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I have a kitty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'll give you the story of how I came to get this kitten.

My parents recently moved into a new house, and there is a great deal of construction around this relatively new neighborhood (houses still being built). A family of cats was living in a parked bulldozer, and the workmen would see them running all around. On a couple occasions, the cats would jump out of the bulldozer right when it was being turned on!

A few days later, my dad noticed that there was a kitten in the garage! It was terrified of people since it obviously had a tough start to life. He tried with no success to capture it.

This weekend, I visited my family along with my sister (and her husband and two little kids) and brother. We left the garage door open, but the kitten wouldn't leave. It also evaded capture for over a day. Eventually, it was captured with three people cooperating on Saturday.

At first, it was TERRIFIED. We put it in a large box with kitten carrier inside to give it a safe place to rest in. It was obviously afraid of people, so my brother and I very slowly eased it into socializing with a TON of patience and care.

Now, just two days later, it has gone from hissing when you put the food down to now wanting attention! It now loves to be held, and it purrs loudly when it gets human contact. It will climb up to your shoulder/head and just hold on to you, sometimes licking you.

My dad and I took it to the vet today, and we found out for sure that it's a she. She weighs only 2.5 pounds at this stage. She also has a minor fever, but I will administer antibiotics twice daily for the next 10 days. Once the fever is gone, she can get more shots. She's eating very well, and she's now here to say, "HELLO!" to you!

I haven't come up with a name yet. I'll be thinking about this for several days.
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Kittie gets abandoned. Kittie wants to be loved and looked after. Kittie has to do desperate things to get what it needs. Kittie gets aggressive at the people who want to help. People who want to help tolerate and still try to help and give it time to adjust and learn to trust. Kittie realises what its been given and shows love to the ones who believed in it and helped. Kittie feels safe, loved and wanted.

If thats not an allegory for SAS I dont know what is.

Maybe you could call her Salvus. Its latin for 'safe'

On to concentrate on bright things Stuck around in hopes to help, didnt seem like there was much left I could do anymore ... good luck and comfort to those who are on their own path and hope for those yet to take their first step! Much Love
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Very cute. Wish I had one too now.
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She's adorable.
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awe... hiya kitty!

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Nice. Very cute kitty

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Cute kitty and a great story to go along with it awww.
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OMG That's awesome Adam, you'll be such a good daddy! I almost got another dog today, but luckily she was adopted before I saw her in person. Whew.
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wow she looks nice!
When I was 12 I found a kitten curled up behind a toilet at the state fair...she was really skinny and we didn't think she would live...we kept her and she's big and fat now
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((((((((((((((Adam))))))))))))))) She's gorgeous!! (gotta love a blue eyed cat...) I'm glad that you could give her good home

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Awww! She looks like such a sweetheart.
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Nothing bad ever comes from a kitty
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She's definitely behaving more actively as she gets more antibiotics in her. I put her back in the temporary box she is sleeping in (until I take her back to Cleveland), and she leaped up on my arm to be held again. What a big difference from 48 hours ago!

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What a cute little Siamese kittie.
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She's definitely behaving more actively as she gets more antibiotics in her. I put her back in the temporary box she is sleeping in (until I take her back to Cleveland), and she leaped up on my arm to be held again. What a big difference from 48 hours ago!
awwwz a kittie with an abandonment schema

On to concentrate on bright things Stuck around in hopes to help, didnt seem like there was much left I could do anymore ... good luck and comfort to those who are on their own path and hope for those yet to take their first step! Much Love
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Pets are incredible to have. I have a dog that I like pretty much more than most people I know. Pets are awesome, wonderful companions and your kitty is so CUTE!!!!!!
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what a lucky kitty. she's so pretty.

hey that rhymed.
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She got out of her box last night (she obviously doesn't want to be couped up in there, and I don't blame her). She came over to me though when I got the food out. I then watched her eat, gave her some medication, played with her for 45 minutes or so (she started to get tired), then refilled her water (which she lapped up as soon as I put it down). She was purring constantly!

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Sooo cuuuuttte. You are so lucky! Did you think anymore about a name? I duno if you saw my suggestion ... I thought it was quite exotic for an exotic cat, and it told her story too, in a way?

Anywayz I want one. I want an arm climber / face lickin little mewster.

On to concentrate on bright things Stuck around in hopes to help, didnt seem like there was much left I could do anymore ... good luck and comfort to those who are on their own path and hope for those yet to take their first step! Much Love
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What a wonderful cat.
She is so lucky to have found you.
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