Neville returned today. I was expecting him to come back to the cosy apartment, but he is back sooner than originally anticipated, and under different conditions.
He is, in fact, here to stay – at least until he is adopted. This will be his new foster-home. The skinny cat with the bad haircut was going to room with me while his foster-guardian is travelling for a week. But the foster-guardian will be moving permanently quite soon. This is not a surprise to me or to the others in my rescue-group. The guardian is moving for her health, and at first intended to take Neville with her, as she is taking several other cats. But Neville’s diabetes, the length of the intended journey and the disruption of routines attendant upon both the trip and the arrival, will not do him any good. After some discussion, I volunteered to have him come to live with me.
The new boy will have his whole diabetes management re-assessed; there will likely be a new type of insulin, a new regimen and a different doctor involved. Neville will undergo a dental procedure, but not for at least a month; he needs his diabetes stabilised and his weight increased. I will monitor his blood-glucose and perform a ‘curve’ on him before any surgery; in fact, we plan for a full physical examination and blood tests, as well.
In the meantime, I will get to know my new roommate, and he will get to know his. I will integrate him with my lot – slowly, of course, and with special care regarding Cammie; she will not be happy with an addition to the household. But even after he begins meeting the others, Neville will be confined to the library when I am absent or asleep, similar to the process by which Parker was introduced to his new family. And, like my late friend Puck, Neville will, after he has filled out and his hair has grown back, be available for adoption.
For Neville’s part, he appears happy with his changed living arrangements. He will want out of the library very soon, I’m sure, but he seems pleased with the solitude and the quiet – his previous foster-home was rather crowded, and he had little peace while eating. There will be adjustments for everyone but, with perseverance and patience – and luck – things will work out. I hope.
When you first introduced Neville I had the feeling he would be coming to live with you. You have lots of experience with diabetic cats and I am sure he will do well under your supervision.ReplyDelete
Welcome to your new foster home, Neville!
Hello Neville. Welcome back to the cozy apartment. I am sure you will appreciate being back somewhere familiar and I hope that your roomies are nice to you.ReplyDelete
Sounds like the title to a film...
Well John..I don't know about anyone else..
But! I think you've gained another pussy~cat! :).
Bless! Your a diamond..!
And that's how..many years ago, l got two of my
four..brought to the door by some kids, one of
them, in a terrible mess, and yes..after they were
bathed, dried, and milked..they both stayed for the
next 14yrs..! :).
Fourteen years?! I like Neville, but good Heavens, let's hope he is ADOPTED for at least that long.Delete
I think I could say it all with the words, "I admire you" because I do. Most definitely, I do. Thank you for your good and caring heart.ReplyDelete
Yes, I, too, figured he'd be back with you for good. I realize he'll be available for adoption at some point, but realistically we all know the odds favour him staying permanently with you. Good luck with him, and with integrating him into the household. He certainly looks very comfortable in that photo!ReplyDelete
Yes, a middle-aged cat (we are unsure of how old he is) with diabetes is a tough sell, but there must be some people out there who will see how much a little Neville will improve their lives.Delete
Congratulations to Neville for landing at the cozy apartment!ReplyDelete
Welcome back Neville!! I must admit that I'm not surprised. I always figured Neville would become a permanent resident of the Cozy Apartment, and from some of the comments, it seems that others knew it too. With the special care that Neville needs, I think he has found the perfect home.ReplyDelete
Oh boy, oh boy! Neville is now going to get better, and be all purry and sweet, and even Cammie is going to find herself napping with him in the near future...I just know it!ReplyDelete
I like your optimism! I'll go with that.Delete
well come home dood !!! if itz knot yur final home ;)ReplyDelete
it will bee de best home ya can be in bee for ya go two yur final home N if it iz yur final home it bee de best oh homez...
trooth buddy ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥
We are so happy for Neville. He sure seems most happy with his previous stay so we're sure this is what he was hoping for too.ReplyDelete
You are simply amazing John! Neville is very fortunate that he's found his way to you. I hope things go well and he finds his forever home in due course.ReplyDelete
We think the new member of the Cozy Apartment will be doing better in short order. Diabetes is difficult to manage and the plan you have set out will be of benefit. Welcome NevilleReplyDelete
Thank you for giving him a home, even if another cat with health issues is probably the last thing you need right now.ReplyDelete
Neville seems like such an amiable fellow; I’m hoping he and the rest of your crew will become friends soon.