2015-02-01 09:50 pm (UTC)
Awwww, what a sweetie! Makes you wonder what happened to her mom. :(
She really is - I was so not expecting that given that she was a feral kitten. And yeah - I was hoping we could find the mom somehow too, but there's been no sign of her. :(
I <3 your new little friend. She sounds so perfect for you, your family,
and your home. She is so pretty. Does she have a name yet?
I also <3 ed your kitchen remodel. I think it suits you. Very nice.
I am glad to see you more around, here on Live j.
Stay a while! ;)
Hi hon! Great to hear from you too! It's going to be an adjustment to keep her, but we love her so it'll be good. :) I hope to be around more - between the kitchen remodel and my grandmother dying, my time last year was pretty much taken. I'm very pleased with how the kitchen turned out - and I do plan to post more pictures at some point. ^.^
And I forgot to answer - yes, her name is Zoe. :)
Edited at 2015-02-02 05:07 am (UTC)
How cute! Congrats on her adopting you.
Thank you! I feel quite grateful to have been adopted. ^.^
What an adorable little fur ball. <333
Thank you for sharing your heart warming story. Cats just know how to steal our hearts, don't they?
She is - very adorable. I think we were smitten immediately. *grin* They do indeed. I've always so enjoyed your posts about your cats, but wasn't sure I could have one because of allergies. But I seem to have no trouble with that now. :) So yay!
She is so beautiful! You've done so well in being there to be adopted and then taking such wonderful care of her. It's like receiving a gold star from the cat world, and well deserved!
Thank you!! I have always so enjoyed your posts about your cats, and especially the newest kitten. :D They are so adorable and funny and omg getting-into-everything! One of the first things I got was a little collar with a bell on it to help me keep track of her, and even that doesn't always work, since she has lately learned to walk without making it ring. ;-) I'd love any good advice you have on kittens; I consider you to be an expert!
Given how naughty Rusketus is, I have deducted points from myself lately! But we have found that encouraging good behaviour works better than punishing bad. There may be inappropriate weeing, this is usually in response to either stress or fussiness. An extra litter tray or more frequent cleaning will help with the latter, while safe spaces and calm will help with the former. I read an article today saying that boxes are the answer, Monster would say boxes and beds to hide under, while Cookie and Ruus prefer high spaces and nooks, like the spare bit of a bookshelf. We have a lot of little places they can make into cat spaces, laundry baskets are left on the ground, shelves have empty bits, beds have pillow piles they can perch on or worm into.
Collar is a brill idea, and if you can keep her indoors, her life expectancy is doubled. She will need to supervise everything! That will never change :-) you are a fine human!
Oh, thanks so much! :D *grin* I have really enjoyed reading about Rusketus's misadventures. I'm sure it's much funnier to read about. ;-)
I started teaching her pretty much the same way I've trained parakeets - both are quite intelligent animals so they learn fast. When she climbed on places I don't want her, I would firmly say 'No, No, get down,' then put her on the floor and praise her and pet her for being down. I also petted and praised her in all the OK places too, so she knows where it's safe to be. After two weeks, she knows the phrase and minds it quite well, getting down by herself right away when I say it. Most of the places, she has not continued to try to climb on. And having said that, I admit I'm surprised it worked so well - after all this is a cat. So we'll see... ;-) It probably helps that we don't have other animals or children (ours are grown and moved out), so the house is a safe and calm place overall. LOL - yes - every room now has a big empty box or a brown bag or cat toys - and I spent most of Saturday clearing and cleaning (OMG - the dust bunnies I found!) shelves under the coffee tables and end tables etc., which were wonderful kitty hiding spaces that she had found right away. The collar with a bell was one of the first things I got, because otherwise we had no idea where she was half the time! Now she does come when you call her, so that's less of an issue. She accidently got herself closed up in the laundry room one day last week and I couldn't find her. Then I started calling her and she actually answered me. Zoe! Mrow? Zoe! Mrow! She kept it up until I was able to track where she was and let her out. Amazing! I'm beginning to suspect this is a very smart cat.
Thanks for all the great advice! I'm glad it seems I'm kinda doing the right stuff! ^.^
oh my god this post just made my whole evening. Zoe is beautiful! She reminds me of my first cat with her black calico coat. I'm SO GLAD she came to you before those bulldozers showed up.
Aw, that's so awesome that she reminds you of your first cat. I love the calico or tortoiseshell coloring in cats and the little white feet. ^.^ I'm SO GLAD too, that she came to me so quickly, and just in time. I was horrified the next day when I saw what might have happened.
Awww kitten!!! <333
The story is quite sad though and I wonder what happened to the poor mom. Luckily the kitten is safe with you guys. What's her name? :)
Yeah, we're keeping an eye out for the mom, but after all the trucks and bulldozers were there, I'm afraid she's probably run off to somewhere safer. Luckily, the kitten knew to come to me right away and didn't get scared away and lost. Her name is Zoe. :)
Thank you, hon!! <333 (Sorry for such a slow reply - we've had to kitten-safe the house and OMG were we ever not kitten-safe. It's been pretty crazy!)