Thank you everyone for the information. This is some great stuff.
I even showed the website you posted Mitts to my mom. She seemed interested in it.
So today GK(grey kitty)was sleeping on the porch. So I went out to see him. This time I had soft gloves on. So I was able to pet him. He was jumping into my hand and then he would plop down on the porch and be a belly kitty.
that's where I got to rub is belly.
He was purring away. he seemed really happy for this attention I was giving him. I just didn't want him to rub his fur on my clothes(just incase hes really sick). So he did like the petting though.
Like I said in the beginning of the thread...theres a big dog igloo for the cats to go inside and eat. Its on my front porch in the corner. So its out of the weather elements. So no worries there.
Also on the front porch is a medium size made up cat bed that has towels and soft things for Gk. The igloo has bedding inside it too.
Gk & smokey are lucky cats to hang out here.
I told mom that I want to get Gk checked out and find out whats wrong. She said he will call the vet Monday morning and ask them if they will let us bring him to them. I don't see why they wouldn't let us.
If the vet says he will get better with meds or whatever...then I don't know what to do. I cant take him. Nor do I have the space in the house to let him get better. We cant let him live in the bathroom. I have my 4 cats as it is. I wish my house had a spare room where Gk can go for the time being. but we don't.
So I need ideas for a backup plan if the vet says he will be okay if....
Or maybe hes to sick and the vet doesn't think meds will help him..so they would put him down...
So maybe I should just yell out for some help!
Smokey is a hard cat to trap. Ive had a trap out before and he knows its there. so he doesn't show up for days. then I take the trap inside and he comes back to hang. So I don't know what to do about smokey. he lets me put food out for him..but just stands back and watches as I put the food down. then I have to go inside the house and watch him trot over to the food.
Thank you again for the infor!