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Title: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Glitch Girl on December 22, 2014, 05:29:57 PM
It's been over two years, but I finally have a new roomie, so to speak.

Last Saturday, I went to the local Humane Society and selected a large 3yr old black cat who was very affectionate and calm.  Of course, the "calm" part didn't last when it came time to put her in a carrier, and initally, she was a little freaked by her new surroundings, so much so that for the first evening, I wondered if I had a cat at all (she is very good at hiding).  By sunday morning though, she was snuggling with me on the couch so I think things will work out well.

Though originally named "Ashley", I hav dubbed her "Shuri" after T'challa's sister because I am a nerd :)

She's about 13 lbs, over twice what Rogue (you knew her as Glitch Cat) weighed, but has the cutest, tiniest meow. 

Pictures are forthcoming as soon as I can get her to sit still long enough for a decent shot.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Uncle Yuan on December 23, 2014, 12:25:35 AM
And just in time to spoil rotten for Christmas!  Congrats on your new friend!
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: thalaw2 on December 23, 2014, 06:42:51 AM
Congratulations!  When we first got our cat about a year ago it hid for 3 days or more behind the washing machine.  Time and hunger sure does do a lot to change a cat's attitude.  Especially hunger.  Now she can't stand to be in a room alone.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Glitch Girl on December 23, 2014, 02:10:31 PM
She's past the constant hiding stage thankfully (and she ate the first night while I was asleep).  She's still a little skittish, but she's also aggressively cuddly once she warm up to you.  She keeps rubbing up against the camera when I try to take a shot of her.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: SickAlice on December 23, 2014, 03:20:41 PM
Aw. Congrats. Peanut as camera shy too.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Deaths Jester on December 23, 2014, 08:10:48 PM
Blast it!  I thought you said I was going to be the next pet you were going to adopt for cuddling, GG?!?!?!

Joking aside, nice to see kitty get saved from the shelter.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Podmark on December 24, 2014, 05:16:18 AM
Congrats GG! Cats are so nice.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: MikeB7 on December 25, 2014, 05:17:02 AM
Awww, yay.   :wub:  Love the 'getting to know you' stage.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 02, 2015, 08:34:30 PM
Well, we survived the first trip to the vet.  I thought my previous cat didn't like being put into the carrier, but this one turns into a gelatinous ball of claws, urine, and determination.  I had to change clothes and dress a few wounds once I got her in the box.

Sadly, she's having some kind of allergic reaction on her belly.  The doctor think it might be to the synthetic fiber in the carpet.  We're still investigating, but despite the rash, she is in good health.

She likes sleeping by my head at night.  And if she sees any sign of movement, she thinks "Ah the big person must be awake, PETTING TIME!!!"  It's cute, but it is cutting into my sleep time. 

Finally got a decent picture of her to which I'll post when I get a chance to DL it.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: thalaw2 on January 04, 2015, 10:51:35 AM
We got a top loading carrier for our cat.  This way we're able to carry her and place her inside, then it becomes a race to zip the thing closed before she can turn over and get out. 
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Glitch Girl on January 05, 2015, 04:57:20 PM
Pic in Spoiler tags.

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Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Podmark on January 05, 2015, 11:59:10 PM
Aw, she looks like my cat.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Alaric on January 06, 2015, 03:45:54 AM
Congratulations! Shuri's a beautiful cat!
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Xenolith on January 09, 2015, 01:39:04 AM
Cutey
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: BentonGrey on January 09, 2015, 07:33:03 PM
Yay!  Congratulations on the new kitty GG!  I hope that once all the settling in is over she'll work out great!
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Deaths Jester on January 09, 2015, 08:20:48 PM
The cat is still getting more attention from GG than me?!?!?!  Blast it......:P
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: SickAlice on January 10, 2015, 03:56:25 PM
It sounds weak I know but I find bribes work best. A little chicken and tuna go a long. Peanut is an utter hellion and I'm being generous. But I got him inline and also calm during travel (we do a lot of this) with the just the simple gesture. All else fails turn to the water spray bottle. It's gotten to the point I don't actually need the bottle anymore. I just grab any inanimate object, make the spray bottle motion and imitate the sound while he humbles himself and sits pretty. He's turning into quite the overweight neck-less pear of course, but I guess you can't win em all.
Title: Re: A new (feline) addition to the family
Post by: Silver Shocker on May 12, 2015, 09:36:47 AM
Aww, I only just now saw this. That's a nice cat.

Glad to hear you're happy with your new cat, GG. Every cat I've had hid when they first arrived, so it's not surprising.

My cat loves to fish for attention too.