Hi Jude,great to see another Valentino fan on purrs and sorry i,ve not replied sooner but there has been developments with Rossi and he moved in with me which i never,ever expected.
Nearly 2 weeks ago he suddenly decided to move in but it caused my 2 cats to become very distressed and i was confined to the house as Rossi followed me everywhere;he is such a loving,affectionate little boy. I didn,t want to reply to your post until i knew what was happening and Rossi is now with a lovely lady,Heather in Inverness /Inverness Cat Rescue and he went just today.
I had to keep Rossi and my cats apart as fighting broke out (my boys even fought with each other while Rossi was living in the house) and i had to cancel appointments,rely on friends to do shopping,etc as Rossi just wouldn,t let me leave his side. He was in my living room and i had to try and sleep on the couch as he wanted in and out at night and also had to split myself between Rossi and my boys so i was exhausted.
Rossi had been in a home environment at some point in his life and loved me to stroke and brush him ;he also used a litter tray and was not a full feral as i,d thought he was. A few weeks ago he nearly got ran over as crossed a main road to get to me for his food,etc and i began waiting on him after that for a few hours at night to make sure he got across okay:i was out in pouring rain,wind,snow,hail with hot water bottles and waterproofs on waiting for him and people thought i was mad :Crazy:but supportive too.
I tried everywhere to find a re homing centre and was let down badly by Cats Protection (will explain in another post);CP said they would help me and i waited on them coming out for Rossi but only found out 5 days later after emails with all thee different "staff whom i hadn,t even spoken with" that the branch is not a re homing centre which they did not tell me;i,d built my hopes up waiting on them coming for Rossi and as they let me down i tried loads of places for help with re homing him but all had "no room at the inn" and i was in a terrible state just about breaking down.
I found Heather and she is an angel
she was the only one who understood the situation i was in and said she would take Rossi :he was checked for a micro chip but didn,t have one. Heather came out today to collect Rossi all the way from Inverness and Rossi was great with her; i was crying when he went(and crying still as i write) but i know it is best for him,my cats and me as i wanted to keep him but my 2 cats just wouldn,t have it and they had already went through enough being rescue cats themselves. I also was very upset that he may be killed or injured crossing the main road to get to me. Heather took him to the vet and he has been neutered ,had all his jabs,checked over by the vet and microchipped and Heather said he is doing well(i,ve attached a photo of Rossi taken just a few days ago and one Heather sent after his surgery today). I did try to find his original owner but no one claimed him and he had been roaming in this area living feral for a few years so possibly he was dumped
. I, have every faith in Heather and confident she will find Rossi a new loving,caring forever home: everyone has commented on what a handsome boy he is
so Rossi is now just waiting to find that special person and special forever home.I looked after and cared for him feeding him Applaws,Royal Canin, chicken ,tuna,treats,etc..etc ,gently stroking his chin,chest and tummy which he loved,telling him how beautiful he is and was very honoured that he chose and trusted me:i do feel i betrayed him but everyone has said i done very well by him and was the only one who ever, in all the time he roamed this area(about 3- 4 years or so) gave him the love ,care and attention which was all he ever really wanted.