Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet Lucy...

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facbook already know that John and I have a new addition to our little family....

Meet Lucy...

Lucy wasn't supposed to be MY kitty. My friend found her at her school and of course, being the crazy cat lady I am I couldn't turn her away and took her in hoping to find her a home.

Well, how could you not fall in love with this face???


I took her to the vet on Thursday before I even took her home because of the other cats and she has a lot of parasites in her tummy, including giardia. $150, 2 antibiotics, a dewormer, and a pack of flea medicine later she is at home with us now. I've nursed her back to good health, giving her yucky medicine 2 times a day, giving her special food, and loving on her. Needless to say, I'm in love now and she already thinks I'm her momma.

I'm still not opposed to finding her a new home as long as it's a good one. She's 8-9 weeks old and a healthy girl except for the bugs she has in her tummy. She has to be in isolation for about 2 weeks so other animals don't get her bugs or worms. I've already got her medicine taken care of and she'll have to be on that for a total of 10 days. So there's the scoop on her if you or anyone that you know is need of a free kitty!


But, unfortunately I haven't had any luck finding her a home so far... So, my next question is how the heck do you get new cats aquainted to your old cats?
As soon as I brought her in the house, both cats were growling, hissing, and then hid. I've let her out of her room to play a couple of times and Pixie wants absolutely nothing to do with her. She hides under the bed and won't come out until I put Lucy up. Cotton won't hide, but he growls anytime Lucy gets close to him.

Cotton and Pixie are both lazy cats. They are perfectly happy sunbathing all day in front of the door.
They don't understand why this kitten is running around in circles and sliding all over the floor playing with a fake mouse.

So I need some advice. Cotton was still a kitten when I brought Pixie home so he wasn't territorial yet. If you've brought a kitten home to an older cat, how did you do it? I need any advice you can give me because I hate to keep her locked up any longer than I have to, but I also don't want my old cats to think I don't love them anymore ;)

PLEASE HELP!


7 comments:

Alex said...

The crazy cat lady in me wants her real bad, but I cannot since I'll be moving in with rommmates in a few months. Le sigh.
When I brought a kitty home to my older cat, I honestly just stuck them together immediately. But then again, my older cat LOVES other cats and never once hissed at or hurt the new cat. So I'd say just try to let them spend as much time together as possible and hopefully they'll all get used to each other!

Heather said...

I read up on this a lot when I brought my two cats (one young, one adult) to live together. I had to put them in separate rooms, so they could smell each other and get used to the other's smell. There was still some hissing and growling, but they play together now.

Lynnette said...

So cute!! That was so nice of you to take care of her and get rid of her little bugs!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

omgggggggg precious!!!!!!!!

Tania-Dreams2011 said...

Oh soooo cute!

Michelle said...

Aww so cute! What sweet pictures!

Neely said...

Such cute pictures!

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