Leigh Anne has several bird and squirrel feeders in our
backyard. All these animals tend to be a “draw” for neighborhood cats. One
day, a black and white cat started to frequent our backyard. After several
days, we noticed that the cat was living in our backyard. We decided to
invite it inside. After a couple of days, and one very cold night, the cat
came in our basement. We were sure the cat was female. We took inquired
around, but found no owners.
on our way out of town, we boarded the cat, and instructed our vet to do
all the typical workup on her. We couldn't just leave the cat
without a name. After some thought and deliberation, we decided to
call the cat Chelsea.
When we got home, we discovered
that, not only had we mis-sexed the cat, but the vet did, too. It was not
until they had opened the cat to spay her, that they discovered
that she was a he! Apparently, this was the
first time this had happened to the vet...making us feel a little better
about our mistake. Clearly we needed to do something about the name.
So, on our return home, “Chelsea” became “Charlie.”
him home and he has been living in our basement for about a week now. We
are going to slowly introduce him to
our other cats.
Of course, a slow introduction, it wise. In addition, the vet thinks there
is a very small chance that Charlie may have
FIP. Until we can get a better handle on his health, he will be the