Goldy is still drooling a little and has a little cough so I am wondering about her.
too crazy - you are right about Bucky watching the attention his sister is getting. Yesterday he came into my office and stayed a while along with Goldy and sat about 2 - 3 feet from me for quite a while. I will hold out my hand and ask him to come over - but don't try to approach any closer as I can see he is ready to spring and run away. So, I will get up and just walk past him -- so he can see I don't want to hurt him. Earl was supposed to take Bucky to vet today.............but was unable to catch him .... so he is back again trying to catch Bucky. Almost like Bucky anticipates what Earl wants to catch him for ...........wonder if Goldy could have tipped Bucky off.................LOL.
12-05-2003, 12:48 AM
LOL... "Rrrrun Bucky Rrrrun"!
Did the vet say anything about Goldy's drooling and cough?. You might want to ask them. They sound like angels and God sent them especially for you because they will make purrrrfect office companions ... k, I'll stop now LOL.
Would love to see pics Diane ;)
12-05-2003, 01:19 PM
I was thinking that I needed to do that. I will.
12-10-2003, 09:19 AM
Just an update ------- today Bucky actually came over to me and allowed me to give him a scratch. Not just one - he stayed right by me and allowed me to pet and scratch him. When I stood up to go do something he was right under my feet trying for more attention. I had expected a more gradual thing ---- not staying 5 feet away from me at all times............. then being almost attached to me. Wonder if it had something to do with the neutering ........ always heard that spaying/neutering an animal makes them a better pet. The original cat, Charlie (even though it is a she) was very angry and was hissing and running from me to let me know she was mad I was paying attention to others. However, on Monday she was friendly as could be again as if nothing had ever happened. She is starting to accept the fact that Goldy & Bucky are here to stay. Charlie seems to have established the pecking order.
Promise pictures very soon.
12-10-2003, 12:59 PM
Oh cats, you gotta love 'em!! One minute their lovey dovey and the next your barely fit to clean their litter box.:) Glad to hear Bucky is comming around. Can't wait to see those pictures.
12-11-2003, 06:55 PM
Cats come into our lives...we don't know why,right? ours is not to reson why..just care for them!!!!!