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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-16-2008, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Moving-Cats keep going back home

Hello all,

I have searched on this problem but can't seem to find much on this specific topic. If it's here in the forums, I would like to apologize now.

The problem is, my wife and I moved about 2 blocks away because a great house came up for sale. We finally moved in and now our cats are going back home. They cross a major street to get home and we are worried they will get hit.

One is a bob-tail and the other is probably kin to him somehow but has a tail. My wife had a cat prior to our marriage, but he is older and seems to care less about going home.

What should we do?

Thanks in advance,

C&J
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the only way they will got go back home is to keep them inside. When I was growing up we had a cat that went across a highway and 2 major streets to get back to our old house, he did this twice before we had our old neighbore keep him
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I agree. You'll have to keep your cat in the house at least a month. Many cats are lost because of a move. He'll be safer, and much more likely to consider the new house his home. Good luck.




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Thank you all for the responses and thanks for your time.
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And if keeping them in the house doesn't work well you can always build/buy a large outdoor cat enclosure so they can go outside but not head across that busy street.
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Congratulations on the new house, btw.


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Congratulations on the new house, btw.
Thanks!

I noticed your sig. My 6 month old daughter's name is Gracie. I used to have a bottle fed Cocker Spaniel named Bailey... God I miss him.
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Our Gracie is actually a boy. He had some gender identification issues when he was little .

Aww, I am sorry you miss your Cocker. My Doxis turns 9 next month and the idea of him getting old scares the daylights out of me.


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Our Gracie is actually a boy. He had some gender identification issues when he was little .

Aww, I am sorry you miss your Cocker. My Doxis turns 9 next month and the idea of him getting old scares the daylights out of me.
As I said before we have a 6 month old daughter. She absolutely loves our Rottie, Kingman. She squeals in delight just when he walks in the room; She gets hysterical when he barks too. He loves our cats, guinea pigs and daughters.

I have no idea what we are going to do when he goes. He is 10 and I really wanted my youngest daughter to grow up with him. That really scares me too...

Edited to add: My avatar is the late "Swoop". This picture was taken when he first met my wifes "Kingman"...

I think I should turn it in to lolcatz or whatever that site is..
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Update

One of our cats seems to be okay with the move. The other still wants to go back home.

We have adopted a new kitten. Here is a video of my daughter and him.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=s3qa6esIZQs

Enjoy!
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