A long, long overdue thread, but finals have been steadily killing me. Thankfully, they are over, and I am able to give you guys an update on my baby boy and be more active around here! I have missed everyone!
For those who don't remember who don't know who Pump is, he is a stray cat I found at Wendy's last July. After months of feeding him and caring for him and worrying over him, I was *finally* able to trap him and bring him to my home. For those interested in the whole story from beginning to end, you can read it all in this thread
I honestly cannot imagine life without this cat. He has taught me so much, and I simply can't believe my baby boy was living in a Wendy's parking lot for that long. How did I sleep at night?!
He is doing AMAZINGLY. Doesn't wander at all, sits in our backyard literally all day. At first, he fought a bit with the other cats, but now he has made friends! He also eats like a pig. I've been trying to cut him back a bit, but he looks hungry and my mom gives in easily, lol. But he is very healthy and sweet.
The only thing worth mentioning that is a little strange: he can get very aggressive, but I genuinely think he's trying to play and doesn't know how. Only god knows where he lived before being thrown from that car, but I'm gonna assume he never was taught not to play with his claws or teeth! But I know his limits, now, and know when to not keep risking my fingers lol. We play with him multiple times a day to wear him out too -- so funny, since he was petrified of cats toys whenever we tried to play with him at the Wendy's. Speaking of the Wendy's, I drove past there the other day where we used to feed him just for kicks, and it was quite a strange experience.
I would totally post a video, but I have no idea how! He's quite adorable running in circles for his kitty toy. He's gone through 3 collars now, too, and I just bought him a new bow-tie one today. Safe to say he's rather spoiled!
Some pics: (I'm really sorry I'm just really bad at phone pics lol)
The woman in the photo is my mother, who has claimed Pumpkin as her baby. It's amazing how much she dotes over him now, when she really wasn't all too keen about taking him at first. If we thought Pumpkin would bear to be an inside cat, I genuinely think she might. But he would tear apart the house, likely murder our inside cats, and would HATE it. Sigh. I totally know some people like having outside cats, but it just isn't for me. I suppose he is a special situation, and considering how long he stayed at Wendy's and never wandered an inch, he seems very content here. (: I can only hope for the best, and I know that I did everything right by him. Who knew stopping at Wendy's that day would change my life so much?!