Friday, August 08, 2008

Former Feral Friday

Hi all! Many of you may know, that almost 4 years ago I was rescued from the sad, short life of a feral kitty.

The woman I now call mommy found me on the side of the road on her way home from work on Nov. 3, 2004. She saw me laying on the road and thought I'd been hit. She stopped to check if I was, well, dead, and I wasn't. She went home to get daddy (cause I was laying only a block from their house and she had no safe way to pick me up). I hadn't been hit, I was just so tired and sick and hungry.

I hung out waiting to see what would happen because I could sense this woman would be a sucker for a cute sad kitty and with enough training I could work with her.

Sure enough, I even "let" the man I now call daddy load me up in the car and they drove me to my now forever home. I was put in the bathroom and fed nummy nummy tuna. The man I now call daddy went to the store and got me a litterbox.

The next day I was taken (by force!) to the VET and it was discovered I had tapeworms, a double ear infection and conjunctivities. Also, sadly, they found out I have FIV. I was also unneutered. Oh yeah, I was a Mancat's Mancat.

BTW, imagine how much trouble my bean had giving a crazy wild kitty meds for eyes and ears! Lotsa scratching and snarling ensued for sure.
I must admit, even for a feral boy, it didn't take long to realize who the food source was...

I was kept in the bathroom the first 2 weeks cause I was so wild it would have been impossible to catch me in a whole room. Then I moved into a very large dog cage and then the bedroom the cage was in. Then, of course, I got the run of the house.

I hope you'll tune in next week when I'll take you thru my journey into being the happy, semi-sweet (hey, I don't have an evil alter for nothin) kitty I am now! Especially when I discovered the joy of nippity nip nip toys.

The first hint of Bendrix trying to escape the bathroom confinement

I hope you've enjoyed viewing the first 4 pictures ever taken of me (note how I wouldn't let mommy corner me in the room for the pics, I had to be by the door in case I needed to run)!

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Furkidsmom said...

What a lucky boy you are to have found your Forever home.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Mo said...

That's a lovely and touching story - thank you for sharing it.
And thanks to your mommy & daddy for not only giving you a Forever Home but for sharing you with US!!!

Not The Mama

snowforest said...

What a great story ~ Hendrix is one of the bestest kitties around and we iz furry happy that he got such a great home...

The Island Cats said...

Hi Hendrix! What a great story! Sure sounds like you are one lucky kitty that your mom decided to stop and pick you up from the side of the road!

Zoey is formerly feral even though mom says she's still got some feral in her! Zoey's been with us for almost 6 months now...and we're working the feral out of her!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Such a great story! You've got furry good people!

meep, Twizz, and Bear said...

We love your story Mr. Hendrix! We are furry glad that you trusted your future mom & dad and let them take such good care of you. We're all FIV+ and had ear "problems" too. Can't wait to read more ... are you gonna share Bendrix's story too?!?!

Tybalt said...

What a wonderful gotcha story. I am so glad your mommy found you, Hendrix!

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I found that feral cats can be wonderful pets. Good thing you found some nice people to take you in and get you some medical attention. It sounds like they rescued you just in time!

brandi said...

I LOVE YOUR KITTY PICTURES. I just had to check here.