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Re: It's a girl!

good for you Auralie!   I like the name too - I love mackerel tabbies.....

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:

> How has the new cat settled in?  We have finally got the one who has
> adopted us.  When our vet, who makes house calls, came yesterday to
> give our two indoor cats their annual checkups and shots,  she helped me
> wrestle the new one we call Mackie (she's a mackerel tabby with white
> feet) into the cat carrier, and took her back to the animal hospital to be
> checked, vaccinated, and a whole list of things she felt necessary before
> we could integrate her with our other cats.  We picked her up late in the
> day, and put her in the downstairs rooms with food and a litter box.  She
> seems to have settled right in, used the litter box, eaten part of the
> food,
> and found a bed to sleep on.  I ws so glad - it was 19 degrees here last
> night.  She has been sleeping in our garage for the past couple of months,
> which wasn't too bad until it got so very cold.  I would lie awake thinking
> of the poor creature.  It has made me very sad to think of this cat who is
> so hungry for affection, without a home.  She has wanted to come into the
> house all along - stood at the door and cried.  She loves for me to pet
> her,
> but is still very wary of Chet, which leads us to think maybe she was
> abused by some other male person.  Anyway, though it cost a bundle, I
> am so glad to have her inside in this cold weather.  The other two cats
> haven't dealt with her yet, though I think they know she's there.  Just the
> fact that the door into those rooms is shut is an alert.  They will
> probably
> have a couple of hissy fits, and then settle down.  I hope.
> In a message dated 12/21/2010 12:38:24 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> dp2413@comcast.net writes:
> We were quite sure this was so, after we finally were able to touch stray
> cat
> Blackie a little, but the vet confirmed it yesterday. Brief backstory: She
> arrived here in May of 2009 and we couldn't get anywhere near her. We had
> to
> put food in the shed and then back away at least 25 feet. A slight scratch
> of
> foot on gravel sent her scrambling into the woods or under a chicken coop.
> I
> was first able to touch her this spring - a year later, and then only
> briefly
> until recently.
> The morning started with a tranquilizer for her, and then a drive to the
> vets
> after much howling on her part.  I could have used a tranquilizer by then!
> The howling was ok for me, but I was so afraid she'd hurt herself in panic,
> or
> secrete herself behind the washer or something where we couldn't get to her
> while waiting for her to be calm enough to get into the crate.
> The best news is that she's FIV, FeLeuk and heartworm negative. She's also
> been spayed. They had to shave a bit of her belly to get past the thick fur
> to
> find the spay scar, but the tattoo is there. That gives us hope that she
> also
> has had at least a rabies vaccination. Now let the introductions begin!
> Question for you cat people. We had her indoors (in a crate, sedated for a
> while after I brought her home from the vet) and the other cats mostly were
> curious, not hostile. What do you think the odds are that we can integrate
> her
> into the household without hostilities? The other 4 cats are all neutered
> males. She's been spending the night in the utility room, and the other
> cats
> have been aware of her, as she has been of them.
> We had a terrible time when we adopted E.T. He tore most of the screens on
> the
> porch trying to get to two of the other cats, and we finally had to put
> harnesses on all of them, and keep spray bottles at the ready when we
> brought
> him into the house.  Of course, the two cats in the family then were male,
> and
> he was a street smart Tom (neutered first thing, but still trying to fight
> through the screens after 4 months) with the scars to show it. The kitten
> was
> no problem, once he was big enough not to be chipmunk (prey sized).
> Any suggestions?
> d
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