Sister Saturday with Ham-mick Pondering Precious


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Hello everyone!  I thought I’d show you all that I sure do enjoy my Ham-mick too.  These things sure are comfy.  Dad and Mom always make sure that I have pretty much the same goodies and comforts that the all the kitties have downstairs.

That brings me to my pondering points and purrhaps you can help me with them.  I’ve been ponding about life downstairs and I really do think I’d like to go down there.  But way back when I tried before it didn’t work out too well.  I became somewhat of an attack cat when I got down there with the others.

So here’s where the pondering starts.  Dad tells me I can go downstairs if I get my polite pants on.  So far I can’t seem to find them.  I have been spending lots of time down at the lower level where the bottom gate is and I keep watching everyone.  The problem is when someone ventures up to the gate to say hello.  I charge the gate, well, sometimes I actually hit it pretty hard and whoever was at the gate takes off in a hurry.  So what do you all think I can do to find my polite pants and try them on?  For me, I think I’ve made a lot of progress, after all, it has only been three years.  But I am pondering the possibilities and any ideas would be welcome.

That’s it for me today, so I’m just going to enjoy some non-pondering time here on my Ham-mick.  See you next time.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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9 years ago

I dunno, Precious, it sounds like you still need some time! I think you want to explore, but it sounds to me like you still don’t want company when you do it.

Molly The Wally
9 years ago

LOL only three years. We’d send you our polite pants but we can’t find them either. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Just Cats
Just Cats
9 years ago

We had a cat once that took her time accepting the others. We put her in a large room and attached a screen door to the entrance. She was able to sit and look at the other cats as they came and went but not be able to touch them. In time, they got quite used to each other and we introduced her to one at a time. She eventually became part of the group and lived quite happily with the others although she did not like them touching her. She would sit with the rest and eat with them… Read more »

easy rider
9 years ago

I wish I had a clue where we can buy such polite pants…. and without it could be complicated… I sadly have no idea how we could solve that problem, maybe a good idea will pop out after a nice nap on your ham-mick?

9 years ago

Oh Precious, Our kitty Mahoney knows just how you feel. She is exactly like you. She loves to attack certain kitties and about a week ago, Mahoney attacked Little Momma kitty and really hurt her to the point there was blood all over the place so she has to stay shut up at night in the bedroom with the Person. So we don’t have any good answers for you. Some cats just don’t get along with other cats. We don’t understand it at all. At least you get to watch the family and you have such a GOOD family to… Read more »

9 years ago

That is a tough one. Mom normally just lets our cats sort out their own differences, even if there is some fighting. Our last cat Biene was bullied by the other cats, so she had to live her life alone in the basement which was a sad thing. We tried calming sprays and stuff, but couldn’t integrate her with the others and she was the first cat here. Even us dogs would torture her. It was quite sad for Mom.

9 years ago

Precious did you leave your polite pants behind when you moved to live at Brian’s home?
Please try to remember to put them on before you upset Brian and all the other ladies.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

9 years ago

So sad but it sounds like she is quite content being the princess in the bell tower. Curious what would happen if you took the gate down, if the others would try and visit, or if she would venture down al the way?

9 years ago

you can do it sweet girl!!!!

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

You look very cute on your hammock! Maybe you forgot where you put your polite pants. Has your Dad tried Feliway?

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey

Sometimes some good old fashioned bribery works. Have you tried sharing treats from a distance? And then the treats keep coming closer and closer to both you on the steps and your catmates downstairs…. soon you begin to associate the downstairs cats with good things and maybe one day you would be willing to be part of all of it without feeling the need to attack.

Pepi, Xixo, Juja and Jujuba

We wish that you find your “polite pants” soon, sweety
Lots of purrs from your brasilian friends
Pepi, Xixo, Juja and Jujuba.
Nice to meet you!!

9 years ago

That’s the one good thing about being an only cat…but tell me more about these polite pants.


Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
9 years ago

I hope you can go down there soon. Sounds like you need more time.

Laila and Minchie
9 years ago

We think you have it made having your own suite upstairs with everything you need, so why give that up. Life sounds great viewing the others through that gate. Smart girl you are! Have a great weekend!

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
9 years ago

Oh Precious, I don’t think I remembered that you lost your polite pants and that it is you who attacks. I am sorry beautiful girl. You have the upstairs and your room but I so wish and maybe deep down you do as well, that you would allow a friendship with someone.

Angel Abby Grace
9 years ago

Precious we are so glad you’ve been able to take the time you need to grow more comfortable with being downstairs. If your Dad watches MY CAT FROM HELL there was an episode last week with 2 cats, 1 did not like the other and always attacked her. They were able to get them adjusted to one another with the use of some barriers and food and lots of extra play. I encourage your Dad to look at the episode on the computer if he missed it last week.

9 years ago

Oh Precious, your humans have been so very patient with you. I wonder if it would help to confine the other kitties for an hour or two and let you roam around down there. Then maybe let one out at a time so you aren’t overwhelmed. Just a thought. We really have no experience at this kind of thing as M has only had one kitty at a time, other than when sisfur’s two kitties come to stay for vacation time.

Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris

Well Precious maybe a Feliway Collar would help you find your polite pants. We have heard our friends talk about them. We don’t know cause Mommy just lets us settle things for ourselves. But Socks is usually laid back and pretty much accepts kittens without any trouble. Mommy couldn’t even think about giving Butters a home though because Sock hated him, and we didn’t have anywhere to keep them apart, until they could get used to each other. We sure are glad Mommy was able to find a rescue to take him. Our biggest challenge was Art Mouse because she… Read more »

madi and mom
9 years ago

Precious what beautiful markings on your face and right paw….are you considered a Calico? My sis and litter mate Lucy had muted colors on her like your lovely face. She was a calico (she was adopted by my human uncle). I guess they would be called brindle in the K9 world.
Hugs madi your bfff

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

I can’t recall if you tried Feliway. I would spray it nose height by the barrier. Do scent swapping with all cats (let me know if you don’t know how) and try feeding a small meal of something they really love on either side of the barrier, a few feet apart and gradually over days move the bowls closer.

9 years ago

Wow. Has it already been 3 years? Time sure flies right by! Mommy wonders if you are charging the gate because you feel your furblings are getting too close to “your territory”? Might it help if a switch was made, where your furblings get to go upstairs to share their smells and you get to share your smells downstairs? Maybe that might “de-territorize” the upstairs and you won’t feel the need to protect it? Today Mommy let Meow-Me out to the rest of the house and she says I was very rude to her. I would follow Meow-Me and hiss… Read more »

Perry, Shadow and Dino
Perry, Shadow and Dino
9 years ago

What about a feliway diffuser by the gate where you would be seeing the other cats? and putting treats closer and closer to the gate? Those things worked for us … Shadow did NOT want Dino to live with us. He even went on a hunger strike. Mom had to use these tricks as well as Rescue Remedy and chamomile extract (soothes tummies and nerves). Shadow will never be Dino’s best friend but he tolerates him now and is eating like a pro again.

Timmy Tomcat
9 years ago

Precious I don’t know about those polite pants myself. I have the whappy snappy paw ready for when any of those stinky man cats come near. I mean it is just a love tap, or six. Or seven eight nine. But never ten… So I am getting better too.
Tell you what. You go on your Ham-Mick and I will go on my cat tree and we will think on it some more. You never know… In maybe another few years…
Miss Fitz

Austin Towers
9 years ago

It looks like you’ve had a lot of very helpful advice, Precious! I think maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if you were nice and chirpy with the others now, would it?

Savannah's Paw Tracks
9 years ago

ummm Sister Precious…Mom L says she will send a human email to your Dad. I have a lot of trouble accepting just one sister…she terrifies me…and if I am just walking and she is around…she runs for me…and then I turn to get away and she chases me all the way upstairs. She wants to run my home and I don’t want her to. We have some ideas and will send our info

Ann Staub
9 years ago

Well you know what they say Precious. The grass is greener on the other side 😉 Your fur-siblings seem nice enough so I don’t think you have to worry about them.

Georgia and Julie
9 years ago

Sweet Precious, we purr that in time you will like the other kitties.
We are sorry we do not have any good advice.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

9 years ago

I do hope you find your polite pants Precious. It would be so much more fun if you gave Brian and his sisters chance to be your friends.

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

Layla has some good advice. On one hand, Precious, you seem to have the good life upstairs. OTOH, the other cats have the better life cos they have lots of room down there and lots of stuff to lay on and explore. What would you do if they let just one of the cats go upstairs and visit you? Would you be more comfortable in your own surroundings? Just axing.

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

lol just 3 years, bah you’ll find them in 3 more haha of course you get more running room if you are nice

9 years ago

Oh Sister Precious, you are looking so sweet on your ham-mick. We sure wish you could be friends with your wonderful brother and all your wonderful sisters, but we don’t know what to suggest, purrs for harmony and integration for all…

9 years ago

I don’t have any good advice for your predicament. I was ok with Sammi, but I don’t think I’d be too fond of any other adult cats. You’ve probably tried all the usual things scent, treats, etc. Maybe you’re just happier as an upstairs-only kitty.

Katnip Lounge
9 years ago

Mommy would like to procure FOUR pairs of Polite Pants!


9 years ago

Hmm one to one introduction with one kitty at a time sound like a good idea to me in a more neutral area,xx Speedy

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

Precious I hope you find your Polite Pant’s so you can go downstairs !

Sherri-Ellen T-D
9 years ago

Yow Precious me wishez me had sum guud werdz fer ya; sum advice to help ya! *shakez furry head* Me gott nuffin! 🙁 Me LUBZ beein da onlee kitteh wif Mum. If another kitteh comez neer me losez me ‘sh*t’ so to speek! Me can almost tall-erate da feralz eatin on me patio at nite (onlee cause me NOTT out dere!) A few yeerz ago Mum tried to bring MoJo in who waz livin in a tote on our patio in deep Winter butt me freeked out…Mum brott me home a Guinea Pig named Pookie n he lasted 15 minuttz… Read more »

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

First of all, Ernie at Island Cats has just about the same pose going on for his Easy Sunday. So, we suggest what Jackson Galaxy likes to do: 1) Site swapping. You got down and effuryone else goes up. Also feeding you on one side of the gate while the others eat on the opposite where you can see each other and associate each other’s presence as something good. Astrid has made up her mind that she wants to only live downstairs. She even stopped going to the catio, but is venturing out a little more now. Good luck with… Read more »

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
9 years ago

we bee late in postin precious….but sum time…doez knot matter if ya haz poe lite pantz ore a hole ward robe….it just willna werk….gram paw dude wood go inta fite mode if he smelled a kitteh while window wiffin, dinna matter if that kitteh waz 90 milez a way !!

me….tuna….eye am knot much better; just knot az “sassy” as gram paw dude wuz…


Deztinee High
9 years ago

Well meez lied. Mommy sez dat scent swappin’ is a good way. Meez sees yous has a nice hammock so maybe one day yous use sumpawdy elses hammock and den annudew and so on. And maybe a good bwush on yous fuwsibs smelly points and den wiff out cleain’ da bwush, bwushin’ yous smelly points. And mixin’ all yous smells tugeddew. Wees suwe hope yous join in da fun soon.

Luv ya’