predle: Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with a calico kitten who has a huge cattitude? I had always heard how unpredictable calico's and torties are, but having one of each that are very predictable cuddle bugs I had a hard time believing it. My vet is always amazed at how Lucy and Morticia are so friendly and easy to work with. The only strange and unpredictable one around here is Juno, but that's a whole different story.I'm taking care of my neighbor's 7 month old calico kitten and this kitten is nuts. The first couple of times I went over there (when the owners were still home), the cat would plant herself on my lap, purr and want all sorts of attention. The last couple of times she has jumped in my lap and asked for attention, the first time she hissed at me so I stopped petting her and she jumped down. The next time she jumped on my lap and asked for attention, but I wanted to see how things went so I just left her alone, she turned around hissed, bit my arm and scratched me. I played with her for quite a while before to tire her out but that didn't help. I've used soft eyes with her and she does it right back, but then she'll hiss or bite or scratch, or all three. I'm not afraid of Cali, but it's going to be a long week for both of us if this keeps up. Also she tries to get out when I open the door and I really don't want to lose this kitten. Next time I go over I'm going to take a feather on a stick toy and see if I can totally wear her out. I'm going to open the door just wide enough to put the toy in to distract her which should keep her from trying to get out. Then I'll try to get her to play until she collapses, maybe then she'll sit on my lap and want some lovin' and not attack me. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them.What a sweet, friendly and totally predictable Tortie and Calico might look like.[predle576.smugmug.com image 640x480]
Morticia can look mean, but she never is, except with Juno, but as I said before, that's a whole different story.
mousiebelle: Best I can say is watch for signs of the abrupt turn of character and be faster than the kitten if you can (that works best for me when I'm awake). I've gotten to the point where I can read Cassie and guess what she's about to do. The bite from the other morning was the first time she'd actually make fang contact in several months. I wish I could give you more advice... the ones with Torti-tude are... interesting.
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predle: Morticia can look mean, but she never is, except with Juno, but as I said before, that's a whole different story.[predle576.smugmug.com image 640x561]
lysdexic: Hey, just gonna pop in and back out. Garage sale tomorrow, clean like the devil, then head out on Thursday.[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x444]
predle: Next time I go over I'm going to take a feather on a stick toy and see if I can totally wear her out.
yobbery: predle: Next time I go over I'm going to take a feather on a stick toy and see if I can totally wear her out.I think that's a good idea. At seven months old she's probably ready to jump out of her skin with pent up energy.[www.smugmug.com image 250x154]
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spman: [fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net image 403x537]My cat Fluffy Kitty made her way to the rainbow bridge this week, after battling vaccine associated sarcoma for a few months. She was 13, and was the such a sweet cat, I will miss her. We did the best we could for her, we had her original tumor surgically removed, and the vet referred us to an veterinary oncologist, but for a 13 year old cat my mother and I decided that putting her through that would be insane. She was doing quite well until the end, but she eventually was too weak to do much besides eat and use the litter box, and after taking her back to the vet on Wednesday, it was decided that it was her time to go. Goodbye Fluffy Kitty, I will see you again some day :-(
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