Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lghtly toasted and fogged in NorCal
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This kitty is really small and literally leaps from the floor of the cage to the top and bounds all over, hissing, spitting, growling and screaming the whole time. Like a Tasmanian Devil. What a spaz!
But in just a day, it's already settled in enough that I can stand by the cage talking and it just growls at me instead of all the noise and jumping. And I was able to change the water with a few hisses and loud growls, but kitty never moved.
I should be able to clean out the litter box tomorrow. Hopefully if I do this right I won't get a scratch. I very rarely get hurt as I am way too cautious with them.
I leave them in the cage where they see and hear everyone and everything until they naturally settle down a bit. Then the house noises don't scare them so much anymore, they see my 16 pound cat and any foster cats/kittens we have that are happily playing around, getting affection from humans, etc.
I talk and coo at kitty on my way by, but leave them alone until I think they're ready to be pet with a toweled hand and/or wrapped in a towel like a burito so I can carry them around and nuzzle the head. Then go from there.
Anywhoo, I will be really careful and will call/see someone if I get scratched or bit. I've seen my hubby go through both very bad scratches and bites from our foster kitties and MAN I don't want to deal with that.
Almost a b-ball team: : Taylor -14, Alex -11, Jack -8, Lachlan born at home 11/15/07
"Well behaved women rarely make history"