AJ stands for Abby Jr. for several reasons. A few months ago we brought in another sick kitten who was an exact opposite of another we have named DeDe. We named her Abby because she had a perky personality and just moved in as if the house was hers all along. Fearless and ready to get into everything and anything she wanted. Can you think of a TV character with the same name?
AJ came in a little over a week ago with stuffy nose but more importantly she had no desire to escape or avoid me. A sure indication of not feeling well. I had been caring for her Burmese looking brother the week before, but left him outside. (He continues to do well) But AJ was weak and getting dehydrated so she came into our ICU. I wasn't positive about her future on the first day but after three days, she started responding.
After the third day of being on antibiotics I allow visitors so they know other cats are around them. A tall box across the door allowed the older cats to go in but she could not get out. While feeding her formula, I brought her out the the kitchen so she could see there was more to her world than the bathroom and two days ago I let her out. This is when we named her because she had very similar markings to Abby AND she prances around like she has lived here from the start.
I have yet to see her go up the steps but she gets up there. She goes up to mix with the upstairs cats ( yes, there are some who choose to live up there most of the time). She has also taken to the litter box from day one. Usually we have mishaps for a while with young kittens, but not AJ. She was a "big girl" right from the start.
Abby and AJ could both be adopted to the right family, so if you are interested, let us know. They would be a perfect pair.
For that matter, any of our short, long hair, red, creme, black, tabby, calico, Burmese looking, inside or outside cats could be adopted to a good, safe. caring home. The outside cats get two square meals a day so they would not be self-sustaining, but we have very few mice so they know what to do.