Monday, November 21, 2016

Purrs

Oh Millicent...


I don't think Millicent is meant to be a barn cat. Last week, I noticed she was bleeding from a wound on her back end. Turned out to be a huge abscess that had opened up. So off she went to the vet...


...and back she came with a cone and a drain, after surgery and an overnight stay.

I decided to bring her into the house to recuperate. She started out in the downstairs bathroom...


...with her very own kitty-cat nightlight!


But it was hard to sit in the little bathroom and cuddle her, so now...


...she's enjoying the comforts of Gordon's office, upstairs. It's much nicer to cuddle her in there. She is healing quite well and we should be able to take out her drain later this week.

When we took in Millicent, I was under the impression that she had always been a barn cat. Now I have my doubts. She has not integrated with the barn cat crew, and she seems really unhappy there, spending most of her time hiding, which pains me greatly, especially since she's a real sweetheart who just wants love.

So I'm not putting her back in the barn. We really don't need another cat in the house (she would make 12. TWELVE!) ... I could possibly set her up in the back of the granary, which is heated and quiet. But for now we'll see how she does in here. My first goal is for her to recuperate and heal up fully. She is just such a dear little cat. She purrs constantly and when she's really happy...


.., she sits around with her tongue sticking out.

I don't know how a cat this sweet and friendly and cuddly could ever end up in a situation where she was abandoned to the elements and left to starve. I just want her to have a happy carefree life now.

Meanwhile...


...Daisy, among others, is less than impressed with the rowdy new puppies.



This is so hygienic. Not.
Pip, Daisy, Mootie and Mimi. They love it there because it's warm from the dishwasher!


Same spot, but slightly different array of cats: Annuk, Daisy, Honey and Mimi.

Meanwhile, Emerson was hanging out with me in the garage and decided he just HAD to suckle my finger...


....whereas Annuk and Honey are happy to sleep.



Purrs to you all, you wonderful blog readers!

xoxox

19 comments:

  1. Poor Millicent (did I tell you that was Annie's name when I brought her home) She does look like a house cat to me. Maybe she'll be a good, quiet girl and you'll hardly notice her. Love these cat posts. What the heck's with all this snow. blah!

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    1. Yeah, I don't foresee any problems with her!
      The snow is a bit of a shock to the system after the weather we had last week!

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  2. I don't know where you get all the time to look after that many animals and give them great attention.

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    1. I have no life! ;) No, I have barn help, plus I spend a lot of time cuddling cats and dogs and whatever else is around!

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  3. Millicent is just the cutest!

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    1. She is pretty special!

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  4. Ohh all the kitty sweetness. I think miss Millicent wants to be part of the house gang.

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    1. I know. SHe can stay as long as no one's nose gets too out of joint!

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  5. Poor little Millicent! She does look happy in the house. Maybe as Deb says she will be a good quiet little girl that will cause no trouble. Love the photos of the kitties on top of the dishwasher.

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    1. Fingers crossed! Mimi integrated like she'd always been here.

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  6. Poor girl, I'm glad she is getting better and she does look like a sweet house cat to me. My Annie says let her stay! Oh the one of the cats on the counter cracks me up! Hugs!

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    1. Okay Annie, okay! :) Millicent's wound/drain still looks pretty messy but I think it's doing what it should be. I'm sure she is sick of her cone.

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  7. Oh, as always, your cats fill my heart with joy. Ha! 12 cats in the house; you're now tied with my nephew and his wife. I knew you could do it.

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    1. How do they keep their sanity? I need tips!

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    2. Mitchell:
      I don't know if she could offer tips. She doesn't find it to be an issue at all. He, on the other hand, loves her -- and that's how he keeps HIS sanity.

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  8. Oh Millicent is such a sweetie! Poor thing...I can't imagine how anyone could be so cruel as to abandon her. I hope she heals well and settles in as a house cat.

    Enjoy the cuddles!

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  9. There is always room for one more :) We have 13, and had 15 at our most.

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  10. Millicent definitely has the look of a house cat about her :) Purrs that she heals up quickly and is feeling better.

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  11. Aw hope she's feeling better soon...I love cats ...Gail x

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!