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Hi. ^.^ I just got my first kitten - rescued a little 8-week-old calico girl from the shelter. Her brother got adopted while I was there, too. :3 She's pretty energetic, but I'm treating her right now for roundworms ((Whoops! Typed ringworms earlier! ^.^;; Need to pay more attention)). Poor girl has 'em, and her brother probably did too. I brought her home yesterday, and she's adjusted very well to the change in environment. She's motoring around my bed right now, jumping at my shelves and stuff. She's also found a fun place to sleep - right above my head, on my second pillow. I won't roll onto her while I'm sleeping, and she gets to be close to me.

My aunt came over, and decided to introduce the kitten, Freya, to my dog Abby. Abby loves cats, but Freya wasn't too happy about the whole meeting. ^.^; She wouldn't come out for hiding for anybody but me, and it took her a while to calm down.

She's really interested in exploring the rest of my house, but I'm waiting until I can kitten-proof it. Especially until I can get the tree and all the tinsel out of the house. x.x

So far, she's been very good. I was able to teach her how to use her little scratching box very easily by demonstrating it to her, and she already knows how to use a litterbox very well. :3 She's had a few missteps ((Mainly bapping her paw against my lamp - she learned pretty quickly that that's not a fun thing to do.)) and falls, but overall she's been very good. Even was willing to let me trim her front claws this morning without a fuss. :3

Well, I hope to meet lots of people here! Better get back to watching Freya - she's back to exploring.
post #2 of 23
Welcome Cai and Freya!
Freya sounds like an angel of a kitten!
post #3 of 23
Hello and welcome to the site Congratulations on taking that kitten from the shleter and giving it a home. Way to go
post #4 of 23
Be careful with the ringworm because you will get it as well if you aren't careful. So will anyone else in the house that might pet her. It is a fungus, hard to kill and spreads quite quickly.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Ack! That actually just made me notice a mistake I made when I typed up my introduction post. I'm about to go edit it now.

She doesn't have ringworms, she has roundworms. ^.^; Sorry, I wasn't quite fully awake when I was typing last night.
post #6 of 23
Welcome to you and Freya - what a pretty name, the Queen of the Norse gods. Do get her checked out by your own vet as soon as you can - shelters often miss things.
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Hello and welcome to the Cat site... I too just recently adopted 2 kittens from a local animal shelter!! Your Freya sounds so precious.. Do you have any pictures of her ? I would love to see them if you do!
Welcome again!
post #8 of 23
Welcome to the site! Freya sounds like a wonderful little kitten.
post #9 of 23
Hi and welcome... Freya is a cutie and sure sounds like one too! Congrats on getting your first kitten - it's a great feeling, isn't it?

Glad to have ya here!
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Actually, Frigg/Frigga is the Queen of the Norse Gods, but Freya's close enough to that position. XD;

She will be going to the vet either Tuesday or Thursday, depending on when my Grandfather can make the appointment. I'm a bit concerned - She's been sneezing an awful lot. But other than that, she seems fine, and my room is a bit dusty, so I'm hoping it's just that.

And yes, I do have pictures!

post #11 of 23
Welcome! I do hope everything is OK with her vet appointment. She is such a cute cat
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Hi, welcome to TCS,to you and Freya!So glad you've joined us!Congratulations on your new addition! I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Please, simply click on my user name and send me a Private Message!
post #13 of 23
Welcome to TCS!
My kitty loves to sleep above my head or into my arms, if i roll over him he will go and find another spot on my bed but i usually dont
she looks beautiful!
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Hi, and welcome! I'm Cheryl and was just wondering if you can tell me where in Maryland you live so that I can come over and kit-nap your kitty! She's so incredibly cute and beautiful! I love calico's.
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WELCOME to you and your sweet kitty Freya. I am still pretty new but I can vouge that this is a wonderful site,, everyone always has great advice!!!!
My name is Stevie and my kitty is Conner!!
post #16 of 23
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I live in Timonium, Cheryl - but no kit-napping! XD;

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, everybody. X3
post #17 of 23
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I have a bit of an odd question: Is it abnormal for me to be anxious and a bit upset when it comes to thinking about my kitten? I love her to death, and I would never give her up, but when I think about taking care of her for all of her life, I get very nervous and upset, and I get the feeling that I won't be able to. It might just be that right now, since she's so small and attached to me, and since she is my first cat, that I'm just overly nervous... My dad isn't helping me raise her, either, so that might be a part of it, too. I tried to talk to him about it today, but he didn't really pay it any mind, and I can't really talk to him again until his girlfriend leaves, which won't be for hours yet.

I have a bit of a history for doubting myself and making a big deal out of something that has a very simple answer, like this - I'll always take care of Freya, no matter what, as long as I'm able to. There's no way I'd ever give her up. I just continuously doubt my ability to be ABLE to do what I say I'll do...
post #18 of 23
Aw, don't doubt yourself... I'm sure you'll be able to take care of Freya. I can see how it might seem scary, after taking care of fish that died within a few months (my own experience, I don't know what pets you've had), having a cat that lives for YEARS, possibly 20 if we're lucky, seems a bit daunting. But you'll be fine!
post #19 of 23
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Yeah, I think part of the problem is that it's so out of my dad's character to get a cat ((He's allergic)), and that I'm still adjusting to the fact that I have a real, live kitten who's happy and loves me... it's just a very different situation than I'm used to, and I've had to change my habits considerably since Thursday so that I don't have to leave her alone for a long time. Of course, I'm starting to leave her on her own more, since I'll be going to school Monday, but for Thursday and Friday, I barely left the room she's been staying in.
post #20 of 23
[SIZE=2]In Norse mythology, Freya is a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses. She is the patron goddess of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality and was called upon in matters of love. She loves music, spring and flowers, and is particularly fond of the elves (fairies). Freya is one of the foremost goddesses of the Vanir.

She is the daughter of the god Njord, and the sister of Freyr. Later she married the mysterious god Od (probably another form of Odin), who disappeared. When she mourned for her lost husband, her tears changed into gold.

Her attributes are the precious necklace of the Brisings, which she obtained by sleeping with four dwarfs, a cloak (or skin) of bird feathers, which allows its wearer to change into a falcon, and a chariot pulled by two cats. She owns Hildesvini ("battle boar") which is actually her human lover Ottar in disguise. Her chambermaid is Fulla. Freya lives in the beautiful palace Folkvang ("field of folk"), a place where love songs are always played, and her hall is Sessrumnir. She divides the slain warriors with Odin: one half goes to her palace, while the other half goes to Valhalla. Women also go to her hall. [/size]

Well, it is a lovely name and her chariot is pulled by cats!!
post #21 of 23
Hi & Welcome to TCS!!!!!!!
post #22 of 23
Hi and welcome to the site. Cute kitty.
post #23 of 23
a bit belated but...


Freya certainly is adorable

Originally Posted by Cai
I have a bit of an odd question: Is it abnormal for me to be anxious and a bit upset when it comes to thinking about my kitten? I love her to death, and I would never give her up, but when I think about taking care of her for all of her life, I get very nervous and upset, and I get the feeling that I won't be able to. It might just be that right now, since she's so small and attached to me, and since she is my first cat, that I'm just overly nervous...
I think all of us have been in this situation before!! I know I have!! I was beside myself with worry when Tipsy entered our house - I had exactly the same feelings as you. Everytime he did something vaguely out of character we were at the vets... I think I was about to take out shares at the vet clinic I was there so often
We all do the best that we can - and I know that you will do the best you can!! Freya is so lucky that you rescued her from the shelter.
And.... we are ALL here for you throughout it all - any question, worry, thought no matter how silly they may seem to you - ask away - as I can guarentee that many of us will have been through the same or thought the same thing in the past...

your going to do WONDERFULLY!!!

CONGRATS on bringing Freya into your life I certainly am looking forward to hearing more about you both!!!

welcome again from me & my boys
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