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  1. Mamanyt1953

    Goodbye to a cat who is not my cat....

    Rest you gentle, Sweet Friend, dream you deep. Your purrs echo in someone's heart forever. Yes, you were first, and always remembered. Cats do NOT forget those they loved. Never. Now, from his home in That Place Where All Things Are Known, he blesses you again, he knows how he was missed...
  2. Mamanyt1953

    Farewell to my Sweet Community Cat Yogurt

    Rest you gentle, Yogurt, dream you deep. You walk in someone's heart forever. What a beautiful boy Yogurt was! And what he knew of hearth, home, and love (for there was so MUCH love), he knew because of you and your mom. You gave him a gift beyond price, and he knows that. Now, from his...
  3. Mamanyt1953

    From feral cat to domesticated cat - Progress

    Learning to housecat is a process, and he's getting there! Your patience and understanding are making this possible for him!
  4. Mamanyt1953

    uncharacteristic aggression toward another cat

    @FeebysOwner beat me to it! He's coming in smelling of all sorts of strange things, and overloading her. And follow that advice, it is exactly what I planned to say!
  5. Mamanyt1953

    Please tell me how long will this fear last... my poor girl is nothing like herself anymore.

    I am reasonably sure that she WILL get over it, but how long it takes varies from cat to cat. I'd suggest, if you haven't already, removing glue traps from your home. You do NOT want to risk her encountering one again, and turning a fear into a phobia. Give her time, continue doing those...
  6. Mamanyt1953

    What's on Your Mind Thread - 2024

    I just ordered a second 18" fan, this one for my bedroom. I had gotten one for the living room, and cannot believe the difference two inches makes! I actually think I'll be able to bump my thermostat up two degrees once it gets here, and save a little money on power this summer!
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    What's For Dinner? - 2024

    Lunch will be taquitos, and dinner will be a chicken patty with okra, corn and tomatoes, and squash.
  8. Mamanyt1953

    Are my cats playing or fighting?

    So long as the kitten is not actively hiding from Loki when Loki is NOT playing rough, you're pretty much ok. Play between cats always looks much worse than it is, especially when there is a size difference. IF the kitten ever approaches Loki, that's your answer...he knows it's play, even when...
  9. Mamanyt1953

    Skittish indoor cat got out :(

    What wonderful news! And on that note, I'm going back to bed and see if I can get a few hours of sleep before I get up at 5 PM!
  10. Mamanyt1953

    What's For Dinner? - 2024

    @Kwik The rib is noticeably better. The problem is the myalgia associated with my lupus. It isn't a common symptom, but it does happen. Too early to really know, but probably waffles for lunch, and a hamburger steak, honeyed carrots, and hoppin john.
  11. Mamanyt1953

    Should I bring the stray to vet?

    If the diarrhea persists, have her checked. There are all sorts of things that can cause it, and some of those can be passed on to her kittens. It is quite normal for a cat who has been on its own not to know what a toy is. They have to learn, and that can take time. She just doesn't know...yet.
  12. Mamanyt1953

    hello from down under!

    A big welcome to you, and to Scoota, who is joining us in spirit! What a lovely cat Scoota was, is, and always will be. I am sure he approves of your adoption of another kitty, and will guide you to just the right one when the time comes. Meanwhile, yes, enjoy the conversations about all...
  13. Mamanyt1953

    Please help with big decision

    She may, indeed, be eating less because she is not longer "starving to death from the inside out." No more pesky worms stealing her nutrition. Just watch her for a few days, to make sure she isn't losing any more weight. As for her routine, I'd say it is about right for a feral cat. They are...
  14. Mamanyt1953

    Shelter cat is broken and super depressed

    And another milestone passed! If you ever wonder if you're doing the right things, go back and read your first few posts. YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! And Cosette is a lucky, lucky girl who is beginning to realize how good she has it.
  15. Mamanyt1953

    Are my cats playing or fighting?

    Oh, that's playing! Yep, they play-bite. ALL play in cats is practicing for the all-important hunt! And, your kitten isn't the least afraid of your cat, which he would be if it were a fight.
  16. Mamanyt1953

    What's For Dinner? - 2024

    I have no clue right now. None at all. One of my usuals for lunch, and one of my usuals for dinner. LORD, I wish I could actually stand up long enough to cook! However, I CAN stand long enough to heat things in the microwave, so I can stay in my own home. And that's a real boon!
  17. Mamanyt1953

    Timmy,7yr old TNR true feral! COLD TURKEY!

    That's odd. Especially since Amazon is world-wide. I'd suggest contacting Customer Service, but goodness knows, that's a ROYAL pain in the sit-down!
  18. Mamanyt1953

    Should I bring the stray to vet?

    Don't worry overly much about a bit of hissing and growling, as it is your resident cat just expressing her opinion, and regardless of what some experts say, it is normal. It should abate with time. Sometimes, a good bit of time. You seem to be doing everything just right, but @Norachan...
  19. Mamanyt1953

    Rehome or is this fixable?

    You're very early on in introducing adult cats. It CAN take months. But I understand how frustrating it is. IF you feel you must rehome, then consider that very seriously. I will tell you, though, the more often this boy is shifted around, the worse he will be. Cats are dependent on...
  20. Mamanyt1953

    What's on Your Mind Thread - 2024

    These are the same people who are the reason that I bought a chain saw years ago with the warning, "DO NOT attempt to stop chain with fingers or genitals." I wonder that we're still all here.