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post #31 of 45
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Hopefully, after the neutering and not going to the vet as often, he can settle down and figure out that you are as good as cheddar cheese.
I really hope so!
post #32 of 45
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There was a point where I had to give Jack pills... I tried the whole sequestering thing in the only room in my (then) apartment, a studio apartment. So for months afterward, if i was in the bathroom, he'd sit at the doorway. If he was in there and I walked in, he'd bolt.
Give Ferris time... let him come to you... he'll trust you again, don't worry.
Pixel's like that - she only comes into the bathroom if i'm in the tub. the bathroom is the medicine room, since it's the only room in the house with a door.
glad to hear you're feeling more yourself today. i thinking pre-setting the carrier & baiting it with treats was a brilliant idea! leave it out afterwards, too. maybe he'll get the idea it's a fun place to nap. Java enjoys napping in the carriers i have. not Pixel - she sees the carrier on the bed, she disappears [smart kitty! she knows that means someone's going to the vet, & she doesn't want it to be her!]
post #33 of 45
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If it makes you feel any better, it took months of going back & forth between trust & hate with me & Ophelia. Now she sleeps on my pillow or right next to it. She purrs & LOVES to get petted. She is still a little skittish, but I think that's due to being deaf. With time, Ferris will realize you are the woman of his life & come around. Perhaps when you get snubbed by Ferris, you can go get some Ginger lovin'?
Thank you, that does make me feel better.

Ginger, God love her, is as aloof as you can get. She'll let me pet her head for a moment, then she'll get up and walk away from me only to lie down 3 feet further away.

I love her to pieces, my sweet little girl, but she's not much of a lover, LOL. She does prefer to be in the room I'm in, even if she doesn't want me touching her. I don't think she'll ever be a lap cat.

I'm starting to think I'm going to need more kitties at some point, LOL!
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[size=3][font=Trebuchet MS]i thinking pre-setting the carrier & baiting it with treats was a brilliant idea! leave it out afterwards, too. maybe he'll get the idea it's a fun place to nap.
Actually, I do leave them on the floor in the house, and open, and I always throw a treat or two in them when I'm playing the "meowmy hides the treats" game. I try to do this so they won't always associate it with a bad thing, but you know how smart those kitties can be, LOL!
post #35 of 45
Gingersmom did you see where I stuffed Brady into a pillowcase to take him to the vet? Maybe that could help you?
post #36 of 45
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Gingersmom did you see where I stuffed Brady into a pillowcase to take him to the vet? Maybe that could help you?
OMG, are you kidding me? The indignity!

Seriously, If I can grab him to stuff him in a pillowcase, I can just as easily slip him into his carrier - I'm not worried about bites or scratches, only that I have just ONE chance to grab him and if I miss it, I'm bumming!!!

It's an idea, though, LOL!
post #37 of 45
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Gingersmom did you see where I stuffed Brady into a pillowcase to take him to the vet? Maybe that could help you?
That was the only way I could get my RB kitty, Petunia into the carrier. She could squirm with the best of them. With Lucy, I've discovered top loading carriers which make it easier.
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That was the only way I could get my RB kitty, Petunia into the carrier. She could squirm with the best of them. With Lucy, I've discovered top loading carriers which make it easier.
I agree - Ginger's is a side loader, but she cooperates and walks right in. Ferris' is top and side loading, and the top has a dual zipper with a strap, so I can put him in and hold him in with one hand and zip the zippers up with the other so he can't jump out when I let go of his scruff.

Ferris isn't so much a squirmer as he becomes a whirling ball of claws and teeth, so adding the pillowcase in as an extra step could actually hurt me more than it hurts him, LOL!

I think we'll be fine - any extra vibes you guys can spare tomorrow would be appreciated - that I can catch him in one try and that all goes well at the vet!
post #39 of 45
Can you just get rid of the roommate?
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I almost lost sleep over how to get him into the carrier and it turns out it was completely unnecessary.

Anyway, I had the pillowcase ready where I was sitting, and I knew Brady would come at me from the right. I had my left foot kind of holding the bottom of it to the floor and my right hand holding it open near my right knee. I waited until he was brushing against my right leg and WHOOSH, grabbed him by the armpits and stuffed him in. Poor guy did not struggle (I wish he HAD, I was prepared for hissing and clawing and I think he was just very scared over the whole thing.)
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I think we'll be fine - any extra vibes you guys can spare tomorrow would be appreciated - that I can catch him in one try and that all goes well at the vet!
I've been following your thread, and sympathizing. Lotsa vibes for tomorrow!
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Can you just get rid of the roommate?
Oh, man, I wish!!!

But then me and the kits would have no place to live - my 2 bedroom apt is $1,150 a month plus utilities, and it's a low priced one for my area!

Plus he's like my brother - we've been friends for over 20 years and roomies for about 8 years now, so I guess I'll keep him around to pay half the bills, lol.

Now, if I can just get him to pay child support for Ferris, it won't be so bad - I'm going to start working on guilting him into it. Because I'm evil - it says so right in the title of this thread!
post #44 of 45
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Oh, man, I wish!!!

But then me and the kits would have no place to live - my 2 bedroom apt is $1,150 a month plus utilities, and it's a low priced one for my area!

Plus he's like my brother - we've been friends for over 20 years and roomies for about 8 years now, so I guess I'll keep him around to pay half the bills, lol.

Now, if I can just get him to pay child support for Ferris, it won't be so bad - I'm going to start working on guilting him into it. Because I'm evil - it says so right in the title of this thread!
Hey, if they give you the name, you might as well play the game, eh?
post #45 of 45
Ginger, God love her, is as aloof as you can get. She'll let me pet her head for a moment, then she'll get up and walk away from me only to lie down 3 feet further away.

I love her to pieces, my sweet little girl, but she's not much of a lover, LOL. She does prefer to be in the room I'm in, even if she doesn't want me touching her. I don't think she'll ever be a lap cat.

I'm starting to think I'm going to need more kitties at some point, LOL! [/quote]

Ugh! Doesn't that drive you crazy? My cat does that too. Every night after I put my kids to bed I grab the cat and go in the bedroom to watch tv for about 1/2 hour. He'll usually lay on my chest (this the only time during the day he'll do this when he knows the kids aren't around). Anyhow, last night he was "playing hard to get." He'd lay on me for about 5 minutes then jump up like someone scared him and run under the bed. I'd drag him out, and he'd do the same thing again. Finally, I said forget you and went downstairs and left him under the bed.
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