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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Greetings from Japan!

I am the mom/owner of a very cute, very intelligent 10 month-old Calico kitten. I adopted her in October. I have always loved cats, but I have never had the pleasure of having one in my home until now. I am hoping to get a lot of pointers on how to care for her and be the best mommy I can be to her.
post #2 of 22
I hope you really enjoy it here and get lots of good tips and friendly advice for your new addition to the family. If I can be of any help feel free to send me a private message anytime. Your kitty sounds gorgeous, have you got any photo's we can see? We just love seeing each others cats and kittys. Hope to see you around soon!
Love Eva, Eviecat, Molly and Huggy Bear x
Ps> if you would like a cat signature like many other people here (i do have one but changed it for my ticker at the moment due to space allowance) I am happy to do you one. If you are interested just give me a buzz via PM!
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you! I will PM you soon!

Unfortunately, all of my pictures of my little lady are on my cell phone, but I hope to get some nice ones of her up within the next week or two. She has only been in my home for 5 months, so I am a complete beginner.
post #4 of 22
Thanks Ok Don't worry about being a beginner we all have to start somewhere. I am happy enough to make you a pet sig, it would be my pleasure and I look foward to that PM. Don't worry about the pic's just get them to me when you can and then I can make you some sigs and you can choose which one you like best!

She sounds so lovely, I cant wait to see her pic

Eva x
post #5 of 22
Hi & welcome to TCS!!!!
post #6 of 22
Welcome to TCS!!
post #7 of 22
Welcome to TCS! Give her time, space and watch for kitty body language. Don't punish her, redirect her to desired behaviors instead. Provide at least 2 litter boxes, and put the food away from the litter box. Feed the cat, not the bowl so she doesn't get to fat. Be patient, tolerant and respectful. Don't change her food suddenly, don't feed her at the table while you eat or you will end up with a begger and maybe a finicky eater. Try to teach her a trick each month. Have fun!! Good luck!

And post lots of pictures!
post #8 of 22
Welcome to the site!

Teach her a trick each month? Well, I don't know about that. It's been five years and my girl sometimes will "ask nicely" for treats. If she feels like it. But then again, I don't ask them to perform like dogs.

If you have any questions about your little girl, feel free to ask! There are lots of people who are quite knowledgeable about cats that are happy to help in any way we can.
post #9 of 22
Hi and welcome to the site.
post #10 of 22
Hi, Sierra and I welcome you to TCS! So glad you joined us!How wonderful that you want to be the very best Mommy possible for your little girl! 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 #11 of 22
Welcome!!! We were all beginners once, can't wait to see pictures! Hugs to you and Myia from me Mischka & Linx
post #12 of 22
welcome to the site
post #13 of 22
Welcome to TCS
post #14 of 22
Welcome to TCS, Miya's mom! I'm jealous because you get to eat all that yummy Japanese food...
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your kind welcome! I think Miya will appreciate me visiting the site on a regular basis, too! It's funny, even before they told me, I always kept Miya's food away from her litter box just because I figured, "Would I appreciate eating near my bathroom?" I hope I didn't do the wrong thing, but I found Miya is a grazer with dry food so I always leave it out, but with anything "wet" she will eat it all up, so I have to dole it out and I limit how many times a week she eats it (I am also very concerned about her teeth and digestive system). She is also very, very good about the litter box. It's even hidden away so she can have a lot of privacy.

mrsd, what kind of Japanese food do you eat? I think I am partial to the "weird stuff".

(this picture also appears in the cat pictures thread)
post #16 of 22
Hi! I'm new here too so we can learn together! Your cat is REALLY pretty! I really like calicos.
post #17 of 22
Hello and welcome!!!

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post #19 of 22
Originally Posted by Miyas_mom
mrsd, what kind of Japanese food do you eat? I think I am partial to the "weird stuff".
Um, I've only had what the Japanese restaurants serve locally, and it's probably not like 'real' Japanese food! I love fried rice and shrimp sauce. Do they have that in Japan?
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hum...never seen that on any menu in Japan except for Chinese food. Of course, there is sushi (I prefer sashimi--raw fish--less carbs, lol!), but in truth, I like a lot of Japanese delicacies a lot of foreigners wouldn't dream of eating--I don't want to list them here because I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea and I don't want to start a flame war. It's just that here, there is a completely different culture, so what may not be eaten in one culture is considered food in another.

You know, it's really funny, I can't think of too many Japanese dishes I like that would be on a menu in a Japanese restaurant in the US.
post #21 of 22
So, I'm not eating Japanese food, even though it's supposed to be a Japanese restaurant?
post #22 of 22
Welcome Miya is a beauty!
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