Author Topic: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home  (Read 24975 times)

Offline Christine (Blip)

  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 12648
  • Blip
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home
« Reply #279 on: April 02, 2010, 12:27:02 PM »
a member of that elite club - the failed fosterer! :rofl:

Not so elite  :rofl:  You should set up a FF group  ;)  Congratulations to Tina and Moira  ;D
I'm a member of the British Humanist Association, the national charity supporting and representing people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs http://www.humanism.org.uk/home

Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home
« Reply #278 on: April 01, 2010, 21:06:14 PM »
moira you have saved truman, tina and other cats who had nowhere to go and that really counts and i thank you  :hug:

without you those two would be dead now and tina especially would have had a terrible death being eaten alive by rats..................failed fosterer or not my hat goes off to you and liz  :thanks:

Offline Liz

  • Cat Rescue
  • Royal Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 8924
  • Here come the boys!!!!
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home
« Reply #277 on: April 01, 2010, 20:20:33 PM »
Not rubbish just a member of that elite club - the failed fosterer! :rofl:

Congrats on your new little girl
Liz and the Clan Cats and Dogs

Offline moira

  • Cat Rescue
  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 718
  • Slave to: Oscar, Frankie, Timmy, Sophie, Dudley, Kofi, Maurice, Max, Barney, Sammy, Flynn, Molly, Nulla, Winnie, Patch, Sooty
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home
« Reply #276 on: April 01, 2010, 20:16:02 PM »
What can I say, I'm a rubbish fosterer :) 

Offline Janeyk

  • Rescue & Rehoming/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 21875
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home
« Reply #275 on: April 01, 2010, 20:00:22 PM »
I'm really pleased  :) that's great news x
Please consider the harder to home cats in rescue.

Offline Kay and Penny

  • Auction Staff
  • Honorary Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 5213
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home
« Reply #274 on: April 01, 2010, 19:57:51 PM »
seems a very odd way for Tina to have ingratiated herself with Moira, but I suppose it takes all sorts

you're a star Moira and Tina is just the last  latest iin a long line of very lucky cats  :hug:
Robert A. Heinlein:
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.

Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira and now has a home
« Reply #273 on: April 01, 2010, 19:51:22 PM »
Moira has decided to keep Tina the terror  ;D

She has been nicking the stuffing out of Moiras sandwiches so when she went for lunch at work all that was left was bread  :rofl: :rofl:


I am so pleased that she has a forever home and lots of boys to keep in order  ;D

Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
She looks so much more furry than when I first saw her  ;D

And no collar.....she is good  ;D

Offline Shirley

  • Hero Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 1540
  • My Ollie
What a little sweetie she is!     :Luv2: :Luv2:

Offline moira

  • Cat Rescue
  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 718
  • Slave to: Oscar, Frankie, Timmy, Sophie, Dudley, Kofi, Maurice, Max, Barney, Sammy, Flynn, Molly, Nulla, Winnie, Patch, Sooty
Here are some pics of Tina taken this weekend. Her favourite place is on top of the microwave/oven, especially when it is still warm. As you can see she really is a scavenger - that's her helping herself to the remains of my mashed potato.

Offline Skully

  • Adult Cat
  • ***
  • Posts: 185
    • Pirate Pixie Crew
She is such a little darling  :Luv2: She looks so scrummy. :Luv:

Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
No womder we thought she was about 6 months old.

So pleased she is back to being fiesty  ;D

Offline zoe (tiggy + pipins mum)

  • Hero Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 1145
Bless her glad she is doing so well :) sounds just like my Tiggy she only weighs 2.7kg but have been assured many times that its normal for her :hug: x

Offline Janeyk

  • Rescue & Rehoming/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 21875
Bless her! it'll be nice to see some photos  :)
Please consider the harder to home cats in rescue.

Offline moira

  • Cat Rescue
  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 718
  • Slave to: Oscar, Frankie, Timmy, Sophie, Dudley, Kofi, Maurice, Max, Barney, Sammy, Flynn, Molly, Nulla, Winnie, Patch, Sooty
She was weighed but was only 2.6 kg, less than before, which really surprised me/worried me, perhaps because she had an empty stomach. I queried this with the vet but she said Tina was healthy and just a very small cat. She has certainly never shown any other signs of being poorly and is very bright and active. Over the weekend she was back to her normal feisty self and is eating normally (for her). I'll post some pics soon.

Offline Janeyk

  • Rescue & Rehoming/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 21875
Great news  ;D hope she's doing well  xx
Please consider the harder to home cats in rescue.

Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
Thats great  ;D

was she weighed?

Offline moira

  • Cat Rescue
  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 718
  • Slave to: Oscar, Frankie, Timmy, Sophie, Dudley, Kofi, Maurice, Max, Barney, Sammy, Flynn, Molly, Nulla, Winnie, Patch, Sooty
Young Tina was spayed today. She is a bit groggy and feeling a little sorry for herself but is otherwise fine. Many thanks to Sue and National Animal Trust, Leicester, for funding the spay.

Offline Janeyk

  • Rescue & Rehoming/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 21875
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #261 on: January 08, 2010, 20:14:05 PM »
She does seem to be exhibiting scavanging behaviour although, as Tigger says, other cats do the same. Cats that I have taken in starving usually eat as if there is no tomorrow, because they are never sure when their next feed will be. She acts as if, 'hey ho. OK, have a nibble, cant be bothered, it'll always be there later'. Of course she may be eating when I'm not there, its difficult to tell with a multicat household. she may be having secret midnight feasts. Apart from the chicken she does seem to prefer biscuits and I always leave them out. Its funny, though,  because old Truman can down a pouch of whiskers in 5 seconds flat :)

I'll take some pics with Tina and her two boyfriends (shameless Hussy)

She may be eating when you're not there, is she losing weight? if not I wouldn't worry too much.  Our Schui was a nibbler but mainly in the middle of the night (we found). Look forward to pics  ;D
Please consider the harder to home cats in rescue.

Offline Kay and Penny

  • Auction Staff
  • Honorary Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 5213
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #260 on: January 08, 2010, 19:41:11 PM »
I always put Trigger's dry down on the vinyl floor, as he dribbles when he eats, and so it goes soft if put in a bowl
Robert A. Heinlein:
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.

Offline Millys Mum

  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 11930
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2010, 19:28:04 PM »
She was probably fed off the floor or newspaper


Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2010, 01:58:03 AM »
Cats that wont eat are such a worry  :scared:

Offline CarolM (Wendolene)

  • Royal Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 7427
  • Korky: June 1992 - 19/10/2009
  • Slave to: Bunty and Biggles
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #257 on: January 07, 2010, 19:47:24 PM »
I noticed that what bits she did eat she took out of the bowl and put on the floor before eating

Can be a sign of mouth pain.  Any chance of that?

I doubt it Christine but thanks for the suggestion.  She's not shy at opening her mouth and her teeth and gums look to be in good condition.

Offline Christine (Blip)

  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 12648
  • Blip
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #256 on: January 07, 2010, 19:28:28 PM »
I noticed that what bits she did eat she took out of the bowl and put on the floor before eating

Can be a sign of mouth pain.  Any chance of that?
I'm a member of the British Humanist Association, the national charity supporting and representing people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs http://www.humanism.org.uk/home

Offline CarolM (Wendolene)

  • Royal Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 7427
  • Korky: June 1992 - 19/10/2009
  • Slave to: Bunty and Biggles
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #255 on: January 07, 2010, 19:24:09 PM »
In Penny's case she won't touch dry at all - even when I sprinkle around the kitchen floor  :sneaky:

Offline Millys Mum

  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 11930
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #254 on: January 07, 2010, 19:03:47 PM »
She may have come from a home that just left dry down, so wet may not grab her that much as goes against all she knows. As you say some cats have no issues getting over a different diet but some are creatures of habit!
Dexter was very hungry when he first let me feed him but he wouldnt eat wet, after a few months he decided it was worth bothering with, he was living rough so you would think any food would do  :innocent:


Offline CarolM (Wendolene)

  • Royal Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 7427
  • Korky: June 1992 - 19/10/2009
  • Slave to: Bunty and Biggles
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #253 on: January 07, 2010, 17:26:04 PM »
She does seem to be exhibiting scavanging behaviour although, as Tigger says, other cats do the same. Cats that I have taken in starving usually eat as if there is no tomorrow, because they are never sure when their next feed will be. She acts as if, 'hey ho. OK, have a nibble, cant be bothered, it'll always be there later'.

I've been having the same problem with Penny my foster although she's done better today.  She would rush excitedly to the bowl when I put food down but then lick a bit and walk away.  If I went back to the bowl she would come and lick a bit more but feeding time was taking ages that away and she wasn't really getting much.  However, when I let her into the kitchen she picked up any little bits of stuff that were on the floor (of which there were many  :-[) and then sat licking the tiles for ages and kept coming back for another lick  :-:.  I noticed that what bits she did eat she took out of the bowl and put on the floor before eating so today I've given her a plate instead of a bowl and she's eaten more but it may just be thats she's settling down now (she's only been here 3 days). 

Offline Bazsmum

  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 16662
  • Bazzy Bazilla
    • The Animal Rescue Site
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #252 on: January 07, 2010, 15:19:36 PM »
I have a couple of nibblers but they nibble often.....Its just a worry really with her weight, hope she has managed to put some on when you have her weighed!  :wow:

She is fitting in nicely Moira, glad she likes other cats as that makes her more homeable!  :Luv2: So Tina has a couple of boyfriends eh!  :evillaugh: Tina Turner maybe!  :evillaugh: :Luv2: :Luv2:


Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2010, 15:17:56 PM »
Pictures of Truman would be good too LOL

I wish any of mine would down a pouch or a little tin.........sigh

Offline moira

  • Cat Rescue
  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 718
  • Slave to: Oscar, Frankie, Timmy, Sophie, Dudley, Kofi, Maurice, Max, Barney, Sammy, Flynn, Molly, Nulla, Winnie, Patch, Sooty
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #250 on: January 07, 2010, 15:15:47 PM »
She does seem to be exhibiting scavanging behaviour although, as Tigger says, other cats do the same. Cats that I have taken in starving usually eat as if there is no tomorrow, because they are never sure when their next feed will be. She acts as if, 'hey ho. OK, have a nibble, cant be bothered, it'll always be there later'. Of course she may be eating when I'm not there, its difficult to tell with a multicat household. she may be having secret midnight feasts. Apart from the chicken she does seem to prefer biscuits and I always leave them out. Its funny, though,  because old Truman can down a pouch of whiskers in 5 seconds flat :)

I'll take some pics with Tina and her two boyfriends (shameless Hussy)

Offline Kay and Penny

  • Auction Staff
  • Honorary Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 5213
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #249 on: January 07, 2010, 14:27:03 PM »
it could be a learned behaviour - Tiffany has been fed regularly for 6 years now, but will still eat food I have thrown out into the garden from the bowl she has ignored for hours

Robert A. Heinlein:
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.

Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #248 on: January 07, 2010, 14:15:16 PM »
How strange she doesnt really eat...wonder if she wasnt fed well where ever she came from or the hard time outside has just shrunk her little tummy . She is going for scraps so is scavanging like she would outside if a stray  or not fed.

Maybe the vet will have some idea why.

Pleased she is getting on with the other cats and need some pictures of them all together  ;D

Offline moira

  • Cat Rescue
  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 718
  • Slave to: Oscar, Frankie, Timmy, Sophie, Dudley, Kofi, Maurice, Max, Barney, Sammy, Flynn, Molly, Nulla, Winnie, Patch, Sooty
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #247 on: January 07, 2010, 13:02:20 PM »
Tina is doing very well although continues to show no real interest in food. However, she does eat when she feels like it as I catch her nibbling biscuits on occasion or the carcass of the turkey and even the washed out dregs of biscuits and cat food that have got caught in the sink drain, even though I have just put out fresh food for her, Yuch! :) The supper of chicken breast is the only thing she finishes, mostly she eats a tablespoon of catfood or a few sips of cat milk then looses interest. She is very active and affectionate, though, and is very comfortable with the other cats - too comfortable with Sammy and Maurice who she flirts with outrageously and who take it in turns to sleep with her on top of the china cabinet (Its OK, they are definitely neutered :) ). She tends to dart around the place rather than slink like the other cats and always seems very inquisitive and bright eyed. Rosie kitten goes in to be speyed tomorrow so I will take Tina in to be weighed again. If the vet thinks it is OK I'll book her in to be speyed and chipped.

Offline **TINA**

  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 564
  • Slave to: All of my 7 furkids :o)
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #246 on: December 11, 2009, 20:49:25 PM »
She is a little stunner  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: so much reminds me of my bridge babe Splitz  :'(
Cats ... Pod, Rolo, Flora, Peaches & Ziggy
and
English Bull Terriers...  Lola & Tom

Offline suecav

  • Adult Cat
  • ***
  • Posts: 197
  • OSCAR (R.I.P.) xxx
  • Slave to: Paolo and Murphy
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #245 on: December 11, 2009, 12:26:22 PM »
Brilliant news  :)

Offline Bazsmum

  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • ******
  • Posts: 16662
  • Bazzy Bazilla
    • The Animal Rescue Site
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #244 on: December 11, 2009, 01:13:09 AM »
Yay! The updates just keep getting better for this gorgeous girl!  :wow: :Luv2: :hug:

Offline pappilon

  • Honorary Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 4948
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #243 on: December 10, 2009, 21:11:44 PM »
Thanks Moira, that is fantastic. :) :hug:

Offline Janeyk

  • Rescue & Rehoming/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 21875
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #242 on: December 10, 2009, 19:01:40 PM »
 ;D  that's great news Moira
Please consider the harder to home cats in rescue.

Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

  • Rainbow Bridge/Rescue/Moderating Staff
  • Purrrrrfect Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 73567
  • Misa at 4yrs old and new with me
  • Slave to: Misa, Sasa, Franta Napoleon RIP, Ducha RIP and Lupin, Kocka RIP
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #241 on: December 10, 2009, 18:16:37 PM »
Stunning news, thanks Moira  ;D

Offline moira

  • Cat Rescue
  • Distinguished Cat
  • *****
  • Posts: 718
  • Slave to: Oscar, Frankie, Timmy, Sophie, Dudley, Kofi, Maurice, Max, Barney, Sammy, Flynn, Molly, Nulla, Winnie, Patch, Sooty
Re: Young tabby cat TINA needs a home......With Moira for a few weeks.. UPDATE
« Reply #240 on: December 10, 2009, 17:55:52 PM »
Great news! Got results back today and Tina is negative for both FIV and FeL.   
Just got to get her fattened up now and then the op.

 


Link to CatChat