View Full Version : Guess what a customer left us when he checked out of our cottages? update with link
07-08-2006, 02:34 PM
Also posted on the Community board...
Are you ready for this...???
The customer was here for one week...Left this morning at 9 am.
When the cleaning ladies went to clean, they found a box outside of the chalet with...
He looks about 6 to 8 weeks old, tiny, BEIGE from head to toe and cute as cute can be...
I don't know if they had him and left him or if they found him and took pity on him...but they did not even leave a note.
We already have two 14 yr old cats at home and I don't think I can keep him but it's sooooo tempting.
My DH is in the hospital for a least another week getting a total knee replacement and I am stuck running our motel 12 to 15 hrs a day, 7 days a week. I am the only one who works the desk...I don't know what to do. We are keeping him here for the night and then I will see.
I will bring my digital camera tomorrow and if someone helps me to figure out how to post a pic of the little guy (I think it's a guy???) I will post them...
What do I have to get the vet to check before I bring him home? Should I be worried about anything in particular?
To anyone who has ever introduced a new kitten to older cats, ANY ADVICE???
07-08-2006, 02:36 PM
Looks like we might keep him...
The customer from that chalet called and said that they woke up this morning to find the cat in the box next to their door. They fed it and left as they had a 13 hr drive to get home. He asked what we are going to do and told us his kids were crying to keep him but they could not because of allergies.
I told him to email me and I would send pics of the little guy to their kids.
He is the most adorable thing ever.
I called DH at the hospital and he said he would love him as long as my cats are ok...I hope so.
I have to keep him at the office for a week til DH comes home but I'm leaning towards keeping him.
DH has always wanted and orange tabby he could name "Chewie" for Chebacca from the Star Wars Movies...I think BEIGE will do and I'm ok with the name as the little guy just keeps chewing on my fingers
07-08-2006, 04:11 PM
Well what a neat surprise that was!!
Meant to be perhaps??
Congratulations on your addition.... I think!! :lmao:
07-08-2006, 07:32 PM
I would like to see a picture.
07-09-2006, 05:26 AM
Wow! Congrats Samantha! Cant wait to see photos! :cheer2:
[COLOR=Lime]...Are you ready for this...???
'Cause I gotta say, working in the hotel industry this summer has really opened my eyes about what people will leave behind!!! :crazy2: :crazy2: :crazy2:
Neutral territory is my best suggestion for introductions. At the very least, put baby in a bathroom, with the door closed (with his litter box, food and water). Let the older cats sniff the bottom of the door for a few hours, at least.
Once they get bored with the kitten noises from inside, open the door - but use a gate or two, or a screen door that they can't get over or pry off- so that everyone can sniff and say hello safely. Once that seems okay (and that may be a day or two), supervise a visit without the gate.
You need to make sure as well, that Junior doesn't have any fleas, worms, etc, before you intorduce him to the senior members of the household.
07-09-2006, 08:35 AM
Maybe stupid suggestion as I don't have cats but.....could you have Chewie as a 'motel' cat and leave the other 2 at home. What I mean is that Chewie's home would be the office and motel?? Does thismake any sense - then you wouldn't havet o worry about the other two cats at home?
07-09-2006, 10:06 AM
That may work for the summer but we are closed in the winter...He would get very lonely.. :rotfl2: Can't do that.
07-09-2006, 02:03 PM
The other two will get along after awhile..believe me, I have had many, many add on's and its always seem to have worked out. But do take him to the Vet and get him/her checked out and sexed....remember IZZY!! Welcome to :chewy: , he/she is going to be one spoiled Cat!!
Give Richard our Love and tell him to get better soon if we are doing WDW together in Oct with you guys. Any ideas for costumes for the MNSSHP?
07-09-2006, 02:10 PM
love to see a pic..... popcorn::
07-09-2006, 05:15 PM
Want to see some pics???
Go to the middle of this page... http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1159276&page=3
07-09-2006, 05:16 PM
Wenabre...I can't wait for MNSSHP...We are going to have a lot of fun...
As for costumes, I have no idea. My mind is a blank but that's usual... :lmao:
07-10-2006, 09:21 AM
I have an alternate method for introducing a kitten to your current cats. When we got our Joey, I held him in my hands, and extended him to our Eliot and said, firmly, "Mummy's". Eliot's response seemed to be, "Yeah, well he's dirty", because he started cleaning the kitten. There was never a problem between them for all of Eliot's life.
07-10-2006, 10:02 AM
Oh gosh is he ever cute!!
You definitely need to get him to a vet before introducing him to your two older guys. And be sure to wash your hands well before handling them, after handling him.
I do (used to do) cat rescue. Introductions can go many ways.. I've seen cats welcome newbies after a few hisses and that's it. I've also had cats NEVER accept newbies tho they WILL eventually co-exist. Likely the older cats wont' really care much for the bundle of energy, but they'll learn to respect one another.
As someone said, keep kitten in the bathroom for a while. I usually do for at LEAST a week. Then you can graduate by putting kitten in a carrier or cage in the middle of the common living area. Let your guys smell him.. hiss, growl, whatever. Don't scold them for natural behavior.. they're just teling him who's boss. Yelling at them when they show their heirarchy could make them corelate kitten with getting in trouble. You could get them even more used to baby by keeping a blanket with him and one where they usually sleep... trade out the blankets a few days later so they get used to the smell.
When kitten is finally out.. supervised.. talk soothingly to your kitties. Pet them. Praise them. Maybe throw a catnip party! Be sure they know you're their babies and you love them. Don't PUT kitten by the older kitties. They'll come to one another in their own time. Forcing them on one another is just too much for many cats.
Your guys might be just fine and welcome the kitty right off. Some cats do. Or there may be weeks of hissing, screaming, meowing, growling.. and eventually avoidance.
Since you have 2 likely they will be absolutely fine. Don't give up tho it sure takes time and patience. Don't be scared of the noises they may make either. Cats make a LOT of noise when they're angry but usually it's just warnings. I've rarely seen an older cat intensionally harm a kitten (they're fixed, right? if not.. it might be a problem)
At the vets, have them check for FIV, FeLeuk, ... those are the 2 most important. If you tell the vet, however, the situation they'll suggest what to test.
*IF* one of these tests come back positive there IS a such thing as false positives. Keep kitties seperated of course but don't give up. And IF kitty is FIV pos please contact me. I had an FIV pos cat live with neg cats before just fine tho my vet encouraged me to put him down. The neg cats never caught it even with rough playing/cleaning.
I can't wait to read more about chewie:)
Your kitten is so adorable.
Below is the advice given on the Meow Foundation website on how to ingroduce your new kitten to your existing family. (Meow is a Cat rescue foundation in Calgary)
07-10-2006, 10:32 PM
What a cutie! He's really quite beautiful with the blue eyes and his coloring.
I just saw this Samantha, sorry for the delay!
07-11-2006, 09:49 AM
Oh Sam he's so sweet! :love: He looks just like our Sammy when he was that age.....get used to a lot of "talking" as orange tabbies luv to chat with anyone! ;)
He's a very lucky little guy to have found such great "parents". Congratulations on your newest arrival! :cloud9:
07-11-2006, 11:04 AM
Long time no speak!
I am in Caissie Cape for the summer and I left my cats with DH at home and I miss them terribly, I was very tempted to drive the big 10 minutes down to Shediac and grab him/her.
It's lonesome this year not planning a trip to WDW but my Dh is now addicted to Disney so we are hoping to go again in 2008, we'll see!!!!!
We had quite the adventure, it was the most wonderful time my family has ever had!
Hope Richard has a speedy recovery
Talk to you soon :cool1:
07-13-2006, 12:25 PM
Just got him back from the VET...He is FelineHIV negative, does not have leuchemia, ear mites or fleas...He is about 6 to 7 weeks old (born around June 1st) and weighs 1.5 lbs...
He is COMING HOME!!! :cheer2:
07-16-2006, 10:53 PM
He's really sweet Sam! Glad to hear that he checked out healthy and that he can go home now. I hope that things go well with your other 2!
Give my best to Richard. I hope he's up and about soon!
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