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help name my kitten

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im the proud owner of a girl kitten thats black with white feet and a white nose smile

I want an unsual name please any ideas?

17leftfeet Mon 03-Feb-14 23:55:57

Don't forget to kitten proof your home

I've got an open gas fire, now stuffed with paper
Sides of the washing machine
Back of the toilet
Side of dd's drawers

Anywhere they can get needs blocking off -I find flip chart paper best for this grin

gobbin Tue 04-Feb-14 01:00:35

I think Bean is a great name for a cat!

I have a cat called, really! He looks like a baked bean.

How about Pickle? I also like old fashioned human names e.g. Pattie, Dorcas, Fleur etc.

livingatheendofthewall Tue 04-Feb-14 01:34:48

Great short list! We have 2 sisters called Big Bean and Little Bean, Beanie and Beano for short, we also have one of Little Bean's kittens, Pinto who gets called Mini my little cat family!

sashh Tue 04-Feb-14 08:38:14

Chiaroscuro. Her majesty Chiaroscuro queen of the Monochrome and chess boards. Keira for day to day.

Chiaroscuro is an art term for when you contrast light and dark, usually for dramatic effect.

lookdeepintotheparka Tue 04-Feb-14 10:08:37

Phenomenal name there sashh grin

How about:

Prudence (we wanted this for our kitten but kids wouldn't have it!)
Constance (Connie)
Oreo (if she's black and white)

Enjoy your kitten - am envy grin

Lovethesea Tue 04-Feb-14 10:17:18

Call her Jackie Collins then!

so many great names and only one cat grin

will upload pictures on Friday I haven't told the kids yet the poor kitten won't know what's hit her confused

cozietoesie Tue 04-Feb-14 11:37:10

How many and how old are they? You'll have to keep them under control (and Good Luck with that!) so that they don't overwhelm the wee soul.

Is there a safe place that she can go to for Me Time if it all gets too much for her?

3 dc 11, 8 and 4 im picking the kitten up after bed time so it can have a night of peace before the kids see it..wink

hello my love kitten betty has arrived smile but she already has me worried I showed her where her litter tray was and she now asleep in she hasnt moved for an hour should I be worriedhmm

cozietoesie Fri 07-Feb-14 20:03:32

If it's the same litter she was used to, she may be miserable and lost and happy to find a familiar smell. If this is her first time away from Mom and her litter mates, it will be the biggest trauma in her life so far, remember.

I'd get a cardboard box ready for her with a fleece inside for coziness - or a warm lap - gently take her out of the litter tray and relocate her. She should have got over it by tomorrow.

Have you got food and water around for her?

Hi Cozie thanks for replying I cannot tell you how glad I am to get her away from the house she was in sad the litter tray was filthy and just had scraps of newspaper in... God knows what was in her food bowl it was massive chunks of biscuits no water grr it makes me so bloody angry!!

So no it's not the same cat litter but it's a litter tray with a lid on.. So maybe she feels safe there.?

She's not had anything to eat or drink she lets me pick her up with no issue not heard a purr from her yet..

It's like having a new baby envy

TamzinGrey Fri 07-Feb-14 21:38:54

Our dainty little rescue girl has kept her original name - Harriet.

cozietoesie Fri 07-Feb-14 21:46:58

You may have it there with the feeling safer thought. Maybe see if you can make her up a bed or a comfy thing to sit on in a darkish place - behind a chair or sofa, say, and just leave her there to adjust. She'll come out eventually.

Thanks Cozie, I really appreciate your advice shock


She's still not been for a wee or poo and hasn't had anything to eat or drink.. Do I need to worry now?

cozietoesie Sat 08-Feb-14 08:31:53

I think I'd be just a little concerned but not completely overcome by worry. This is huge for her and it sounds as if she's been in a pretty disorganized house so the contrast will be as big as it can be, really.

Firstly - are you completely sure she hasn't had anything to eat or drink yet? She could have had a few laps/morsels and it would be difficult to see.

Secondly, until she's on her feet, I'd keep the DCs out of the room (Sorry - that won't be easy, I know) and sit in there myself with a book or watching telly on low volume. Just providing an atmosphere of calmness.

Was she used to noise in her previous house ? Sometimes, having a constant noise soure like a radio or telly on low volume all the time can be a comfort to them.

cozietoesie Sat 08-Feb-14 08:38:28

I forgot to ask - how old is she?

Nomorepeppapig Sat 08-Feb-14 08:39:30


Hi Cozie i think she's 9 weeks.. She's come round a bit I had got her some kitten biscuits from the vet she wasn't impresses wink

I just boiled some chicken and she's had a tiny bit of that I've only got the youngest here today and he's trying so hard to stay quiet and leave her alone smile

She's still not done a wee or a poo..we'll not one I've found anyway ..
But she is out of the litter tray and wondering about xx

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 08-Feb-14 10:02:34

Some kitten biscuits need softening with water. I didn't realise until I read the pack & realised why he wasn't eating them.

He wasn't my first kitten either blush

cozietoesie Sat 08-Feb-14 10:15:46

That's good. Once she starts wandering, she'll be OK.

I have to admit that I'm wondering whether you'll find a little 'present' somewhere if she was too worried to leave her fastness and approach the litter tray. Maybe put a few shreds of newspaper on top of the litter to help her realize that that's where she's to go if that's what she's been used to ? (You can remove it in due course.)

What kind of litter are you using, again? (They can be real fussy.)

cozietoesie Sat 08-Feb-14 10:16:52

PS - I had some 'especially good food' from the vet's last time Seniorboy had a bit of a constipation. He despised it.

were just keeping her in the kitchen at the moment..(except last night where I may have sneaked downstairs and fell asleep with her on the sofa)
ive just blitzed the kitchen and can't find anything...she does keep going in the litter tray and scratching about but she hasn't done anything.
the litter is pettex clean paws and ive got a huge bag so she will need to get used to itwink
thanks again I really appreciate your advice x

PipkinsPal Sat 08-Feb-14 10:27:31


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