Re: [Felvtalk] Question About Inegrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-15 Thread Beth
Congratulations on our new additions! I'm sure Murphy sent them your way :) I am so drawn to black kitties. I just lost mine this morning from complications from Stomatitis.  It seems many times they have realized they need super personalities to overcome the black kitty syndrome. I have

Re: [Felvtalk] Inegrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-15 Thread Lorrie
Thank you for adopting these kitties, Alice. I rescue cats and get a lot of feral kittens with eye infections. Miso was a lucky boy to find you. Your black kitty is very lucky too. I have a dreadful time finding homes for black cats and kittens, and I don't know why. We have 4 black cats

[Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Emeraldkittee
Whimsy is adapting perfectly to being indoor only!  (someone here said 'you control the door', and it was that simple.  a few protests, an escape due to a foggy glass door, but overall very smooth transition)  I'm watching him closely to make sure he isn't lonely.   I did see him attack another

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
Consider what you would want if you were Whimsy. I don't know about another version but would you rather have a buddy even if your life was a little shorter? I can't answer that for you. I can tell you quality of life is very important to me and my family--both 2 legged and 4 legged.

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Shannon I have to tell you this story... I got my cat, Stormy, as a 12 week old kitten. She was indoors only. There was a yard cat but they only saw eachother through the window. About a year after getting Stormy, I decided to go back to school to finish my degree. I was already working

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
To add to this: Dixie left this world and I was broken hearted. She sent me Copper. I really wanted a brother/sister/friend for him. Two weeks later Thomas showed up. They are wonderful brothers and they now have Bob, a dog, to train. I really believe cats and dogs are easier in

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Beverly Parsons
Hi Bonnie, I must beg to differ that most cats prefer to be the only! I have five male cats (aged fifteen years to six months) in our small apartment and they are all best buds. They rumble and tumble and play, and curl up and sleep together when they get tired. I don't think any of them

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Beverly Oh, how I long for a home like yours! I agree about the intro, and I've tried to do it right with everyone. The most recent one was Lucky, and he's doing well and seems accepted by all. But there are tensions, especially between Stormy and the other girl, Miya Chan (she's a

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Beverly Parsons
Yes, I do very much agree that boys are better at multi cat situations than girls are, from my experience at least. We're pretty lucky here. :-) On Dec 15, 2010, at 9:52 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote: Beverly Oh, how I long for a home like yours! I agree about the intro, and I've tried to do it

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
Try Feliway spray and Rescue Remedy in the water.Honest. Kitty was forced to leave her life long home to live with me. There was nothing that made her content much happy. I slept on the living room floor for about three months until she came out and was comfortable (or as

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
Yes, Feliway is expensive but I would have done/spent anything to comfort Kitty. She was my father's cat before he left this world and..well...luckily you don't have to use a lot at a time. You are right about the personality of the animal. I have been blessed. All of the dogs

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Emeraldkittee
It's funny you mention asking him, because I have, and he's been silent about the whole thing.  Not a stony silence, just a musing things over...I will answer when I am ready, human!' ;)  The outside entrance, thru which we have always come and gone, has frozen shut with the cold, so we have to

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Emeraldkittee
thanks for sharing, Bonnie!  I wonder if it's just a female thing? I know there are laid back girl kitties, but I've always had tempermental, fussy ones, who I loved dearly.  We call our only female - the oldest at 15 - queen, too. :) --- On Wed, 12/15/10, Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote:

[Felvtalk] Fw: Re: how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Emeraldkittee
reposting, think this one was too big before, sorry. --- On Wed, 12/15/10, Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, December 15,

Re: [Felvtalk] how to know if your only needs a friend?

2010-12-15 Thread Joslin Potter
I wondered the same thing too, but with the adoption of our newest pomeranian, i realized that another cat was not in the game plan, believe it or not, my cat thinks of the puppy as it's kitten, truly different. From: Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.com