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..