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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Lily has arrived!

Miss Lily has arrived in her new home with me! I had fully intended to keep her isolated in the bathroom for the first few days and do a very slow introduction, but I had a friend over (she went with me to pick up Lily since I didn't know the person I was getting her from) and she let Lily out of the carrier in the living room while I was outside getting some of her things from the car. So... that went out the window. No fights yet, just a bit of growling and hissing from Lily and Onyx both. Oddly, Lily seems to be the more dominant of the two of them... I had fully expected Onyx to take on the dominant role.

Lily is GORGEOUS, but I am horrified by how OBESE she is. The pictures I had of her before made her look a bit chunky... but guys, this cat probably weighs a solid 20 lbs. She's been eating meow mix tender centers... and that's going to stop ASAP. I need to get some weight off this cat before it starts affecting her health (if it hasn't already). Also, her previous owner told me she has allergies. She's having some major discharge from her nose... kinda yellowish-greenish, so she's going to be going to the vet ASAP as well. No coughing, so that's good.

Aaaaand now the fun part... PICTURES!!!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 07:55 PM
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What a gorgeous cat! I hope you can help her take off some weight and she'll be even more gorgeous. Wonderful markings.
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Aw thank you!! I hope I can get her weight down, too. But more than anything, I'm hoping she and Onyx can learn to get along. Lily is very aggressive to him.
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She is beautiful, but yes, way too fat! And she's a calico, so likely she is a diva, an alpha cat, the top of the pecking order. I hope the two of them will adjust to each other soon and she won't be too mean to him - after all, it's *his* house!
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Haha you've nailed her personality on the head! She's definitely a diva and an alpha female through and through. She has charged Onyx twice now, although no biting or smacking. Just now, I was petting her and she was purring until she suddenly had enough and swiped at me and hissed. She's still over stressed and over stimulated, but she's coming around slowly. She does a LOT of growling... never met a cat that growled like this. Onyx is more curious than anything, but he's definitely not going to be the dominant cat in this relationship. Still, he doesn't seem too stressed, which is great.
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Awwww she's gorgeous (and so is Onyx) <3

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Aw, well thank you!! Today is going a little better. Lily is letting me pet her a lot more and has come out of the bathroom even when Onyx is around. She's playing with his catnip toys and he's watching from a respectful distance hahaha
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She looks so comfortable already, considering! Can't wait to see her after she sheds some of those extra pounds.
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Aw, thanks! Yes, I'm eager for her to drop some weight as well and get back to a healthy physique. I just need to break her of this meow mix obsession... She's refusing to eat anything else!
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WHEE! Beautiful girl... Is outdoor exercise an option?
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