by Deb T
My husband recently saw a cat who was freezing (he kept putting one foot down and then the other back and forth) and he let the cat come in the van and warm up. The cat was really appreciative and very affectionate like he was so grateful somebody would do that for him.
Later, my husband got some cat food and when he fed the cat, the cat ate like he hadn’t eaten in awhile.
THIS was at his friend’s house and he said he would take him in because he seemed like a nice cat, very sweet, purring (tweeting) constantly and doing the figure 8’s rubbing along the legs etc.
Anyway, 2 weeks later, the friend didn’t like changing the litter box so he had to go, and my husband brought him across town to our house to stay in the garage. We have 3 cats, all related and together since birth pretty much (3 generations).
Needless to say, I fell in love with him, we call him Buddy and he is the sweetest nicest cat I have ever met. He acts like he knows just what you are saying and apparently was very well trained. I don’t understand why I haven’t seen an ad for him in the Lost Cats section of our local Craig’s list, animal humane society etc..
I noticed right away that he was matted quite a lot especially around his cheeks or where his ruff would probably start. I realize before this that he was declawed, but then to my horror, I realized that he did not have his back claws either, no wonder he was so matted.
I am so upset, he cannot defend himself and my cat (the leader is Scooter) has been following him outside and then attacking him, twice now. I wasn’t there either time.
I don’t know what to do, the poor cat stays in the garage, tries to keep to himself and yet Scooter has to treat him this way. Now, Buddy has a big scratch by his ear where I’ve removed most of the matt and I just feel so bad.
I hate people declawing their cats. I did it myself when I was young, until I realized what it really was about. But, to have taken this cat’s back claws as well, is to me a death sentence for a homeless cat. How this cat survived as long as he has is beyond me. He is the best cat I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. He is my Buddy and I just want to find him a good home if I can.
Sorry, I’m so long winded.