Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Oh, I see foster failure written all over her. Fostering is tough - ESPECIALLY when you make them part of the family like you are doing. Just one look at her cute face and I melted! I'd be a sucker for that, that's for sure. The missing tail won't bother her at all and if the feet are well healed then turning won't bother her either in the long run. She may have difficulty jumping but plenty of steps to places of rest will be fine. She is lucky to have found a loving home to rest in for sure.
First I'd change her name to Waddles.
Second, even though stinky, I would give her several days to settle in before we do anything out of the ordinary. Cats won't play, eat or do much of anything in a new environment until they feel secure. Can take days for this to lessen depending on temperament.
Third I would NOT bathe, but get some of those kitty wipes from Petsmart or another local store and wipe her down. Nature's Miracle makes some awesome wipes. This is much less stressful. MUCH less. Within a day or so she may bathe herself (by licking not jumping in the tub) and that is preferred.
Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"