06-04-2011, 02:16 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.
06-05-2011, 08:54 PM
A couple pics of Bella at home: She is EXTRA shy
She loves the bathroom, only place she seems to feel safe :(
Under the dining room table, always seeking a place that's hidden
Leo, the clown.
06-06-2011, 12:36 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....
06-06-2011, 08:46 AM
06-07-2011, 12:36 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.:(
06-07-2011, 01:53 PM
" To the world you are just one more person, but to a rescued pet, you are the world."
"A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"
Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill & eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter
06-07-2011, 03:42 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.:(
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