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♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
9th Jul '13

We had no problems with our cat. She has always been very close to and protective of DD since we brought her home from the hospital. DD just turned 2 and our kitty has never bit or scratched her. As for the baby stuff, we never allowed the kitty in the nursery. The stuff we had out, she pretty much ignored.

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" Get one of these, It saved my worrying from the kitty getting in his crib. Be careful with kittens and ... [snip!] ... mom had a kitten that tricked to climb inside my sisters mouth to lick the milk off her tongue. Thankfully my mom caught it. "


Where would i go about getting one of these? ive also looked for them. And omg thats gross but kinda funny, i try to make sure my kitten doesnt get any dairy product what-so-ever, it gives her horrible diarrhea!

Sunkissed. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GC, IL, United States 4578 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" Were getting ready for a baby too, our cat is being a total pain in my ass. She did come declawed from ... [snip!] ... with the baby when s/he is born. I noticed now that she tries to sleep ON my son and daughters head every chance she gets. "


Oh man, sounds like you have your hands full with that cat! lol. Good luck girl!

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" I would never have her declawed completely, I trim her front ones once a week, but to take her claws ... [snip!] ... those rubber tips you can put on their claws so they cant scratch, but just for the front claws so she can still itch herself. "

I feel exactly the same about the declawing. Ours came like the from the pound, someone had adopted her and had it done while they had her. Then they decide they were allergic to her and took her back to the pound. We are so paranoid about her getting out of the house, she has no protection.

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting ♥Rach♥:" We had no problems with our cat. She has always been very close to and protective of DD since we brought ... [snip!] ... her. As for the baby stuff, we never allowed the kitty in the nursery. The stuff we had out, she pretty much ignored."


Thats going to be my main problem, my kitten has slept with me every night since her mom and her were seperated, as soon as i get up and start walking to the bedroom she runs right to the door and waits for me to let her in. And i plan on having the baby in my room for the first few months at least.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Sunkissed.
Sunkissed. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GC, IL, United States 4578 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" I tell you, she is such a diva. Exactly like a teen age girl! lol she is one in a half now. She has attitude! And she gives you these looks "like whatever I dont care, Ill keep doing it" brat! lol"


Sounds like it! lol. I swear, some cats really think the house is THIERS and you just live in it. That's funny. I had a cat that had an attitude but she left us back in November. :( The cat we still have was so sad for like a month after that, I felt so bad.

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" I feel exactly the same about the declawing. Ours came like the from the pound, someone had adopted her ... [snip!] ... allergic to her and took her back to the pound. We are so paranoid about her getting out of the house, she has no protection."


I dont even let mine outside, we have another cat, my moms cat, hes a lover and hes outside all the time, hes never been litter trained or anything, but my little kitten is not going outside, too many people around where my mom lives are creeps that like to take kittens and cats and kill them (working on getting my own place, had to resort to my moms after me and BD broke up) I will never never never let her outside without me being there, she has a little harness and i take her for walks, but she gets pretty scared outside.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10393 posts
status 9th Jul '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" I would never have her declawed completely, I trim her front ones once a week, but to take her claws ... [snip!] ... those rubber tips you can put on their claws so they cant scratch, but just for the front claws so she can still itch herself. "


Okay good. :) I'm not sure what I read that made me think you were going to declaw her.



Anyway, I have a cat, and he's fine with my LO. Actually, he's never wanted anything to do with the baby, so we've never had an issue.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" I dont even let mine outside, we have another cat, my moms cat, hes a lover and hes outside all the ... [snip!] ... let her outside without me being there, she has a little harness and i take her for walks, but she gets pretty scared outside. "

Ya Ive only ever had ONE cat that was in/out side cat. He is still at my parents old as hell. He is like a tom cat for sure. There was ONE day that our cat got out (SO left the door open) she was gone all night. I was so scared for her. We looked everywhere for her. I even put posters up. A random lady called and said she found her 45min away! I guess this lady lives in our subdivison and drove to the next city over, when she got out of her car she heard mewing. She popped her hood and found our cat in her engine! She stashed there that night I guess. Luckily she was perfect, no burns or anything. They turned her into the pound and we went to get her. (She is microchipped)

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting loser mom (tko!):" Okay good. :) I'm not sure what I read that made me think you were going to declaw her. Anyway, I ... [snip!] ... I have a cat, and he's fine with my LO. Actually, he's never wanted anything to do with the baby, so we've never had an issue. "


I dont think i could ever bring myself to declaw a cat. That would be miserable. :( poor baby wouldnt even be able to scratch itself. And thats pretty interesting, so this can go either way either the cats wants nothing to do with the baby or shes gonna be right up close and personal with baby. I know that in a lot of situations dogs are extremely over protective of babies, we had a dog growing up that would bark at me for going near my baby sister. I was just wondering how cats would react.

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" Ya Ive only ever had ONE cat that was in/out side cat. He is still at my parents old as hell. He is like ... [snip!] ... Luckily she was perfect, no burns or anything. They turned her into the pound and we went to get her. (She is microchipped)"


Oh my goodness. Thats sad. We have a screen that can be popped out easily at my moms house, we call it the kitty door, and thats exactly how Flint (my moms cat) uses it, if we dont let him out before we go to sleep at night, and he wants out he will just go let himself out, and unfortunately for me Spaz has learned that from him. She let herself out one night, I had to be up at 6 to get ready for work, and shes always right there at the bathroom door waiting for me to let her in ( yes, i already dont get to pee in privacy, she has to be in there with me, and shell sit right in my lap while im puking), well she wasnt there that morning. I went and checked the screen and sure enough it was open. I checked every where in the house that she could possibly be, ( thankfully not many hiding places for kitty) and decided to look outside, hoping she would just be on the porch which is all blocked in, its like a sunroom almost. She wasnt there, so I went out onto the porch, there was Flint sunning himself, but still no Spaz, I looked all through our property, even walked upstairs to the tenants we have up there and she wasnt there either, I found her under my step dads car, she was all scared and shaky and wet. She hates the sound of big trucks, and it was trash day, the trashman had just came buy and she went into hiding.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10393 posts
status 9th Jul '13
Quoting Barbara Outten:" I dont think i could ever bring myself to declaw a cat. That would be miserable. :( poor baby wouldnt ... [snip!] ... babies, we had a dog growing up that would bark at me for going near my baby sister. I was just wondering how cats would react."


I think it'll go either way: She'll love the baby and they'll be BFFs, or she won't want anything do to with it.



I think because she's still a kitten, it will work in your favor. If your cat was pretty old, you might have some jealousy issues, but she's young enough to still make friends. :)

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
9th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Barbara Outten:</b>" Where would i go about getting one of these? ive also looked for them. And omg thats gross but kinda ... [snip!] ... gross but kinda funny, i try to make sure my kitten doesnt get any dairy product what-so-ever, it gives her horrible diarrhea!"</blockquote>



I got mine at a thrift store brand new. I'm not sure i know it's called a "crib tent."

Barbara Outten Due November 15 (boy); Waterville, Maine 480 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting loser mom (tko!):" I think it'll go either way: She'll love the baby and they'll be BFFs, or she won't want anything do ... [snip!] ... your favor. If your cat was pretty old, you might have some jealousy issues, but she's young enough to still make friends. :)"


Yay, i hope she likes the baby, shes really over protective of my belly now, so im thinking she will.