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Stele wrote:

Now... suggestions for a name? Because Blueberry is not sticking. :p

Well, if he's not quite a blueberry, then how about:

Violent Beauregard

You could call him Beauregard for short.

He's a handsome cat. Welcome to the Goodjer pet family

Ok. Blue (temporary/transitional name) is home. Heard him meow for the first time in the car.

Separate rooms for now. Lots of door sniffing going on.

Got a hilarious cat nip video I will have to upload soon.

Pictures coming later. Just typing this while Blue is asleep at my feet, with his legs draped over mine. So cute. Pics of that in a bit too.

Ok, uploaded from phone. See if this works...

Ollie and his sea turtle, his favorite stuffed animal
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Other than his pillow pet.
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And a few quick ones:

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Sleepy kitty.

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Yes his lips are multicolored.

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Climbing the tree for the first time.

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Lasher tolerates a pet. Giles (in back) cares not for nothing. Katherine (human) enjoys couch time with kitties.

This week's CatVersusHuman:

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So we got up the other morning to find that Stella couldn't stand up at first, and when she did her hind legs kept going out from under her. I took her in to the vet where they told us she has doggie arthritis (which we knew about) but that she also has a neurological issue where she is slowly losing awareness of her hind legs. Basically she is having trouble telling where they are which, combined with the previously mentioned arthritis, was giving her problems.

They ran tests and she is otherwise in fine shape physically and they've put her on anti-inflammatory/pain medication. She does seem to be feeling better now but she's still moving slow. Of course, she's also almost 14.

Here she is on the way home from the vet. She was happy to get out of there.
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tanstaafl wrote:

So we got up the other morning to find that Stella couldn't stand up at first, and when she did her hind legs kept going out from under her. I took her in to the vet where they told us she has doggie arthritis (which we knew about) but that she also has a neurological issue where she is slowly losing awareness of her hind legs. Basically she is having trouble telling where they are which, combined with the previously mentioned arthritis, was giving her problems.

They ran tests and she is otherwise in fine shape physically and they've put her on anti-inflammatory/pain medication. She does seem to be feeling better now but she's still moving slow. Of course, she's also almost 14.

Here she is on the way home from the vet. She was happy to get out of there.
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I'm glad she's feeling better. We had a border collie husky mix that had a similar problem, but she kind of figured out a way to just keep her back legs straight as she walked/ ran around. She had several happy years that way and made it to 18 or 19.

The puppy (well, he's over a year now):
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The entire pack (well, at least the four legged variety):
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Do you own a separate couch for the people in your house?

When Daddy walks in, everyone moves.

Alright after a week and lots of lobbying for the name, I can now officially present Hobbes.

Now if I could just go back and tell my 10 year old self that someday I would have a tiger named Hobbes.

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And finally... progress is being made in the house. Two cats, eating together, without hissing or fighting. Getting there!

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Claim victory if they share the kitty litter without fighting.

The_Judge wrote:

Claim victory if they share the kitty litter without fighting.

So far there has been sharing. But I'm usually standing guard because it looks like the resident cat wants to ambush the new guy every time he comes out.

Stele wrote:
The_Judge wrote:

Claim victory if they share the kitty litter without fighting.

So far there has been sharing. But I'm usually standing guard because it looks like the resident cat wants to ambush the new guy every time he comes out. :D

THAT... was my point.

Being the tallest > Fear of towels
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Penny & Chloe

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Your cat has a cloaking device.

PRG013 wrote:

Your cat has a cloaking device.

Chameleo-cat

PRG013 wrote:

Your cat has a cloaking device.

I was confused for a second and was about to post that I think someone linked the wrong picture.

So, it would appear that both cats have now used all 3 litter boxes. Harmony has mostly been achieved.

This was about 3-4 days ago:

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And then yesterday:

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Aww.

And then, Hobbes continues doing cute things on his own too, like sleeping on the couch even when the people aren't there. Caught him rolling over in his sleep:

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Stele wrote:

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OMG, belly stripes are so cute! We have a lynx-point siamese and she has a stripe pattern similar to Hobbes with super cute leopard spots on her belly.

D'aww!

Here's Maggie and Ash trying to get into a box for our new toy:
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It snowed.

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The album.

Railing cat
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Oooooh, a pet picture thread? Cross posting from the random things I love thread.

On Monday m0nk3yboy wrote:

Two new editions to the family today. 5 months old, rescued from a local cat shelter.

Two daughters love them to pieces, tentatively named Ninja and Chocolate (the kittens, not the kids).

Just hoping our ageing (and ailing) cat will tolerate them. We have them in separate parts of the house, securely gated (yeah 'not' throwing out the kidsafe barriers) and we're spending equal time with all concerned as advised.

Day 1 (technically only 3.5 hours exposure), and old grumpy will hiss at you if she even catches a whiff of the newbies on you. The shelter was great, we have a guide for introducing to existing pets, and two weeks access to an animal behaviouralist if we need it. They have one on staff to help out with all of the foster cats that get sent out, if they can't find full adoptions.

Spoiler:

Two 5 month old kittens, what the f*ck was I thinking?!?!?

Tuesday we were looking for other solutions to help calm down our older cat.

On Tuesday m0nk3yboy wrote:

New thing I love? Feliway. Old and grumpy is now blissed out next to me in our bedroom, purring her heart out. Last night she was growling and hissing at us that much my wife slept in another room in the house for fear of her life.

Step one of operation 'multiple cats in the house' is a success. Now the gradual introduction process begins!?!?

Then, the pics!

On Wednesday m0nk3yboy wrote:

Sleeping after being run ragged by my two daughters (aged 4.5 and almost 6)...

Ninja

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Chocolate

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Now we just need to work on the integration. Two five month old brothers, getting along with a 16 year old female who is weary of strangers...

They have peeked at each other through the child safe barrier, that is loosely blocked out with card and mats. Visually deterring, but enough to sneak a peek through at each other.

Fluffy (old and grumpy) has hissed, but there is no 'feral' growling, moaning, or lashing out like before the Feliway was deployed. She is even tolerating being 'cuddled' with the other cat's scent on us. I believe the next step now is to move the feeding bowls closer to the dividing wall, so that they can associate 'a good event' within visual proximity of each other.

I don't know if she will give in and accept them or not. I hope so, but if not, we'll just need to learn to live with the gate in place for a little while longer than anticipated. I'm not sure how much longer the old dear has, she's already given us a few scares, but I intend to make sure she enjoys it without being hassled by two young ruffians.

Any tips Stele?

I really love this thread. Never fails to pick me up. I should really find some pics of my cat, he's grown quite a pic in the past few months (obvious, I know, he was only two months when we got him in July).