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  1. sweetlilac

    Kitty's old pillow... toss or keep?

    Good idea. I've noticed she likes to sit on all my cushions... but also likes to watch me from the outdoors. I say she likes "people TV'. I'd like to get a cushion that doesn't catch on her nails as much. Any ideas? Maybe a bigger weave? The one she has now, she is always getting her nails...
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    Keeping Kitty Cool....

    OMG what a great idea, thank you. Cute kitty cat there, too!!! What a great picture!
  3. sweetlilac

    Kitty's old pillow... toss or keep?

    I am curious... Kitty has an old pillow (8 years old now) ever since we moved here. It's full of fur and kinda lumpy. I am wondering... should I replace it, or is this her go-to comfort zone? It's full of fur but no fleas, as far as I am aware, I comb her daily, don't see any. I just want her to...
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    Keeping Kitty Cool....

    We're having a heat wave. I comb and brush KittyKat, and remove gobs of fur, almost daily. Aside from that, how else can I help to keep her cooler? I do provide fresh water in a shaded place but it's still pretty hot. We have shady areas but she hangs on her pillow a lot of the time even in the...
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    My feral is acting... different...

    PS If I find out her sex for sure ... maybe I can give her an "extra name" that has a gender!
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    My feral is acting... different...

    Thank you! I will try and get a shot. I'd love to know. I'll have to do it one handed since I am the only human who she thinks is a cat. It's only been in the last few months she's gone full "trust" and decided massages and belly scratches are "it"! Along with everything else. It took a...
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    My feral is acting... different...

    PS I don't know if it's a SHE or not. I have had many domestic cats over the years and I think I can tell the difference. She just strikes me as a SHE. I am not sure if there is a way I can tell since she's been fixed.. but I've never seen indications to the contrary .... like the things you'd...
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    My feral is acting... different...

    Hi thank you for caring about Kitty Kat, she is so dear in spirit and behavior! What a feral! Anyway, she has been fixed, so not hormones. I figured out what is going on. My microwave gave out last week and as my hands are quite arthritic I struggled to heat up her food using a cheap spare...
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    My feral is acting... different...

    Hi, I can pick her up (she squirms and is a bit heavy, very muscular under that pretty fur!) so I can't tell, especially since she wants all this grooming (weird, right?) Weather? New mommy syndrome (me?). She has let go of tons of fur and looks so sleek and like she's lost some weight but i...
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    My feral is acting... different...

    KittyKat (assuming she is a female...) is sweet, loving feral, semi-domesticated, doesn't like indoors, and after the loss of siblings about a year ago? allowed me to become her buddy. Now ... she loves being groomed, has/had been eating a variety of treats, etc. She seems happy enough in her...
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    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    Thanks for your empathy about Sammie. I am still having spells of grief. And disbelief that this ever happened. I loved him so very much. And I love your saying, "Good riddance to bad rubbish." One of my own very favorites!!! So true in this case. If only they could have left behind their...
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    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    Good to know about Feeby and the Advantage. Sorry about the fleas, though. I worry about the catio. Kitty has been a free kitty for so long, I fear she will be miserable in a cage. How else can I put this?
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    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    Well I want the option of bringing her inside, either to feed her in case there is a predator around, or to pet her if it's cold or raining, or if she ever has to see a vet or... idk... i think she needs this skill. And if we ever move, maybe we can take her if she can do this. Dh is totally...
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    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    I want to learn to bring Kitty Kat inside. I never know anymore what might happen in the future, but I realize she needs to have this skill. She is such an angel, kind, gentle, loving, it is almost shocking that she was a scared feral for so many years, Now she acts like a cat... almost. A...
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    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    Oooh... (sniff sniff)... sad sad news.... Owners moved -- but three days beforehand, they let him out at night all night. And a friend and I saw him the first night he was out, played with him, etc. Thought he would just go home. Reasonable assumption. He had been going home at night. They...
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    How to make her fur glossier?

    Thank you. This looks quite doable. Kitty Kat (that's her name!) seems to know what's best to eat. She's quite savvy. Looking forward to trying this.
  17. sweetlilac

    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    Thank you all! You are (collectively) the nicest, most acknowledging folks I've ever met on a forum. It's this forum that taught me how to relate to her at all when she wouldn't even talk to me (or ran away) even after I was feeding her and her two sibs (both deceased now) for eight years...
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    How to make her fur glossier?

    Okay, thanks. So... can I buy, like a small carton of egg yolks? and spoon it out? Sounds like a great idea, I take biotin myself. But... trying to figure out the mechanics as I don't eat eggs that often.
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    How to make her fur glossier?

    Hi I am looking for simple ideas to make my sweet feral's fur glossier. I was amazed at the change giving her wet food makes! And she loves Temptations treats. She is starting to look like a show cat! Now I want to give her something nutritional -if needed - so she is sleek and silky, if...
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    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    My little feral has become a total sweetheart since I started relating to her after her sibs died. I guess I was her last stop before nowhere'sville, but she took my offer, and honestly, she is courteous, kind, affectionate, and communicative. Loves to purr and be petted. She's even sat in my...
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