Around here, they know that eventually, they must get along, and they DO. They may not all be bosom buddies, but they respect one another's turf!
-----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 5:52 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma CHANGE IS HARD Every time a new cat comes in, everyone gets their nose out of joint. They hide, do a lot of hissing and slapping and get angry with me. They won't come near me and act like I am traitor. This goes on for a week or 2 and then all settle down. ---- Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net> wrote: > Boy, I wish I could do this…but my aunt’s other cat, Princess (“Chirper” as I > call her for her chirping meow) is in the spare room now. And the other cats > go into the garage (their litter boxes are there and there is a cat door > between house and attached garage). But good suggestion. > > > > It’s amazing, but my four other house cats “know” something is going on. And > I just brought Princess over about a week ago. Yesterday I started moving > some furniture (unrelated) and my one cat freaked out and hid in the garage > for hours. I think change is hard on them…or maybe I’m projecting ;-) > > > > Thanks for the great suggestions! > > ~B. > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of kathryn mundell > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:20 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma > > > > Hi Bonnie, > > I would try to bring her over to your house, but not directly outside. > > Do you have a small room @ your house you can use for a few weeks? If so, > you should keep her in there - with litter, food & water & a place to hide > (large box with hole in it & some towels will do just fine) while you get her > accustomed to you as her new care giver. Go in there everyday to be with her > - even if you don't touch her. Stay in there for at least a half-hour & read > something out loud (normal voice) so she can get used to hearing you. > > If you decide to name her - use her name over & over when you go in to feed > her. Praise her for being a smart & strong kitty. etc. > > Then after a few weeks, leave her in the room, but with a screened window > cracked open a bit, so she can get used to the new neighborhood "smells" from > inside. That way, when you do finally let her out (& put her box outside > too) she will already be familiar with the surroundings & won't be so apt to > bolt or run off. > > Good luck! It will be worth the time & the effort!!! > > Kat (Mew Jersey) > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: Bonnie Hogue > > Sent: 08/11/11 09:05 AM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma > > > > Wish I would have thought to ask this yesterday! Now I’m literally an hour > away from needing to decide. > > > > The problem is that my aunt (who’s tame housecat I took) also had a “feral” > living in her large yard. The cat showed up about 2 years ago, and for the > past year I believe the cat has pretty much been a resident there (her only > source of food?). > > > > Yesterday I trapped her and took her to Forgotten Felines, the local and > excellent TNR organization. Guess what? She had already been spayed. That > means some (fill in the blank nasty term) ‘person’ had just abandoned her! > > > > So here’s the dilemma: if I release her in my yard, she’s in a strange > place. The only thing holding her near will be my good heart. If I take her > back to my aunt’s house (which is to go on the market soon) god knows what > will happen, where she will find food, and the next ‘trapper’ may not have as > good a motivation as I do. > > > > I see it as 50/50 for this poor cat. > > > > But what would YOU do? > > > > Thanks for your thoughts. > > > > ~Bonnie > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org