May 6th 2012 5:42 pm
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First, it has been a very tuff week at my house, but I will say my thank mews fur the love I got on my birthday, pawromise!
Now, fur the tuff part. A lot of my furrrriends are good friends with Angel Alex and may have gotten the urgent message from Alex's meowmie. The second behaviorist came this week, Dr. sueda, who is supposed to be the best one evfur, according to my buddy Jackson. He akshully recommended her to us ta helps, since he has visited three times and just got busy being a tv cat helper! Well, Dr. Sueda was so nice and sweet, but she told mom the best thing in her expert opinion, was that I need to go to a new home, and even suggested mom bring me back to the shelter, since they are a no (don't wanna write the k word) shelter, and so they could helps find me a purrrrfect family where I would be the only kitty and can rule the place. She said that the shelter didn't give me the proper info before, and it wasn't all their fault, only cause who knows what the people who brought me back the other times said, but also that I acted different with a room fulla kitties cause there were more to take on, but with just one kitty at home, I could let my tuff guy side show since I did t have so much competition. but mom could give them all this great info about how I like doggies, and walks, and cuddles and about my sometimes poopie problems, but also how I is a zombie sometimes too. And they didn't know any of that info about me before mom got me. She even said that she would contact them too and send a report about all the hard work we've been doing this whole time, and how much love I have, but that I just can't be in a home with Kitty P.
She also told mom that no matter what we tried, even different medicines and stuff, that my zombie obsessions is unnatural and Kitty is suffering a lot and it's unfair to let her suffer so.
I akshully did the zombie thing too, more than once, while she was visiting us, even though she had delicious treats and fun toys and stuff. And Kitty hadn't even done anything, she was sitting on the couch with Dr. sueda, eatin treats. I literally jumped on tha couch like spidaaah cat. Thank goodness I was wearing the kitty holster.
So mom told Jackson's assistant what the Dr. Said, and she said my buddy was stunned and wants to talk to mom as soon as he can, which isn't until Friday. Dr. sueda too said how pawsome of a kitty I am and if she didn't has a cat at home, she would love to have me. So dear Alex's mom has sent out a great message ta helps me, and mom has been asking furrrriends too if they'd be able to helps. We are also sad, even Kitty I think, even tho she is scurrrred of me right now.
Of course mom is still scared what if something else could work. She talked to dr. Sueda about all different options, but the doc doc really doesn't think they would work in the long run.
Can I has purrrrs? I needs them so much right now!
Tons of meezer purrs for you Harrison. Lots and Lots of Meezer purrs!
We will give you all the purrs you need. Purrs for peace, purrs for a happy home and purrs for your Mom and Kitty Pride too.
We are purring for you all, we know this is and will be hard for you all...we hope that you will find the most wonderpurr home that you will be the only kitty and you will get lots and lots of love....
hugs and love from all of us.
Purrrrrrring away for you pal! Harriet is purrring away for you as well. We sure do hope things work out and you get to stay with your mom! We are purrrrrrring and purrrrrrring and purrrrring for you!
Sending Big purrs your way that you find a loving new home!! Hopefully your Mommy will get to talk to them and tell them everything about you, and maybe she'll be able to come visit you too!?
Blade, Moppie, Simon and Tony
Of course you can have purrs, Harrison. Mom and I are sad for you and your mom, but we know that whatever she decides will be the right thing. Wishing you all the best.
dood...purrz, prayers N de blessings oh st francis two ewe that everee thing werks out for ewe, KP, and yur mom...we noe everee one did their BEST and gived it 900 % and we also noe no matter what, sum kittehs HAZ ta be de onlee kitteh...gram dude wuz like that...may ewe find a good forever lovin home N may yur mew mom let ewe stay on catster sew we can all still chillax two gether...we be guessin thunder shirt dinna werk either for ewe or Kp huh....
always loves N hugs buddy....always
Sending you oodles of purrs Harrison.
Oh tabbies! We talked a lot abou the thunder shirt wif her cause shes familiar wif them but she said the harness we use is like the same thing, but it's not me being anxious, it be being the bossy boss. Yah know, yesturday I met a cat outside and tried ta gets him, Mol! He was in my walking zone! I love you Awl so much my dear furrrriends!
We love you too Pal.
Jeepers, that is kinda sad. We know you and your family have tried real hard to make this work. Peekie and I are sending you TONS of purrs. We hope you find your purrfect furever home, wherever it is. Purring lots and lots for you, buddy.
Sorry Harry. All of us were hoping it would work. Your momma loves you very much and she did her best. But you need to be an only kitty. Any family would be lucky to have you. Maybe they'll even keep your caster page, but that's not nearly as important as finding the right home for you.
Awwwww, Harrison, that's not the news anyone wants to hear. I am sorry my furriend. I hopes someone who doesn't have a kitty right now on catster will adopt you. We loves you and your family and will purr real hard for things to work out just right for all of you.
Molly and family
We are heartbroken to hear about this, Harrison, and we know your Mom has done everything she can. We are purring like crazy for you pal, and we'll put out the word in our diaries too.
Sending you lots of purrs buddy. I am so sorry things worked out this way for you.
Harrison, there must be someone out there who needs a cat like you to give some loving without having another cat with them. You want to be top kitty and just love.....I hope that you find your forever home...
Holy Cannoli pal We gotta get you advertised to furiends and not just here - I'ma gonna post you on my FB page - okey dokey? And tells my San Franfuncisco pals bout yur meowvalous self. Letz all SHARE SHARE SHARE Harrison to all we knows
Sharin' iz da BEST thang, 'n get da word out~ We're purrin' fur U Harrison~! We know U will find a great home where U can be'z da on'y top kitty 'n get'z all da spawcial lovin'z U want~! Purrz 'n purrayerz fur Ur mommy 'n more purrz fur U 'n fur Kitty P too~! We know how it iz, I wuz in da same situation. I could no live'z wif Ziggy who mom found me ina parkin' lot. He wuz mean to me 'n so I came to live wif MILO whofur iz a really kewl dood!~ I hope da same happens fur U my furiend~!
We wish you didn't have this problem...but we understand, we have it too. It's the reason I can't live with the Natcat around. I still sometimes go after the BUB, or go after Bella. Mom and Dad watch me, give me alot of love, and spend as much time as they can keeping their eyes open. Natalie lives seperately, and it will probably mostly always be this way...but then how knows.
Mommy thinks you are a very very handsome cat, and we wish we lived closer. We are certainly going to post out there that you need a good home without another cat...
lots of love and purrs,
(who can relate)
We wrote this in pawmail but in case you don't see it right away we are putting it here too:
it's Mike who wrote you before about calling Warren Eckstein the pet behaviorist. Tell him you phoned before and it didn't work and tell him you're desperate as you now feel you have to adopt out Harrison.
At this time of day Warren is still on for 50 min. more. I can explain more in next email. His toll free number is 1 800 321 8828.
He will know a way to avoid adopting out the kitty. Explain that the cat obviously wants to be alone. Good luck! I'll write again but hurry, and if you don't get through please call first thing next Sat!
also we wrote:
To fill you in more. I hope you've called Warren and are on hold so you can tell him your question. I just heard him give advice to another lady on the radio.
I'm sure you've tried this but he said it must be every day. He said progress is sometimes fast, but not to expect that. Progress can be slow too.
He told the caller take a towel and rub it on one cat. Then rub that same towel on the other cat. Then rub the towel on the other cat and take it and rub it on the first cat. When they have the same scent they smell the same which means the aggressor has no need to be aggressive anymore since Kitty Pryde will smell just like Harrison does.
Then, daily, for a few minutes, someone holds Harrison in the room, and someone else holds Kitty Pryde in the same room. For about 4 or 5 minutes. Always end these things on a Very Positive Note. So that they realize being together will give them something Positive because they've been together.
And to help distract the one cat from attacking another cat, bring in new boxes every other day for them to investigate. It keeps their attention away from the other cat for awhile.
Progress daily is slow, remember. But keep progressing.
But call Warren Eckstein again, because he will see that adopting Harrison out is your last desperate measure and he'll have to come up with stronger advice to help. He won't believe in adopting him out; so he'll come up with something.
Remind him you called before. He even told this lady today to use a small air horn. Not too often though.
If you don't get to Warren today, call next Saturday. Ask for the air horn. Tell him it's your last desperate measure. The horn is so noisy, it tells the aggressor if he keeps bothering the other cat he will always be getting scared by the horn. And will stop attacking Kitty Pryde eventually.
his website www.thepetshow.com
I remember giving you the toll free number before, because on the west coast you can call at a certain time, in the east coast there is a different number.
Even if you live in the west coast you can still call the number used for the east coast later in the day when the east coast airing takes place.
So really you could call twice on Saturdays if you don't get through the first time.
Here on the east coast he's on the radio 4 pm to 6 pm. If you are in California then 4 pm here is 1 PM in California. So you could call at 1 pm using the east coast phone number.
If I remember right I think the west coast airing is at 11 am and has a different phone number than the east coast airing.
I hope this helps. I know Warren will never believe in adopting out the kitty and will surely say something more with stronger advice than before. I'm sure you don't want to lose Harrison either. And for the 2 kitties to get along, with Warren's advice, and for them to stay together it will be the best thing you ever did and I'm sure you will feel that way too.
Don't give up calling him. I listen to him every Saturday and often think of all of you when I hear of others who have the same problem. But now it's more desperate for you to call again; I'm sure he'll help.
The one question you might want to ask is "is it possible with cats that some cats must be the oNLY cat in the house; that they'll never get along with others" - ask him that. It will help understand more about Harrison. I'm curious myself.
see if his website also has a place to ask questions. But keep calling him. I can tell you don't want Harrison to go.
The number is 1 800 321 8828 from 1 pm to 3 pm if you live on the west coast and I think you do if I remember right.
Hope this helps! Sorry I'm trying to write fast since Warren's still on the radio and you might get to call.
Tyson and dad Mike
Oh Mom this is a tough dood Harrison.
Tyson and Dad Mike added much of what Pops and I recommend with this type problem. As we are 5 Toms I wish you were on the East coast as I would like to give you a try to see how you would work with a bigger group. We still have issues with Rumpy but that is due to him now being socialized by other cats. I am not sure if you grew up in a crate like he did but that really makes cat social interactions more difficult.
Purrs and I will pass on your needs.
Did Jackson Galaxy ever get a chance to talk to your Mom again??
I wonder if you might not be good with Kitty Pryde but would be good with other boy cats like Timmy Tomcat suggested. You sounded like you wanted to play but was just too rough for little Kitty. Too bad Timmy Tomcat's Pops doesn't live closer or you couldn't travel to him somehow. He sounds really good with boy cats.