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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:29 AM

48. This is another great post and you actually addressed what I have been worrying about

You walked me through step by step the process you used to slowly move the cat inside. I have to take steps slowly in order to avoid making a mistake. A mistake is defined as having Cheyenne harmed. On this morning's walk, Nikita came closer to Cheyenne, and she actually allowed me to pet her when I was holding Cheyenne in my arms.

I think today I need to give some thought to the shelter on the stoop and keeping her warm, but I am also going to price kitty litter boxes and actual litter types. In case of an emergency (such as great big storm), I am going to try to bring her in and put her in the small bedroom. I might use that method you used with the food to get her in. But I know absolutely nothing about litter boxes and didn't know pets "bury" the poop until I read it here. How often does the litter get emptied, where does one empty it, and then how does one clean it before refilling it?

Over the long-haul I am going to try to enclose the porch and provide some heat and air conditioning out there for when I have to be away for the day. That would be her other room. But I will put a cat door there so she can get out. Another friend has advised me not to do this, either make the cat an indoor cat or an outdoor cat. He said he could not stand the thoughts of his cat roaming outside and getting hit by a car.

But it did occur to me today on the walk that Nikita heard me give Cheyenne commands, and I think she is picking up on that process. She went out into the road and I authoritatively said "Nikita, no road" (she had heard me say no road to Cheyenne) and she came back upon the grass.

This morning again I am looking at that ear and still trying to decide if it has been tipped. It is hard to tell because the tip of the ear is white, but it does look slanted. So if she has been neutered, she can't be pregnant. The fact she is getting bigger means I am feeding her too much or she has the worms. How many times a day should I feed her and how much? I am currently feeding her twice a day (once a cup and one-half of dry dog food and second a can of dog food (small one)?

I am having the PAWS lady took a look at her this weekend (if Nikita will allow her to get close). She thinks as I mentioned above she is pregnant. But she was not close enough to truly see that ear.

Thanks for all your help and time.

Sam

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