We've been without a pet for two years. People told me I'd eventually be glad to be pet free but I've yet to reach that state of being. I would prefer a dog but understand a cat is the more practical choice.
Our son and his family are cat magnets. I think they're up to five now. I decided if I was patient a nice kitty would show up at their place that would be perfect for me.
Yesterday Son sent me a text that another hungry cat had showed up on their porch. I was excited, thinking it surely must be meant for me.
Next I thought surely not. Surely this is not the cat I've been waiting for, surely not.
Son says it's the skinniest cat he's ever seen, just skin over bones.
He says it's a friendly cat and very loving.
The report this morning was it was eating well and using the litter box like a pro.
At the moment it has a private bedroom in their home. In the morning it goes to the vet.
I'm thinking the following:
1) It will have a chip
2) Feline Leukemia
3) Thyroid Problems
It won't be cheap just figuring out it's health situation. The very least will be an office visit and a panel of blood tests. After that there may be medicines and shots or possibly the expense of euthanizing it. It's not cheap to befriend a homeless cat. They would not consider taking it to a shelter.
Bob began his usual rant about them taking in another cat. They're cat people, what can I say. They have a 14 year old son that's a cat person as well. He didn't answer when I asked him what he would have done if he'd opened the door to it on his porch, what would he have said to grandson?
He didn't want to talk about that. I'm really hoping this is not the cat meant for me, that might be a problem.