I have a new resident upstairs that I picked up last night. His name is Frankie, and he's FIV+. He is a gorgeous boy... Gray tabby and lots of white. His original owner tried to commit suicide, was left all alone after she was taken away, and then when the house sold, he was thrown out (I think that's the sequence of events...). A neighbor saw him and took him in about a month ago, and had him vetted, neutered and basically checked out health-wise. She couldn't have much contact with him due to here allergies and asthma, so he was in a cage in her basement for about the past 2-3 weeks. He's got the face of an angel. I've already fallen for this poor soul.
One thing that worries me is the fact that when he gets scared, and it seems that he scares easily, he pees all over himself He did that last night at the woman's house, and then this AM when I was holding him he not only peed on me, but pooped on me as well!! I didn't make a fuss, I just felt so sad for him. I was getting ready for work, and thankfully was in my jogging pants to go upstairs not my work clothes, but I was really surprised. I never had a cat pee on me before.
Then tonight, I was holding him and I was using these wipes that are supposed to clean and calm cats (not sure they work on the calming part), and I was cleaning his tail and the back end area, and he pooped again! I'm not quite sure what this means. Was he abused, like sexually , or is he just THAT scared ???
Any insight on this one??? I bought the calming liquid that PetSmart had, plus some treats that are supposed to calm him. I was with him for 1 1/2 to 2hrs tonight brushing, massaging and petting him, and he does calm down and relax, and he drools a lot, lol. I just feel so badly for him, and wish I could do something to alleviate his anxiety