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Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 pm
by Crewella
I posted about fostering Twinks (Twinkle), who is about 15 and had been taken to be PTS as her elderly owner had asthma issues and the hospital would not allow her to go home to a house with a cat in it. The vet found her to be in perfect health so didn't want her PTS, so called the rescue.

She's been living in our stairwell for the last few weeks, but seemed wary of the gang and unwilling to explore further and I wasn't sure if she'd be happy here as she'd been an only cat. This weekend, however, she's suddenly got her confidence and started to come down and explore a bit. So far I've only let her down when some of the rest are out, so she's not faced with five strangers all at once, but she's now met all of them individually with no problems, so I've agreed to take her on permanently.
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I'll still keep taking the intoductions slowly to minimise general stress, but ater a chat with the rescue she is now officially part of the gang! :D

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:15 pm
by Lilith
Aww, how lovely, great news, particularly after the dreadful news re Max on 'Lost Cats'.

She looks very bright and cheeky to me - how dreadful to take her to be pts and good on that vet and good on you, congrats little Twinks, looks like life's starting again at 15 :D

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:44 pm
by Crewella
I know, poor Max. Such a beautiful cat, too. :(

I'm hoping this really will be a good thing for Twinks as, as does sometimes happen with elderly owners, I suspect she's not had the best of care lately. She was very, very scabby all round her back end and near the base of her tail, which I suspect is down to a flea allergy. I've not had a cat with this issue before, and I am a bit concerned as to how she'll do in a multi cat household where the lads are likely to bring all sorts in with them from their hunting trips, but we'll do our best. She's certainly a lot less scabby than she was, though I have seen a couple that look like fresh eruptions. Poor girl, they must be so uncomfortable, but she is, as you say, a bright, cheeky little cat and seems happy enough.

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:55 am
by Mrs Kane
Twinks says "I'm batman." from the shelf ;)

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:54 am
by booktigger
Aww, bless her

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:23 am
by bobbys girl
Yay, good news! I hope she'll settle in very quickly. :D

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:33 pm
by Kay
what a lucky cat she is - and what a sweet face she has - Twinks suits her

I hope it will work out for you and her and the gang

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:10 pm
by alanc
What cheering news, though somehow I'm not surprised by this outcome!

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:04 pm
by Mayday21
Hi Crewella nice to read about Twinks settling with you & your gang. Pretty sure you'll have her in top top shape in no time. The three puss-kateers are so pleased to hear the news about Twinks too. She's a cutie. Vivian

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:00 pm
by meriad
Awww, she's definitely got herself a fab forever home xx Fusses to her and the rest of the gang

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:45 am
by MarkB
Lucky girl. She will have a happy retirement with you :D - So nice that she doesn't have to move on again and is happy where she is. x

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:28 pm
by Camdengirl
Awww lovely news Helen :) do pass some fusses on to Twinks for me. She has a lovely face – I do love a B&W cat!

I don't know whether you were on Catchat back when I had Clay, but he had a flea allergy (actually, he was allergic to all sorts, poor boy could hardly eat anything without coming out scratching) and our vet at the time suggested 6-monthly Program injections to keep the fleas at bay. It might be worth asking your vet about that in case it's an option for Twinks, although Clay was an only cat so I am sure that helped. Poor boy had been infested with fleas before he was taken in by the charity I got him from, and when he arrived his whole body was covered in scabs – when you stroked him your hand went 'bump-bump-bump' over them :( But he never had any problems with fleas thereafter.

We also have some nice news, we have a new little lady in our home too. Hops was very obviously missing Pip, which didn't come as a surprise to me as he's always been a cat that likes company, both human and feline – so last month we visited Celia Hammond's Canning Town branch to find him a new friend. My other half asked if we could 'get a normal cat this time' (!) so we asked to meet a healthy, young cat that had nonetheless been overlooked. Why she was with them nearly 6 months is a mystery to me, as she's a very pretty tabby, and although shy is very affectionate when you get close enough to fuss her. She wanted out of her safe room after 24 hours when she heard Hops meowing for his tea, so we let them meet. They spent a couple of hours eyeing one another rather warily (with Hops looking as if he couldn't quite decide whether to exert his dominance or sniff her bum!) and then disappeared off upstairs together. The next morning I found them sleeping just inches apart on the spare bed <3 She has been just what he needed, and it's been lovely to see them doing so many things together, particularly because when I look back through my photos I realise how much time Hops and Pip used to spend together, before she got too old to tolerate being jumped on and started to distance herself. I'll see whether I can remember how to upload a photo...

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:37 pm
by Camdengirl
Here is our lovely Misty, and how I found her and Hops after their first night together.

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:26 pm
by booktigger
Aww, how pretty - how old is she?

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:04 pm
by Camdengirl
We think she is about 3 (Hops is 9ish but still quite playful). The lady who introduced her to us said she was brought in by her owners to the low-cost vet clinic with a prolapsed rectum and they just never came back for her :( I don't understand how people can do that, but apparently it's very common, and a big problem for the charity because of all the unpaid bills. She's a really sweet cat, but I fear will not be so when it comes to the small furry and feathered critters outside when she starts going out. She is very playful and already eyeing them up from the back door, as well as attacking things on the TV when we watch wildlife documentaries! I've given her some playtime with Da Bird and Da other attachments, but it's limited as she destroys them within a few minutes!

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:10 pm
by booktigger
So her age wasn't against her finding a home. At least her wait was worth it, she has a fantastic forever home. Good luck when she can go out

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Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:25 pm
by bobbys girl
She's very pretty! :) I'm glad they are both getting on together.

How's Twinks Helen, has she settled in now?

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:26 pm
by Camdengirl
Thank you :)

I love the older and the special needs ones, but my other half wanted a young one (he mentioned kittens a few times!) I can understand why, because for well over a year I couldn't go anywhere for longer than about 12 hours at a time because Pip needed so much care and was on so many meds. But now we've moved we have more space, so once Misty is well and truly settled I am hoping to persuade him to add a third cat to the mix, hopefully an older/special needs one...

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:31 pm
by Camdengirl
(Sorry Helen, didn't mean to hijack your thread!)

Re: Twinks has her forever home

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:12 pm
by booktigger
Camdengirl wrote:Thank you :)

I love the older and the special needs ones, but my other half wanted a young one (he mentioned kittens a few times!) I can understand why, because for well over a year I couldn't go anywhere for longer than about 12 hours at a time because Pip needed so much care and was on so many meds. But now we've moved we have more space, so once Misty is well and truly settled I am hoping to persuade him to add a third cat to the mix, hopefully an older/special needs one...
Good luck with getting a third cat