by Judith Hartman
(North Miami, FL usa)
I think there is a Tiffany who wants to to adopt us. Very beautiful. We are giving it food and slowly talk to it and really likes that we put out some kitty food.
It is so gorgeous and very, very fluffy. We can’t even tell if its a boy or girl. I was curious about the red fur on its side and see in your picture that yours has it too.
I just lost a very special cat that we had for 17 or 18 years. I know no other kitty can be as special as he was. He was vocal and talked in the way we would talk to him with all the inflections.
I think this new one must have been someone’s pet but my husband said he has been in the neighborhood for years. I don’t know about letting it so close to me because I am still mourning my other cat. We don’t have much money and the vets here are very expensive but he or she should have a bath and be checked for fleas and other pests.
I do know that I am falling in love with this one. Any suggestions as to how can we make sure its healthy without a vet and groomer? The vet I was dealing with for several years is quite expensive and charges us $300 per office visits.
Because my husband and I are on disability there isn’t much left for these kind of charges. We do want what’s best for Inky Dink (that’s what my husband named it).
Hi Judith.. thanks for sharing. I love your husband’s name for this cat. I should have a name competition sometime.
I react like you to stray cats, I feel a great sense of empathy and a need to help. I am not the only one. There are many like us and many of them visit this site.
Also like you I have this problem with vets! Well not like you, but I almost fear their charges.
That said our cats need a vet sometimes and we can’t avoid that. But it just may be that Inky Dink is fit and well. With a clean up (maybe a bath), some flea treatment and some good food Inky Dink might be fine without a vet visit. Flea treatments can include a combing with a flea comb that will tell you how bad it is and a Frontline drop.
Here’s the deal. If you adopt Inky Dink, I promise to pay the first vet bill to a max of $300 if a vet is needed. Note: this site raises funds for cat charities through the advertising on the pages.
You will need a Paypal account though as it is quite hard to send funds abroad by cheque as I think the USA banks charge exorbitant amounts to cash foreign cheques.
One last point. One of our regular visitors, Joyce Sammons a US citizen who knows how to save on vet’s bills might have some tips. I will ask her to comment on this page.