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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    @dustydiamond1 Gypsy is adorable :loveeyes: she looks so happy and relaxed! I really hope Alba will get there one day too! As you say @Tobermory they all develop differently! And they all have their own personalities! I love to see Alba's real personality shine through more and more. She is...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    I hope so! Thanks again for your encouraging and reassuring words! Means a lot to a first time cat owner like me :)
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Hi! Just wanted to give a recap of yesterday’s vet visit: They had to extract all of Alba's remaining teeth! 😮 The vet said that some of her teeth already were extracted and that the remaining ones were in really bad shape. He said that she must have been in a lot of pain, since long before we...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Oh wow she is so gorgeous! They both are! Those green eyes :loveeyes: Aww poor thing! Her expression says it all . But you made a good job making her feel safe, she looks relaxed in her hideaway spot. Seeing this I think will prepare something similar for Alba! Thank you for the encouraging...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Thank you for preparing me for what it might be like when I bring Alba home after her next vet visit. I honestly haven’t thought about the fact that she might be in pain afterwards. I am such a rookie! I just thought that it will be as the last times when she has recovered quite quickly. But...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Thank you for asking! Alba is doing well. We still can’t touch her but she is rubbing against my legs almost every day now, usually before meal time :) And she started doing this new thing when she rubs the side of her mouth/her cheek against my hand in the morning, when I reach down to say...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    She has not repeated the leg rubbing yet.. I guess it's normal to gradually learn and get used to new behaviours. Hope it wasn't a one time thing! Can't wait until she does it again!! As requested, here are some pictures :)
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Oh she got soo much praise (and a little extra food as well ;)) My heart melted big time! :redheartpump::hearthrob: I feel so proud of her and the progress she is making
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    guess what just happened! Alba rubbed against my legs!! I was in the kitchen talking to her as I was preparing her breakfast. Felt a soft touch, looked down and there she was looking at me! and then she did it again and again more firmly. I almost couldn’t believe it! this is the first time she...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Thanks again for sharing your experiences, Alba says thank you as well :) the ones we got are in capsule form as well, fortunately! I will do my best to use a normal tone when I put her in the carrier, hopefully she won't be able to tell how nervous I am :D it is really funny how they pick up...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Yes that's the one, they gave us Gabapentin! haha it's hard to image Alba being a "wet purring noodle" but it definitely sounds like it will be less stressful for both of us if I give her the drugs. they also told me to give her one the night before and another one a couple of hours before the...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    The vet visit did not go very well.. Alba was, as expected, terrified. Hissing, spitting, growling and swatting. The vet tech said she couldn't handle Alba at all :( I informed them in advance that Alba would be super scared and stressed out, but she said that this was something "out of the...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Thanks a lot for your replies! I feel more confident to continue with the sessions now. It is also good the be reminded that it takes time and patience. It can be frustrating some days but Alba will get there eventually, and I love being on this journey with her! I will try lying down the next...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Hello again! I’m back with more updates and a question, hope that’s ok:) It’s now been 4 months since we adopted Alba and she has made a lot of progress since I last wrote. One of the biggest steps is that she spends time on the couch with us! She even takes the initiative and jumps up on the...
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    Adopted senior cat scared of hands

    Thank so much you for sharing your experience! I'm very happy I found this place and I feel hopeful that Alba eventually will let us pet her. One step at a time and she'll get there:)
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