Sunday, July 6, 2014

The post about Fleurp


Fleurp came to me in October of 2008.  I had a full house of kittens and kitties at the time and I had absolutely no right to take her home, but when I stopped at the shelter for some supplies for the fosters I had, she called to me.

She sat in a cage all by herself, in a little meatloaf position looking quite pathetic.  She didn't meow at me, didn't reach for me, she just sat there and I knew I had to have her. I went to the staff asking if I could foster her and was told that she was just recently taken in and hadn't been processed yet. I told them I had to have her and to call me as soon as she was ready and I went back to work. A couple of hours later I got the call and I told my boss I had to go and I left work and ran to get her. As I rounded one particular bend in the road her name came to me. It really was quite an oddity since I generally have such a hard time naming kittens, but there it was.

I had absolutely NO intention of adopting her. My house was full and it really was one of those foolish things, but by the time she was ready to go up for adoption I knew it was pointless to argue with her; she was home and that was that. (if the video below doesn't show up, you can view videos of her here)


Fleurp came to me with really bad ears, packed with ear mite debris, and a really bad eye. We originally thought it was herpes or something contagious, but it turned out that she had been bitten by something larger than she as she had scabs on the top of her head as well as under her jaw. She healed well from it, but it did leave her cornea cloudy. It gave her some pretty bad depth perception issues as a kitten, but she over came them fairly quickly.

Sadly for the past four years, in June, Fleurp becomes anemic. We have no idea why. The first two years we treated her with prenisolone and doxy, and she bounced back very nicely. The third year I tried a homeopathic route and it got her through it. This year I continued the homeopathic remedy as well as giving her a little extra food since she generally loses a bit of weight each time. Well she likes her extra food and will often sit and wait for more to be delivered..

Yes, she is sitting on the plate I generally put food on for her
Fleurp is pure hope and joy.. she has the most adorable little chirp of a meow when she is begging that I absolutely can not resist... and hence she is a wee bit spoiled. Her meow is more like a 'can I have?' instead of a 'GIVEMETHAT' like most of my cats have, which gets me every single time... and seriously how can you not want to open up a can of food for a kitten laying on her plate like that?


14 comments:

  1. Fleurp is a beautiful and obviously knows she is loved :) I remember voting for her for something many times! Did she win?

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  2. Fleurp is so lucky to have found a forever home with you.

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  3. So adorable. Sometimes they find us whether we are looking or not.

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  4. I enjoyed reading about Fleurp and learning more about her. The can-I-have meow is adorable as is she. What a sweet girl and you're blessed to have her.

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  5. I am so glad you took her in.
    What a grand life she has had with you.
    Love that she sits on her food dish. lol

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  6. Sometimes there's no point in arguing, I have learned.

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  7. Fleurp is a gorgeous girl! I"m glad she found her way into your heart and your home.

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  8. I love Fleurp. I can see why she spoke to you.

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  9. Fleurp is clearly a very special girl!

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  10. We're glad your paths crossed. Fleurp is a very pretty girl. :)

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  11. Such a beauty and we understand why you had to have her!

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  12. She's beautiful! Your description of her "Can I have?" meow reminds me so much of my Sophie. She is the same way. She has this adorable little chirp and looks up at me with these big, beautiful eyes, and I just can't resist her. Fleurp sure is a sweetie!

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  13. When I saw Astrid on Pet Finder, I knew she had to live with us. I was so afraid when I filled out the application for her that she would have already been adopted. Thankfully, she hadn't.There is just something about these precious creatures that speaks to us when we are meant to share our lives with them. That's exactly how it was with you and Fleurp. Love to you both.

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