Not an elephant, but our stray Clyde Kitty. We used to see him down by the barn, then would come up to our house, then go to Laura, our vet’s home on grounds. For the past few months he stays at our house each night and explores during the day. We haven’t been able to touch him, and live traps are illegal here because of the wild animal trade.
Last week he was holding his tail strange, a couple of days later you could see he was losing hair and there was an injury. We started sneaking antibiotics into his food and decided to try to sedate him and catch him. Since he goes into the shack across the way to eat, we put some valium in his food while he was inside, and hung out for an hour and a half until he was sleepy enough that we could grab him.
This morning he went to the vet in Cuiaba to have his tail amputated (unfortunately the injury was significant) and to get neutered. He’s being loaded up to come home now. It’s a three-hour ride, but that is the closest good hospital with gas anesthetic. He will spend at least the next week living in our spare bedroom, which won’t make him very happy.
He’s super independent, but we’re hoping we can convince him to be our friend over the next week. He’ll need a lot of care, and one goal is to come out of it relatively unscathed. Please send this sweet boy some love. Some of his blood values weren’t fantastic, but we’re going to do the best we can for him. I’m sure we drove the vet hospital today with our vet repeatedly messaging throughout the day, but we’re just as protective about cats as we are elephants. He really is a very sweet boy.
BTW, the girls are great, soft and mellow, the day just got consumed with Clyde. We’ll be back to the regularly scheduled program of our lovely ladies tomorrow.
February 18, 2019
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