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post #31 of 45
WOW, I've never heard of them having maggots either.
Congrats on the new baby!!!
post #32 of 45
Oh I have waited so for your reply. I am happy she is doing alright and that you will keep her.
I suspected they were really maggots when you said they had a black head and I was so worried that there might be an infected wound somewhere on the kitten but of course if she stayed with her dead mama....
They steal your heart when you bottle-feed them and there is no way to protect your self from that. I think they trigger mama-hormones in us women.
God luck with your new baby.
post #33 of 45
Well aint this the cutest darn story in the world?!
Aaawww..
Yay! Thank you for keeping her. She is beautiful. I want more pics.
You are a wonderful woman..I know when I was reading through the first page of this, I for sure thought you'd keep her. You knew you were going to from the first post you made. It's just how it goes.
Keep us updated!
Thanks-
post #34 of 45
Thread Starter 
We finally won over my husband! He has been determined not to even look at her. Mind you, he has called from work everyday to ask how she is doing though.

When he got home from work yesterday I was out in the studio feeding her. I heard the dogs barking and saw him out in the back yard with them walking my way. Soon I saw him looking in the window at us and I went outside with her. He wouldn't touch her but did say she is a cute little thing. It was a little cool outside and he said maybe I should bring her book into the house so she doesn't catch a chill. I knew I had him then!

When I brought her inside the house the dogs were very interested so we made introductions. Our old large dog sniffed her and gave me the "ok you brought in another one didn’t you" look and walked away. My daughters little Chihuahuas just couldn't get enough of her. Every time the kitten makes a sound she comes running and cries herself. She would cover her in kisses if we let her. Looks like Meggie has 2 moms now. Our cat wasn’t in the room and I don’t want to push intros with her. Kayla our cat smelled Meggie’s scent on me this morning and hissed. She has never hissed at anything in all the time we have had her. We got her as a rescue when she was 4 months old and she is now 7. She is an indoor cat, very sweet and loves the dogs. She plays with them and even sleeps with them. I hope she will come around in time. I figure I will just keep letting her smell Meggie’s scent on me for awhile to get her used to it and then when Meggie is a bit larger I will let her see her. Any other suggestions?

Oh, by the way, my husband also said to just bring her box in the house now instead of keeping her out in the studio. Yep she is ours for good now!
post #35 of 45
What a wonderful story. You sound like a special family and this wee kitten was lucky enough to run into your son who saved her from who knows what fate.

God bless you and your family.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by pgoess View Post
We finally won over my husband! He has been determined not to even look at her. Mind you, he has called from work everyday to ask how she is doing though.

When he got home from work yesterday I was out in the studio feeding her. I heard the dogs barking and saw him out in the back yard with them walking my way. Soon I saw him looking in the window at us and I went outside with her. He wouldn't touch her but did say she is a cute little thing. It was a little cool outside and he said maybe I should bring her book into the house so she doesn't catch a chill. I knew I had him then!

When I brought her inside the house the dogs were very interested so we made introductions. Our old large dog sniffed her and gave me the "ok you brought in another one didn’t you" look and walked away. My daughters little Chihuahuas just couldn't get enough of her. Every time the kitten makes a sound she comes running and cries herself. She would cover her in kisses if we let her. Looks like Meggie has 2 moms now. Our cat wasn’t in the room and I don’t want to push intros with her. Kayla our cat smelled Meggie’s scent on me this morning and hissed. She has never hissed at anything in all the time we have had her. We got her as a rescue when she was 4 months old and she is now 7. She is an indoor cat, very sweet and loves the dogs. She plays with them and even sleeps with them. I hope she will come around in time. I figure I will just keep letting her smell Meggie’s scent on me for awhile to get her used to it and then when Meggie is a bit larger I will let her see her. Any other suggestions?

Oh, by the way, my husband also said to just bring her box in the house now instead of keeping her out in the studio. Yep she is ours for good now!
I've heard it helps to get some of the new cat's scent on a blankie or towel, and then set it under the old cat's food dish - that way they associate that scent with something positive.
post #37 of 45
I just found this thread (my pc crashed early this week, so I've been out of the loop). Congratulations on your new baby! I think you & your family have done such a wonderful thing, saving the poor little thing.
I'm sure Kayla will come around in time, altho' I'd probably wait until Meggie is a little bigger to actually introduce them.
Best of luck with your new family member.
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by libby74 View Post
I just found this thread (my pc crashed early this week, so I've been out of the loop). Congratulations on your new baby! I think you & your family have done such a wonderful thing, saving the poor little thing.
I'm sure Kayla will come around in time, altho' I'd probably wait until Meggie is a little bigger to actually introduce them.
Best of luck with your new family member.
i came to read this after seeing your update & the new pix of Meggie. what a wonderful story! i envy you that little tortie darling!
post #39 of 45
Thread Starter 
Well Meggie has taken over the house. She is weaned and uses the litter box now. I can't believe how fast she is growing. We all love her dearly even though she has turned into a terror running around and pouncing on everything and everyone. She still gives us kisses when she gets up from naps and cries to be picked up and cuddled when she is tired. What can I say but that she was meant to be here.

post #40 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by pgoess View Post
Well Meggie has taken over the house. She is weaned and uses the litter box now. I can't believe how fast she is growing. We all love her dearly even though she has turned into a terror running around and pouncing on everything and everyone. She still gives us kisses when she gets up from naps and cries to be picked up and cuddled when she is tired. What can I say but that she was meant to be here.

She is just STUNNING!
post #41 of 45
Awww, what a lovely girl! Those big surprised kitten eyes always get to me I'm so happy things have worked out so well.
post #42 of 45
What a cutie-pie!!! So much progress in one month I wish that those people who told you "the best thing to do is walk away" could see the situation now!!!
post #43 of 45
So happy to hear that Meggie is doing well, and how cute she is looking. She should turn into an excellent cat, I'm sure, from all the love she is receiving.
post #44 of 45
She is beautiful. How is she getting on with Kayla ?
post #45 of 45
She is adorable!!!! I have a couple torties too and I have a special place in my heart for them.. She sounds like she is a very lucky little girl!!
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