Gabby wants to eat her Mommy

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Gabby wants to eat her Mommy
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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 10:41am

When Gabby showed up here about

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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:07pm

For whatever reason, cats can get wound up when their bellies get scratched.

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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:19pm

Thank you Jeanne. It's been so long since I've had a cat and I sure do appreciate your advice.
I'll keep working on the tummy thing. I didn't know it was common. I just thought I was ticking her off or something. And I'll definitely try the double sided tape. Great idea!


Gabby is funny with her bell ball. If it goes downstairs where we aren't playing she'll bring it back up to play with. I didn't realize that they'll "retrieve". LOL


I love to watch her with the ping pong balls. I bet the kittens are adorable with their stuffed toys.

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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 3:42pm

That's good that Gabby has come out of her shell since she has been living with you and playing with her toys.


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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 8:44am

Wow - 35% of cats don't like catnip??

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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 8:49am

Actually, it is more uncommon that Gabby likes her tummy rubbed.

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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 9:03am

Thank you Leslie! This morning when she got in my lap I petted her until I saw the look and then stopped.

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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 9:08am

I wasn't sure if the tummy thing was common or not. She loves to have her tail gently pulled on too and I'm pretty sure that's not too common. My first cat didn't want anyone to mess with his tail.


I told Leslie that this morning when she got in my lap I petted her until I saw the look and then stopped.

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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 1:29pm

Junior is definitely making progress.

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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 1:44pm

I'm assuming it's the same with cats but my sheltie Bud was a neglected dog when we got him and 3 years old. He had to learn everything from the start. A trainer that I know told me that the neglected/feral ones are harder to rehab than the mistreated ones because they have nothing to go on. The mistreated ones are bad enough but they've at least had some contact with either other dogs or people and have something to build on. And we were happy with all the baby steps. In a matter of time he became the most loving well adjusted dog ever although he was always scared of loud noises. I know that Junior will be a great cat thanks to your teachings and patience.


I have to admit, my dh thinks the number of scratch pads/tower that we have are overkill for one cat. I think I'll try the double sided tape- sticky paws before I get the hanging pad.


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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 2:46pm

Yay I'm glad that you were able to stop before Gabby got you.


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