• @PG, Our vet was very leery of spaying Lilith before she’d gotten all of her shots and vaccs, and wanted her ideally to be at or above 5lbs. I’m aware of the AMVA proponents for pediatric spay… but I also trust my vet. Given how undersized Lilith was for her age, and some of his concerns re: feral kitties and undiagnosed genetic concerns showing…[Read more]

  • We had always planned on getting her spayed! But she’s only about 4 months old and four pounds, so we were expecting to have at LEAST another three or four weeks before she’d be at the 5lb mark {when our vet is more comfortable with their chances, going under general anesthesia.) And since we don’t own a male cat, we also weren’t expecting her to…[Read more]

  • So the toms in the backyard have brought Lilith into heat :/

    She has a spay appointment for 9/22, which isn’t until the end of next month! We weren’t expecting her to go into heat just yet, and thought we had at least a few more weeks…

    Does anyone know of something to help keep her calm and avoid over-stressing her during this difficult…[Read more]

  • PG they might not be more difficult, and it CAN be helpful…. but not all of us can afford the vet care and food for extra kitty friends.

  • Here’s a photo of the tiny girl, I thought I’d uploaded one! You can also kinda see her ghost-stripes in this pic… so damn cute, I hope they stick around!

  • Kincaid replied to the topic 3 week old bottle baby in the forum Cats & Kittens 1 month ago

    US, basically what I’ve found with my own tiny girl {barely 2.5weeks when rescued} is they eat what they want, when they want! But trying for 8Cc/oz of kitten is a good starting point. She had days when she’d eat barely 7tbs of her milk, and days when that more than doubled!

    As long as the baby is bright and perky, inquisitive, tracking movement…[Read more]

  • PG you just CANT! Not with gorgeous moss-green eyes staring up at you from a tiny tuxie face >//< my god she’s adorable.

    KZ she definitely knows who “mama” is, even if her running laps up and down my chair and across my keyboard all day gets frustrating… she makes up for it in so many ways

  • Lili has been a bit of a pain today, getting under foot and making a nuisance of herself.

    But it’s just started thundering and pouring down rain in our little southern town, and she jumped about two feet when the last crash hit! She immediately ran into my lap, and commenced crying and begging for attention until I soothed her with gentle…[Read more]

  • Good morning, good morning~

    In response to prior threads: yes, in the States, and also yes General Practitioner/general care provider. I’ve got some friends across the pond, so perhaps that’s where I got it, lol! And also yes, I suppose if I need a two-letter nick, KC works just fine 😀

    I’m trying to be proactive in getting in shape, since this…[Read more]

  • Good morning, all!

    I’m not {too} ashamed to say that I am in possession of quite a number of stuffed animals. I enjoy collecting the Jellycat brand, since their soft fur does wonders for the anxious mind if you don’t have a real furbaby to love on. My less collectible ones have been given over to Lilith to use, and snuggle with… so far, she…[Read more]

  • Kincaid replied to the topic Incessant Biting in the forum Cats & Kittens 1 month, 1 week ago

    I’ve been noticing that… Honestly it peeves me when people say calling our pets “children” is disrespectful to ‘actual parents.’ We hand-raise our bottle babies, are up with them every two hours, worrying for their health and taking them to the doctor if they so much as sneeze-

    My child just has four feet instead of two!

    Their manners, in…[Read more]

  • Kincaid replied to the topic Incessant Biting in the forum Cats & Kittens 1 month, 1 week ago

    We’re trying to take circumstances into account… has she been riled up by play? Has she been alone for a few hours/the night? Is she hungry, does she want some play time…?

    Usually I can “let it go” a few times while just saying “no!” firmly and putting her off my chair or lap. She’s very much a shoulder cat, which I ADORE! But painful bites…[Read more]

  • So, Lilith as a problem with biting!

    She’s been zipping around the house when we let her out of her room; which is usually about 20 minutes after we wake up; until we get fed up with the biting and chewing at power cables when she takes a time out or until we have errands to run, or head back to bed.

    She’s getting plenty of play time, and…[Read more]

  • I would at least make a call to the vet office and see what they say. It could be nothing, but there might be some sort of bacterial concern that you don’t possess the veterinary knowledge to diagnose. Better safe than sorry!

  • KJ, you’re right I mighta misread 🙄 it’s been kinda a long day, sorry if I was offensive in any way! So far so good! If my knee can withstand the 3-5 days a week I’ve been doing; the bike ride in to the gym can be anywhere from 3-5 miles depending on which direction I go; I’ll be ok. I tend to skip days as soon as my knee starts acting up,…[Read more]

  • Gosh, AV, she sure looks comfy! It’s scheduled to hit the upper 90s all the way up to 104 in my part of the state today… Thanking gods for working A/C and a partner who doesn’t mind if I keep it at 72 most of the day!

    Lol, I’m totally with you, Zee! I found some really good mini-meatloaf recipes that I can change the seasoning on and have a…[Read more]

  • Good morning, friends! (Thanks for all the kind words in the previous thread, it’s super appreciated, and I LOVE hearing from you guys!)

    Sorry you’re going through some medical issues right now, PG, I hope that continues to improve! Knee issues are never fun, I can definitely sympathize there :/

    Lagatta, I hope your massage goes well, and you…[Read more]

  • Howdy hey, gang!

    Glad to see others out there “enjoying” the weather! I made it out to the gym for my appt with a personal trainer today, and managed to snag Lilith a few cans of wet food on the way home too. There’s some GREAT news on my horizon, and next year could see QUITE a number of physical and emotional changes around here… *Crossing…[Read more]

  • I’d just like to say as someone with very recent experience with an overly aggressive canine…. Look up the laws in your city, and do it NOW.

    If a dog draws blood, quite often it must immediately become a ward of the city you live in, and be quarantined up to a week or more. {You WILL be on the line for those boarding + quarantine fees and any…[Read more]

  • Vet appointment went well, other than the Leukemia vacc making poor Lilith scream :/ She was limping slightly after the visit, but it was most likely due to soreness after the second or third round of vaccines. She’s due back at the end of the month for another, and then I think she’s done for a short while.

    IN BETTER NEWS: the bacterial…[Read more]

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