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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Thanks all for reassurances and ideas! @calicosrspecial I've been thinking about getting her one of those long "kicker" toys for those grabby moments she has, would that be a better idea? It generally seems more in the context of petting rather than playing, but my hands are a little scuffed...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Another week gone and I'm appealing to the collective wisdom again - things are generally going really well with Maggie! She is getting more affectionate and a little braver every day. I've had my mom and a few friends able to pet her, which is awesome! She's also started taking naps on the rug...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Hey guys, a combo of wire brush + rubber glove did the trick! Thanks for the great suggestions - I've got one happy kitty (and a cat tree that's finally more blue than white again)
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    Betty's Straight Legs (post Your Straight Leggers)

    In the middle of bath time...gotta point those toes
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    Post pics of calicos, tortieshells and orange cats here!

    There are so many gorgeous cats here! This is my pretty girl, Maggie
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Some awesome suggestions about vacuum alternatives, thanks all! I'm going to try a few out and see how they work... Good to know! I do live alone, but that's good to be aware of. At this point in time I'm fine (more than fine, really) with her bonding primarily with me, although interestingly...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Thank you so much everyone! The encouragement and support I've received here have really helped me re-adjust my expectations and take heart when it felt like we were getting nowhere. thanks to everyone for your lovely comments - of course I think she's the loveliest cat in the world, but I am a...
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    My First Cat, Maggie

    Hi all! I've actually been posting on this site for a few months now; I adopted Maggie as a semi-feral who had been rescued by an organization in my area, and the advice and reassurances I've received here has been absolutely instrumental in helping both Maggie and I get comfortable with each...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Hello everyone! I wanted to post an update since I have good news to share - we turned a real corner this week, and Maggie has started asking for pets! I've been following a lot of the excellent advice here, and I cannot believe the progress she's made. She went from tentatively sniffing my...
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    Extremely Skittish Cat

    Hey, I'm new to this thread, but I started one very similar a few months ago as well and I'm curious to know how you're doing! I am also a new cat mom to a very skittish cat who sounds a lot like your lovely Rosa. It sounds like you've been extraordinarily patient with her. She's lucky to have...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Another week! I think this is week 5 or 6 with Maggie, and as predicted, there have been some setbacks. Thank you everyone for your calming words and advice; I've come back to this thread a lot and re-read a lot of what everyone had to say, and it's been lovely. Last week I was able to chat...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    I had to reschedule the vet appointment as she was hiding under the bed when I got home and I couldn't get her out. I tried to grab her a few times and push her out, but it became clear it wasn't happening - hissing, scratching, etc. The vet thinks she'll be fine for a few days until I can...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Thanks for your support everyone. I'm trying not to stress, although that's never been my forte. My gut says something is up, and I'm worried about getting her to the vet if it's needed. But I'll use the carrier and treats as suggested, and hopefully it will go well. Her eyes look a little...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Hi everyone! Thought I'd post another update, although it has both good and bad news in it. The good news: Maggie has been very brave recently! The other night, we were playing with the Cat Dancer toy that @Hellenww recommended, which she seems to love, and she approached me more than once to...
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    New Rescue Cat - Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    I can't thank everyone enough for all of your advice! I genuinely can't express how happy and grateful I am. It really reassured and bolstered me, and I think my energy has been better at home because of it. I've really loved seeing your photos and reading your stories! Thank you for your toy...
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