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10/12/07 7:13 P

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LC,
thanks for that thought. I think that I am probably more nervous than she is at this point. But I definately agree it should be as calm as possible. emoticon

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10/12/07 7:11 P

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Evie,
Thanks for your help. I'm a little bit concerned because I won't know what kind of food she eats til I see her tomorrow. I have a food dish and a litter box but I think since she is already 3yrs old she will probably have her own dish and box. Maybe I can just have my husband occupy her while I set hers up after I get home.


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10/12/07 3:52 P

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try 2 kEp the hous relaxd 4 the 1st few dAz.

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10/12/07 1:51 P

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First thing I did when I got my first cat in my apartment is show her where her food & water is and where her litter box was. Then I let her sniff around and get acquainted with the place. She was a stray when I got her so she came with a cold, so I did everything I could to make her as comfy as possible, including being quiet and petting her a lot. So, you want to make sure you don't too much to startle her until she feels comfortable.

I'm sorry your kitty died, but I'm glad you're getting another one.


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10/12/07 1:34 P

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The hardest thing about bringing in a new foundling is remembering that they aren't like your other cats. Cats, like people, all have their own individual traits and personalities, and some times it can be hard getting used to. My oldest cat, for instance, loves to snuggle and cuddle and be held. My second cat isn't a huge snuggler, but she'll tolerate being held. My youngest cat, though, won't have anything to do with it. If you allow her to approach you, she'll let you pet her, but if you try and pick her up or force her to cuddle, she fights you. If your other cat was a snuggler, and this little guy isn't, it takes time getting used to letting them approach you first.

Just remember to give the little darling room. She's an adult cat, so she may take longer adjusting than a kitten would. Try not to overwhelm her. One of the easiest mistakes to make with a new cat is to bring them into their new home, and then just let them go. Too many new experiences, too quickly, can frighten a cat. It's best to work one room at a time. Put them in the room you plan on spending the most time in, and keep them there for a day or two. When they calm down and get used to that room, they'll probably start trying to escape into the next room, once that happens feel free to let them out and let them explore on their own. Just move slowly, take your time, and let the cat adjust to you.

You're doing a wonderful thing bringing her in to your home. She'll never replace the cat you lost, but she'll help ease the pain.

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10/12/07 12:06 P

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Thank you so much for the welcome. I checked out your page and you have such wonderful pictures of your cats. I know that I will be able to make this little gal welcome. It will just take time and love, and I've got endless amounts of both.

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Good luck - many of my cats have come to me because their family moved (or in some cases died), other because they had been badly abused. It is just like being pregnant only I like the fact that you don't have to worry about dirty diapers. Enjoy.


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10/12/07 11:50 A

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Sheesh, that kind of sounds like I'm pregnant. emoticon What I mean is that I have been a cat mom for 20 years but my furry dear friend passed away on Sept 15. I thought I would wait before I got a new little friend but I saw a Give Away in our local paper for a sweet black and white 3 yr old cat. She needs a new home because her mom is moving into a retirement condo and she can't come with. When I saw the ad the second wk in a row, I called. Looks like I could be her new mom as early as tomorrow. Any and all tips on reducing her trauma would be greatly appreciated. Giving her lots of love won't be a problem. I have plenty of that for all animals. Wish me luck! emoticon

Edited by: TUGEY1 at: 10/12/2007 (11:52)
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