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I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
Oh Goodness. What is a little flame point Himalayan like?. You can see from his photo: tender, vulnerable , trusting, all love. When up you look at this little guy, that is what you can see his tender, vulnerable, loving heart. I am sorry to tell you his story. It is so hard to imagine.
I adopted a White Chinchilla Persian, Lilly, to Janet a few weeks ago. As she left with her new kitty treasure she mentioned that when she posted a Craig's list ad that said "Persian wanted" she had received one response. It was from someone who had been feeding 2 flame HImalayan brothers for over a year and needed to find them a home. Feeding them as strays outside, she said. " WHAT!!!" I said, "Where are they?" It turned out after more emails that they were two miles from my home, in the rural town of Felton. I contacted the neighbor who had been feeding them and she told me a family two doors down had moved out and left them outside. I said I would take them.
She gave me one, Romeo, the first night but Valentine, whom I could see, was chased off by raccoons. Of course, I was awake worrying about him all night, alone for the first time without his brother; it was starting to rain, etc., and I was sitting by the phone at 6:30 when this neighbor called. Valentine had come for breakfast and - dripping from the rain- was put into the carrier I had left. I picked him up took him to his brother in his foster home. It was Valentine's Day and I knew he was my best Valentine present ever; of course, I knew his new name.
I expect it is ignorance not malice that caused these two kitties (two treasures) to be left outside for over a year. It sort causes a brain fade in me it is so inconceivable. Little flame HImalayans? Outside? in the rain? It is amazing they survived. Some of their nails had grown into their pads and the rest were complete C's almost piercing the pads so climbing anything was largely impossible with their fuzzy feet. Hard to get away from a dog, raccoon or any other predator. I expect their shyness and non confrontational Himi hearts kept them away from the those who would out fight them. It takes functional claws to fight as well as climb.
So they were filthy, Romeo more than Valentine, who has a "harder," more easy care coat. They had ticks and fleas and all manner of crud in their fur, leaves, burrs and so forth. Mud. But they were a good weight and young and healthy. We have wormed them and given them their shots and put on Revolution to get rid of any fleas or mites.. Our local vet checked them out and pronounced them healthy, no heart murmurs, no problems. He did a "combo test "for FIV and Leukemia which was happily negative for both. They still need a bath and we will get to it. We didn't want to stress them right away.
If you pet them, they purr and enjoy it. If you are not petting them they are likely hiding under something. It has only been two plus weeks and they are still unfolding themselves into the comforts of inside living. I think they are doing extremely well. They eat wet and dry and have been absolutely litterbox perfect. Of course, they need to be adopted together.
Their foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.