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Monday, June 25, 2007

Mancat Monday

Here is Reno hanging out in the crow's nest. You can sort of see the third eyelid partially covering his right eye. The scarring from the Feline Herpes1 virus caused this. The third eyelid attached itself to the outer eyelids on all 4 of the cats who came from the crazy cat lady's garage. They were born to a mother with Feline Herpes and it was passed to them during birth. Their eyes didn't open when they should have, and over time, without proper treatments and help, it scarred each of them to varying degrees in the right eye on each kitten.

Reno's eye is the worst. We don't believe he can see well from that eye and think that is where part of his skittishness comes from. But he was also kept in the cage in the garage 2 months longer than his siblings, so this may have also impacted his disposition. He should be seen by a veterinary ophthamologist, but since he is so difficult to handle, we haven't taken him in.

20 comments:

Lux said...

Reno, I wish that hadn't happened to your and your siblings ... but you sure do look manly nevertheless!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

well, y'all are a good looking bunch of cats, scarred eyes or no scarred eyes.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Reno dude, hang in there. We understand your skittishness. We are also glad you have a safe wonderful home with non-crazy beans to take care of you!!!

The Cat Realm said...

That is so sad to hear. May all hell come over that evil lady! But you found really good beans now, so they will help you and live will be good!!!! And no matter what: you are an awesome man cat!
And I am Cat of the Day! I am just too happy to contain it...
Anastasia

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Hi Reno...

I totally understand skittish. Totally.

I'm sorry you had such a rough start at the beginning of your life. You're a lucky boy to live at 40 Paws with Maw and Paw.

Keep up your man cat ways, Reno. We love you.

Daisy said...

Reno, being difficult to handle is very manly!

purrchance to dream said...

We ♥ Reno!

And we think we're a bit mean, but we hope that crazy garage lady rots in a special circle of hell!

We're just glad Reno has 40 Paws Maw to love him & his siblings, and make sure they know there are loving beans out there.


daphne & chloe

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh Reno, its not a nice virus at all. I'm glad you have such a great Maw & Paw to take care of you. Its OK to be scared, I completely understand.

Kaze

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i reno! i think you are adorable honey!

smiles, auntie bee

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

I'm difficult to handle, and I don't even have the good reasons that you do. Maybe I need an attitude adjustment, but I really don't care. You look very handsome and manly. Purrs!
Grr

Rosie said...

Oh, poor Reno! That Feline Herpes1 must be terrible!

I can understand how it would make him a little difficult. Maybe someday he'll be able to go in and be seen.

-Rosie

Caesar and Princess said...

You are quite a mancat Reno... nice tuxie and you look handsome too!
It is good to be difficult to handle, shows your powerfulness!

≤3 prinnie

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'd like to put da bitey on da lady dat kept yoo in a cage! It's good to haf a nice furever home. Maybe yoo'll come around in time and figger out dat it's okay fur da beans to handle yoo dat it ushooally duzzent even hurt and sometimes it reely feels good.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Bad eye or not, Reno you are still one gorgeous mancat!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Reno, I agree with most all the previous comments--you are one hunka mancat. Mmrrooww!

~Bathsheba

Eric and Flynn said...

Reno, bad eye or not, yoo are one good looking mancat. Dat crazylady has got a lot to annser furr. Yoo and the rest of Forty Paws are furry lucky that yoo all haf a grate Maw and Paw now.

Dragonheart said...

Reno, what happened to you and your siblings is very sad. I'm just very happy you have such a wonderful Forever Home now. Your crow's nest looks like a great place to hang out!

小芥 michico said...

You are a beautiful Mancat - Reno. I wish you will have a great life now, you don't have to worry.

You Can Make It If You Try said...

So good of you to take these cats and help them out. Our second cat came from a bad home and it has taken years for her skittishness to wear off, but it was worth it. Good luck.

jazper said...

Reno, you've been awarded the Rockin' Boy Blogger award at
Purrchance to Dream
http://daphnex.blogspot.com/