by Jessica Monroe
(South of Houston, Tx USA)
Aug 13, 2016:
Loki is a year and a half old and weighs 13 pounds. He is either a full or a strong mix Maine Coon, which I had no idea of at the time I adopted him.
I adopted him from a shelter almost a year ago. It had been two years since I had had a cat, my last one almost killed me when she had to be put down due to kidney failure. She was a rescue cat who turned out to be a snowshoe.
Loki won me over with his adorable face on the shelter's website. I adopted him the day he became available. He was micro chipped but not yet neutered.
I took care of the neutering with my vet of many years and also all of his vaccines except for the feline leukemia as he was/is an indoor cat only, but I did get him tested for it and feline aids, both negative.
He took right to me and settled in with his litter box and food and my husband and I very well. Then, my youngest daughter fell on hard times. She HAD to move back home, and with her came four MORE cats, which I insisted she have tested for leukemia and aids, all negative.
This instantly caused issues for Loki. He had no idea how to behave with cats. I'm almost certain he isn't aware he IS a cat too. My father's dog had been living here and they played together fine.
Since the new cat-gang have taken over the house, he poops on the floor and in the bathtub. He has recently started peeing in undesirable locations. I have kept him separate from the other cats trying to fix the issue, I put them back together and added more litter boxes as well. NOTHING is working.
I highly resent my daughter for causing this mess, and if it weren't for the fact that my four year old grandson came as part of the package, I might not have agreed to letting her bring the cats. He was attached to them and I didn't want to hurt him by taking them from him.
I had a cat many years ago who developed crystals in his bladder and had a few accidents on some furniture. The smell NEVER came out. We have already had to replace some
carpeting. Since he didn't do any of this prior to the arrival of the other cats, I do believe he would do very well in a home with no other cats, but dogs would be fine.
I am very sad about this whole thing. He is a very loving cat and beautiful to boot. I have considered making him an outdoor cat, but it's very hot here near Houston and we have a very high population of bobcats in my sub-division as well as coyotes. Outdoor cats don't last long here.
That also leaves out creating an enclosed area for him not to mention how lonely he would be. If anyone who has a dog or two and is looking to adopt a cat that likes dogs but has no other cats, this may be the guy for you.
I will not let him go where he will just be dumped off somewhere due the above issues being repeated.
I am still wondering if I can let him go at all...but if he can find a happier home, I might be okay with it.
comments:Apr 04, 2021
What state do you live in? We built Loki a catio outside. He still doesn't use the litter box, preferring the concrete for his own reasons. I know he's lonely.
I bring him in when the weather is too had for him to stay out but have to let him out every few hours to go potty. This only works in short doses as I have to keep him in my bedroom with the door closed so he won't wander off to go potty in the house. Where would you keep him like he is? It's such a sad state of affairs.Apr 04, 2021
I had a Maine Coon mix male for 17 years and he was the best cat ever. He did not like other cats either but as he got older he finally accepted a little female which I had for 12 years.
He got along fine with any and all dogs. We currently only have dogs and no cats. I think the dogs would do good with a cat but I need a cat that likes dogs.Apr 04, 2021
Interested in adopting Loki
Please let me know if Loki is still available