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Inroducing Tabitha

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Emma-Jayne, Apr 28, 2011.


  1. Emma-Jayne

    Emma-Jayne PetForums VIP

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    Hi all,

    I went to the sanctuary just to visit and they said that I could take her home today!!!

    My nephew was here this morning so he helped me set the spare room up ready for tomorrow luckily!!

    She is now in the spare room (Large room) with her food in one corner her litter tray in another and her bed in another and toys in between.

    Problem is she isn't keen on being in there. Weather I am with her or not she is jumping up at the door to get out. Oh wait she's stopped and gone back to her ball. :rolleyes:

    What shall I do with my other cat Moriarty. He is very timid and is afraid of her. I am worried that if I let him out he might run away :(
    Am I just being paranoid about keeping him until introductions? (he is a partial outdoor cat with a litterbox he won't 'go' outside only in his box)

    Will add pics shortly :D
     

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    keep everybody in and but seperate rooms and do intros and make sure Moriaty is feeling secure and loved before he is allowed back out

    otherwise he will just 'avoid' anything that may make him uncomfortable - he doesn't know that soon h'll adore her and be best friends!

    once they are safe with each other he's fine to go back outside and just reintroduce him to the world in little steps as if it was all new.
     
  3. Donskie

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    Afraid I cannot offer much advise as none of mine go out but when a new kitten arrives, introductions are done slowly and gradually not to upset the existing residents too much. But having my raggie boys being so laid back, Willow settled in very well when she first arrived.
     
  4. Emma-Jayne

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    Thats great advice thank you soooooo much. I may take him into the garden on his harness for a belly tickle as he likes rolling around in the sun :D
    He was ok with her but she hissed at him and he looked so upset! This was just them passing as she went upstairs in the cage (which is why I think she hissed).
     
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    Awe shes pretty, i went our cp today today as well to drop off towels and blankets and i fell in love with one there, but i showed a bit of restraint, perhaps i shouldnt have, when i mentioned to OH he didnt say NO!!! - so watch this space as well
     
  6. Emma-Jayne

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    I love your logic!!!! lol At the moment they are showing rspca australia on sky one. May give your OH a nudge :D:D
     
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    No wonder you fell in love with her - she's a sweetie :001_wub: Good luck with the introductions and I hope they go smoothly.
     
  8. Emma-Jayne

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    She's already my baby and loves her lickle football and her hidey box no interest in the £10 cat bed though bless her :rolleyes:

    Moriarty has settled down now and is sleeping on the couch :)
     
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    Quick update:

    Moriarty is a lot happier and sleeping on the couch. I think he was worried I didn't love him anymore :eek: but I have been giving them equal time and lots of cuddles. I have made sure his routing hasn't been interupted (except for going out) and he is being very brave :eek:

    Tabitha is very settled, she is playing with her ball and loving every min of it. She has eaten and used her tray :thumbup:

    She is very adamant about not being in there. My dad told me to turn the light out and she went to bed. I have a special baby light :confused: I put it on a very low setting. I felt bad leaving her in the dark but she has gone all quiet and sleepy.
     
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    you sod! you stole my name! :p

    shes very cute! :)
     
  11. Emma-Jayne

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    Whoopsie :D

    She's my first kitten as I have always had grown-ups I can't get over how teeney she is and how heavy Moriarty is after I 've been holding her!
    ;)
     
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    Tabitha has been here a day and I have learned two things about her. First she is a licker! and second she likes to play on the computer, literally!
     

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