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by GitaBooks
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: PAWS, Todmorden
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Re: PAWS, Todmorden

Awesome!
by GitaBooks
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Foster Kitten Care Chart
Replies: 0
Views: 1317

Foster Kitten Care Chart

I wrote this up as much for myself as anyone else. Every "Kitten Season" I foster kitties for the local Humane Society where I volunteer. We just finished with two boys and now have four that were found in a dumpster. I hope this helps people raising bottle-babies to know what to expect and what to ...
by GitaBooks
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice need for new cat introduction :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Advice need for new cat introduction :)

Age doesn't matter as much as personality, but elderly cats are more stressed with change and less likely to except new cats, so ages 1-5 would probably be better. Walking a cat on a leash could work, but I agree with you, I think they would spook. I know mine would. :mrgreen: The smell of dogs can ...
by GitaBooks
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice need for new cat introduction :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Advice need for new cat introduction :)

That is very considerate of you that you see she is feeling stressed. Was there any change in her environment? Does she have enough hiding places and places to climb and feel secure? Does she seem healthy? If everything else is already and she truly is just bored and stressed then another companion ...
by GitaBooks
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Where else to look for a rescue cat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Where else to look for a rescue cat?

Kitten season is over, which is why kittens under 14 weeks are difficult to find during the winter. However, there are still out there, and if not, just wait a month or two and you'll be finding some kittens soon. : ) Other places to search include people rehoming animals (be careful of scams) or pe...
by GitaBooks
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Re: Advice needed

I'm so glad things are going well. : )

One day shouldn't make a difference. Fleas can be a real pain!!

Best of luck!
by GitaBooks
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

I have officially adopted Nocturne! Seems she's a special-needs girl because of Hydrocephalus, or water on the brain. She was always unique, but to learn that she may have real health issues means its best just to let her be in a familiar place where she can be loved. Not to mention I wanted to adop...
by GitaBooks
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

Nocturne, Twilight and Oziana have all turned out to be females. They are about 10 weeks old but only Oziana has reached the 2 lb mark, so they are still with us. The whole family has fallen for Nocturne so she is practically adopted (we just have to make it official). Lyla is doing well, has gained...
by GitaBooks
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

My babies, Trouble, Ollie, Kai, Bee, Cash and Tesla, have been put up for adoption at Petsmart and all of them except Trouble have found their new homes (he might have over the weekend, updates are given on Thursday and Fridays). Fred has been adopted as well! However, we still have seven we are wor...
by GitaBooks
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

Cash, Kai and Ollie will be joined by their siblings, Trouble, Bee and adoptive sister, Tesla, tomorrow. The new trio will be going in to be fixed and then put up for adoption to find their forever homes. Not only this, but Lyla's kittens hit the miracle-mark of four weeks of age (when they begin ea...
by GitaBooks
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

Thanks guys. Its nice to know people understand. : )

Yes, Cash does have big ears, but his sister, Bee, has even bigger ones! They are the two cuddliest ones of the litter.
by GitaBooks
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

Tomorrow is the day I have to say good-bye to the kittens I have had for the last seven weeks: Ollie, Kai and Cash. I know they will be given wonderful care and go to amazing homes, but it's going to be hard. It's hard enough just to go into the room and play with them right now. They'll be so confu...
by GitaBooks
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

The foster kittens are doing very well: we currently have the five (Ollie, Cash, Bee, Kai, and Trouble), a longhaired kitten around their age (Tesla) and Lyla with her trio. Two orphans around 1-2 weeks of age will be coming to our house for a few days this week as their foster mother is out-of-town...
by GitaBooks
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: The amazing world of a foster parent

Some pictures of the
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Nocturne, Twilight and Oz. These are the three premature babies born to Lyla
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by GitaBooks
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The amazing world of a foster parent
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

The amazing world of a foster parent

I've adored animals ever since I was a young kid, fascinated by their behavior, appearance, and care. I think anyone who likes animals has to like the cat, they are so graceful and unique, and yet so common at the same time. Over the years we have helped a number of cats (mother's with kittens, stra...
by GitaBooks
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: NEW CAT FOLLOWING BEREAVEMENT
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: NEW CAT FOLLOWING BEREAVEMENT

It can be so hard to get a cat or any animal after the loss of one, because you feel as though you are trying to somehow get back the companion and friend you lost. Our cat Nym lives indoors (our other cats are mostly outdoor cats) but it can be hard at times because our first indoor cat was actuall...
by GitaBooks
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Milla had her kittens
Replies: 192
Views: 24788

Re: Milla had her kittens

Its wonderful to know your animals go to good homes, even if its hard to give them up.
by GitaBooks
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat=Human names
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

Re: Cat=Human names

We've had a mixture of both for our pets. Some of our cats have very strange names: Scardy Cat (when we were trying to take her home she hid and everyone on the farm was trying to find her) Tiger Tail (orange stripes on his tail) Tabby (kids named her) Pygmy (he was one of our larger cats) Nym Barel...
by GitaBooks
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling with grief
Replies: 13
Views: 3810

Re: Struggling with grief

I am so, so sorry. The loss of a cat is so difficult, no matter what the cause or what age. We have lost so many cats over the years, but it never gets easier.

However, I know that no matter how short a time you had with your cats, you gave them a wonderful life. They were very happy with you.