New feral cat - is it Pauli or Paula. / It's Paula and we have kittens.

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Thanks for asking! Well, actually it is going very well. Boss has settled in and Pauli has accepted Boss. They even sleep on the bed together, though a few feet apart. ;)

Boss was always a tough cat outside, but now he is caring for Bertus, washing him, asking to play with the other cats and generally much more easy going. It is a remarkable transformation I think.

Pauli is the smallest one now, but she controls everything. She is the most bossy one. :D

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I can't believe how big Bertus is now- they look wonderful...... so happy to hear they've all settled in as one lovely little family❤that's because they have the best Cat Daddy👍
 
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how big Bertus is now
Thanks! Bertus is around 10/11 months. 17th of July will be his birthday. One day after this topic started. ;)

He is a bit difficult with food and his growth kind of stagnated for a while. I tried many types of wet food, but he seems to enjoy kibble most. Though I still have to put the food in the right spot before he starts to eat. I have worked out a strategy, so it's kind of ok now. :lol:

With Bertus it is important that he stays slim/lean, because extra weight might cause problems for his hind legs.
 

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When it comes to Bertus, I am reminded of the advice I was given here when I was struggling (and lost the war) to transition my girl to wet food, "The very best cat food is the one your cat will actually EAT! The most nutritionally complete, balanced food in the world does no good sitting in the bowl." Just make sure, if he's hooked on kibbles, that he does get enough water.
 

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Thanks! Bertus is around 10/11 months. 17th of July will be his birthday. One day after this topic started. ;)

He is a bit difficult with food and his growth kind of stagnated for a while. I tried many types of wet food, but he seems to enjoy kibble most. Though I still have to put the food in the right spot before he starts to eat. I have worked out a strategy, so it's kind of ok now. :lol:

With Bertus it is important that he stays slim/lean, because extra weight might cause problems for his hind legs.
Well he looks fantastic Dan- they all do

All of my cats have their specific place they eat- 2 of them will look at me and wait if their dishes are switched as well and sometimes I think " what's up?" Before I realize I accidentally swapped dishes,lol Which is great,they know their respective place and with 5of them in the kitchen their is no food competition

Cats are most comfortable with familarity and routine..... job well done!

I knew Boss would adapt well ,quickly but am pleasantly surprised by Paulis swift and steady progress to the new surroundings -she's a special girl that little darling,she hung around the old house for a reason and had her eye on you.... I get the feeling Pauli knew exactly what she was doing,it was a match made in Heaven❤
 
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that he does get enough water
Fortunately he really likes water. He even wants to drink my water by putting his face and paw in the glass. :lol:
He also is an avid hunter, so he gets some extra protein from eating insects like flies.

pleasantly surprised by Paulis swift and steady progress
Thanks! She adapted quite quickly and is full of confidence now, roaming around the house. Around 5AM she usually comes to check if I am awake already, by gently sitting on the bed (without making a noise). :)
 

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Fortunately he really likes water. He even wants to drink my water by putting his face and paw in the glass. :lol:
He also is an avid hunter, so he gets some extra protein from eating insects like flies.



Thanks! She adapted quite quickly and is full of confidence now, roaming around the house. Around 5AM she usually comes to check if I am awake already, by gently sitting on the bed (without making a noise). :)
Awwww,I fell in love with Paulie from the first photo of her before she was Paulie " girl"- you are her hero,I'll never forget how you took care of her and her big surprise ( her litter) - from no pets to a rooster,an expectant feral,then 4 babies and also feeding Boss!!!!You are the BEST Cat Daddy!

Dan,ever hear from the good folks who adopted Bertus's siblings?
 
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from no pets to a rooster,an expectant feral,then 4 babies and also feeding Boss!!!!
Thanks! :blush:
Yes, it was quite something. But I am happy that Pauli took shelter with me. :)
And of course I am happy with all the advice and support I got from this forum. Really helped a lot! I was not even sure if it was a good idea to take Boss as well, but you convinced me!

ever hear from the good folks who adopted Bertus's siblings?
During the first months I received photos and they told me how they were doing. But the last contact is already a few months ago. The kittens were all doing fine. I will write to them again on their birthday, the 17th of July. :D
 

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Thanks! :blush:
Yes, it was quite something. But I am happy that Pauli took shelter with me. :)
And of course I am happy with all the advice and support I got from this forum. Really helped a lot! I was not even sure if it was a good idea to take Boss as well, but you convinced me!



During the first months I received photos and they told me how they were doing. But the last contact is already a few months ago. The kittens were all doing fine. I will write to them again on their birthday, the 17th of July. :D
Awww-Im so glad you did- actually it didn't take much convincing now did it? Lol You and Boss went back together,I think you just needed a little reassurance that it'd be well,thats all❤

Wow,a year has gone by in JULY?- Wholly Moley time flies- It would be interesting to see the size of Bertus' siblings,he was the littlest one ,wasn't he?
 
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didn't take much convincing now did it?
Half a year ago I already start preparing by giving him meals near the carrier. Just in case I would have the possibility to take him. :)

he was the littlest one ,wasn't he?
Well, the first weeks he was by far the biggest. But when the other kittens started eating kibble he stubbornly only wanted milk from Pauli. I actually had to buy special food so he would gain some weight. His little sister was always the smallest one. From what I have heard his brothers have become quite big boys.


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Today was their first birthday. :D:cheerleader:

Thanks everyone for all the advice last year! It really made a difference!

Bertus received a new cat tree today for his birthday! I congratulated his brothers and sister as well, they were also doing great!

And Boss and Pauli are still going strong as well.
 

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Today was their first birthday. :D:cheerleader:

Thanks everyone for all the advice last year! It really made a difference!

Bertus received a new cat tree today for his birthday! I congratulated his brothers and sister as well, they were also doing great!

And Boss and Pauli are still going strong as well.
Great pics- love seeing everyone doing so well,living their best life

Happy Birthday Bertus🎂:party2::party::woohoo:
 
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