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Old September 13th 04, 10:26 PM
Priscilla H Ballou
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Sharon Talbert quoth:

As they become socialized, put them on the adoption block as soon as they
are old enough (8 wks min.), healthy and sterilized. Works for us!


Sharon, Sprocket's vet says he's too young to be tested for Feline
Leukemia. She says there are a lot of false negatives when they're tested
this young. He was 4 weeks old when she saw him, and she's seeing him
again at 8 weeks of age. Do you know when he'll be old enough to test
effectively?

Thanks!

Priscilla
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Old September 14th 04, 12:09 PM
Wendy
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"Priscilla H Ballou" wrote in message
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Sharon Talbert quoth:

As they become socialized, put them on the adoption block as soon as they
are old enough (8 wks min.), healthy and sterilized. Works for us!


Sharon, Sprocket's vet says he's too young to be tested for Feline
Leukemia. She says there are a lot of false negatives when they're tested
this young. He was 4 weeks old when she saw him, and she's seeing him
again at 8 weeks of age. Do you know when he'll be old enough to test
effectively?

Thanks!

Priscilla


I'm interested in this answer too. I've had conflicting info on this. The
vet I usually see won't do it until 6 mos. which isn't helpful when you're
fostering - or introducing a new kitten for that matter. Another vet tested
some of my fosters when they were only a couple of weeks old. Another vet
said they had to be 8 weeks. I've read conflicting opinions online as well.
Guess I'm not the only one confused about this.

Wendy


  #23  
Old September 14th 04, 12:09 PM
Wendy
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"Priscilla H Ballou" wrote in message
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Sharon Talbert quoth:

As they become socialized, put them on the adoption block as soon as they
are old enough (8 wks min.), healthy and sterilized. Works for us!


Sharon, Sprocket's vet says he's too young to be tested for Feline
Leukemia. She says there are a lot of false negatives when they're tested
this young. He was 4 weeks old when she saw him, and she's seeing him
again at 8 weeks of age. Do you know when he'll be old enough to test
effectively?

Thanks!

Priscilla


I'm interested in this answer too. I've had conflicting info on this. The
vet I usually see won't do it until 6 mos. which isn't helpful when you're
fostering - or introducing a new kitten for that matter. Another vet tested
some of my fosters when they were only a couple of weeks old. Another vet
said they had to be 8 weeks. I've read conflicting opinions online as well.
Guess I'm not the only one confused about this.

Wendy


  #24  
Old September 14th 04, 12:25 PM
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"Sharon Talbert" wrote in message
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Yee hah! Now may I send you a couple of growing kittens from Campus Cats
who haven't yet found homes?

Sharon Talbert
Campus Cats
Seattle


We did really well this weekend. I think we adopted out 12 or so cats. Three
of them were adults ) which is always exciting especially with all the
kittens we were showing. Not bad when you take into account the number of
applications which were refused for various reasons. There are some real
nuts out there. We had one woman who already had 16 cats that she was trying
to find homes for so what did she want with one of ours? Another figured it
was ok to let her cat outside (in a busy traffic area) because the cat knew
it's name.

My two little gray and white fuzz balls got adopted (no surprise there) and
so did Tonto, the brown tabby. I did take Harry and he kept his cool and I
think all but Thelma will be ready to show by next weekend.

W



  #25  
Old September 14th 04, 12:25 PM
Wendy
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"Sharon Talbert" wrote in message
. washington.edu...

Yee hah! Now may I send you a couple of growing kittens from Campus Cats
who haven't yet found homes?

Sharon Talbert
Campus Cats
Seattle


We did really well this weekend. I think we adopted out 12 or so cats. Three
of them were adults ) which is always exciting especially with all the
kittens we were showing. Not bad when you take into account the number of
applications which were refused for various reasons. There are some real
nuts out there. We had one woman who already had 16 cats that she was trying
to find homes for so what did she want with one of ours? Another figured it
was ok to let her cat outside (in a busy traffic area) because the cat knew
it's name.

My two little gray and white fuzz balls got adopted (no surprise there) and
so did Tonto, the brown tabby. I did take Harry and he kept his cool and I
think all but Thelma will be ready to show by next weekend.

W



  #26  
Old September 16th 04, 08:53 PM
Sharon Talbert
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Sorry; I didn't realize how young he is. Our vet tests at 8 weeks. We
re-test if the results are positive.

Sharon Talbert
Campus Cats

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Wendy wrote:


"Priscilla H Ballou" wrote in message
...
Sharon Talbert quoth:

As they become socialized, put them on the adoption block as soon as they
are old enough (8 wks min.), healthy and sterilized. Works for us!


Sharon, Sprocket's vet says he's too young to be tested for Feline
Leukemia. She says there are a lot of false negatives when they're tested
this young. He was 4 weeks old when she saw him, and she's seeing him
again at 8 weeks of age. Do you know when he'll be old enough to test
effectively?

Thanks!

Priscilla


I'm interested in this answer too. I've had conflicting info on this. The
vet I usually see won't do it until 6 mos. which isn't helpful when you're
fostering - or introducing a new kitten for that matter. Another vet tested
some of my fosters when they were only a couple of weeks old. Another vet
said they had to be 8 weeks. I've read conflicting opinions online as well.
Guess I'm not the only one confused about this.

Wendy



  #27  
Old September 16th 04, 08:53 PM
Sharon Talbert
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Sorry; I didn't realize how young he is. Our vet tests at 8 weeks. We
re-test if the results are positive.

Sharon Talbert
Campus Cats

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Wendy wrote:


"Priscilla H Ballou" wrote in message
...
Sharon Talbert quoth:

As they become socialized, put them on the adoption block as soon as they
are old enough (8 wks min.), healthy and sterilized. Works for us!


Sharon, Sprocket's vet says he's too young to be tested for Feline
Leukemia. She says there are a lot of false negatives when they're tested
this young. He was 4 weeks old when she saw him, and she's seeing him
again at 8 weeks of age. Do you know when he'll be old enough to test
effectively?

Thanks!

Priscilla


I'm interested in this answer too. I've had conflicting info on this. The
vet I usually see won't do it until 6 mos. which isn't helpful when you're
fostering - or introducing a new kitten for that matter. Another vet tested
some of my fosters when they were only a couple of weeks old. Another vet
said they had to be 8 weeks. I've read conflicting opinions online as well.
Guess I'm not the only one confused about this.

Wendy



  #28  
Old September 17th 04, 05:46 PM
Priscilla Ballou
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In article
ington.edu,
Sharon Talbert wrote:

Sorry; I didn't realize how young he is. Our vet tests at 8 weeks. We
re-test if the results are positive.


Thanks. I'll ask again when we take him in for his 8 weeks checkup.
(That's in 1.5 weeks.) I want a reliable result as soon as I can get
it, because I think it's about time to start some direct interaction
with my big cats. Da Queen Bitch has been hissing at him only when he
has something she wants, and if she accepts him, that's the barometer of
whether he can stay with me.

He's getting so big! I've been taking him up to the guestroom for an
hour or so a day to run run scamper run (thud thud), and he's discovered
the kitty condo up there where he can climb up inside and get to the
top. From there he progressed over some stacks of boxes to where he
found a mirror, and he is quite interested in the kitten in the mirror,
with whom he's now boxed a bit. He's also stolen one of my good
sneakers. I suspect he pulled it under the bed by its laces. I recline
on the bed and read while he gets his exercise, but he periodically
climbs up the hanging bedspread to get in a tussle with me or to collect
some pets and reward me with his extremely loud purr.

Don't worry, he's got plenty of room in his palace to climb and wrestle,
too. It's got four levels now, with ramps, but he mostly climbs the
walls to get to the upper levels. He seems particularly fond of the top
shelf, which is level with the bottom of a big window from which he can
supervise the back yard and the big birdfeeder while he catches some
rays. :-)

Priscilla
  #29  
Old September 17th 04, 05:46 PM
Priscilla Ballou
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In article
ington.edu,
Sharon Talbert wrote:

Sorry; I didn't realize how young he is. Our vet tests at 8 weeks. We
re-test if the results are positive.


Thanks. I'll ask again when we take him in for his 8 weeks checkup.
(That's in 1.5 weeks.) I want a reliable result as soon as I can get
it, because I think it's about time to start some direct interaction
with my big cats. Da Queen Bitch has been hissing at him only when he
has something she wants, and if she accepts him, that's the barometer of
whether he can stay with me.

He's getting so big! I've been taking him up to the guestroom for an
hour or so a day to run run scamper run (thud thud), and he's discovered
the kitty condo up there where he can climb up inside and get to the
top. From there he progressed over some stacks of boxes to where he
found a mirror, and he is quite interested in the kitten in the mirror,
with whom he's now boxed a bit. He's also stolen one of my good
sneakers. I suspect he pulled it under the bed by its laces. I recline
on the bed and read while he gets his exercise, but he periodically
climbs up the hanging bedspread to get in a tussle with me or to collect
some pets and reward me with his extremely loud purr.

Don't worry, he's got plenty of room in his palace to climb and wrestle,
too. It's got four levels now, with ramps, but he mostly climbs the
walls to get to the upper levels. He seems particularly fond of the top
shelf, which is level with the bottom of a big window from which he can
supervise the back yard and the big birdfeeder while he catches some
rays. :-)

Priscilla
 




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