We adopted him!

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Registered: 01-26-2005
We adopted him!
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 9:05am

I took my boyfriend to Petsmart w/me yesterday, & we adopted 'Squeaky'. We actually changed his name to Ari, which means 'lion' in Hebrew.

He was not pleased at all on the car ride on the way home, & the second we let him out of the carrier, he ran under the bed, & has been there since...about 18 hours! Has anyone had this happen with a new cat before? Any suggestions on how to calm him down?

Thanks a lot!

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 10:21am


Most cats don't do well with change.

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Registered: 09-24-2004
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 11:22am

Yes, I had one who hid under the bed for 3 days. I put the food ,water and litter box in the same place daily


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Registered: 02-28-2000
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 9:39pm
Yep, kitties like to hide when they first come home. Dusty took nearly 2 or 3 months to finally come out of hiding, and she still hides no matter who visits! Maybe Ari (cute name) will warm up and not hide when he gets used to his new home! :)
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 3:44pm

Congratulations and welcome Ari.