This sweetheart here is less than a year old .For a stray, she is tame and well behaved. I was in the yard and she wandered through the gate looking for food.
She is intelligent, comes when called, and even understands beckoning hand signals. I would come home and find her waiting outside the gate. She'd run up and welcome me home, wrapping her tail around my legs and rubbing her soft nose and head on my shoes.
Then she brought over 2 tiny kittens. They look to be 1 month + old and are still drinking her milk. Update: They can now eat wet food and kibble. Conan is a very doting mother and insists on sharing everything she eats with her kids.She's also neat and uses the litter box carefully, making sure to tell you when she needs to go. If I am gardening and the cat trio are accompanying me in the yard, she will eliminate under the bushes and cover up with dirt.
The off-side to being so trusting yet curious, is that she is friendly to everyone but doesn't know how to protect herself. Conan gets bullied by other territorial cats and calls to me for protection. I have to go outside and shoo them away. She also likes exploring open doors ( she even attempts to climb into the car) and I worry she may get into trouble one day.
She eats any grocery store canned tuna but hates canned chicken (the kittens like chicken though) Conan Loves Royal Canin Recovery. I leave out dry kibble for free feeding in hopes she will slowly get over the fear of not enough food. More than anything, she loves fresh raw chicken breasts but the vet said " NO". That marks the end of the raw food diet..
She is playful and likes playing 'tug a war' with ribbons or old strings and loves climbing into boxes of all sizes. I brush her everyday and am rewarded with purring and head bonks.
Recently I saw a bunch of neighbourhood kids scaring her, so I stepped in for a rescue. She then disappeared, and when I finally found her hiding under a neighbour's car, she wouldnt move, eat or respond.
Panicked, I rushed her to the vet.It is possible that injury had caused internal trauma to the abdomen.The vet said that despite the pain, she remained very gentle and easy to handle compared to other hurt cats and strays. Otherwise, she is a healthy young female.
She is now under observation, with liquid painkillers and antibiotics. If things don't proceed for the better, she will need Xrays and further treatment. As such her adoption will be on hold until she is completely well. The adoption fee is just to partially cover the medical cost and all receipts will be presented to her forever family. I truly wish I could keep her, she deserves a lot of love and security but for health reasons, I am unable to provide a forever home. She isn't tough enough to continue surviving as a stray.
Conan will thrive in a safe , responsible household who will ensure proper love, feeding and medical attention is given as needed. She should not be caged, please.
Update: She's back to her happy, healthy self. So can be adopted out to a caring family asap. I can arrange a date to meet up at a nearby vet for both mother and kitten to be spayed, etc. Fees can be paid directly to the vet.