I need to rehome my cat

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  1. Boemy

    Boemy New Member

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    This is something I've been putting off for a long time, but in my heart I know I have to do it. I have three cats. The two boys, Booster and Remy, I got from the Humane Society as kittens. The girl, Shadow, I found as a stray. The boys cause Shadow a lot of stress by ignoring her, occasionally chasing her, and interrupting her whenever she tries to play with something. :( ("HAI SHADOW WHAT ARE YOU DOING? OH A TOY MOUSE CAN I HAVE THAT?") This may not sound like much, but believe me, it is having a negative effect on her. I have taken her on visits to my mom's house and sister's house before and the difference in her demeanor is astounding. You can visibly see her relaxing.

    My sister will take her if I can't find anyone else. But Shadow's very people-oriented. Loves people. Like myself, my sister lives alone and is gone for many hours at work. IMO Shadow would be happiest with a family, preferably one with kids.

    Here's her bio:

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    Female, spayed, declawed (not by me, she was declawed when I found her.) Up to date on shots.

    Himalayan or Himalayan mix with lilac (I think?) points. Long hair.

    About eight lbs. Age--not sure, maybe three or four years old? She was an adult when I found her, but looked to be a young adult. And that was about two years ago, I think.

    Quiet, doesn't meow much. Loooves being brushed. Will wear a harness and walk on a leash. (And by "walk on" I mean you can follow her around as she sniffs the grass and whatnot--not LEADING her on a leash like you can with a dog. ;) ) Indoor cat, uses a litterbox. Doesn't like going in a carrier for trips, but is quiet once she's in.

    Loves people. Unphased by kids and seems to like them--I tested this by taking her over to my mom's house when her grandkids were visiting. Likes sitting on laps. Pounces on strings (favorite toy) and will sometimes fling around a toy mouse when the boys aren't looking.

    Other Cats - She might be okay with other cats if they didn't chase her and were social with her. Not sure. She persists in trying to make friends with the boys. That said, she seems to be jealous of clawed cats. (When one of the boys uses the scratching post, she'll often bop him on the head and then pretend to scratch on something herself. :rolleyes: ) I'd prefer a cat-less home for her.

    Dogs - She's never lived with them since I owned her, but when the vet took her in the backroom to be vaccinated, he commented that she didn't react to the dogs there (it's the kennel area too) at all. If a dog didn't chase her/terrorize her, she would probably be fine. She's pretty level-headed and calm.

    Issues - She occasionally horks up hairballs. Also, she has peed on towels and coats before when I'm unwise enough to leave them on the floor. Usually fleece/terrycloth material. This doesn't happen EVERY time I leave a towel/coat on the floor, though. Maybe once every couple months. She has never peed on the bed or furniture. Also, I leave other clothes on the floor (hey, I'm messy, okay? ;) ) and she ignores them. Just to be clear, this is not the reason I'm trying to rehome her. I really am trying to rehome her, not "get rid" of her.

    If anyone is interested in an extremely sweet cat or knows someone who is, please direct them here. I'm in eastern Washington and my e-mail is parasol13@yahoo.com . I am praying I can find the perfect home for her. She deserves the best.
     
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  2. Boemy

    Boemy New Member

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    More pictures of Shadow:

    Exploring the pitcher I use to water the plants . . .

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    Grooming, a very important routine!

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    Lap-sitting and doing her tongue exercises.

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    If only they were this peaceful all the time.

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    Also, my brother made two video clips of my cats the time he catsat for them.

    Shadow is in this one from 2:35 to 3:40 (sitting and purring.)

    YouTube - LM's kitties 1

    She is more active in this next one, which is actually pretty funny. 1:58 to 2:54. She loves the Squush pillow and it can be rehomed with her. :)

    YouTube - LM's kitties 2
     
  3. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    She is really gorgeous. and looks like a sweetheart, too. It would help if we knew where you were located.

    Edit-- I'm sorry, you did say you were in Eastern Washington.
     
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    She's beautiful. Good luck :)
     
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    Give it to ACampbell03, her son wants a cat...
     
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    She is gorgeous! We haven't done shelter searching yet, if you want to look at my thread "My son want's a cat?!" maybe you can decide if she'd fit the bill. Although it might have to be a few weeks since we still have Lily (her new owners are in the middle of moving and sorting that stuff out) but I bet we could manage a transport for her.
     
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    ACampbell, I'll go refresh myself with your thread. I would love for her to go to someone on Chaz!

    I want her to find a new home before I move next June (no sense putting her through TWO moves when she could just have one move), aside from that time is not an issue in the least!

    Edit: I'm so glad you found a home for Lily. Yay!
     
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    I can't help--I'm violently allergic to cats--but I'm happy to bump this for you. She's beautiful, and I hope she finds a great place!
     
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    Okay, back! I think she'd fit your family very well, ACampbell, as long as Jasper and Lacey are all right with cats. She has no front claws, so she has no natural defenses.

    Let me know what you think. There's no rush. :)
     
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    Oh, I hope it works out with Acamp!
     
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    I think it's a great idea if we can arrange transport! Lacey is really curious about cats, but was in the yard with a stray the other night and barked at him, but went up and nosed him a bit and he wandered away, with a confused GSD standing there like "ok, now explain me what this thing is?!"
    What's better is we were going to see if we could find an already de-clawed cat (I wouldn't have it done to a cat, but if I found one at a shelter that already was, that would have been a big plus) as I'm not a fan of scratched up furniture, most of mine is either antique or very new (yes I'm eclectic) and it being damaged wouldn't suit me much. I'm already past puppy chewing the crap out of stuff and I'm glad, lol.

    DrMom and Fran both said Jasper is good with kitties, so that's a plus as well. As for Lily, I contacted the folks that want her, they had a delay in moving and are moving in this upcoming Friday and are definitely still interested. I'm happy, they seem like a very nice couple. We're not in a hurry to get a cat, so it's flexible when we can work it out if you'd like. :)
     
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    She is beautiful. I'm so glad it sounds like things might work out very well. Good luck.
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    LOL Acamp is collecting Chaz animals.

    Hope she fits in!
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    ACqamp, I have a couple of spare children, can I send you those? They are good with both dogs and cats, but have expensive grooming and sports needs.
     
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    I know, what timing that I've finally given in to the idea of a cat and she's very much what we were looking for.

    Dr...how old are the kids? I have 3, remember, I like kids, lol!
     
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    Wow, it is fate! :D

    As far as transport goes, I can drive her down the whole way if push comes to shove (not that I would object to a relay if there are other chazzers in the area.)

    As far as timing goes, perhaps after Lily is in her new home but before the snow flies? (My tiny car is intimidated by snow, ha ha.) My college doesn't start until September 21st, so I could drive down then . . . otherwise I could start on a weekend and just take a day or two off from class.
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Upon reflection, I will keep the kids. I have a lot of training invested already, and they consume about $700 of fencing lessons a month these days, I don't think I can stick an unsuspecting new owner with that. Bad things happen if they do not fence.

    On the other hand, about every other year the junior Olympics are in Colo. Spgs., so there would be travel cost savings. Of course, this year they are in Memphis.
     
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    I'll see you next year then, DrMom! :D

    Boemy, I hope things work out between you and ACamp--she is collecting Chaz animals, lol! Hooray for both of you!
     
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    Dr...The Olympic Center is only about 2 miles from my house lol!

    I think they are going to pick Lily up this upcoming weekend, so when I know what's going on then we can surely work something out. I am willing to drive part way, but it also needs to be before snow falls...my mustang is really sh!tty on snow and slides a lot, and my truck sucks too much gas to drive a long ways.

    Nothing wrong with working up a transport early though...sticky please? We could shoot for early October, before it gets majorly nasty out.
     
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    Ah snow, the ruler of our lives. :D

    October sounds good. Do you know what you're going to want to feed her? If so, I can start buying it and gradually mixing it into her food so she gets used to it. Right now she's on Kirklands Cat Food. It's great but, as someone mentioned in your thread, a single bag will last forever and a day for one 8 lb cat. :p

    I can start getting her used to a different kitty litter too if you'd like. Right now I use Arm & Hammer, which is scoopable and great for neutralizing odor (but not flushable.) I've used pine litter before, it is pretty good at odor neutralization (not quite as good as A&H.)
     

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