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    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by JustTheFacts on Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:14 pm

    Happy Mother\\'s Da  Comes when you call?  You are a very lucky Mummy for her to do that already - or at all! Snicker 
    Congratulations! Sounds like a match made in heaven... Wub

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:41 pm

    My hubby decided that Siri needed a bath because "If I'm going to have someone snuggling up to my neck at night besides you, I want to be sure they're clean!" Snicker

    So... I gave her a bath.  Sweat drop   Oh, I felt sooo bad!  She mewled so piteously, and she tried to get away, but she didn't claw me at all.  And then...  I got my hand too close to her face, and you know what she did?

    ...  She licked me!  Cry  Awwwww! Heart  I was doing something that scared and upset her, and she kissed me!

    I can't tell you what a joy this cat is.  She is completely non-aggressive -- she's not bitten or scratched at all, not even when playing! -- and incredibly sweet.  At the same time, she is full of personality.  We couldn't be happier Sunny


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:59 am

    This little darling sounds like a match made in heaven for your family! Some cats are just born to heal and bring joy. 
    kittymoon They're very special.

    I am so happy you have such a beautiful addition to your life.   Wub 

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by Esme on Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:48 pm

    This makes me so happy! For you and for the kitty.  Heart Heart Heart

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by luvtoread on Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:29 pm

    This is so funny.

               

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:25 pm

    Snicker  What a great narrator's voice, too Elk grin


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:32 pm

    I've probably taken 80 picures of Siri (thinking of re-spelling that to "Ceri"), as well as multiple videos, but I can't find the cord to transfer them from the camera to the computer! Gah!

    She is such a little sweetheart.  She was on my lap today, and I was petting her and said, "I just love you, you are such a darling child."  She responded by trilling in her kitten-like voice, raising up her head, and giving me a gentle kiss, right on the lips. Wub  Awwww~


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:31 pm

    We decided that we needed a companion for Ceri (I changed the spelling from 'Siri'), so I told my husband that he got to choose our next cat.  He saw a Craigslist ad for some kittens, and reallllly wanted a calico, so I went to look at one today.

    She's SO TINY! OH!  She was the "runt" of the litter, and abandoned along with the mother and sibling(s?).  She was so weak when they rescued her that they didn't think she'd make it!  We don't know how old she is.  Her rescuer thinks maybe 8 weeks, but I'm thinking no more than 6.

    This is our new kitty, who has tentatively been named Jinx (EDIT: Final name = Callie):
     

    ... Yes, that's me holding her Wink


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:36 pm

    That profile suits you!  Snicker

    She's a cutie - tough too by the sounds of it!

    You're just like me. I got one little kitten, and after a few days, I decided she needed some company, so got her brother as well.

    Six kittens later... Snicker

    Good luck to your new baby  heart flowers

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:00 pm

    When I got home, I found that my hubby and eldest had decided on the name 'Callie' for her. She has a few fleas, and by the watermelon-round belly, I'm guessing she has worms, too. *sigh* Such is life for the pet-owner ;) For now Callie is in "quarantine" until we can get these things remedied.


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by orphaned on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:37 pm

    genkicoll wrote:We decided that we needed a companion for Ceri (I changed the spelling from 'Siri'), so I told my husband that he got to choose our next cat.  He saw a Craigslist ad for some kittens, and reallllly wanted a calico, so I went to look at one today.

    She's SO TINY! OH!  She was the "runt" of the litter, and abandoned along with the mother and sibling(s?).  She was so weak when they rescued her that they didn't think she'd make it!  We don't know how old she is.  Her rescuer thinks maybe 8 weeks, but I'm thinking no more than 6.

    This is our new kitty, who has tentatively been named Jinx (or Jinxy?):
     

    ... Yes, that's me holding her Wink



    OMG !!! how adorable !!

    you have a real little beauty ...

    hope all goes smoothly ....

    Welcome!  


    can't wait til she plays here too .... typingcat

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new additions  ..  heart flowers heart flowers

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by luvtoread on Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:05 pm

    She is so beautiful!!

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by Sable on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:23 am

    How adorable Callie is, genki.  Now I'll have to fight with all my will power not to add another kitten to the menagerie, lol.  Good luck with her, she looks like a real sweetie!

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by Frodo on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:00 pm

    Oh Genki... Callie is so adorable!  Just look at that cute little face!  Wub

    Thanks for showing her to us.  We\'re Unworthy!

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:18 pm

    Justie (or anyone else who can help), how do I go about making the kitties comfortable with each other?  Callie is absolutely fine, but Ceri is scared of the kitten :(


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by JustTheFacts on Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:56 pm

    Well, I really don't know that I qualify, seeing I had to resort to Feliway to settle my lot down. Embarrassed  But normally it is only a minor hiccup.

    The specialists say, keep them separated and introduce them to each other slowly, by controlled (you are there to hold them) contact until they are used the each other.

    That lasts with me about an hour Belly laugh  

    My method has worked for me in 90% of introductions in multi-cat households, and it is just about the direct opposite. Certainly, you should be in the room with them when they are meeting for the first few times.

    I usually let the old cats get used to the new kid by having them in the room with the kitten in its cage/carrier. They mostly get over the growls and hissing fits after a surprisingly short while. 

    Then it is best to let the kitten out and see how she goes with the first cat. Usually, the new one is not scared, just curious. The one who has had you to herself may not be too keen on her, but, as you say, can find the kitten a bit overwhelming. She'll get used to it in its own way and time.

    Contrary to the experts again, I always feed new cats with the older cats, side by side. A bit of growling is inevitable at this stage, but it seems to encourage the more timid to get over it before she starves to death - she won't. Likewise, it helps if they have separate but not too separated litter trays.

    When a cat has accepted that it is stuck with this new critter, she usually makes the best of it, trying on a little bullying and one-up-manship.

    And remember, although kittens mostly sleep, when they're awake, they bug EVERYBODY with their endless hi jinx.  Wub

    Oh, it's good too, if the early introductions are in a room where there's nowhere one can go to hide from your reach, or corner itself leaving the other free to harrass.

    Hope all that helps. In any case, don't worry, they will work out their own relationship in their style, whatever works for them.

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:45 pm

    Thanks, Justie -- anything helps!

    Callie saw the vet the morning. She's 8 weeks old and 1# 11oz.


    She's been treated with a manufacturer-provided (yay!) dose of Resolution for her fleas, worms, and ear mites (yes, she has them), and she has a grade 1 heart murmur, which may actually resolve by itself. Big smile  I'll have to give her a de-worming medication as a follow up in 10 days.

    Something really important that I didn't know is that you never use your hands as toys until they're at LEAST 6 months old, as it teaches them that hands are something to bite.  REALLY good to know, especially since she really likes to bite (gently, but still!)


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by djrum on Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:13 am

    Callie is a little cutie-pie, Genki!

    Justie, wonderful advise! I'll have to tell my sister. She has a new female kitten and her daughter recently moved back in with her much older male cat.
    The kitten wants to play, he ignores her and will hiss at her.

    I guess I was lucky when I had my 2 cats. They were "brothers" and always got along. Well, except for the occasional fighting and running crazily through the house after one another.

    Thanks for the info, Genki. On the "hands as toys" thing. I did not know that either!

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:17 am

    Oh, genki, I meant to say, my Bobo had a heart murmur all his 14.5 years of his life. Never affected him in any way. He was the most robust of all my first litter of kittens, and survived many things many other cats would die from!

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by Sable on Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:33 am

    Another good thing to know, genki, is to avoid the temptation of moving your toes under the bed clothes when they're young, as they'll think that's also a toy for them to play with.  Once they fasten onto a thought that something like that is fun, they'll continue it forever.  I learned the hard way, lol.

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by Esme on Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:34 pm

    Oh goodness, genki! Those are some adorable fur babies! So happy you get to have kitties in your life in your new home.  Heart

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by Esme on Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:38 pm


    Here are my two from this Halloween. I have no shame.

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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:28 pm

    Did they get some "candy", Esme? Big smile


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by Esme on Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:13 pm

    genkicoll wrote:Did they get some "candy", Esme? Big smile
    They got sweet potato chewies... does that count?  Belly laugh

    And because I have no shame... here they are five minutes ago. 


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    Re: Our Furbabies

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, look at them in their matching PJ's! Laugh  How cute!


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