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November 2018 Notes

Who’s in care with TinyKittens as of November 11:
Shelly’s sun porch:  Hyatt (brown tabby with white boy) along with Rocket and Radar, the new panther boys
♦ Shelly’s: Mason, Auracuda and Salia are in the main part of the house with the Teens and Cassidy
At Kimsies’: Moustachio (aka Stashie Bumblepants — see Kimsies’ Leo, Bobbi, Bowie & Big Brother Jager Facebook page for updates)

→  Comparison weight chart from Firefly’s kittens to Princess Consuela’s Auto kittens ←

November 17

  • Shelly posted a video of Radar’s shadow as he climbed one of the screens on the sun porch. Rocket was already over Shelly’s higher wall and on the other side of the room; he will be going back to the Happy Forest today, lucky boy. (Radar will stay at TKHQ another couple of days to recover from his dental before he, too, returns to the colony.)
  • Shelly packed Rocket up to go back to the colony. Catching him was an adventure — it was off-cam, but we could hear the noise of him ricocheting off everything. Shelly eventually herded him through the door into the other side and into the nest, where she could more easily catch him. The screen is even more shredded, finishing up the job Evolene started when she made a nice hole in it during her stay on the porch.

November 16

  • Radar had his dental surgery and neuter today. He had four teeth removed, and his eye is looking better.
  • Shelly noted that the screen is shredded. She added more bricks to the top of the wall in the middle of the porch, in the hopes that it would prevent Rocket from being able to scale it and go over to the non-cat-proofed other side. (Spoiler: It did not.)
  • Shelly posted several pictures from the Happy Forest, including an adorable one of Ramona playing. The feeding station shelter tarps were rehung today.

November 15

  • Rocket had his neuter today.
  • Radar will have his neuter and dental surgery tomorrow. He is getting eye drops for an ulcer in his left eye.
  • Kathryn Jane posted a number of videos and pictures from her visit to the Happy Forest today.

November 14

  • Rocket ‘s neuter has been scheduled for tomorrow. Radar‘s is still scheduled for Friday.
  • Shelly is able to get close enough to the panthers to comb/brush them, though they’re still a bit skittish. Hyatt is still not a fan of humans.

November 13

  • Radar was scheduled for his neuter and dental surgery today, but it was rescheduled for Friday instead. Rocket will have his neuter at a later date, to be determined.

November 12

  • The panthers have been in and out of the Cabinet of Solitude aka the nest several times over the past two days, including some attempts to escape and/or follow Hyatt over the Great Wall. But they are still sticking mostly to the COS.
  • The two panthers were finally named: cat #1 is now Rocket and cat #2 is now Radar.
  • I uploaded a slo-mo capture (at 1/4 speed) of Rocket’1 parkouring around the room during his intake. I added it to the November 10 entry but am also embedding it here.
  • Kimsies posted a video from her visit to the Happy Forest today.

November 11

  • Fresh catnip for everyone, not at all appreciated.
  • Lest we forget. Whether you call it Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Veteran’s Day, or something else, today is a day to remember all the soldiers and animals who fought and died in service around the world. Today is the 100th anniversary of the original Armistice, at the 11th of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. (Most people don’t really think about the number of animals who died in service during World War I. Millions of animals died, including horses, donkeys, camels, dogs, cats, and pigeons. See Telegraph’s World War I: Animals at War, in pictures, the Animals in War Memorial Fund, and search Google for more information about animals in WW I.)

November 10

  • Shelly trapped two cats at the Happy Forest and brought them in for TNR.
  • They are both all black, intact males that have’t been catalogued yet. (Shelly was hoping that she’d trapped at least one of the all black female cats seen at the colony — two of them were visibly pregnant when seen on August 17.)
    • Cat #1: Named Rocket on November 12. Not that old, probably between 12 and 18 months old. He has a little scab on one, possibly a result of fighting. His teeth look great, his body condition is good. Shelly tried to release him into the nest on the sun porch but he panicked and ping-ponged around the room — from window to wall and back again, over Hyatt and everything else in his path and shutting off the feed’s audio in the process — before finally finding a hiding spot. (He eventually went into the nest on his own.)
    • Cat #2: Named Radar on November 12. He is similar in appearance to Rocket. (They look a lot like Ramona, with that sweet “Toothless the baby Night Fury” look.) He has the typical feral incisors, gingivitis, and maybe some resorptive lesions. (Shelly tooks some pictures to send to the vet.) She thinks his teeth look a little older than Rocket’s, but he may have just inherited bad teeth genes. He also has some lice, though not nearly as bad an infestation as Quarren had. Shelly gave him Revolution to kill the lice. Shelly considered segregating him from Rocket and Hyatt until the lice were dead, but then decided to leave him in the room for companionship’s sake — Hyatt has already been treated.
      New panther boys trapped for TNR 2018-11-10
    • How to tell them apart? At the moment, given our current general viewpoint, the only way to tell them apart is that Radar (known currently as R2 until Shelly names him) has a permanent blep, or stuck out tongue, due to his dental issues.
  • Shacara (vet tech from Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialists) dropped by to take blood from Mason, so that he wouldn’t have to be subjected to the stress of being captured and taken in.

November 9

  • Hyatt went to the vet today for a follow-up. His eye is 99% healed. (There is still a tiny area of fluorescein uptake, indicating that there is still some active ulceration.)  They will continue giving him eye drops for another week and then recheck it. Barring anything momentous happening, he will most likely be heading back to the Happy Forest once he gets cleared by the vet.
  • The biopsy results are back for Salia‘s ear polyp, and it was benign.
  • Shelly posted a video on Instagram of Gallico against the iPad.


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    Gallico v. iPad, with an adorable cameo from Ramona. 😻

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November 6

  • Shelly posted a quick update on her sleep out last night.
  • Princess Consuela went to her new home today. Her new name is Kelly Clarkson and she has two new feline siblings (Carrie Underwood and Paul Brandt) and a canine brother (Luke Bryan). Her Facebook page is Kelly Clarkson – From TinyKitten to Country Superstar.

November 5

  • Salia went for her checkup today.
  • Hyatt‘s follow-up toxoplasmosis test results show that he no longer has any live infection so he is no longer getting antibiotics. They will continue to give him eye meds. He will likely be returning to the Happy Forest once everything has been treated as much as it can.
  • Tonight is the Covenant House Sleep Out to Support Homeless Youth. Shelly, Dr. Ferguson, and Angie Quaale are among the people who will be sleeping out tonight in the cold and rain in support of homeless youth.
  • Princess Consuela has been adopted. She will be leaving for her forever home tomorrow at 5:30 PM. The event will not be on-cam but video will apparently be uploaded later. She will have a Facebook page.

November 4

  • Enara‘s human went with Kim T to the Happy Forest today. She uploaded a bunch of pictures and videos from her trip.

Harvie Colony cats still looking for their forever homes

  • I was going through all of my notes today working on a page for the Harvie Colony cats, and I decided to check and see if any of the cats transferred to Katie’s Place were still available for adoption.
  • I was surprised to see that three of them are still waiting for their forever homes, including the sweet little tuxie known as Skunk during his brief time at TKHQ due to the little white stripe on his back. He is up for adoption as part of a bonded pair along with one of his Harvie buddies.
  • One of the other black and white tuxies (the one with the Eaton/Justin/Badger nose stripe) is also up for adoption.
  • The other two cats who were transferred to Katie’s Place (the tuxie who looked like a female Barty clone and the grey tabby) were either adopted or are not considered adoptable yet as they are not in the list of available cats.

November 3

  • Kathryn Jane was the lunch lady at the Happy Forest colony today.