Hi all! LadyRanger, Maddie and I are back from our trip to the Winter Palace (that's LadyRanger's parents, for those not in the know). We had a great time up there. We met the new Cat-in-Law Tabby and went to many cool places and saw many cool things. More info and photos on the coolness (especially Tabby) in a later post.
The most important thing at Chez-Ranger this week has been this guy:
This is Vuvu. Our name for him comes from the South African Vuvuzela horn that is being blown during the World Cup Soccer matches. The loud horn. The constantly blowing horn. Anyway, we heard this guy outside Friday night and spotted him on our back porch. There was no sign of a mom-cat or of any siblings, so we nabbed him and gave him a nice dinner. Three dinners in the space of 2 hours or so, actually.
He's a spirited little dude. Very loud. Actually sounds like a car alarm, but that didn't really make for a cute name. We've taken him in to the vet to get cleaned up and checked out. The vet says he''s about 8 weeks old. He's got ear mites and he's pretty filthy. Blood work is being done, too.
Vuvu did not like being closed up in the carrier, but the food seemed welcome. He yowled just about any time he thought someone was listening and jumped around trying to find a way out. He did settle down for the night though. Check out the video below and you'll get a pretty good idea of what he sounds like. Doesn't quite give you an idea of the volume, but you'll get the idea.
Now for the serious part of the post: we are not adopting him. We both think that Maddie would have a Feline Coronary if we tried. We also can't afford him right now. We're trying to find some place to foster him until he finds his forever home. With his outgoing personality, adoption won't be long in coming if we can just get him fostered by one of our local organizations. The fostering is going to be the hard part, I'm thinking. The local Humane Society has a 10 month waiting list, and the other orgs have at least a week. Our vet has one cat they need to adopt out and then they can take Vuvu, but this is prime kitten season and adoptions may be running slow. Wish Vuvu luck, guys. And NO, we're not adopting him.
Enjoy the video, rest assured that he's safe and well at the vet's right now. We'lllet you know what's going on with the little guy.