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    Harmoj: Your little girls Chloe and Maddie are so pretty and so funny! Sleeping with her head in a shoe? Looking behind the sub-woofer?

    Shrinking Violet: Glad you got your samples. I didn't mine. Maybe they don't send to Canada Or the neighborhood cat got to them first.

    Dagwood: I agree with nlmcp. Snowflake was 10 when I got Gracie and Gracie was 7 when I got Tootles. Both times, I put the kitten in the den with a closed door with food, litter, and a bed so the kitten could adjust to new noises, and sounds, and a new home from the shelter. The older cat in both cases, knows a new one is present, and the playing and siffing and introduction through the door for a day or two works well. Then a few visits in and out of the den and gradual introduction to the upstairs of the house, followed by downstairs, seems to work well and is not too overwhelming for the new kitten. Good luck!

    Brandy: I've only known one couple who got two Devons. The wife was allergic to other cats. And they absolutely ADORED them. They lived in a condo and the kitties didn't go outside ever. And they were wonderful pets. The hubby liked them too
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    I'm trying to do laundry. Gracie decided to check out the dryer, with clothes in it. She's never done that before. Ever. Then she jumped up to see what was in the washing machine. She's normally afraid of those two appliances. Particularly when they are working. They're old so they're a bit noisy and wiggle around some.

    Mr. Tootles still prefers going into the dishwasher.
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    My baby boy Toby hates my computer. When I am on it, he constantly jumps up on my desk and stands right in front of the screen. Then he will eventually slide down and lay across the desk and purr waiting for me to love him and stop paying attention to the computer.

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    ShrinkingViolet: Mr. Tootles just got his FREE Greenies in the mail! Addressed to him personally. Ocean fish. Yummmm.

    Brandy: Here's a sweet photo of a little Devon. What a cutie! Has an alien-like appearance Are you still thinking of getting one?

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    Strange Cat Behaviour

    My cats love enclosed spaces so much I bought them a tent. They would jump into open boxes and the clothesbasket, hide under the dishwasher, my covers...I have a picture on my phone of Prowl peeking out of my paper shredder.

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    I'm having a bit of a cat problem. Not with my own two boys - they are a delight, though they refuse to guard the house against other cats - but with a cat that sprays our house daily. He has been doing this for a couple of months now and we can't make him go away. We first became aware of him when he came into our house and sprayed the den and the bottom of my raincoat, which I didn't notice until I got to work and had it hanging beside me. We subsequently got a magnetic door for the boys, which he sprays daily causing our boys' heads to smell of spray. I clean the cat door, window and screen regularly with pheromone remover and vinegar, we've shot his rump with a water and vinegar mix from a super soaker, we've soaked him with water and vinegar, we've chased him from one end of the house to the other (we can't leave any doors or windows open at all or he will come in) and we chase him from the yard any time we see him. He is incredibly wary and consequently appears to be uncatcheable so relocating him or doing a fix and release would seem to be out of the question. We don't know if he's stray, feral or owned by someone completely unsuitable for pet ownership, not to mention inconsiderate. So, does anyone have any practical and realistic advice for terminating an unwanted relationship with a spray-happy cat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimrs View Post
    My baby boy Toby hates my computer. When I am on it, he constantly jumps up on my desk and stands right in front of the screen. Then he will eventually slide down and lay across the desk and purr waiting for me to love him and stop paying attention to the computer.

    He doesn't hate the computer, he wants to use it to look for "kitty" porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oasis View Post
    My cats love enclosed spaces so much I bought them a tent. They would jump into open boxes and the clothesbasket, hide under the dishwasher, my covers...I have a picture on my phone of Prowl peeking out of my paper shredder.
    Oasis. I bought my kitties a pup tent from IKEA and Mr. Tootles loves not only to go inside of it, but crawl underneath the bottom and peer out as if he's with the CIA and checking out the yard! Try posting your pic of Prowl here if you can. I'd love to see him. He sounds cute.

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    rattus: It sounds like you're doing a lot that in reality should have worked on some level. The only thing I can think of is to get a cat trap and have him fixed. But does that stop him from spraying once he's already old enough to do so? For some reason I think that a male cat has to be fixed before he starts the spraying thing going on. Anyone know? Have you checked with the local SPCA? Sorry I'm not much help here.
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    misskitty: Is that a Devon in your avatar? Lol, he/she is cute! Thank you for the story about the Devons. They sound like good cats for small living areas, then. Also, it's good to hear allergic people aren't allergic to them!

    I'd like to have one, yes, but it's very hard to find a breeder who's a good breeder, but will also sell the cats! That's some application form they make you fill out... and a lot of them won't ship. Well, que sera, sera...

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    Rattus, don't use vinegar - it's a myth that it deters cats from spraying, it actaully can attract them to that spot instead!

    I've heard that paprika can work, but I've never tried it myself. Check with the Toronto Humane Society & they may be able to help more.

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    Brandy: My av is a tabby kitten. The devon is the pic in post#473

    Mr. Tootles likes to get my attention by jumping on the coffee table in the den while I'm watching tv. He starts to dig in my container of sunflower seeds. I'm not sure what his intention really is (the litter box is downstairs), so he does get a quick reaction from me.
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