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Kitty Day! [UPDATED: KITTIES PROCURED]

I will be heading out to a cat shelter in about an hour. I hope to return with a kitty or two. Probably not as large as Mr. Martin’s kitty above.

UPDATE:  Success! Two tiny adorable kittens are careening around my bedroom at high velocities. It is now 4:32 AM. They have been doing this off and on since I brought them home roughly ten hours ago. I have no idea where the fuck they get all their energy. From cat food? I think I might have to start eating it myself.

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Bee
Bee
8 years ago

Congratulations on your new kitty companions, David! How exciting! Couldn’t be happier for you three.

katz
8 years ago

Yay, David! I want pics!

Nanasha
Nanasha
8 years ago

@hrovitnir- THANK YOU SO MUCH for the advice. I’m going to work on some of this stuff as best we can- we do live in a smaller space (one bedroom apartment) and my cat is both very vocal and very good at communicating directly with body language. If you try to shut him up somewhere, he’ll cry his “why are you punishing me?!” cry (which is heartbreaking). And usually, if the door to the bedroom is closed for whatever reason and he has to use his box, he’ll actually make a specific meow that means “I have to go potty.” This is why the “peeing on stuff” thing is just so frustrating to us. We generally keep the windows closed where he eats and the shades closed, but we have been leaving the front door open with the screen closed since it’s been kind of warm lately. Luckily my neighbor keeps her horrible cat inside while she’s gone or at work, so I’ll try and keep the door closed when she’s around.

@David- If only peeing on my neighbor would effectively bring the point across… XD

creativewritingstudent
creativewritingstudent
8 years ago

@Nanasha

Super Soaker full of water at the annoying neighbour’s cat? Assuming ANC hates water, of course. Mum did that on my childhood dog when she (dog) took to dangling off the washing line. Worked a treat.

jennydevildoll
8 years ago

We brought home two rescue kittens last year that bounced of the walls the exact same way you described. And now almost a year later…they’re still doing it. And we don’t even let them have catnip!

So when will you be posting pics of them? When they calm down enough to pose?

BigKitty
BigKitty
8 years ago

David, congratulations on the new members of your family! Have they revealed their names to you yet?

BigKitty
BigKitty
8 years ago

@ hrovitnir – a big thank-you from me, too. One of my two kitties is an extremely sensitive soul, and whenever he has a bad day (barfs up a hairball, or there’s a scary thunderstorm when I’m not home), he pees on the sofa. Vet gives him a clean bill of health; he’s just very easily upset. I just plugged in a Feliway infuser, and look forward to an un-peed-upon couch in the near future!

@ Nanasha, I have another suggestion for you that really helps with my Little Mr. Inappropriate Urinator – a pet blanket for your couch, from the Sure-Fit Slipcover company. It’s a suede-like quilted fabric sofa throw that fits most couches, with an ingenious woven synthetic backing that is highly fluid-resistant. It comes in several different colors/patterns, it’s attractive and pleasant to sit on, but if kitty should pee on it, you just whip it off the couch, wash it in cool water and dry it on the “delicate” cycle, and you’re good – the pee won’t soak through. It’s fairly inexpensive, too – I bought mine about three years ago for around $100.00, and it still looks great and has protected my sofa from every incident of Inappropriate Urination that has happened since then. Here’s the link: http://www.surefit.net/shop/groups/pet-furniture-covers/

Good luck to you – I, too, would never ever give up my kitty, no matter how often he pees in the wrong place!

Bee
Bee
8 years ago

Mr. Show! That’s awesome. I’ve daydreamed about naming my next pet (under the right circumstances, of course) The Widow of Wally P. Doyle.

scarlettpipistrelle
8 years ago

Congratulations on doing a wonderful thing that will not only be good for them but will bring you unmeasurable joy. About 18 years ago, our neighbor let their cat have kittens. It was a rubust litter of six, but one had deformed front legs (a “twisty” cat). The head of the house wanted him euthanized, but my mother said, please let us have him. Mom is gone, but he is still with me, sleeps on my bed, licks my arm, and is quite talkative. And he has always gotten around just fine on his twisty legs. Of course he’s slowing down now, but in his youth he could jump up on tables, climb trees, and outrun me. I hope your new friends appreciate you – but of course not, they’re cats.

Nanasha
Nanasha
8 years ago

Nothing is better than a kitty that loves his or her people. 🙂

hrovitnir
8 years ago

Grr arg, tried to respond from work and stupid internet ate my massive response. 🙁 I wish you all best of luck with your cat issues! Lots of fingers crossed for you especially nanasha because small apartment + vocal cat will be… interesting. Considering he’s usually pretty good I reckon you’ll get there though. 🙂

If anyone has any more issues that are confounding them you’re welcome to message me on FB (www.facebook.com/hrovitnir) – if I haven’t heard of any solutions my co-worker probably will have, as she’s been working for our vet for 12 years now.

Thanks for the suggestion BigKitty, I shall have to look around for something similar in NZ! Remember to make sure the wee smell is well and truly gone even to a cat’s nose or Feliway won’t be enough. It doesn’t *always* work but when it does it’s like magic. 😀

Gorgeous babyies fileofswedishfish! I love me some pit bull mongrels. Despite what people will insist, “blue nose” literally just means your dog has a blue nose, so you don’t have a blue nose. 😛 People like to act like “red noses” and “blue noses” are somehow different breeds but they’re just colours!

Blue is a dilute of black so you cannot have a blue nose or otherwise blue dog with any black on them. From the picture it doesn’t look like the puppy’s blue brindle but it could be very dark? Feel free to share more pictures. 😀

Viscaria
Viscaria
8 years ago

On today’s episode of Adventures in Kitty Sitting, I have discovered it is hard to knit when your charges keep trying to play with the fun string toys you’re cruelly keeping all for yourself. I am a naughty and selfish human and no one is at all impressed.

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Alpha Asshole Cock Carousel
8 years ago

David, not posting more kitty pictures is MISANDRY