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  1. houseofnine

    How To Help A Stray Kitten Adjust To Indoor Life?

    Three cheers for you and your friend! Wow..so nice to hear good news for a change. =) Is there any chance you can keep him? :redheartpump::redheartpump::redheartpump:
  2. houseofnine

    Trying To Help A Pregnant Feral And Two Kittens

    I'm not sure of your location, but another option is to enlist the help of a local cat rescue. I personally have found them to be really helpful, esp if you are going to be responsible for the cats and take them in. My rescue friend gets me her vet discount, and I pay the vet directly for...
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    Male Feral Kitten - Not Socializing

    In a word--no..we don't ever let them out. All of our 12 cats (3 are domesticated ferals) stay indoors. Part of the reason for trapping them was to keep them away from cars, predators, bugs, diseases, and extremes in weather. They all seem happy to be in the house and have settled in fine after...
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    What Breed Is This Cat?

    Maybe Norwegian Forest cat?
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    I Got My Feral In The House Today!

    Hi Walli's mom! Long time no chat. Aimee is playing with me with the fishing pole toy. She's still in her own room (hubs office) but we leave the door open with the tall baby gate shut. The other kitties come to sniff/visit, with varying responses. It's been getting steadily better. We'll have...
  6. houseofnine

    How Do You Keep Your Stray Cool In The Summer?

    Create shade by leaning a board or draping a tarp or cloth? Also the pet stores, even HomeGoods, have gel cooling mats for sale for under $20. Thank you for taking care of this kitty!
  7. houseofnine

    Need Help To Trap Stray Mother Cat + Kittens In Hole

    I had to smile to myself while reading your story. This is pretty close to what happened at our house 5 years ago. Stray mama put 4 kittens in our window well. The rest is history-- we kept everyone and are up to 12 cats at our house. Thank you for saving them.
  8. houseofnine

    Male Feral Kitten - Not Socializing

    Hi! I wouldn't worry too much..these things take time and you are AWESOME for taking these little ones in. We have 12 indoor cats--8 of whom came from our yard. 3 are truly semi-feral--one was already TNR'd when we grabbed her in January, but the other two had showed up in our yard with kittens...
  9. houseofnine

    Feral Or Stray?

    Hi and welcome! My two cents..Buy a tall metal baby gate..Amazon sells one, "Regalo" brand. None of my cats have jumped it--it's 37" tall. The kitten and one adult can squeeze through the bars, but the other 10 cats can't. (Yep we have 12 cats!). It sounds like you;re doing all the right...
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    How Did You Get Your Feral To Be Touched Once Indoors And How Long?

    Hi! I wouldn't worry too much..it's only been 2 months! We have 12 indoor cats--8 of whom came from our yard. 3 are truly semi-feral--one was already TNR'd when we grabbed her in January, but the other two had showed up in our yard with kittens. It will vary in how long it takes. The first feral...
  11. houseofnine

    I Got My Feral In The House Today!

    Hi Walli's mom! You got another kitty?? I have been off here for a while and obviously missed quite a bit! Feral Aimee hangs out with my husband in the office and seems pretty comfortable. She's not a fan of mine but I'm at work all day, so she doesn't know me except as the maid and cook.=) I'm...
  12. houseofnine

    Spayed Female Urinating On Vertical Surfaces

    Hi again! We have too many cats..but Neko really is the problem child. All the others are good, even the 3 former ferals.
  13. houseofnine

    Spayed Female Urinating On Vertical Surfaces

    Hi Rubysmama, Sadly this has been happening for a couple of years.
  14. houseofnine

    Spayed Female Urinating On Vertical Surfaces

    Hi Maggiedemi, Whoops, I realized I didn't answer your question. The vet said the only real way to tell if the spay was complete was to open her up--that hormone tests were inaccurate. I trust her opinion. BUT if you know something I don't, please chime in! Neko might just be plain evil. (I'm...
  15. houseofnine

    Spayed Female Urinating On Vertical Surfaces

    Hi! No one gets any dry food at our house because one of our boys has had crystals. =(
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    Spayed Female Urinating On Vertical Surfaces

    Hi and thanks! We've tried Feliway and it doesn't seem to do anything. ..Cat Attract litter sort of helps, but we don't like using it because it's really dusty and bad for our asthma kitty. I guess I should ask if anyone has gone the Prozac route and did it help. We've been adding Canna-Pet to...
  17. houseofnine

    Peeing In Sink

    SO Glad your boy is okay. My best boy, Hooper, has had crystals and he's on the RC canned food too. Lucky for us, he likes it and he seems to be all better now. Maybe some of y'all can help me with my naughty Neko peeing inappropriately. See "Spayed Female Urinating on vertical surfaces." Thanks!
  18. houseofnine

    Spayed Female Urinating On Vertical Surfaces

    Hi Friends! We're the idiots with 12 indoor cats..but we have about 14 litter boxes that get scooped 2x a day. 1600 sq ft house. No kids or dogs. Happy marriage, no arguing! =) One of our females, Neko, pees inappropriately in various locations throughout the house. She's been checked out by vet...
  19. houseofnine

    Emergency! Found A Lost/escaped Kitten.

    This is a WONDERFUL story and I love your very entertaining posts! We live in the USA and have 12 indoor cats, 8 of whom came from our yard. We have a friend who does cat rescue, and lets us use her discount at the vets. Maybe you could find a situation like that? The deal is that we pay the vet...
  20. houseofnine

    How Do You Cat Proof?

    Freeze dried chicken, Whole Life brand from Amazon. Chunks are big, you gotta break them up and toss out the really hard bits.
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