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Can Cats Find True Love?

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You’ll find that cats may not show it, but there’s a lot that they love. As cats are territorial, they appear to form relationships with other cats when they feel there is no competition over food or other resources. Kittens form social relationships with other kittens they meet in the litter, whereas two cats that don’t share the same mother, takes much more time to get to know each other.

A kitten’s relationship with its mother is crucial for their development. Having a mother around for their early weeks ensures that the kitten grows confidence, self-esteem and is able to regulate emotions better, leading to a socially developed and intellectual cat.

But what about a relationship between two lonely hearts? A male and female cat’s relationship can begin quite aggressively from the female’s end as they feel that the male may be wandering too close to their territory. This is unless the female is sexually receptive, where the two will show behaviour such as allogrooming and greeting behaviours such as rubbing heads, sniff noses, waving their tail up and lots of cuddles.

This relationship forming isn’t restrictive to cats, as we were shown by Jasper & Jasmine, two rescue pugs that were re-homed by Pug Rescue, and tied the knot in May of 2015 in a lovely ceremony known as the infamous pug wedding.

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.