Plaidkitty ! Now why didn't I think of that ? I like it so much better...Plaidbird is my Yahoo name, so the ol' KISS principle kicked in. When first joining a group, one never knows if they're going to stay... and my pattern is never remembering my name.
Yes... My new baby is the same as on Craig's list. Seems she is famous. Your the third person to ask me that. That whole thing turned out very strange. Very sad situation. She claims she is getting the momma cat fixed now, and we can hope so.
I took the last little girl. You will have already seen her picture... she's the all black one. All bones and never been out of a cage or handled. I'm working through many issues with her.
I seem to have found food that she can eat, and get poop like we want... and she seems to have added a little weight the last two days.
Integrating her with my middle kitty is going so well, I don't even worry about them much now. But this has been tricky too.
She started learning to run two days ago... so cute. She would run about 6 or 7 feet and come to a dead stop. Look amazed... turn around and run back the same distance. Then yesterday it went to maybe 10 feet. Poor little thing.
So far today she has started sort of finding out toys are to play with.
It scares her to be picked up..but more and more she comes to sit ON me, and not near me to watch.
This is hard. I want to hold her, but I believe forcing the issue would cause problems in the future. Picking her up or trying to 'hold on to her' when she gets on me, causes her to panic and her heart rate jumps WAY up. So wait I shall.
Right now I am waiting till she's asleep on me, then adding a bit of pressure from my hands. That seems to be OK ?
Interesting about the stories of both of your kitties with vision problems. I have a few autoimmune diseases , two of which affect my eyes...and am in a flare up right now, so your only seeing me here on occasion. Keep talking... I'm interested too.
The story about Karma the Huge will be shared... but right now I'm so focused on this little baby. .. who still has not told me her name ! She's so shy.