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Old 06-27-2007, 08:44 PM
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Wow! I sure enjoyed the posts in this thread. Great question and I sure appreciated the answers.

We have just adopted two kittens from the Humane Society and they are around 2 months old according to their history papers, and have now been with us for 4 days.

As far as the litter box and food trays being far apart, I have done so because of what I have read but actually the kittens never even minded. I guess they are used to sharing with other kittens in such close quarters at their last residence (the humane society).

I will utilize the water-gun method for sure to keep them away from areas that they are not allowed. As for "table manners" lol, we did find one of the kitties on the living room coffee table and that kitty was firmly told "no," was picked up by the scruff of the neck, as momma cat would have done to move them around, and it was put right back on the floor. Since then, no sign of going up to the table.

We just went out today and I have no cat carrier yet, but we took them along and they had to wait in the car with dd. One of them seems to be okay about going around in the store but the other just gets really riled up. I think that it's the curiousity of the male kitty that makes him "meow" constantly and wants to take off exploring. LOL!

Anyway, overall, the kittens are doing well, except that they are up when we want to go to sleep and I worry about them getting into things. We have an open floor plan from the living room to the dining room and kitchen and laundry room, with the bedrooms off to one side of the house that have two doors that lead to them. Well, I guess we could leave them in the front porch (closed porch), but I feel they still need supervision when they play with each other as sometimes the female kitty gets irritated with the male kitty and tries to bite or growls a bit.

Okay, I will try my best to come back and see your responses ladies.

Thank you.

Great sharing.

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Old 09-07-2007, 06:40 PM
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We leave our cats out all the time, we have good cats though. They pretty much sllep on the bed when we are gone.Now that we have kittens we keep them in an inside porch with their mom when not at home or asleep. Otherwise they too are out. We do this because we have a dog and until the kittens are old enough to protect themselves that's the way it will be. We have them out alot to get used to the house and dog. She has been good with them. Now our other adult cat hisses at them. I'm having so much fun watching them grow and play. I'm getting attached too and would like to keep them all. Our cat Maddie and dog Pokey both are fixed. Misty was to go get spayed but before her appt. she ripped a hole in our bathroom screen and got out. Yikes! As soon as she's able to the vet she goes!We decided to keep 1 male cat as our other 2 are females, so he's goin to the vet to be fixed asap. We have to find good homes for the other 3, but I'm loving them all.Misty [the 1 that got pregnant] was a stray we took in.The kittens are Dexter[he's the 1 we are keeping] Daniel, Destiny and Danielle.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:29 AM
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My cat is a gorl cat and her name is "E". Yes E have the control of my house. She plays and run all over the place. In my bedroom I have my Queen size bed and eE has a twin size bed, with all of her stutff animals. But sometimes she will climb in the bed with me and sleep. E is my everything. I just let her be happy & have a lots of fun.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:41 AM
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Hello, it has been awhile since I posted here, but I still have cats; 9 of them now! I dondt remember how many we had when I last posted here. We have 6 that live indoors with us that have the run of the house. One that lives in our garage that is under the house, and two outside cats that live in their own pen with three insulated houses, climbing trees and platforms. Even though we are in the country they can't run loose as cats make goof coyote food around here!

Our cats have basically taken over for our two grown sons so we never have had a true empty nest! LOL Sometimes though with the six indoor cats it is like having six two year olds that never grow up! Two are Hemingway cats and they can open things and pick up things and use their paws like hands! I always wanted a racoon, but now know how they would be in a house! Our oldest cat is almost 11 years old and the youngest is 2 and they all have the run of the house. Someties it gets a bit crowded in our double size bed!
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:19 PM
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I only have one cat! She has the run of the house. She has her window seat and all of her special places she likes to nap. If I am downstairs in the family room, I can sometimes hear her jump from her window seat and run around a bit that just go back to settling down. It is really funny.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:14 PM
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Our cat Pancho has the run of the house he also has extra toes and can play soccer like no else. He is so funny too the way he tears around here.
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My cats are really on my mind today - my middle baby, Simon has just come out of anesthesia from a teeth cleaning (one tooth removed) and a lump on his left mammory. I get to pick him up in an hour and a half.

We have 3 big toms and they run free (indoors ONLY) here or not. Simon is the only one that gets on the counter. I could care less. They run the roost and are for the most part, really great. They are animals and have their moments.

I have even left them when traveling. No choice. My neighbor checks on them at nite, gives them treats and ensures no scraps or issues.

The cages only come out when its vet time..

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Old 04-03-2009, 12:52 PM
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Wow found this neat thread well I have a 4 yr old cat called Boots and he is almost human (lol). He is an inside cat declawed and fixed and has the run of the house and sleeps with both John & I. He has a crate with a soft blanket in it and he also has a table with a heating blanket on it. When we put him in the car with his crate we opening it up so he can lay either on the back seat or back floor, he also goes on trips with us. He knows when he goes to the vet he ain't happy.
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Hi Jodi! We had to downsize on cats as we moved from the country to town.The male likes to go roam outside but does come in to eat & sleep.The female is all inside cat who raley wants out but like to go on the porch but only if the door is left openLoL.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:09 PM
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As a kitten,we kept it out in the sunroom. Litter & food,provided. Jas had run of the hole house,as long as we were here. I don't care for cats on the counter,table,etc. If we decide to go away for a few hours,she gets the honor of spending time in our basement. Since she's a indoor cat. Which at night,since she's very nosey,plus like to know she's not into everything,she sleeps there too. She's one pampered kitty.
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