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    • Happibunni
    • By Happibunni 10th Jul 17, 11:14 AM
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    A new feline family member - what did you consider
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    • 10th Jul 17, 11:14 AM
    A new feline family member - what did you consider 10th Jul 17 at 11:14 AM
    Morning All,

    We lost our boy last month and the house is empty without him. We,as a couple, are not ready to adopt again at the moment but I cannot imagine a long-term life without another fuzzy buddy.

    We are not looking to replace Ben as each animal has their own needs, wants and personalities but when the time is right we would want to adopt again.

    What were the points you considered prior to adding to your family?
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    • Gingernutty
    • By Gingernutty 3rd Sep 17, 4:08 PM
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    Aw, they love their cats up there.

    Meet Tiddles

    https://www.scottishspca.org/rehome/details/?animal=329260
    Don't know what I'm doing, but doing it anyway...
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 3rd Sep 17, 4:58 PM
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    Thanks to one and all for your replies.

    We weren't going to go looking for another month or so but fell in love with a wee girl on the sspca website. We went to meet her today and, paws crossed, she will be ready to come home next Friday/Saturday.

    I don't have a picture to share but, for those interested, if you look at the sspca rehome page for cats her name is Elsa.

    Our house will one again be a home
    Originally posted by Happibunni
    This one ?



    https://www.scottishspca.org/rehome/details/?animal=329968
    Her courage will change the world.

    Treasure the moments that you have. Savour them for as long as you can for they will never come back again.
    • Happibunni
    • By Happibunni 3rd Sep 17, 7:47 PM
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    That's my girl
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 3rd Sep 17, 7:50 PM
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    Silvertabby
    She's gorgeous !
    • tealady
    • By tealady 4th Sep 17, 6:03 AM
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    Have to agree Silvertabby she is gourgeous, such an expressive face.
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    • HonourlessWeasel
    • By HonourlessWeasel 4th Sep 17, 2:40 PM
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    Aww - She does have such an expressive face! Is it still on to adopt her?

    Sorry for just wading into this thread!

    We'd (or rather, I'd) been wanting to adopt a cat for a few years, but we hadn't been in a position to do so. We'd been living in a top floor flat in London, so it wouldn't have been able to go outside, plus the tenancy said no animals, and my husband wasn't ready for the responsibility, plus we like holidays. But this year we moved to a house with a garden and now his work means holidays are far less likely. About a month ago we had a conversation, his mind completely changed and we paid a visit to Battersea.

    Two weeks ago we picked up a little black cat. We'd met him in the centre and he was really friendly, came out to meet us with head bonks, very confident cat. He was in there with another cat who just hid from us. He doesn't miss the other cat in the slightest, I think he enjoys not competing over food and being the only one being fussed about.

    My husband did make me do a list of cost things though - he almost put a chart up with an amount to count down from. He wanted to put a cap on at £750 for a year, and then take off amounts whenever we spent them on him. Ugh, that made me feel horrible, I couldn't do it. Never did it when I had a dog. I've already considered things like insurance and food - He's a light eater, so that keeps costs down. I find cheap litter, he's not interested in toys. I've got people to look after him if we go away as well.

    In the two weeks he's been here so far he's been lovely, he makes me feel so nice on the inside, it's lovely to have him on my lap in the evening, even if it took 20 vet surgeries and £43 to get him the right feline leukaemia injection last week!
    • StaffieTerrier
    • By StaffieTerrier 4th Sep 17, 5:04 PM
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    She's gorgeous Happibunni
    • Happibunni
    • By Happibunni 4th Sep 17, 7:40 PM
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    Thanks all for the interest in this thread.

    Once home we need to sort out insurance - she comes with 4 weeks pet plan insurance but worth shopping around I guess before the insurance runs out.

    Just can't wait to have her home, she was so chilled out with us yesterday, loves her chin scratches and was purring away.

    Am sure her brother would approve of his sister
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 5th Sep 17, 11:17 PM
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    Two weeks ago we picked up a little black cat. We'd met him in the centre and he was really friendly, came out to meet us with head bonks, very confident cat. He was in there with another cat who just hid from us.
    Originally posted by HonourlessWeasel
    When my little furball turned up, she threw up on the kitchen floor and then hid up in a cupboard - Stayed there for four weeks, only coming out to eat and use the litter tray. Eventually, she settled down and will now spend all her time on my lap or bed. She'll hide up as soon as anyone comes to the door and rarely goes outside (if she does, never more than a few feet from the door).

    Don't dismiss the shy/timid ones - They can often be the most loving and loyal companions once they settle in.
    Her courage will change the world.

    Treasure the moments that you have. Savour them for as long as you can for they will never come back again.
    • HonourlessWeasel
    • By HonourlessWeasel 6th Sep 17, 3:13 PM
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    When my little furball turned up, she threw up on the kitchen floor and then hid up in a cupboard - Stayed there for four weeks, only coming out to eat and use the litter tray. Eventually, she settled down and will now spend all her time on my lap or bed. She'll hide up as soon as anyone comes to the door and rarely goes outside (if she does, never more than a few feet from the door).

    Don't dismiss the shy/timid ones - They can often be the most loving and loyal companions once they settle in.
    Originally posted by FreeBear
    Throwing up on the kitchen floor was her way of saying thank you for rescuing her
    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 7th Sep 17, 9:11 PM
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    That's my girl
    Originally posted by Happibunni
    Mines' a Rescue calico as well.
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    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 8th Sep 17, 12:01 PM
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    Throwing up on the kitchen floor was her way of saying thank you for rescuing her
    Originally posted by HonourlessWeasel
    She was a "rehome" from close friends as apposed to a rescue from a local cat sanctuary. The cat was 12yo at the time, so I suppose this place could be regarded as her retirement home.
    Her courage will change the world.

    Treasure the moments that you have. Savour them for as long as you can for they will never come back again.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 8th Sep 17, 12:31 PM
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    Slinky

    My husband did make me do a list of cost things though - he almost put a chart up with an amount to count down from. He wanted to put a cap on at £750 for a year, and then take off amounts whenever we spent them on him. Ugh, that made me feel horrible, I couldn't do it.!
    Originally posted by HonourlessWeasel
    Well you know what the solution is, if you get to £750, husband has to go........
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