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    Here is my new baby. We named her Chloe. I secretly hope she will stay off of my quilts, but I doubt that will happen! She is a shelter kitty and such a cutie! She is just a lover, but she doesn't like to be picked up. She rubs all over you and will get into your lap for loves, but at this point, picking her up for snuggles is a no go. Hopefully we can get her to like it more, but if not, well, that's ok.

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    Oh, those eyes are just looking for things to get into! Lily and Moira (canine) thank you for adopting from the shelter, even if it is a cat. Actually they like cats. Lily had her own for a long time. Sugarbaby wasn't cuddly at first. She had lived on her own for six months and didn't know humans are cuddlers. She got over it.

    Chloe is a good looking little kitty cat. Enjoy her company.

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    So sweet!! I love kittens. :)

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    She's so cute...!!

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    I am not a kitty person...I love dogs..but you people post the cutest pictures of cats and it makes me want one! Yours is sooooo cute!

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    Chloe is a beauty!! Thank you for adopting a shelter kitty.

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    she is so cute

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    She looks like she liked having her picture taken and then posted here. AHHHHH. I am a dog person, but Chloe is really cute

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    She looks like she liked having her picture taken and then posted here. AHHHHH. I am a dog person, but Chloe is really cute

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    2 posts.....sorry

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    With patience and love, she will come to be a lover. You have to allow for her previous life's 'baggage' to show up in her new life. But you can erase that part of her life.

    One way you can help this along is to find a treat that she loves. When you are sitting and loving on her in your lap. Start by giving her a treat and put your hand under her chest. Once she accepts that without reaction, then start with putting your hand under her belly. And just go real slow and you will be able to get your hand all the way under her. Once she is used to that, you can start by moving her 'up' your body - i.e. from your lap, to on your stomach, to on your chest, etc. She will figure out that being in your arms is safe and nothing for her to be afraid of. All the time you are working with her, talk to her in a soft voice and tell her what a good girl she is and how much you love her. Eventually you will be able to carry her around and love on her whenever you want.

    I have had to rehabilitated feral cats and kittens over the years. If she was a very little kitten (3-4 weeks) you start by putting them in a tall cardboard box that they can't climb out of. Everytime you pass by, you stop and pick up a kitten and cuddle it to your chest, while you talk to it and pet it. Some kittens take a couple of weeks and some take a couple of days. But it does work. But it is work but SOOOOO worth it.

    About the chewing on the tennis shoes - go out to the pet shop and purchase her a pig ear or some pig ear strips. Yes, I know that they are meant for a dog, but kittens love them too. And they are really good to use to curb their chewing. She is the right age that she is losing her baby teeth and getting her permanent teeth in.

    BTW - she is beautiful. And that look in her face - you could really have your hands full once she is settled in.

    From a rescuer - thank you for adopting an teenage kitten. They get overlooked a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Here is my new baby. We named her Chloe. I secretly hope she will stay off of my quilts, but I doubt that will happen! She is a shelter kitty and such a cutie! She is just a lover, but she doesn't like to be picked up. She rubs all over you and will get into your lap for loves, but at this point, picking her up for snuggles is a no go. Hopefully we can get her to like it more, but if not, well, that's ok.
    She is adorable!!!

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    Very cute

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    She is sooo cute!

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    Oh Chloe is adorable! All of our cats have been strays who adopted us. In my avatar is my spoiled brat cat, he is a character.

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    It's ok, Chloe is just beginning to train you! :) She's a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Here is my new baby. We named her Chloe. I secretly hope she will stay off of my quilts, but I doubt that will happen! She is a shelter kitty and such a cutie! She is just a lover, but she doesn't like to be picked up. She rubs all over you and will get into your lap for loves, but at this point, picking her up for snuggles is a no go. Hopefully we can get her to like it more, but if not, well, that's ok.
    She is a darling!!!

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    What a sweet little face!

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    She is beautiful.

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    What a cutie pie! Give her time, she may come around and like to be held.

    My Tigger loves to be held and snuggles with me while his sister & brother only like being held on THIER terms.

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    I love tuxedo cats! She's a cutie. :)

    My shelter kitty also hated being picked up when I got her--I adopted her as a "young adult" cat, and she would scream bloody murder and struggle wildly anytime you picked her up. (She's also missing a leg so God knows what happened to her before she wound up at the shelter.) She's a snuggler when you're sitting down and she requires a lap, but 7 years later she still doesn't like to be picked up. She'll tolerate it most of the time for short periods, but she'd rather you didn't. I don't push the issue. It's not a big deal, I can safely pick her up if I HAVE to, and I'd rather she feel comfortable around me and not worry that something bad is going to happen.

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    Awww...she's cute. We have one that only likes to be loved when she wants too..lol

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    I love tuxedos, how cute. Congrats on the new addition.

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    What a cutie and such a darling age!! Trainable but still kitten-like. Glad you have her. Enjoy.

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    She is just a cutie!!! I want a black and white kitty someday. We just have 2 kitties now and they were both strays. They are just the most loving babies.

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