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I can't wait until Saturday!

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WalkingWolf · 11/09/2014 11:38

I've wanted to get a cat for YEARS.

DP finally gave in a few months ago. We went to the local rescue centre, fell in love with a HUGE black and white boy cat, had our home visit, and I've just had the phone call to tell me to pick him up Saturday afternoon! GrinGrinGrin

I've bored everyone to death with cat talk so now I'm telling you. I can't wait to get him home.

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cozietoesie · 11/09/2014 11:50

Well done - has he been named yet?

(Oh - we'll expect a picture of course.)


WalkingWolf · 11/09/2014 12:21

Not yet, think we'll decide what name suits him once he's here. Smile

Try and stop me from posting pics. WinkGrin

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cozietoesie · 11/09/2014 12:47
Fluffycloudland77 · 11/09/2014 12:51

Well done. Have you bought lots of nice things for him?.

WalkingWolf · 11/09/2014 13:50

Oh yes, I've spent a small fortune. Grin

He now has his own cupboard because there is so much stuff. But he's been in the rescue for quite a while so I think he deserves it.

I've seen you both posting regularly on the cat threads, have you had any experience with the congregated cardboard scratchers?

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Fluffycloudland77 · 11/09/2014 13:54

I've got one, you sprinkle dried catnip on it and he really likes it.

It slips on the carpet when he uses it so he rests his back paw on it to keep it stable.

cozietoesie · 11/09/2014 14:12

Now that's bright.

My cats have all used carpet samples or old pieces of upholstered furniture, Walking. (I currently have the most disreputable chair downstairs which the family are itching to get rid of. Thank God for throws.)

cozietoesie · 11/09/2014 14:17

PS - how long has he been in the rescue for?

WalkingWolf · 12/09/2014 07:57

Well fluffy, you've convinced me. Sounds like you've got a smart cat. I suppose they can't be very heavy to keep them stable.

They did tell me how long he's been in but I can't remember. He's their longest cat resident though poor thing.

Only one more day to go now though!

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Fluffycloudland77 · 12/09/2014 07:59

Longest resident Sad

He must think he's there forever.

cozietoesie · 12/09/2014 09:11

Black and white and black cats tend to 'linger' in rescues so I wondered. Poor lad.

WalkingWolf · 12/09/2014 09:50

I don't understand it tbh. Most of the cats there were black and white but personally, they are my favourite. I think the fact he was so big put people off too maybe.

I know what you mean cosie, I hated having to leave him there once we had 'reserved' him. He must think that's his home now. Hmm

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cozietoesie · 12/09/2014 09:56

Strange isn't it? I'll confess to having a bit of a thing for ginger toms - and my personal cats are always Siamese - but really, once I know a cat, I don't 'see' their colour most of the time, just their personality.

Yet black and black and white cats are not popular just for their colour.

You might have to be a bit patient once you get him home. Much will depend on him but I suspect that he might find it a little difficult to relax and trust after spending a long time in a rescue. Who can tell.

Best of luck tomorrow and looking forward to the pictures.

wantacatplease · 12/09/2014 10:07

Good luck! Also looking forward to photos! Grin

Fluffycloudland77 · 12/09/2014 10:30

You'd think with them being used on a big brand cat food would help.

cozietoesie · 12/09/2014 11:00

Also on some newer bags of litter etc. I think that that's fairly recent though - my memory is that it used to be either gingers or BSH types? Maybe there's been some lobbying by the cat groups.

WalkingWolf · 13/09/2014 08:37

Oh yeah Felix is a black and
White cat. I really don't understand it.

There's a door between our kitchen and living room. The plan is to put the open cat carrier under the kitchen table and leave him to come out by himself.

We've put a stair gate up on the kitchen/living room doorway so the DC can't go in. So he will be able to hear us and come in if he wants to but can also escape.

Does that sound okay? Obviously litter tray, water, scratching board, toys and food will be in the kitchen with him.

We'll probably send the DC up to their GPs for the first hour or two.

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cozietoesie · 13/09/2014 08:41

Sounds fine - although like most plans, it might not survive him actually arriving so you may have to think flexibly. Smile

How old are the DCs again?

cozietoesie · 13/09/2014 08:55

PS - is everyone excited?


WalkingWolf · 13/09/2014 09:53

They are 3 and 1 which makes things a bit difficult.

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WalkingWolf · 13/09/2014 09:54

And yes very excited Grin

DP is working this morning so it's going to be a long morning waiting for him to get in!

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sashh · 14/09/2014 10:11

come on

I've been waiting for 24 hours for photos

hiddenhome · 14/09/2014 13:22

Rescue cats are awesome. They're always grateful to have a lovely home Smile

WalkingWolf · 14/09/2014 14:51

We'll his first day went well. He meowed (loudly) all the way home but as soon as I opened the carrier, he was out purring and rubbing up against me. He then decided to inspect the house and came back for more stokes. Smile he's so so friendly.

The only down side is the fact he's scared of DS (the one year old)
DS wasn't here yesterday when we picked the cat up, and the cat was fine, but today he's been hiding under the table and not come out because of DS. DS gets really excited and loud when he sees him which scares the cat. Obviously I'm not letting DS touch him and I'm not letting DS go in the kitchen. I know they'll get used to each other, I'm just feeling bad for the cat at the moment. Hmm

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