I wasn't able to see her on Wednesday as the shelter isn't open past the time I get out of work. I checked in with her Thursday and she seemed to be doing better. She was eating if someone paid attention to her and her stools had firmed up a bit. I asked what the plan was for her. Their intention was to put her up for adoption so I left her there.
I stopped by on Friday to take some more photos and visit with her and Lucy.
Lucy was happy to see me but dismissed me pretty easily. She is definitely waiting for her family to show up and she'll know 'em when she sees 'em! Purrs Lucy.. and I hope you get in that home right quick.
I then went and saw Fluffy. When I walked in she curled her tail around her face and tried to pretend I wasn't there.
You can see some of the food they have been trying to get her to eat. She'll eat a few bites if you give it to her, then she stops eating after a few bites. I totally get the need to leave the food near her, but she so won't eat it.. :)
When Fluffy realized I was there to pay some attention to her, her whole demeanor changed. She was the most active she has been since being at the shelter.
She was very happy to see me. The shelter learned she likes Temptations so I gave her some and she ate them for me. She asked for belly rubs and let me kiss her. She wasn't up for adoption on Friday, but she had gained a few ounces, so I was much less fearful for her and I found it a little easier to let her go in my heart.
|no.. don't let me go, bring me home, let me curl up on your lap|
Fluffy is Ectrodactyl. It is other wise known as Lobster Claw Syndrome. I am assuming it is genetic, and I am assuming it is the result of over breeding. She is missing the claws on her intact front paw. I can only assume that they were removed by a vet at one point, but I can not say it wasn't also genetic. I would so love to get an x-ray of her paws and see exactly what is going on with her, but it is totally unnecessary and in the end it absolutely will not matter. What is is what is. As a result she knows she isn't fully capable of catching prey and will only go after the slowest of 'prey'. It is so cute to watch her play.
Best wishes Fluffy! May you live in the lap of luxury, in a one floor home with lots and lots of plush carpet.