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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!
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Time for more kitty pictures!

 

First Ada and Pascal snuggling at the top of the cat tree:

 

Ada And Pascal In Tree

Ada And Pascal In Tree2

 

Now the kittens. They are three weeks old in these pictures. They're just starting to stand and can't walk yet, but they can wrestle. The light brown has figured out the bunny kick!

 

Kittens Playing 1

Kittens Playing 2

Kittens Playing 3

Kittens Playing 4

Kittens Playing 5

Kittens Playing 6

Kittens Playing 7

Kittens Playing 8

Kittens Playing 9

Kittens Playing 10

 
Btw, if you click on the pictures, you'll see the text I added to some of the pictures on the upper right, under the title.
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Well you should probably take her and the kittens to a shelter unless your town has an euthanasia policy. If you want to care for them, then see if you can get her and the kittens into your garage. She may have fleas so you don't want to bring her into your house. Even if she won't come near you, you could put food and water out for her. Buy a bag of dry kitten food. Yes, kitten food. Lactating queens need more nutrition. Don't feed a cat dog food. Cats are carnivores and have different dietary requirements than dogs.

 

If you do put her in your garage, you'll need a litterbox too. You could use a cardboard box and just buy some cat litter. You should also get another cardboard box with some rags to use as a nest. She'll take care of the rest.

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Thanks, I'll see if I can convince them to move to a safer location. I'll take a look in the morning. The mother is a black cat so it'll be hard to see her in the dark. :P

 

Depending on how this goes, I may wind up with a whole family of cats. That's okay! My dog likes cats!

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If you do decide to take her in, if she'll let you, then take her to a vet first. You don't want your dog getting fleas or something worse from her.

 

If you want to feed her before you can get to the store, give her some cooked ham or unseasoned cooked meat. You'll need to chop it up. Cats are dainty eaters. :D

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You could try tossing some food her way when your dog alerts to her presence. You'll need to gain her trust, especially if she has a litter of kittens. She'll be wary and avoid people in general.

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Thanks, I'll try that. I'll also try to avoid her nesting grounds so I don't spook her too much. Anything else I can do? I'm most concerned about wanting to make sure she's able to be in a safe spot with them so I'm worried about her moving them around like this. I can help keep her safe, I just wish I could convince her of that. :)

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Cats don't always know when they are going to give birth, so that spot probably wasn't her first choice. She has probably found another spot that she feels more comfortable in and won't move the kittens again unless she's forced to. At this point, the only way you can help her is by feeding her, if she'll accept food from you. It's also possible that she's nervous of your dog. Even though you dog is ok with cats, she won't know that and once again, caution will make her take the kittens to a safer place, in her mind.

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Mother cats will move their litter if a strange scent shows up in the first week or so.  It's to protect the kittens from strange toms, but it also covers people and dogs.  She won't return to your stairs.

Look around in your yard and be careful about putting out food.  Don't put it near your stairs in case possible predators pick up the kittens' scent.  Because FLORIDA.

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