Not a Skunk Update

Hi everyone. I actually was able to catch the stray cat Wednesday night. It is either a fixed male or a female. I will bring kitty to the shelter clinic Wednesday for vaccines and a FELV/FIV test.

Does anyone know if there is a FIP test?

No worries, kitty is not in a jar. Kitty is segregated in a breezeway off the garage, but safe and happy. Poor kitty was covered in ticks and probably fleas too, I already applied a topical treatment from the vet.

I have checked local animal control FB pages and craigslist for lost cats. We will also check for a microchip at the clinic. I find it hard to believe someone would dump this sweet cat, but the same thing happened to Prancie, Tallulah, Stinky, Penny and Barney.

I had been feeding kitty for at least 2 weeks and it was getting braver so I started puling the dish toward the breezeway and once inside, I shut the door. Kitty was scared, but only briefly. I have also discovered kitty loves nip and for me to pet him or her.

I have decided on the names Emmy for a girl and Oscar for a boy. I am hoping it is a girl because Sammy already has his Brody issues.

I used Imagechef for the photo, we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.

We are also joining #PMTphotohunt @tonkstail  / I cheated and used Loonapix , I hope to see this image on a cloudy day , Snowball.



  1. Congratulations on catching the kitty. She/he will now be safe with you. A suggestion to get rid of the fleas: Capstar. It is now available over the counter as well as vet offices. You can find it in the Walmart pet section. One tablet will kill all live fleas on your cat and only stays in the system 24 hours. If you can’t give the cat a pill in a Pill Pocket, an even easier way to give a Capstar tablet is by crushing it up thoroughly and mixing into a little bit of canned food. Fancy Feast works best for me. Within 30 minutes all live fleas will die. While it takes effect your kitty might get a little hyper and start scratching but that phase passes. It is safe and effective. I am so happy your stray kitty is now safe with you! ❤❤

    1. Thank you for the suggestion, I am glad it is available without a vet now, but I can ask for it at the clinic too.

  2. What a pretty kitty!
    Hope it all will work out for the best. Obviously socialized in the past…and sadly either lost or dumped. Sheesh.

  3. Love the possible names for “new kitty” ! What a lucky cat to have YOU taking care of her/him…….I hope medically it checks out and can move in with the family – “the new kid” sometimes has it tough but will adjust I’m sure. It’s a pretty kitty!! I think that cloud kitty in the last photo is wonderful – one day you will look up and Snowball will be there saying “Hi Mom!”………..

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    1. Thank you, I hope it checks out medically too and that it likes other cats. I hope that about the clouds too. XO

  4. Yeah!!!!! Another kitty safe!! Whether he is reunited with his family or joins yours s/he is truly blessed. I like both names!!! Can’t wait to find out what happens. Paw kisses to Penny.
    Love Toby

    1. Thank you, I hope I get to keep him or her. Penny sends paw kisses to you too Toby. XO and love to you all!

  5. Emmy/Oscar wander up to just the right door. I hope and purr you are able to get all the critters off and the tests come back negative.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. I think that is one lucky little kitty. WE hope everything checks out well at the Vet. Purrs … great artwork this week.

  7. Awww, I’m glad you got the cat in a safe place. You’ll have him/her all fixed up in no time. Sounds like a great addition to your family.

    Have a purrfect day. ☺

  8. Ellen, you are so good to help this kitty. Interesting that she (or he) loves to be petted and is so friendly.

  9. If Emmy/Oscar was dumped for some reason, s/he landed in the right place to get help. Hope all tests have good results, but am worried, since the poor dear had such an insect infestation.

  10. I am so happy that the kitty was lucky enough to come into your life! Fingers crossed he/she is healthy! You and your hubby are wonderful for taking the kitty in! Good luck at the vet

  11. We love the names you have chosen and look forward to the results of her /his vet check-up to see which name sticks 🙂

    Do you think Snowball had a paw in guiding this kitty to you? One thing we know for certain, we are really happy the kitty is now safe with you!

    the critters in the cottage xo

    1. Thank you. I have been feeding this kitty for a few weeks, but I am sure some of my angels led it to me. XO

  12. Wonderful news – for you and the kitty !
    Especially sad if he/she was abandoned, so hopefully a happy ending in the future !

  13. Mee-you Lady Ellen wee fink Snowball sent this EmmyorOscar kitt to you as a sign that shee iss OK an shee iss finkin of you…..Funny how this happens to you a lot….mee finkss Buudha Kat knowss you have a hertin heart an HE wants to bring a smile back to yur face an yur heart again…
    EmmyorOscar iss inn thee rite place! Pawss crossed fur thee testss comin out OK an fur thee new kitt to stay with you….
    Pleeze give mee LUV an ***paw kissesss*** to mee sweet Purrincess Phoebe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    1. Thank you , you are such a sweetie. XO and now from Phoebe- thank you my sweet purrince, you are the best boyfriend ever, I am so blessed. XO and paw kisses and nose rubs too!

  14. Great catch! I think the sweetie needs a serious flea bath from the Vet place. We had to do that when we caught Kit, she was so flea infested the poor thing chewed off part of her lower lip.

  15. Oh awnty Ellen, what a cutey. Yes, there is a test fur FIP. Sis Raena got one cuz of where she came from. We don’t ‘member how much it cost, but purrobably ’bout da same as any other tests. We hope this means dat barrin’ an actual home comin’ furward, your heart has a new furry piece.? Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  16. This artwork is awesome! Purrfect. I am praying that testing goes well, treatments go well, and that your family stays happy & healthy. Please let me know. Love you guys. Hugs.

    1. Thank you, I hope testing goes well and that this kitty likes other cats. XO and love to you too!

  17. Great news! Soon there will be 15 again to go meowing. I thought there was an FIP test but that it’s horribly inaccurate. I think if it likes nip, it probably once had a home.

    1. Actually that kitty will bring us to 13 again, we had 3 losses from 9/15-4/16 then we got Brody now we lost Snowball so this will make 13. My hubby thinks 15 is too many, he is so mean.

  18. It’s a lovely cat, and it amazes me how people can just dump their animals, but they do it all of the time.

  19. It seems as if Snowball has sent you a new kitty as Fiona did with us and Cooper Murphy. Please keep us posted on how this all turns out. We couldn’t imagine anyone would dump Cooper, but that is obviously what happened. We love Snowball as a fluffy cloud. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  20. Congrats on catching the new kitty! She/he is going to be a gorgeous kitty after some TLC. It seems like fate that you lost Snowball but gained a new kitty. We look forward to new posts on this one.

  21. FIP sucks. They are making new strides almost every day, but so far a test for it is not one of them. I always recommend to people to get the kitty to a different clinic for a second opinion when facing a diagnosis of FIP, since it is a ‘last resort’ kind of diseases. Maybe vets at a different clinic will see things with fresh eyes and come to a different (and treatable) conclusion.

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