Update on Alfie
Alfie came to Kingdom Animal Shelter as a surrender in Dec. 2018. He had been a stray around a woman’s house. He was quite thin, as if he had been outside for quite a while. The woman tried everything to try to integrate him into her household. But he just couldn’t abide by the resident cat, and he made it quite uncomfortable for her. The woman said of him: “Alfie is an active cat and loves to play with all kinds of toys, especially string! He really enjoys interactive play. He can also be very affectionate and loves being held, especially over the shoulder! He’s a gentleman in every way and has never once tried to scratch or bite me. He does, however, turn into a different cat at the vet!”
And so, Alfie came to live at our Shelter. He had his own big room with a window. He seemed quite happy at the Shelter. We continued to be baffled as to why he was having trouble being adopted. He was just such a great cat. It seemed that he was just going to continue to be our Shelter Resident Cat. And then a wonderful family came along, and he was one of the cats they were interested in.
About a month ago, volunteers began to notice that Alfie wasn’t himself. He seemed depressed. He wasn’t as excited about food as he had been, nor as interested in play. We took him to the vet to check out possible physical issues. It turned out that Aflie was slightly anemic and may have some red blood cell issues. We are not sure of the cause yet. But the Internal Medicine vet at Peak Veterinary Specialists felt that Alfie should be in a home where he could be monitored closely. And so, we called the family who had been possibly interested in adopting him and asked if they would foster him. And they agreed to, with open arms. What a great family, what a great situation for Alfie. He is very happy. Here are some photos of him in his foster home and some reports on how he is doing. We are thrilled. We will be rechecking his blood in several weeks and see what next steps might be. In the meantime, Thank You to the Moores, Mike, Ellen, and Macy. We will keep all of Alfie’s fans informed about his progress.
Alfie Updates from the Moore's:
5:52 P.M. So far so good. He has a 3 room suite and Macy is up there. He hasn’t come out of his carrier yet we have the door open in front of cat food and his cat box and water. We weren’t going to push him he does not seem to be unhappy at all. The dogs have no idea he is here.
6:44 P.M. It may be a bad idea of you giving us permission to give you updates ... 😉
Alfie is out of the cat carrier and has explored the laundry room and has made it into his black bed. He has shown interest in string toys and yarn.
He can hear the dogs but has no idea what or who they are. He is curious. And he is letting letting us pet him. So far the dogs still don’t know that we have a cat here.
Alfie seems to be settling in quite well. After Macy took the cover off of his cat carrier he decided to explore first one room then all three.
Our overly intelligent dogs still have no idea that there’s a cat in the house.
After a while he decided he really likes the feather pillow in the guestroom and Macy‘s bed.
I came to check on him and found him snuggled up to her. When I turn the light on he seemed to be more awake than he was before but I needed a photo of course. This morning he used the cat box to pee - nothing out of the ordinary and finished eating his cat food.
We brought his cat hut into the dogs so they could sniff it, which they were very interested in, but then fell asleep after a few seconds because they are lazy and bored. Macy did bring the blanket from the dogs in for Alfie to smell.
He has gotten almost snuggly with Macy.
He is home with her today and I’m sure the snuggling will continue.
Alfie continues to do pretty well! He has now decided that he will be sleeping with Macy. The dogs are aware that he is there and they are very curious. He is not a fan of them so we haven’t tried to push any kind of integration.
Last night he did decide to jump over the wall that we have keeping him separate. Hank Owen was very excited to see him – he’s our St. Bernard – and Alfie was not impressed with him so I just got up and moved the wall - Alfie went back to his section and all was well. We have not left him alone yet but today he will be alone so we’re gonna make sure he is in the laundry room with the door closed so that he feels safe.
Otherwise he’s active and playing and seems to be doing very well.