Cat Care – Roxanne’s Anniversary

Roxanne

November 30, 2017 is Roxanne’s anniversary. It was one year ago today that I picked her up from down the road where she was going to tossed back into the snow. We think that she was about two years old at the time and that she probably had a litter. She was and is a very friendly cat that adapted to a new home and six other cats with very little difficulty. She definitely was not feral  so I think she was dumped.  After a three day isolation period she went to the vet for vaccinations and examination. She was then introduced to the clowder and life carries on. There were some fights and howling, but we got over that  quickly. Roxy bonded well with the kittens. A couple of weeks after moving in she went into heat. Tenzin was attracted to her and she made herself available. She was spayed soon after.

One year later she now likes to go outside on the leash. When she wants out she goes to her leash and tries to put her head in the loop. Now after going out she wants to come to the office and has now become the second office cat.

I can not imagine this wonderful cat left in the snow for the winter. I am so glad I kept her and she is a fine addition to the family. She is my adventure cat and second office cat. Soxs has to share some office time now.

The world is full of animals left to fend for them selves. This is wrong. My hat goes off to the rescues and individuals that rescue these creatures. Animal abuse is as vile as child abuse. In closing rescue where you can, support or volunteer at a shelter. Donate if possible.

That’s my story for today. Thanks for reading. Hug a kitty and do something green for the environment and please leave a comment.

Trevor

4 thoughts on “Cat Care – Roxanne’s Anniversary”

  1. Good afternoon Trevor,

    I love cats and I love your website.
    When I came upon this story and saw the photo of Roxanne it immediately reminded me of Jasmin.
    It was in 2013, a Monday morning, 9th of Sept.
    I planned to go to Malaga. I left a bit later than normal and instead of taking the down below road I drove through the village. Just outside is a bridge of the highway crossing and the road slopes down. I saw a small dark spot in the middle of the road. I stopped and caused a long line of cars. I picked it up, it was very small, and put it in my car. I made a U- turn, not allowed there and drove to the other side of the village.
    Francisco said she was 4 weeks old, got 7 stitches on a 1 cm wound and stayed for 2 months in quarantine upstairs.
    I then went to Malaga, it turned out it was a holiday. If I had known that I would have gone on Tuesday.
    There you see, it was Jasmin’s and my destiny to meet.
    My cat also has a black spot on her nose. When I saw it the first time I thought it was dirt and started rubbing.

    Regards, Taetske

    1. Thank you Taetske ,that’s a great story. Jasmin is a fortunate kitty. The story reminds me too of my Esther and Ariel. Both kittens found in the bush. I found Esther in the dark hiding under a log calling for help. It was late October and I doubt if she would of lasted the night. Many blessings to you and your family.
      Trevor

  2. Good evening Trevor,

    Thank you for your reply.
    My whole family is made up of rescued animals. Sasha was put out with 4 weeks at the main gate, some 500m from my home. This was in 2010. Cindy my dog, I picked up at the dog shelter in 2006.
    Missu came walking in as a young kitten in the summer of 1995, she is still going strong.

    Regards, Taetske

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