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

2010-12-16 Thread Beth
My females are little stinkers with other cats. My male cats have always been the nurturing, accepting ones. I've had big male formerly outdoor Tom cats who get fixed come inside play mom to my kitten fosters cuddle with my adult males. My female cats swat hiss at the kittens or new adults.

Re: [Felvtalk] Inegrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-16 Thread POTT, BEVERLY
Glad to hear it Alice! Thank you for taking the black kitty, too. I used to dream of having a house full of black cats, because I love them so much... Well, be careful what you ask for! The day before Easter I trapped a feral black kitty (under a year old), and of course it turned out to be

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

2010-12-16 Thread Natalie
That is EXACTLY what I have found - almost all of our male cats are nurturing, loving - just like mothers or uncles to kittens and all cats...females have not been! But then, they probably had their motherhood experience, and decided no more! My problem right now is that I have adoption age

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

2010-12-16 Thread Natalie
The most important thing is the way cats are introduced, which, as a rescuer, I am doing all the time. I either place a large cage where the cats are, and they get to know one another safely. It's also a good idea to use Feliway at the same time. Another trick we have is to have a screen door

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

2010-12-16 Thread Natalie
There's an alternative for Feliway - rub a drop of vanilla briskly between your hands and then touch the cats' faces on the side where the facial pheromone glands are located - this way all cats will smell the same. A very mild floral eau de cologne can also be used. A good way of introducing

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon - darn Andy!!

2010-12-16 Thread Alice Flowers
Poor Andy!! He can be a little tongue in cheek at times, but believe me-he has been there with the most compassion and kind words when we were struggling to keep our sweet babies alive. He loves his kitties as much, if not more than most I know-which probably helped him to be the best people

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

2010-12-16 Thread Alice Flowers
I was not sure if getting a kitten would be the right thing for Rosie because she was so territorial when we brought Murphy home after he tested positive at the spay/neuter clinic and they were going to euthanize him if I didn't come pick him up quickly. She hissed and stalked him forever, but