We went to a shelter to see about fostering a traumatized adult male.
We walked out with sisters Dixie (tortoiseshell loudmouth) and Dahlia (black and shy until she's on your lap). Less than 1 year old, but the shelter was horrible --- kennel cough epidemic about to start, ringworm risk --- it was just... I was sitting near the traumatized male cat's cage to see if he'd relax a little and Dahlia got on my olap. OK. One kitten I named Foofer (all foof, no cat under it, I swear) was sitting on my left shoe and stayed there till we peeled her off, btw. Anyway. Dahlia made "happy paws" (made biscuits, as they say here) and the staff about passed out b/c she's never done that in the time at the shelter. Well, Dixie is her sister, and ... that's that. We got owned.
Dix mouths off most when Hubby is near. She knows it gets results. They're healthy, however, an dhopefully staying that way. She's the escape artist and adventurer.
Dahlia (named Black Dahlia, but not to meet as gruesome an end, I hope!) is a hider-slinker.
And the sibling rivalry? Yep. If one might get something, both must. Id' forgotten that about 2-at-once cats. I say that b/c we were so specialized in ferals that cats raised domestic by humans are a huge mental adjustment.
Shadow has not met them, nor LilMiss, but Spice did, and was indifferent. And adult cats didn't faze the "girls".
I'd get pix but they dont' sit still that we can find. We have them in the old Mom Suite for now, till they're used to us and the space. Too much at once, too anxious. Just like people that way.
So that's why I'm late. Busy rescuing Hubby whose idea of co-parenting a cat is "What do I do? You tell me." Ummm... Why is every decision on me? Hmm.
All this b/c Hubby was thinking "let's foster a traumatized male adult". Yeah. He never stood a chance when Dixie got hold of him. I'd have left with a dog, too, but one thing at a time...
Ok no full answers yet, but he does NOT THINK its cancer. I need more tests i cant get until the 22nd of August but hes not real worried only slightly. A hystrectomy at my weight with diabetes and my other health issues is risky and about a 6 month recovery because of the diabetes and my lungs and heart issues. So IF we can avoid it its better but when i lose 50 more pounds he would do it then....