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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, Im new here, my first post

I have three cats named Smokey, Lily, and Cleo. We got Lily and Cleo (Mother and daughter) in January 2005, Cleo was pregnant when we got her so thats how we got Smokey! Lily turned three in October.

Anyway, ever since we got Lily she has been really lazy and she is kind of overweight. She never really wants to play, and in the odd time she does, she (for example) hides behind a chair, paws at the string then just walks away, uninterested. She never wants to go outside (I think she is scared to because we live next to a sort of bus road... welll its not that busy but she used to live on an isolated cul de sac). Loud sounds scare her, as well as men, and tall people. She is still getting used to my Dad. I need help with how to get her more active and playful (you would think she was 12 because all she does is sleep all day) and how we can get her to overcome her fears.

Thanks,
Jessie

EDIT: A picture of Lily
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 09:02 PM
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Actually being a scaredy cat is a good amout of protection against harm,

my cats are paranoid skitziods according to my nephew, who they hide from, but I think they are smart enough to weigh the risk of strangers,

they are scared of any loud noise outside too, but they do have better hearing so things probally sound louder.

She's safer in the house anyhow, I keep mine inside most all the time except for a few minutes on a leash in the summer.

My oldest cat sounds like yours, she will play, but only on her terms, and it isn't so easy to figure out what her terms are.

feather toys and tennis balls and socks are what mostly get her going, no catnip, she only tries to pee on it nowadays, senile gal.

I also have a regular fishing pole converted to just a small toy on the end of the line and that'll really get them going,

but the older cat doesn't like it if I don't stand still. Good luck and welcome to the forum.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Cat Daddy! That was really good advice

Hm i hadnt even though about that... sure puts it into perspective! I am just kind of worried that she is not active enough but then again she does get a daily workout of chasing Smokey up and down the stairs. I think we are going to buy more toys to see if she likes them better. However I wish she was more sued to men.... she is really cautious around my Dad still
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 11:29 PM
 
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How about one of those lazer lightes? I bought one but haven't tried it out yet.

Hey, welcome to the forum too!
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