Friday, February 27, 2009

Formally Feral Friday

Cherokee, (front), belonged to an older lady but when she passed on her family just put him out of the house so they could sell it. Luckily a neighbor new (Ralphie) and tried to get him in her house but that didn't work so he became feral for quite sometime. She was putting food out to keep him visiting and then got help to trap him. He was given to a rescue group that altered him and put him up for adoption. Our Mommy was the second person to adopt him 'cause the first adoption didn't work, they didn't like him hiding all the time. It took Mommy 1 month for it to go through and that was because the woman that ran the group was on vacation. I stopped by to hold Cherokee as often as I could and they saw how much I wanted him so they told me to just take him. Yes, Cherokee hid all the time at first and Mommy had to give him a sleepy pill to get him to our new house. But after catching a photo of him yawning she saw his problem....his teeth were really bad! Why, when he was sedated for altering, was he not checked over by the vet??? A cats mouth condition should be important in evaluation for adoption. The Vet had to pull most of his teeth and polished the very few that were left. Now he is a very different cat, he sits on anyone's lap, begs for food, and does not fear the dogs. March 1st, Cherokee AKA also lovingly known as Kee Kee, will be 15 years old!
(Tinker and Cherokee) There isn't even one of us brothers that shows disrespect for our Kee Kee. He is the last surviving kitty from the first cat family with our beans. You are forever LOVED Kee Kee!=^Y^=

14 comments:

Cliff and Olivia said...

It's a shame about the teeth, but so good it got fixed. We love happy endings!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so happy your mom found KeeKee and brought him home to live with all of you!

The Creek Cats said...

That story had such a wonderful happy ending! It is so nice to learn about your past, Cherokee!

Parker said...

I just LOVE a story with a happy ending. Cherokee surk hit the jackpot when he got to come home with your Mom!

castle diva said...

We love happy endings, especially when it concerns a rescue animal.

Ms. P and Cinza

T'Abby Normal said...

A beautiful story.

Alasandra said...

All you kitties are gorgeous.

Cherokee, we are so glad your story had a happy ending and your teeths got fixed.

Thanks for coming by to visit our blog. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

Daisy said...

Gosh, I wonder how long he was suffering in silence with hurty teeth before you rescued him? Thank goodness Cherokee is in a safe and happy home where he is loved and cherished.

Laila and Minchie said...

You know, Cherokee looks a lot like Minchie with those big ears, long whiskers and pink nose and how his coat lays. Wonder if he has any Turkish Angora in him. He's like the Lilly of my bunch. The last of the old timers.

Peggy

WillThink4Wine said...

What a wonderful story to share about Kee Kee! Isn't it amazing how something as fundamental can be overlooked even by a professional? I'm so glad to found him!!!

Fin said...

Oh what a nice story, the part about finding a nice Mom, not the sad part.

C said...

We likes that story.

cwcwccw said...

We love the happy ending.


Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy, Jasmine & Capu from Singapore

Eric and Flynn said...

Thank you for telling us Cherokee's story. We are glad your mum saw his bad teeth and gums and got him fixed up. He must have been in a lot of pain with them. We are glad he has a loving forever home with you.