Monday, February 7, 2011

Bugsy was adopted!

Back in December of 2008, I fostered a cat that I named Bugsy.  He was a friendly, outgoing cat.  He originally came into foster care after a lady contacted us, saying that when she opened up her door to let her dogs in from the back yard, a strange cat had followed the dogs inside.  No one claimed the cat, so we took him in and got his vet work done and then made him available for adoption.  I only had Bugsy for about a month before he was adopted. 

Sadly, Bugsy was returned in July of 2010.  Since I couldn't take him back right then, another volunteer took him to her house for a couple of months, and then he went and stayed at PetSmart for a very long time.  While he was there, he had an eye infection and one of the volunteers asked to take him to her vet to get him checked out.  Her vet was able to treat the eye infection successfully, and found that the blood vessels in one eye were irregular.  At that point, the volunteer took Bugsy to another vet who is able to use a blood serum treatment that would grow new blood vessels in his eye.  And this vet found that Bugsy had high blood pressure!  I was a bit surprised - after all, Bugsy had been to at least four different vets over the past three years, and none of them had ever suggested checking his blood pressure.  But sure enough, Bugsy was started on blood pressure medication, and within two weeks his blood pressure went from 247/100 to 100/70 which is normal.  The vet said that he poor cat probably had headaches his whole life, and he was so good-natured that we never had any idea anything was wrong. 

So after all that, Bugsy is now on blood pressure medication (via a gel that is rubbed into his ear) and this past Saturday he just went to his forever home.  His new adopter has had a special needs cat in the past and he is going to have another cat, a dog and some children to play with every day now - I think it will be a perfect fit for this wonderful, outgoing cat.  Special thanks to Carol, the volunteer who spent so much time getting Bugsy healthy, and to his new adoptive family for taking in a special needs cat!


Susan Blatz said...

I love a happy ending.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Conratulations, Bugsy! High blood pressure in a kitty? whoda thunk it?

Happy tails!
Stumpy and her bean

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Furry, furry congrats - we are so happy to hear Bugsy was adopted!!

P.S. stop by our blog today; Rudy was entered in a contest - and needs all the votes he can get :)

Rudy's Raiser

Corbin said...

We just love endings like this... sucks that they have to go through so much to find a wonderful home.

Kari in WeHo said...

Congrats Bugsy!


Anonymous said...

Yay for Bugsy! Gosh, I had no idea that kittehs could get high blood pressure. I'm glad he got all fixed up and is gonna have a Most Wonderful new life in his forever home!

Wiggles & Wags,

Bobby said...


ForPetsSake said...

Like Susan above, we, too, like a happy ending!!