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Old July 18th, 2016, 02:36 PM
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Red face Crazy dog lady needs help with kitten...yep, go figure....

I heard an odd noise last night and thought it was baby birds, but lo and behold, a kitten (maybe 5 to 6 mos old) squeezed under both gates, crying the whole time, and ran up to me, begging to be picked up. Sweet little thing--one blue eye, one gold; white with a few orange spots; very social--loves people and doesn't even mind the dogs (who, in fact, are a little taken aback by kitty's presence).

I called the local no-kill shelter, but they don't have an open spot and we might have to keep kitty for a couple of weeks. We're doomed--by then we'll be way too attached to give him up.

To make matters worse, we've already named him J.D.--he's such a singer that we named him after John Denver.

At any rate, we've never had a cat before, and we do have 5 English setters, so this is going to be a complicated introduction period. He's going to the vet today for his initial checkup and needles (if they can do them--he has a bit of a URI), and on the way, hubby will pick up cat food (dry and wet, since he seems to have been raised on kibble), litter, litter scoop and a scratching post.

Any suggestions as to brand names for food, types of litter, toys, etc?

Anything else we might need? Any tips on raising/feeding a kitten? Especially--any tips on introducing a cat into a 5-dog household?
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