Okay my fellow mancats and ladycats, imagine if your owners up and went across the Rainbow Bridge. Then imagine that your only brother left for the Bridge too. You’re all alone, depending on strangers. That is the plight of poor sweet Moosie.
We need to collectively step up our efforts and help this sweet gal. If we don’t come through for her I just don’t know what the poor thing will do. Can you help tell more humans about her? Please?
As a refresher, here is the original info that was posted on the Cat Blogosphere…
My name is Moosie and I am a floofy 12-year old girl. My human Mommy went to the Bridge and left me alone. My bestest furriend brofur also went to the Bridge. I’m just lost right now and ever so lonely. I am very affectionate. I love to sing and cuddle and have my floofy Maine Coon furs brushed. I would really like to be a spoiled only cat, but might love a house with a quiet brofur. Transportation via Continental Airlines can be arranged at no cost. I am being cared for by Becky, my Mommy’s sister-in-law, who is a friend of Millie’s Mom Lynne. Moosie is on the east coast close to D.C. and Baltimore areas.
On October 15th I received this update from her caretaker, Becky:
I would like to explain a little about her if I may.
We had to fight to save her life. Her vet and another sister in law who’d been taking care of her sister in her last days both thought Moosie was too anxiety-ridden to adapt to any other environment. Her vet actually called her in the "top 5 percentile" of nervous cats. We were expecting a basket case when we met her last week (she’d never come out from hiding anytime we visited my husband’s sister, in years). She cried in the car, but we felt she wasn’t panic-stricken. She came out of her carrier a little bit once we got her into the large bedroom and bathroom "suite" she now calls home, but spent much of the first night in her carrier. The next morning, she was eating, and showing affection and letting us pet her. She’s improved on that every day. She now comes to the door to greet us, with her tail up, and it doesn’t take much to get her purring her heart out.
We think she was a victim of bullying, probably by the alpha female in the house, and possibly by that cat’s natural sibling male. They’ve found a home in Tennessee, with friends of the sister in law who was here. With Moosie feeling safe and loved, she is showing her affectionate side. So I do feel it’s important that she has very little other cat contact. She was fond of the older male in the house, who had to be sent to the Bridge when he was found to be too ill to travel to Tennessee himself.
She adapted much more quickly to me than to my husband. My sister in law was somewhat of a recluse, so I’d be surprised if she had much company in the house, and probably very few were gentlemen, if any. I’d actually be surprised if Moosie has ever seen a child! She was rescued from a barn as a kitten, and she is now 12. She has a thyroid condition and has to take 1 pill per day. Both her late mommy and we have been slicing a pill into quarters and putting the tiny pieces on her food. She eats that with no problem at all. She also has a sensitive tummy. She has a prescription for some dry food (crunchies) although I haven’t seen her eat much of that. She eats a low-carbohydrate diet, which is not a prescription. Currently she eats Fancy Feast Medleys. Her vet says the thyroid medication runs about $55 for a 60 day supply.
She needs to be brushed at least daily. I have a long-hair of my own who hates being combed and he will fight me and usually wins. Not Moosie. She ASKS to be combed and will present whatever part of her body she wants you to comb. And sit there looking as pleased as can be.
We thought we could, with time and patience, teach Moosie to love when we heard about her mental condition. We didn’t need to teach her. She knows how and she wants to love. I hope we can find her a wonderful place.
On October 19th I got this update:
The lovely girl is starting to get a little bored in her suite I think. Unfortunately, letting her out into our houseful of cats would more than likely be a terrible idea. She seems to have a lively intelligence. I bought her a wand toy, which she promptly broke by chewing the string in half. I found her a more sturdy toy to chase in her late mom’s vehicle… she was also a horse lady and had a riding crop in her car. It’s flexible enough to be a pretty good chase toy. I also bought her a laser pen (we own one but cannot find it). But the pen didn’t work and I have to get back to the store to exchange it. I have a feeling that’ll be a successful toy.
On October 20th I got this update:
Thank you both for your continued efforts to find the home where Moosie can be an adored companion.
She continues to do well in our spare bedroom/bathroom. She has been playing with assorted toys, and is fond of catnip. I think she’s slightly bored at this point. The bedroom has only two small windows near the ceiling (it’s in our finished basement) so it’s difficult to get up to them to have a look outside. She has a lively intellect that we’re trying to find ways to stimulate. She greets us at the door when we come down to feed her, clean her box or give her attention. She looks happy and healthy. I dearly wish we could keep her, but with some of the dominant personalities our cat family already has, I fear she’d regress into being a scared, bullied girl. She deserves better than that.
I haven’t heard from anyone new inquiring about her. I am still unable to get mail back to Julie in Maine. Caboodle Ranch did write back to see what the status was, and I let them know we’re hoping to find her a home where she won’t be surrounded by other cats. It is good to know that’s a backup just in case we don’t come up with anyone who is interested in adopting her. I can see her continue to thrive with one-on-one love and attention.
We still have our chins up, and hope for the best!
Becky & Moosie
Please share Moosie, share this post, steal this post, tell everyone you know…we really need to help her find the right retirement home.
If you run across someone that is interested in Moosie, send me the info here or email me at brianfrum (at) gmail (dot) com and I will put them in touch with Becky. Thanks!
Remember, adopt Moosie, she deserves it!!! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!