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Recap: Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Haze ❤️

  • ❤️❤️❤️ Lneya gave us an update on Haze during Whisky’s intake. Haze had continued to not do well last night. Kayla brought him in this morning and took him straight to Mountain View, where they made the tough decision to humanely euthanize him. So sad and heartbreakingly tragic but, as with his siblings, not at all unexpected. This is why people work so hard for spay/neuter and TNR feral colony programs — kittens born into a less-than-ideal living situation have a really high mortality rate….from parasites and viruses, from starvation and malnutrition, from predators and accidents, and just from the elements.
    Go play happily with your siblings, Hazey. ❤️❤️❤️
  • Shelly later posted more information on the People For Happier Cats Facebook page:


  • Margarita, a sweet tuxie who was originally brought in to LAPS on July 30 (you can read some of her background on a recent post here), was adopted today after almost three months in LAPS’ care. That’s such happy news — she is such a super friendly cat.


  • A large (13 lb 14 oz) intact and very fluffy male tabby and white cat was brought in. He’d been hanging around the person’s property for awhile. She said he wasn’t vocal but was very friendly, a lap cat who purred for her and liked to cuddle. He has a number of old war wounds and the big beefy cheeks of an intact tom cat.
    Whisky intake 2015-10-27 Whisky intake 2015-10-27 Whisky intake 2015-10-27
    I’ve uploaded the intake video to YouTube – note: about 20 minutes into the video, the stream got wonky so there is a lot of resolution changing, circles of death, and other oddities for a few minutes. (The video is also still available on LAPS’ Livestream at http://livestream.com/accounts/14083503/LAPSlife/videos/103087414.)

Lock, Shock, and Barrel

  • LAPS posted a very cute picture of Shock on Twitter

CallaLily Litter

  • Happy 8-week birthday to the CallaLily kittens: Captain, Picasso, Galaxy, and Treasure.

TinyKittens HQ:

MountainView and DreamWorks Litters

  • Shelly visited with Tip and the kittens three times: once to quickly grab Bambi and Bluebelle (Bambi went to Mountain View for an ultrasound and Bluebelle went with him as company), once at around 13:30 for a longer update, and then again after Bambi and Bluebelle back home (around the time that Kimsies came by to visit with Mr. T and Pinecone).
    Little Darling uploaded the video of the third visit — it’s in her section at the bottom of the page. I’ve uploaded the second visit and embedded it here:
  • Bambi’s heart murmur is not structural, it’s just an innocent or physiologic murmur, so it doesn’t impact his health. He will just need to be checked at his annual vet visits to make sure that nothing changes. The kittens will get their boosters on Monday and Tuesday and then they’ll start scheduling the rest of the spays and neuters.
  • Flower is four days in on her second round of antibiotics because she had more pus the other day. Her head bump is gone.
  • Shelly will be delivering Tip and Bootsy to LA, exact date and details to be determined.


  • Shelly ran into Mr. Fluff at Mountain View. He’s bigger and much more silvery than he was. He’s looking good. Very confident.


  • Cassidy is starting to lift his butt more. They’re talking to more specialists.
  • He was featured in another little article, on NYMag.

People for Happier Cats/TNR site:

General Notes

  • Kim T. was on feeding duty at the colony today.

Mr. T (aka Torelius) and Pinecone

  • Shelly posted a “Day 1 Update” at about 13:20 PDT and another one in the evening after all the (very successful) visits:

  • Thursday or Friday, they’ll take the samples for the PCR tests. (They want to wait a few days after the baths to get the samples — the baths should have eliminated the environmental spores so any spores found by then should be spores generated by the cats themselves.) Then it’ll be a couple of days for the results, so they should know by early next week whether there is still ringworm.

The Mr. T and Pinecone Experience! — Day 2 Visits:

Lorie N. visited at around 11:15 PDT. Mr. T took a fair bit of coaxing (and a little tough love) to get out of the nest and into her lap, but Pinecone is pretty confident all things considered.
Lorie visits with Mr T and Pinecone at 11:15 PDT 2015-10-27 Lorie visits with Mr T and Pinecone at 11:15 PDT 2015-10-27

Kim T. visited at around 15:35 PDT. Mr. T again took a lot of coaxing but Pinecone is definitely warming up quickly to the idea of being inside and did a little playing.
Kim T visits with Mr T and Pinecone at 15:35 2015-10-27 Kim T visits with Mr T and Pinecone at 15:35 2015-10-27

Kimsies visited at around 17:40 PDT. It’s so clear who Mr. T’s favourite human is — he was out of the nest and into Kimsies lap within a couple of minutes of Kimsies entering the room. Pinecone, on the other hand, seems to be less paws on with Kimsies — their relationship seems more active play than cuddles and pets, though there are pets, of course. It is wonderful to see the interaction between all three in high def with good audio. ❤️
Kimsies' visit with Mr T and Pinecone at 17:54 PDT 2015-10-27 Kimsies' visit with Mr T and Pinecone at 17:54 PDT 2015-10-27 Kimsies' visit with Mr T and Pinecone at 17:54 PDT 2015-10-27 Kimsies' visit with Mr T and Pinecone at 17:54 PDT 2015-10-27 Kimsies' visit with Mr T and Pinecone at 17:54 PDT 2015-10-27 Kimsies' visit with Mr T and Pinecone at 17:54 PDT 2015-10-27

Kimsies uploaded several videos from her visit.

As well as a bunch of pictures:

My own thoughts:

The boys have mostly been in their little nest so far today. They can eventually be coaxed out by human visitors, but left on their own, they seem to still be very cautious and nervous, understandably so. Mr. T has so far been much more insecure than Pinecone but, as Shelly noted yesterday, it’s interesting that he comes to the human in the room for comfort and security, and that in turn makes him a little braver about the room and his change of circumstances.

They also seem to be social eaters, eating more when the humans are in the room than when they are on their own. (Domesticated cats are frequently like that — I don’t know if in the case of Mr. T and Piney that means they were perhaps pets before or if they’ve just associated eating and food with the social event of the humans arriving at the feeding station.) They both seem a little concerned and confused by the mysterious thundering coming from the Flying Kitten Circus upstairs. All that said, though, they’re doing better and better as they get more comfortable and secure in their new surroundings. It’s been a really good first 24 hours for them.

Today’s video caps courtesy of Sara (Little Darling):

Tiny Kittens Shellys morning visit with Cassidy

Tiny Kittens Lorie visits Mr T & PC

Tiny Kittens Kim T visits Mr T and PC

Tiny Kittens Shellys visit with Tip and all okay with Bambi [this visit coincides with Kimsies’ visit with Mr. T and Pinecone downstairs]

Tiny Kittens Kimsie visits Mr T and PC

Tiny Kittens Kimsie visits Mr T and PC part 2

[Page last updated: 2015/10/28 at 07:45 PDT]

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