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Yep a trip to the vet to chack and make sure if she is a she or not. Then you may want to consider having her neutered. I suppose a few shots are in order too. After we had Pumkpin for a couple of weeks and no one answered our signs we took her to the vet. $120 later I figured she was mine. Turned out she was already "fixed".

It is a committment but they return your efforts many times over. Sounds like you are already feeding her. I hope you are. Cats are very territorial and adapt well to boats.
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Yep a trip to the vet to chack and make sure if she is a she or not. Then you may want to consider having her neutered. I suppose a few shots are in order too. After we had Pumkpin for a couple of weeks and no one answered our signs we took her to the vet. $120 later I figured she was mine. Turned out she was already "fixed".

It is a committment but they return your efforts many times over. Sounds like you are already feeding her. I hope you are. Cats are very territorial and adapt well to boats.
Good to see Pumkin's name pop up BP. I trust this finds her in blooming good health.
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ferretchaser--you HAVE to keep cat--one benefit you will notice on board soon--no more birdy dirty..lol..mebbe even catch ye one for a gift--is a privilege and an honor to be gifted a birdee or a mousee or whatever is caught--she is beautiful--looks a lil russian blue-ish..sweet kitty. you will enjoy her --if there is a petsmart or petco near you- go buy her stuff..dont forget toys--they love toys--keeps em in practice for hunting.
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Cats are a natural fit for boats, and very low maintenance. Our "Tigger" quickly learned that the best place to hang out in crappy conditions was below, near the mast. Unlike the dog, who wanted to be in the cockpit. (Yeah, right).
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bubba daboatkat---in da furrz.....he guards my boat and makes sure everything is same when we awaken as when we go to bed...keeps boat safe from invading species. goood kitty!



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cats are great companions.....independent but loving. Having a critter on board makes coming back to the boat doubly wonderful.....nothing like a warm fuzzy greeting!

Being a kitten, expect Velcro to be really energetic and wild for his first few months....then he will settle into his true personality. Kittens are extremely playful and will play with anything. Do get something he can dig his claws into so you can save your woodwork and cushions. Cats will listen if you train them. Teach him to tell you when he is hungry by shaking his paw before every time you feed him. Soon he will come to you with that paw to let you know his dish is empty. Enjoy him!
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Thank you for all the advice. As far as I can tell, Velcro is a he.
I have been feeding him for 4 days now and he is not as skinny as he was when I first met him and has stopped gulping every scrapp of food down in one sitting that he got. I started to feed him 4 times a day. Just a little bit at a time as I did not want him to overdo things. Now he looks like a healthy puppy with a bit of a belly on him and i can fill the food bowl up and he just eats a little bit at a time and that one bowl lasts him for the day. Unlike his watered down milk. He loves that and gets a refill twice a day. ( Mornings and evenings) Is there such a thing as dried milk for cats as I don't drink cow juice and I don't think he will like just plain water of rum. So if I buy liter cartons, most of it is going to get tipped over the side as he does not drink that much and I only have a very small fridge. Have to have a run round a pet shop or two I think and see what would be useful to have on board for the little fellow
Jeeeesus I never had any kids that I know of and now this.

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Cheers. I will have to keep you posted as i don't know didle squat about cats so will probably come up with all sorts of stupid questions regarding cats on boats. On the upside, this thread may help someone else in the future as well in the event that they get adopted by a cat.
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Good on you for keeping the moggy Ferret. All my life bar the last few years I've had dogs and/or cats all of them strays or unwanted by previous owners. I'd not set out to have another until I'm firmly set on terra firma but when something like that comes into your life then you just have to go with the flow. soooo cute.
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