Oscar - Sadly Passed on Dec. 7 , 2016
I dont really know what happened. One day he was fine and last evening he was breathing somewhat fast and dragging a hind leg. He seemed very tired. The vet at the ER clinic took x-rays and found no broken bones. Found some fluid in lungs. She suspected Heart Failure. I could have kept him there for 2 days on oxygen and wait until the clot dissolves. But, she said that his chances of recovery were not good. If he would , then it would take weeks for his legs to come back and he would have to been medicines for his heart.
I would have paid anything to help him. She said that most of the cats who have this can recover only to come back in a few months with another clot thrown. I could not see myself giving him medicine everyday, which would have meant chasing him down and causing him daily fear. So, the outcome with his problem was bleak.
I will miss this gentle boy. God speed Oscar and say hello to Noah and Ziggy today. I wonder what they are doing?
Thank you all for your kind words of comfort. I read most of the posts....will read them all when I feel a little better. Thank you again for the love .
OSCAR. Rescue Story
A Beautiful happy boy, but shy. Became a member of the Orange Tunnel Crew. Oscar, one of the Colony rescues. He is shy but one day I cannot wait to be allowed to pet him.
Rescue; The Trailer Park Colony. Fall 2013
I had Oscar already trapped with Becky on the same day. Oscar a beautiful orange boy.These 2 were easy to trap. I was to learn later that the old man who was feeding the cats was sabotaging the trapping of the rest of the cats. But I did not know this until later , maybe a month or so .I would set traps after this and leave because the old man would be there and he agreed to watch and bring me the cats once they were in. I bought about 5 traps and would set them every day.
I used to drive there every day and see all the cats.
I remember seeing Oscar everyday at his lookout . He would sit on the steps on the back side of the trailer looking towards the busy road. He was always there. He looked like he was watching everything. Very self confident and regal. There is not much to tell about his catch but that he came to the sanctuary , I had him neutered and he was right at home with Becky and Felix. Feral but gives me sweet looks and blinks.
The old man ...Ron felt bad that he was loosing his colony. He would tell me that we had lots of time , to take it slower. I told him I needed this done. He would bring me a cat once in a while in a trap, but I could not understand what was not working. I put mackeral in all 5 traps every day. Would only get one cat a week. I kept telling him not to feed until we had a cat or 2 in a trap. I drove by one night and saw that he put large amounts of food out and some of the traps were closed. He would argue with me all the time, He promised not to feed, then I would go and food would be out again. Will continue this saga tomorrow.