(New London, CT)
I adopted Oliver on 12/13/2010 - four days before his twelfth birthday. I had just had (Thanksgiving time) my fifteen-year-old kitty sent to the "great scratching post" in the sky. My heart was empty and sad. At the shelter, I saw a big black and white kitty in a cage.
When the door was opened, kitty flipped over onto his back.
Did I just get chosen?
Noticing his rather large paws and furry, furry paw pads, I asked: Is he a Maine Coon?
Probably a mix, was the answer.
He immediately filled the space in my heart. Oliver's post-adoption vet visit revealed a heart murmur and teeth in dire need of care! The dental procedure included the removal of ALL of his teeth! POOR OLIVER!
My income is considered in the LOW range, so I had to figure out what to do to be able to help him. Thanks to my previously good credit, I found out that a credit card would make it possible for me to get the best care for my sweetie!
He has since been diagnosed with "chronic constipation" and needs three different medications twice a day. It has been three months since his diagnosis, and he is being maintained very well!
An abdominal ultrasound revealed that Oliver has a cyst on his liver that seems to be okay and does not need treatment. His heart ultrasound revealed that his murmur is not causing damage - much to my joy!
Oliver is definitely a lap cat or "head of the bed" cat. He comes when I invite him. He loves to eat his turkey and giblets (pate) with gravy. We play together with our laser light. He makes me laugh!
Since Oliver (originally "NoName") had been brought up in another home, I've kept myself alert to things that might make him uncomfortable and have tried to adjust my behaviors accordingly. I love him, and I hope I can help him feel joyful and content and comfortable for the rest of his life!
Oliver is black and white with a black patch on his chin. I have tried UNSUCCESSFULLY to upload pictures of him . . .
All For Oliver!
Oliver has learned to eat without teeth and even seems to like his medication . . . which I mix in about a tablespoon of his warmed-up food on a separate plate.
Oliver has "raised" food and water bowls to hopefully help with his digestion. He waits patiently for me to get his meals ready and always
In between breakfast and supper, he gets a "lunch" which includes about a tablespoon of his regular food and a teaspoon of raw pumpkin for some extra fiber . . .
I hope with all my heart that he feels safe and content! He deserves all the best after having been through so much in his sweet little life.
Oliver - more (ful)filling than chips and dip . . .
My adoption story is out there, SOMEwhere, but I'm still trying to "figure it all out" so that I can make some sort of continuation . . .
You're Oliver's Angel on Earth!
My Personal Thanks for this Rescue!
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