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Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by mrsthing on 26 March 2009 8:46pm
 
Sorry--I didn't know that post was so long until I hit "submit"!
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by peripatetically on 26 March 2009 9:52pm
 
Oh, Cyprus. Our fellow Palinite, Phyll, just came back from a vacation there this past winter and then went a 2nd time. Another Scot finding solace in the warmth.
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by johnnythemonkey on 26 March 2009 10:51pm
 
McGill is here atm. His 'mum' brought him over earlier with his bowl and a sachet of his favourite food which I served up to him, he ate most of it. Meg brought out a wee soft blanket and he immediately lay on it on the floor quite contented. His 'mum' left 45 minutes ago but he quite happily stayed. Since I started typing ( I'm slow ), he wanted to get onto the sofa with Meg, so I put his new blanket on the sofa and although he backed off a little, he allowed me to pick him up and he's now lying on the sofa beside Meg.
New problem ! Marianne seems jealous !
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by kazzzz on 27 March 2009 1:18am
 
Sounds like you're off to a great start John, puss sounds happy and relaxed which is most of the battle.
One cat we adopted spent his first 4 days with his head behind the freezer, i think he thought that as he couldn't see us, we couldn't see him!
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by Spursfan on 27 March 2009 9:41am
 
Awww bless, Kazzzz!! :)

It's looking good, Johnny! :)
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by Lounge Trekker on 27 March 2009 3:07pm
 
These ladies' suggestions show how little I know about adopting a cat! A lot of good advice and the previous Mom is wise about their little one, too.

Pete
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by bIG bLOGGER on 27 March 2009 3:07pm
 
Congratulations on adopting a cat,johnny. Remember that cats are not like us humans,and they have minds of their own.
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by sighthound on 27 March 2009 10:27pm
 
I got a great tip about cat litter from the woman who brings me my foster kitties. Instead of commercial cat litter, she gets the biggest bags of the very cheapest chicken scratch from her local feed store. It clumps as well as clay litter, is less dusty than the cheap litters, is a renewable resource which clay litter isn't and it can be composted instead of thrown away (although you do have to compost it for quite awhile until the kitty urine breaks down.) She can get a 50 pound bag for six bucks which makes it a lot cheaper. too.
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by kazzzz on 28 March 2009 4:02am
 
Oh that IS a good idea Geraldine, some of the commercial stuff is truly awful. I might give that a go.
 
Re: I'm adopting a cat: Advice needed. by Ginnyp on 28 March 2009 5:16pm
 
The farmcat moved in 6 years ago and smiled sweetly as he urinated in all my cupboards. Quick visit down the vets for a snip produced no immediate results. But 18 months later he was a fully fledged member of the family.
Yes,18 months, but what an education!

He enjoyed my singing while cursing through gritted teeth. His favourites are (yes, he's still alive) Copacabana, Barry Manilow "His name was Randolph,he was a showcat..etc.etc.etc."
Ooh! Fern Kinney "Together we are beautiful"
You know
"He walked into my life and now he's taken over...."

He loves me that's for sure!
Ginsx
 
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