Amazing Felines - Cat Blog

1.08.2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!

As I lost so many of my kitties, it was depressing for me to write about them or about anything, really. Early last year, when I thought that we had gone through that horrible illness, FIP, another one of my babies succumbed to it. His name was Fudgy. I remember vividly the first time I saw him and took him home with me.

Last year also, the stray cat we fed brought her kittens to my door, one by one. There were four of them. I adopted all of them. Their names are Munchkin, Oatmeal, Kahlua and Creampuff. Before I got the chance to have the mother cat spayed, she got pregnant again. She had 5 kittens. We had them adopted out. One of them is not as friendly as the others. We call her Maki and she's staying with us. She's been spayed like the others but still aggressive with the other cats. So all in all, I now have 13 cats and 1 dog.

17 Comments:

  • I have a multicat household, too. About six years ago, I had the summer from hell when FIP went through our group. Since then, there has not been a recurrence. My vet believes that most cats have been exposed to what causes FIP, but only a certain percentage develops the disease. Some never go on to become ill, but do develop dental and mouth problems. I had two brothers, Seph and Ben. Ben got FIP and died. Seph lived to be sixteen. So you never know.
    I have a cat blog, too. karnakstreetkats@blogspot.com
    Good luck!
    January Cat

    By Blogger January Cat, at 12:31 AM  

  • Dear January Cat,

    I'm sorry to hear about Ben. I get paranoid every time one of my cats get sick, thinking it could be FIP. How many cats do you have now?

    By Blogger catgirlph, at 10:10 PM  

  • Yes, losing Ben was awful. He was young, and it was the first time I had encountered FIP. Right now, I have ten cats. The oldest is seventeen.
    January Cat

    By Blogger January Cat, at 11:47 PM  

  • I like to recommend to cat lovers that they swap stories, like, the funniest thing your cat ever did, or how far you go to please/spoil your cat, or what's the weirdest thing your cat does.

    The weirdest thing my male cat Darcy does is try to eat plastic bags. Every time I come back from grocery shopping he jumps on the plastic grocery bags and tries to chew and swallow pieces of them. I always snatch them away and I make sure I never leave them around. Hey, maybe I should let him eat plastic. Maybe that way when he poops it'll come out in little plastic bags and I won't need a litter box. LOL, Clare Higgins

    By Blogger higgie, at 12:36 AM  

  • I have a plastic bag lover, too. Bags are mostly polyethylene, so there are no chemicals to worry about. Sometimes something is used as a lubricant, I suspect that is what attracts cats. There is real danger if a cat eats plastic because of the potential for blockages. When I noticed Alpha chewing on bags, I took him to the vet for a check-up. He was fine, but my vet agreed that it was a good idea to bring him in. Some cats eat strange things when something is wrong such as anemia. I did add a multivitamin to Alpha's diet. He still likes bags.

    By Blogger January Cat, at 2:29 AM  

  • WOW! 13 cats. It's hard for us to just handle Rico.

    -Rico's Mommy

    By Blogger ACatNamedRico.com, at 5:43 AM  

  • HI there,

    I love this site but have never blogged on it before. I have spent the last couple of years researching amazing cat survival and rescue stories that are truly inspiring - not only for the unique endurance of our feline friends but their beloved owners too. If anyone might be interested in looking at it, it's titled Living Proof That Cats Do Have Nine Lives by Janet Hayward and published by Exisle Publishing. Viva les felines!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:54 PM  

  • That's quite a brood you've got. Must be a lot of work.

    By Blogger FUNNY CAT PICTURES, at 12:13 PM  

  • I'm sorry to hear that you have been losing so many to FIP. There is a wonderful yahoo support group for FIP. If you haven't already checked them out you should do so!

    By Blogger Moki, at 5:18 AM  

  • Hello! Wondered if, as a member of the littlecatdiaries blogroll, you would like to see my new vid:

    http://littlecatdiaries.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Tom, at 2:53 PM  

  • wow 13 cats. I just lost a cat recently and it was so hard. I almost didnt want another because it was so sad. Our cats are together in heaven and we will see them again.

    By Anonymous Discount Cat Supplies, at 3:13 AM  

  • 13 cats? that's a lot... I think i'll be so busy 24/7 if i have that many cats. Even if some of them get lazy and sleep all day in their cat beds...

    By Anonymous cat beds, at 9:32 AM  

  • Found a pretty great cat video... good for a laugh

    Cheers.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lEBIb15p3fw

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:05 AM  

  • God bless you for giving a loving home to so many kitties. I have two cats and a big dog in a one bedroom apartment. I only wish we had room for more. There has never been a time in my life when I did not have at least one feline.

    "What greater gift than the love of a cat?" - Charles Dickens

    By Anonymous Jill, at 11:38 AM  

  • You should keep up the posts! I love reading cat blogs, check out mine if you get a chance http://www.sammythekiller.com. Sammy is a friendly cat though.

    By Anonymous Sammy, at 5:21 PM  

  • whats the oldest living cat in this world?

    By Anonymous Italy Travel, at 7:20 PM  

  • 13 cats are a lot to keep up with. But they are a joy.

    By Anonymous Marlene, at 12:43 AM  

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