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The boys brought home a stray last night... She was the same kitty they tried to get me to take inlast spring, but she was too young to leave her mommy. Well, she's cute...<br><br>
Shopping tonight for a litterbox, food, etc...<br><br>
I'm such a sucker. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
Oh, and her name is Rosie.
 

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I am no longer your friend. I. HATE. CATS! <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Cat - the other white meat!<br><br>
Exqueeze me whilst I run for the tall grass!<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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No pics yet. She's a mess. I have to take her to the vet tomorrow and have her checked out and get her all the necessary shots (I have no idea if she's had shots, is spayed, etc) Lots of work to do before I can start getting pics taken.<br><br>
((Little Furrball))
 

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Do you have her in a small room where she can feel a little more secure until she's ready to come out and explore? Cats that have been primarily outdoors and are at all feral are going to have a difficult time adjusting. It can be done, but it takes time and patience. She may not be a lap kitty from day one.<br><br>
And PLEASE don't declaw. It's inhumane and can f-up a cat for life. Trim her nails regularly and make sure you have scratching posts. Cats CAN be taught not to claw furniture, etc.....but declawing is an awful thing and any vet who does it should be shot.
 

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oh here we go.<br><br>
Another 5 pager.<br><br>
at least.<br><br>
I'll summarize:<br><br><i>Don't declaw!<br>
But they tear up furniture!<br>
You self-centered douche-bag.. get the claw covers!<br>
But they don't work!<br>
You are such a cat-hater!<br>
How dare you! I love my cat more than my kids!<br>
No you are not being reasonable!<br>
RAR!<br>
RAR!<br>
HUMPF!<br>
#[email protected]%!</i>
 

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I wasn't going to declaw it. That is not in the plan right now. She's shut in the basement (furnished) but does not have the run of the house right now.<br><br>
She was all snuggly today... well, not on my lap, but wanted to be right next to me all last night and this morning. She kept putting her face up against mine this morning and touching her nose to mine. It was sort of cute. I think it'll work out just fine.<br><br>
JR named her Rosie. I'm not breaking his little heart and re-naming her. You guys have power, but my boys still win hands down every time.
 

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I think Rosie is a sweet name for a kitty. Gomie just wouldn't sound right <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Good call on putting her in the basement. Let her get used to her new surroundings before she gets the run of the house. And thank you for being a decent person and not declawing. There really are other ways to train your cat not to scratch, besides the claw covers that really don't work. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Good luck with her, it sounds like she'll be fine. About how old is she, do you think??
 

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All I have to say is this: <a href="http://www.declawing.com/htmls/declawing.htm" target="_blank">http://www.declawing.com/htmls/declawing.htm</a><br>
Read the whole article. My opinions are mine and no amount of ridiculous argument will change them.<br><br>
If you want your house to remain absolutely spotless and perfect, then leave the slipcovers on the furniture and don't have pets. Or take the time and train them not to be destructive and STFU.
 

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Interesting concept given the huge population of homeless cats in the world. Needless to say I disagree. I have had and my family has had most of our cats declawed through the years with no ill effects. End of discussion for me.
 
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