T.G.I.F. – Today’s Goal plus Facebook CatLikes.org

 

BrianAll in all it has been a very busy week here.  How about you, did you have a busy week too?  Our goal is to have a nice, calm and carefree weekend.  So today, T.G.I.F. means Today’s Goal Is Fitting.

I’ve had quite a few notes in the blog comments wanting to know how Precious is doing.

Precious

Actually, she is doing quite well, she is happy in her private bedroom and she loves to play and get brushed.  She is eating great and there isn’t one sign of the UTIs that were bothering her.  Precious has said that she isn’t quite ready to meet the rest of the family yet.  She still fusses when she sees one of us.  I know she was an only cat for 6 years and that it will take her a while to be ready to join the rest of us.  But that’s okay, we’re not going to rush her.  Have any of you helped socialize an older only cat into a family with several others?  If you have any tips, please feel free to pass them on because we want to make her eventual transition as easy as possible for her.

Now, on to a different topic…getting a good grade.  Yes, really!

I got an email from Ilana, a student in Israel, and she is working on a class project dealing with Viral Publishing and Cats.  Here’s what she had to say…

“My name is Ilana, and I want to start off by saying that I am a cat loving person as well!!
I am a communications student currently in my last semester of school and my class decided to dedicate our final project in the course Viral Publishing to our little feline friends.  We opened up a facebook page (www.catlikes.org) that any TRUE cat lover will love! We upload daily funny clips and photos of cats all around the world doing the things we like best.  We already have about 700 followers but we need more!!

CatLikes.org
Heres where you come in…My mission is to connect to cat fanatics/bloggers all around the world and to have them help promote our facebook page by posting the picture I made. Its a win/win/win/win etc. situation, heres how:  I get a great grade, your site gets promoted to other cat lovers (this = more followers for you), your followers and you get to enjoy my fabulous, creative picture (this = more followers for me) & we get to see MORE CATS! >(^,,^)<”

So if you are on Facebook, visit them HERE and click on LIKE and help them get a better grade by LIKING cats, afterall, who doesn’t like to like cats???

I hope you have a fantastic weekend and be safe in all you do. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!


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45 thoughts on “T.G.I.F. – Today’s Goal plus Facebook CatLikes.org

  1. melody

    Oh I can’t wait to visit that facebook page. Thank you for posting that.
    We’re with Brian…take it easy this weekend. Hope you guys have a good one.
    Precious is just so,so Purrty. I just love her purrty face. I hope she gets used to the family soon too. I wish I had advise on introducing a grown cat to the family. My cats will not accept a full grown cat…now kittens that a different story. For some reason they all love kittens…but not cats. Much luck to you.
    God Bless You for all that you do!

  2. Catherine

    It’s good that you are taking it nice and slow with Precious. After all, there is no hurry. Better to get everyone used to each other first. I am sure once she settles in you are all going to be the best of friends in no time.

    I hope you all accomplish your goals of a nice calm carefree weekend!
    xo Catherine & Banjo

  3. The Island Cats

    Sometimes it takes longer to integrate a new cat in with the others. We aren’t the best ones to give advice…after 3 years Zoey still lives in her bedroom most of the time because she can’t be with Wally and Ernie without WWIII breaking out. We are working with a vet behaviorist (our 2nd one), but it has been difficult. We could write a book of all we have been through! We hope Precious learns to accept the others soon. But one thing we have learned, don’t rush it!

    We definitely will like CatLikes on FB!!

  4. Angel and Kirby and Mac

    We got that email, too. Mom is very cautious about unknown people sending us emails. We did go to face book and ‘like’ the link!

    Mac was an older cat when he came to live with us. He was in the same situation as Precious, but had known us before his fires Mom passed away. After two weeks, he wanted out of his room. It was set up a lot like the room he shared with my Mom so he felt very comfortable. He and Angel still are not close, but tolerate each other. He and Kirby have a lot of fun together.

  5. SAS........Sammy, Andy and Shelly

    OOOOps, we forgot to say that we are purraying for Precious….that she will quickly socialize with the others……Shelly is getting braver, but us boys still growl and/or hiss at her if she gets too near us….but it is slowly getting better.

    We have a feeling when we all 3 get socialized that Shelly will be the boss……she may be small compared to us big dudes, but she’s a tortie!!!!!

  6. JC

    I’m glad I stopped by today. (Been really busy lately and haven’t been commenting etc .. you know how that goes) Love the update on Precious. My Meredith Ann (from Mondays With Meredith Ann) has been with me just under two years. She still does not like the other four. Luckily, I have a bonus room that I have her set up in. An old entertainment center is her spot. I have a few shelves above that so she can sit on either. We take her downstairs and she does ok. Seems to be afraid of the other cats attacking her. (Must be something that happened while I was away) She has a good life. Sure better than living in a tiny cage. We carry her around and have made her our Princess. Do I wish she’d be normal and sleep at the end of bed … sure but this life is ok too.

  7. Tracy

    Thank you first and foremost for giving an update on Precious…I loved hearing his happy ending and well, it will just take time…isn’t that what we all need when adjusting to a new situation?

    Also, I went on Facebook and ‘liked’ the cat website…I hope you have a positively wonderful weekend!

  8. Cheysuli

    I am glad that you are taking it slow with Precious. It may take her some time to adapt to more cats. Letting her have her own space is important! And knowing it is her space too…

  9. Random Felines

    We don’t do the facebook thing (we think mom is afraid of her relatives).

    Yeah for Precious. Mom said we have integrated adults before and it is all about patience. Some are easy and other just take more time. But we are sure she will realize soon enough that she is safe and this is her furrever home and will come around. Maybe you can try to spend some time in her room with her one at a time?

    Have a great weekend….it stopped raining here and we plan to enjoy some window whiffin’ tomorrow cause mom said the hots are coming back on Sunday and the windows will close for the a/c. sigh…..

  10. Old Kitty

    Thank you adorable Brian for updates on gorgeous Precious! She’s looking super pretty!!! Me and Charlie just know you will all be bestest friends soon! Yay!

    Good luck to Ilana and her fab project!!
    Have a great Friday!!! And hello too to sweet Sascha, Dolly, Gracie and Zoe! Take care
    x

  11. Mumsy and Co.

    Precious is looking so beautiful, healthy and content. She will be running around and playing with the rest of you before you know it. We are still so happy she has come to live with you all. Have a happy and safe weekend. Hugs and nose kisses

  12. Cathy Keisha

    We failed miserably in trying to bring cats together. Peeps had adopted another cat when they adopted me. This cat hid under the bed for 2 weeks and then the original owner got out of the hospital and wanted her back.

    BTW, this was our first try at making a badge. We didn’t know how to make different sizes or anything. Hope it came out OK.

  13. Cathy

    I’ll definitely be visiting the FB page soon. Thanks for the link!

    As for Precious, I guess it’s just a matter of being patient. I don’t have any experience but I am excited for the day she ventures out of her private room!

  14. diddleymaz

    I have Liked the kitty page and as for integration of one cat to another , we just let them find their own feet..Blanco who was 8 and had spent 6+ months in a cattery spent a couple of days under the table but then came out and took over!

  15. Gin

    When I read about socializing Precious with the others, I’m not sure if bunnies and cats are similar in behavior, but I think they are both territorial and this is what we did. We had an older house bunny and later got two adorable miniatures. At first, it was a major
    battle and had to separate the. We started holding them one at a time in our lap, so the
    older would be comfortable with the smell and we would place their food dishes together
    so the older one(Charcoala) was his name would know it was okay to eat next to them and eventually they became inseparable. In fact, when one of the babies passed on years
    later, Charcoala grieved himself to death. He was 8 years old. Maybe, this might help.

  16. Oskar

    I liked that FB page right away, I hope they get an A+ & that you get an honorary degree for spreading the word!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

  17. Katnip Lounge

    We “Liked!”
    Let Precious set the pace. Have you put any of your used sleeping towels/beds in her room for her to sniff? And is there a spot she can observe all of you with out her feeling threatened? Sylvester wanted to be out of his room right away, but it was a good two months before he initiated and reciprocated play with the rest of the Horde.

  18. meowmeowmans

    That facebook page sounds pretty cool. We will go and check it out!

    As for Precious, we are glad she is doing so well. We think you are doing it right by taking it slow. Sometimes these things take quite some time.

  19. Penelope

    Dear Brian, Us old cats stakes a long time to socialize. Me still has hissy fits at Kozmo! Me will be happy and cuddly one day and the next me want him to go away. If me remembers, Precious had some behaviour problems too (just like me) so it is best to go slow.
    Now me is off to see the FB page!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  20. Nishiko and Xanthe

    Hello Brian! We’ve had a busy week this week. Mummy and Daddy got back from their holiday late on Monday and I spent the night keeping Mummy awake as a way of telling her off for going a way to some place called Bruge on our Birthday. She was very tired and so was I so I slept all Tuesday while she was at work! MOL… We hope that Precious will want to get to know you very soon. And thank you for the information on the new FB page. We’ve liked it on FB.

    Nishiko xxx

  21. siku marie

    Precious will let you know when she is ready for the next step; just give her love and patience and she will, in time, become a true family member.

    Have a wonderful extended holiday weekend! Hoping for good weather and relaxing times for everyone there.

  22. Abby

    Brian
    I was nearly 6 when Mom adopted me into the house with 3 other cats. I DID NOT like any of them and wanted nothing to do with them or even with Mom for a short while. Mom had to keep me separated for nearly 6 months before she could let me out with the others. At that point I was only allowed out when someone was here because I was a bit bossy. (what do you mean I still am MOM!) It took a lot of patience but finally I accepted that these other cats weren’t going anywhere and I co-exist with them. I am not crazy about any of them, but I accept them, and we get along as long as they do what I tell them.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥

  23. Athena

    I agree, Precious will let you know when she is ready. So glad to get an update on her! I “liked” the page — I hope the students get a good grade!

  24. Sparkle

    Precious is such a pretty girl. Taking it slow is about the only way to integrate senior kitties into an established clowder. Is there one of you who upsets her less than the others? Maybe you can start there. And the generous dispensing of treats whenever there is any non-dramatic contact is always a good idea (but you probably already know that!).

  25. Cecil and Chloe

    Pwecious, wees hope you wealize what a gweat family youse has..day all lub you and just wants you to be happy! Wees awe sending calming purrrrrrrs you way!

    Mom Here: heck I am trying to get Winston, Cecil and Chloe comfortable around each other and now I have my daughter’s 7 mo. old labradoodle for the weekend!

    I agree with everyone else, Patience is the key word!
    Have a great weekend!

  26. Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz

    Thanks for the P update! You have gotten some good suggestions already, and I’ll add that the behaviorists our practice works with recommend the exchanging bedding thing until there is no hissing on any cats part, then let new cat out in house while others are put away. Then let new cat out while resident cats go into her room. Don’t let them have real contact until they are secure with multi scents and then only with supervision when you are home–never when you are gone or asleep. It may take weeks or months, but you will know when and if they can be together and if not, at least she is safe now and cared for.

  27. Caren Gittleman

    thanks for the Facebook page…we just “liked” them…

    Precious will come around…it will take her time but she will. She doesn’t quite realize yet what a wonderful family she is now a part of!

  28. Mr Puddy

    That’s nice of your family to let Precious take her time. And I can see your pawrents look after her so well. Her fur look smooth and shiny : )

    For the link, I will tell my mom to check out
    Have a good weekend
    xoxo

  29. BigSexyBob

    We’re so happy to hear that Precious is doing well and he’s happy. It’s not surprising that she’s still shy and prefers to stay in her private bedroom.”especially if she was an only cat for 6 years Each cat has their own adjustment priod. Soon enough she’ll get curious about what’s behind the closed door and start venturing out into the rest of the house. If you don’t leav her bedroom door open regularly, maybe in a few more weeks, you can leave it open just a bit and see what she does. It’s just great that she has a safe & loving home now :o)

    We are excited about Ilana from Israel’s cat project & her idea! Thank you for sharing the info. Anything that gets attention for cats is awesome! A great thing about the internet is getting to connect with cats and people around the world! Our mom has a Facebook account and page but Feline Family doesn’t yet…we’ll be sure to let mom know about Ilana’s project and make her got to the Facebook page!

  30. Cory

    Brian, when I came to live with my family it took a long time for me to adjust. Mom was super patient with me and let me set the timeline. It took 4 months! Even after I joined everyone it still took time for me to figure out how to interact, but I did fine and now everyone likes me. It’s just that I want Ellie to LOVE me. Sigh.

    Purrs,

    Nigel

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