Friday, 5 July 2013

Furless Feline Friday

This is the last day of Abandonment and we are greatly relieved about this. Today we have pulled photos of our god emperor Stran from the archives. We know Äiti has posted about this before, but the story is so unbelievable she is posting again.
This is one of the very first pictures of Stran.
Yes, loyal readers, that really is Stran, our mighty fluff. He was a feral street cat, from a really rough area of Bristol in England. He was caught under a TNR scheme by the Moggery and because he had eye problems, he was kept for rehoming. Äiti was hooked and he came to join Harris and Lewis as an indoor cat. He was blind in one eye, and had half sight in the other. And as you can see, he had short fur. And he ate everything. It took him months before he felt safe enough to leave any food in his bowl - he thought every meal would be his last!
This photo was taken a couple of weeks later. You can perhaps see a bit of transition - he is growing his mighty fluff.
 And now look at him! What fur. What magnificence.
Äiti has never heard of a short-haired cat becoming long-haired but it must have been through poor diet. Ystävämme eläinlääkäri didn't believe Äiti until she saw the photos, and we know some of you will find it hard to believe too!
Now Stran does have only one eye, of course. The other (which was totally blind) was removed when it seemed to be causing him some pain as it was swollen. He had also been shot in the tummy with an air gun pellet. He has calicivirus and now IBD. None of us knows how old he is, but we all hope he will live forever. And as you have seen from recent photos, he still plays like a kitten.

10 comments:

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my goodness! I wonder if he over groomed when he was feral and kept it cropped down? He sure is a fluffy awesome guy now!

Sparkle said...

Stran sure floofed out! Pretty amazing! I hope he goes on forever too.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I say Stran WILL go on forever--someday far from now, of course, it might be on the other side of the Bridge, but he will FOREVER send out his Mighty Stran energy from wherever he may be!

He was just adorable as a little guy! No wonder Aiti could not resist.

Anonymous said...

Terve PPP!

Fine pics and story again. Yesh, live forever Stran. What a fur, power of life and playful mind... Look at him cats all over the world, problems have made to be won.

Vilperi with servant

Prancer Pie said...

We love the mighty Stran! What a handsome kittehz he was. Made our Mommy squeal quite a bit, too. MOL!

Mamma N said...

Upeaa! Stran on siis on siis haaveillut pitkästä turkista ja päästyään hyvään kotiin kasvattanut sellaisen! Aikamoinen ♥

Flynn said...

A magnificent transformation of the mighty Stran.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Stran was a kitten once? Somehow we always thought he was a mature ruler...

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We have always been in awe of Stran, but this? He actually turned short fur into long? Goodness!!!

Purrs,
The Chans

Kari said...

We think Spitty said it best. Stran will go on forever , in this world or in our heats. Your Aiti really was blessed to find Stran and Stran was blessed to find your Aiti.
( He was always beautiful and magnificent, one eye or two, short hair or long. He radiates such positive energy !)