Sammie’s Tail Part 25
This went on for 1 or 2 weeks. Then I got the trap out with stinky tuna and it only took under an hour to see her in the trap. I had called the new vet we were taking Bettinna and they said they would take her with a rescue less expensive price. So we took her in and she was dripping a lot of water from her gland. I was petting her and comforting her. The checked her out and said she must be fixed already. How do you like that, someone clipped her ear and she was already trapped, neutered and released (TNR). I saw the clip but it was so subtle compared to how they clipped Sammie’s ear, that I thought it was maybe cut or something.
I got very upset at the vet, as since she was fixed they charged me a full physical price. I paid, took the cat and never went back to this vet.
We were more educated now and we set up a place for her in the basement. I never let Sammie in the basement as I was scared she would hide downstairs and not relate to us as she was a more timid shy cat. We had a kitty condo to put the new cat Bettinna in so she would not be overwhelmed and we could spend time with her through the cage etc.
I put on TV and she did not seem to mind it. Sammie is scared of the TV and will slink by it as if it will do something to her or avoid the living room area all together. So I got to watch my shows and spend most of my evenings with her socializing her, trying out toys, playing with her etc. She seemed like such a nice cat. So loving. The vet said she was full grown and about a year old. I think she was younger as she did still grow. She was the same size as Sammie and now she is bigger.
I kept moving beds and blankets up and down so Sammie would begin to smell her. Sammie would sniff at the basement door. I wonder what she thought.
After 4 days in the basement kitty condo cage at night and with us as much as possible letting her explore the one room basement area. I know she is a climber as outside she jumped up and ate a moth. She is sharp quick and full of energy, oh my. Compared to delicate Sammie, she was bolder and very inquisitive. Outside she climbed up a huge tree in seconds. I was not sure what she would do.
Well I was falling in love with her and that was it, she was staying. I was worried and scared about how Sammie and her would be.
We changed vets and heard good things about North Shore Animal League and that they would not rip us off and be fair. So we took Bettinna there for another check up. She had infected ears. So we struggled to hold her and clean them with the special cleaner. It was traumatic for all of us as she would cry, scream and struggle and get mad. This was a very good natured cat, so I thought she wasn’t normally like this. We went to the behaviorist at North Shore and she was fantastic to may detailed questions and worrisome mother like personality.