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BaggyCheeks Fri 16-Dec-16 18:25:33

Not a lot of point to this point other than me wanting to share my excitement with cat people! We've been in touch with our local Cats Protection, and after they carried out their home check today we're waiting on a call from the cattery to go and visit them to see if they have any cats that will suit our family!

So excited! And I get to go shopping for toys and stuff!

BaggyCheeks Fri 16-Dec-16 18:49:33

And I was so excited I forgot to ask the questions!

It's been so long since I've had a "new" cat - can anyone advise on how I can help it settle in well? The cat will be allowed outside, how long should I keep it in for before letting it out?

Toddlerteaplease Sat 17-Dec-16 08:50:18

Lucky you! We have to see pictures when you've got your feline. When you get home be guided by the cat. Start off in a quiet room if it wants to explore the fine but if not just leave it in there. If it hides leave food and water and don't try and make it come out. (One of mine hid for a week) 3 weeks is usually the length of time they need to stay in at first. Good luck!

BaggyCheeks Tue 20-Dec-16 10:13:09

Thank you! We got BaggyCat on Saturday! She's settling in fantastically smile we got her from the Cats Protection, and she was straight into exploring. She has safe areas where she can get away from the DC in the kitchen and our bedroom, and now we're on day 4 she's getting happier to let the DC stroke her and play with her dangly fish on a stick. She's about 18 months old, and such a lovely sociable girl. She's a real credit to her previous owner, who had to give her up due to illness sad

Here's a photo of her supervising the Christmas wrapping from a box she commandeered fgrin

Toddlerteaplease Tue 20-Dec-16 10:56:50

She is gorgeous! Black cats are the best. Sounds like she's settling in perfectly. My cats aren't interested in boxes. I am very disappointed by their lack of interest!

PolterGooseFat Tue 20-Dec-16 11:02:35

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Puffinitee Tue 20-Dec-16 18:06:51

Aww, so glad you've found a suitable boss smile And well done on getting a black cat, apparently they're always last to be adopted.

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