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Oh God help me-having always had dogs I now have a 7 wk old kitten!

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Aapplecrumbly Thu 20-Jun-13 21:23:00

What have I done? I am shellshocked at how active a kitten isshock.I have only ever had dogs and currently have a retriever.I rescued this kitten from the roadside and thought "oh how sweet,I will keep the little thing".but really,its ridiculous.She needs constant supervision,climbs all over my laptop,climbs up when trying to have a cup of tea.etc etc.I am trying to do the right things and follow advice on threads here but blimey,its hard work.I have now just shut her in the kitchen for a little while just so I can come and use the laptop.How do you have a glass of wine and watch tv etc? I am giving her a tiny spray of water from a spray bottle for things like climbing on the table ,climbing curtains etc.What else can I do and will it get easier?Please reassure me!sad

kittenery Sat 22-Jun-13 11:20:16

Kitten and me are just in the middle of a game of 'fetch'. It's not quite going to plan wink

cozietoesie Sat 22-Jun-13 11:45:07


Aapplecrumbly Sat 22-Jun-13 11:52:58

Ok we might be settling down a little I think(prays hard).I put her last night in the spare box room with all her bits n bobs and it was much better for everyone.Previously she had been in the kitchen overnight and then it was a problem depending who was down first in the morning-dh keeps forgetting about her and leaves doors open and the two teens cant be relyed on either when they are just up as they will come and say hello to her etc and then wander off-I find I need to be on top of this myself at all timesgrin.So this is a good solution seeing as we have got room.Talk about being like a military operationhmm.

cozietoesie Sat 22-Jun-13 12:29:05

Only for a week or two, though - maybe two or three at worst. They really do settle down very quickly at this age. She'll still have completely mad moments but soon enough she shouldn't be so completely concentrated.

Aapplecrumbly Sat 22-Jun-13 14:13:08

Its so unfortunate but we have booked to go to France/Disney/Paris etc for a week this coming wednesday.Poor thing is just settling and she will have to go into cat boarding at the vets for the week.The timing is bad but what can you do-the vets know me well and have promised she will get lots of attention from the staff etc.I think kittens are always popularsmile.
cozie can I ask out of curiousity,are you simply a cat lover with tons of experience or a professional?You seem to really know your stuff < in awe>

deliasmithy Sat 22-Jun-13 18:17:44

They do calm down but some remain naughty forever!
I love my new 6m old kitten he is hilarious and awesome but he is back to pinging the door handle ALL flipping night!! Aaaaaarrrggghhh! ! He thinks it's a great game.

Someone is going back in their room overnight so I can get some sleep!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 22-Jun-13 22:05:55

I wonder if your dog watches the kitten rampaging around the house and thinks "well, I was never allowed to get away with that".

cozietoesie Sat 22-Jun-13 22:16:33

One of my Mom's cats was RTA'd and we acquired a replacement kitten for her. (We knew she wanted one but just hadn't gotten round to it.)

When it arrived, her dog, who had been at the bottom of the heap with the old cat but had been getting quite above itself as lone pet, took one look at the new arrival which was yowling loudly and quietly slunk away with an 'Oh Gawd, it's back!' look on its face.

The kitten never had any trouble with it.


Fluffycloudland77 Sat 22-Jun-13 22:54:05

Poor dogs, they do get the fuzzy end of the lollipop where cats are concerned.

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