HOMELESS FOR YEARS, JULIUS CAT FINALLY GETS A REAL HOME
‘How wonderful!! Burt, somehow I think Ornji is smiling down and enjoying that his kingdom can now be shared with Julius.’ – AS, Next Door as we welcome Julius
We appreciate all the comments (see below, using only initials) and support we have been getting with our new adoptee, Orange Julius. Julius has been a fixture in the Saranap village of Walnut Creek – one of the most beloved ‘neighborhood cats.’ Hardly a stray or feral, Julius was ‘shared’ by many over many years, but at the age of 10+ most realized that it was time for Julius to have a real, indoor home… and now, especially, after learning that he has ‘hypothyroidism’, parasites and perhaps hearing loss. In less than a week Julius seems to have taken to his new home only a mile or two away in St. Mary’s Estates , quickly adapting to his new digs, litter box, special diet (for hypothyroidism) and all. He has already ‘graduated’ to the whole house as he is let out from his private pe(n)thouse to explore the greater indoor kingdom several times a day when Zack is in his room. The only challenges left are to keep Julius as healthy as possible and to see that Zack and Julius will, hopefully, get along when formally introduced sometime down the road; from our experience both shouldn’t be a big problem.
BELOW IS THE COMMENT STRING from NEXT DOOR going back to the day we adopted Julius (July 3, 2017) and the mostly nice comments that followed. But for much more of the story when Julius may have had to endure during just one month of probably years of being homeless, scroll down to the next string of comments at bottom/ Incredible
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(NEXT DOOR Comments – Editor’s Note: We have only used initials to help protect privacy but if any of you want our coments entirely deleted just let us know)
Julius the Cat has found a home.
Someone came by my house just a few minutes ago and adopted Julius. editor’s note:that was me, burt)
July 9, 2017
As noted briefly already in ND, Julius had his lab results come back , yesterday. Getting the (not so) bad news out of the way, first, we learned that Julius has ‘hypothyroidism’ which will be treated with a special diet be began yesterday (so far so good – he is eating it). He also has a parasite, perhaps round worms that will be dealt with at Julius’ next vet appointment in three weeks. Now we know that Julius must be at least 10 years old to have hypothyroidism. We are also told that it is a good thing that Julius is off the streets and being treated as he probably wouldn’t survive another hot summer outdoors, otherwise. The GOOD NEWS is that he does’t have FIV(aids), FELV (leukemia) or any of the other life-threatening diseases -though it sometimes takes six months to confirm no latent diseases that are still latent in the system …we learned this 20 years ago with our first (orange) cat, Juicy, was originally diagnosed as FIV negative only to pass after seven months after full blown AIDS manifested itself… But, we’re thinking positive and Julius is being treated at the best vet hospital in town and even supported by one of our own ND vet technicians.
MORE TO THE STORY?
Though KT says the following ‘skinny orange cat’ is/was a different cat than Julius, I’m not so sure. Julius is on the thin side. And, since this ‘other’ string ended just days before we adopted Julius. Perhaps there was one more temporary guardian, ‘J’ who kept Julian close and fed him well just before we adopted him. So, I think it may well be the same cat, now our Julius. If so, I feel the more sorry for the long wait and what Julius had to endure, being passed around. If this is true, I’m all the more grateful we adopted him after the long wait. Timing was right for us this time. If it’s not our Julius, I hope Adrianne or whoever was able to take care of this cat. Again, since the string ended I’m hoping she was OR that it WAS Julius who we were able to help… Imagine what this cat had to go through to find a home. We always wonder what our adopted cats went through in ‘earlier’ lives… well, this is the sort of thing – and it might have happened to our own , new cat. who, by the way, seems VERY happy now in his new, PERMANENT, home.
Anyone looking for this skinny orange cat?
It come to the neighborhood nearby Rancho Elementary School neighborhood a lot. It is here again asking for food at a house at Corwin Drive. It is very skinny. Looks like it maybe run out for awhile. Whenever it visit will keep asking for food.