Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but...

2011-08-12 Thread Natalie
The general time allotted for any cat that one plans to release in an area, is 4 weeks.that includes taking the cat outside to allow it to get to know the area, in increments. The cat must realize that this is her home, and she must learn the scent. If this were dead in the middle of winter,

Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but...

2011-08-12 Thread Natalie
The one concern is that Hemy is NOT being released in her own territory and if she doesn't get used to Bonnie and her yard, may start searching for the old area. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG Sent: Thursday, August

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Sorry to Ask so much, but...

2011-08-12 Thread Beth
Try contacting a rescue to see if they have one you can borrow or look on your post on your local Free Cycle list if you have one. I had so many extra crates when I stopped fostering kittens I didn't know what to do with them! Beth  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] Rafferty Please add to the CLS :(

2011-08-12 Thread Val Green
I'm so sorry for your loss, Sherry. We'll light a candle for Rafferty. Valerie On Aug 11, 2011, at 6:08 PM, Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote: My heart is heavy and hurting tonight,I had to let my beautiful Rafferty go to the bridge. Raff was my 1st Sids kid that I brought into my

[Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Dear All Update on my Dilemma and numerous questions.. The little feral cat from my aunt's house is now safely in a large cage on my back deck. Phew! Forgotten Felines lent me the cage and advised that should be her transition place. She's mad as heck and won't look at me and hisses, but

Re: [Felvtalk] Rafferty Please add to the CLS :(

2011-08-12 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Sherry I'm so sorry to hear of Rafferty's crossing. You have loved yet let go of so many wonderful fur angels. My deepest condolences to you. And yet you seem to know that love always conquers loss in the end. Peace, Bonnie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread Bonnie Hogue
I followed up at the clinic yesterday: their policy is to scan each cat for a chip when they come in. This one was scanned and nothing found. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:49 AM

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread Natalie
Poor Hemy must be very upset; but the fact that she's not lunging at you when you tend to her needs, proves that she's not a true feral! An outdoor enclosure for your cats and Hemy (separated, and where she could live all the time) would be great - then you wouldn't have to worry about her safety

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread Beth
I pet sit for a feral cat. She was trapped released the lady re-released her at her new house when she moved. I would have to leave the front door open so she could sneak inside. She now runs up to my car begs to be picked up. Yet the woman still calls her feral, LOL. So Hemy may very well

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
I never thought of checking for chips. We have so many unwanted babies around here. Everyone wants to let their Moma have babies for the kids sake or say it costs too much to spay them. Then when they get pregnant, they take them out and dump them, let them fend for themselves or kill them.

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread Lynda Wilson
I hope the weather outside is tolerable for her. It's too hot here in the south!! I'm melting, lol! - Original Message - From: Beth To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 2:35 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU I pet sit for a

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread Susan Hoffman
I know a cat who was reunited with her person after 2-1/2 years because of a microchip. Always worth scanning, just in case. (I'm in California though. All the rescues chip animals before adoption here. I'm sure other parts of the country do no.) --- On Fri, 8/12/11, dlg...@windstream.net

Re: [Felvtalk] Microchips

2011-08-12 Thread Lorrie
On 08-12, Susan Hoffman wrote: I know a cat who was reunited with her person after 2-1/2 years because of a microchip. Always worth scanning, just in case. (I'm in California though. All the rescues chip animals before adoption here. I'm sure other parts of the country do not.)

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
Not just the south. Here in the midwest it has been unbearable. That is why my pride stays inside most of the day. They go out early morning and back in within an hour. Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote: I hope the weather outside is tolerable for her. It's too hot here in

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
I like the outdoor enclosure idea best! I am owrking on plans for my pride. Thinking about roofing half of it so they could be out when I am gone during the day. Then, if it rained or the sun was very hot, they could find shelter. Also, I could get a solar pump and put in a fountain in a

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread MaiMaiPG
Feral is a badge of honor to some of us. These cats are the best and the brightest. They have survived when all the odds were against them. My little guys are ferals and they have lived with me, travel with me, and owned me for over three yearssince they were 8 weeks old and came

Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but...

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
I have often wondered that if I had to move, what would I do about my cats. They are used to going out in the morning, but in a new place they might get lost trying to find their old home. Also, I might end up in town with cars and trucks. I have decided on an outdoor room. Then they can be

Re: [Felvtalk] Rafferty Please add to the CLS :(

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
My prayers go to you I know what it is to loose one of your babies. You were his. They have a way of taking possession of their people. They leave a hole in your heart, but it will be filled I am sure. Another will findtheir way to you. Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote: My

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
I would opt for the punch andthen let said friend that they were NO LONGER A FRIEND. Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com wrote: Well, yes, there IS that. I would have gladly taken the cat back :) Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:18:36 -0400 From: at...@optonline.net To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread Natalie
That's what we did' one has half a roof, the others have window screening over the wire mesh - cuts down on debris and rain. Another one has a sun umbrella standing over part of it - and guess what...most cats lie in the sun on the hottest of days! -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
I am still trying to figure out that one. Could it be because cats originally comes from the hottest parts of the world. Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: That's what we did' one has half a roof, the others have window screening over the wire mesh - cuts down on debris and rain.

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread Christiane Biagi
Yea but my theory is where the cats lie is the coolest spot. They somehow find the slightest breeze or the floor is cool or something--but there's a reason why they lie where they do! LOL -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
CHANGE IS HARD Every time a new cat comes in, everyone gets their nose out of joint. They hide, do a lot of hissing and slapping and get angry with me. They won't come near me and act like I am traitor. This goes on for a week or 2 and then all settle down. Bonnie Hogue

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread MaiMaiPG
I used a 12x6x6 foot dog kennel with a topper attached to a bathroom window by ductwork and a pet door. Others have great outdoor areas available but this is fairly quick and, ifthe door is secured with a lock, pretty secure. On Aug 12, 2011, at 4:17 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: I

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread MaiMaiPG
On Aug 12, 2011, at 4:25 PM, MaiMaiPG wrote: Feral is a badge of honor to some of us. These cats are the best and the brightest. They have survived when all the odds were against them. My little guys are ferals and they have lived with me, travel with me, and owned me for over three

Re: [Felvtalk] ADMIN: Testing the list on the new host

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
From one who is not up on all this techno stuff, thank you for taking care of me. James G Wilson phaed...@charter.net wrote: Hello everyone, I am testing the list now that we have moved to a new webhosting service. Sorry for the interruption here. I am hoping that I have

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
When I got Lil Bit and Casey, PALS gve them to me at a 2 for 1 price. They had had them for over a year and wanted them to go to a home instead of the cage. They normally charge $150.00 per cat, complete with all the testing, shots and neuter/spay. They do not let any out withot being

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
Maybe his immune system had improved since he first got FIV so he was abl to ward off the felv. Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: That's one for the booksamazing! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On

Re: [Felvtalk] Saving bees

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
I put rocks in them to begin with, but so many bees were coming to the sugar water, that they ran out of landing places. Afterwards, I dould out that neighbor got 8 hives so he cold sell the honey. Seems I am feeding his bees. MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com wrote: You aren't nutstry

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
I think it's just that Cotton will not die until he's good and ready!!! He's a mess. Can't remember if I said this before or not, I think I did, but he only has one eye, two teeth, and feline asthma (and of course FIV). This old lady that had him loved him but had a housefull and never took

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
My Casey sonds like him in the personalilty at least. She walks up to the others and stares at them. They hiss and run and I swear she gets a cheshire cat grin on her face. She also stalks them, but seems to get her kicks just staring them down. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
LOL - I swear cats can be so funny. They know how to drive each other crazy. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it

Re: [Felvtalk] Off Topic - Does owning a cat make you sexier?

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
OK this is a bit off te subject, but as I am going thru my emails, Dee is on my desk rubbing against everything and knocking it over. Is it simply to get my attention or does she have other reasons ? Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread Natalie
Around here, they know that eventually, they must get along, and they DO. They may not all be bosom buddies, but they respect one another's turf! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net

Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but...

2011-08-12 Thread MaiMaiPG
I guess I am trying to say you can hold them inside a lot longer than estimated. I've had them in for 3-4 months. The thing is to build a relationship with them during that period. They see you with the food. I handle all the dry food with my hands so there is my odor. Etc. I like

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread Gloria B. Lane
If you put the kitty in a cage or secure porch or outbuilding for a couple of weeks, she will learn where she gets her food, where home is, and hopefully stay around. Course this depends on your having the right weather, or a porch with the right temperature and protection, etc. You

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I just do not believe that FELV is that contagious. We know FIV isn't that contagious except thru deep bite wounds. I kind of think it's the same thing with FELV. I've had the same thing happen - had a kitty die, had a necropsy, and she had FELV/FIV. None of the other cats got it. I knew

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-12 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Thanks, Gloria. I guess regular vets don't clip the ear because people would freak out about how their cat looks. Forgotten Felines, our local TNR organization (filled with Angels, by the way) did clip her ear. She's now on my porch (we're having a cool summer, oddly enough) and seems okay. I am