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Sat Jan 16, 2016, 10:27 AM

The new cat is in a closed off bathroom, hiding behind the toilet

He turned up at a friend's house when the snow came, so we think someone dumped him. Very friendly, he'll sit in your lap and purr. He's a tom, about 4 or 5 years old.

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Reply The new cat is in a closed off bathroom, hiding behind the toilet (Original post)
hedgehog Jan 2016 OP
CurtEastPoint Jan 2016 #1
valerief Jan 2016 #2
hedgehog Jan 2016 #3
rurallib Jan 2016 #8
Nac Mac Feegle Jan 2016 #4
shenmue Jan 2016 #6
2naSalit Jan 2016 #20
mythology Jan 2016 #5
gvstn Jan 2016 #9
hay rick Jan 2016 #7
hedgehog Jan 2016 #10
catbyte Jan 2016 #11
Kennah Jan 2016 #12
Skittles Jan 2016 #13
Snobblevitch Jan 2016 #14
Nac Mac Feegle Jan 2016 #15
lastlib Jan 2016 #17
Kashkakat v.2.0 Jan 2016 #16
hedgehog Jan 2016 #19
Kashkakat v.2.0 Jan 2016 #21
hedgehog Jan 2016 #22
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2016 #18

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 10:47 AM

1. Good for you. Thank you and be patient. He'll come around.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 11:07 AM

2. How very catlike. That's what they do in new places. Might last a couple days.

Or at least until he gets sick of listening to the flushes.

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 11:52 AM

3. We think he was an indoor cat, so this is all very scary for him.

He's a real purring machine.

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 09:13 PM

8. and then in a week or two he takes over

and demands service!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 08:22 PM

4. You know the RULES

Pictures. There must be pictures.

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 08:47 PM

6. Lots! We must verify the squee.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 12:46 PM

20. YES!! nt

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 08:31 PM

5. My last cat spent the first several weeks in my box spring whenever I was home

 

But once she settled down, the only bed she would accept, was me.

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Response to mythology (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 09:17 PM

9. My cat

Rejects any attempts of affection until I am 95% asleep. Then he wants to jump on my stomach and pull the covers from my face independent of how close his paws are from my lips or eyes. What is up with that? I don't want to wake up to pet him but what can you do? I think he is a jerk. Not sure but he seems that way.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 08:48 PM

7. Got a new cat 2 months ago.

We have another cat. The new kitten/cat (6 months) was initially intimidated by the new surroundings, people, and the other cat. For the first couple days we only saw her when she ate or used the litter box. Eventually found her hiding places- one was climbing up inside an overstuffed recliner from the back. It took her a couple of weeks to get fully adjusted. Now she runs the place.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 11:33 AM

10. Things have smoothed out to the point that all the old animals and

the new cat are ignoring each other.

The cat is cream colored with a circle on either side, each with a little moon following the circular path. So my husband named the cat Copurrrrrnicus.

The children have banned him from naming any other new critters.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 11:42 AM

11. Awwwwwww! That's a great name.

Congratulations to all of you.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 04:25 PM

12. Got a rescue kitten a few years ago

She was scared of everyone in the house, including the resident cat. Hid behind some boxes for months. I worked with her, approached her, and eventually got her to come to me. She ended up adopting me, with an option on everyone else.

Today, she has figured out it's warm at the foot of the bed, and the kids don't much care if she sleeps in their bed. She also regularly pounces on the older cat.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:31 PM

13. that's where my cat goes when the tornado sirens are going off

very safe place

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 10:33 PM

14. We got a female cat a few years ago.

She spent the first ten days under a couch or under the bed. She came out at night to eat and use the litterbox.

The thing is, she wasn't acraid of us. She too would purr up a storm if you reached under the couch and scratched her behind her ears.

Then one day a cousin stopped by. I call her the 'Cat Whisperer'. She lakd on the floor and talked to the cat and she. She out and into the 'Cat Whisperer's' arms.

This is one of the best cats we've ever had. She has a unique personality and she never misses the litterbox. I think she has more dander than an average cat however. That's why we ended up with her. It cuts down on overnight visitors.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 06:18 PM

15. No pictures yet???

That is serious.

Bad Things WILL happen if there are no pictures.

You know it, I know it, we all know it. Just break down and cough up the photos.

It will save everyone a lot of trouble, especially you. We won't let up. WE NEED PICTURES.

You know you want to, just stop teasing us.



Must have kitty pictures.

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:56 PM

17. Don't make us send Guido!

Pics! If we don't get 'em soon, Guido might wanna come by an' have a liddle *talk* wid youse. (if you get my meanin'............)

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:18 PM

16. He could be someones beloved missing pet - why do you automatically assume someone dumped him??

At the very least - check bulletin boards, flyers posted on poles, lost cat listings at your local shelters, craigs list, etc. I speak as someone whose cat was missing for 6 weeks and it was only thru doing a major search and the help of neighbors I got him back (and thanks to help from missingpetpartnership.org !!!)

Before releasing him to anyone though or even allowing people come to your house, you should request a photo from them and/or withhold some identifying details that only the true owner would know.

If by "tom" though you mean he hasn't been snipped then that would most likely indicate someone doesn't care.... so in that case..... never mind!

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:57 AM

19. We did check with our vet, who is about a mile down the road

no one posted a missing kitty on their board. I also checked Craig's list. I'll check the other sources just to be sure.

This is on a very busy highway, so if he travelled far he was very lucky.

If indoor cats get out, do they hang around to try to get back in? This seems to be very much an indoor cat.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 05:21 PM

21. If hes bent on getting back in then yes- he knows the comforts of home and he wants in!

In a pinch any home will do. Who knows what happens to displace cats from their territory- can get chased by a dog, stuck in a car, picked up by a child and carried away. They can get highly spooked by moving, run out the door in a sudden burst of curiosity about whats out there, go into feral or survival mode and hide and then get left behind by people moving- that happens a lot. My cat I now believe was spooked by my NEIGHBORS moving- all their stuff was all over and a lot of noise and chaos. Sadly many people are ignorant or lazy, and don't do much looking. Or buy into the mythology that if the cat is gone for any length of time they ran away and don't want to be found. Welll I could go on - I cant recommend missingpetpartnership.org highly enough - it has strategies for both finding AND reuniting pets.

Anyhoo- thanks for looking out for this guy!!! When mine was gone I liked to think maybe someone nice would take him in.

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 05:23 PM

22. I should have mentioned - this spot is notorious as a dumping ground for unwanted cats

and dogs - a mile out into the country and at a nursery with a parking lot.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 02:31 AM

18. Awwww

 

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