Saturday, July 5, 2014

The post about Skippy


Since I don't have kittens at the moment, I thought I'd share the crew with you again..

Starting from the youngest, this is Skippy


Skippy is the baby of the family.  He was never intended to be added, but when you hear his story you might understand why he's here.  He came to me as a foster in 2009.  He was found somewhere nearly dead, and brought to the shelter as an animal cruelty case. He started to recover but then developed a urinary issue.  This is when I got him.  I started fostering him in my bath tub since my foster room was full and I wanted to make sure I had a bit of protection between him and The Crew since he has a small exposure to ringworm.  I waited and waited and it never developed so he gained the privilege of the whole bathroom, and later the kitten room.

His prey drive was huge.  He would run after anything with little thought of his own safety or consequence.  His love of ping pong balls was so endearing..


but his time came, and I brought him back to the shelter.  A couple adopted him.  I warned them of his urinary issues and that he might have trouble again the future, and I could tell they weren't really listening to me and I was bothered by that. When he developed a cold they ended up returning him to the shelter.  I took him home and got him well and sent him back to the shelter where he sat as a teen age boy, which is a bit less appealing than the kittens that they also had.  After a few days he developed the cold again, so he came back again. I returned him again and he sat there unadopted for a week, and finally I could not stand it any more and I brought him home to stay.

My boy is uber cuddly. Every day he needs his 'Skippy time'  when he climbs up on to your chest and puts his head near your shoulder and purrs like a motor boat and drools all over you.  He is also the founding member of the BowTie Club for Mancats.. he wears his constantly and has quite a collection growing..

16 comments:

  1. We didn't know there was a BowTie Club for Mancats!

    We're so happy you adopted Skippy. He was so adorable chasing after the ping pong ball!

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  2. Oh, he was too, too cute and funny with those ping pong balls. I was waiting for a third one and wondering what he was going to do with the two in his paws. LOL.

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  3. I didn't know Skippy's story before - thanks for sharing! It sounds like he wound up where he belonged. ;-)

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  4. We didn't know Skippy's history. No wonder you adopted him after all he went through! He's so cute with those ping pong balls, and he reminded us of Pierre and his foam balls, which he loves to goaltend even at age 9!

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  5. Awww. That is so similar to Mozart. Love the video!

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  6. Oh Skippy, you are such a dapper man cat. We are so glad you are part of The Crew.

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  7. OH Skippy you are just too cute!

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  8. That was a wonderful Skippy story and he was just meant to be home with you!!!

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  9. Skippy is a handsome mancat and was a sweet baby! Does he still like to chase the ping pong balls?
    Perhaps he kept getting a cold knowing he could go home to you...if so, smart cat!

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  10. What a wonderful story - so glad you were able to keep him.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  11. He is so cute! And a very energetic kitten in the video :) I'm sure he's happy he got to come home with your furever.

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  12. What a sweet video and he sounds like a total sweetheart! Skippy we are so happy you ended up in the loving home you did, you sure deserve it.

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  13. Awww he is so funny,you can see what he is thinking "see these Balls?ALL MINE" love it,he was meant to be with you,xxRachel

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  14. Aw, baby Skippy! So adorable! Lovely to see him as a baby! :)

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  15. That video is so cute!!! He reminds me of my Sampson. Super playful, and super sweet. His bow tie collection IS growing - he will have one more to add to his collection very soon!

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  16. Really enjoying finding out how all your kitties came to live with you. Enjoyed the video as well.

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