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#61 JNBunnie1

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

We found a kitten at a foster carer through the RSPCA, beautiful little thing that came up on my FB newsfeed. I went to meet her, there were 28 cats in total from little kittens through to adults in this big room like a motel, all waiting for their furever homes, but this particular one really had me. She has beautiful, absolutely stunning, she is affectionate but she holds her own really well, she has attitude and I love that. After we left from visiting with her and the other fosters, I got the itchy eyes, so went back last week to visit her alone, she was allowed inside the house so she felt pretty special about that, she was amazing. Climbed all over me like old mates, but wandered off to explore like she had no fear. I came up in welts and my face swelled up. Luckily there was a chemist nearby so I could walk in there and get Ventolin because I couldn't breathe properly and some antihistimines for the swelling. It's so upsetting to find the perfect companion, one who will fit into the family in a house full of kids with existing furbabies, then be allergic to that extreme :(

So glad your furry one fits in really well, they all deserve a loving, comfortable, warm and cosy home to spend their lives being doted on.



I feel your pain. I would DEARLY love to have cats, but am dangerously allergic. Le sigh... Will be getting a hypo-allergenic dog in the relatively near future though, so I'm really looking forward to that.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

Gracie update:

The "owner" talked to my friend that had been feeding Gracie. Gave her the cat's shot records last night. A bit late! She claimed to love her and be glad she had a new home (next door neighbor told her about me). But the house has been empty for 2 weeks and she wasn't too worried about the cat. She still owns the house because of some finacial mess of her husband's and his ex's owing the goverment money or something.

Anyway. Her skin problems seem to have resolved without additional medications.

Here's one question: She seems to need to use the computer alot. Do cats have thier own version of Facebook? Catbook? :D
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:13 AM

Oh i miss my kitty cat. My mom had her before i was born and the cat claimed me as her own (long story short, she abandoned her babies and wanted nothing to do with them (when my mom took her in she was already expecting)). So yep, i could do anything (and i mean anything) to her and she wouldn't hurt me at all. If someone else were to try it, lets just say they'd loose something important to them. I think i have a picture somewhere of me dragging her around with by her tail (i was like two when that occured), or when i would dress her up in baby clothes....

Poor thing was crosseyed though. She'd take a running jump at the cat tree we had for her and half the time youd hear a thump from where she would hit the wall.

She loved baths and you had to keep the door shut if you didn't want company. She'd sit on the edge and bat at the water, then slink in.

She walked on a lesh like a dog and was often the spectacul at road stops. She also enjoyed car rides.

She was 19 (almost twenty) when we had to put her down. I miss her so much.

I can't have cats anymore though, both me and my mom are allergic. We think it was because we used to give her so many baths, that she never bothered us.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

Gracie update:

The "owner" talked to my friend that had been feeding Gracie. Gave her the cat's shot records last night. A bit late! She claimed to love her and be glad she had a new home (next door neighbor told her about me). But the house has been empty for 2 weeks and she wasn't too worried about the cat. She still owns the house because of some finacial mess of her husband's and his ex's owing the goverment money or something.

Anyway. Her skin problems seem to have resolved without additional medications.

Here's one question: She seems to need to use the computer alot. Do cats have thier own version of Facebook? Catbook? :D


Cats want ON anything you pay attention to: books, newspapers, computer. It's their way of asking you to reassure them they are the most important thing in your world??
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

Here's one question: She seems to need to use the computer alot. Do cats have thier own version of Facebook? Catbook? :D


Could be using CDate...looking for the purrfect dude?


You did the right thing by Gracie and she is home now. Maybe her skin issues resolved because you gave her good healthy food with omegas. Lucky kitty --finding Karen. ;)


And, that's a very nice fish, K. Clever girl. :)
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

Karen, a while back you asked about kitty treats. We tried Nutro Natural Choice Indoor Active Health recently, and Tyler loves it.

Got it at Pets Plus as a trial size for $1.99 :)

So happy to hear Gracie is doing well!
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

Congrats on your new addition Karen:)
The kneading is a definite sign f affection and of course kitty is telling you that younare now owned lol
We have a 3 year old tabby who owns us and two 18 month old orphans we took in and bottle fed when they were just an hour old. Those two not only own us, but rule the roost with our yorkie poo who thinks she is their mother , therefore the three of them n turn call all the shots lol
Soooooo... Welcome to the world of cats..it's an amazing one and not boo many dull moments....and bless your heart for taking in your new four legged friend:)
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

The sweetest Kitty is having a Kitty Freak-out! M, my 16 yr old, just put a very thin collar with a little tag on her. She is racing around trying to outrun the collar.

She tries to slip out the front door. We are wise to her and she hasn't gone anywhere yet, but we thought we should put our phone number on her.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:35 PM

Can't outrun the collar!
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Karen
We have a rescue cat that we got who was already.de clawed so he's an indoor cat
he would sneak out rarely but we got 2 little tiny bells to put on his collar that also helps to know where is in the house and easier to find if he ever got out.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

K, make sure it's a breakaway collar so if she's stuck she won't strangle herself.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

K, make sure it's a breakaway collar so if she's stuck she won't strangle herself.


Lost more collars that way. Finally gave up because her fur got all matted around the collar anyway, fuzzball that she is. If she gets out and gets lost, she is on her own :ph34r: Perhaps I could get her microchipped?? :unsure:
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:01 AM

The sweetest Kitty is having a Kitty Freak-out! M, my 16 yr old, just put a very thin collar with a little tag on her. She is racing around trying to outrun the collar.

She tries to slip out the front door. We are wise to her and she hasn't gone anywhere yet, but we thought we should put our phone number on her.


I'd run to if I saw that huge mouth coming at me open! LOL
Seriously though, there is a company called Pet Tags that makes collars with your pets name and your phone number. We have had them for all our pets. Came in real handy one day years ago when I let my old Westie out. I had a phone call a few minutes later from a neighbor saying that my dog was in their yard playing with their kids. He'd only been out for 5 minutes! He had doggie Alzheimers and never would have found his way home if not for that collar. They do make break-away ones for kitties also. Microchips are also a good idea but can be pricey. Talk to your vet about them.
http://www.pettags.com/
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:50 AM

I'd run to if I saw that huge mouth coming at me open! LOL
Seriously though, there is a company called Pet Tags that makes collars with your pets name and your phone number. We have had them for all our pets. Came in real handy one day years ago when I let my old Westie out. I had a phone call a few minutes later from a neighbor saying that my dog was in their yard playing with their kids. He'd only been out for 5 minutes! He had doggie Alzheimers and never would have found his way home if not for that collar. They do make break-away ones for kitties also. Microchips are also a good idea but can be pricey. Talk to your vet about them.
http://www.pettags.com/



Thanks for that link. I think I will order one. She really hates the tag and somehow manages to chew on it.

We took her to the vet and our main worry was that she would be sick. I completely forgot about the microchip. I'm worried a previous owner might have a chip in her with thier info. Some of the shelters here microchip all the animals. I want an obvious phone number so someone could say "Is that Gracie? What is she doing out?" and know its Gracie.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

An update: First time I have seen them both on Cooper's bed. Its a prime sunshine spot. Sorry its a little small.

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