Life goes in circles. The last time I owned any cat was more than 20 years ago. In fact, I owned
4 at the same time. Well, a few months ago a stray cat birthed her 6 kittens in my barn. I was able to trap all of them and transferred them to a great cat rescue. Three of the kittens have been adopted but grown cats are not what people are looking for so I told the cat rescue lady that I'd take the momma cat after the kittens were weaned and she was fixed, which I paid for. That has occurred so as of today I am again a cat owner. A tabby. However, the momma was really attached to one specific kitten so when I went to pick up the momma she asked if I'd take the baby to help with their transition, promising that she'd take the baby back if it didn't work out. So I am the owner of a cat and a kitten. The momma is in hiding in the upstairs room, and the baby is hiding under the dresser in the same room. I hope they can find their food and litter box on their own. Momma was a good barn mouser but those days are over. She'll be an inside cat. I go into the room every hour for a few minutes and just sit quietly.
With all the fear and hate in the world under trump I swore to myself I wasn't going to let any animal be killed if I was able to rescue it and provide it a good home.
Being a stray - not feral - she'll need time to acclimate cuz right now her favorite thing to do is hiss and swat. But she better hurry cuz I've also got 2 dogs. Husband does not yet know about the kitten!
Don't know how to post pics but just wanted to share my good news.
So easy I use it. Congrats on your new babies.
I wish you well, but I've got a feeling I'll be seeing you on that show in a few months. I hope I'm wrong, though. I hope your new feline roommates will soon settle down well in their new home.
the kitty yet but I was able to hold him for a while. He was shaking really badly but by the end he was sleeping in my arms. FE is still in hiding.
I have a mother and son. Even years later, theyre still very close.
After 4-5 weeks of spending time in the bathroom and building trust, she finally left the room. I loved that cat. She was like a small dog. Always at my feet, or in my lap. I still miss her dearly.That was over 25 years ago. She was a Maine Coon. I called her Sugar Bear. She was a gift. Good for you.
2 dogs that shed. Maybe I'd go into the rug-making business. Yeah, I'm going to give them all the time they need.
They love the Cat Dancer toy. A brush lets you get them used to being touched, minimizing any retaliation. Thanks for helping Creation!❤
Once they appear to be ready to venture I'll just leave the door open and they can come and go as they wish. The local pet store had a close-out sale on cat toys the other day -- $29/bag so I bought that.
...while they were moving.
She's been here for 5 years.
She's a pain in the ass, but we love her.
What a wonderful thing to do. I hope all of you have many happy years together.
Oh, and http://postimage.org is a great way to post pics. Just follow the instructions and choose the "Hotlink for Forums" line after the picture is copied.
going to have to become friends, which I think they will. The dogs don't want to go outside after 7 am. The cats will always be inside cats.
And thank you for opening your home and heart to the newcomers!
When I moved to Santa Fe 12 years ago I had three cats. Four years later they had all gone to (as I like to call it) that great litter box in the sky. By then I was beginning to travel more and it was convenient not to have to arrange for cat care.
Since this stay at home thing, I've been thinking about getting a cat. Tomorrow I'm visiting a local animal shelter to look at a couple of cats. One is 13 years old, the other 17. If it's feasible, meaning if they can get along, I may bring them both home. I personally prefer older cats, in no small part because they often have trouble being adopted. I know. Before I moved here I did volunteer work at a local animal shelter, and was always disheartened at how older cats would just stay there.
I'd been checking the shelter's site regularly in the past month. The first time I looked, they had three and a half pages of cats available for adoption. Right now there's half a page, seven cats available. I'm sure numbers for the dogs are similar. I have seen a couple of times that a lot of people are adopting cats and dogs these days.
I may have to completely forgo a couple of longer trips, 2 or 3 weeks each, that I'd hoped to do next year, but heck, we may not be doing that sort of thing for a several more years. Plus, I must be doing the right thing because I am just about giddy with delight at the prospect of having a cat or two.