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Rescue Cat Hopefully Coming Home Tomorrow

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francis223 Fri 18-Mar-16 19:19:25

We have passed a home check with Cats Protection and we meet the cats tomorrow to hopefully bring our new family member home.

I need some advice on a safe room to help the cat settle in. We have a three bed home (our bedroom, baby's bedroom, husband's office), and downstairs we have a kitchen with double doors into garden, living room and small downstairs loo. So I have no idea which room we can use as a safe room. Has anyone got an ideas?

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 18-Mar-16 19:25:21

It might not need a safe room, some of them own the house straight away.

cozietoesie Sat 19-Mar-16 09:34:40

What time do you go to meet the cats?smile

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 09:46:50

We're on our way! Should arrive at 10.30am!

cozietoesie Sat 19-Mar-16 09:51:02

I hope that camera is charged.

Good luck! smile

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 09:52:34

Thank you! Will hopefully have an update later!

Daftaboutthecat Sat 19-Mar-16 12:15:22

Good luck 😀

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 17:13:18

So she's home! An 18 month old tortoishell who's already had two litters, she's recently been spayed and is so dainty and delicate bless her.

She's quite at ease, spent the first few hours hiding but is now quite confidently wandering around the downstairs of the house. She's miaowing a lot, she purring, coming over for strokes, has wee'd in her tray and has had a nibble of food.

Will try taking a photo later, she won't stay still long enough yet!

cozietoesie Sat 19-Mar-16 18:08:21

I think that Fluffy had the right of it. It sound as if she's in charge already. smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 19-Mar-16 19:10:50

Torties are feisty girls, they have tortitude. Poor thing having litters early though.

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:01:42

Here she is, asleep at my shoulder on the top of the sofa cushion!

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:02:55

She's purring so loudly in my ear grin

cozietoesie Sat 19-Mar-16 22:07:40

She already looks like Queen of All She Surveys. You've got a one there, I think. smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:07:45

She's beautiful, she looks very content.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sat 19-Mar-16 22:08:41

Awww... she is so beautiful! Enjoy that purr... and give her a little head rub from me. You can't beat having a cat purring at you.


cozietoesie Sat 19-Mar-16 22:09:57

Have you thought about where she shall sleep tonight? wink

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:22:27

We co-sleep with our toddler and am not sure my husband is open to giving up any more room on the bed, we were thinking of giving her the run of the rest of the house. Any advice is gratefully received.

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:27:43

She's following both me and my husband if we get up from the sofa grin

Wolfiefan Sat 19-Mar-16 22:29:25

Our first night with new kittens they slept in the kitchen. They were only babies and threw up/had diarrhoea on the way home.
If you let her on your bed whilst co sleeping she may pounce on you at 3am.
If you shut the bedroom door she may scrabble at it.

francis223 Sat 19-Mar-16 22:35:39

Like a lion!

cozietoesie Sat 19-Mar-16 23:00:01

In our house, any new Siamese have inspected and approved the(*ir*) bed before anything else. I wouldn't even think of getting them a cat bed these days. I'm properly trained. grin

Vinorosso74 Sat 19-Mar-16 23:09:48

She's gorgeous! It's looking like she's starting to rule the roost.

iloveeverykindofcat Sun 20-Mar-16 07:04:36

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. How is she today? What colour are her eyes? I too have a rescue girl who'd had a litter very young (she was only about 8-9 months when I got her!) and she is the absolute boss, highly intelligent, rules the house.

francis223 Sun 20-Mar-16 07:28:22

She has beautiful green eyes.

We kept her confined to the kitchen last night, we could hear her scratching away at the cardboard box I left for her, she miaowed a little during the night but it was more of a 'attention please' rather than fearful cry. I came down at 6am for her and she was lively and happy.

She ate all her breakfast and is absolutely wonderful with our toddler so far. She's fast asleep upstairs now.

cozietoesie Sun 20-Mar-16 08:50:39


All sounds good so far.

Is she to be an outside-going cat?

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