I have a 7-week old little girl who I rescued from the yard. My mother-in-law has a number of outdoor/wild cats who have had several litters this year. Speckles, my new kitty, was orphaned at almost 6 weeks. We found her with several siblings and a very sick mother. We took her in because she was small in comparison with her siblings. Her mother has since died, and Speckles seems healthy. She is catching up in size, has been wormed and had her first round of shots. In the past 2-3 days, she has been wanting to go outside. She will sit on the back rug and wait until I take the dog (a 60 pound black lab/german shepard mix) outside, then dart out the door. She doesn't go far, but I don't want her to go out because I have no idea what diseases the other cats are harboring. They've never been vaccinated. When I bring her in, she sits by the door and meows pitifully. I thought at first she thinks she is a dog, as she adores the dog. Then I wondered if she was missing her outside friends from when she was tiny. Any ideas on why Speckles does this? What can I do to soothe her?
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7/20/07 at 9:39am