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Adopting a Siamese cat from a rescue home...any advice?

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MumblingRagDoll · 11/05/2011 13:09

I know they will help me out with advice...but wondered if anyone had anything to offer? The cat is male and is 6 years old. He is sad as his owner just dumped him inexplicably....he is very well cared for and affectionate but a bit clingy as he misses his owner... Sad

He likes going out a little bit...but not too much...we have an enclosed garden.

What shall I get in for him? I wont be getting him until next week....he's a bit odd looking...he's a Blue Point.

V excited. Grin

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KatyMac · 11/05/2011 21:59


How lovely

Umm they can be loud (I'm on my second) very intelligent, fussy, attention seeking & totally lovable

No point buying a basket or a bed as he will sleep exactly where he wants (normally in the warmest spot......your bed I'd guess?)

Good luck

MumblingRagDoll · 11/05/2011 22:31

Ooh really? I want to buy a nice bed! Do they get on your bed then??? My last cat (years ago) wouldn't sit on my bed never mind sleep on it! Not sure what DH will think of that! Well he'll lose anyway....the cat looks very self assured! Grin

Are they fussy eaters?

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sharbie · 11/05/2011 22:34

lucky you
i have a red point - look at my profile Smile

sharbie · 11/05/2011 22:37

mine will let you know what he wants to eat and as katy said don't waste money on beds mine weed on his.
mine loves to go out in garden on lead with dd but he is v easily spooked and doesn't like any loud noises.
loves ham out of the fridge to eat and any type of fuss.he loves my dog too.
want to see a pic of yours.we got ours as a kitten but wanted to have a rescue but couldn't find one locally.

MumblingRagDoll · 11/05/2011 23:12

Oh Sharbie your cat is gorgeous! love their long noses!

Just spoken to the lady who is organising the homing and apparently he has his own things to come with including toys [weeps] That makes me want to cry! Like he's going to arrive with a little suitcase!

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sharbie · 11/05/2011 23:14

awwwwwww yes the toys Smile
ours slept with a few cuddly toys for company in the early days.
after the first night he sat on the doormat by the front door as if to say thank you but i'll go back home now.

trinni · 11/05/2011 23:31

I've had two Siamese, the first was from a tiny kitten, the second I adopted, age 6 years. She too, came with all her paraphernalia, and drugged with tranquilisers for the journey - apparently she was very timid.
She spent the first few days under my son's bed too afraid to come out but once she decided she liked us, she became the most sociable cat imaginable.

They are more dog than cat, very vocal, affectionate and responsive (unlike your average cat). I couldn't visit the loo without the howling outside to be let in - they love to be near you!

They are utterly beautiful - I still miss mine now they have gone - I'm very envious! Good luck.

trinni · 11/05/2011 23:38

Forgot to say...Mine were indeed fussy eaters and I tended to find dried food was the way to go - something nutritionally complete. Some cooked chicken, scrambled egg and ham from the fridge were favourite.

MumblingRagDoll · 11/05/2011 23:41

Grin at Sharbies polite yet rejecting cat! Oooh I can't wait! It's been years since I had a pet! YEARS! I was 17 when my childhood cat died and since then I haven't been in a position to look after a pet...the DC re going to love having a cat too!

DO you think it might stalk the goldfish though? Hmm]

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LaWeasel · 12/05/2011 17:16

My cat has a soft suspiciously cath kidston looking bed he came with from rescue that he likes. He likes our bed more, obviously! But if you do fancy some shopping, The soft ones seem most popular.

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