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post #1 of 14
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Ok, so in order to show to my mom that I can really care for this cat and give her all the things she needs and wants, I need to know what she'll need. I know the basics like food, water dishes, and all that, but what else will she need.

What is a good litter brand that doesn't smell and cleans easy?

What's the best kind of food?

Any toys you think cats particularly enjoy?

Anything else to pamper her and spoil her rotten?

Sorry for all the questions, but I want to make my mom see that I am serious about this cat. I've fallen head over heals for this cat. She is just so wonderful. And I really really want to keep her. The only way that will happen is if I show my mom I'm really dedicated and know what she needs.
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by Soka
Ok, so in order to show to my mom that I can really care for this cat and give her all the things she needs and wants, I need to know what she'll need. I know the basics like food, water dishes, and all that, but what else will she need.

What is a good litter brand that doesn't smell and cleans easy?

What's the best kind of food?

Any toys you think cats particularly enjoy?

Anything else to pamper her and spoil her rotten?

Sorry for all the questions, but I want to make my mom see that I am serious about this cat. I've fallen head over heals for this cat. She is just so wonderful. And I really really want to keep her. The only way that will happen is if I show my mom I'm really dedicated and know what she needs.
Da Bird I have heard is AMAZING for a toy (I just got it off e-bay today) Spray catnip for scratching post, a nice TALL scratching post, ping pong balls, if you will be traveling, you will be needing a carrier (or harness & leash) IMO: I would prefer a carrier, they're just a safer (personally) Another thing I ALWAYS stack up on (you may or may not want to) is kitty ear wipes. There ears can get pretty dirty. I but my litter at Costco here in canada, it's called special kitty 6.99 per 50lbs, doesn't really have a sent but it clumps AWESOME!!! It doesn't stink! another suggestion, is to maybe buy a litter box with a lid, I just find it helps keep the STINKIES out!!!! BEST OF LUCK!!! How old is the kitty? you must be so excited. We just got Jackson 2 weeks ago...He's amazing..Please keep me posted as to how things go!
Jaym&Jackson

post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Soka
Ok, so in order to show to my mom that I can really care for this cat and give her all the things she needs and wants, I need to know what she'll need. I know the basics like food, water dishes, and all that, but what else will she need.

What is a good litter brand that doesn't smell and cleans easy?

What's the best kind of food?

Any toys you think cats particularly enjoy?

Anything else to pamper her and spoil her rotten?

Sorry for all the questions, but I want to make my mom see that I am serious about this cat. I've fallen head over heals for this cat. She is just so wonderful. And I really really want to keep her. The only way that will happen is if I show my mom I'm really dedicated and know what she needs.

1. Tidy Cat Small Spaces. Clumping litter, contains smells, makes it easy to clean the litter box.

2. Best food in my opinion is a raw diet, but that might be tough for you at this point. Try a Wysong wet canned food or maybe a Wellness wet canned food. Limit dry kibble to a high quality brand, feeding only 25% max of total diet.

3. Best high value toy you can get for your kitty is a good 3 to 4 level cat tree. This provides exercise, lounging spots, hiding spots and elevation....everything a cat loves. You can make a toy out of a crumpled piece of paper and the cat will love it.

4. Cats love to scratch sisal rope...they also like the way it smells. Wrap sisal rope around a scratching post for your cat to enjoy. Add catnip if you like.

Good luck...hope you get to keep your kitty!
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Miki is 9 months. She's a stray so she's probably never lived indoors. I'm getting a job this summer to pay for all her shots and such. There is a Costco right down the street from me. I will definatly go there to find the cat litter. Thanks for all your help. I don't know about the cat tree. I'll have to talk to my mom about that. The scratching post is ok though. I don't want to get her declawed, so she'll need something to scratch on thats not my mom's furniture. I was thinking of growing some catnip here at college, so that's covered.
post #5 of 14
I also give the Tidy Cat a great big thumb up. I love Nutro food. It is worth the month to not smell stinky farts. Toy you can make alot of them.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Oh I know. I can crochet little toys for her, and fill them with catnip. That'll give me something to do. I think I have my mom convinced I'm keeping her. She told me Miki should be my mascot when I open my own shelter. So, she's definatly getting used to the idea that Miki is now my baby.
post #7 of 14
I'm happy to hear that it seems to be working out. A couple things I thought I'd add, just food for thought....

Personally I don't like clumping litter because it's very dusty and I think it's harder to scoop out all the little chunks than a non-clumping litter. I buy PetSmart's generic "Exquisicat" non clumping litter. Cheaper than other types and never had an issue with it, and contains smells well. On that note, I second the suggestion for a hooded litter box. We also use litter box liners before putting the litter in, but I've read that some cats don't like the liners. Makes clean up sooooo much easier if the cats don't mind the liners, tho!

Nutro Natural Choice food is good and pretty readily available in the big, chain pet stores. You can get coupons sometimes too.

Making your own toys sounds really sweet. Very cute! There are also cheap toys like stuffed mice or mice with rattles in them that my cats love. If you do have the money to spend on a cat tree, check out Ebay. You can usually buy a tree on there for less than $10 and then your only "real" cost is the shipping, which can be up to $70. But still, that's a heck of a lot less than buying that same cat tree in the stores!
post #8 of 14
I agree with Kai on all but the food...

Raw or homemade is best but ....

Most cats in reality do well with a 50 dry 50 canned or at least 25 % canned

My Zoey eat Natural Choice dry and any wet and raw I can get her too

Kandie due to health issues eats raw and canned

with food avoid grd corn .... by products( they are head ft and intestines) and chemical preservatives .... I also try to avoid soy wheat and over one grain to a meat ...
post #9 of 14
You'll have to see what food your cat likes best. Jackson gets a little wet food with his dry, The wet food is somewhat of a treat for him. When I got Jackson from the shelter they were feeding him science diet. So i continue to feed him that. HE LOVES IT!!!!! good luk with your little babes.
J&J
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'll find out from the vet what they are feeding her. They say she eats it just fine so I guess I'll stick with that.

Mmk another question. Miki is coming home with me this friday. The thing is, my mom said she's getting a german shepard puppy. Miki does not like other animals. I think with a bit of socialization she could get along, but I'm not sure. Is there any thing I can do to get the two used to each other?
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Soka
I'll find out from the vet what they are feeding her. They say she eats it just fine so I guess I'll stick with that.

Mmk another question. Miki is coming home with me this friday. The thing is, my mom said she's getting a german shepard puppy. Miki does not like other animals. I think with a bit of socialization she could get along, but I'm not sure. Is there any thing I can do to get the two used to each other?
I have been at my moms house for the last couple of days because I want Jackson to get used to comming over here, as well get used to my moms dogs
(Abbey, Emma) Yellow labs. Abbey is getting older she's 7. She is VERY stuck in her ways. (I sleep in the basement) so I leave the door open for Jackson to come upstairs whenever he wants, if the dogs are up here he's more reluctant to come up. He runs ALOT faster than they do.

Personal Opinion: Miki will get used to the puppy, at least it's a puppy and not a full grown dog that is not farmiliar with cats. Thats very hard. And if the ppuppy does something Miki does not like she will let him know Iam sure.

Will Miki be around the terriors you have in that pic?

Keep me posted.

Jayme and Baby J
post #12 of 14
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Most likely not. Those Yorkies live at my grandmother's house, and my grandmother is allergic to cats. Miki will be staying with my mom at her house. I think the yorkies would probably be more afraid of Miki and not the other way around. Its kind of cute when Miki sees another animal. She lets out little meows.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Soka
Most likely not. Those Yorkies live at my grandmother's house, and my grandmother is allergic to cats. Miki will be staying with my mom at her house. I think the yorkies would probably be more afraid of Miki and not the other way around. Its kind of cute when Miki sees another animal. She lets out little meows.
Miki seems very sweet!!!! Emma the youngest lab at my moms is terrified of Jackson. lol it's pretty funny!!! Jackson is generally very sweet and relaxed.
honestly Soka, I would get Miki used to a smaller space (your room etc...) before you introduce her to the new puupy, this way if she is feeling scared she can go to her "own space" and feel safe!!!!

I hope this makes sense...Good luck!

Jayme
post #14 of 14
What is a good litter brand that doesn't smell and cleans easy?
I use Worlds Best it is a good brand and is flushable. Although I haven't flushed it I just take it outside and throw it away.

What's the best kind of food?
I use a mixture of Eukanuba and Royal Canin and my family and I are slowly switching to Nutro.

Any toys you think cats particularly enjoy?
Most cats and kittens like teasers my cats also like those glitter pom poms.

Anything else to pamper her and spoil her rotten?


Cat nip kitties like it. A bed anything she likes.
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