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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:16 PM

12. Hey Samantha - thanks for the "Part 2" :)

Glad to hear she'll be getting spayed. She may already be spayed - we started caring for a skittish (but obviously a former pet) cat a while back; caught her and took her to the vet and he shaved her little belly only to find she'd been spayed already, and someone had probably just dumped her... (found her a good home with a fellow DUer).

Re puking, some cats do it a LOT. We have two cats who are part Maine Coon and have very long fur; they seem to be continually producing furballs. We have another short haired male who eats too fast and often barfs it back up. And then we have two other short haired females who puke very rarely, but because cats groom so often, it's inevitable. If Nikita becomes an indoor only cat, you'll want to provide her with some cat grass - easy to buy already grown at PetCo-type stores, but I prefer to buy cat grass seeds and have a few cat-grasses going in pretty flower pots around the house. They last about a week or two, then I pitch the old, straggly, dying grass and plant fresh seeds so there's always one flowerpot full of cat grass for them to chew on.

And re the two other ferals that showed up -- it's hard to turn away creatures looking for food. I feed at least one other feral who is so wild I can't even get a good look at him - but I put the food away from the house, always in the same place - somewhere somewhat sheltered - we have a copse of trees across from our house and I put out kibble in two bowls every afternoon. I don't want the cats associating my house with food but I also want to help supplement whatever else they get. We live in a very rural area with lots of mice, moles, etc. so there is plenty of prey, but some kibble n ever hurts!


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