The story of Rumy from Greece

The story of Rumy from Greece

It sounds as though Rumy, who is travelling with us from Athens, was very fortunate to be adopted by Michael. Here he tells us a bit about her background and habits:

“Rumy was just one month old when I got her. Abandoned a few weeks after her birth, she was found in a car park and taken in by a girl who couldn’t keep her as she was already providing shelter for two dogs and three cats. 

Rumy is really shy and not very good with people (hides in the bathtub every time the doorbell rings) but once she likes someone, that changes. She is very demanding, especially when tuna is involved, incredibly chatty and, as it turns out, really lucky!

It was about two months ago that we started planning our move to England. Among other things, we had to make sure that Rumy had her microchip, passport and rabies shot done before we travelled. We wanted to get her spayed as well but we were running low on cash so were going to wait until we’d moved.

Fortunately some unexpected money came our way, so the first thing we did was to set an appointment with the vet for Rumy to be spayed. The big day finally arrived and it was one of the most stressful days of my life! When we went back to take her home the vet said that everything had gone fine and she was recovering, and there was only one complication.

Apparently Rumy had developed hydrometra (accumulation of watery fluid within the uterus) but because there were no external signs or symptoms, it would have been almost impossible to diagnose until was too late. A rupture could have been fatal, especially if it had happened during her journey to England!

We were so glad that she was safe and well, and although for the first two days after the operation she looked pathetic trying to walk straight and jump on furniture while still under the effects of the anaesthetic, she was fully recovered within two weeks.

The only downside is that since then it’s almost impossible to get her in her travel bag as Animalcouriers found out for themselves!”

I don't care who's at the door, I'm not answering it!

I don’t care who’s at the door, I’m not answering it!

By |2016-10-17T10:53:12+00:00Thursday, June 20, 2013|animal rescue, animal transportation, indroducing, pet air travel|0 Comments

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  1. easyweimaraner June 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    That’s a great picture – I hope there is no water in the bathtub.

  2. harleybird June 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Harley Bird and commented:
    Great story and Animal Couriers does some great work.

  3. harleybird June 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Great blog! Great story and pic.

  4. Summer Solstice Girl June 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    aaaaaaaaaaaaw. Poor little girl. But so lucky!

    It makes me SO happy to learn that she has a loving family! Go Rumy!!! I am rooting for you all the way from Canada 🙂

  5. crazytraintotinkytown June 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous girl and as Hobo would tell you; black cats are lucky!

  6. Clowie June 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    She looks very cute peeping over the edge of the bath.

    • Animalcouriers June 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Oh she is very cute but that’s about as much as we see of the dear girl each day!

  7. Karen M Woodcock June 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Well done Michael for taking Rumy in. She is so gorgeous looking from what we can see of her!! Am sure you will be happy together!

    Karen W

    • Animalcouriers June 21, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Yes, we’re getting zero photo ops with Rumy! She prefers her own company until she gets to her new home and her family.

  8. Gunta June 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    I’m sure I wouldn’t want to go into that travel bag, based on the previous experience.

  9. Alexandra June 21, 2013 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Wow, two weeks of recovering after the operation sounds like a lot, but it was probably because of that complication. How is the cat doing now?

    • Animalcouriers June 21, 2013 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Yes, what they found when they operated could have turned into something rather nasty. She is fully recovered and a jolly lucky girl.

  10. jmgoyder June 21, 2013 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Great story!

  11. Boomdeeadda June 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    That’s the cutest picture. What good fortune that they were able to afford to have her spade b4 the move.

    • Animalcouriers June 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Very lucky for everyone she wasn’t travelling with a potential major infection.

  12. Basil June 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    That picture is lovely, bless her!

  13. Wow, what a great story and so lucky for her that they found the money to spay her before her crossing. I love those Hollywood happy endings. 🙂

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