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Old 05-08-2014, 01:43 AM   #471
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So cute! Shreddy looks like a furry little mouse curled up in a next. Oh, don't tell Shreddy I said he looked like the enemy!
Oh! He looks so sweet! Shreddy is precious!

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Old 05-08-2014, 01:55 AM   #472
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I almost lost it with Monkey tonight. I was so close to getting rid of her it was scary. She got out again and my friend, who was in the back yard grabbed Monkey who then clawed my friend on her chest, groin and leg. She was a mess. And she was helping out by power washing our patio. I felt so bad.

Monkey wants to be an outdoor cat and a) it isn't allowed here (even though many cats do run free) and b) it just isn't safe for so many reasons. So, we are left with the decision of finding her a home where she can be outside or, being super careful, to the point of putting her in a room or her crate when we are in and out. We love her and want what is best for her.

We do clip her claws and will have to do it more often, but that doesn't help the getting away and not wanting to be picked up.

She is just a kitten and I know that means she has a lot of energy, but I am disabled and chasing her or getting out of her way takes its toll.
My Misty was much the same. I kept pushing her away from the door and was very persistent of this. Then, I used a large fish net and just scooped her up and dumped her on the couch when I went in and out. This prevents bleeding and makes the point.

Now, she never goes near the doors and she is very happy inside and riding on the Roomba.

I think this will just take some time, yes?

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:29 AM   #473
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My Misty was much the same. I kept pushing her away from the door and was very persistent of this. Then, I used a large fish net and just scooped her up and dumped her on the couch when I went in and out. This prevents bleeding and makes the point.

Now, she never goes near the doors and she is very happy inside and riding on the Roomba.

I think this will just take some time, yes?

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Thanks, Cat, this is very useful. I am glad things worked out with Misty. I am realizing things about Monkey that she seems to be shying away from people and I think it has to do with a young girl who is sometimes here and just drags Monkey around everywhere. We just need to give her time and let her come to us. But we also need to stop the getting outside. I like the net idea - and she loves being in things! LOL.

As for our Roomba, she prefers to chase and attack it than ride on it!
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:19 PM   #474
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I tried a cat harness on Shreddie. He got out of it.
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Monkey was quite quiet last night, not doing her usual running around just at the time we wanted to go to bed.

I was having a real bad pain night (don't know why), and ended up out in my recliner about 2 am. She had been peacefully sleeping in my studio but as soon as I was in my chair, reclined and covered in my blanket, she popped up on my lap, curled up and stayed there until I woke up about 7:00.

We are just going to watch her behaviour for awhile and show her a ton of love.
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Our daughter's female cat is skilled like that taxy. Kitty's name is "Mystic" but half the time we call her Houdini!
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Our daughter's female cat is skilled like that taxy. Kitty's name is "Mystic" but half the time we call her Houdini!
I have considered making a cat harness out of fabric or mesh, with short sleeves and short "pant legs". I think that would make it almost impossible to wriggle out of.
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Thanks, Cat, this is very useful. I am glad things worked out with Misty. I am realizing things about Monkey that she seems to be shying away from people and I think it has to do with a young girl who is sometimes here and just drags Monkey around everywhere. We just need to give her time and let her come to us. But we also need to stop the getting outside. I like the net idea - and she loves being in things! LOL.

As for our Roomba, she prefers to chase and attack it than ride on it!
Ha! The net worked for Misty. Just come down upon Monkey with it and scoop her quickly. And yes, give her time.

Is it possible to make the little girl refrain from dragging Monkey around everywhere? This may help also, yes?

I wish you good luck!

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Sadly, LittleBit had more energy than I did today.
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That looks like one pooped out kitty. We need more pix of LittleBit.
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