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misscali
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   Posted 8/11/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
i am babysitting a kitten for my friend and when i let it out of the box it jumped out and hid!!!
i have no idea where it is in the house and i have been looking for an hour!!
i put out some tuna and i am waiting for it to come out....does anyone know how long this will take or have any other ideas as to how to lure out a shy kitten in hiding???

cured4real?
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   Posted 8/11/2007 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope that you found her by now, I didn't see this one but when my puppies hide, I get my other dogs to draw them out or find them. If you possibly knew someone that had a very friendly cat, the kitten might come out if you here it meowing. I haven't had one that didn't come to here kittykittykitty real fast in a high pitch. Don't know why, mom taught me. Hope you found her by now! Sounds like she needs lots of reassuring touches and you looking at her and closing and opening your eyes very slowly (that's cat for "I love you" and rubbing against the leg is "I want to make you part of my family" is a scent transfer--so even if its annoying you need tolerate it somewhat). Don't know if this helps.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


misscali
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   Posted 8/12/2007 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   
hey thank you so much for replying!! yes i did find her lol it took about an hour and a half and i heard her mewing so and found her under the couch. i put some tuna out but i guess she didnt want it. she eventualy warmed up and calmed down....she is reaaally cute! lol what do you think about pet therapy?? i heard that it works wonders with people with chronic illnesses such as ours :)

cured4real?
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   Posted 8/12/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely. I have three chihuahuas, the momma is my girl, 2 year old Goldie, then her two kids (I let her have one litter because I love her so much that if I ever lost her I'd be devastated and I wanted also for her to be healthy and have companions), Carlito, a tan male with black points, the taco bell dog at four pounds, and Lily, a pure white female at 5 pounds. They are so cute, their faces are like little flowers and so sweet. I usually like big dogs but I'm hooked on chihuahuas now. They are so easy to take care of and good. We have two cats, spooky and pita and they are great too. Then we have all the rest of the wildlife in the woods in back and birds at the feeder. My pets seem to care and understand my illness and be sensitive to it more than anyone else. I'm glad you found little miss kitty. She's probably really smart, being confident enough to go off on her own like that at such a young age, even if it was just under the couch. I'm sure you'll keep each other great company!
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


Snickerdoodle
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   Posted 8/14/2007 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you found the kitten! They get into all sorts of trouble. I remember when I was little we lost one and ended up finding it inside the couch. She had scratched/pulled off the bottom fabric of the couch and was inside it like a little hammock!
As for the pet therapy I think it is a great idea. Cats are easier than dogs if you a new to owning your own pet. Esp. if you rescue one that is a year or so older, and already litter trained.

I own a 2.5 yr old chihuahua ( I was also a big dog person until I got my more portable chi). Snickers (hence my screen name) is a black and tan chi. I also have a 1 year old Doxie. Tootsie is long-hair black/tan/dapple. Chihuahuas are very loyal, loving, and definate cuddlers. My doxie is a little more independent and is more like a hound dog. She will sniff around and bark up trees for hours looking or squirrels and rabbits. She follows her nose so I dont trust her like I do Snickers. Maybe she will grow out of it!

I take both of them to a Cerebral Palsay home nearby. They love to watch the dogs play. Snickers will sit in their laps and deals with their clumsy petting. I can tell it calms the residents down, even though they get so excited when we show up!

As for me they always calm me down. And they give you a reason to get up and out of bed in the morning. Even if it is just to open the door so they can pee, and fill their food dish. And of course their unconditional love! Whether I am gone all afternoon at work, or just run out to get the mail I get the same happy greeting.

If you cant tell I totally believe it pet therapy! Good Luck.

Melissa
Dx: UCTD,Raynaud's,iron deficientcy anemia,proteinuria
Rx: Multi-rec folic 500, Mobic 15 mg, Plaquenil 400mg


redrose77
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   Posted 8/14/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I suggest salmon flavored wet food instead of tuna- ironically few kittens like plain tuna. Also chicken and small amounts of milk. Even running an electric can opener or shaking a bag of dry food but only if the kitten is hungry.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumetoid arthritis 2006, early sjogrens 2006, low positive anti-phospholipid antibodies/lupus anti-coglutant 2001-2004 and 2007, osteoarthritis 2005, Migraine 1994, Compression fracture 2001, Disk problems 2006, Multiple allergies 2006, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 2007, Bipolar type II 2007, possible siezures 2005, probable lupus CNS involvement 2007

Tx: plaquenil, Imuran, Enbrel, Celebrex, Tramadol, Norco, Singulair, Skelaxin, Evoxac, Clonazepam, Zonisamide, Baby Asprin, Relpax, Copper IUD

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