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  •  The breeder who owned MiMi.... (8+ / 0-)

    ...kept her in a cage for five years. But now MiMi is gradually learning that people can be loving to her...and she is spoiled!

    However, she'll probably always trust cats more than she trusts me!

    •  Oh my gosh! (7+ / 0-)

      Thankfully, she's got a good home now.

    •  There are some good breeders, but I don't (5+ / 0-)

      get any of my furry ones from breeders.  Ours are rescues, or pooties that we know need a Forever Home.  That breeder should spend a few years in a cage, just as an object lesson.  But that would only put me on its level, and I won't have that, tyvm.  grrr.  just grrrr.

      She's a lucky girl, that MiMi.  Makes me think of one of my favourite operas, La Boheme. :-) The music is incredible!  And my pooties have always seemed to love it, too.

      Marti

      We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

      by The Marti on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:06:05 PM PST

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      •  MiMi was finally rescued (4+ / 0-)

        by the director of our local no-kill cat shelter. I fell in love with MiMi the moment I saw her at the shelter, but didn't realize she had huge issues, like hating people, dripping poop all over the house because she was so stressed, etc. I was in tears lots of times, but determined not to return her to the shelter, cuz I knew nobody else would ever put up with her.

        Finally my vet put her on Prozac, and she calmed down a lot. After about 5 months we were able to get her off the Prozac, and since then she has been pretty well adjusted. She does want me to pet her all the time, she just doesn't want to be picked up...ever!

        She really is a delight, and I'm so glad we are able to give her the life she deserves! All our cats are rescues....they're the best!

        •  Oh sure. Make me teary eyed again! :-) (3+ / 0-)
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          Poor little thing!!  No wonder you feel about her the way you do!  

          As for the 'no to pick up' thing....HisLordshipOfSnooze is very similar.  He loves his lovin's but absolutely hates being picked up, no matter how gently.  He cries like he's being picked up by a very delicate body part he no longer has.  I gave up.  I only pick him up when I have to, and then I do it like he's a baby to be cradled.  Silly boyo!

          I'm with you on the 'rescues are the best' thing.  And I'm a huge fan of the trend toward 'no kill shelters'.  

          Scritchies to the MiMi from us.

          We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

          by The Marti on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:55:57 PM PST

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          •  Your pootie is so fortunate (5+ / 0-)

            to have found a loving home with you! I've never before encountered a cat who hated being picked up, so I feel better knowing I'm in good company. :)

            Years ago we adopted a 10 year old cat, Mickey, from the no-kill shelter. Nobody wanted him because of his age.....the shelter director cried and hugged me when we told her we wanted to adopt him.

            Mickey developed several medical issues, but we gave him good care and he gave us lots of love for 8 more years. We spent a fortune in vet bills on him but I've never regretted it.......he had a great life with us and we loved him to pieces.

            I still miss our Mickey:

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