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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Introducing...... Fancy!

Hello dear kitties and friends.  Mommeh here again.  It just hasn't worked out between Attie and Audrey.  I've got a mother's heartbreak of course, but decided to try and move on and fix it.  So I thought to myself, "what's the solution?"  And then it hit me.  Obviously..... OBVIOUSLY...  get another cat.  Hahaha, okay, okay, so call me completely crazy.  It was a crazy move.  But in truth I was hoping the kitten would be friends with Audrey.  I thought maybe she just needed a rough-and-tumble energetic playmate who wasn't afraid of her and could keep up.  Because Attie is a scaredy, she runs for the hills at the first sign of roughhousing, which lately seems to cause Audrey to treat her as prey instead of playmate.  Of course I was wrong.  Audrey attacked the kitten and cornered her and we had to go in for the rescue.  And so, Miss Cake lives in the bedroom alone now, and loving it I might add.  She just suddenly made the decision that she wants to be an only cat.  It's kind of inexplicable.  But don't despair too much, friends, she is extremely happy in the bedroom.  She has everything she needs in there, we made sure, and we have plans to cut through our bedroom closet into the spare room next door, move her litter and stuff in there, and then she will have a lovely large kitty suite!  We had considered bringing her down to live with my sister in North Carolina, but every time I talk about it I start to cry.  It just won't work, I can't give her up.  She is still an angel to mommeh, she just doesn't feel like being around other kitties.  She is still wonderfully verbal and playful and sweet and I cannot let her go.  So we will make her a little kitty hotel.  :)

Now on to introducing you to Fancy!  (aka FancyFace/Miss FancyPants).  This little one is 14wks old, found starving and begging outside a 7-11 for food.  Named Carla by the rescue league, I met her accidentally the weekend before last, cut some mats from her poor fur during a chat with the rescue ladies, and unknowingly fell in love.  The whole rest of the week I couldn't stop thinking about her, and then the next weekend (just this weekend past) I ended up with her.  And she is just great.  She has a lovely curious and happy little personality.  She has ankle socks on her front feet and knee socks on her back feet.  I love how each half of hear little head is completely different.  She has big ears and paws, and huge whiskies.  She cannot meow, no one really knows why.  They said she might have been born that way, or she might have been kicked in the throat while begging for food, but in any case she can't make a sound.  She and Attie are starting to get along quite well, and I can tell they will soon be good friends.  (Even if we had given Audrey to my sister, we actually would have had to get another kitty anyway - because of Attie's severe anxiety she cannot be alone, she gets very upset and destructive.)  My only issues with Fancy are these:  1) Her long fur.  She is shaved down now, due to the terrible mats she had, but she will get extremely poofy and floofy and I've never had to take care of the grooming for a long haired cat before.  2) Her food obsession.  I'm sure it comes from her previously starving on the street but she will attack for your food, we have to put her away when we eat - hopefully that will abate with time and lots of good food.  3) Her butter fetish!  Unfortunately she shares Attie's butter craze.  She dove into a bowl of melted butter a few days ago and the grease factor on that long fluffy fur is gross.

Well without further ado, here's Fancy!








38 comments:

  1. Well hello Miss Pants! You picked a great Mommeh, we tell you what. You are gonna be a beauty!
    Mommeh, we think you have done wonderfully by Audrey. Only you can tell if she's happy, and if she is that's fine with us, too. Our The Baby lived on top of the dryer (her choice) with forays out to the food and box for two years, and she was totally at peace with that! Who knows what goes on in our little cat minds...

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  2. Fancy is absolutely precious! Those whiskers and ear tufts are fabulous! We're so glad she found such a great forever home. We think Audrey's private suite sounds like a good solution. We know she'll still get lot of love and attention, and maybe she will be able to spend supervised time with the other kitties with the possibility that she may someday decide she likes them again. We look forward to seeing lots more kitten pictures of Fancy.

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  3. Fancy is a gorgeous kitty! If she gets a good diet - and I know you feed Audrey and Attie well - that should help her coat be its best it can be. It might not keep her from getting matted totally (she still needs brushing), but it will help. She may outgrow some of her more, um, assertive kitten habits. Binga is still pretty nosy about food, but she is a lot calmer than she was when the humans first brought her home. And frankly, I think Audrey has it made! Sometimes I think I would like a suite of my own away from the other cats (and especially the dog and my human's boyfriend!), but I haven't actually attacked anyone, so I guess I am stuck with all my roommates!

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  4. Fancy is beautiful! We are glad that you figured out a solution for the situation, and that all the kittehs seem happy with it. :) Our cat Maggie used to have her own room, and loved it.

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  5. Well hello, Fancy! You are a cutie!! And we know you're gonna love your new home!!

    Attie's mom, we're sorry that things didn't work out as you wanted with Attie. But you did come up with a good solution. And as long as Attie is happy, that's great!! Our Zoey spends most of her time in her room. The mom has to keep Zoey and Wally separated because they don't like each other. And our mom tried everything to make it work. She hasn't given up hope, but seriously, it doesn't look like Wally and Zoey will ever live together peacefully. But Zoey has her own room and is very happy and content there. And that's okay.

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  6. Fancy looks very beautiful. Get her into the habit of being brushed right away so she will continue to allow it. Though not the solution you wanted, it sounds like things are working out OK with Audrey having her own room.

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  7. Concats on baby Fancy. Our Autumn lived in the bedroom for years and loved it.

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  8. she iz a little doll, just get a flea comb and give her a 2 minute combing efurry day when she sits with yoo

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  9. Hello Fancy! You are so cute!

    Mom Paula: Start getting her used to brushing and combing early. The long fur takes a lot of time, but it is so beautiful. I'm still working on Truffle and Brulee, but they are only 1 year old and haven't gotten used to it yet.

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  10. Hello Fancy, it's lovely to meet you, you are such a gorgeous little girl. You got very lucky to end up in a home where cats are truely loved and cherished.

    Looks like Audrey now has the house set up exactly to her requirements with her own suite and servants in attendance. We hope that Attie and Fancy become firm friends too!

    Oliver, Gerry & mungo

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  11. Fancy is another cutie. We hope this works out for Attie and Fancy. It's a shame Attie and Audrey don't get along. If it wasn't so serious, we would have laughed at the part about Audrey getting her own suite. She's a lucky girl. :)

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  12. Beautiful Fancy! What a looker! We can't recommend nightly brushies before bedtime strongly enough. Heap on the praise and before long, it'll become a beloved nightly ritual!

    Paws crossed for everyone to find their own space and get along!

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  13. Oh, what a lovely little girl and what unique markings. Fancy will make a lovely addition to the Ladies of Autumn. Really long haired cats are not that much trouble. Scylla sheds more then Arty did. With Arty being MIA we can prove it too.

    What a wonderful solution to fix Audrey her own room/suite. We came by to wish Attie a Happy Gotcha Day.

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  14. Well hello little Miss Fancy!
    What a beauty you are and oh those whiskers and eyelashes. YOU are a siren already.

    IT sounds like Miss Audrey has here own little corner of the world and she is happy and now it sound like Miss Attie will be very happy too with Fancy.

    We were sorry it didn't work out with Audrey and Attie and find it oh so strange that all of that happened. WE know how hard you worked to make it better for both of them and now you have a solution.

    So good for all.
    :)

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day Attie!!


    The Florida Furkids

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  16. I think we're living parallel lives! My hubby and I have a fur herd of 9 and for some reason (about a year) after the last 3 bitties moved in, our previous youngest (Dolly) becamse a total witch to the bitties (mostly just the girl). We couldn't figure out if it was 'female' thing or what. All our babies are fixed, but Dolly decided not to use the litter box (only discovered after urine soaked through our hardwood floors) and would attack Rosa (girl bitty) whenever she was near. We tried the calming collars, spray, etc. and finally did what you did. Dolly moved into the basement. She loves it! She's very vocal and tells me every day how much she loves her big room. When we are home, she comes into the main living area and does fine (although she stays away from Rosa) so she gets lots of mommy and daddy cuddles, as well as sibling love from those she likes. It works.

    I also can relate to your new long haired baby Miss Fancy(SO adorable). My husband found the 3 bitties abandoned at his friends house. We think momma was moving them across the highway and didn't make it through. They were too little to be away from momma and VERY vocal. They were able to eat soft food, but didn't know how. They'd stand in the bowl and each feeding ended with a bath. The good news is they aren't afraid of water now and I often look down to find one in the shower with me! Anyway, one of them (Micah) has characteristics of Maine Coon's and has long fur. I was a bit worried as well, but he's doing well now. His fur is more like silky hair and doesn't mat too badly other than the seasonal spring shedding. I had to get a different brush for him as the texture didn't work with my Furminator used on the rest of the herd.

    Stick with it and I know all will be well. I went through 2 very messy months teaching my bitties how to eat properly and use the litter box. It took them awhile (especially Micah) to learn they didn't have to attack their food or try to eat ours. Miss Fancy will learn she will always have something to eat when she's hungry. The other similarity is our 3 bitties never meow now. For the first few weeks they did but it was all because they thought they'd never see food again. Now I can't even get them to 'ask' for a treat. They just look at me holding the treats and give me that look 'I know you're going to give it to me, so just hurry up' while the older fur herd members cry out their pleases.

    We thought about finding a new home for Dolly too, but it was just too hard. She has so much purr-sonality and is a member of the family. The new arrangements work and every one seems to be happier. I LOVE your blog and have stalked for years.

    Kitty kisses from Cathy and Eddie and our fur herd (Zoe, Lobo, Rico, Ozzy, Lily, Dolly, Pancho, Rosa and Micah)

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  17. I am so sad to hear of all your troubles. I know how anxiety producing it is trying to figure out what your kits need to be happy. It sounds like you figured out a way to make everyone comfortable. You are amazing.
    Fancy is beautiful!
    My best wishes for the happiness of your family!
    TKMom

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  18. We are a little late to the welcome party but SO happy to meet you Miss
    Fancy!

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  19. have you tried contacting jackson galaxy for help im sure he could help you out with audrey and heck maybe even come to your place ? lots of luck!

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  20. Fancy darling, tell mommy that MY mommy has had long haired cats for 16 years. All you have to do is brush them. If there is the occasional mat, then that can be dealt with but mom assures you it will be alright. If you're not able to brush daily, keeping Fancy groomed at the groomer is the other option.

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  21. Hi, Addie!
    I'm Sherlock and I just started following your bloggie :-) I love it!
    Purrrrrrrrrrs

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  22. Dun feel bad, we (Molly and Mooch) do NOT get along at all. Mooch will beat on Molly and Molly will hiss and rowr so loud yoo fink WW3 was goin on. BUT dey worked it out - the doors are all open and the girls stay in their own space, only to come out to eat and use the box. It works and us boy cats are happy bout that. We all hope fings are doin better there now?

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  23. We are late to the party,but we had to come and meet Fancy!! She is a beauty too!!
    Our new kitty(3years old) loves Mom but hates us(Tillie and Georgia) We do not know why. She accepts Tiger,Treasyre and JJ.
    Like you, Mom will monitor things and segregate as necessary.
    When our Mickey was living, he had his own room and he was super happy. As an old boy, he did not mix with the other kitties much.
    We wish you all the best with your 3 beauties :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

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  24. Welcome, beautiful Fancy! Regular brushing should keep the mats away, but some cats, like Herman, get mats anyway. He gets a lion cut every Spring because of them. I am glad that Audrey has her own space now and is happy.

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  25. She is gorgeous-how is it going with the girls?

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  26. Merry Christmas !!!!
    I hope you and your family have a best best time
    Lots of love
    Xoxo
    Puddy

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  27. Miss Fancy is gorgeous, and we kinda suspect she is gonna be a big girl.

    You've probably already figured it out, but just get a good brush and brush her every day, and she should do fine. Our Dad just checks out the hair care aisle at WalMart or dollar stores for us. If all else fails, you wouldn't be the first bean to give your long haired kittie a lion cut come spring.

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day Audrey!!!!

    How are you girls getting along?

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  29. What lovely big ears you have Fancy cat!

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  30. So happy you all can stay together! And congratulations on the new family member! NIce to meet all of you. Me-Ommmmm

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  31. My cats have always loved to be brushed and combed. I had one who would grab my arm as I was brushing my own hair and pull the brush towards him so I would brush him. Just praise them & tell them how pretty, smart & beautiful they are and they will eat up the attention and beg to be brushed.

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  32. My cats have always loved to be brushed and combed. I had one who would grab my arm as I was brushing my own hair and pull the brush towards him so I would brush him. Just praise them & tell them how pretty, smart & beautiful they are and they will eat up the attention and beg to be brushed.

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