I really appreciate your story, and the care, love and attention you show
your animal friends. It is something I can relate to.
As for your questions: I always have one litter box per cat. They might
share, cross use, etc. But I think it provides plenty of "bathroom" space
in case anyone gets anxious about smelling the others.
I also isolate a new cat in the house, usually for quite a while -- like 3
to 6 weeks. Depends on how everyone acts, but I find a slow, distant
introduction helps. Also, you might go around the house and notice where
your cat has scent marked (dark spots on the corners or doors, about 6
inches up from the floor). I clean those off frequently with vinegar/water
blend and it seems to calm everyone down.
Best wishes on your cat raising!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joslin Potter" <joslinir...@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New
"So, I guess what I am saying is, cherish the time you have together,
worry about what will happen tomorrow because they are in our lives for
short time but in our hearts forever."
- I couldn't agree with you more, I find it to really be a blessing that
still with me! I had a cat prior to him that ironically looked just like
his name was Sampson, he didn't have FeLV but he was the first kitten that
took care of on my own, you know as far as cost... fixing/declawing, he
man... even after my daughter, as sad/obsessive as it sounds i always made
I made "mum" time for him as well. When my daughter and I moved into our
place as a family, he got outside & to this day we still do not know how,
gone for almost three days when he came home with the fur/skin gone on one
of his face, limping, i think he had gotten hit by a car, or attacked and
-The vet told us to watch him and gave him some cream, when he started
all goofy and not really being "there" we found out the infection had gone
his brain, and had to put him down... On top of all that, i had to listen
family remind me of the dollars we could have been spending on our child,
Sampson was MY CHILD. To this day, I have a huge 8 x 10 RIP picture on our
wall, and I've never really gotten over it, is that sad? While i love
will always hold in my heart Sampson... and i hope someday... when I'm
can meet the sole that rested in his body!
-Zoey, the little fur ball came into my life while out visiting with
and i like to think of him as a gift from Sampson to let me know that it
okay to let go, and put Zoey here to keep my spirits alive. We used to
live in a
TPark when we found Bella, she was skinny, the people two houses down left
didn't take there animals, likely story right... the mother cat/kittens
trapped underneath, and if i would have been more nosy, i might have saved
than just Bella, i have no idea how long they were truly under there, but
mother cat laid there (RIP)... I had seen her in there house window...
Bella was FeLV + and i had no idea! The vet didn't even think to test for
they said she just needed some healthy food and what not, but when Zoey
cold sores in his mouth so bad that he was coughing and could no longer
bathroom we rushed him there, they thought at first maybe AIDS as he was
with all his shots, we didn't save the kitten she was just to weak... alas
i took Zoey back 6 months later, he still tested +
Good news thou! I had a rescue shelter call me today and tell me they had
female kittens come in today and is willing to work with me on price to
one, I'm so excited to maybe get zoey a friend! In a cat w more than one,
i have two litter boxes? I normally clean mine 3x per day, but i didn't
with two? are there any other tips... maybe how if one gets sick how to
other healthy? perhaps introduction? thanks guys for all the support! I
do think of Zoey as my angle, I've come to terms with him getting sick, I
for a really long time, if i had not taken in that kitten he would have
healthy right now, but he is in a way, and he is here... I love him so
people are sick that think of this as a reason to end a life, but i guess
how many people get pets and then don't want them even 6 months later
they are not babies, or the woman that gets pregnant and thinks she has to
of all pets?! then after the baby is born they get more.... pisses me
- On an end note, I think that instead of testing on animals, they should
bill to test on death row inmates... if they sign the paper work knowing
volunteering why not?
Joslin & Zoey!
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