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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:31 PM

I've filled out paperwork to adopt one of these two kittens. Both boys, both 4 mos. old. Waiting for a phone interview.

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The gray one is a little motor - he never stops purring. The brown one is a bit more reserved, but still very sweet.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hope all goes well. They look darling !!!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

They're both adorable!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

Awww, how cute. DH wants a cat, I am not so sure as I hate litterboxes. I better not let him see this thread.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

I got a covered litter box and use PetCo's refillable pail of clumping litter. DH, just yesterday, admitted that, when he cleans the litter into the grocery bag in the diaper pail on the kitchen porch (a daily thing), he doesn't even smell anything.

Granted, we have only Maggie da Cat. But my kids, who have several cats (I've given up counting) use several covered boxes and have the same results.

And ours are all totally indoor cats.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

Oh, its not the smell, I can keep it clean. Its just I live in a 950 sq foot house with a husband and 3 dogs. I have nowhere to put it where the dogs can't get into it where its convenient to clean. It will end up in my sewing room and then the dogs can't sleep in there when I sew anymore.

That, and even a clean cat tracks litter around. I just hate litterboxes. A cat who could use a toilet would be my ideal cat. :D

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

Oh, I'm not getting them both. I want Max the most, but he may be spoken for already. So I asked about Romeo too.

I don't have a problem with litter box smell. 99% of the time you would never know I had one. Occasionally I get a blast of eau de feces if Mugan doesn't cover up properly, but it only lasts 5 minutes or so. Clumping litter rocks.

My current cat has discovered (at the age of 5) that he's not a dog. It came as quite a shock to him, but after a few whispered conversations with neighborhood cats through the mesh of his outdoor run he has learned the truth. Now he cries plaintively when his feline visitors go home.
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This black and white gentleman appears every now and then. Mugen is fascinated.

Sugarfoot gets to run, wrestle and romp with her canine pals three or four times a week, but Mugen has no such opportunities. So... Time for a baby brother.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:38 PM

So I got approved as a home. The plan was to keep him in the bathroom for a day or two so he wouldn't feel overwhelmed. HA! He had other ideas. Mugen is infatuated. Sugarfoot is bemused. Tombo (aka Max) (tombo = dragonfly in Japanese) has arrived in a big way.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:04 AM

zomg, hes adorable...

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:14 AM

I am jealous! I love tabbies.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

I am jealous! I love tabbies.

Me too! Brown ones especially...

Sugarfoot has been so good. She wants to chase. "It's running, Mom!" But she doesn't. I can't wait until Mugen and Tombo start road-racing together. Tombo's smart. He keeps still when Sugar comes near him. Does a bit of bottle-brush with the tail - but only a little...
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:24 AM

Have fun with the little guy. We just got one and he also had different ideas about being kept away from the rest of the animals, it lasted less than 5 hours. Ziggy did just get a wakeup call, he tried to take Buster's dog biscuit- it wasn't pretty. 10 minutes later Ziggy was sitting in the empty dogfood dish - those little kittens have no respect :)

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

That's the grey one you got though, right? I love brown tabbies too, and I was hoping you'd get the brown one. Reminds me of JellyBean, the coolest cat on the planet, may he RIP.

Congrats on your new addition!

Rushdoggie,
I've had to put the litterpan in the middle of the living room (essentially) because the 18-y.o. cat has decided she can't brave any potential ambushes from the younger cats if she needs to go potty at night (and the alternative was peeing on the floor). It's near where I work, so I can see if dogs are getting in it. It's not ideal by any means, but I figure that if Chili has made it to 18 years old, then I can just accommodate her now. You can find litterboxes now that blend into the decor, and there are devices that you can use to train a cat to use the human toilet. My mom had a cat that did that on her own, and right now I have a friend who is training hers to use the people toilet, so that might be an option if you and your hubby are up to the training.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

That's the grey one you got though, right? I love brown tabbies too, and I was hoping you'd get the brown one. Reminds me of JellyBean, the coolest cat on the planet, may he RIP.

Congrats on your new addition!

Rushdoggie,
I've had to put the litterpan in the middle of the living room (essentially) because the 18-y.o. cat has decided she can't brave any potential ambushes from the younger cats if she needs to go potty at night (and the alternative was peeing on the floor). It's near where I work, so I can see if dogs are getting in it. It's not ideal by any means, but I figure that if Chili has made it to 18 years old, then I can just accommodate her now. You can find litterboxes now that blend into the decor, and there are devices that you can use to train a cat to use the human toilet. My mom had a cat that did that on her own, and right now I have a friend who is training hers to use the people toilet, so that might be an option if you and your hubby are up to the training.

J.

Julie-
Yeah, I wanted a brown tabby. They are the best. But the brown tabby they had was not nearly as outgoing and confident as the grey-with-a-bib-tabby. And we all know what comes of choosing a critter for it's looks. So regretfully I said goodbye to the brown tabby and took home Tombo. He's a great little guy, doing the "Tombo mambo" all over the place already. And Mugen is quite besotted with him.

They say that humans forget what pain feels like after it's over, which is why women can have more than one baby. I had definitely forgotten what having an feisty kitten was like. Yikes! It has velcro feet. It can (and does) leap 5 feet in the air. It does "instant Xmas tree" if Sugarfoot trots past him. (But he climbed over her to get in the bed last night.)

Oh well. He'll grow up someday, and then I'll start thinking kittens are cute again... ;) :P


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