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May 17, 2010 3:43 pm 
Updated: May 31, 2010 10:05 am
I am sickened! I am outraged! I'm down right pi$$ed off! The pictures you are about to view I hope will make you feel the same way! How any person could do this to an animal is beyond me. I would like to find out who they are and tie them to a tree in the middle of the woods and leave them there, just like they, whoever they are, did to this poor cat! The managers found him 3 days ago and they have been nursing him back slowly. When Tammy and Darrell found him, he would not have survived another day. He has actually gained some weight by drinking Ensure and canned food. He has now graduated to hard food. Seeing this in person, and not on commercials nauseates me.... I'm going to attempt to talk Bob into keeping him. Lord knows he's beautiful and deserves a loving home and we, if not anything else, can give him that. He is not scared because I think he knew that humans were going to be his only chance to live.

And he is a lover....I need to think of a name for him...whether Bob knows it or not, I think our family has just increased by one!

I have never see such blantant abuse of an animal before. Tammy, Darrell and I think he was just dropped off out here to fend for himself.

I have never seen anything so heartless...except on commercials, and those don't count!

Tammy is going to take hydrogen peroxide to his ears because he has mites so bad he can't hear....

Look at this cat...are you outraged? Good...this needs to stop and people need to spay and neuter their pets and stop getting them and dropping them off. If you're not outraged, then you don't have a heart!

What a beautiful creature, I don't understand why....

May 17, 2010 3:47 pm
That poor thing!! Never understood how people can do that to animals. Bless your heart for taking care of him.
May 17, 2010 3:47 pm
i agree WW; this is a disgrace. thankfully he was found and now will have a loving home with you. get the message out...spay & neuter! the glut of cats at the shelters are unbelievable, but there is no excuse for doing this.
May 17, 2010 3:48 pm
I will never understand why, WW. He is a sweetie. Every cat we have ever owned is a stray that adopted us.
May 17, 2010 3:48 pm
This is horrible, but unfortunately it happens all the time. :-( He is a beautiful animal, I'm suprised he's not skittish or traumatized after what he has been through.
May 17, 2010 3:48 pm
OMG!!! They tied him to tree???? YES, I'm pi$$ed off!! What the hell are people thinking, doing something like that to a defenseless creature?!?! God bless the managers for taking him in and nursing him back to health! And God bless you for wanting to give him a home! Bob can't possibly turn him down. (BTW - I think he looks like a "Samuel"..."Sammy for short").
May 17, 2010 3:52 pm
I'm not exactly sure how they found him, Keri...I'm sorry...I want to tie whoever did this to him to a tree and just leave them...this cat, I picked him up and he's lucky if he's 5 lbs....he was as close to starvation as he could be...he sure has a taste for Ensure!
May 17, 2010 3:53 pm
I'm sorry if I messed that up...I don't think he was found tied to a tree...I'm so mad, I can't think to type the right words!!!
May 17, 2010 3:55 pm
I am so sad. Siamese cats love their human so deeply and they are wonderful animals.. Makes me hurt to see this done to any animal.. BTW I think LOVER is a perfect name for that cat.
May 17, 2010 3:59 pm
LMP, I've had lots of Siamese cats and you're right, they do love their humans!! I like your name suggestion, I'm not so sure living where I do that I should be calling "C'mon, Lover!" out the door...never know what might show up!
May 17, 2010 4:00 pm
Even if he wasn't tied to a tree, he was SO neglected and then dumped to starve to death. I swear, some people should be permanently banned from having pets!
May 17, 2010 4:02 pm
I know, right??? Well, I'm off to pick up Bob and break the news...wish me luck everyone...he's a hard-sell!
May 17, 2010 4:03 pm
Good luck! And if he gives you a hard time, just send him to us...we'll talk to him for you ;-)
May 17, 2010 4:06 pm
People like that are everywere :( in 2020 I want to open my very own cattery... I'm cat lady and you have no idea how disappointed on people I am :( // A couple of years ago I was on a tunnel and the dude in front of me brake and I almost hit him, he was in rage and get out of his car (his car slipped on the other lane, well we was between two lanes) he tried to avoid a kitten (about 3 months old I think) and I just got out of my car too, he was about to kick the kitten! I was like WTF no way sicko! I took the kitty (who was amazing and purr super loud <3) run back to my car, as the guy was behind me and drive as fast as I could, don't need to say all threats he made to me... I found the kitty a nice home, with the mom of a fan of my favorite band, so she's doing great now :) I love when kitties find loving and responsible guardians!!!!!
May 17, 2010 4:21 pm
Oh my god! People are sick and demented!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping him. I don't understand how anyone can be so cruel ... yes I know it is the world we live in but it angers me beyond words. Children and animals need to be protected and when they are abused by someone who shouldn't just because they can breaks my heart. I am involved in animal rescue and it doesn't get easier. I could go on and on about this forever but all of us who feel know the story and feelings.
May 17, 2010 4:22 pm
It is very sad, ww. I had a cat for 18 1/2 yrs that was part siamese. She liked no one, but ME! She was my baby! I got her from the humane society! My other kitty I have who is 18 was found at an apartment parking lot. I see all kinds of animals running loose since the flood. I don't know if they are lost or abandoned. There were so many homes destroyed and some shelters don't let you bring your pet. I am tempted to throw a big bag of dog food in my car and stop and feed them. It breaks my heart. Good luck with Bob. Hopefully, he will see how important it is to you! &hearts;
May 17, 2010 4:27 pm
Our cat was a rescue too- so sad to see these sweet animals left to die. Good luck with Bob!
May 17, 2010 4:30 pm
I'm so glad you guys were there for him. We live sort of out in the country and on a cul-de-sac. People seem to think that's the perfect place to dump dogs and cats. Currently, two of our pets are the offspring of ones dumped on our street.
May 17, 2010 4:37 pm
People can be such a disappointment sometimes! This is an epidemic in our country! We have had several cats in the past 25 years - all strays/abused/neglected..... so sad AND INFURIATING! I am glad you can help! You have a big heart.
May 17, 2010 4:40 pm
Hey WW I name my dog peppe.... So I had to yell Pee No stop it often when he was young
May 17, 2010 4:42 pm
no peppe no stop sorry typing isn't working for me right now
May 17, 2010 4:52 pm
Well, i think it fitting to find him a Thai,formerly Siam, name. Perhaps you could name him Thai! Keep up the good work and God-speed on the recovery.
May 17, 2010 4:53 pm
Somehow, I believe Bob will have no trouble agreeing with you. I was a police officer and I had a terrible time asjusting myself to the horrors people would inflict on themselves, those near them and on animals. Fortunately, those people are a very small portion of our society but their actions have a heavy impact. Decent and loving people that nurse the victims back to health are what make the world a tolerable place. Thank you Witchywoman!
May 17, 2010 5:17 pm
I'm glad you were there to rescue him! Beautiful cat! If I lived closer, I'd totally offer to take him. I have been wanting a cat for my son (okay, really, for me), and ive been looking for a siamese, but I'm glad he has found a good and loving home with you! God bless!
May 17, 2010 5:20 pm
Something may have happened to his owner. My neighbor is a single woman with no family nearby. She has asked me if something happens to her if I will care for her cat. Of couese I said yes, having 2 of my own, but many people don't think ahead. I am just so glad he had the good fortune to get dumped in YOUR neighborhood. Maybe Bob will be a bit more mellow than you expect - Good Luck!
May 17, 2010 6:02 pm
We are definately taking the cat!!!!!! And we picked out a name...you'll never guess!
May 17, 2010 6:02 pm
This makes me want to cry but then I'm so happy there are people like you, WW, to take this baby into your family!
May 17, 2010 6:12 pm
What a beautiful kitty. He looks like he just wants to be loved. Reminds me of my aunt's Siamese - Beasty. He was a stinker, but so pretty. I'm so glad you're giving him the loving home he deserves!
May 17, 2010 6:19 pm
WW, I am so glad there are people like you who can stand up for ones who can't!!!!! He's beautiful!!! If I didn't live on the other side of the states, I take him in!!! Prue could always use a friend!( Prue's our first daughter the boxer) What are you naming him? BOB???? All the best to you and Bob hope he starts feeling better soon!
May 17, 2010 6:20 pm
I'm so glad you came a long for this kitty.We're total cat lovers. We've taken every stray that comes by.Hungry and thirsty we can't help but take them in.We have 6 cats and we are down to 1 to get fixed.Next week.No more kittens for us.The last batch we had the vet helped us get homes for them.Thank goodness. I know you'll be a good mommy.Have fun with the new addition to your family.
May 17, 2010 6:21 pm
Don't laugh, but I named him Yul Brynner!
May 17, 2010 6:22 pm
WW, it breaks my heart every time I see an abused animal!!!! I have a huge soft for animals in my heart! I know you will take awesome care of him! Thanks SO much,I adore people like you! I hope you,bob,the dogs,and that kitty are well!!!!!
May 17, 2010 6:23 pm
You forgot the other kitty, Cozycook, Super Dave the Girl Cat! I'm not sure she'll take the news!! But I figure they will all either learn to get along or die trying!!
May 17, 2010 6:23 pm
Love it !!! Give Yul a soft scratch from us !!!!!!
May 17, 2010 6:38 pm
May 17, 2010 6:58 pm
Congrats on the addition to your family! We've always had strays and had them fixed. First cat that ever came around here got pregnant and had a litter of 6, not even our cat. Learned from that experience so everybody's been fixed since. Politically incorrect, but one of our cats is Gimpie since he apparently had a leg broken when he was young and the leg didn't heal straight. Walks with a limp but it doesn't stop him. Hope Yul gets along with the rest of the family.
May 17, 2010 7:03 pm
That poor cat! So glad he found you guys to help him, he looks like he's a sweet boy. I can't understand why people do this either, I had a cat for 16 years who was abandoned in a mailbox before she was even weaned from her mother! We fed her with a bottle. You're right, people need to stop doing this and spay and nueter!
May 17, 2010 7:17 pm
I detest anyone that doesn't view animal ownership as a serious responsibility! My parents cat once belonged to a neighbor of mine and is the sweetest thing in the world. It's my parents cat now because the neighbor moved off out of town and left the cat behind! Just left it there to fend for itself!!! I was so furious and rescued him and he really has the good life now, as I'm sure Yul Brynner will too! Bless you!
May 17, 2010 7:27 pm
I cannot believe people do this, and to such a beautiful cat! some people make me sick.
May 17, 2010 7:44 pm
Oh yay!! I'm so glad to hear that Yul Brynner is becoming a part of your family!! Give him a great big kiss between the eyes from me. And a great big ((((HUG)))) goes to Bob for agreeing to give this sweet cat the home he deserves!!
May 17, 2010 7:48 pm
I'll give him a smooch on the head after the ear mites and fleas are gone...gotta compromise, Keri...he's pretty ripe right now, I'm sure the vet will fix him up though! If you guys double click on that last picture, you'll see that Yul Brynner has got a set of fangs! HOLY TEETH!! I'm glad he's a lover and not a fighter!! But his ear mites are so bad that I think it's affecting his ability to hear. I was snapping my fingers and unless he was looking at me, it was like he couldn't hear me. Oh, well, if he's deaf, than that just makes him all the more cool to me!
May 17, 2010 7:59 pm
witchywoman, you are very special, I hope you realise that!! I am proud to be able to call you my friend...... Much love always...xxx
May 17, 2010 8:07 pm
Right back atcha, babe!!! xoxoxo!
May 17, 2010 8:15 pm
Witchy...this is AWFUL..I can't help but cry. Thank youfor being the wonderful caring person you are.
May 17, 2010 8:18 pm
the poor meeser! (that what my husband and i call siamese cats). i have such a soft sport for animals (one of the reasons i'm vegetarian) and i don't see how anybody can deliberately abuse an animal. it makes me want to go hug my kitties and tell them they're loved!
May 17, 2010 8:20 pm
What else could you have done! Yul is meant to be in your family! A calico cat, very pregnant,but very thin and ugly, adopted us seven years ago. She was dropped off too! She had seven kitties under a shed in the neighbor's yard...We brought them all home, and found homes for all but one, an independent, and not too loveable torty we named Angel. Samantha got spayed, as did Angel. And Samantha turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous cat, and Angel is still a quiet, independent, sweet little girl who loves to sleep on the warm spot of my bed, as soon as I get out of it every morning. We can't imagine life without our girls. Yul will blossom, you'll see. Is he neutered? Let us all know what the vet has to say. You are great!
May 17, 2010 8:25 pm
Hi Laurrie! Where is the pic of your new baby ? You are doing a wonderful thing for this poor cat!I hate what some people do to animals!!!!! U and Bob- be careful of those mites and ticks! Ur an animal lover- so u know that story! I just found France tonight! Wow! that looked awesome and I LOVE LIVER:-) U did a great job! Loved the pics! and your bird blogs blew me away! I love birds too- so pretty! You and your Bob are in my daily prayers! Love and Blessings to you, Carol:-)
May 17, 2010 8:34 pm
Saw u on FB. Calm down- negativity is not good. U cant change the world- only try to improve what is. I know you try hard! I can get very angry too! For sure! I realized that I cant change the nuts in this world. I got so PO'd that michealgot out ofjail so soon and is with the Eagles now! Maiking big bucks after having dod fits and all the horrors that go along with that. Money doesnt talk- it swears! as far as I am concerned- the Eagels are Losers , even if they win= Micheal Vick! It is 1130 pm in NJ, will I fall asleep? time will tell:-(
May 17, 2010 8:36 pm
that is DOG FIGHTS, NOT DOD FITS!See what being angry and negative can do to me?
May 17, 2010 8:41 pm
Please dont breed or buy, there are animals in shelters waiting to die! Enuf said!
May 17, 2010 10:05 pm
One of mine looked like that a year ago when we rescued her from a shelter... she was only 1.7 pounds, and had ear mites and an upper respiratory infection. Luckily she is thriving now and is very happy.
May 17, 2010 11:01 pm
We will expect to hear how Yul is doing. I think he has been around and ben through enough that he should have his own blog. I would enjoy hearing about life from a cat's point of view. I will we watching for a blog from Yul. Bless you and yours for being one of the caring ones. I hate mean people.
May 18, 2010 1:18 am
Outrage is right. I notice in the pictures that Yul is cross-eyed. Often unscrupulous breeders, who know those eyes will never make it in a show ring, or to a buyer, will abandon cats with such "defects". There's no excuse for those people. I owned a pair of Siamese until 3 yrs. ago. They are talkative, smart, and incredibly loyal companions. Their Thai names were "Cha" (ruler) and "Rischa" (beautiful). I miss them almost every day -- still. This one appears to be Bob's cat, after the various mites,etc. are taken care of. Good! They can recover together, and commiserate with each other. It's a great gift to rescue an animal in distress. Congratulations to you both.
May 18, 2010 3:25 am
I'm so glad you are keeping Yul!! He will be beautiful once you fatten him up, I can tell. Years ago I brought home a poor, starved dog. She was about 2 years old and the size of our golden retrievers, yet only weighed 36 lbs.! I told my husband I wanted to fatten her up and then I'd find her a good home. I did - she died in our backyard 12 years later! Daisy turned out to be one of our most loving dogs ever. Lucky Yul!!
May 18, 2010 5:09 am
It's nice to know that people like you are willing to take in animals that have been mistreated! Too bad we can't wake up the world and let them know that there are decent ways of taking care of animals!
May 18, 2010 5:54 am
Ahh,that's so awful but it's nice to know Yul's story will have a happy ending. I read this awhile back and it's so true: Judge a person by how humanely they treat animals for that is how they will treat their fellow man. What Shanon said about displaced animals & their flooding, it happens with all disasters. We had a tornado last week & ended up with a lost "child". Luckily my son took a pic of him and sent it to all his friends. I'm happy to say the little cow dog is back home- another happy ending.
May 18, 2010 6:51 am
i dont know how anyone could ever be mean to an animal. and i dont know why people get pets when they have no intention on taking good care of them. hes very lucky to have found you.
May 18, 2010 7:49 am
Aw WW, this made me cry :(. What a beautiful cat! I don't understand the mentality that would torture an animal (or anything, really). I'm so glad he was rescued!! Hope Bob is doing well!
May 18, 2010 8:45 am
Im so glad you guys are keeping him! what a darling face he has. i wonder if he knows he hit the jackpot with your family..lol
May 18, 2010 12:25 pm
I just can't believe what some people can do to an innocent sweet animal. All they want is love & that's all they give in return. I have 2 cats at home that are like my little children. There are sick people out there. So glad that he will be better soon with a good home & loving family!!
May 18, 2010 12:30 pm
I adore the name, but I adore you even more for taking in the poor little guy! Two of our 3 cats are rescues (one of them was barely weaned when I found him underneath my car one morning.) You're obviously a good person with a good heart and I'm sure Yul will turn out to be a treasured partner in your cooking adventures around the world :)
May 18, 2010 1:10 pm
WitchyWoman, this cat is so lucky to have found you. I faithfully read your blog and know what an animal lover you are and how those dogs are like children to you. This is another example of things happening for a reason. I'm sure you and Bob will give this cat a wonderful home and the trauma he's been through will soon be a distant memory.
May 18, 2010 1:11 pm
WitchyWoman, this cat is so lucky to have found you. I faithfully read your blog and know what an animal lover you are and how those dogs are like children to you. This is another example of things happening for a reason. I'm sure you and Bob will give this cat a wonderful home and the trauma he's been through will soon be a distant memory.
May 18, 2010 1:13 pm
WitchyWoman, this cat is so lucky to have found you. I faithfully read your blog and know what an animal lover you are and how those dogs are like children to you. This is another example of things happening for a reason. I'm sure you and Bob will give this cat a wonderful home and the trauma he's been through will soon be a distant memory.
May 18, 2010 1:14 pm
WitchyWoman, this cat is so lucky to have found you. I faithfully read your blog and know what an animal lover you are and how those dogs are like children to you. This is another example of things happening for a reason. I'm sure you and Bob will give this cat a wonderful home and the trauma he's been through will soon be a distant memory.
May 18, 2010 1:47 pm
Bless you for taking in the kitty. Someone dropped off a pregnant Mama in our yard in 2005 and she had 5 babies the next morning. We still have her and one of her offspring and she is THE sweetest cat I've ever know. There is a special place in you know where for those that abuse animals!
May 19, 2010 4:13 am
omg...i'm with you ww..that is soooo bad, he's in good hands now, i would call him " lucky" how can any one not love that baby...i'm hugging him right now...keep us up to date on the kids recovery
May 19, 2010 11:23 am
I always feel pets choose us for a reason. I hope you are able to keep him! I know you'll give him tons of love.
May 20, 2010 9:45 am
We took in a beautiful siamese kitty that some people just left behind when they moved. As an animal lover, I just cannot comprehend how humans can be so cruel. We've had 2 siamese cats and they are definitely lovers!! Lucky there are people out there like you who rescue these precious jems!
May 20, 2010 5:23 pm
This is truley an outrage!! thankfully she was brought into your life so you may show her true kindness.
May 21, 2010 5:24 am
Oh man, this breaks my heart! What an angelic face! I'm so glad the right person found him! Thank you :)
May 21, 2010 5:42 am
Ok, I haven't had an update on Yul's condition yet...but just had to share this with you all. Bob was feeding the dogs cookies this morning (all treats here are called cookies) and Pup wouldn't eat his until Dad broke it into pieces...how freaking spoiled can ya be????
May 21, 2010 5:42 am
Someone did the exact same thing here! A beautiful tabby with fused toes, but the kids are feeding him til the humane society comes. He's a very loving cat, I wish we could keep him but I have three dogs who scare him, so he has to go, as he is skittish. I detest anyone who thinks so little of animals to just abuse them and drop them off at a strange place.
May 21, 2010 6:00 am
I think you should name him "Lucky".
May 21, 2010 6:01 am
What a beautiful cat, and he knows you are his saviour, he has chosen you, for your kindness and love. A Pox on those who would harm any living creature! Blessings upon you for opening your heart and home to him...perhaps a good name for him would be "Lucky"!!!
May 21, 2010 6:22 am
He looks like a loving guy...he's going be your friend forever for showing him such kindness. Bless you and curse those who caused him to be in this condition.
May 21, 2010 6:24 am
ditto what Chef Luigi said!
May 21, 2010 6:27 am
I called him Fu Manchu and he didn't come to me, I called him Yul Brynner and he jumped on my lap...he picked his own name!! So he is Yul Brynner!
May 21, 2010 7:04 am
Yul Brynner is a fantastic, unique name for such a special kitty! I have acquired all of my 5 cats the same way you have. All were strays, one was hit by a car and rescued by a friend. Its shameful to think that there are people on this earth who can be so cruel and evil. Thank god for people like you who love and respect life! I hope Yul lives a long and happy life with your family!There is a product you can get from the vet called Profender, that will take care of those mites and any fleas/ticks he may have. Good luck! And may the evil person who did this to Yul get their come uppins!
May 21, 2010 7:21 am
have you named him yet?? have you thought about Romeo? You said he's a lover :-)
May 21, 2010 7:34 am
Hey WW- Looking at that sweet and trusting face, that story broke my heart. I agree, it's horrible that anyone would do this to an animal, and they should be ashamed of themselves. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way, but as a good friend says, "God don't sleep." I totally believe that we are responsible for our animals, whatever it takes. I have two rescue kitties from Hurricane Katrina, one who lost a leg as a result of some injury, and she's the sweetest thing ever (she gets along just fine too!). I wish I could adopt all the homeless kitties, but I do the best I can to help them find loving homes. Yul is so lucky to join your family, and God bless you and folks like you for giving him a good home.
May 21, 2010 7:38 am
In the fall in the poconos two years ago, someone in my neighborhood moved out and just left their cat...just left her!!!!! It's dang cold in the winter up here. Well we already had three cats and didn't want another but what else could we do? We called the animal shelter and they had no room. We got on the waiting list. They called us four months later. By that time she was a real member of the family and a very content indoor kitty. I call her Garbage (because someone threw her out like garbage, she eats garbage, when we got her she looked like garbage, and when Dwight said it on the "Office" I thought it was funny) she is the nicest cat in the house. She's the favorite now and appreciates everything we've done for her. Our cats grew up with heat, catnip and food so they know nothing else. She thanks us every day and is greatly loved around here. She's trippled in weight. Can't imagine life without her. Some people are real asshats.
May 21, 2010 7:59 am
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May 21, 2010 8:10 am
Oh WW, how in the world could anyone do something so Awful to such a beautiful and defenseless creature:) You are right, I am PO'd. Thank goodness good people like you and your fellow animal lovers are there to help out when you see animals in trouble. Just think KARMA!! In the end whoever did this will get Theirs!! God Love Lady!! keep up the good fight. Got a giggle about LMP's suggestion, your response was Priceless!! LOL I am drawing a blank on a name. Sorry.
May 21, 2010 8:19 am
This brought tears to my eyes! In the last pic you can see in his eyes what a sweet soul he has. He reminds me a lot of a stray my Mom and I took in when I was a kid who was the SWEETEST cat. We weren't as creative as you and named him Mr. Kitty (hey, I was like 10 years old). You can call him Brynn for short =) Most Siamese/Himalayan breeds have awesome temperaments, almost dog-like the way they'll follow you around (although slightly territorial once established) and are typically very chatty and vocal, I believe because of their superior intelligence =) PS Science Diet makes a high calorie prescription food (available from ANY vet) that will really help him put on weight. It's about $1 and change for a can and will put on weight much faster than "regular" foods =) He found you for a reason... How noble of you and Bob to rise to the occasion!!!
May 21, 2010 8:25 am
That poor little kitty.... But only by grace was kitty found by good people. That includes you. Thank you for being one!
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May 21, 2010 8:27 am
We rescued our cat from a shelter 9 years ago, I was told he was left there in a trash can in their parking lot! It amazes me how people can treat animals (or anyone for that matter) like that. Now (Howie) is a happy, fat and very spoiled cat.
May 21, 2010 8:53 am
He's beautiful and looks like pure bred Siamese. He didn't look so bad till you showed pictures of him from the top. That's just terrible. Bless people like you who are willing to help animals like that in need. Congrats on the new addition to the family!
May 21, 2010 9:30 am
I agree, this horrible, but what does it have to do with recipies?
May 21, 2010 9:32 am
What a beautiful cat! He is certainly lucky to have found you! When you take him in to the vet for his ear mites, I strongly suggest you also have him tested for feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus. Sadly, they're quite common among kitties who've had to make it on their own outdoors. Best of luck!
May 21, 2010 9:38 am
You and your friends are ANGELS!! Any one who abuses or neglects ANY living creature should have suffer the same treatment - and more. He is one beautiful cat and deserves a special name - one that reflects his strength and tenacity While our kids were growing up we rescued a fair amount of kitties, dogs and horses (do fish count?). In the whole scheme of things, it's not that much, but, we have loved them all and given them what we hoped to be a safe haven until it was their time to cross the rainbow bridge. Blessings to you and Bob, Witchy Woman
May 21, 2010 9:38 am
It's very sad when something like that happens. We dealt with the same thing and had a beautiful blue eyed cat on death's doorstep come by our house. Now 2 years later he is one of the most awesome cats ever. It's very good of you to take care of him and like it or not, he's yours now (or you're his). But I find the ones you save often love you the best. Best wishes and happy thoughts for you.
May 21, 2010 9:39 am
OH WW and Bob congrats on your new addition Yul! He will be gorgeous once you fatten him up a bit and what teeth! You are right WW glad he is a lover not a fighter! You two are very special people and am so glad to be called friend by you both! Good luck at the vets Yul you sweetie pie!!!
May 21, 2010 9:47 am
WW - absolutely horrible and thank you for saving him/her!
May 21, 2010 9:55 am
We just had someone drop off 3 kittens in the woods near my house. At least they were kind enough to put air holes in the plastic container they left them in. *said with sarcasm* I rescued one kitten from the neighborhood dogs and fought mosquitoes and brier patches to get the other 2. I wish I could find whoever left them and punch them right in the face!
May 21, 2010 10:01 am
I think the true showing of one's inner character is reflected in the way one treats animals, and just suppose that when we die, all the animals we interacted with on earth are there to bear witness for our true character, and whether we treated them with kindness or malice...I would imagine those who horribly abuse animals would not be looked upon favorably....
May 21, 2010 10:08 am
Aww. Poor thing. I'll go FIRE MY LAZ0R at the thugs that did it. BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
May 21, 2010 10:09 am
May 21, 2010 10:24 am
He's a lucky boy, you found him. I like that you have a little girl named Dave. We had a little girl named Papa who we nursed back to health after finding her in the middle of the road, starving and full of infection. She lives with my ex husband and is well taken care of, though she is much smaller than she should be for her age (4yrs now)... Your new boy is beautiful.
May 21, 2010 10:25 am
What a beautiful boy! And how lucky to have found a loving family like yours. I'm allergic to cats, but I have a Devon Rex (semi-hairless) who does not trigger allergies. I love her all the more because I had to do without a cat for 10 years until I found out about this low-allergy breed. What are people thinking when they do things like this? How is it they didn't learn that these babies are nature's gifts to us?
Linda Blevins 
May 21, 2010 10:54 am
So happy you took this beautiful Siamese in. We love cats, too. We have Oscar C. He used to be Oscar D., bur he changed it to C. Oh yeah, He was originally Oscar Cat. Now he is Oscar Cute Cat.
May 21, 2010 11:28 am
Look at Yul's face! He's a darling baby WW. he knows he's lucky. Bless you for your compassion and ability to love
May 21, 2010 11:30 am
i can relate to your outrage. the injustice the animals suffer at the hands of humans is horrible. Frankly, we know better, i work on a farm and cats and even dogs, get dropped off on a regular basis, it blows my mind. Lucky for the animals there, the owner is kind hearted and keeps getting them fixed and keeping all of them. kudos to you for helping that little man when he needed you, you are now part of the solution. god bless you, and your new friend, who will let you know his name soon enough, i expect. take care. shawn.
May 21, 2010 11:38 am
He already let me know what he wants his name to be: Yul Brynner!
May 21, 2010 11:41 am
What a beautiful cat. I'm so glad someone will take care of him now.
May 21, 2010 11:52 am
I will never understand how some people can be so cruel. Unfortunetly the people who read and react to this type of cruelity are not the ones doing it. They have no conscience. Thank god there are people out there who try to undo the this type of behavior. My uncle always used to say that there is a special place in heaven for those of us who love and protect God's creatures.
May 21, 2010 1:05 pm
I found a tiny little kitten last week who was sick almost onto death. She was starved, covered in parasites, and had a severe eye infection. Nobody wanted her, so I took her in, spent a couple hundred bucks on vet care and food, and now she is doing 100% better. People just kill me though. This little baby was obviously just dumped by some jerk who didnt want to take the time to find her a proper home. I'm glad you are taking in that poor kitty though, there are so many cats out there that end up in these situations :(
May 21, 2010 1:38 pm
Good for you for adopting him! I don't understand why people do things like that either :( I rescued one from traffic at 9 months pregnant recently. $140 vet bill and a lot of love later, my family had grown by two! ^_^
May 21, 2010 1:52 pm
The ONLY thing that keeps me level-headed reading horrific things like this is KNOWING that Karma is a bigger bitch than I will EVER have to be!!!!!!!! Whoever did this to this beautiful baby will get theirs...it's just a shame we won't be able to SEE it!!!!!!! :)
May 21, 2010 1:55 pm
It's amazing that humans who have so much potential for good can in fact be so cruel. Our intellect hasn't exceeded the desire to inflict pain on other beings. It's such a friggin shame since dogs and cats love us so unconditionally. Siamese are especialy sweet. I volunteer for an animal shelter 1 day a week and you wouldn't believe the horror stories. Oddly, animals always forgive us they just don't have the capacity to hate. "Mean People Suck"
May 21, 2010 1:55 pm
This is sickening. This hit home for me since your cute little guys looks just like my cat that I rescued from a shelter. He is an amazing cat and such a lover, I named him Romeo! Thanks for taking this one in....no animal deserves that.
May 21, 2010 2:59 pm
Oh, I am so happy you are taking in this beautiful cat. You are a very special person. I cannot undestand like all of you how anyone can do that. I rescued a dog from death row at a shelter, and she is the best dog I have ever owned. Thank you for helping this kitty have a new and LOVING home.
May 21, 2010 3:23 pm
OMGs!!! He looks just like my baby Merlin, I may have nightmares now!
May 21, 2010 3:24 pm
This guy is such a handsome Siamese man! I would take him in a heartbeat. I grew up with this breed and he looks like a purebred. They are awesome, vocal cats, and I am sure you will have a lot of fun with them. Your husband may even find himself surprisingly pleased, the male Siameses I've met followed the man of the house around like dogs. :)
May 21, 2010 4:01 pm
you r an angel for wanting to help him...my heart is there and am now happy for the cat...thought of a name...spunky...but some people r so very mean...
May 21, 2010 4:07 pm
I feel the same way everythime I hear someone had sone something to a child. It makes me want to strip them of all of their clothing. Beat them with a horse whip and roll them in honey. Then tie their butts to a ctause in the AZ desert.
May 21, 2010 4:10 pm
that is so sad. How anyone could think that is okay is beyond me. People need to be punished worse than just going to jail to this type of cruelty. It is the same thing as abuse to anything else! Hopefully the kitty recovers fully!
May 21, 2010 5:08 pm
God love you for taking him in! We had a wonderful cat just like that named Gus. He would actually try to talk to you by meowing. He was such a lover. Someone stole him out of my front yard!!!!!!! On another note....I will NEVER understand it EVER! I have a pug and a boxer who get treated just as well as my kids do. 2 weeks ago I came home to find a starved yellow lab just sitting at our front door. I took him in and he is slowly putting on weight. I have looked in all the papers and there are NO ads for a lost yellow lab. I am assuming someone could no longer afford to feed him, but come on people......there is a humane society not 5 minutes from my house!!!! He cannot be more than a year old and he is so loving. It's has always amazed me how GOD leads the animals in need to the people who will take them in!
May 21, 2010 5:25 pm
what "if" he got out! I had a cat who went every were with me.. I dont know where he is now.. I had lent out my car, he must have fallen asleep in the back, because no one ever saw him again.. so please don't judge, there's always the what IFs.. maybe he simply got out, lost, stolen, and he is missed dearly! Sheila ~:{
May 21, 2010 5:55 pm
I love the name! Thank you so much for rescuing this sweet creature. I have to say, though, that he looks more like a Tonkinese than a Siamese. I have a beautiful, wonderful Tonk who is my baby. He sticke to me like glue and is my constant shadow. Tonks are bred from Siamese and Burmese. They have blue eyes and a kind of swirly cowlick on their chest. They are also incredibly intelligent and affectionate. They will choose one person as their favorite and are excellent at making up their own games. Mine plays fetch! Either way, Tonkinese or Siamese, it looks like you've made a great friend!
May 21, 2010 6:11 pm
I've lived in an area that seems to be a hot spot for drop-offs all my life. I've spent most of my childhood nursing them back to health, but the outrage I feel still hasn't lost it's bite. Thank you for joining the fight for innocent animals!
May 21, 2010 6:44 pm
I spent 52 years in TN. I moved to San Diego, CA six years ago and now I am told I live in the South. New Orleans is in the South. Excuse me, TN, Al, GA, and Fl is in the South and we do not live on CILANTRO. I lived 52 years without CILANTRO and I can live 52 more without it. Now we both have something to be 'outraged' about...lol...and you do come from a beautiful little spot in the world. I hope that Forks don't suffer from all the advertisement.
May 21, 2010 6:50 pm
Make sure you have taken him to the vet. I rescued a dog in worse condition than that I took him to the vet and tried to nurse him back to health. He was a gorgeous long-haired daschaund. Sadly after a week he wasn't better but worse and found out he had cancer. We had to put him down. It broke my heart.
Rose Doucette 
May 21, 2010 8:01 pm
I have 3 cats, the mother, the father, and the daughter. My cats come before I do. Even though my job sometimes drops me down to part time, I make sure they have plenty to eat. I have gone hungry, just so my cats can eat. I found out that my little one had been abused after I gave her away. Didn't take me long to go get her. Now she is safe and happy, and all 3 cats are strictly indoor cats.
May 21, 2010 8:51 pm
GAH! I hate people who do such things! All animals do for us is give us love and company! Horrible people. Bless your heart for saving him. I have three cats myself, all rescue, so to hear about such things just makes me so angry!!!!! Thank you for being a wonderful person, he's beautiful.
May 21, 2010 9:10 pm
There is not a hell vile enough for anyone who abuses an animal. I am not preaching here, but animal welfare is the main reason I stopped eating meat, so you know I am dedicated. God bless you for rescuing this sweet, innocent victim. Animals have no voice. Only we can speak for them. Thank God for the compassion of caring people like you.
May 21, 2010 9:11 pm
While it's excruciating for us to witness any animal's suffering, especially at the hands of humans <----I use that term loosley, whatever happened is over. For the most part animals live in the present. Although some signs of stress from his ordeal may arise but cats, especially the intelligent Siamese soon rally and adapt very well in new surroundings. Siamese tend to align themselves with one person and are very vocal if they are not totally pleased with something. It's wonderful that you have so kindly taken him in. He's a beauty. While collecting my cat from an overnight stay at the vet's office, I kept hearing this distinctive meow. The receptionist was smiling at my reaction and pointed out the office mascot. A tall sleek siamese made his way through the waiting clients, all the while talking up a storm and having his opinion known. You could tell that he thought he was the most gorgeous creature in the world. We all listened to the story of how quick he gets around and nothing gets past him. Ever! He is a cat that insists on having things his way and will not let anyone forget it if things aren't up to snuff. It was comical to see the waiting dogs, big and small, make no move toward him. His expression screamed I DARE YOU! He was the boss, the king pin. He knew it and everyone who came into his domain better get it. There was a plaque on the wall over his bed (it was purple velvet)that read "Dogs have families. Cats have staff". His name was Fast Eddie.
May 21, 2010 10:25 pm
If you have not taken him to a vet already, I would do so ASAP. Cats can become very deathly ill very quickly from lack of food and he may need some help with some meds or even just vitamin supplements. I'm also fearful of giving an unknown human-type thing like Ensure to a cat. Even the "high-protein" one is not high enough protein for a cat - looks like carbs are almost triple the protein and that isn't how a cat gets its energy. He needs meat protein. (Second ingredient being sugar kinda spooked me too.) And PLEASE do not feed him that Hills prescription junk. They put far more money into marketing than they do into the food. Ya know that blog Mike has on food? That's kinda how I feel about Hills - it's garbage. Stay with the canned - it's actually higher protein than dry. (It also has more moisture & he's likely dehydrated.) If you can get it, something like Nature's Variety Instincts or EVO have high calories and way better ingredients than Hills could ever hope to have. And it won't hurt to give him a snack of cooked human grade meat each day. OK, I'm a bit of a feline nutrition freak -- but either way, bless you for rescuing the poor thing.
May 21, 2010 11:24 pm
WW, take him to a vet! Like Erimess posted above. At least you can find out what is wrong with him....OH and CHECK for a MICROCHIP! at the vet of course. The clinic I work at just found a cat that had been missing for 5 months....via the microchip. Good for you for taking this kitty in. Get him to a good Vet. BTW we all have our opinions on everything and the internet is not the best place to get your information. just my opinion. I have seen way worse .....
May 22, 2010 4:55 am
Bless you for taking him in! He reminds me of a cat we found one night as we were leaving a restaurant - he was pathetically thin, and obviously very, very old and we knew he wouldn't last a day or two with traffic and marauding dogs and such, so we took him in. I agree he should see a vet - our Clyde ended up having a thyroid condition, which was part of the reason he was emaciated. Also, I agree with some of the other comments - be very careful about feeding him human food. Cats don't necessarily know what's good for them, and they need not only more protein, but certain types of protein, to remain healthy, as well as other nutrients, like taurine. I'd start with a canned food as they tend to like them more, and if he's older he may have dental issues that make dry food difficult. At any rate, good luck!
May 22, 2010 6:06 am
Witchywoman, I just subscribed to your blog after seeing this story. I so hope you do get to keep him, you have done a truly good deed, best wishes, C.
May 22, 2010 6:16 am
I haven't recieved an update on his condition yet. I told the owner of the park here if she could take him to the vet, that would be great, so Yul took a trip up to Olympia to do just that. Bob and I told her that we would give him a home after that, the owner does cat rescue. So, we are just waiting for now. I'll let you all know what's up when I know what's up. Bob and I talked it over and if Leah, the owner, decides to keep him, we are ok with that, too. Just so long as he has a home that cares about him, that's all that matters to us! We may have another situation arising soon. John, the old guy at the end of the park, is in ICU and it doesn't look good. He has tons of cats that he cares for, quite well, I might add and 2 springer spaniels. We are in a holding pattern because we're not sure what will happen with all of these animals....we may be getting involved in foster care for these guys while we find homes for them, if, in fact, John doesn't make it...we'll know more tomorrow!
May 22, 2010 6:18 am
oh, sorry...we'll know more on Monday!
May 22, 2010 7:14 am
Yes it is very hard to see.. The kitty we picked a the Pound was tiny & cute we were told it had just been brought back a few hours ago when we arrived this was a Sunday..WE also learned that it was Fixed on Friday taken home on Sat & returned..What could be wrong w/ a kitten in less then 24 hours well we found out quickly..it was not a bad kitty nope it was a sick little kitty we learned via a vet she was not even 6-8 weeks..if lucky she was 3-4 weeks & sick due to needing food & water due to she couldn't eat regular food she would get diarrhea really bad & she slept like 24 hours a day for weeks..We ending up trying 2 different things & what worked was turkey baby food for kids she eat this for weeks....along w/ an over the counter vitamin & antibiotic to make sure she didn't get sick.. it took months to get her healthy then she had to be on SPECIAL $50 a month cat food had to get a RX just for the food...but over time & lots & lots of tlc our little baby Kitty is Fat & not w/ Phat.. & healthy... & the biggest lover..
May 22, 2010 7:28 am
Isn't this a food site where we discuss issues that are food related. Please post this on a PETA site or something..really.
May 22, 2010 7:35 am
BajaValle...you are free to skip this post, since I paid to become a supporting member, I'll blog about what I like, thank you very much...again, I'll repeat myself...you are free to skip over this post if you don't like it!
May 22, 2010 7:43 am
And, on another note, this website has published dog treat recipes and this cat was OBVIOUSLY starving...how is that not food related?????
May 22, 2010 8:21 am
witchywoman, go getum..u have the right to blog about this or anything but this needed talking about no matter what the site. This has food connections, like u said, plus we can never say it often enough, spay/neuter your pets. Wonder if Bajavalle is one of THOSE people, thats why they objected???
May 22, 2010 8:54 am
I cannot help but watch the animal cops shows. My husband hates it because I cry when I see the horrible things. He asks me why I watch them, but I watch them for the beautiful endings for most of the animals. Here in Sweden, we don't have shelters even. I wanted to adopt a dog, but could not. When I went looking to buy one I saw why. What would be a "free to good home" in the States costs us $400.00!! I guess when you pay that much for something, you take care of it! :) I am so happy that the kitty was found and nursed back. You are good people WW, and I am glad to know you if only online. Oh! I love the name as that is one of my all time favorite movies, now I have to find it and watch it. LOL
May 22, 2010 8:54 am
People like Bajavalle never cease to amaze me. If you don't like reading something, don't read it. If you don't like a recipe, don't make it. Spare the rest of the world from your negativity! Kudos to WW as always.
May 22, 2010 8:57 am
Well, Bajavalle is definitely not an animal lover! How much must you hate them to go all the way down to the end past all the comments, and then make such a statement. I guess there are all kinds....
May 22, 2010 9:02 am
Thank you, powderpup, choppie and suzanne...choppie, I have to agree...it does take a bit to scroll down past all the comments to post...LOL! Maybe Mr. Octagonapus should blast her with his laser...LMAO!!
May 22, 2010 9:30 am
He is blessed to find you and vice versa. My first kittie came from a construction site and had to be bottle fed - she is now 9yo and my baby. My third came from the WV mountains where he was left to fend for himself at 8 months old in the snow - he is now 5yo and the most loving boy kittie ever. Karma will take care of those who are so heartless. Spaying and neutering is so very important. Bless you.
May 22, 2010 9:35 am
He is an older seal point Siamese. His shading had started along his body. He is probably around 5 years old. These cats can live up to 20 yrs if taken care of. He is a cutie. Enjoy him.
May 22, 2010 9:44 am
He is beautiful! Rescue cats are the best, i think they know you saved them.
May 22, 2010 9:54 am
Pff. Don't waste energy responding to snarky comments from others. I love the last photo showing his crossed eyes. Reminds me of the Siamese cats in "Lady and the Tramp" -- he's nicer, of course! Thank you for taking him in.
May 22, 2010 10:20 am
aw. this siamese kitty is adorable. just keep him! love him! he'll be your bff in seconds flat. thank goodness you've got him! (how ironic, i was watching siamese videos on youtube just seconds before!)
May 22, 2010 10:22 am
This cat may not have been abused by starvation. Cats can do a pretty good job fending for themselves in feral situations, so his weight loss could very well be attributed to worms. Once de-wormed, you'll probably see the weight come back beautifully. I hope he gets to the vet and has some testing done.. kitty could also have leukemia or feline AIDS, which can also attribute to the weight loss. He's a beautiful boy and I hope he has a lovely, long life. I work in animal rescue and more often than not.. cats become feral or have to find their own food sources.. while this is certainly a case of neglect, it may not be abuse. If you want to see abuse, take a look at my avatar.. that's Axel, missing his eyelid, part of his lip and half an ear.. and remember, there are far more decent people than bad in this world.. there are animal angels everywhere. Thank you for being one.
May 22, 2010 12:34 pm
I can't say anything that you or anyone hasn't already said. He is a gorgeous cat and so lucky you found him. If and when you find the scum that did this-I will gladly join you in beating them to a pulp. All my cats are shelter kitties or strays...love them all. Thx for sharing
May 22, 2010 12:44 pm
This is a siamese cat. I own one as well and he is very loving.
May 22, 2010 1:51 pm
oh my goodness!! The way some people treat their animals it just baffles me! How can any one live with the guilt is beyond me! God gave me a heart and a conscious and it sickens me to no end to see this happen to an innocent animal that cannot speak for itself! my God please bless Tammy and Darrel and may Bob fall in love with him as you have and in my eyes there is no greater love than from a fury friend!!!
May 22, 2010 3:02 pm
I'm really sorry for that little cat but it is clear from the pictures that the cat loves you and isn't afraid at all. I think it knows that you guys mean well. What a sad thing for him/her to go through! We have a little dog like that. We took pictures too and can hardly believe he ever looked that skinny with bones and ribs and no meat! He sure is a cutie now with a smooth shape, not an angular and pointy shape. I hope the cat gets to stay with you. How about Beloved as a name? Belle for short?
May 22, 2010 3:05 pm
WW I love the name. We have three resuce dogs and we had a cat but he was stolen but the people besides us.Urgggg.....But right now we won't say anything because we have a coycote problem.
May 22, 2010 3:17 pm
This is absolutely horrible!! Being a pet owner myself I feel the exact same way the rest of you do. Poor guy!!! Although, I do have to say in that last picture he looks like he's still got some spunk left in those beautiful blue eyes. I think thats what kept him going so far. And a huge BRAVO to Tammy and Darell for finding him and taking him in!!!
May 22, 2010 3:23 pm
May 22, 2010 4:38 pm
I'm so glad Yul has a home..Breaks my heart to know people treat innocent lives this way. I'm giving my Lollies and Dobby extra hugs and kisses tonight !
May 22, 2010 5:24 pm
Yul appears to be a chocolate point Siamese cat. Many people find this breed difficult: they're very loud, demanding and quite devoted--they'll follow you all over the house, meowing for attention. They always have blue eyes, which are frequently have crossed eyes. I've been around Siamese cats most of my life, and Yul is a beauty: I'm so glad you found him WW, nursed him back to health, and found him a good home. He'll make a loving companion for his new caring owner. Why or how anyone could mistreat a pet is just beyond me.
May 22, 2010 5:46 pm
I am so happy you saved this babies life! Animals are all innocent like children.
May 22, 2010 6:51 pm
You are an ANGEL for helping this poor cat. I agree with the abuse of all animal. ABUSE AND ANIMAL AND GO TO JAIL is a great community of animal lovers across the country striving for legislation in their states. Check in to this and help us stop this Abuse. jpmccn
May 22, 2010 6:54 pm
I agree the abuse of all animals is awful. Sorry about the mistake but I get upset whenever I read of such abuse. Thanks, jpmccn
May 22, 2010 7:33 pm
Well, the thyroid problems can cause weight loss, but can be controlled with meds, and a heart murmur may be no biggie if it's low grade. (Just tell the owner to keep an eye on that stuff.) Really, it could have been worse, given what he's been through. I'm sure you're disappointed but at least he will have a real home from now on!!
May 22, 2010 7:44 pm
there are people out there that are sick. what are people doing when the thought "hey lets go out and torment a poor animal" i mean wtf!
May 22, 2010 8:10 pm
This happens much too often. Thank goodness for people that do watch out for animals that are abandoned. People must think about the responsibility of having a pet and that the responsibility is long term. People can adopt homeless animals in their community, rather than buying one from the pet store. If you want a pet, check out your local humane society or county animal control. Let's get these animals into loving homes and stop abuse/neglect. Support spaying and neutering.
May 22, 2010 8:28 pm
First, ctw, that's a very asinine thing to say, and your comments are not appreciated here. Second, WW, I'm so proud that you stepped up for this cat. He is a beautiful Siamese, and I know he and his new owner will very much enjoy their new life together. Please keep us updated on John (and the other cats). Should you find the non-human that did this, let us know. I will conveniently plan a road trip (and I know EXACTLY where Longview is!!) from Alabama to personally deliver upon him a VERY thorough old-fashioned, southern BEATING.. Abuse of animals (and people) should NEVER be tolerated, and the criminals who commit it should receive the same punishments! You and Bob, as well as John and Yul are in my prayers. Blessed be, and thank you for being the beautiful person you are!
May 22, 2010 8:48 pm
Thanks, guys...if stupid people want to post on this blog, they'll just get banned...that's all they are...pieces of sh--! If I were to see anyone abusing any animal, HugBug01, I'll deliver a good old fashioned @ss whooping on them myself...I didn't throw chokers out in the woods for 15+ years for nothing! Thanks, everyone!!
May 22, 2010 9:05 pm
Yep, get 'em!! ;) I have raised/cared for 42 cats, 15 dogs, 5 domestic birds, a yard of wild birds, 6 baby mice, 5 rabbits, a multitude of fish, 4 roosters, 4 arabian horses, 3 coral snakes, 2 hampsters, 1 stubborn mule, 1 alligator snapping turtle, and 1 ferret in the last 17 years and I'm only 26. My yard is the neiborhood 'humane society'! I don't mind, and we've never turned anyone away (much to my parents' dismay at times, in my younger days). Animal rescue is a very noble and worthy endeavor, indeed. Kudos to all who do it!
May 22, 2010 9:58 pm
He is darling, I'm glad you guys found him in time.
May 22, 2010 10:19 pm
Ok so I was looking for a recipe for creamy cucumbers and I came across this blog. I must say it moved me. I am also a cat lover and kudos to you WW for caring..As for anyone who couldnt love this story I agree, go somewhere else..Thanks for making me smile and giving a great gift to an animal that needed you....
May 23, 2010 12:31 am
Hope you don't take this wrong BUT had the same thing happen to a dog I gave away through a rescue organization in Florida years ago. Luckily someone also found her and traced her back to me through tatto. Her it is! Little old cult witches going to do a little sacrifice. Prosecuted and all go 30 days in jail,2 yrs probation.
May 23, 2010 1:47 am
We rescued our dog Athena from animal control in OK...she had been severly abused by her previous owner and then thrown out of a car. When we got her, she literally had bruises all over and would just shy away from us. They weren't going to let us take her until she healed but as we were sitting there and talking to the people, she slowly crept up and jumped onto my husbands lap...after that, there was no way they weren't going to let us take her that day. She is now the sweetest, kindest, most loving dog we have...absolutely a sweetheart. It breaks my heart to this day to look at pics of her as a puppy. We don't have kids so these are our furbabies!! Congrats on being a new furmama!!! Keep us updated with pics...i would love to see what Yul looks like as he adapts to the good life!
May 23, 2010 2:25 am
I find it interesting that we become up in arms at animal abuse, but we turn our heads and take a "not my problem" attitude when children who are just as innocent are abused...glad you took in the cat...
May 23, 2010 4:31 am
suzi...i don't think that's the case. I know when I see something that isn't right regarding a child, it is my responsiblity to report the problem. I am a foster mom to an absolutely adorable baby who was abused as an infant. I am having the time of my life holding and loving this child. It's hard when they don't bond to you because they are trying to protect themselves from being hurt even more. I know what happens to children who are abused...i definitely report anything that I see that is wrong. I will now get off my soapbox!!! Sorry everyone if I offended!
May 23, 2010 5:41 am
Suzi, I don't have kids, so I can't speak there. I would be just as up in arms if a child wandered into my yard that skinny and abused, I don't care what sort of a creature, human, dog, cat, otherwise...doesn't make a difference to me...it's all wrong!
May 23, 2010 5:55 am
have not been to your blog for a few days, had to get blood transfusions, my chemo is on hold till next week. what a lovely story, you are such a wonderful person, your new addition has a great face! congratulations and best of luck, by the way, you made my day, thanks!!!
May 23, 2010 6:10 am
i see he wont be a your house but you will get to see him i hope. you are the bomb, WW. you just keep doing what you do!!!
May 23, 2010 6:53 am
ChrisTina...that doesn't sound good, I hope you're all right! I hope you beat your cancer!!!!!!! Bob has 4 treatments left, possibly less, he's getting the HOSE on Tuesday (scoped) to see.
May 23, 2010 7:10 am
If someone disposes of a pet this way I have to wonder how the rest of the family is treated. All my cats were taken in from others who didn't want them or I found them in a shelter. Unless you breed a show cat, please spay or neuter. I don't want to sound like an advertisement but please be responsible. Your furry companion dishes out unconditional love and respect them for that.
May 23, 2010 7:57 am
Thank you for taking care of this cat! Every instance of animal abuse/neglect breaks my heart.
May 23, 2010 7:59 am
God led him to you, He said "Go to this woman with the heart of gold and she will nurse you back to health and fill you with love and kindness". People like you make me feel good, I wish there were more people in this world like you! xx
May 23, 2010 8:28 am
I agree it's terrible, but some people also do these things to their children. I don't see a difference between animals or humans, we are all living creatures. Sadly both humans and animals are capable of cruel things. Let's not make this into an "anti human" rant - think of all the humans who donate time and money to animal causes. Also do not forget that some animals kill their young ones or they abandon them for whatever reason. Animals and humans are capable of great love and great cruelty, it's not only humans. We can't change the way things are, but we can try to help improve it.
May 23, 2010 8:52 am
Very true, Stephanie, very true! It is not my intention to anything into anything here, this is just what happened to walk up on my porch! The bottom line with me is that abuse is NOT OK, animals or people, and it sickens me in any form. Animals do what animals do, I don't understand it at all, nor do I understand why anyone would abuse a child! Humans, on the other hand, have the ability to stop child abuse, just as we have the ability to stop animal abuse...that's the point to this blog...if you have a pet, don't just abandon it on the street or in the woods, there are shelters that will take them in, you can place an ad in the paper, whatever...there is no reason for animal abandonment. Just as there is no reason for child abuse...I have never witnessed child abuse first hand, I've only read about it in the paper and saw it on the news and my heart breaks for those poor kids! This is the first time I have witnessed, firsthand, animal abuse and it angered me beyond belief, so I wrote a blog about it in hopes of raising awareness to spay and nueter your pets...I know our Humane Society helps with low-cost spays and nueters, I would assume they all do...and if, for any reason, you can't care for your pet, take it somewhere that it can be cared for! And child abusers just need to cease life, IMO!
May 23, 2010 9:09 am
i just hope whoever did that to that cat,does'nt have children to neglect also.
May 23, 2010 9:11 am
p.s. your username is misleading,lol
May 23, 2010 9:12 am
thats so sad. I am a animal lover and cannot stand those that hurt animals. I cant bear to let a little thing like that dye because of someone elses hatred, ignorance, and selfish ways. These little guys need care too and in my family all my pets are a family member, not a pet. My hubsand loves but hates that about me, i love animals and treat them amazingly but ill bring some stray in all the time to bring it to health and find it a good home. i just cant say no to these little creatures. they are just scared and trying to stay alive, like us.
May 23, 2010 9:18 am
I am so glad that he found just the right person to take care of him and bring him back around to where he should be. He is a beautiful cat and he did not deserve to be left to starve. I hope that Bob gives in graciously, because we know he really has no choice, he could not turn this guy away.
May 23, 2010 9:20 am
Thank you for taking him in and caring for him. You will be rewarded not only with the love of that animal but in due time. Just as those who did this to him will be punished!!
May 23, 2010 9:21 am
KEEP HIM! I found a pitiful little calico at a sawmill. Someone had either kicked her or thrown her from a vehicle. Her lower jaw was messed up and teeth missing. That was 10 years ago. She made a complete recovery. She also graduated from barn cat to house cat. I would not trade her for the world. She is a trusted companion and very much a part of the family. I think a rescued animal is that much more endearing. I feel good everytime I think about it because being responsible is the right thing to do. Give him a good home and feel good about it. I wish more people would take a responsible attitude toward caring for pets.
May 23, 2010 9:24 am
sorry I entered this blog couple of days late, but cudos to you. I also found mama w/ kittens while out camping, took them home, saved only 2 kittens, all the rest died. But I had to bring them to the shelter as my allergies wouldn't let me keep them, but I did nurse the 2 left for about 4 days. And yes this site is for 'animal crackers' besides chicken & beef !! IMO
May 23, 2010 9:37 am
Unfortunately I have seen this many a time. My mother is a vet tech in West Virgina. Her latest addition to the family is a dog named Bruno who had been left outside with a tight choke collar so long it had EMBEDDED IN HIS SKIN and other dogs had been allowed to use him as a chew toy. He needed the collar surgically removed and lots of work and food. He is doing well, gained weight and most of his hair has grown back and is just the sweetest thing. I help trap wild cats with my mother and take them to be spayed/neutered and let them back into the forest. My little sister adopted one of the kittens.
May 23, 2010 9:42 am
How can anyone resist that beautiful face in the last photo! Those eyes literally see right through to your soul. Thanks for posting this story.
May 23, 2010 10:04 am
WW-The people who did that to this cat will get what's coming to them one way or another. Karma will eventually come back around to bite them in the a$$. You and Bob are great people for taking him in and giving him a family again! Congratulations on your new addition and I really hope he gets the medical attention he needs for those ear mites...I would definitely have the vet Frontline him. He's such a gorgeous cat, I love his face in that last picture! :) Good luck with him. :)
May 23, 2010 10:16 am
Thanks WW for doing what you do and, as always, doing it cheerfully! Your positive attitude is catching. My niece is in vet school and has fostered some lovely pets until they found their homes. I would have cats except for my terrible allergies. I am hoping for a dog when the kids are a bit older. Still praying for Bob... :)
May 23, 2010 10:18 am
I am hoping he simply snuck out of an RV and they had to leave and are missing him. I dont want to think a Human Being is capable of allowing an animal to starve. What a Beautiful Siamese. Alot of the ones with Blue eyes are deaf.
May 23, 2010 10:24 am
Poor kitty. Thank you for taking care of the poor thing. We have two cats that we adopted from our local vet within the last year (after losing our 19 year old cat to cancer); one was dumped and left to starve in a provincial park near us, and the other was thrown from a moving vehicle and had her hip displaced. They are now both happy and we love them to bits. It never ceases to amaze me how cruel people can be. Give him a kiss for me.
May 23, 2010 10:51 am
OK...I totally agree...how could anyone be cruel to a poor helpless cat? SOme people are just evil! I have 4 CATS!!!! I love them!!! But, why are we posting this on Allrecipes? I am confused.
May 23, 2010 11:37 am
Jumping to conclusions can get one in a pickle creek. For whatever reason how and why this happens is now moot. He has a wonderful home with WW now. Bless you WW I have seven, two 'regulars' and the rest feral. There is the Feral Society which will help (for a small donation or even free) with capture, neuter, release programs. Look for one in your area. ebeth77 we are reading this 'cause we are on witchywoman's blog. WW has taken us to wonderful food destinations with lots of recipes. She earned her spot to remark on what's happening in her life, non? Besides, she did entitle her blog posting OUTRAGED.
May 23, 2010 11:55 am
Please take him to a vet asap! If he has been fending for himself for some time, he might have intestinal worms from rodents, etc. He will need to be dewormed with medicine before he can start gaining weight again. Poor sweet baby. We have 8 that were abandoned at the farm next door over the past 2 years. When economic times are tough it is always the innocents that suffer first and the most. We all need to take care of each other when situations like this present themselves. You are doing a good thing. Love him and God bless you.
May 23, 2010 11:59 am
I reside in British Columbia. There are many mountain passes that are very isolated. Perhaps we should drop the individuals responsible for this hobbile act out in the wilderness. Their inhumane acts on this cat warrent a "Karma" like reaction
May 23, 2010 12:14 pm
humans can be the greatest gift to this planet or the worst nightmare, the question is which one will you choose to be.
May 23, 2010 1:00 pm
Terrible! God bless you for rescuing this beautiful kitty.
May 23, 2010 1:52 pm
Heaven forbid a poor cat should have to fend for itself in the wild. If it wasn't for gracious people like you who take them in and teach them to spend the rest of their days laying on a pillow who knows what would happen to the feral cat population.
May 23, 2010 2:24 pm
I'm really hoping this beauty accidently got out and became lost, rather than being dumped. Bless you for caring for him. He's beautiful.
May 23, 2010 2:38 pm
This is disgusting...I so agree. It does have a happy ending to my story....When houses were on the height of repossession, families abandoned their pets because the were not allowed in the new residence.........Hence came my best friend to the entrance of my gate...BUDDY. A Carin terrier that we fell in love with....Now we quit cruising....(Buddy can't go of course)........Buddy now does not want for anything......He as his own life jacket for the boat, his on car seat............And sleeps with me and his mom every night. Please don't buy a pet. Find one that will give you unfogiving love........... Daniel George Little Rock, Arkansas
May 23, 2010 2:55 pm
Daniel, that's awesome. I think what happens out here is that down the road from me are some rather ritzy "beach" houses and also quite a few farms. I think people are dropping the cats off in hopes that they can make a living on one of the farms or whatever. There is another feral orange cat running around here that someone dropped off and he is living off of whatever he catches, but his hair is falling out and he is obviously sick. My whole problem with this is that this cat will not and cannot be caught, he is obviously not healthy and it's ridiculous for anyone to think that I should be ok with just people just abandoning their animals. We have protected wetlands out back of us here with a lot of waterfowl and song birds and such. I'm sure that this orange feral cat does catch adequate food but I'm also just as sure that whatever he is sick with could quite possibly be passed onto my cat or anyone else's if they happen to come into contact with each other...my cat goes outside on a leash and a harness, I am a responsible pet owner and if I couldn't take care of them, I would sure find someone who could! I would no more drop them off to fend for themselves than the man in the moon! Spay and neuter your pets and if you can't take of them or don't want the responsibility anymore, find someone who does...don't just abandon them!
May 23, 2010 4:01 pm
OMG he is a beauty. He is so lucky to have to and you him. He will give you years of love. Poor little baby. Yes people are cruel as hell!!!
May 23, 2010 4:03 pm
OMG he is a beauty. He is so lucky to have to and you him. He will give you years of love. Poor little baby. Yes people are cruel as hell!!! I have 6 cats that have all found me from similar situations.
May 23, 2010 4:27 pm
I see a cat that is probably going to be "killed with kindness" As a vet assistant I urge you to use proper care on this cat or take it to a facility who will take care of it I am just as upset that hydrogen peroxide would be put into the cats ears instead of a 5 doller bottle of ear mite medication. peroxide will NOT KILL MITES, it is dangerous to use on ill animals in this manner. Ensure contains sugar which is DANGEROUS to cats, it is a complete and total Wrong food to feed any cat. Anyone with any experience with feeding malnurished animals will be shocked. Feed the cat properly or do not keep it.
May 23, 2010 4:36 pm
I just can't stand seeing animals abused. We live on a farm and a lot of abused animals have made it here for recovery. One of my favorite cats was rescued when he was a kitten I saw a man throw him out of a car at 45mph. I wanted to call him Frisbee but my mom said no. We ended up naming him Sunbeam because he liked to scratch open bags of Sunbeam bread! :)
May 23, 2010 4:39 pm
I hate animal cruelty!!!! My heart aches when I hear stories like this...I have rescued animals and right now I have a dog I found on the highway....Yeah!! his owner called today so I cannot wait to get the dog back to them! ANYONE that can ABUSE ANY ANIMAL...has a HEART THAT IS BLACK!!!!!
May 23, 2010 4:47 pm
zhinka--I DID not feed the cat Ensure, that would be the lady who first found him. He did go to the vet and is going to be kept by someone else...thank you for your concern!
May 23, 2010 4:50 pm
Like I said in the update above, he went to the vet, they gave an approximate age, he has a heart murmur and a thyroid disease. The owner of the park has fallen in love with him and will keep him so he has went to a good, decent caring home and that's all I wanted for him. I didn't necessarily want to have another cat, but I would have taken him if need be.
May 23, 2010 6:18 pm
what a sweetheart!
May 23, 2010 6:48 pm
Oh isn't he gorgeous! I love those beautiful blue eyes. I used to have a Manx that had chocolate point coloring (looked very much like your new buddy) and I loved that cat. His name was "Trouble". I inherited him when his owner died. Your pics made me think of my beloved Trouble.
May 23, 2010 8:18 pm
I have been so fortunate to have had several close feline friends, among them a Siamese. As a breed, they seem to need us a little more than many, more's the rage that one is abandoned. You are so blessed to be the human he chose out of the billions of us :)
May 23, 2010 8:41 pm
Peace, :> I was wondering how many of you have your cat or cats declawed...?? The process is a VERY painful and nasty thing.........Your cat's claw is not a toenail. It is actually closely adhered to the bone. So closely adhered that to remove the claw, the last bone of your the cat's claw has to be removed. Declawing is actually an amputation of the last joint of your cat's "toes". When you envision that, it becomes clear why declawing is not a humane act. It is a painful surgery, with a painful recovery period. And remember that during the time of recuperation from the surgery your cat would still have to use its feet to walk, jump, and scratch in its litter box regardless of the pain it is experiencing. Wheelchairs and bedpans are not an option for a cat. No cat lover would doubt that cats--whose senses are much keener than ours--suffer pain. They may, however, hide it better. Not only are they proud, they instinctively know that they are at risk when in a weakened position, and by nature will attempt to hide it. But make no mistake. This is not a surgery to be taken lightly......... (taken from http://www.declawing.com/),,,,,,,,, I just wanted to tell you guys because this thing is sooooo easily over looked, its sad about the cat. I would hug the person who did that to the cat and ask them why they did it, its not right no nothing deserves treatment as such. But perhaps if I were merciful to the person who did this instead of kick there a** they would feel even more guilty and want to change. My sheik nazim says "give people flowers when they attack you" We need a lot more LOVE and a lot less A** kicken :> And Witchy woman please give some huggles and snuggles and salams to the poor little kitty poo, and please also share with mr. meowkins some tuna! THanks and PEACE!
May 23, 2010 10:00 pm
I feel bad for the cat. But sometimes I wish all the rage I see people channelling over abused animals were turned over to the many cases of child cruelty I glimpse on the news each year.
May 23, 2010 11:01 pm
I am definitely outraged over this. The abuse of a living creature that can not defend itself is horrible and evil. And just because it is a cat does not make it's suffering any less important. You are a hero for saving this cat and giving the cat a good home! Spoil the heck out of him. He's gorgeous and you gave him a 2nd shot at life!
May 24, 2010 1:36 am
Maryem, seems like you're just taking advantage of the thread to lecture on declawing.... sorry, WW, I guess it's your job to decide that. :-) You might check with the local animal shelter about borrowing/renting a cat trap to get the orange cat that's hanging around.
May 24, 2010 3:26 am
Unless I'm missing something, other than being thin this cat looks to be in great shape. If I had to guess, someone lost their kitty and kitty didn't know how to fend for himself without the help of his humans. I say this because when I was 10, my bluepoint siamese was let outside by the paperboy. I combed my neighborhood knocking on doors for a week and a half. Finally a neighbor about a mile away called and said I think we have your cat. He was very thin and looked like he had been in a couple of scuffles with who knows what. I was just glad to have him home. Siamese are delicate and typically not overweight cats. My point is it wouldn't take long for this little one to become too thin without the helps of his humans. I would keep an eye out for lost siamese signs. Siamese aren't cheap and I really doubt someone would just put one out to fend for its self.
May 24, 2010 4:20 am
Do you have any idea what pigs, chickens, and cows go through for your meat, eggs, and milk? This cat is living the life of a queen compared to the injustices of the animals we deem food worthy. If more people would stop being so ignorant, and be more compassionate, we might be able to achieve peace on the planet, between all species.....
May 24, 2010 4:25 am
We are the only species that drinks the milk of another animal. And the ONLY ones that drink milk past infancy. Chickens we eat are kept many to a cage, with no space to move, where 20% die due to disease, and each batch are killed within the first 2 years of their life, as opposed to the 10-12 years of life they could live cage free. Go pet a pig, and then tell me how you feel about eating his butt, or ribs.
May 24, 2010 5:01 am
What a beautiful cat. Thank God that we have people like you. I lLOVE cats, but despite my allergy shots, I am HIGHLY allergic. Thanks again
May 24, 2010 7:06 am
I find it interesting that the immediate assumption is that some terrible person starved the poor guy. What is statistically far more likely for a purebred cat is that he was allowed outside and wandered off from home and was lost. Has any attempt been made to find his owners, if he has any? Also: Alcohol will burn his ears and be painful if he has mites. A trip to the vet is in order for a check up anyway, so mite meds from the vet are a better alternative. There are some home remedies for ear mites, but they involve mineral oil NOT alcohol. Also, if the mites are so bad that he can't hear, then a LOT of mite dirt is going to need to be cleaned out. And the vet can check for a chip, as others have said. Congrats on the lovely new kitty and I do like his name! I hope someone else isn't out there looking for him, though.
May 24, 2010 8:30 am
The cat didn't belong to anyone around here, or so it's claimed. No one said anything about alcohol in the ears...the cat went to the vet and was starved, he is around 12 years old, has a heart murmur and a thyroid disease. He had ear mites so bad that he couldn't hear. He's NOT a purebred, he is a mixed breed and from the state of the cat, the vet thought he had been abandoned quite some time ago. We are not going to keep him, I have a husband with cancer and cannot spare the expense that Yul's meds and so forth will cost, so the owner of our RV park is going to keep him and give him a caring home. I make the assumption that he was abandoned because it happens out here all the time. I have lived in this RV park for over a year and have counted some 10+ cats that were simply left when the owners moved on, so it's safe for me to say that Yul was abandoned. He is a large cat but when I picked him up, he didn't even weigh 5 pounds. That's why I say he was abandoned, assumption or not, the condition of that cat was ridiculous. If he were lost, someone would have said so when I went door to door with pictures 4 days ago and I went all the way down this road which is about 6 miles in all.
May 24, 2010 8:44 am
WW !,i have never "blogged" before....but just needed to say "THANK YOU!"..it is so nice to meet you....he is ("YUL" ?") a beauty..thank heavens you are the people who will take care of him..
May 24, 2010 9:14 am
Things like this make me furious. My husband drives a 18 wheeler and last week on a very busy San Antonio express way he saw a woman drop 2 little fuzz ball puppies out at an exit on the highway. There was no way he could stop. There are so many places she could have taken them. I feel if people do this to animals, they will do the same to children. They should be locked up.
May 24, 2010 9:14 am
I agree with Kristina about the alcohol burning his ears and he should be taken to a doctor for the proper medication and to have his ears cleaned out. It is possible that he may have gotten away from his original owners, but find it more believable that he was just dumped. If they really would have loved their cat they would have done anything to get him back. They could put up flyers, put an ad in their local newspaper,as well as contact their vet. Unfortunately there are too many people who just get tired of taking care of their pets and don't want the responsiblity anymore. We live on an acerage and there have been so many times that I have seen people drop off their pets, dogs and cats. I have taken many of them in and kept them until I found good homes for them. There is a wonderful foundation here called SOS (Save Old Souls") and they always find wonderful homes for animals people throw out and no longer want. It is absolutely terrible what people do. I love all animals (as well as birds)so long as they have 4 legs they are beautiful. I don't understand how people can be so cruel. There are no words to even describe these so called disgusting, miserable excuses for human beings. Anyone who deliberately hurts an animal should have the exact same thing done to them as they do to the animal, except it should be ten times as bad. I am glad you found him and at least now he will have a good and loving home. Good luck with Bob. Hopefully he will come around and he probably will when he sees how much you care for this kitty.
May 24, 2010 9:18 am
It's so weird that I clicked on your post; this cat looks exactly like the cat that we just adopted Saturday from our local animal shelter. Our 'Buddha' is turning into the best cat we've owned and Siamese are a wonderful breed.
May 24, 2010 9:21 am
Also from the looks of him he is 100% siamese; blue eyes are a feature of the cat that is 'bred out' when mixed with another breed. He may not be a breed standard cat, but rest assured he is 100% seal point siamese.
May 24, 2010 12:37 pm
God Bless you for saving this beautiful cat. I had one just like him, growing up. We called him "Mr. Chevious Poo Bartholo-meow". (Phtolomy, for short)
May 24, 2010 1:12 pm
I am glad you found this cat, witchywoman.I apologize for coming off badly earlier in some post. I scrolled down to the bottom to post. Hope hhe/she is doing well and getting lots of treats:)
May 24, 2010 1:22 pm
Thanks, BajaValle...I didn't realize that this blog would explode like this, I was just pi$$ed when I saw the state of that cat and needed to vent was all! I'm glad to know that people feel as vehemently as I do about animal neglect and abuse, it comforting to know that. I appreciate your apology, but really, you were just saying how you felt, and it's ok and I apologize to you as well for snapping back!
May 24, 2010 1:47 pm
I just found your blog. I am an animal lover, and most specifically cats. I have seen too many cases of similar things. Wonder how those people treat their kids?? My last cat was in the same condition as yours when he 'found' me one extremely cold night. He had been abandoned and had been on his own all summer and fall, into the winter. I know he would not have survived another week. I just lost my dear calico to kidney failure this weekend, and my other big, lovable black male last year to a stroke. I am now without a cat in the house for the first time in over 20 yrs. I have learned much about animals in the past couple of years. I now believe that cats and other pets find us...not the other way around. Your wonderful Siamese came to you to take care of you..although it almost cost him his life. You are his most important job. If you have the chance, get in touch with an animal communicator. Bless you for taking him in. What a sweetheart he is. I love them all and pray that God will protect them from heartless people.
May 24, 2010 2:18 pm
My response to Suzi who said "May 23, 2010 2:25 am I find it interesting that we become up in arms at animal abuse, but we turn our heads and take a "not my problem" attitude when children who are just as innocent are abused...glad you took in the cat... " Let me just say that I think that's assumptive and unfair to point a finger at people who care for animals and feel they wouldn't care any more for children. However, in our society, children have far more support programs and efforts to assist them than do animals. In our society, when an animal becomes too much to care for, we quite simply euthanize them.. we can't and don't do that to children, of course, so please - be careful to assume that just because we are responding to this post of this beautiful cat.. doesn't mean in any way, shape or form that we wouldn't help children. I've had my kids, and as my Mom used to say, "I've served my sentence." Now, I have time and resources to devote to animals and I do. Animals are sentient beings that feel love, pain, loss and other emotions we humans can't comprehend. There are far too many humans who forget that and say it's easier to dispose of animals because we have too many, or they cost too much or they are a byproduct of lazy a$$es that don't take the time to spay or neuter. Sorry, but your comments hit a chord with me. I won't speak for others, but please don't assume no one cares.. there are tons of blogs here about kids, hardly any about animals and I thought this was "refreshing and uplifting". I have an animals network for like-minded animal lovers here.. (and we share recipes) if anyone is interested in joining: http://animalsfirst.spruz.com
May 24, 2010 2:41 pm
can someone comment on a natural way to get rid of ear mites for cats? you mentioned hydrogen peroxide? i've taken my siamese to the vet for this a few times ($$$)... still seems that he shakes his head often; when i check inside there is nothing that looks like mites... he often shakes his head & fluid flies out; when i look at it does not smell nor does it look like anything infected, i.e. it's clear, not white or nasty looking...he seems to hear fine & he doesn't seem sick, nor does he seem to have ear pain... i've never seen this with any of my other cats... any comments would be helpful. can't afford another trip to the vet just now, wonder what that fluid is and if there's a 'natural remedy' or explanation?
May 24, 2010 2:46 pm
wonderful that you're helping out this 'old soul' ;-) i've done a lot of road trips from here (canada)to southern mexico and beyond; i have often seen what seems to be pets that seem to have become 'street cats or dogs', that have become wild even, it's a shame when really we are all part of a big family & difficult circumstances happen to everyone; if one can't care for a pet anymore for whatever reason, all you have to do is ask --there are other travelers, good people with big hearts all around--one just has to look, to ask for help. we all need to take care of one another...
May 24, 2010 3:07 pm
The poor Puss. I had a cat just like that one that was either stollen or it just wandered off. It was a Burmeses. I would like to think that the person who has it has given it a good home,and is caring for it just as you are doing this one.. God Bless You. Samantha in Australia. P.S. can you let us know in follow up posts how it is going please?
May 24, 2010 3:17 pm
It is sad. But why are we posting this on a recipe site? There are plenty of animal sites that this would serve well on.
May 24, 2010 4:10 pm
instead of using peroxide try a little baby oil ( or mineral oil ) The oil will suffocate the buggars and peroxide will dry out this poor darlin's ears. TY for taking him in. But you should take him to the vet as well. MAke sure he has his shots, and his 'manhood' cut down. As horrible a thing as was done to this poor kitty, I have seen far worse. Sad but true.! Good luck at the vet!.. There is a chance that kitty has a chip and the vetcan identify the owner and have them prosecuted.
May 24, 2010 4:28 pm
God bless you and Bob, WW. I wrote a post earlier and guess I messed up posting it. Anyway, it was kind of long. We live on 3 acres in No Cal, near Yosemite. We have three very different (personalities) cats, one small (maltese/jack russel) dog who is deaf and about five ferals that live on our property. We feed them, have one bed in a shed outside and two on our large back porch. Cool thing is there is a cat rescue agency here that we can call if they are sick or injured. They will pick them up, treat them (including spaying and neutering if needed) and return them to our property to live free. Or as they did recently for us, send medication for them. We have two cats that are buried out behind our home. Their graves are surrounded with stones and covered with crushed white marble rock. Wileykittyote, who was with us for 10 years. (I rescued him from coyotes). He developed abdominal cancer and was gone in 3 days. He spent the last 2 days at home with us (doc gave him meds, so no pain) and I held him as he went over the Rainbow Bridge. Cricket was with us for eight years. Cried out very loudly one night, ran into our bedroom and collapsed. I jumped out of bed, picked him up and he was gone in less than 1 minute (heart attack). I believe they guide ferals to our property for safety and sustenance. Many times I see a new feral go out and lie near or on their graves. (Corny? OK - but why not?) If you believe in God and his faithfulness, then you must believe that he cares for ALL living creatures. God made a covenant with Noah about the rainbow and ALL living creatures on the earth. Genesis 9:12-17. There are many, many references in the Bible about animals in heaven. So, don't be surprised when you get to heaven and all of your animal companions who have gone before you are waiting for you. We do not "own" animals. We are blessed that THEY tolerate us. All living creatures were entrusted to our care. Oh, just one more point - I am a guy and not shy about expressing my love of cats, small dogs (and large ones, too _:)) and all of God's creatures. We have raccoons, possums, foxes, skunks, deer, birds and even an occasional mountain lion who visit our property regularly. It is so incredibly cool to see a huge boar raccoon going down the steps from our porch after eating and watching him pass a cat coming up the stairs to eat - coexistence, just as God planned. Anyway, WW, good for you and Bob! Oh, I think Yul was a great choice!!!
May 24, 2010 4:41 pm
A lot of people can just drop their animals along the road somewhere away from their house. I don't know how anybody can be so cruel to an animal. Bless you for taking her in...do you get to keep her?
May 24, 2010 4:51 pm
Dear WW, He is a purebred sealpoint Siamese!!! People pay a fortune for that breed and you wereblessed with this guy. It is reprehensible that he should have been neglected like this, BUT, everything happens for A reason.....he is supposed to be yours!!! He'll make a wonderful companion for Bob as he recovers from his treatments and you will be the best kitty-mama he could hope for. There is a special circle of hell reserved for scumbags that abuse animals, I dont doubt that for a minute. God bless you, Bob, and your beautiful new addition!
May 24, 2010 5:13 pm
Hi, ww. I am so glad this kitty is going to have a happy ending. But like others have said, the thyroid condition is likely the cause of the weight loss. I had a cat for 18 years that I loved like the dickens. She was a spoiled, large 11 lb kitty until she developed diabetes at age 15. She dropped down to 7 lb for a long time until she developed a kidney tumor and dropped down to 4 1/2 lbs. She ate like a horse. But my neighbors would always give me dirty looks because they thought I was neglecting her. Meanwhile she was going to the vet 1 or 2 times a week and I was spending roughly $300 a month to try to keep her alive. She finally passed away in April of last year. It broke my heart and I cried for days. And you know what? Before she got sick, if I had seen someone else's cat look like Zuzu did I too would have thought they were heartless and cruel. Just my 2 cents.
May 24, 2010 5:59 pm
osu beaver: not every blog on All Recipes is food related. If AR thought this blog was inappropriate, they would have deleted it, but since they didn't, and, I have paid to be a supporting member, I'll write a blog about whatever it is that I like to write about, keeping, of course, within AR guidelines, if it's all the same to you. But, with a site that does publish pet treat recipes, I think that a starving cat is, in a roundabout way, food related....just saying!
May 24, 2010 6:06 pm
Look at his darling little face looking up at the camera! <3 He is saying, "Please love me!! LLLOOVVVEEEEE MEEEEEEEEEE!!!" What a doll:) I LOVE cats......they are so loving unconditionally...yet, so mysteriously independent in many ways..... BLESS YOU for taking care of this angel! :)
May 24, 2010 6:19 pm
WW -- I don't even dare look at the photos (don't want to toss my laptop out the window!!) I have donated to ASPCA monthly for... can't tell you how long -years! ANYONE who deliberately neglects or abuses... Guess I need say no more! You've got my support!!!
May 24, 2010 7:04 pm
Thanks, Stevie! I appreciate that!
May 24, 2010 7:19 pm
BellesAZ...I jsut signed up to join your website! Thanks for posting that!!
May 24, 2010 10:39 pm
I just joined this site tonite and came upon this sickening case of neglect. From one cat lover to another...you are a true angel. God Bless You!!! You have your ticket to heaven. I took in a kitten that was "spayed" and just gave birth 4 weeks ago. People lie and do whatever they can to get rid of their pets. Why get them in the first place. So far I have found homes for all the kittens except one. We already have two cats but I have to butter up my husband for a third maybe. Good Luck and a speedy recovery.
May 24, 2010 10:47 pm
It broke my heart to see these pictures. He is lucky to have you. I just started blogging on here. It is a great website. You seem like a cool chick witchywoman! I added your Sedation drink to my recipe box! Candace
May 25, 2010 12:39 am
I salute you fer your humanism and good heart. That thar is a beautiful critter. Thank heaven someone like you found it and can give it all the loved it deserves. - Judd
May 26, 2010 8:11 am
OMG! So many stupid people who dont give a about animals... they dont know the joy an animal can bring to their lives... I think its great what you did for Yul, and I know he is greatful you found him and cared enough to help save him. I hope he is doing well with his new adopted parents. It breaks my heart to think that people are out there that feel that when the animal gets sick to just drop it off or have it killed (put to sleep...thats killing it people!!) I too am an animal lover and we have taken in a sick pet before...her name was Calico, she was a mix calico cat and she made it another 5 yrs with us after she was left to die in an alley in Fullerton, Ca. She was the best cat with my family. We now have 2 cats and a dog and we could never do what the owner to Yul did. It makes me sick there are people still out there who dont give a about animals! Keep on doing what you do, its nice to know there are great people like you still in this world.! God bless to you both!
May 31, 2010 10:05 am
I cannot fathom how people can be so cruel! My kitty chose me as we were taking a break outside the music recording studio and followed us back inside. We thought she would be terrified of the loud R&R but she was just curious and starving. I nursed her back to health - she loves my bass playing and she has been my guardian for twelve years now. Thus the name, Jett Blackheart...lol
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I've been married to my husband for over 8 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state by Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight movies. My blog is called Baked Lava www.bakedlava.com and I'm currently cooking my way around the world. I write a monthly column for our local newspaper called Life in an RV and that site is www.valleybugler.com. I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my recycled container garden and I love to create new recipes. I rarely follow a recipe to the letter, unless it involves baking. My husband & I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety...we have 4 of those: Puppa, Sasha, KiKi & Super Dave the Girl Cat. I am a prize-winning nature photographer.
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I don't have really a favorite thing to cook, per say...I'm not afraid to cook anything. I've recently taught myself how to can and make bread. I still have no great love of making cookies. I'm getting very well-versed in worldwide cuisine, as I'm cooking my way around the world. I love to create new recipes and rarely, anymore, do I have one that flops, but it does and will happen...the road to hell was paved with good intentions, or so they say. My favorite cuisine in this worldwide culinary adventure has been, so far, Belgium...fantastic food! I also am partial to Vietnamese, Korean, Azerbaijani and Hungarian cuisine...and Middle Eastern food kicks @ss!
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My favorite family cooking tradition is the weekly international meals that I prepare. The tradition is that my blog readers choose what country they would like to see from week to week and I cook an entire meal