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post #1 of 24
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This is a picture of the cat that has adopted my husband and I. She is really shy and likes to sit under our back porch.

post #2 of 24
awww.... she's a cutie.

Will you be attempting to TNR her?
post #3 of 24
Aw, what an adorable, sweet little girl. Good on you for taking care of her.
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
awww.... she's a cutie.

Will you be attempting to TNR her?
What is TNR?
post #5 of 24
Trap, neuter (spay) and release....

She looks like a stray, and by your post I assumed you were caring for her (feeding) that's why I asked.... I'm sorry if I was mistaken
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
Trap, neuter (spay) and release....

She looks like a stray, and by your post I assumed you were caring for her (feeding) that's why I asked.... I'm sorry if I was mistaken
We are feeding her.. but she is very scared. When we first saw her.. she was skin and bones. I didn't want to call the pound because I knew what would happen. She has warmed up to us but my husband thinks she was abused because of the way she acts.
post #7 of 24
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We are feeding her.. but she is very scared. When we first saw her.. she was skin and bones. I didn't want to call the pound because I knew what would happen. She has warmed up to us but my husband thinks she was abused because of the way she acts.
Awwww, poor baby. I hope you are able to get a trap so she can be spayed.... getting pregnant would not be good for this baby. You don't have to call the pound, but she definately needs a vet visit to ensure she doesn't get pregnant.

She's in my thoughts.... And thank YOU for helping get this kitty the care she desperately needs....You are an for helping this beautiful lil girl
post #8 of 24
Awwww..... She is so pretty
She is lucky to have found you too!! Keep us posted on this little girl! Have you named her yet?
post #9 of 24
Awww....what a little doll baby. How proud you must be to have been Chosen by her. Hurray for you for taking up the challenge of winning her trust!

Has she told you her name yet?

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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by babygirl2000 View Post
We are feeding her.. but she is very scared. When we first saw her.. she was skin and bones. I didn't want to call the pound because I knew what would happen. She has warmed up to us but my husband thinks she was abused because of the way she acts.
It may (hopefully) have just been treatment she didn't understand. Although there's no telling how many houses she was chased away from before she found people with a heart. I'd always thought animals who cringed had been abused, until one of my pups needed four times a day eye drops for a week. She still cringes if you reach for her head, and trys to shy away.
post #11 of 24
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In a weird way, I think this is Ryan's way of telling me he is alright and it's ok to let another kitty in my heart.
post #12 of 24
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In a weird way, I think this is Ryan's way of telling me he is alright and it's ok to let another kitty in my heart.
OH yes, I totally agree with that!

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post #13 of 24
check out the forum "Caring for Feral and Strays" - you'll get information about caring for her - like getting her spayed - (if she's not already)

TNR
Liz Cava - expertvillage has a series of instructional videos
on trapping, here's just one on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAKvP...eature=related



she may even have a litter of kittens stashed somewhere nearby, -- there are all kinds of things to consider.

You guys are absolutely wonderful for taking her in -
post #14 of 24
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In a weird way, I think this is Ryan's way of telling me he is alright and it's ok to let another kitty in my heart.
Definitely. I think our fur babies look after us after they leave us (I don't know by experience yet, thankfully), and Ryan knows that you have a big heart with a lot of love to give.
post #15 of 24
I was adopted 10 years ago by my Callie and it's been the best thing to ever have happened! She was also very skittish in the beginning, but after steady food, a nice safe place to stay, and then eventually inside, and lots of TLC and patience, hardly anything bothers her.
post #16 of 24
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Well we have named him.. his name is Felix. We found out that she is really a he and Felix is doing well. He is warming up to us even more. My husband and I are making progress.
post #17 of 24
THAT'S GREAT!!
Precious boy furbabies!
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
At first, my husband thought Felix might have been abused but after watching him for a few weeks we both realized that he probably was never socialized and never anyone's pet.
post #19 of 24
Felix is adorable! Are you going to adopt him? Or just care for him? Either way, you can search for a low-cost place to neuter him here:

http://www.pets911.com

You can also just google "low cost neuter" and then list the name of your city or county.
post #20 of 24
YAY! Welcome Felix! He has probably had some contact with humans, a truly feral probably would not warm up so quickly, or sit for a picture. He's probably been dumped..or maybe just lost, for a longish time.

I don't think, heaven forbid it would ever happen, two of my three would warm up to strangers very fast, if ever, if they ever got lost. But it doesn't bear thinking about. <shudder>
post #21 of 24
He sure is a handsome fella! I would say he's not full grown, unless he's neutered. I am a big believe in departed cats showing another cat the way to our heart. I know that's what Smokey did for me with Levi. I hope that you can tame him & maybe even get him to be an inside guy.
post #22 of 24
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Felix is still very shy and jumps whenever my husband are outside but he does come up on our back porch and beg for food.. when he has none. Felix also won't let us near him yet but he is very vocal.
post #23 of 24
Felix looks like a girl to me - did you confirm the sex?
post #24 of 24
She cute!! Looks a lot like my Ariel who's a former feral.
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