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Another newbie here!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi all!

I've been a lurker here since November. Our Molly was ill and I found this site while looking up symptoms. Unfortunately we had to put Molly to sleep the day before Thanksgiving. Yes, it still hurts.

We adopted Abby from a local shelter in January. She is a little over one year old. Molly was 12 when we lost her and 4 when we adopted her. Oh my, we are not used to little kitty antics in this house! She can be zooming around the house one minute (I think she is going to hurt herself some day soon) and then she is fast asleep 30 seconds later.

Abby had been at the shelter for only a few weeks when we adopted her and they were not able to provide any background info other than what town she was picked up in. One thing that concerns me is that she is still very skittish. It's not constant like it used to be, but sometimes we get the arched back, sideways walking, galloping away from you kitty. Sometimes she acts like we regularly beat her. Other times she comes up to you purring and rubbing your legs. I suspect she has been hurt by people in her past. She really runs if you walk near her with something in your hands. Does anyone have any suggestions to gain more trust? We had a tough start of it with her because after her first vet visit we had 4 different medications to give her twice a day. We have been past that for 2 months now.

I also have feeding questions and she does have a behavioral problem (ripping out the fur on her back sometimes). Should I post about these in the other areas?

Thanks for letting me be a part of this great site!

Karen - aka Abby's Mom
post #2 of 13
Welcome to TCS Karen! Glad you have decided to come out of lurking!
post #3 of 13
Hi welcome to the site, I'm sorry to hear about Molly.
post #4 of 13
Welcome to the cat site. And a big welcome to Abby too!!
post #5 of 13
hi and welcome to TCS!!!
I´m soo sorry too about Molly...

Can´t wait to see your pic´s of your kitties!!!
See you on the forums!!!
post #6 of 13
Hi and Welcome
post #7 of 13
Welcome! can't wait to see Abby! RIP sweet Molly! I am donna proudly owned by 3 incredible kittys
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the warm welcomes.

I have just been "playing" on Photobucket, so this is a test to see if I can get Abby's pictures on here



post #9 of 13
Welcome.Abby... you are a beautiful kitty.
Karen...I am so glad that you have joined us.
RIP little Molly
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am no longer a "kitten". I am now a "young cat" Yea!!!

I think I have been playing too many games in "the Cat Lounge"
post #11 of 13
Abby is beautiful, so glad you kept her!
post #12 of 13
Hi, Karen and Abby, Sierra and I welcome you to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better!I'm so very sorry you lost precious Molly.You've taken such a big step by bringing Abby into your life and heart. 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 13
Welcome to TCS

oh my - Abby sure is simply adorable such a sweet gorgeous face

I am so glad you decided to stop lurking and join us, I am sorry however that the reason you found us originally was because your precious Molly was ill - RIP sweet Molly Maybe if you feel up to it you could post a tribute to her in the rainbow bridge.

I hope you are getting some answers to your other problems, and yes please post questions in the relevant sections so that the most knowledgeble members in that area can help you the best they can...

welcome again from me & my boys and we are looking forward to getting to know you better
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