I have christened the lost orange kitty Mongo.
Mongo underwent abdominal surgery this morning for his massive hernia. His abdominal cavity perforated and his intestines were outside where they were supposed to be......he must have been in a lot of pain to have been crying for so many days and nights now. He's also been neutered, hopefully that would mean less getting into scraps with other cats. When I left, Mongo was still unconscious from the anaesthesia, but otherwise ok. He'll be spending the weekend at Dr. Ben's clinic for observation. I hope his condition remains ok. I hope he recovers fully, after such long suffering.
We played around this morning before going to the vet, hoarse and tired though he was. Purrrr......he loves his ear and chin rubs. Mongo started off very shy, but now that he knows me, he is very tame, affectionate, and hungers for attention.....he must have been neglected a long while. He's also rather skinny compared to Mankie, my tubby baby.
But, weak though he looks, his curiosity knows no bounds. He checked out Mankie and Mandy's room, under my watchful eyes, of course. Needless to say, the 2 resident cats were not too happy and gave many warning growls. Mongo didn't want to fight as he knew he was not the alpha male, and just walked about very cautiously, afraid of looking into Mankie's eyes. Poor Mongo!