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#16 ravenwoodglass

 
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

It sounds like she will have a good and loving home. Do keep her inside though. She is fortunate to still be alive if she has been an outdoor kitty with no defenses. She may fuss a bit at first at not being allowed out but she will get over it. When I moved into the house I am in I had 5 cats and we moved them in 2 lots. When my Manxs came, one is in my avatar, they had both been used to being outside whenever they wanted and just came in at night. It took about 2 weeks or so before they stopped begging to be let out but they did stop.
Do take your new addition to the vet as soon as you can and thank you for being so kind as to take in a kitty that sounds like she really needed you.

Oh one last thing, if she starts making funny noises and rolling around and sticking her rear in the air that means she isn't fixed and has gone into heat. She may try even harder to get out then and you may also find male cats sitting under your windows fighting over a possible 'date'.
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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
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Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

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Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

I just had her out on the screened porch. she didn't try to get out, or be frantic or anything. She looked around & wanted to come back in. I think the people who claimed she wouldn't stay in the house either didn't Fortun want her in the house or thier little dog drove her out. Fortunately, Cooper is very mellow & obedient.

She's probably about 8 years old and no one knows of any kittens. I imagine the first owners who had her claws out would have had her fixed.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:41 AM

You. big . softie.
I :wub: you.

Her name is Gracie? wow! That was my beloved Lab's name and I am filled up with tears for you right now---congrats, you've been adopted, K !

Bless you for taking her home and giving her the lovins she deserves. Our Bella--not being cared for by our neighbor at all--- barged into our lives and I am so glad she did. She's not the first one to do it and she probably won't be the last.

Cats do not take NO for an answer. :lol:

When I was little, a neighbor lady told me when a cat does that on your lap, she's telling you that she finds you comfortable. I thought it was because she wanted to play that lady's piano.

I am so happy for you guys--Coop's gonna love her.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

I just had her out on the screened porch. she didn't try to get out, or be frantic or anything. She looked around & wanted to come back in. I think the people who claimed she wouldn't stay in the house either didn't Fortun want her in the house or thier little dog drove her out. Fortunately, Cooper is very mellow & obedient.

She's probably about 8 years old and no one knows of any kittens. I imagine the first owners who had her claws out would have had her fixed.


I think you are likely correct. If she has had to be an outdoor kitty she may not want to go out for fear you won't let her back in. Sounds like she will be a very happy housecat and it won't be long before you find her and Cooper curled up together somewhere.
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Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)


celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:01 PM

"I thought it was because she wanted to play that lady's piano."

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hey K,

Maybe you can post a pic when you have time? You've got a bunch of goofball cat lovers here just waiting to go....

AAWWWWW!!!!
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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

Karen, remember this simple rule. Dogs think of you as family, Cats think of you as staff.



Ain't that the truth. :lol:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

I had a cat named Gracie. She was so smart. She would pick up a toy and bring it and put it in your hand and push down. You had to throw it for her and then she would do it again and again.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

It's likely that much of what you are doing is wrong. Gracie will begin to supervise your activities and may offer guidance with a gentle paw swipe or two.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

Apparently, Gracie is done with me. She only has eyes and cuddles for M (16). Last I looked she was sleeping soundly on his chest as he was trying to nap. I'm sure its my fault I didn't cat-nap her years ago and bring her to him.

When he wasn't suitable for sleeping on, She is sleeping on my workbench, on the spongy glass cutting mat,that I doubled over to keep clean. This may be a problem. :blink:

What kind of Kitty treats do you get?
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

Apparently, Gracie is done with me. She only has eyes and cuddles for M (16). Last I looked she was sleeping soundly on his chest as he was trying to nap. I'm sure its my fault I didn't cat-nap her years ago and bring her to him.

When he wasn't suitable for sleeping on, She is sleeping on my workbench, on the spongy glass cutting mat,that I doubled over to keep clean. This may be a problem. :blink:


Only a problem for YOU. She's perfectly fine with it.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

Only a problem for YOU. She's perfectly fine with it.


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

Needing means that the cat is very happy. I have never had a cat wake me up for food. But then I have always put out a self feeder with plenty of dry food in it. My current two cats each get an Appetizer for breakfast. And they get that whenever I get up. Might be early. Might be late. They never question the time. They split a small can of cat food for dinner. Again, might be early or late depending on what I am doing that day. At midnight they get some treats. They do seem to know the time then. And if I haven't given them the treats, they will come to me with big eyes.

We have a mom cat and her baby. Although the baby is grown now. Mom purrs frequently and very loudly. The baby rarely purrs. It's as though she saves the purrs up or something. Often you can tell that she is happy but she isn't purring.

You might want to trim the cat's nails or have it done. I just had ours done at the vet and they charged $25 per cat, although I did get a military discount. Groomers charge less. I just don't know of any close by. My old cat used to go to Petco or Petsmart. I could usually get her done as a walk in. That way when then cat does knead, at least it won't hurt you.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

Needing means that the cat is very happy. I have never had a cat wake me up for food. But then I have always put out a self feeder with plenty of dry food in it. My current two cats each get an Appetizer for breakfast. And they get that whenever I get up. Might be early. Might be late. They never question the time. They split a small can of cat food for dinner. Again, might be early or late depending on what I am doing that day. At midnight they get some treats. They do seem to know the time then. And if I haven't given them the treats, they will come to me with big eyes.

We have a mom cat and her baby. Although the baby is grown now. Mom purrs frequently and very loudly. The baby rarely purrs. It's as though she saves the purrs up or something. Often you can tell that she is happy but she isn't purring.

You might want to trim the cat's nails or have it done. I just had ours done at the vet and they charged $25 per cat, although I did get a military discount. Groomers charge less. I just don't know of any close by. My old cat used to go to Petco or Petsmart. I could usually get her done as a walk in. That way when then cat does knead, at least it won't hurt you.



Julie, she doesn't have any claws, front or back! I wish she would purr....

My dog always gets a dog biscuit at bedtime. What kind of treats do they like?
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

I wish she would purr....

Some cats do, and others not so much. Caramel, our almost-13 former store cat, very rarely purred while on duty at the store. Now that she is living at home with us, she is purring a lot. Give her time, she may start.
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