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I just sent a sad email, telling She-Who-Brought-Me-A-Cat that Copper needs another place to live, long-term.  We will keep Copper until they find her a good home, but decided tonight that it isn't fair to add a fifth pet to the household - our resources only stretch so far, and she deserves a home where she is in, say, the top three animals. 

It has been fun having her, and we will joyfully keep her until the right opportunity comes along.  It will be sad to see her go, but it seems like the wiser choice when you look at our lives (RH taking a job next week that is going to keep her out of the house a million hours a week, me moving away in three months, K working full-time four hours away and road-tripping home when he can; each of us already having a pet who could use a little more attention).

This being a grown-up thing is not always that much fun.
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Kit-ten update.

Remember how I said I am not keeping her, no, no, no matter what.

Well my roommate suggested that rather than me keeping Copper, we keep her.  That way she will be a community cat and when I go she can keep living with RHeather.

This has potential.
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Operation Cat Bath: Succesful.

We used hyper-organic puppy shampoo, and two people.  We knelt outside the tub, with me holding her and the roommate pouring water over the top with a small metal mixing bowl.

She didn't like it, but she took it.  We even stayed (mostly) dry.  The scary realization is that she has been de-clawed.  Good for cat-bathers, bad for cats on the lam.  She has to be a house pet, whatever she does next.

ETA: Okay, she isn't declawed. I talked to She Who Brought Me A Cat and apparently they are just clipped very, very short, since they were in bad shape when she was found.
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The question for you cat-owners is: cats and baths.  I have heard these dont go together, but this kitten could maybe use one.  She grooms, but she also came out of a dumpster not long ago and is a little bit ...fragrant.  Can I take her into the shower with me like I would a puppy? Should I wash her in the sink? Should I give up the idea totally?


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