Monday, January 30, 2017

Rupert vs his new adventure



I had a few cans of the Tiki Cat variety pack left at the house so I brought them up to the shelter to give to the foster coordinator, who is caring for Rupert. I hadn't heard from her but I was hoping for the best. I brought my camera so I could photograph the cats at the shelter so I would have something interesting to post this week.

When I stopped in the woman behind the front desk phoned the foster coordinator and she said she wanted to talk to me. I will admit I had a few moments where I was afraid he hadn't made it through the weekend, but she came out smiling and told me what a little spitfire he his. He thunders down the stairs and pushes the other cats out of their plate to have a bite.... but never more than a bite or two. She said even her grumpy cat that usually doesn't allow that puts up with him.

Rupert is always asking for food. There was a workman that came into the house and he was all up in the workman's face and getting all in his stuff. She said the workman was quite taken with him.

She mentioned that he does smell again, which I don't doubt. He doesn't spread his legs when he pees.. he sits more than squats, but he's young and small and I'm sure once he starts to grow he'll grow out of it.

She mentioned the vet put him on metro, but she wasn't sure why.. His gut was always pretty strong and his poop was always well formed when he was here so I don't know why either, but he's active and eating, so there is that.

Unfortunately, he is still not gaining weight, but... if he is eating better then that is only a good thing and hopefully.. *fingers crossed*

She said she would send me photos.. if she does I'll post them.

27 comments:

  1. I hope you get photos as we would love to see them he is so adorable

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  2. That little guy is SUCH a fighter! I'm a little in awe of him.

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  3. Rupert is just a tough lil guy. It's clear he wants to make it and he will not sucuumb without the most awesome fight. Thank you for the update. We were dreading what it might be..

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  4. Go Rupert go! I sure hope he continues to be his little feisty self and starts gaining some badly needed weight. Looking forward to seeing some photos.

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  5. LG's mom7:27 AM

    Go, Rupert! You're the cutest little fella. MWAH!! (Um, don't tell LG.)

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  6. keeping our paws crossed!!!

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  7. Wow, he is a tough little dude. Hoping he continues to improve!

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  8. Spitfire is the perfect word for him ... little guy with a spirit and heart bigger than most people!

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  9. Is it possible that he is a dwarf? I know someone from another rescue group who has a dwarf cat. He didn't hit two pounds until he was a year old, if I remember correctly. She has kind of a menagerie at her house and this kitten has a very large Boxer who loves him and treats him like his baby.

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    1. it is possible, but it is slightly more likely he has a liver shunt or some other life threatening malformation.. We're just going to take it one day at a time.

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  10. We're purring for Rupert!

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  11. How nice that you got an update. Keep on keeping on, little Rupert! We're purring and praying bigtime!

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  12. Aw I smiled when I read he thundered down the stairs and pushed other kitties out. My hopes are up...continued purrs for him. xo

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  13. Thanks for the update on Rupert, and we ALL are hoping that he starts to eat up, gain weight...and learn not to pee on himself!

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  14. Thank you for the update on that sweet little one. We think about him all the time and hope he's doing well.

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  15. Sending sweet Rupert our best soft purrs that he gains weight and keeps getting stronger!

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  16. Chicken? Fish? If you were in CA, you could
    take him to UC Davis

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  17. Sending lots of prayers and purrs for Rupert!

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  18. Prayers and POTP for Rupert and all the people trying to help him and to his grumpy friend who lets him at the food !

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  19. Thanks for posting the update on Rupert. I was wondering how he was doing.

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  20. Metronidazole is a antibiotic that works against Giardia. Maybe the vet is concerned about parasites.

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    1. except his stools were perfect and he was just suffering a failure to thrive and blood work that suggested his organs were shutting down.

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  21. I am glad he is eating, I hope he can gain some weight.

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  22. Keeping everything crossed for him!

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  23. Paws crossed here for little Rupert ! Purrs

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  24. So happy to hear that little Rupert is still hanging in there. Prayers that he will keep eating and begin gaining weight. He is just so adorable and what a little fighter he is. Hugs and nose kisses

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