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Jan. 17th, 2006 | 02:17 pm
posted by: withchicken in specialneedcats

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okay. now that i've got some time i'll introduce my kittie refugio to the community. he's definately a cat with special needs. he is an attention hungry vocal adolecent kittie. he refuses to drink out of his water bowl and instead insists to drinking water either out of the kitchen sink, cups that have been left laying around, or the toilet. yes. i know. we've made a habbit of keeping the lid down not only because of that but because he likes to "dip" his toys in the toilet. he's very unusual in the fact that he LOVES water. his favorite is after we get out of the shower so he can go play in the bathtub puddles. he's got pink dyed hair and super green eyes. he plays hard and sleeps harder. here's a few more pictures of refugio.

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The saga of my short legged cat (cough) ferret...(cough)

Jan. 5th, 2006 | 05:15 pm
posted by: illonadances in specialneedcats

Here are two cute pics of our little ferretas (also known as furry toes) playing in boxes. Ferrets LOVE boxes and bags, I think because they like to burrow and originally were kept to hunt rodents. He was given to us by Katherine, after he literally just wandered into her door one day. Poor little guy. I suspect his owners just 'let him loose' under the assumption that ferrets are 'wild animals' and can take care of themselves- whereas nothing is farther from the truth. When Tyson and I (ex fiancee) had ferrets, one escaped (they love to wander and don't understand concepts such as 'my territory'.) We found her two days later, huddled underneath the front porch, badly dehydrated and starving. Im glad our little furtoes found a good woman who knew what to do- call Eli and I! So here he is!

I have a feeling the old owners didn't want him because I put up signs EVERYWHERE and called every local vet, but noone recognized him. Oddly enough, he's really well trained. He NEVER bites- a rarity for ferrets. He's not the most sociable guy in the world, though. My old ferrets would come and snuggle after running around, whereas ferretas seems content just to run and 'bup' at us (they make a 'bup bup bup' sound when they're happy and they start bouncing on all four legs like they have pogo sticks attatched to them.) Some people call it a 'duk duk' sound- but it's definitely a bup. Sometimes we call him the 'Big Bupper'. Yeah- we're cheesy.

He is slowly coming to trust us, though- in the beginning, we couldn't hold him for more than 2 minutes, and now he can stay in our arms without squirming for about 10. Lots of treats are involved, of course! =) Anyhow, he's adorable. Here are two pics of ferretas- one in a Sam Adams box last night, and one in his favorite green crate that he likes to tease Zummi from! =) I'll cover Zummi's special needs in a later post, but he too has abandonment issues- probably because he was given up to the pound not once as a puppy but by two different families. How could they????

Cute ferret....err...short legged cat.


Does a special needs ferret and a hyper pupper count?

Jan. 5th, 2006 | 01:23 pm
posted by: illonadances in specialneedcats

There aren't any forums for mentally deficient ferrets around LOL and besides that, I'm in close contact with about a gazillion special needs kitterpies, I just can't have em because Eli's allergic. LOL Aren't I an evil hanger-onner? Oh! Beach today (no ferretas- Eli won't let me take him outside, even with a leash....), but Zummi gets to play in the waves and look really surprised when he jumps up to meet the next 'level' of wave and ends up sinking further into the ocean. LOL Anyhow, even if I can't be a member, Ill check in on you guys from time to time!
Me (who gets the quote)



Jan. 5th, 2006 | 06:32 am
mood: hopeful hopeful
posted by: sea_star in specialneedcats

Hello everyone. My girlfriend and I started this community. My girlfriend, penciledinface, rescued a two day old kitten, about five years ago, from South Philly. She raised her, saved her from the ghetto where kids were using the poor kitty as a ball in a game of catch! Ghastly!

This kitty now goes by the name of Baby Stu, most of the time. She has a formal name, which we rarely use.

Baby Stu was the inspriation for starting this group, as she is what you call a special needs kitty.

We love special needs kitties, thus, this community was born!

Baby Stu is a wonderful creature of beauty, and this communtiy is a safe place to discuss, share, and explore the life of special needs kitties. Sometimes we need a place to know that we are not alone, and do not need to hide in the dark. Celebrate our special needs friends here, if you so desire, gentle reader........

Over time, much will be shared about the BabyStu, as well as your very own special needs cats/kittens.

For starters, she is a "tough" kitty, very gangster, mafia style. She is a "toothy" cat, if you know what I mean, but she just doesn't know!

I am getting ready to become her Mommy too. I can hardly wait.

I met her when I flew to Philadelphia with penciledinface in November, and I just love her, special needs and all. She's really just a lovey Lu on the inside.

Here is a picture of her, not the most flattering, but lovely non the less. By the way, BabyStu is a bit sensitive about her weight, so be gentle. Honest, but gentle.

She is a special needs kitty, and I am proud of her! Please enjoy this group. :)