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Hi everyone! I'm new here. First time cat owner....we have a pair of kittens we rescued that were tossed from a moving truck ...saw something fly out the window so I went to investigate....me, my boyfriend, and my son fell in love with them that day...so we kept the little bundles of joy. We found out that one is two weeks (roughly) older than the other...both males. So cute.....

Little did I know what I was getting myself into!! I'm a dog owner....I like big dogs...I have two big dogs. Both are labradors and weigh over 80lbs a piece. How hard could two little kittens be? OMG very hard apparently!!! Let me introduce you to my kittens!!!

First there is Alfred...he is grey with black stripes like a little tiger. Alfred is the bigger and the older one. Alfred likes to eat..and eat...and eat....and eat...and eat....and claw up all my furniture....and sleep...and eat and eat and eat....he's a big fan of food. Everyone's food is apparently preferable to his own. He was hogging all the food so James (the other kitty) could only get about 1/3 of what Alfred was getting. After that Alfred likes to try and dine on the dogs food which they like to take their time emptying their bowl...he is contantly being chased away from there by either one of the dogs or by me or bf with the sprayer. Alfred also likes to try to escape outside on a ten time daily basis....he suceeds a lot and then he hides under the car and hollers and scratches when we take him back in. Oh yes he also knows how to open the refrigerator if you don't shut it just right. That's our Alfred....he was so sweet and was the CALM one at first. He was the one that crawled up in my lap everynight to get petted before bedtime and shared my pillow with me.....now he sleeps at the foot of the bed...I think.

Now there's James. James is all black except for a little white tuft of fur on his underside that looks kind of indecent James is smaller and has green eyes. James was mister wild thing when we first got him...he also sucked on my finger all the time and still does it quite a bit now at eight months....though he likes to chew like crazy as well. James doesn't scratch up my furniture...James scratches up his kitty tree like a good kitty. James curls up ontop of me and purrs very loudly. James gets canned cat food in a different room than Alfred so he can get his fill. James like to jump up on the table and steal the food right off your fork!!!!! If James has to be in a room he doesn't want to he leaves a nice present for me when I let him out. James likes to rummage through the trash....James likes to steal your food from your plate!!! One time a friend got up to use the bathroom...James stole his taco then hissed at him when the afore mentioned friend took it back.

Please HELP!!!!!!

Alfred don't let that look fool you!!!! That was about two-three weeks after we got him

James taken about the same time...I'm not sure how he managed not to get in trouble with my dogs for sleeping in there.

One of my dogs and Alfred about the same time....that is a rare scene they "tolerate" each other. He gets along great with my other dog, they snuggle and he rubs against her all the time purring.

This is more normal. Lucky loves the kitties...James like to swat her nose from time to time.

My son and Alfred...yes that cat sits like that in the chair and sleeps like that
post #2 of 16
hi welcome to the site.
hehe great pics. glad to all the animals are getting along with each other.
post #3 of 16
Bless you for rescuing those kittens! Our St. John was also tossed out of a moving car, at the age of five weeks... I'll never understand such people.

What a wonderful introduction to your beautiful family! I'm glad you found your way to TCS... welcome aboard!
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Hello, welcome to TCS. Your story is so like mine, my son only rescued one 3 1/2 week old kitten. Alfred even looks a little like Blossom. What a wild little thing she turned out to be. She torments the dogs & loves to play with my son's big dog, and Sooty takes it, they even chase each other.
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Your kitties and dogs, and son are all beautiful! Great pics, post more!
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:wav2: Hi welcome to TCS, this is such a great site and every one here is so nice, also this site can be helpful and fun too and o my such cuties u have, we also have 2 labs but they were raised with kitties, and our willie even cleans them, so they try to get the other kitties to do it which tends to get everyone in trouble We love pictures so feel free to post more

As for ur problem, scratching the funiture...well bella tries to to our chair but we have investing in 2 big cat trees so that summed up the problem almost completely! We also have a kittie that likes to steal food, when we are eating we usually put 3 out of the 6 cats in a room, and of course they get another meal then too blue has also traveled into the garbage can and also if there is plates in the sink u better watch out because blue is there But kittens will be kittens As for the dog food stormie and blue love it well stormie is always trying to eat it and when i catch her eating it i usually put her where her food is and she then eats her food! But like I said they are still kittenish so kittens will be kittens and rambuncious! So with ur problems i know how u are feeling! But as i learned kittens will be kittens, stormie was my first kitten and well we had always adopted older kitties from the shelters or they found us, but i learned that kittens can be "crazy" at times, blue is also a kitten and most of the time u just see blue and storm chasing each other around the house and wresteling, stormie is 7 1/2 months and blue is 8-9 months, also our tessa is around a year and she is still very kittenish!

well I hope that helped a little bit! And see u on the forums
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Great photos! Glad your dogs didn't think James was fuzzy dog kibble.
Sounds like you have your hands full, but also sounds like fun. I agree that kittens will be kittens so enjoy their antics while they're young. Sorry about the furniture though. I've been there. Finally replaced a well torn couch last year with a microfiber one. Our new kitty doesn't seem to be interested in bothering it. Yeah!

And that picture of Albert and your son is priceless.
post #8 of 16
Hi Brandie Welcome to the site. I'll move you over to "New cats on the block" where people can meet you there
post #9 of 16
Welcome to TCS! I love the pics, especially the one where he's lounging on the couch
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The picture of little James in the dog bowl is just precious! There are a lot of threads with some great info in the Behavior section about scratching and things so you should check them out.

Bless you for rescuing these two sweeties I don't understand how people can be so cruel.
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Thats great you were able to save the kittys!!

That is so sick that someone would throw them out a moving truck!!!

And you have a very cute family.
post #12 of 16
Hello and a warm welcome to you and your fur-family they are certainly a bunch of cuties and its wonderful that you stopped to see what was going on and ended up giving a warm and loving home to those beautiful kits Its great here, theres always lots to do and see, it can become a bit of an addiction

Do post some more photos we just love photos here

Glad you dropped in to join us and enjoy the forums
post #13 of 16
Hi welcome to TCS! You have a beautiful family!
post #14 of 16
Hi Brandie, and welcome to TCS!

It sounds like you have your hand full there, huh? They sound like typical kittens...tons of energy, and no good decision-making!

Aside from them being neutered, which I'm guessing they already are, there's little you can do to calm them down. Just make sure they have plenty of toys, and interactive playtime with family members. Cardboard scratchers and cat trees help decrease any furniture scratching. I would also suggest getting them microchipped, especially if they are "flight risks".

If you have any questions as you find your way around the site, please feel free to click on my username and send me a private message. I'll be happy to help.
post #15 of 16
Hola y bienvenido a TCS!..
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS!!!.....)

See you on the forums!
post #16 of 16
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW they're adorable! Welcome to TheCatSite and THANK YOU for "investigating" and adopting these two little treasures! All nine of The Nine are rescued, too, and spayed/neutered, of course; all live indoors only, to stay safe! and we have a forest of cat furniture and scratching posts and pads, so the furniture is safe...
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