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Hello from Oscar (and his Human Mother...or maybe slave!)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mrs Funkin, Mar 12, 2018.


  1. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin PetForums VIP

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    Hello, I thought it was polite to introduce myself and Oscar. He came home with us on Tuesday last week from the rescue centre near us. He's 11 years old and has a funny little left front leg and paw from being hit by a car when he was younger. My husband fell in love with him at first sight! We'd read all about what to do, for them to have a "bonding room"...well, that worked well (not!) as the first morning he was here he thought he'd go exploring and decided he was musical, hence my avatar. Mostly he doesn't want any fuss. He meows to be near us (currently he is sat next to me on the sofa but not near me), the first morning he bit me when I tried to give him more than one tiny stroke! He will do a head bump onto our fist (think fist bump!) and allow a little scratch and one stroke, but that's it. He meows in a morning, obviously, for his breakfast and meows after he's had his food. We are currently still closing his bedroom door at night, not sure how long we do that for but it lets him settle and get some rest. He's used his litter tray straight away (though not keen on covering anything in there!). He will have a little play, not much and mostly wants to sit with his Human Daddy in his office. Luckily he works most of the time from home, so Oscar can have a lot of company if he wants it.

    I am currently tying myself in knots worrying about him! What should he eat, how much, what does his tail mean, why is his paw bent that way...blah blah. I've never had a pet before (except a goldfish), so it's a massive learning curve for me. All I know is that he couldn't live there any longer and he wanted to come and live by the sea with us. So that's us - we take him to the Vet to register on Wednesday so hopefully all will be well. I look forward to asking lots of questions and getting lots of information here :)
     
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    Firstly, well done on adopting an "oldie" - all too often they get left behind in the shelter in preference to the younger cats and kittens.

    All you need to do to get him 'on side' is plenty of patience and love, he'll soon respond (although it sounds as though he's settling in really well already) :)
    Any questions, just ask away - the only payment required is photos of your new fur baby !
     
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    Mrs Funkin PetForums VIP

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    Thank you :) we’ve just tucked him up. He meows when we close his door (he’s only been here such a short time, I don’t want him getting lost in the night) and then sits by the door (CatCam is wonderful) but as soon as we turn his light off (hurrah for Alexa), he hops up onto the bed and settles down. I think he might need a warmer bed to sit on top of the bed though. Hmm. I really don’t know how long we should have him sleeping in the “bonding room” for, we so don’t want him to be stressed. I worry massively that I will do something wrong.

    Here’s a little photo of him in the rescue, pre-payment ;)

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    Bertie'sMum PetForums VIP

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    Well, Hello Oscar and welcome to Pet Forum - you are a handsome chap :)
     
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    @Mrs Funkin congratulations on your new companion. He has a very determined look on his handsome face and clearly knows what he wants from his new housemates. I hope he continues to settle and forgets those rather bad manners that led to the nip he gave you.
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    Hello and [​IMG]
     
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