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DannysMom
post Mar 22 2014, 01:24 PM
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That's what I keep telling her, Tom's Dad. For some reason this tabby cat was real special to Shelley. And she never even got to really meet him/her. Shelley is enjoying this beautiful Saturday. She is glad to have me home.


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post Mar 25 2014, 07:20 AM
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Hi DannysMom

I will definitley have to give that a go with Ellie's teeth. Awwwww what a shame about the cat. Have they moved yet? Do you think Shelley has realised? You never know maybe another cat will move in there. At least she has built up a proper character in herself and gets on with Mindy so well now. Those paw prints in the snow are absolutley amazing. So cute! laugh.gif Did she not find it cold?

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post Mar 26 2014, 08:10 PM
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xxForeverxx, yes, the neighbors have moved out. Maybe I should have taken the chance and knocked on their door and enquired about their cat when they were still here. Shelley has realized he's gone, I think, but she still sits and looks over there. It would be nice if a family with another cat moved in. Shelley is so friendly and social. She never even hissed at Mindy when I first brought her home, and she even kept to herself in a separate room to give Mindy a chance to get used to her. Shelley is such a smart cat. I sometimes carry on conversations with her. She'll make a sound and I repeat it, and then she makes a slightly different sound and I try to repeat that and it goes on like this. We did that last night and Mindy sat there and looked at us both as if to say "You too are WEIRD!" But I had so much fun! smile.gif Shelley seems to enjoy these conversations too, and when I don't get a sound quite right she repeats it and it's like she is saying "NO, it goes like THIS!"

I love Shelley's paw prints in the snow! I think she found it cold, but she went out there nevertheless just to have a look see.


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post Mar 26 2014, 08:18 PM
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Hi DannysMom

I just had to chime in here. I do the same thing with Tang and get the same "look" from Theresa laugh.gif


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post Apr 6 2014, 02:00 PM
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Tom's Dad, that is so funny how your Tang is a "talker" too. smile.gif I did a short video today of me and Shelley having a "conversation". It didn't go to well as my throat was a bit sore and Shelley probably thought "What is she talking about?" Mindy perked up her head and looked at us as if to say:"Hey, what is this talk all about? Stop it, I'm trying to nap!" But I had a good laugh, and that was just what I needed.

Last night the girls had a serious fight. It all started off so innocently with Mindy grabbing Shelley as she walked by and holding her head in a lock. Shelley freed herself and started pouncing on Mindy and wrestled with her which prompted Mindy to hiss and flatten her ears. Shelley just looked at her and tried to stare her down. Mindy took a swat at Shelley's head with her paw and so Shelley pounced on her again and took some fur off Mindy's back which got Mindy real mad and she backed away from Shelley and sought refuge next to me. Shelley continued to stare her down, and so I intervened and told them they needed to get along. Things calmed down after that, and today I saw Shelley giving Mindy some gentle licks on her head. All is well again! smile.gif


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post Apr 6 2014, 02:26 PM
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Hi DannysMom.

Sorry to hear about the girls fighting. I'm thinking Shelley may be on edge missing her friend. Theresa and Tang get into it to at odd times too. I usually nip it right away with a "HEY you two, cool it" And they both look at me as if to say at the same time "He/She started it" Just like kids happy.gif

I'm glad Mindy and Shelley patched things up though.


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post Apr 13 2014, 02:20 PM
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Tom's Dad, I think Shelley just gets a bit too frisky sometimes. And Mindy may be upset that Shelley sometimes gets the upper hand when they wrestle. Mindy is used to being the one "in charge". Sometimes Shelley runs around like crazy and then climbs up on the jungle gym.
She got so scared today when a little girl wanted to pet her. I was planting flowers and some kids came by, and one of them saw Shelley behind the storm door and wanted to pet her, so I brought Shelley outside. As soon as we were outside Shelley started meowing and was absolutely terrified. She was so distressed and clung to my neck, and I had to take her back inside. I felt so bad. And I found Mindy hiding under the bed, probably scared that something had happened to Shelley. She sure is a sensitive little cat.


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post Apr 13 2014, 03:32 PM
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Hi DannysMom.

Sorry to hear Shelley (and Mindy) got so spooked outside. I'm guessing she isn't very used to it? I hope they are both doing better. Pleasant evening to you all.


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post Apr 27 2014, 12:12 PM
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Today was nail trimming day. It went fine with Mindy, but as usual I had problems with Shelley. She was real upset by the time I got to her left front paw which I couldn't trim last time. Now it had to be trimmed, because the nails were so long. I got it done, but Shelley was SO upset, especially when I got to her little "pinky". She slipped out of my grasp when I was done, and Mindy went right after her and wrestled her to the ground as if to say "You ninny!!!" Shelley ran off, but Mindy continued her relentless pursuit and chased her into the bedroom. I don't know why she does that.

Yesterday they had been so good together. Mindy joined Shelley on the window seat and they sat there looking outside and getting some fresh air. In the afternoon Mindy walked up to Shelley and started washing her ears and face which Shelley greatly appreciated and she started washing Mindy as well, but when Shelley wanted to play and swatted a paw at Mindy it was ears flattened back and a stern look from Mindy.

Shelley has calmed down now, and is out of hiding. I comforted her. Poor thing, she hates getting her nails trimmed. sad.gif


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post May 11 2014, 01:46 PM
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Today it is 2 years since I brought Shelley home with me. And it is Mothers Day! smile.gif Since Shelley is a cat mom who raised 3 beautiful kittens I want to wish her a happy Mothers Day. I love this little cat. She is so sweet, loving, and gentle, and she has such good manners. She always licks my hand and enjoys being cuddled. She knows she has a good home here and she is so thankful. Shelley is one of the sweetest cats I have met. I am so glad I found her.


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post Jun 2 2014, 06:30 AM
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Hi DannysMom

awwww what a wonderful way to spend mothers day. Did Shelley and Mindy get you a present? wink.gif
Do you reckon Shelley will ever take to nail clipping day?

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post Jun 2 2014, 06:59 PM
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Happy Birthday, Shelley! She is 3 today. I picked her up and cuddled her while singing Happy B-day! smile.gif
xxForeverxx, my girls gave me the sweetest preseny of their company smile.gif Shelley did a bit better with nail trimming in May, but it is still a challenge. I am trying to soothe and praise her and this time Mindy did not chase after her.


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post Nov 4 2014, 04:28 PM
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Hi DannysMom

I hope all is well with Shelley. I hope she had a lovely third birthday back in June! Sounds like they are behaving a bit better when it comes to nail trimming. I reckon I could do it with Ellie as she is always so chilled out but I would have no hope with the other two!

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post Nov 28 2014, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE (xxForeverxx @ Nov 4 2014, 04:28 PM) *
Hi DannysMom

I hope all is well with Shelley. I hope she had a lovely third birthday back in June! Sounds like they are behaving a bit better when it comes to nail trimming. I reckon I could do it with Ellie as she is always so chilled out but I would have no hope with the other two!

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Hello xxForeverxx, I can't believe Shelley is already 3 1/2 now! Sometimes it seems like I got her only yesterday. She is doing somewhat better with the nail trimming, but she moves so much while I trim her nails, and I have to be so careful with her as she does not like her little pinkies trimmed! Shelley does user her scratch posts, but still her nails get so long and sharp and need trimming every once in a while. She has been so good to me, always wanting cuddles and lots of attention. And she is getting along so well with Mindy. I love seeing them chase each other around and just always have to laugh at the sound of their galloping little paws. Today I will try to put up the Christmas tree. I know Mindy and Shelley are going to enjoy sleeping under it as they do every year.


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