Saturday, September 27, 2008

Look!

Tango has been going AWOL since jakes arrival. We noticed how thin he had become and because he hadn't been around much the dominant smell in the house has been Jake so recently each evening about 1800hrs I lock the cat flap so you can only come in. Basically forcing the issue of a meet. We need someone to be dominent, until they are I can't leave them alone



so yesterday they passed one another. Today Tango passed Jake a number of times



he insists on being fussed and has even rolled over and laid on his back, which I haven't managed to capture on camera as its difficult taking pics one handed!



this evening Jake has been wandering round the house somewhere and Tango has been in and used his litter tray even though he has one of his own downstairs. I think the dominance is coming through without any fights!

We are still concerned with Tangos skinnyness, he has never been this thin so I think next week I will get him to the vets for a FIV Feline Aids test, as he seems to have a piercing of his ear and has obviously been in more fights. I spotted the feral cat down the road by the equestrian centre with a mouth full of rat. I wonder if Tango does come back positive whether the RSPCA and cats rescue will be more helpful in trapping him. I bet they will, whilst I may lose a much treasured pet becuase of there lack of help! Lets hope it doesn't come to that!

6 comments:

Lottie said...

Oh I hope you do not lose Tango. Maybe he has just not been eating and now that he is 'forced' to stay indoors his appetite will perk up and he will put on some weight. Plus of course all the anxiety.

Your garden is stunning and gets more beautiful each year.

When I looked back at when you began this blog - it is almost unrecognizable now.

Libbys Blog said...

Thank you Lottie, your right we forget so quickly how it used to be. I must dig out a pic of the garden when we first moved in, totally different to now, didn't even have a patio!

Cheryl said...

Oh dear I do hope Tango will be okay Libby.....we to have a feral cat that comes into the garden....a vicious creature......

Let us know how he gets on.....

Petunia's Gardener said...

I hope he just needs to get back in a good eating routine. If he has been hunting, I understand they can pick up worms or such that can leave then skinny. I'm sure your vet will know what to look for. Or, maybe he isn't eating a lot when he is out and about.
Best wished to you and your 4 legged family memebers.

Shammickite said...

I'm following this story with interest. I hope everyone settles down and eventually gets along... plus I'm worried about Tango... the sooner you get him to the vet the better i think.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I hope Tango's test for FIV came back negative. Has the vet also taken a blood sample to check his kidney function? Kidneys not working properly can also make cats very thin. How old is Tango now?

It could also be that Tango is so miffed with Jake being in the house that he's not eating enough. Canned Hills A/D is very good for fattening cats up.

The Tango/Jake situation is looking promising so far. Tango has his tail in the air which is a good sign.