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I'm adopting a cat!

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Emochild Sun 28-Feb-16 20:42:43

He's on old boy, elderly owner can't look after him anymore -cant bear to see him put down so he's coming to live with us

I've spent the last week researching how to introduce him to my 2 before I made the offer

Just wondering though -I've got 2 litter trays which are rarely used by my two -do I need to get him one of his own?

cozietoesie Sun 28-Feb-16 21:01:35

I would if you have any room for it - and a spare is always useful. Might you get his existing tray from his current owner in fact?

Well done though. smile How old is he?

Emochild Sun 28-Feb-16 21:31:22

Not sure exactly -I've arranged it with her daughter
He's a fully vaccinated, neutered male
I know what food he's on and his feeding schedule

I've currently got one tray in the conservatory, one in the kitchen -I could get another in the conservatory -it's not really used by us humans at this time of year

He's coming with some home comforts but i'm not sure exactly what

cozietoesie Sun 28-Feb-16 22:37:12

Sorry - lost a long post. Darned app.

If the daughter is not bringing his current tray, try and ask her to nonetheless pop a little (clean) litter from it in the corner of a poly bag for you. Although clean, his sensitive nose should still pick up the familiar smell if you sprinkle it on top of his new tray. (Same litter type he's used to if possible - at the moment, anyway.)

cozietoesie Sun 28-Feb-16 22:38:11

PS - How old is he? smile

cozietoesie Sun 28-Feb-16 22:40:01

Oops - just realised you likely meant you didn't know his age. blush

Emochild Sun 28-Feb-16 23:00:56

Yep -it's his age I don't know

Uses the same litter as us but I'll ask her to bag me some up -not thought of that

Thanks cozie

cozietoesie Sun 28-Feb-16 23:06:18

It's just that different people have different ideas of what 'old' means for a cat. When Seniorboy came to live with me, for example, he was a thin, pale wraith of a just-14 year old who definitely wasn't expected by the family to reach 15 because he was 'already old'.

Hah! grin

Emochild Mon 29-Feb-16 20:07:30

He's here

They think he's 10 but not sure as they got him as an adult cat

He's had a wander and is now curled under the table

Other cats are going mad in the other room!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:11:10

Picture or it didn't happen.

grin

cozietoesie Mon 29-Feb-16 20:14:12

So realistically, he could be as much as 14 or 15?

Vet check as soon as possible I guess. smile

Emochild Mon 29-Feb-16 20:25:39

Here he is

coffeeisnectar Mon 29-Feb-16 20:30:18

Oh he's lovely!! And 10 isn't old! I didn't get one of my girls til she was 8 and she's now 10 and by no means old. And our oldest boy is 14 and still goes out hunting, climbing fences and haring round the house.

Hope he settles in well. What ages/sex are your other cats? We found our boy was fine with the two girls coming in but is still quite pissed off at the new boy!

Emochild Mon 29-Feb-16 20:43:33

They are all neutered males

Newbie has been a house cat for a while but the aim is to reintroduce him to the great outdoors

One of my originals will be absolutely fine -the other one may take a bit of time to adjust but as long as they tolerate each other i'm not too worried

Emochild Mon 29-Feb-16 20:44:17

Oh and the originals are coming up to 3

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 29-Feb-16 20:45:59

He has a proper bandit mask. His ears don't scream house cat to me.

HemanOrSheRa Mon 29-Feb-16 20:47:29

Oh he is handsome. Love his ears smile!

Emochild Mon 29-Feb-16 21:04:37

He's definitely been in a few scrapes in his time

cbigs Mon 29-Feb-16 21:26:56

Aw op he's just super! Good for you taking him in . I feel all warm and fuzzy about him getting a new home . smile what's his name?

Emochild Mon 29-Feb-16 21:40:25

At the minute it's William but i'm not sure it suits him

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