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Tonight we rescued a stray!

 
cheryl96s
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I am very happy to say that tonight Mike and I became (again!) the proud mom and dad of the cutest stray kitten! We were taking our run down at Magens and happened to see the woman feeding the cats, as we jogged by I asked if there were any kittens. She showed as a very small one that had apparently been dumped down there by someone knowing it would get fed. As we finished our next lap we saw her holding this little cute kitten, so of course Mike looks at me and we both knew that it was coming home with us.
The little guy is now hanging out in our spare guest room with occassional cries, he lets us hold him and he purrs so loud!

So, now the question is how and when should we introduce him to our other cat "Fish"? Fish always has free roam of the house and the balcony. Should we keep the kitten in the spare room during the day and gradually introduce him to Fish and our very large dog?

We are very excited and he is soooo cute! And, mostly happy that we were able to give a helpless kitten a safe and loving home.

cheryl and mike

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Topic starter Posted : December 2, 2009 11:50 pm
Prefer2sail
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Nicely Done you guys! Enjoy the new addition!

Cheers

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Posted : December 3, 2009 1:34 am
Paula
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Cheryl--
Congratulations on the new addition!

We had the same problem several years ago. Our daughter brought a tiny male kitten home. We already had a large white tom who was an inside pet. We kept them apart (the older cat in the front of the house, the baby in the back), but I'd see the big white tom watching anxiously through the french doors at the little kitten in the living room and wonder what he'd do to him-- if he'd attack it because it was a male,too, or what.

I finally got tired of trying to keep two separate households so we let the big cat into the living room. My daughter, my husband and myself were on the floor surrounding the kitten-- just in case. The white tom RUSHED into the living room straight up to the kitten and .... began to give it the washing of it's life! 😀 Totally turned into the kitten's 'Mama'! So funny to see how protective and loving the white older cat was to the baby.

So I'd recommend letting your older cat into the same area as the baby with you there,too, and also make sure you lavish attention and affection on the older one as always. Hope it goes as well for you as it did for us.

Paula

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Posted : December 3, 2009 4:35 am
SkysTheLimit
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We too have just adopted a stray kitty. We immediately introduced him to the 4 dogs. They were curious but after a few minutes couldn't care less.
The kitty "Snickers" is fearless. Rubs up against the 90 # German Sheperd without hesitation. No problem.
We also have 2 adult male cats that roam in and out freely. They seem scared of the kitty! LOL Snickers has only been with us about a week now and we are trying to confine him until he gets a bit bigger. He's fitting right in tho.

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Posted : December 3, 2009 11:46 am
SkysTheLimit
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Saw this on CNN headline news.
Too cute.

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Posted : December 3, 2009 12:14 pm
nforbes
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oh my gosh! i saw that on facebook - soooo cute!

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Posted : December 3, 2009 12:15 pm
Suzette
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A D O R A B L E !!!!!

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Posted : December 5, 2009 6:49 pm
cheryl96s
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glad to say that our new addition is fitting in purrfectly :). our other cat however is pretty pissed off, even though we give him more attention!
we are trying to come up with names for him, so what are your thoughts??? we know he is a boy, he is all black, when he cries or meows it is so high pitched that sounds like a Raptor, we found him at Magens, hes freakin cute and kitty uncoordinated!
help us name him!!
Cheryl and Mike

ps.....oh, he likes the christmas lights too!(td)

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2009 10:12 pm
Paula
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We always try to name our cats 'cute' names, but the poor things end up with goofy names. (our first cat got stuck with Snapper Comet after my father in law's new riding lawn mower!:P Poor thing.) It's whatever sticks. If it was our kitten I know we'd try to get used to calling him something cute and Caribbean sounding like Calypso or Mango--- but after hearing him meow, I know the name that would stick: Raptor! Sorry I'm no help to you. Have fun with him!

Paula

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Posted : December 6, 2009 12:19 am
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