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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:09 AM

30. I would say that this cat has adopted you.

 

About six years ago a cat showed up in my driveway at the start of a ferocious heat-spell, over 100 degrees every day for a week. The cat was emaciated and flea infested. I already had two cats and didn't want another one, but this cat clearly decided we were her last best hope and just stayed. After a day or so we gave her water. The next day, food. A few days later I took her to the vet, got her flea medication, then took her inside.

Because she was so thin at first we thought she was a young cat, but eventually realized that she was at least fourteen or fifteen at the time she came to us. She was clearly a well-taken care of cat for many years before whatever it was that caused her to be searching for a new home. We named her Gracie, and it took her and the other two cats quite a while to adjust to each other, but eventually they did. I had Gracie for only three years, but I am so glad I took her in.

So, my advice is to accept that this cat has selected you out of all the possible choices, to be her human. At the very least, get her to a vet, and do whatever needs to be done in terms of her pregnancy and all. From your description of her behavior she is not a feral cat, even if she's mostly lived outside. She's clearly one who is well socialized to humans. It's my experience that cats will almost always take immediately to a litter box if one is provided.

Oh, and congratulations on being such a wonderful human that this cat wants to be with you. It's truly special to be selected like that.

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