Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Cat Art

I think you will enjoy the beautiful art I put on my second blog. I will be posting over there more frequently than here because Lucas has started his new life on Oahu. Whenever there is a Lucas update, I will put a link on my Strays Purr Too blog so you can check it out.

Here is a preview. To see the rest, click on the link below the picture.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Surgery Successful!

I called Tedra today to check up on Lucas. He is doing well! He was neutered yesterday, hurray! The vet decided not to amputate his tail. She said he is still young and could rejuvenate those nerve cells. I never thought of that! Maybe one day that tail will curl and wave! I sure hope so. The vet said he was so sweet, he just crawled onto her lap. Tedra said they decided to just stick his bum in warm water once a day instead of applying the desitin. She didn't say this but another thing I thought of is that another cat could have licked it off! You know how cats are! And that's not good. So anyway he's still in a cage, adjusting to his new environment. But he is doing well!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


We got another care package! This time from Oreo and Heather! Thank you SO much! We were all surprised to see how many goodies you sent, you are so sweet! I am going to be mailing some of the toys and the stinky stuff =) to Lucas when I mail his B12 supplement and "rent". My crew thanks you very much for the toys!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Here are two of my latest foster kitten, whom I have named Bella!Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
And these are so cute I have to add them too!Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Kodak Moments

Here are a few pictures of Lucas taken during his last night with me. There is also a picture of the two of us! And for those of you who did not see the photo album, I added two pictures of his new home. He will not be living in an enclosure but out in the open. There is a cat fence but it's hard to see.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Monday, May 29, 2006

Long Live Prince Diaper!

Well I am not sure what else to say about Joey's Feline Friends now that I have posted the pictures! It's really an amazing place with hardworking and caring people. They are definitely cat slaves to so many formerly unwanted housecats and strays. I will never forget my experience with them and hope to visit again soon!

Someone asked if it smelled, not at all! Probably because of all the fresh air. Also it was not hot. I am not sure what it would be like if it was more humid but it seems like that area is pretty cool year round.

I have received a few emails about helping out so here is what you can do, if you so desire!

Lucas' "rent" is 30 dollars a month which is completely reasonable and it helps keep this place running. If you would like to sponsor Lucas for a week or a month, you can do it from his petfinder page right here.

Joey's Feline Friends just got a paypal account so if you would like to send them a donation to help them out with all the wonderful work they do for hundreds of cats, click here.

I have some more pictures to post of his last night in the house with me. So keep checking the blog! I will also be updating you on his neutering and tail amputation surgeries. Whenever I hear anything, I will let you know!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Preview of Joey's Feline Friends

I am going to do a full entry on Lucas but I am so tired I am not going to get around to it today. However, I will leave with you a link to a photo album of pictures. You'll get a good idea of things yourself. The place is fantastic and all those unwanted cats found a nice place to live with caring and hard working people looking out for them with much love. Lucas has a huge area to live with people who will keep an eye on his issues. There are about 30 cats that are free in the yard and because it's so big, there is plenty of room. There are two properties. One is Tedra's house, the founder, and newer enclosures and Lucas' yard is located at another woman's property just five minutes away. I admire both women and all the volunteers so much!

Here you go, more later:) Feel free to ask questions. Also, Tedra told me three of you called/emailed her to thank her for taking in Lucas and she seemed pleased. If anyone could use some moral support, it's her! I've never met anyone so hard working and it never ends! Plus it is kitten season, which you will see! So drop her a line at

If anyone on Oahu is reading this, please volunteer, they need your help badly and so do the cats!

Friday, May 26, 2006

One last night

Lucas is in the house for the night. I brought him in and fed him in the carrier while I ate. I bathed him and he was very good. He has quite a few scratches, naughty boy. I put the diaper on. I put the tail hole too low but it'll do. He growled the whole time and walked awkwardly at first but then proceeded to sniff all the litterboxes and check out the house.

He is now bathing himself, I guess I did not do a very good job! Our flight leaves at 6:15, fun. I'll have to wake up early and diaper him. That should only take about ten minutes. He'll be flying in the cabin with me. I don't even have the address for the place but I have phone numbers. We have some time to kill since we are not meeting until 11:30am. So that will be interesting.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers! Hopefully this is the right place for Lucas. If not, I'll bring him home. I'll take pictures and tell you how it went either tomorrow night or Sunday.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


I am a bit concerned about Lucas. First he seems to be limping or something, it's hard to tell. I hope his neurological damage is not getting worse. I hope he just stepped on a burr. They are everywhere and they hurt!

Anyway I decided to wipe him down so I got my tub of babywipes and pinned him between my legs. I started cleaning him up when I noticed the fur covering his privates was matted with what looked like a white sugary substance. Crystals? I am wondering if he has crystals in his urine. That would not be good! But I cannot figure out what else it could be!

It's not over yet

The story of Lucas is not over yet! I will be posting pictures of the animal sanctuary he is going to and I will give updates as well! I plan to visit him at least once a year, hopefully more! I will also continue to look for a family for him, and if I find one, I will go and get him.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Big Day

Lucas is going to his new home this Saturday! I am about to book the flight!

I just got off the phone with the lady from Joey's Feline Friends. She has a shelter at her house which you saw pictures of. It's part indoor and part outdoor. Stables were converted into a cattery but the cats can be in a field as well. Lucas is going to her partners shelter. It is 5 minutes away from her and one acre. She lives there and Lucas will get daily attention and vet care when needed. He will be neutered THIS Tuesday. There are other cats there as well. He will start out in a cage to get acclimated and I will stay for that. Then he will be let out. She said most of the cats hang out in the carport.

They do deal with intercat aggression issues sometimes and have another cat that sometimes gets mean. They just try and figure out how to deal with that particular cat. Volunteers help as well.

There is a fee involved so this "shelter" can survive. It's 30 dollars a month, or 360 dollars a year. I also have to sign something that says I will help with vet fees if anything major happens but she says that is rare. She has been trained by vets and can deal with a lot of things herself. She works with vets and knows them well enough to know which one to go to for a particular problem.

I also have to sign that they can euthanize if his quality of life is poor.

This lady is awesome and we are meeting on Saturday at 11:30am. Lucas is going to have a good life, and a safe one, where he won't be a burden and he won't have to live in diapers.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Another care package!

We are so spoiled! Thank you Marge! Everything will come in handy, that's for sure! The pill pockets are genuis!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

One Acre with a Cat Fence

It looks like Lucas has found his match with Joey's Feline Friends! I contacted them at the suggestion of Meredith (who saw my post on and they said they have the purrrrfect place for him! This wonderful cat rescue leases one acre of land and it is cat fenced!

Here are some links.

In this one, the lady in the back is the one I am emailing with.

Here is a recent news article about Joey's Feline Friends.

This is their website, and I guess so is this. Not sure which one is current.

You have GOT to look at these pictures!!!!!!!!


I emailed today to see if I can fly him over this weekend. I also asked if he will be getting daily human contact so that he can get some lovin' and get his privates checked out. This organization has a vet that neuters for them every single Tuesday so that is taken care of too! I am a little concerned about him bullying the other cats but hopefully surgery takes care of that urge.

Zeus' Legends Ball

Thanks for honouring us! What a fun idea! I love how you chose the dorky picture of me, haha!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

A Visit

I brought Lucas in for a visit tonight. Diapering wasn't that hard which is good because after we move he'll be diapered again for awhile.

He had been trying to get in the house and I felt so bad for him! He smells pretty strong of urine even though I wiped him down with a bunch of babywipes.

You will also see his new collar, a beastie band! He doesn't look like a stray anymore! He was actually really good with the new kitten but she got scared anyway.

After he explored the house and smelled the litterboxes, he fell asleep in the living room. He is still sleeping!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Strays Purr Too!

I started a new blog that will be open to stories and pictures of all my rescues and all things cat related! I am going to start from the beginning with my first rescue so you may see some of the same pictures though I will try to vary it. I have so many things I want to share and I'll have quite a few cats to help on Maui and I don't want to take away from Prince Diaper's story. So here it is:

After the bath

I forgot to show you the post-bath picture!
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Friday, May 19, 2006

Lucas catches a mouse and gets a bath!

I let Nique (white cat) and Kikeli (orange cat) outside today to spend some time in the yard. Lucas joined us after a few minutes. He smelled pretty strong of urine so I decided to give him a bath later on. When I went out to get him, he had a mouse in his mouth! I know it's the natural order of things but I save every mouse I can. They are actually pretty cute and tiny! Luckily he dropped it when he saw me.

I have to admit I have not missed the odor! I put him in a carrier while I got the bath ready and he pooped and peed, and it smelled pretty bad! But I cannot really complain since he's outside now and I just have to deal with it here and there. He does pretty well in the bath actually, I don't get clawed. I just put him right under the running tap and lathered him up with some baby shampoo. Then I wrapped him back in the towel for a rub. I applied desitin and let him back outside to eat dinner.

Good news - I have a possible lead on a home for Lucas. We'll see if it works out! Keep those fingers crossed....or should I say put those hands together and pray! I have found absolutely perfect homes for all my fosters already, against the odds, and I need to have more faith that the same will happen for Lucas.

Enjoy the pictures (I stuck one in so you can see how safe it is here) and leave a comment! =)

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Lucas in Massachusetts?

Best Friends sent out a notice about Lucas and I got an email from someone today! She said she passed the notice on to other rescuers, and the Massachusetts Humane Society put him on their website! See the ad here and here. It was neat to hear her say that people around the country were trying to help Lucas!

I just spoiled him with some yummy canned food and pets. He is relaxing on the patio now.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Running out of options

I talked to the Boo Boo Zoo and they don't have a secured yard for cats but he gave me a number for someone who does. I called her and she said they are full, I think she said they have 15 cats now. She suggested the Feline Foundation but I think I already contacted them.

So what do you think is better? An unsecured outdoor home or euthanasia? Is it better for him to face the risks of outdoor life, though there are less in Hawaii, or be put to sleep?

I'd like to tell you that I'm going to committ to Lucas full time and have him diapered inside, but I can't. It's not fair to my cats, whom he bullies, and it would cut down so much on my time and money to rescue more cats. And there are at least five outdoor cats for me to deal with when I move.

So, what do I do?

The Search

I left a message on the Boo Bo Zoo's and Hawaii Animal Sanctuary's answering machines. I emailed the Aloha Farm Santuary, Hawaii Cat Friends, and the Hawaii Cat Foundation though I think I emailed the latter already. Hopefully someone responds. The other rescue organizations I emailed either said sorry they don't have room or they did not respond. There are no more organizations to get ahold of.

I am going to post him on craigslist again with an update and change his Petfinder ad to show that he can be an outdoor cat in a safe area.

In response to, I do not plan to keep him. As a rescuer, I have learned that they must all be rehomed. Especially the very adoptable ones. I have four indoor cats already and have learned that you can end up with ten more in no time if you are not careful.

Yes Lucas will be staying outside. As you can see from the pictures, he is doing very well, and there is no urine scalding. I will be keeping a close eye on him. I hope to find him a safe outdoor home with someone who is willing to take special care of him, and hopefully even bring him inside from time to time if they can manage diapering him. The problem is he is a fighter, maybe because he is not neutered, but my orange cat still fights if he's out at night, which I avoid like the plague.

Someone asked what he is eating. that is a Nutro Pouch. Unfortunately they dry is Friskies because I ran out of Chicken Soup.

The Great Outdoors

Now that I know Lucas can actually thrive outside, his options have opened up a lot. I am going to be calling a cat sanctuary on Oahu called Hawaii Cat Foundation today as well as the Boo Boo Zoo. I just found out about a place called Oreo's Aloha Farm Sanctuary. There is also a place called Hawaii Animal Sanctuary that I'm going to check out.

I think Lucas will enjoy any of these places. He rejected the diaper last night in a bad way. I tried to put one on outside and bring him in but he starting breathing funny, and growling, and he bit me pretty hard so I let him go. I think quality of life is important and he's doing well outside without the diaper so hopefully that continues. Pray that I find a great rescue that can give him a safe, happy, and healthy outdoor life.Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Before and After

Lucas is doing really well. I am really amazed at the difference in his private area. (Although it ain't private anymore!) I know that isn't the most FUN cat thing to discuss or look at it but I have to share because I am so happy to see him look so nice and healthy! And it will continue to get better!

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Lucas caught a kitten

Lucas helped me catch a very small, hungry, and scared kitten that was on my driveway when I went outside today! I was so shocked. Here are pictures and video. By the way, since Lucas is staying close and this area is very safe, I am going to see how he does outside so I know whether or not he can be an outdoor (but well cared for) cat in a safe area, or at one of the cat sanctuaries in Hawaii. If he shows any signs of urine scalding, I will bring him in and diaper him again. But this is something I need to figure out so I know what options I have for him. He would be happier without the diaper. He is on the porch sleeping right now. Okay, here is the kitten. CLICK FOR BIGGER VERSION.

Lucas has been spotted

Good news, Lucas has come out of hiding. He isn't inside the house but he is doing VERY well! He looks even healthier than before and happy as well. I live in a very safe area so he will be fine since he is staying close.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Lucas is not home yet. I am having a lot of trouble with so it's been hard to post lately but I will let you know when he comes home.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Lucas escaped the house

Unfortunately I came home from work and found that Lucas had pushed out the window screen and jumped out the window. I found his diaper as you can see. I live in a remote area and it takes a long time to get so far that you cannot see the house. I am hoping he gets hungry and comes home soon. I really panicked when I realized he was missing! But I have a feeling he is pretty close. I already walked around and under the house and didn't see anything but I'm sure he's having the time of his life.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Thursday, May 11, 2006

What's wrong with this picture?

Before I post the picture, I want to respond to comments.

Whether Lucas is at the vets or the cat sitter's house, he will not be wearing a diaper. And either way, he will be in some kind of cage. The crate will be lined with absorbent materials and should be changed frequently. His bottom should also be wiped frequently so it doesn't get irritated. I'll probably have them apply desitin. But money is definitely an issue and Lucas was free but he's not cheap so saving 110 dollars is definitely a good thing.

Also I have to look back and see what I said but Leisa is human and the one that sent the care package with all the Nutro! The white cat is actually Nique. Sorry Leisa, although I suppose being called a cat is a compliment to all of us. =)

9 dollars a day for vet boarding in OK, wow!

Ok so now....what is wrong with this picture?

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting