Friday, January 18, 2013

Feline Updates!

Greetings from In-Sync Exotics! Today's blog posting has a lot of new information, so let's get right to our first story...

Update on the Baby Bobcats!

Do you remember Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the three baby bobcats from Frisco, Texas?  We first reported on the baby bobcats' plight on December 19, 2012 and you can read their story HERE.

Well, the three babies are doing well at the Plano ISD Holifield Science Learning Center and we've received a couple of photos of the wee-ones! 

We'll keep you posted on their progress as information and pictures comes available! 

We Miss You Spike

Last Friday, we reported on the passing of Spike, our beloved cougar.  We wanted you to know that we received the veterinarian's report on Spike's blood test taken at the time of his passing and learned, that within the last 30 days since his last trip to Texas A&M, Spike took a severe nose dive into renal failure.  When we noticed that Spike was no longer enjoying his life with his favorite duck and female cougar friends, we knew it was time to let him go.

The decision to have the vet gently release Spike from his ailing body was a tough decision to make, but Spike chose to take that decision out of our hands.  He quietly passed away before any drugs could be administered to him. 

We want to thank everyone for their outpouring love and support for our handsome Spike.  His body was cremated last Friday and we placed his ashes in this special urn featuring his favorite toy.  He may be gone, but our fond memories of this very special boy will live on forever at In-Sync Exotics.

Tacoma's Road Trip

Yesterday, 13-year old Tacoma traveled to Texas A&M Veterinary School of Medicine to have his back legs and hips examined.  We noticed that Tacoma was limping (more on the right side than his left) and often sat down to relieve the discomfort in his hips and/or legs.

Tacoma has had a slight limp for about two years--so slight that you probably wouldn't have even noticed it while he was playing.  However, once his limp became more pronounced, we knew it was time to take our boy to the vet to be examined.  While he was under sedation, we asked the vet to also examine his teeth as he requires dental work.  You may recall, Tacoma requires one tooth extraction and two root canals because he was just a little too enthusiastic playing with his Jolly ball in the pool last year!  Thanks to our kind supporters of the "Big Cats Need Dental Care Too" RAZOO fundraiser, we were able to raise enough funds to pay for major dental surgeries for two big cats.  Thank you very much, kind donors!

We should have more details on the results of Tacoma's medical test results available to you on Monday, so stay tuned for the latest update on our handsome tiger, Tacoma.

We close today's blog with pictures taken by Janis, a dedicated volunteer, who helps care for our exotic cats in all kinds of "fun" weather, like rain and snow!  Now that's cat-lover dedication!

We are open for tours this weekend, so bundle up in warm clothing and bring your family and friends to see the frisky exotic cats at play!  For tour information, including our exciting "Nighttime Feeding Tours" click HERE!

We hope you enjoyed today's blog posting! Be sure to check back next week for more fun and informative information about our exotic cats and their friends of In-Sync Exotics! Don't forget to let us know your reaction to this posting by clicking on one of the reaction buttons below--and share this blog posting with others please ~ Thank you!



  1. I LOVE the blogs! I know they are time-consuming and sometimes, difficult to write, but just know they are read and appreciated!

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words!

      I truly appreciate your support of the Cat Tales Blog!

  2. By the way it is his favorite goose. If you messed with his goose, YOUR goose was cooked. Lol. He loved that goose and no one could touch it. Miss you so much buddy and think about you all the time.