Today I got an unexpected phone call from a friend. She found a sick and injured cat, which she now kept in the bathroom to keep the her 2 dogs from getting too "friendly" with the kitty.
When I first saw the cat (and he saw me) he immediately hissed like the embodiment of menace. Thanks to Jackson Galaxy's show, i unleashed my blinky eyes and smelly glasses and was friends with the kitty in record time.
He has the sweetest mew, If not for his teeth (or lack of) to tell his age, I would have thought he was a kitten.
He is not neutered.
He is very friendly, in 2 minutes you can become his friend and he will constantly and actively seek your attention to be scratched.
When I held him in my lap he started kneading like I was his mother. The vet kindly did a special trip to the clinic just for this kitty, and he disinfected that nasty wound on his back, gave him frontline for external deworming and tablets for internal deworming.
The rear left leg is fractured, and according to the vet, has been so for some time. It requires an X-ray.
The kitty was incredibly calm and didn't even twitch through a thorough checkup, wound disinfection (which must have hurt), and 3 injections (he is so skinny, the vet had a hard time doing the shots). He doesn't protest at all when you handle his paws so claw trimming is easy to do when necessary.
Unfortunately neither I or my friend have room to keep the kitty isolated from other animals, and there is no cat refuge in the city so we took him to the dog shelter where we both volunteer. When we took him there and all the dogs started barking like it was the end of the world, the kitty didn't seem to get stressed at all. He just turned his head to see where all the barking came from, and that was that.
He now stays in a cage in the vet's office at the dog shelter. When he was put in the cage he started mewing afraid to be left alone. With his age and attitude, he is the perfect lap cat for anyone.
Here are some pics, just click any to view it large size.
You can see his broken leg:
The nasty back wound:
He eats like he hasn't seen food in a week (which unfortunately is probably true)
He loves to be scratched:
Kitty is happily snuggling in my lap:
That's my leg after putting the cat back down. It's full of living moving worms.
At the vet:
The kitty cage in the vet's office at the dog shelter: