My fourteen year old son brought home a new cat today - she appears to be an older kitten, light orange and white. She (I am not totally sure since I haven't gotten close enough to look yet) took a liking to my son and followed him all over a friend's neighborhood today. So after spending the day with her, my son refused to leave her. Apparently there was a litter of kittens who have been appearing near the tennis courts and playground in this subdivision over the last week or so. All the others that have appeared have also been adopted. This could be quite a plan for someone - take homeless kittens to a park and turn them loose one by one when kids are about! Instant adoptions!
I didn't pick them up until after 6 tonight, so she hasn't been to the vet yet. We have her quarantined away from the other cats in my son's room and she will go the vet first thing in the morning. Any advice on introducing her to everyone else? Two dogs, two cats (10 and 12 yrs old), two parrots, and one bunny. I posted here in June after our cat Milton fell over dead for no known reason. Just fell of the bed, landed on the floor, convulsed a few times and was gone. We got Milton when he followed my husband to his car after a soccer game and just jumped in the car like he had been waiting on us forever. He just came right in and fit right in with everyone, but I am afraid we won't be so lucky this time. I am nervous about the introductions tomorrow. Plus I am freaked about all of her fleas. I did manage to get a pill that will kill all the fleas on her for 24 hours (I called the vet and they left this out for me) until we can get her to them. The dogs are on frontline and the other cats are on nothing since they are totally indoor cats. But I got revolution for them so they won't get the fleas that come off the "new" cat.
Any advice??? She is sleeping (in all her flea covered and wormy glory) on my son's head at the moment. She is one rough looking kitty but she LOVES my son. He has tentatively named her Ginger. Creative he is not!