Here's a some pictures of my feline crew:
He is a foster failure from a not-so-great rescue. He came to me with a open, festering sore on the tip of his tail. I convinced the rescue group that he needed to have it amputated but they wanted to use their vet (not a very good one). He managed to get the bandage off and chew open the wound. So I took him to my vet to have it more the the tail removed and restitched (this time the RIGHT way). They also sent him home with an e-collar.
It took him all of 5 hours to figure out that he could back himself into a corner and get out of the 'lampshade' - which he did and rechewed the wound.
At this point the rescue said they couldn't afford to do any more work on him and to euthanize him. I said we'd take him and he became ours. We had the tail cut again and this time the vet put him on medication to 'mellow him out'. He was basically a vegetable for about 2 weeks but it allowed the tail to heal enough that he didn't bother it anymore. He is now happy and healthy and nicknamed Stumpy!
He likes to wrestle with my Chinese Crested named Spike (9 month old male) and explore our backyard (2 acres fenced).
From the moment Banzai walked into our house he was completely at ease with our dogs (all 5 of them back then). He was Uncle Banzai to our first litter of Cresteds - sleeping in the whelping box with them!
Here are some pictures of him:
Wrestling with my German Shepherd:
Testing the cat tree I was building:
During his 'drug use' stage:
Sleeping with Dad:
After the first operation:
What tail he now has left: