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Hawkgirl
06-03-2011, 09:54 PM
So I have speaking with a rescue coordinator for the last week or so about this cat that was housed in the Cattery at Petco. Her name was Frank Sinatra as her "mother" always sang Frank Sinatra songs to her and for the other obvious reason. Her house was in a fire and she was one of the few cats that was rescued from the burning house.

She was given to this wonderful rescue organization in December. (I also adopted my Tuxedo kitten from them over a year ago.) She was treated at the vets for a few months before she was transferred to the cattery I think in April. So, she's been caged for a long time.
I just brought her home tonight and put her in the bathroom, along with the necessities, she ran out of the crate and has been hiding behind the toilet since. She is terrified.

She's a Siamese Snowshoe cat, which is supposed to be a wonderful companion and very affectionate, I hope to bring that out in her. I will let her meet my toddler and the other cat once she's a bit more acclimated to the house.

Her name is now Bella.


http://i55.tinypic.com/2djxyew.jpg

Rockntractor
06-03-2011, 09:58 PM
Nice, she looks like a thinker!:)

SaintLouieWoman
06-03-2011, 10:07 PM
God bless you for rescuing her. I'm not a cat person, have had dogs for a long time and not accustomed to cats. But she's a beauty and think she'll be a wonderful pet. There's something about rescue animals that always gets to me. They somehow seem more grateful and loving. I've had both rescues and AKC dogs. They're all wonderful, but there's something special about those rescues.

Jumpy
06-03-2011, 10:15 PM
I am a cat/dog/fish person.... and Bella is beautiful. The pic you caught of her is gorgeous. Does she have eyes that blue, or is that a fluke from the camera flash... ?

Arroyo_Doble
06-03-2011, 10:18 PM
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"I get bigger .... I eat you."

pyackog
06-03-2011, 10:31 PM
She looks bitchy. :D

SarasotaRepub
06-03-2011, 10:33 PM
Nice looker there!!!! :D

Hawkgirl
06-03-2011, 11:21 PM
I am a cat/dog/fish person.... and Bella is beautiful. The pic you caught of her is gorgeous. Does she have eyes that blue, or is that a fluke from the camera flash... ?

Her eyes are that blue She's a Siamese Snowshoe, a relatively new breed of cat..but I think she has DSH in her as well as her pointed features would be darker if she was a full breed Snowshoe...but she has the white "boots".
She reminds me of the siberian huskies of the dog world. A pet I also had in the past.
She wouldn't let anyone pet her at PETCO, including the rescue person...but she is letting me pet her head..but no purring yet.
Once she starts purring I know I can get closer...but I will be patient with her.

The snowshoe is supposed to be extremely loving and affectionate to their owner...I'm hoping she comes out of her shell sooner rather than later. Going to confine her to the bathroom for a couple of days I think before I give her free roam. I'll also go in there every so often and pet her and let her get used to my voice.

Hawkgirl
06-03-2011, 11:22 PM
She looks bitchy. :D

She's not, she's very shy though.

My calico, now she was a bitch, even at the ripe ol' age of 18 she would swat and bite me every chance she could.

Hawkgirl
06-03-2011, 11:26 PM
A couple of more pics of her at PETCO

http://i56.tinypic.com/2eci7at.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/30bjvah.jpg

Hawkgirl
06-03-2011, 11:27 PM
I am a cat/dog/fish person.... and Bella is beautiful. The pic you caught of her is gorgeous. Does she have eyes that blue, or is that a fluke from the camera flash... ?


Me too..but don't have the time to commit to a dog...maybe when my kid gets older...She loves animals too.

I also have a 30 gallon tank of African Cichlids.

And now 2 cats. I think I'm good for a while. lol

Rockntractor
06-04-2011, 12:05 AM
I also have a 30 gallon tank of African Cichlids.

And now 2 cats. I think I'm good for a while. lol

You should get piranhas, then you don't have to get the cat's fixed.:cool:

megimoo
06-04-2011, 12:43 AM
Her eyes are that blue She's a Siamese Snowshoe, a relatively new breed of cat..but I think she has DSH in her as well as her pointed features would be darker if she was a full breed Snowshoe...but she has the white "boots".
She reminds me of the siberian huskies of the dog world. A pet I also had in the past.
She wouldn't let anyone pet her at PETCO, including the rescue person...but she is letting me pet her head..but no purring yet.
Once she starts purring I know I can get closer...but I will be patient with her.

The snowshoe is supposed to be extremely loving and affectionate to their owner...I'm hoping she comes out of her shell sooner rather than later. Going to confine her to the bathroom for a couple of days I think before I give her free roam. I'll also go in there every so often and pet her and let her get used to my voice.
Try leaving little bits of food treats near her .sardines or other bits of fish to get her used to you .After awhile she'll decide that you are safe to befriend and then she'll own you .

pyackog
06-04-2011, 01:07 AM
She's not, she's very shy though.

My calico, now she was a bitch, even at the ripe ol' age of 18 she would swat and bite me every chance she could.

Hee hee, I've had some of those. I've got 3 now, only one of them female, and they are all sweet little mushes.

SaintLouieWoman
06-04-2011, 10:31 AM
Me too..but don't have the time to commit to a dog...maybe when my kid gets older...She loves animals too.

I also have a 30 gallon tank of African Cichlids.

And now 2 cats. I think I'm good for a while. lol
Do your cats ever bother the fish? That new kitty really is a beauty. She's probably just confused and will come around with the shyness, although my greyhound Blue was always shy. He was such a sweetie, but only loved SR and me and two petsitters. He would never hurt anyone, but would just hide in the bedroom if anyone came over.

Darlene is the opposite, watches out the door to see if someone, anyone, will come for a visit so she can have someone to play with her. She's the most outgoing greyhound I've ever seen.

Hawkgirl
06-04-2011, 10:43 AM
Do your cats ever bother the fish? That new kitty really is a beauty. She's probably just confused and will come around with the shyness, although my greyhound Blue was always shy. He was such a sweetie, but only loved SR and me and two petsitters. He would never hurt anyone, but would just hide in the bedroom if anyone came over.

Darlene is the opposite, watches out the door to see if someone, anyone, will come for a visit so she can have someone to play with her. She's the most outgoing greyhound I've ever seen.

I just let Leo meet Bella. Kept Bella in the crate and let them sniff each other...Leo's fur and tail went up, but he is curious, keeps going back to the bathroom to see what is going on. Bella just got into a submissive position, didn't hiss or show any signs of aggression. And she is still letting me pet her, but no purring yet.

Leo doesn't bother the fish, he just sits on top of the couch and watches them.

How big do Greyhounds get? Are they good family dogs? Are they guard dogs at all?

Kay
06-04-2011, 10:52 AM
She's beautiful, and so are you for giving her a loving home.
When Bella meets "the toddler" that will be fun for her. :p
But it is a wonderful lesson that you can teach your child
so early in life, about the love of animals and the importance
of being extra kind to them.

Hawkgirl
06-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Try leaving little bits of food treats near her .sardines or other bits of fish to get her used to you .After awhile she'll decide that you are safe to befriend and then she'll own you .

I didn't have sardines, but opened up a can of tuna and gave her bits of it AND she ate it. She didn't touch her bowl of food, but practically ate the tuna from my hands.
I usually get cats from the kitten stage, this is the first adult cat I've rescued and it's different. Kittens are more open to humans as they usually don't know any better. This cat is not as trusting. I have to work for it..lol

Hawkgirl
06-04-2011, 10:59 AM
She's beautiful, and so are you for giving her a loving home.
When Bella meets "the toddler" that will be fun for her. :p
But it is a wonderful lesson that you can teach your child
so early in life, about the love of animals and the importance
of being extra kind to them.

Thanks Kay, I believe it's important to show kids from a early age to learn empathy towards animals (and people too).

SaintLouieWoman
06-04-2011, 11:17 AM
I didn't have sardines, but opened up a can of tuna and gave her bits of it AND she ate it. She didn't touch her bowl of food, but practically ate the tuna from my hands.
I usually get cats from the kitten stage, this is the first adult cat I've rescued and it's different. Kittens are more open to humans as they usually don't know any better. This cat is not as trusting. I have to work for it..lol
I haven't had a puppy in so very long. The darned rescue thing took over and there are few greyhound pups.

It sounds like you're making greyt progress with her quickly. It's a good sign that she was submissive to Leo, so hopefully there will be peace. He just wants to be dominant cat.

Greys are generally very good with kids. I had a female who was only 44 pounds, and probably the top weight would be a male at almost 100 pounds. Most of them are in the 50-65 pound range. They are loving companions, extremely loyal and devoted, but not good guard dogs. Many people who love cats adopt greys, as some say they have a cat like demeanor. They're extremely graceful, but you've got to get one that has been "cat tested". Some of the racing pigs bait them with kitties. Xena just yawns when she sees a cat, pays no attention to them. Darlene from the beginning was labelled as not cat safe. I don't know how she'd be with them, but she sure stares at the cats in the neighbor's back yard through the fence. The cats used to come in our yard, but no more. :D

I adopted Darlene because she had two strikes against her---she's a black greyhound and not cat safe. The cat safe greys go fast and any other color is adopted before the blacks. I don't get it, think the black greys are beautiful. To me their advantage is people think they're guard dogs and think they're a dobie.

Hawkgirl
06-04-2011, 01:16 PM
When we finally buy a house with a yard, I want a dog. One that is not prey driven and good with kids.
The shelter I got the cats with do most of their work with pregnant dogs and then find homes for the mother and the pups. I will definetly get one from them, so it will be a mixed breed of sorts.

Bailey
06-04-2011, 01:31 PM
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"I get bigger .... I eat you."[/QUOTE]


Thats what all cats would do if they were only a bit bigger :D

Bailey
06-04-2011, 01:33 PM
So I have speaking with a rescue coordinator for the last week or so about this cat that was housed in the Cattery at Petco. Her name was Frank Sinatra as her "mother" always sang Frank Sinatra songs to her and for the other obvious reason. Her house was in a fire and she was one of the few cats that was rescued from the burning house.

She was given to this wonderful rescue organization in December. (I also adopted my Tuxedo kitten from them over a year ago.) She was treated at the vets for a few months before she was transferred to the cattery I think in April. So, she's been caged for a long time.
I just brought her home tonight and put her in the bathroom, along with the necessities, she ran out of the crate and has been hiding behind the toilet since. She is terrified.

She's a Siamese Snowshoe cat, which is supposed to be a wonderful companion and very affectionate, I hope to bring that out in her. I will let her meet my toddler and the other cat once she's a bit more acclimated to the house.

Her name is now Bella.




http://i55.tinypic.com/2djxyew.jpg



I envy you, I cant have cats due to allergies. (my brothers not my own):(

Hawkgirl
06-05-2011, 07:54 PM
A couple pics of Bella at home: She is EXTRA shy


http://i51.tinypic.com/dwx7hs.jpg
She loves the bathroom, only place she seems to feel safe :(

http://i52.tinypic.com/wa1sia.jpg
Under the dining room table, always seeking a place that's hidden

http://i54.tinypic.com/2pzim8p.jpg
Leo, the clown.

RobJohnson
06-05-2011, 11:36 PM
Very nice cat.

In the midwest we used to trap the neighbors cats (mostly were dumped out in the country and she took them in) have them fixed and turn them back loose...it really helped cut down on the population.

My mom still has one of the kittens...16 years later....

Bailey
06-06-2011, 07:46 AM
Very nice cat.

In the midwest we used to trap the neighbors cats (mostly were dumped out in the country and she took them in) have them fixed and turn them back loose...it really helped cut down on the population.

My mom still has one of the kittens...16 years later....

My Dad did that with a few cats that wondered into his yard, he'd have them fixed (strange term) get them their shots and flee protection so the cats of course hung around the house to be fed. My Dad built a shelter for them. They were the best protected strays ever and this coming from a man that doesn't like cats

RobJohnson
06-07-2011, 01:11 AM
My Dad did that with a few cats that wondered into his yard, he'd have them fixed (strange term) get them their shots and flee protection so the cats of course hung around the house to be fed. My Dad built a shelter for them. They were the best protected strays ever and this coming from a man that doesn't like cats

I just heard today that our local animal control offers cages to capture cats so they can have them fixed and released...

Hawkgirl
06-07-2011, 11:36 AM
Well, I am in a bit of a bind. Last night, I let Bella out to roam, she is allowing me to pet her, but she is still very scared, my daughter walked up to her and Bella swatted her in the face, punctured her cheek and left scratch marks. It happened in a split second. I know Bella was startled, but toddler are going to do stuff like that. She does that with Leo all the time, he just runs away, he has never gotten aggressive.

I don't think Bella was socialized since she came from a hoarding situation. The woman who had her started out rescuing cats and didn't know when to stop. Then her house caught on fire and only 3 cats were saved. I just don't think I can trust this cat around my daughter, and my daughter comes first obviously. I washed out her wound and applied neosporin and it was better today. But she missed her eye by about 2 inches. Now my daughter is petrified of the cat.

I think i'm going to return her (I didn't formally adopt the cat, I took her in as a foster mom, so I could see if she would be a good match for us) I don't think she is...I'm a bit sad about this.:(

SaintLouieWoman
06-07-2011, 12:53 PM
Well, I am in a bit of a bind. Last night, I let Bella out to roam, she is allowing me to pet her, but she is still very scared, my daughter walked up to her and Bella swatted her in the face, punctured her cheek and left scratch marks. It happened in a split second. I know Bella was startled, but toddler are going to do stuff like that. She does that with Leo all the time, he just runs away, he has never gotten aggressive.

I don't think Bella was socialized since she came from a hoarding situation. The woman who had her started out rescuing cats and didn't know when to stop. Then her house caught on fire and only 3 cats were saved. I just don't think I can trust this cat around my daughter, and my daughter comes first obviously. I washed out her wound and applied neosporin and it was better today. But she missed her eye by about 2 inches. Now my daughter is petrified of the cat.

I think i'm going to return her (I didn't formally adopt the cat, I took her in as a foster mom, so I could see if she would be a good match for us) I don't think she is...I'm a bit sad about this.:(

Do you think your little one needs to go to the doc for the puncture wound? It's a shame about Bella but the child indeed comes first. I had to give away a beautiful black schnauzer who bit my son on the cheek when he was a toddler. The little one frightened the dog because he fell on the sleeping dog. The second time the dog got a new home when my son was a year older and tried to hold the dog's leash. Baron bit him. Bye bye Baron.

Hawkgirl
06-07-2011, 02:42 PM
SLW, she is okay, it looked much better this morning. I am hoping my parents don't notice it. (they watch her while I'm away at work) When I dropped her off today, they didn't notice it, the neosporin really did it's job. They are very protective of her. (as it should be)

I called the rescue person, and her vet is going to take her. The vet helps out rescue animals so I suppose I will drop her off in a few days.:(