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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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
> 
>  
> 


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