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Hi everyone! ^^

post #1 of 16
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hello! im really happy to join TCS! and am discovering a new love for cats. my name is Wenny and im 16 yrs old. below is my new kitty, Shumi. it means "naughty girl" cos she's an extremely naughty one and likes to bite our fingers and feet especially.

how did we come across her? (actually we arent sure if its a girl or boy yet..) well one day in the fruit market there was this lady who asked us if we wanted this kitten. she said if we didnt want it she would throw it out. so our family decided to look after her, but we had no experience with looking after pets!

anywayz i really enjoy this site and everyone is so helpful, informative and really nice. the cats ive seen are just beautiful. wish me luck with shumi! by the way.. does anyone know wat kind of breed Shumi is? i actually did not know there was that many different type of breeds for cats!

post #2 of 16
Welcome to the site and bless your family for taking the little one in. It looks to me like your basic domestic shorthair, but I'm no expert.

You'll want to avoid using your feet and hands as play toys for the kitten as this teaches the kitten bad behavior and could become a problem as the little one gets older. Try using a stuffed animal or something else in place of your hands and feet.

Good luck.
post #3 of 16
Hi, welcome to TCS Wenny and Shumi!So glad you joined us!Congratulations on the new member of your family, how wonderful that you have joined the world of kitty lovers! Shumi is so adorable! Please feel free to ask us anything at all regarding the care of your new baby, we would love to help! 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 #4 of 16
Welcome to TCS!
Shumi may be a shorhair mixed breed. Very cute!
post #5 of 16
Welcome to the site! Shumi is adorable! Yup, she looks like a bi-color ginger and white, domestic short hair. Thank you for taking this precious life into your home and hearts.
post #6 of 16
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!
post #7 of 16
Hi and welcome to TCS!! shumi is so adorible! looks to me that maybe you have a Turkish van mix maybe?? good luck!!
post #8 of 16
Hi and welcome to the site.
Cute kitty.
post #9 of 16

how wonderful of you & your family to take Shumi in and I am wishing you all the luck in the world - although you are going to be fine as you have already done the right thing - and thats research and find us!!! we can give you all the help you need

welcome again - let us know when you find out Shumi's sex and age
post #10 of 16
Hi Wenny & welcome to TCS Wow! How lucky Shumi is you took her in! Definitely don't allow your fingers etc.., to be used as "toys". I've been "bringing up" a kitten- if she started biting, I would sternly say "NO", set her down &/or walk away, OR -I'd pick up a big toy & let her release her energy on that. My aim has been to make sure she associates my hands only with stroking, etc.., Also- positive reinforcement works wonders! Whenever she's being good - not biting your fingers when you hold her; not grabbing your foot- tell her profusely what a good girl she is. I try to think like a cat . Make it worth their while to do what you have in mind. They were formerly worshipped in Egypt, remember, so they're always ready to bask in praise ! () Best of luck! Keep us posted & let us know how we can help!
post #11 of 16
Awww, your kitty is adorable! Sounds like she has a great new home.
post #12 of 16
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thank u everyone for the warm welcome ^^

i especially give thanks to buckeye23 and JeDuMiHaMama for the advice regarding shumi's behaviour. i also took a browse around the behaviour section and with your advice too, shumi isn't biting us as much as before ^^
post #13 of 16
Hi Wenny you have a very cute cat! Welcome to TCS!
post #14 of 16
Hey, Wenny! Thank you for saving Shumi's life. She is adorable!
My 2 cats are named Shenandoah and Humble.
I'm glad you found this place. It's way cool.
My name is Bobbie, and I teach elementary school.
post #15 of 16
Hi and welcome very cute cat
post #16 of 16
Hello and welcome!!

What a sweet baby!

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