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post #1 of 18
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I may be getting another cat. He is at the shelter. His name is Squeaky, he is a semi-feral, scared outta his mind cat. He is in a seperate room from the other cats so as to minimize stress. He is a young adult & he just got neutered. The HS president old me last night he needs to get outta there, he is so scared. He seems to really like me, even leaning forward a little to get petted. He has quit quivering whenever I touch him. I even held him for a few seconds. I told the HS president that she had until Thursday to find him a farm home, & if she didn't I'd take him. Mom already OK'd it. I may be over to the shelter tonight, so I might just take him a day early. I was concerned that my Queen Bees wouldn't like him, but he has to be contained somewhere for 5-7 days to get his "inner radar" adjusted. I may crate him in the garage for longer than that so they can get used to him. He likes other cats, & I'm sure mine boys would love to have someone else to play with. After all, what's nine outside? My only concern is with letting him go...he probably won't want to come back into the garage at night. There are sheds out there for him to get shelter in, but I still would like him to be inside... (Mine are all shut in the garage or shop during the day & at night, & go out for supervised "walks" every day)

Sorry that got long, I'm just sorta excited. I really hope they can't find another farm for him, because I really like him! Besides most farm homes don't bother with vaccinations, although we do.

ETA:My wonderful siggy done by Karen(abbysmom) shows my 8 adorable outside fluff balls.
post #2 of 18
aww well good luck with the new kitten i will keep my fingers cross and hope that you get him!!! Let me know how it goes, good luck hun!!!!!
post #3 of 18
Is Squeaky in the Carver-Scott Humane Society, by chance? Orange kitten? If so, I ran by his profile today. No picture, though.
post #4 of 18
Good luck with you new baby ...
post #5 of 18
NO NO NO NO NO!!!! There is no more room in the siggy!!!!

Just kidding

Good Luck!!!!
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by wookie130
Is Squeaky in the Carver-Scott Humane Society, by chance? Orange kitten? If so, I ran by his profile today. No picture, though.
Nope. This guy is a young adult, not a kitten. Maybe even a couple of years old. He's mostly white(That's my color! ), but has some black patches on him. He is very unique. He has a black spot above one eye & one below the other, so when he closes his eyes, he looks creepy.

Karen, I thought of you when I was posting this. I was going "OMG...there is no way she can fit another cat in there!". Sorry...

There were storms warnings & tornado warning last night, so I thought it better to leave him at the shelter. If he hasn't gone to a farm by tonight, I may just bring him home. If not, there is another that needs to get outta the shelter...
post #7 of 18
Congrats! He sounds like a cutie! But I think with outside ferals they need several weeks to acclimate, not a few days. Maybe post on the feral forum to be sure?!?
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Congrats! He sounds like a cutie! But I think with outside ferals they need several weeks to acclimate, not a few days. Maybe post on the feral forum to be sure?!?
Hmmm....I guess I never considered that. He has been labeled "semi-feral" by the shelter. The woman who brought him in actually caught him with her bare hands after months of him getting used to her. I've only ever seen him cowering in the back of his cage. I'll wait & see if I get him & then I'll post in the ferals forum. That is a good idea, though! BTW-He has never shown any aggression, he just cowers in the back of his cage.
post #9 of 18
I think if you are keeping him outside, whether he is tame or feral, he will need time in a cage to adjust to the idea that this is his territory now. And so he will know where to go for food. And the other kitties to accept him and not run him off. I only adopted ferals once, and they all were quite frightened. The one who stayed in the cage the longest was the one who stayed and claimed my barn as his home.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
ETA:My wonderful siggy done by Karen(abbysmom) shows my 8 adorable outside fluff balls.
...she´s a good Siggy maker!!!

I hope this wonderful this dream your´s could be realize soon my friend!...Good luck!!!

Please keep us up dated about it!
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
NO NO NO NO NO!!!! There is no more room in the siggy!!!!

Just kidding

Good Luck!!!!

Ahhh Karen you can do it!!!!!! You took on my crew and conquered them!! I just may have to get one more in your honor!!!
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I think if you are keeping him outside, whether he is tame or feral, he will need time in a cage to adjust to the idea that this is his territory now. And so he will know where to go for food. And the other kitties to accept him and not run him off. I only adopted ferals once, and they all were quite frightened. The one who stayed in the cage the longest was the one who stayed and claimed my barn as his home.
I will be sure ot keep that in mind. I think the 5-7 days applies mostly to the ones we send to farms. Typically, ferals or semi-feals are euthanized because of the danger they pose in a county run shelter(OK, it's dumb reason). Provided it doesn't get too hot in the garage, I doubt it'll be a problem. I'd really like to keep him caged until he gains my trust a little. He already trusts me a little.... Look how I'm talking & I don't even know if he's goen to a farm yet or if I get him!

I am so excited I'm having a hard time getting my homework done!
post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by snosrap5
Ahhh Karen you can do it!!!!!! You took on my crew and conquered them!! I just may have to get one more in your honor!!!
I think you should...you'll notice that I left a space in your sig where the heart is...that can be taken out, and another kitty put there!
post #14 of 18
It looks to me like Kelly can fit 11 more into your sig !
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by clixpix
I think you should...you'll notice that I left a space in your sig where the heart is...that can be taken out, and another kitty put there!
Perfect!!! I've never heard of a cat named Karen before but there's always a first time!! All my new siggy's have extra room!!
post #16 of 18
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Someone put in an application on Squeaky last night. Because he is so afraid, we don't have him listed on Petfinder. They saw him in his cage & asked about him. They didn't even bother to pet him. I told them he was not declawed but had just got neutered. Their response? "Awww...that's sick!! Poor guy is now deformed for life!" I'm pretty sure they won't get to adopt him, & I wanted to talk to the HS president to make sure it is OK I adopt him & she wasn't there last night.

We'll see if I get him Saturday. Man! I feel like I'm jerking your guy's chain! I don't even know what's going on with Squeaky! He is getting much more friendly. He rolls off to the side a little & isn't so tense when I pet him. I even got to scratch his ears & his chin last night.
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Squeaky isn't mine. He is making such good progress that we believe there is a chance he could get adopted into an indoor home. We are going to give him a few more weeks & then see how he is.

Today, I scratched his tummy & his chin. I think I felt him purr. When I reached in to pet him, he pushed his head forward. He doesn't stand up completely to meet me, but sort of shimmies forward. He sticks his butt up in that air as he gets petted, too!

Karen, you're off the hook!
post #18 of 18
good luck with your new kitty. I hope it all works out.
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