Yesterday, realising we were close by the cattery, Octavia and I sent a text message to ask if we could drop in and see Trevor. The answer was yes.
He had just enjoyed his first day of freedom in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and mingling comfortably with the other cats, pinning one who had offended him to the ground under a bush, and retreating for a nap from time to time in his own house space. Someone came to see him last week, liked him, but has not offered him a home. Which means, if you are quick, this glossily healthy boy could be yours.
He looks incomparably better than when he first went to the cattery two months ago. He is sleek and confident, a handsome cat who is very happy in his own fur. And as can be seen from the assertive behaviour with the cat who annoyed him, no pushover.
The cattery has done a fantastic job.
His paws look like they have healed up. Looks lovely 😀
He has healed well. You can still see where his sores were, and his back feet are not quite right yet, but he is a very different cat from the one I picked up in January.
Such a handsome boy and his fur has grown over his healed up injuries on his legs! Hopefully someone will give him a home. The cattery HAS done a great job. Fingers crossed for him!
When he lies down you can still see the scars, so I don’t know if the fur will ever grow back completely. He is quite a striking cat too, and as Cattery Ann says, certainly hasn’t let his bad experience affect his attitude to humans.
I was just watching SheBoom.. 🙂
Animals are so forgiving.
Again, I think it probably indicates that if those wounds were inflicted by someone, that someone was not Trevor’s owner. He is a very friendly cat and it would have been quite easy for a stranger to pick him up. My feeling, shared by the Cattery, is that in the past he has had a very good home where he has been well loved.
I agree and I think those injuries seemed like maybe he got up in a car for warmth and maybe was burned. Or frostbite. Don’t you wish he could talk?
One of the carers at the cattery calls him the crucifixion cat because those wounds remind her of stigmata. Chilling.
Eeek. I don’t think I can go there.
I love “very happy in his own fur”
Like many cats, he seems very self-possessed. He has presence. Quite remarkable how he has bounced from being the skinny needy boy to how he is now. The care he has received has nourished his spirit as well as his physical needs. Well done the Cattery.
what a sweetie. i look forward to the good-report of someone stopping at the Cattery soon who has a Trevor-sized gap in their home….. good boy, Trevor!
No news yet, but it can’t be long before he finds the right home.