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 Post subject: Olive the cat!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:49 pm 
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I went to the SPCA today and got a cat! Her name is Olive and she's 8 months old. I'm in love with her. Her previous owners gave her up because their dog chased her. I don't know how anyone could have parted with her. She's been purring non-stop since I got her home and nuzzling my face and licking my nose. She seems so happy and I'm so happy! I was hesitant because I've never had a cat before, but I think it's going to be fine. The only problem so far is that she thinks my laptop power cord is a chew toy...

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Oh bless, she's adorable! <3!! Good on you for giving her a loving home, she does sound like she's already really happy to be with you <3


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She's so cute!

My boyfriend's cat likes chewing on cords, and rubbing a little lemon juice on them has worked pretty well to make them unpalatable.


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She's so cute!

My boyfriend's cat likes chewing on cords, and rubbing a little lemon juice on them has worked pretty well to make them unpalatable.


That's a great idea, there is also this bitter apple stuff you can get at the pet store that may work well, too. http://www.petco.com/product/106263/Gra ... rrent.aspx

Olive is adorable! Thank you for rescuing!

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She is beautiful. She looks a bit sassy too.

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She's hilarious and very curious. And I'm stoked that she used her little box right away with no problems.

Thanks for the tip about the lemon juice! I will definitely try that if the chewing becomes a regular thing, and maybe the apple stuff too if the lemon doesn't work. She only seems to want to chew on the cord so far when I'm using the computer, I guess because she thinks we're playing with it together. But who knows what she'll do when I'm not home.

My first priority will be trying to find a brand of food she likes. I tried feeding her the same Science Diet food they were giving her at the shelter (they gave me a small bag of it), but she doesn't seem interested in that at all. She had about two bites this morning and walked away from it.


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What a cutie! Happy Gotcha Day, Olive and Ashley.


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So cute! <3

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Her wee toes are slaying me!


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 Post subject: Re: Olive the cat!
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Her appetite might just be down from all the change.

Also, OLIVE! Lookit them little white toes!!!! I wanna nibble them.

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Yeah, don't freak out about her not eating. There's a lot of new shiitake for her to explore!

She's sooooo cute.

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ashley wrote:
She's hilarious and very curious. And I'm stoked that she used her little box right away with no problems.

Thanks for the tip about the lemon juice! I will definitely try that if the chewing becomes a regular thing, and maybe the apple stuff too if the lemon doesn't work. She only seems to want to chew on the cord so far when I'm using the computer, I guess because she thinks we're playing with it together. But who knows what she'll do when I'm not home.

My first priority will be trying to find a brand of food she likes. I tried feeding her the same Science Diet food they were giving her at the shelter (they gave me a small bag of it), but she doesn't seem interested in that at all. She had about two bites this morning and walked away from it.


Really, the fact that she is eating and spending time with you is great, because sometimes kitties are super spooked when they get to their new home and hide under beds and such for days. It sounds like she is adjusting so nicely! There are whole threads with food recs, but if you decide to try something different my kitties really enjoy Wellness and Halo brand food.

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the cord chewing thing is definitely for attention. nero would do that all the time because cats don't like it when we are staring at a screen and not staring at them.

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the cord chewing thing is definitely for attention. nero would do that all the time because cats don't like it when we are staring at a screen and not staring at them.

This makes sense. She does like watching the mouse pointer move around on the screen though. Sometimes she bats at it with her paw, which is super cute.

I left her alone for a few hours today and I think she just slept. When I got home she ate a little bit of the new dry food I got her (Taste of the Wild), a piece of chicken jerky, and then a little more of the dry food. So I think she's doing okay!


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KITTY!!! I'm so excited for you!

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