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post #1 of 21
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We have had a cat hanging around our garage for the last week or two. Shy but friendly, and very talkative. I held it once and it didn't seem to be starving. Hadn't seen it in a few days when on Monday it approached our van when we got home and asked to come into the house. (It was a bit windy and chilly. )

We let it in. Unfortunately, Ari is unhappy and hisses, and the kitty hisses, and right now kitty is hiding in the basement. (Unfinished and damp, but the door is open and it can come up whenever it wants.)

The eyes are a gorgeous blue which leads me to believe it might be a Siamese mix, but the color pattern is a new one to me. White with black and cream. (Which is also leading me to believe it is female.)

Soooo, we'll be seeing how long before it acclimates and the two get along. Stay tuned...
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by gemlady
We have had a cat hanging around our garage for the last week or two. Shy but friendly, and very talkative. I held it once and it didn't seem to be starving. Hadn't seen it in a few days when on Monday it approached our van when we got home and asked to come into the house. (It was a bit windy and chilly. )

We let it in. Unfortunately, Ari is unhappy and hisses, and the kitty hisses, and right now kitty is hiding in the basement. (Unfinished and damp, but the door is open and it can come up whenever it wants.)

The eyes are a gorgeous blue which leads me to believe it might be a Siamese mix, but the color pattern is a new one to me. White with black and cream. (Which is also leading me to believe it is female.)

Soooo, we'll be seeing how long before it acclimates and the two get along. Stay tuned...
I would definately keep them seperated until this little one can be seen by a vet. Also....chances are it may not be a siamese mix....the blue eyes are probably a recessive gene that can be carried by domesticated shorthaired cats as well (and it is Gaye's pet peeve to call any moggie a "mix" when you don't know the parents).

Katie
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by TNR1
(and it is Gaye's pet peeve to call any moggie a "mix" when you don't know the parents).
*LOL@Katie*
post #4 of 21
Jan - does the white part go over the eyes? If so, I believe that is a white dominant cat with black and cream spots. Or something to that effect. Having had 2 odd-eyed white cats, my understanding was that they were white cats with white spots (the "white spot" being where the green eye was.) Sure hope you can get a picture, sounds beautiful! (But I think it would only be positively a girl if it were orange and black at the same time).
post #5 of 21
Regardless of parentage or gender, it sounds like a beautiful & lucky kitty! Can't wait for updates and pictures!
post #6 of 21
Same here.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TNR1
I would definately keep them seperated until this little one can be seen by a vet. Also....chances are it may not be a siamese mix....the blue eyes are probably a recessive gene that can be carried by domesticated shorthaired cats as well (and it is Gaye's pet peeve to call any moggie a "mix" when you don't know the parents).

Katie
Sorry, Katie & Gaye...

Ari and the stanger are good at remaining separated. The closest I've seen them is about 5 feet. I'm still trying to hold it long enough to determine gender.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by gemlady
Sorry, Katie & Gaye...

Ari and the stanger are good at remaining separated. The closest I've seen them is about 5 feet. I'm still trying to hold it long enough to determine gender.
No need to apologize...I didn't know this either until Gaye pointed out to me that although a cat may look siamese..doens't mean it has siamese in it.

Katie
post #9 of 21
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It's official - It" is a she and adult. I got a chance to pick her up and check.

"Miss Kitty" will come into mom's room at night, but that is where Ari likes to sleep. Then you will hear a hiss-snarl-growl contest until mom yells she will use a flyswatter and then all is quiet.

Miss Kitty is also a picky eater like Ari - they prefer the chopped/sliced meat in gravy as opposed to the pate variety.
post #10 of 21
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She's been christened Topaz because of her blue topaz eyes. She has moved upstairs and claimed Mom's bed.

She is an older cat and was definitely someone's lap cat. Loves the belly skritches. But she is also bossy and is not shy in chasing Ari. She even made an effort to whack him and he was nowhere near!
post #11 of 21
Can she hear? (She sounds like Elsa, who whacks both the dog and Tigger just for being alive!)
post #12 of 21
Have her checked for feline aids and leukemia too before you allow them together. Also a good idea to make sure your cats shots are up to date.
post #13 of 21
I have a little white kitten with blue eyes in the yard and my sister told me she was probably deaf. Is this true?
post #14 of 21
I have heard that most blue eyed white cats are deaf too -- and that odd-eyed white cats with one blue eye are usually deaf on the side that the blue eye is on.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Darla S
I have a little white kitten with blue eyes in the yard and my sister told me she was probably deaf. Is this true?
Not always.
post #16 of 21
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Topaz will go out of her way to go after Ari! It's to the point he will start hissing and growling whenever she is in view. I know it takes time. Ari has been getting lots of extra love.

It's been over ten years since we've integrated a new cat. I've been really spoiled, especially when Minx accepted 2 new kittens back in 2000. (He had been gone for 6 weeks and friends gave us 2 kittens. A couple of weeks later, Minx returned. I told him he was gone so long I thought he was dead. He looked at the kittens, sighed, and began to groom them.)
post #17 of 21
Awww Jan Topaz sound like a little cutie as well as a little monkey with Ari Can't wait to see pictures
post #18 of 21
Awww, Jan! Topaz seems to have found her home! Beautiful name, by the way!

I'm sure Ari and Topaz will become friends in no time!

awwww and that is a lovely story about Minx and the kittens!
post #19 of 21
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Well, we have found out that Topaz did not belong to the new neighbors, but had been hanging out in their garage as well.

Managed to avoid a major fight Sunday night. Ari came running in to Mom's room, jumped on the bed, and landed on Topaz. She took off after him but I managed to grab her - by the tail. Had to wrestled her back and calmed her down. She has been very leery of me since. I'm wondering if I ruined her idea that she is number one in this house! (Which, BTW, is Mom since she owns the place! )
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Awww Jan Topaz sound like a little cutie as well as a little monkey with Ari Can't wait to see pictures
[im]patiently waiting for pix...
post #21 of 21
When I first took my little kitten in I asked Dr. Joe if he had any suggestions. He said that I should rub "Calley's" cheeks (2 year old and ruler of the house) and then immediately after rub "Zoey's" cheeks. Something about transfering Calley's smell on the baby that whould possibly make Calley warm up to her quicker. I'm happy to report that after the first 2 days I left them alone on a regular basis and with in a week Calley was cleaning and playing with the kitten. Now they constantly mess with eachother.. it's funny!!
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