Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Cats Get A New Rug - And Update On The Sick Kitty

I saw a woolen rug the other day and thought, "Now that's something a cat would love!" and so I bought it for the three furry faces.

When I put it on the floor, Guido decided it was the world's biggest cat treat and tried to eat it.(Hey, we snuck an idea from Alfie and Milo so if you roll your mouse over the pics, you can see what we're thinking)

If it's a present, it's GOT to be edible!

Yuk!  tastes nasty.

My little fur brain Target promptly imitated Guido and pulled silly faces because he didn't like the taste of the wool.
If Guido ate it, I should eat it! But eeeewwww it taste's nasty!

Then they wrestled.
See you!  Come and get it, you coward!

Arrrgggghhhh!

I'll eat you alive!


Eeeeeek! Mummy! Guido is being all mean!

Both cats refused to step on the rug.  They thought it was weird.

Then Au came in.  He sniffed it over, rolled onto it with a sigh, and went into a happy trance.

Just what an old cat needs for his bones...

To please all the cats, we've put the usual rug back in its place and we've moved the new rug to T-man's office.  It lies underneath his desk so he can wriggle his toes in it, and it's also one of Au's favourite nap places.

As for the sick kitty... Since Rosie/Ross had his operation, he's had to be restitched once.  Then, this Saturday morning the stitches looked bad again.  Our vet was away so my neighbour Umi suggested we went to her vet.  He knocked Rosie/Ross out, cleaned the wound and applied a special bandage that will soak up the damage.

I was wondering if we're making a mistake trying to save this cat because Rosie/Ross is feral and so frightened to be in that cage that I worry we might be cruel rather than kind. However, it seems terrible to put down such a young cat.

After a long discussion, the vet tranquilised him so he wasn't so scared, and he's in a big cage covered with a towel so he feels more at peace.  We're giving him and the bandage a chance to work.  The damage done to this cat was massive.  If the damage is too great, we may still have to put him down.  I hope not, but I worry.

Anyway, I went to see him this morning. Rosie/Ross was looking a tiny bit better.  We'll see what happens.  Please purr for him!  By the way, I've given up on Rosie/Ross and am calling him Jigsaw as we have had to stitch him together 3 times now.

37 comments:

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

I love all 3 fuzzies' responses to the woolie rug! Au is the smarty pants of the lot -- he knows how to enjoy himself. No luxury is alien to him.
I agree with you that Ross/Rosie deserves a second chance at life even if it means temporary distress and discomfort. Euthanasia should be the last option, when no other options are available. Sending him purrs for a speedy recovery.

Joy E. Saga said...

I agree ... please let Jigsaw live... he's fought this far. Let him finish the race victoriously!

sully86 said...

get well soon jigsaw!!

Declan said...

Good Greyhound vibes to Jigsaw. And tell your lot to watch out for that rug; looks like a killer to me! Deccy x

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Paws crossed or little Jigsaw. We hope things improve.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Old Kitty said...

Awww purrs purrs purrs and healing hugs to beautiful Jigsaw!! Please get better, little one!!!

Yay for woolly rugs!!

Take care
x

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We agree with you that Ross/Rosie deserves a second chance at life ~ so thank you.

We LOVE reading your thoughts!!! xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lots of purrs to Jigsaw, we ask the Universe to help you act for his/her Highest Good, whatever that might be.

As for that wool rug...We loved all the photos. :-)

We kinda think it would be a nice spot to barf on, actually.

Katie Isabella said...

Jigsaw darling baby...PLEASE please PLEASE get better.

Donna Heber said...

Sounds like Au got the big "treat" this time around. A few years ago when we were replacing our living room carpet we went about 2 weeks with just the hardwood floor and my poor Cheops hated it. It really stressed him out. I'm sending prayers for Jigsaw. I feel so bad for him. Just know you are doing all you can.

Brian said...

That rug sure did get lots of use already! We all send our very best purrs to poor sweet Jigsaw and we hope it all works.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Paws crossed for your little injured friend. Look at it this way: he would not be alive at all if he had not been rescued.

Tamago said...

I hope the bandage will work and Jigsaw will heal. You are very very kind to help him. I think he is fighting to get better and your care helps him win the fight. Thank you for all your care and we are praying for him.
As for the rug...I got faux fur rug for my boys but neither of them is showing interest. Maybe Au would like it :-)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to Jigsaw/Rosie/Ross! We hope that this works.

Cheri said...

Even tho ferals can be very scared being inside and in a cage - it is the best for them and hopefully this will help the wound heal. Thank you for caring for him!

Love the rug - funny ow all the cats had different reactions to it!

Cats of wildcat woods

Katnip Lounge said...

HA! The rug was full of monsters. Only the Mighty Au can conquer them.

13 purrs coming over for Jigsaw...

Ginger Jasper said...

I so agree that the little on deserves another chance and send thanks to you.. I think the rug looks like fun.. Hugs GJ xx

Vilt og vakkert said...

Mjau, mjau!

Thank you for visiting me, I promise you are welcome!

And for Rosie/Ross/Jigsaw I think of him very hard, hope he soon will recover and be strong and healthy!
He has many years ahead to enjoy life.
And why did not Target and Guido play 'hide' under the carpet like Arthur and Rosie did in Mr.G's garden?? To hide is funny ...
Mjaugreetings from Sia

Dianne said...

Siren wasn't as sick as Jigsaw is but he did have serious wounds and huge trust issues
he was, and to some degree still is, very hard to treat and care for but he did recover and has many many loving moments and the rest of the time he sleeps comfortably or looks out the window

Jigsaw has had such a rough time, there is every reason to believe that he will be happier as he feels better and experiences the better side of humans

I love you for all you do

the entire rug story is so perfect, and so familiar

Eric and Flynn said...

Looks like Au is the lucky one to get the new rug.
We hope Jigsaw improves and gets his second chance at life.

meowmeowmans said...

We think that rug looks great! Au is one smart kitteh. :)

We are purring and praying for Jigsaw!

Kay said...

Purrs and lots of prayers for jigsaw, he is in great hands

The Island Cats said...

We think Au is the smart one...that new rug looks awesome...and cozy to sleep on!

We are purring for Jigsaw and hope he will be okay.

The Cat From Hell said...

Me has a tiger rug that me loves that is furry. We is purraying for Rosi/Ross - Jigsaw! We believes in the poser of the purr!
Kisses
Nellie

Barbara said...

Do hope Jigsaw (great name!) pulls through - he's come through so much already.

Love the wrestling shots!

Your page loaded first time for me this morning - no idea what the usual problem is, it says it's something to do with the server but who knows! Anyway - glad I could stop by again :O)

Gattina said...

Not everybody has the same taste concerning smells ! Only Au likes it.
Poor litte Rosie/Ross, hope he gets through it and will feel better !

catsynth said...

Such cute pictures of all three cats with the rug. We sympathize with Au's response the most :)

Poor little sick kitty. We hope he/she pulls through.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Rosie/Ross aka Jigsaw,
You heal quick, OK? and be nice to Aunty E. Thanks for giving Jigsaw a second chance.

Formerly ferals,
Brad, Sebastian and Angelina

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm sending prayers and love to Jigsaw.
*** maybe I would be shy to try that new rug as well!I like all pictures!
purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

The Chair Speaks said...

LOL! Guido the butt biter!
Aaah, Au knows how to live life. :)
We are all purring hard for Jigsaw as some of us were once feral too.

Ranger said...

I think Au may be related to our Ivy. We put a new rug down where none had been before and she *loved* it. Lay on it. Rubbed on it. Every time she walked through the room, she went out of her way to walk on it, as if saying 'this is what a civilized cat does.'

Thanks for looking after Rosie/Ross. Live or die, everyone deserves to have someone try their best for them at some point in their lives. You're doing a good thing.

Photo Cache said...

that rug would be full of furs pretty soon.

i second ranger's comment about everyone deserving someone who will fight for them. you're a good person. keep it up.

emma and buster

Kippy Marrie said...

Olá amiguinhos queridos tudo bem?
Que lindo voces brincando com o tapete.
Achei uma fofura.
Gostei que voces foram me visitar em meu blog, apareçam sempre que puder.
Gosto de ter meus amiguinhos por perto.
Tenham uma ótima noite e fiquem com o Papai do Céu.
Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 de minha mamãe Lilly...
Com amor da amiga do Brasil...

KIPPY

Meg said...

Thank you so much for your kind words on Fin's passing. :-)

Meg

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Glad sumkitty's enjoying the rug!

Also, many purrs and purrayers for sweet Jigsaw. We fink he knows people are trying to help him. XOXO

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Funny story about the "new" rug! We're sending lots and lots of purrs and prayers for Jigsaw. What a kind soul you are to try and save this poor kitty. We love you for it!
Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

GRAÇA said...

Voc~es estão afazer o melhor que podem para Rose ela vai ficar bom que eu vou pedir ao Papai do céu que a ponha boa depressa para ela poder ver e saborear o bom do tapete peludinho,me desculpem de estar a vir todas as semanas os visitar mas mami anda atrapalhada com o tempo não lhe chega para fazermos as visitas todas,mas nunca vamos deixar de vir
Turrinhas e melhoras tudo vai correr bem energias e pensamentos positivos e fica o caminho aberto para a cura
Da sempre amiga
Kika♥♥♥