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post Mar 7 2011, 12:11 PM
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Despite me being allergic to cats, for some reason Laura decided that cat sitting for a week would be a good idea. Bleh! I feel like my head is going to explode. I've been told that this generally passes after a week (although sometimes longer) - does anyone have any experience of this?


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post Mar 28 2011, 11:01 AM
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So far I've not really had any problems with allergies. There's been a bit more sneezing and a bit more stuffiness, but overall it's going really well.

More of the problem is that she has a litter tray but seems pretty inconsistent in using it. So far she's pissed on two rugs and my gaming bean bag (twice). I'm going to be getting lots of lemons later and dousing the rugs with them - apparently the smell of lemons puts them off. I'll also be occasionally put cat food treats in the areas that she's pissed - they don't like to piss where they get food, so that will hopefully discourage her in the future.

I think she came from an old lady before us (for that read 'mad old cat woman who didn't look after them at all and probably died surrounded by them and was then eaten by kittens for three weeks until her body was found'), so I suspect that training her urination probably wasn't a high priority.

She's getting a bit braver - she comes out of the spare room a lot more often, but she's very nervous of noises and she hates having a hand over her head (even if she nuzzled herself into that position). She loves being stroked, but she's not worked out yet that nothing is going to harm her.


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- Mata   Cat sitting and allergies   Mar 7 2011, 12:11 PM
- - LoLo   Sometimes giving a cat a bath will help reduce the...   Mar 7 2011, 04:20 PM
- - I_am_the_best   Poor you!! I totally relate! Try and ...   Mar 7 2011, 05:06 PM
- - Mata   The end result of the week was that I was signific...   Mar 22 2011, 12:57 PM
- - Tarantio   It's bad that I went to click "Like...   Mar 22 2011, 02:56 PM
- - Sharazad   That is soo cool and an awesome name, congrats an...   Mar 22 2011, 04:08 PM
- - CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane   pics!   Mar 22 2011, 07:11 PM
- - Mata   I'd need her to stop hiding in the darkness al...   Mar 23 2011, 10:27 AM
- - LoLo   She'll come out eventually. My shelter cat too...   Mar 23 2011, 02:25 PM
- - Pikasyuu   since mouse was a runt and we got her as a kitten,...   Mar 23 2011, 05:13 PM
- - Hobbits   I've had feline-access of various sorts for mo...   Mar 24 2011, 11:19 AM
- - Ashbless   Cats seem to sense a home opening and grab it. Bo...   Mar 28 2011, 01:40 AM
- - Mata   So far I've not really had any problems with a...   Mar 28 2011, 11:01 AM
- - Phyllis   Does her litter tray have a lid, or is it inside a...   Mar 28 2011, 11:59 AM
- - Daria   Sprinkling lavender oil in the areas you don't...   Mar 31 2011, 03:23 PM
- - Ashbless   She could be trying to mark everything as hers. T...   Apr 3 2011, 02:22 AM
- - Mata   Her eyes seem to be doing fine by themselves - it ...   Apr 3 2011, 12:41 PM
- - Phantom   Your cat looks a lot like mine (physically), she s...   Apr 3 2011, 01:13 PM
- - Pikasyuu   them having not clipped or removed her claws is a ...   Apr 3 2011, 05:14 PM
- - Mata   Removing claws sounds quite unpleasant for the cat...   Apr 5 2011, 11:47 AM
- - elphaba2   If she starts to hang out near you / be OK with be...   Apr 5 2011, 08:10 PM
- - LoLo   Could also get her something like this and that mi...   Apr 5 2011, 11:23 PM
- - Mata   She loves her scratching post, so I suspect she wo...   Apr 7 2011, 12:41 PM


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