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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pint wrote:
I am thinking about adopting a new kitty... Now I just have to figure out how to pick out a new kitty and how to introduce a new kitty to my loner cat...

Suggestions?


Put the new one in a carrier and out that carrier in a room with the old one. That gives them time to get to know each other, keeps them safe, and helps the established cat to feel okay that an invader is in the territory.

I've also heard you can try feeding treats when they are both together, so they associate the other cat with something good.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe youngers cat adapt faster to each other? Not sure.

Agreed on the treats thing. Also maybe see how your cat reacts to someone else's cat? Our neighbour's cat accidentally entered our house one day. While this cat was completely scared, our cat was highly curious (but kept his distance wisely). It was interesting to see.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before you put one in a cage in a same room with the other one, I would recommend keeping them in separate rooms. After a few days of that, take something like a blanket New Cat was sleeping on and put it in the room with the other cat (New Cat will have basically everything in the room to get used to Old Cat's smell).

This can help for particularly twitchy cats. After that, THEN do the New Cat in a cage thing. If they seem to be chill, let New Cat out but only when monitored. If things are still chill for a few 'play dates' you're probably good to go unsupervised.

They may still fight... as far as I understand, supervise it but let it happen (only step in if it seems like one is definitely gunna get injured). That lets them sort out dominance and shit.

This worked really well for my cats, but they were both pretty young at the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listen to everyone else first. I'm only going by what I remember being told, I haven't actually gone through the process mysefl.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What should my new middle name be? I've decided on first and last name,

Current suggestions are:

Buttface (The top suggestion, and the one I keep making the most.)
"Danger" (Yes, with the quotes.)
Maverick (Was told by the suggester I am legally obligated to take that one.)
Wmffre (Welsh for Humphrey, pronounced Oom-frey, but 90% harder to spell.)
Michaelangelo (Because the first name will be Michael.)

I welcome all suggestions, sarcastic or not.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"buttface" is my alternative sobriquet. get your own.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I have Butthead, then?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever someone asks for my full name or mailing address I tell them my middle name is Danger, but I just say it like it's really my middle name. I still get mail addressed to me that way. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

Giving a fake or altered name is a good way to see if someone is sending you junk mail, too - though the most fun is using a character's name. I still occasionally get junk mail for Marius de Romanus. A lot of it is Christianity spam, which is extra funny to me because the character is an atheist vampire.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ten exciting middle names you can use to impress your friends! Put in quotations/apply '_____ is my middle name!' where appropriate:

Skidmarks
Crabpot
Aloysius
Tenderness
Old-Shoes
Lexicography
Oinkmeister
Grabby
Yacht
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could hyphenate and use all of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k brb signing up for junk mail under the name Aloysius "Oinkmeister" McSkidmarks

and also different junk mail as Grabby Buttface McSkidmarks

they're a married couple or something idk
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote Michaelangelo but only if you give your full name as Michael "Mikey" Michaelangelo Michaelson.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samsally wrote:
I vote Michaelangelo but only if you give your full name as Michael "Mikey" Michaelangelo Michaelson.


This is already Michael's name. Stripey can't have it.
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Samsally



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, we can't have that.

In that case, I second "Oinkmeister".
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