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Re: Kitten Advice, please


Last time I 'trapped' a kitten, I rolled a small shiny ball of tin-foil 
past it's hidy hole.  We played a bit of hockey.

Don't suppose you could try kitten fishing with a string and a colorful
feather or something to make friends?


On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 06:05:15PM -0400, Daryl wrote:
> I think he'd be fine in the garden, except for perhaps  being frightened 
> into the street by my dogs. I'd like to get him/her to the vet though, for a 
> checkup and neutering/spaying. One thing the world doesn't need is more 
> stray cats.
> In addition, I've found that strays (dogs, anyway) get used to the family a 
> lot faster if they're indoors.
> 
> Thanks for the advice. I know diddly about kittens. We've not had many stray 
> in, except for one little guy that turned out to have a broken leg and 
> pneumonia both, who died on the operating table, and one that was thrown 
> over the fence at the dogs, that I was able to grab as it climbed the 
> chicken coop. My neighbor fell in love with that one and adopted it, being 
> sans critters at the time. My DH grew up with cats and kittens, and my 
> grandparents had a few on the farm, but they were mostly outdoor types, in a 
> rural environment.
> 
> d
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 5:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kitten Advice, please
> 
> 
> > If you don't think he's in any danger I see no reason why you couldn't 
> > just talk to him.  That's what I have done with all the older (1 yr old+) 
> > cats who have come to me.  I know well enough that if any come inside they 
> > don't go back out.  I guess whatever you choose to do  would depend upon 
> > you, the cat and where you live.
> > zem
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 3:53 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kitten Advice, please
> >
> >
> >>I hope we'll all be friends. I've never been owned by a cat before.
> >>
> >> It's a tough go. Another round of Thunderstorms went through, and now 
> >> he's
> >> under the cowling of the tractor motor. This is the little guy that got
> >> scared off a dish of food because a fly landed on it.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure now whether to keep on watch with the crate/trap, or just 
> >> keep feeding and talking to him until he's ready.
> >>
> >> d
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 4:19 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kitten Advice, please
> >>
> >>
> >>> I'm so glad you found the little guy.  He is obviously beginning to
> >>> associate you with food.  I'm sure you all will be friends very soon. 
> >>> :-)
> >>> zem
> >>
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