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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-13-2004, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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New addition to my family... :)

My friend found these two kittens by the everglades and pulled over to pick them up. Unfortunately, him and his mom are allergic to cats, so I took them in. Why? Because cats are independant and when I had my dog, she just wasn't happy with not having 100% attention.

Anyways, these are my new kitties... unnamed. Any kitty name suggestions? It's a boy and a girl, brother and sister. I'm taking them to get spayed/neutered this week and get the front paws declawed as they like scratching my sofas.

They are still terrified of me if I go up to them quickly, but I just got them a few hours ago.

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Aww they are really very cute! Congrats on the babies!


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Cute kitties! Have you thought about trying to teach them not to scratch the furniture or maybe giving them a scratching post before getting them declawed? If you put a cat tree or scratching post by the sofa, they probably won't claw it. Just my cause I don't like declawing and scratching posts worked for me
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-13-2004, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I will try moving the scratching post by the sofa... I had it elsewhere.

Thanks, guys!
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-13-2004, 08:21 PM
 
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hehe cute - they remind me of those las vegas white tigers.

Declawed... I use a wall mounted (screwed in) scratch pad, it's solid which is important, it works great and they never claw anything else. Don't forget the claws are their main defense against other things and also allows quick escapes up trees etc. If you can avoid declawing I think you should, you could maybe try those deterent chemicals too.

I hope that helps

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Congrats on the kitties. I am glad you got two, that way if they are lonely at all, they have each other. Glad you are taking them to the vet to get all of their shots and to get them fixed.

As for declawing, you might want to try alternative methods before going for such an "extreme". You probably don't know this, but declawing a cat is like cutting off your own fingers at the knuckles. Lots of cats have trouble re-adjusting after declawing. There are products such as soft paws that actually cover their claws. Plus, make sure your scratching post is sturdy, if it tilts or spills they won't use it.

Congrats on your new babies!
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They look pretty happy to be inside for being feral. I think they will be very loving and attentive to you in no time at all. Okay so what exatly is that they are sitting on, it looks like some funky neo-primitive/urban chair but I don't think thats what it is.
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Also, want to point out they are going to be strictly in house cats.

The thing they are sitting on is a table my sister gave me with glass on top. It's some rock type of thing.

I'll look at the alternatives to declawing. I'm going to attempt leaving them in the living room tomorrow when I go to work, hopefully when I come back there aren't things destroyed. The reason I thought of declawing was because my coworker's cat is actually declawed and was declawed at a young age. He is an amazing and sweet cat. My coworker/friend told me the cat adjusted quickly.

I need to take them to the vet and get them spayed/neutered as well.
I need to read up on cats too, have only had dogs.
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I love that last picture!
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Adorable little kittens! Unfortunately, I can't help in the name department though! I had enough trouble thinking of a name for our cat!!

As with declawing, if you do decide to, make sure it's laser surgery. The other method of the surgery is more painful for them, and I was told how it's done. My cat was front declawed only, and I put her on a pelleted litter for a while until she was healed. She does great! Friendly as can be and adjusted. I did it while she was still pretty young.
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congrats on those two! how cute!

i agree about the declawing. i find it inhumane and would really suggest it only as a last option. but you are sure to find tons of info about alternatives here.

they look like twins! you could give them similar names. ???

another thing - they may want seperate litter boxes. you might want to keep that in mind.

good luck!! keep us updated!


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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-14-2004, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Luckily they are litter box trained already with one litter box. They've calmed down on the clawing the sofas (ahhh, and as I wrote this one of them started doing it ), but I'll see what damage they've done when I get home from work tomorrow. Hopefully not much.

They chase each other a lot, I find it so cute. So far though they still run from me, I have to slowly approach each one to pet them.
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Beautiful Kitty's,Congrats!!!
I love them when there at this age,makes me want get one there so cute,was offered a kitty last nite that looked a bit like them,if i had the room,she would be sleeping on my pillow today..If they are to ever go outside ,make sure they get thier shots for lukiema,[Mr.Bean] my 10 month old kitty died from fighting with other cats,the vet said we can pass major diseases to our cats just from touching another cat and then ours if they are not imunized.
I diddnt know that and i had never had that problem before and always had healthy cats,you probbly know this,just thought id throw it out there
Anyhow i found a list of names to choose from for nameing pairs hope this helps
Some of them are wierd ,but cute
AC & DC
Adam & Eve
Aladin & Jasmine
Ali & Fraiser
Amos & Andy
Ann & Andy
Anthony & Cleopatra
Aristotle & Plato
Archie & Edith
Archie & Jughead
Astair & Rogers
Babe & Ruth
Bach & Beethove
Bambi & Thumper
Barbie & Ken
Barney & Fred
Barnum & Bailey
Batman & Robin
Beauty & Beast
Beaver & Wally
Ben & Jerry
Bert & Ernie
Betty & Wilma
Biscuit & Gravy
Bogie & Bacall
Bonnie & Clyde
Bow & Arrow
Bubble & Bobble
Buddy & Holly
Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid
Buttons & Bows
Cagney & Lacey
Calvin & Hobbes
Captain & Tenille
Cat & Mouse
Cha Cha & Rumba
Champagne & Caviar
Chip & Dale
Chips & Salsa
Cinnamon & Sugar
Cloak & Dagger
Chewbacca & C3P0
Chip & Dale
Cinderalla & Prince Charming
Coke & Pepsi
Country & Western
Cowboy & Indian
Cracker & Jack
Crimson & Clover
David & Goliath
Dawn & Dusk
Day & Night
Debit & Credit
Dixie & Pixie
Donald & Goofy
Donny & Marie
Dorothy & Toto
Dot & Dash
Dow & Jones
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Duke & Duchess
Ebony & Ivory
Ed & Trixie
Edith & Archie
Ernie & Bert
Felix & Oscar
Fig & Newton
Flint & Stone
Fred & Ethel
Frick & Frack
Garfield & Odie
George & Gracie
Goofy & Pluto
Gilligan & Skipper
Gin & Tonic
Gizmo & Gadget
Grumpy & Happy
Guns & Roses
Hammer & Nails
Ham & Eggs
Hansel & Gretel
Harley & Honda
Harvard & Yale
Hatfield & McCoy
Hawkeye & BJ
Heaven & Earth
Heckle & Jeckle
Hip & Hop
Hocus & Pocus
Hodge & Podge
Hot Fudge & Chocolate
Hugs & Kisses
Humpty & Dumpty
Hunky & Dory
Hurly & Burly
Ichabod & Crane
Ishmael & Moby Dick
Jack & Jill
Jekyll & Hyde
Kermit & Miss Piggy
King & Kong
King & Queen
Kit & Caboodle
Klinger & Radar
Lady & Tramp
Lavern & Shirley
Lenny & Squiggy
Lewis & Clark
Lincoln & Mercury
Lois & Clark
Lord & Lady
Lucy & Ricky
Macaroni & Cheese
Major & Minor
Mars & Jupiter
Martini & Daiquiri
Meat & Potatoes
Meg & Peg
Melody and Harmony
Mercedes & Porsche
Micky & Minnie
Milo & Oti
Mork & Mindy
Mulder & Scully
Mumbo & Jumbo
Mutt & Jeff
Nacho & Chip
Napoleon & Josephine
Nice & Sweet
Nick & Nack
Nickle & Dime
Nike & Reebok
Nobel & Honor
Nobel & Prize
Old & Yeller
Oscar & Emmy
Ozzie & Harriet
Peaches & Cream
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Peeka & Boo
Pete & Repeat
Pebbles & Bam Bam
Penguin & Joker
Perdy & Pongo
Peter Pan & Tinkerbell
Pincocchio & Ghepetto
Ping & Pong
Pitter & Patter
Pooh & Piglet
Porgy & Bess
Prince & Princess
Puss & Boots
Ragedy Ann & Ragedy Andy
Ralph & Potzee
Ragtag & Bobtail
Razzle & Dazzle
Rhythm & Blues
Ribbons & Bows
Ritz & Cracker
Robin Hood & Maid Marian
Robo & Cop
Rock & Roll
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Rogers & Hammerstein
Romeo & Juliet
Rosemary & Thyme
Rough & Ready
Rowan & Martin
Rough & Tumble
Ruby & Sapphire
Rum & Coke
Salt & Pepper
Sampson & Delilah
Scooby & Scrappy
Sheriff & Deputy
Sigfried & Roy
Silver & Gold
Simba & Nala
Simon & Garfunkel
Sir & Maam
Smith & Wesson
Snoopy & Woodstock
Sooty & Sweep
Speedy & Gonzales
Spock & Kirk
Stan & Ollie
Starsky & Hutch
Sticks & Stones
Sugar & Spice
Sunny & Cher
Sylvester & Tweety
Sweet & Sour
Tex & Rex
Thelma & Louise
Thick & Thin
Thunder & Lightning
Tiffany & Cartier
Tigger & Pooh
Toast & Jam
Tom & Jerry
Tonto & Lone Ranger
Topsy & Turvy
Turner & Hooch
Track & Field
Trick & Treat
Tutti & Fruiti
Tyson & Holyfield



Venus & Mars
Victoria & Secrets



Wilma & Betty
Wilbur & Charlotte
Woofer & Tweeter


Yankee & Doodle


Zeus & Apollo
Zig & Zag
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Wow, that is a name list!

Jess, if you have any cat care questions, please let us know.
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Wow, that's a great list, gonna print it out and highlight the ones I like, thank you so much!

I definitely will post regarding cat care once I encounter any issues. I will also post more pics I have once I get them uploaded on my site.

Thanks to everyone!
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