|Purred: Thu Dec 26, '13 11:46am PST |
|Meow! Hi everyone!
I am a dog person, and have said many time that I would never have a cat, buuuuttt...I did fall in love when my mom got two kittens awhile ago. I had just moved away from home and I wanted a little buddy to keep me company. I spend a lot of time in my apartment. I go to my classes online due to anxiety problems. I was sad and pretty lonely during the day when my roommate was out going to classes. We talked over getting a small dog (our apartment has weight limits) but neither of us wanted to hike up and down 4 flights of stairs several times a day to potty the dog, not to mention we live in the muddle of the city so...no grass. Anywho, we talked about mice, rabbits, ferrets, birds...until we decided to get a kitty. I told me mom we where looking for a cat, so... she got me one for my birthday. She's 4 months old, and she's the sweetest little thing. She's slept with me every night since I've been at my moms (I'm visiting for the holidays, I go back home Jan 11th) and she follows me around meowing at me to pick her up. My roommate stopped by last night and LOVES her as well. Now, here are my questions. I've only cared for dogs before, so I'm a bit confused how caring for a kitty works.
Litter boxes. There are so many kinds of littler boxes and litters! What is best? Shes fantastic about using them, but she also throws litter EVERYWHERE. What's the best way to keep her mess contained? Will I just have to sweep it all up daily and will she grow out of it?
Collars. My mom doesn't keep collars on her cats, but she does have them for them. They rip them off and they get lost under things. Is it necessary to have her wear one with tags on them or is it okay to have her naked all the time?
Grooming. I'm ever so slightly allergic to cats. It's not horrible, and I wouldn't get rid of her because of it. I'm perfectly okay with taking allergy meds when needed. I'm just wondering what sort of grooming I should be doing with her. She doesn't shed to badly now, but I do want her to be used to the process of being brushed/bathed or what have you.
Thank you everyfur!
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