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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I have just adopted an 18 year old cat, she is blind and deaf and she wont venture outdoors at all.
The previous 'owner' wanted to put her down but I had a soft spot for her, she seems very happy and purrrrrrrrs all day long and still eats very well.
Do you think I am being unfair to her or am I doing the right thing?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
thought this was another joke...was waiting for punchline! whoops!!

dont know much about animals...but if ur happy and she seems happy.... wats the problem?
#2
if she seems healthy and not in pain you are doing the right thing
#3
In My Opinion If The Cat Is In Good Health And Like You Said Is Purring All Day You Are Doing A Dammed Good Job Respect To Ya
#4
magicbeans
thought this was another joke...was waiting for punchline! whoops!!

dont know much about animals...but if ur happy and she seems happy.... wats the problem?


No, not even a mention of the word pussy,
I think she is happy but finds it difficult to find the litter tray! she standa in it but her bum is over the side:oops:
2 Likes #5
raptorcigs
In My Opinion If The Cat Is In Good Health And Like You Said Is Purring All Day You Are Doing A Dammed Good Job Respect To Ya


many thanks:thumbsup:
1 Like #6
raptorcigs
In My Opinion If The Cat Is In Good Health And Like You Said Is Purring All Day You Are Doing A Dammed Good Job Respect To Ya


Exactly, have some rep!
#7
Good on you!
Not many would take on a cat that age with disabilities.
The cat seems happy and doesn't appear to be in pain. You have done a wonderful thing, she will have a loving happy home.
How could anyone put an animal down that's perfectly healthy and in no pain? That's just mean!
#8
tbh just cos she has a few disabilities and is old doesnt mean she should be killed unless she is in pain....

thing is u have the love to give her..like raptor says...respect for that....i wouldnt feel guilty..ur a good guy/girl!
#9
,its a life every one needs someone
#10
Sheriff Waffles;2016940
Good on you!
Not many would take on a cat that age with disabilities.
The cat seems happy and doesn't appear to be in pain. You have done a wonderful thing, she will have a loving happy home.
How could anyone put an animal down that's perfectly healthy and in no pain? That's just mean!


Your avatar no move!
1 Like #11
magicbeans
tbh just cos she has a few disabilities and is old doesnt mean she should be killed unless she is in pain....

thing is u have the love to give her..like raptor says...respect for that....i wouldnt feel guilty..ur a good guy/girl!


guy, can't you tell from my avatar?:oops:
#12
Dont like cats more of a dog person myself,but i wouldnt see any harm done to them, as long as its loved and cared for theres no problem in giving it the best in its last weeks/months/years of life.
banned#13
the previous owner probably wanted to "upgrade"... so sad... having a cat for a long time you would have thought would make a bond with the owner?
#14
emasu
Your avatar no move!


I couldn't get it to move no matter what I tried!
Think I've forgotten how to do it again!:thinking:
banned#15
Sheriff Waffles
I couldn't get it to move no matter what I tried!
Think I've forgotten how to do it again!:thinking:


you have to make it smaller.. google gif editor
#16
it's ... saturday. meow everyone ....
#17
caturday :|
#18
not mine. happy lie in day!
http://www.videointerchange.com/images/cats/barclay-me.jpg
#19
http://bp0.blogger.com/_ytaK_f4fHwY/Rtxdu6H_8eI/AAAAAAAAAJw/mvST6szelmA/s320/cat+cartoon.jpg

respect to cats!
#20
i think your bloody fab
#21
we recently hat to have our cat put to sleep. she had suffered with cancer behind her eye, it was horrible. the vet said she wouldn't last but long but we'd know when the time came to let her go without pain. she wouldn't go outside cos she couldn't see or hear. she lived another 18 months purring away, happy as larry. vet couldn't believe it and said she was a fighter. the time did come and we knew. she stopped jumping on our laps and hid herself away. vet warned us that she'd do that when she was ready to go. animal insticts to find somewhere peaceful. we didn't hesitate cos we didn't want her to be in any pain.

you keep going, the two way love and respect with animals is priceless !
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Without doubt I think you're doing the right thing, if the cat is in a lot of pain and uncomfortable then that's the time to consider the next step. My friends have had a dog who's been deaf and blind for a couple of years but despite that he seemed happy as always, every time I visited I'd get the same enthuastic welcome and he came out walking with my dog. Sadly he developed a very aggressive cancer which went straight for his spine, that was the time to let him go.

There are some obvious recommendations, try not to move furniture around too much or leave something in the way the cat might crash into as certainly with dogs they tend to go about the place as normal and then bang into things if they weren't there before. Also make sure you you let the cat see you first if you're going near it as it can give them a bit of a shock if they just suddenly feel your hand petting them.

John
#23
Nice one, it takes a lot of effort particularly as the "interaction" reward is probs less
But your doing a great job just becasue something is deaf/blind doesnt mean it cant understand and feel happieness and effection etc... as others have said if it was in pain that would be different but its not, infact I imagine its a happy kitty.

GREAT WORK!!!! :)
#24
Johnmcl7
Without doubt I think you're doing the right thing, if the cat is in a lot of pain and uncomfortable then that's the time to consider the next step. My friends have had a dog who's been deaf and blind for a couple of years but despite that he seemed happy as always, every time I visited I'd get the same enthuastic welcome and he came out walking with my dog. Sadly he developed a very aggressive cancer which went straight for his spine, that was the time to let him go.

There are some obvious recommendations, try not to move furniture around too much or leave something in the way the cat might crash into as certainly with dogs they tend to go about the place as normal and then bang into things if they weren't there before. Also make sure you you let the cat see you first if you're going near it as it can give them a bit of a shock if they just suddenly feel your hand petting them.

John



Great advice and words have some rep :thumbsup:
#25
I have 2 cats...both are house cats.
1 fat..1 skinny lol
The fat cat was a stray...one day she just realised that she liked it indoors and never wanted to go outside again.
There both happy though..Just sleeping around the house all day..Hard life really when you think about it.
#26
I agree with most of ^^^^ . I would just say that I think it would be best to check now with a vet that you trust as to what the best course of action is.
I am allergic to cats and don't understand their body language but have respect for you thinking about the well being of this little animal.
#27
cant understand how someone can give away a pet they had for so long,had my cat for 18 months and would get rid of hubby first (thats him in my avatar) both of them hubbys fat belly
banned#28
skusey;2016926
No, not even a mention of the word pussy,
I think she is happy but finds it difficult to find the litter tray! she standa in it but her bum is over the side:oops:


Stick a flat piece of plastic underneath it to stop any stains ;p
#29
akme
I have 2 cats...both are house cats.
1 fat..1 skinny lol
The fat cat was a stray...one day she just realised that she liked it indoors and never wanted to go outside again.
There both happy though..Just sleeping around the house all day..Hard life really when you think about it.


laurel and hardy then?
#30
wierdowoss
Stick a flat piece of plastic underneath it to stop any stains ;p


have yoy tried a tray with a lid?
#31
raptorcigs
In My Opinion If The Cat Is In Good Health And Like You Said Is Purring All Day You Are Doing A Dammed Good Job Respect To Ya


true

good on ya
#32
skusey
No, not even a mention of the word pussy,
I think she is happy but finds it difficult to find the litter tray! she standa in it but her bum is over the side:oops:

My cat is neither blind nor deaf but usually "misses" the litter tray! You're doing a fantastic thing - carry on the good work and she will be a reward in herself
#33
you are doing a fab thing mate, nice one :)
#34
kill it.
#35
the day my kitten arrived ... what i did was i brought her to the litter tray, sat her bum down gently with one hand and the other hand cupping her chest. then i guided/took her paw (still keeping her bum down) and did some scratching motions with her paw. did it a few times in the litter tray.

she's never had an accident, even after we got a litter tray with a hood and door and carbon filter. shove her gently into the door towards the box .... she got the message lol.

this works with every cat i've had in my life, works like a charm.

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