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Howz 2 Bringz Up A Barn Kittie - By Robin

Updated on October 30, 2014

Robin Giving You No Option

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Ize herd frm Dad thut Squidu needz New Catz Lenzes sew thiz iz it.

Robin wants to have a go at winning the prize for the best new cat lens (Squidoo name for a Hub), so he has asked me to help him write about bringing up a barn kitten. The lens is going to share our experiences and some of the facts and ideas that have helped us in giving Robin the best home we possibly could.

Ize tuld Dad Thut heeze gotz to winz a prize cuz Ize cute. Heeze gtta tell U about meeze und hav lotz ov pics of meeze thatz all. Heeze gotz 2 tel U whatz I sez Ize likez und what I needz to stay big und strng! Ize likez sum toyz 2.

All pictures hve been taken by Mum and Dad with their Canon Digital Rebel.

Robin Looking Heaven Wards

Robin Praying For What He Likes
Robin Praying For What He Likes | Source

Thingz Kittiez likez

1. Climbing thingz.

2. Hiddin thingz.

3. Kitnip thingz

4. Scratchin thingz

6. Fetherie thingz.

7. Dancin thingz

8. Jumpin thingz

9. Rollin thingz

10. Sleepin thingz

11. Strokez

12. Cuddlez

Remberz weeze controlz allz of theze notez U stopz whun kittiez sez!

Robin Thinks The Horse Shavings Belong To Him!

Robin Acting a Little Aggresive
Robin Acting a Little Aggresive | Source

Things To Do To Keep Your Cat Healthy - Vet approved

One of our issues when Robin came was not knowing what a Cat needs in terms of injections etc. and food. This is a list of the things we learned that could be useful to others, not all people have farms so these are aimed primarily at farm or barn cats, but I have tried to explain where they can be adapted for smaller homed families and cats too.

1. Regular worming and flea and tick treatment once a month for outdoor cats - Revolution is great it handles all of their likely issues.

2. Rabies injections as required by a qualified veterinarian - they keep records to ensure it is done as required ours reminds when due.

3. Relevant vaccines as needed where you live - Trust your veterinarian on this, ours is great.

4. Freedom to come and go as they please - Cats are territorial and will roam in a small area (this is not practical for city dwellers)

5. Free access to food and clean water - Cat flaps are great at ensuring this, content cats eat only what they need, and do not get fat! This is why kibble feed is best to use it does not go off quickly.

6. Something to sharpen their claws on - They have to be able to remove the myelin sheeth or they are useless.

7. Something to climb on - Fence Posts and Trees are great but a cat tree will suffice if you do not have these.

8. Places to hide - Robin likes under rocks, sheds, cars, trucks, long grass, under low growing trees etc.Create places if they are not there naturally.

9. The ability to hunt their own food spiders crickets, mice, snakes etc. - If you do not have make this a game for them to play hide food to be found!

10. Feed only meat or high quality properly formulated cat foods. - Especially important no sugary treats! and often no cow`s milk.

One thing we have done is keep him in at night, this is when Coyotes and other larger predators roam most, but remember he is well equipped to defend himself, and climb out of harm`s way or hide if he has to. He has amazing hearing, sense of smell and is extremely athletic, cats are the fastest land animals and can usually escape unless surrounded or trapped. Robin climbs trees and now has learned to leap from branch to branch like a squirrel. Robin is male and was feral when he arrived, do not assume an exotic breed will adapt like this, this is just what is best for him.

Robin is extremely friendly and returns to top up his food and for strokes and cuddles, but these are restricted, we put him down before he has had too much, or he gets aggressive. He tends to leave when horse boarders arrive as he finds them too fussy, but he loves our lady vet!

I think the list is fairly complete, but will leave space for comments and additions below.

Stuff Robin Likez from Amazon

Robin sez uze gotz to thinc about ure houzez and th kittiez needz. We have selected practical and best loved items suitable for all cats homes thanks to Robin for his help!

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige
Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

Thiz kittie treez tall and haz places fur meeze to hidez ur sleepz.

 

Ize Likz 2 Louunge

Kittiez Bedz und scrtch brd 2!

Cuz Kittiez Luvz 2 danz

Wha kitiez no likz to danz?

Hidz Thiz wiv Treatz

Kittiez luvz to huntz stuf.

PetSafe SlimCat Meal Dispensing Cat Toy, Blue
PetSafe SlimCat Meal Dispensing Cat Toy, Blue

U cun hidez thiz wiv treatz inzide I luvs to huntz fur theze.

 

Kittiez luvz bolz

I cun chaze theze.

Ethical 1-1/2-Inch Mylar Balls Cat Toys, 4-Pack
Ethical 1-1/2-Inch Mylar Balls Cat Toys, 4-Pack

Ize reaaaly likez ballz 2 playz wiv.

 

Mize new howz?

Meeze likz thiz.

Robin`s Personal Choice 1 from Amazon - Ize Thinkz allz the kittiez likez theez

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 80-Inch, Beige
Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 80-Inch, Beige

Thiz is pretty und haz places to hidez and climbz on and to sleepz 2!

 

Ize likz to sleepz

I cun scratch thiz 2!

Robin`s Personal Choice 2 from Amazon

Ballz 2 bat aroound!

Catz luvz ballz to chaze.

Robin`s Personal Choice 3 from Amazon

Savvy Tabby Mylar Cat Ball Canisters, 45-Pack, Metallic
Savvy Tabby Mylar Cat Ball Canisters, 45-Pack, Metallic

Thiz haz lotz of ballz I luvs ballz to bat aroound!

 

Robinz Picturez - By Mum und Dad

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Meeze climbinzMum holdin meezeGardin the bruhmPractisin JumpinSittin PrettyLookin 4 mize frend Caprize th horzePlayin in heyCaprize Ize found herz!Checin Caprixez wazzerClimbin Ize luvs to climb
Meeze climbinz
Meeze climbinz
Mum holdin meeze
Mum holdin meeze
Gardin the bruhm
Gardin the bruhm
Practisin Jumpin
Practisin Jumpin
Sittin Pretty
Sittin Pretty
Lookin 4 mize frend Caprize th horze
Lookin 4 mize frend Caprize th horze
Playin in hey
Playin in hey
Caprize Ize found herz!
Caprize Ize found herz!
Checin Caprixez wazzer
Checin Caprixez wazzer
Climbin Ize luvs to climb
Climbin Ize luvs to climb

Robin's Most Important Thing

ALWAYS LOVE YOUR CAT!

Place 4 U 2 sez howz much U luvs meeze! - Robin`s Love Book!

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    Stephen J Parkin 2 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    We think he is so adorable that one of the neighbors may have taken him in, he has been gone before for up to 5 days at a time. However this time it is approaching 6 months maybe our barn kittie decided he wanted to be a house kittie?

    I am sorry you lost two so close together my heart goes out to you. Our old Labrador died of a heart attack at 13 two years ago so I know your pain. Take care and go safely.

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    Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

    I do hope that your little one is safe and warm. Last June we lost of our kitties to a sudden heart attack. There was no warning--she was with us one moment and the next she was lifeless on the floor. Her "sister" had to be put to sleep exactly two months later. We adore our kitties and miss them dearly. They become a part of your family. Please know that I care.

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    Stephen J Parkin 2 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    He is a very adorable cat, but he has gone missing. We are hoping that he was taken in by someone because we have had a very severe winter here.

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    Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

    Robin looks absolutely adorable. Because of where we live I would never consider letting my kitty live outdoors (too many predators even in the day time). Thank you for sharing his story with us.

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    Stephen J Parkin 2 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Thanks for the visit David, I have only edited to the point of getting QAP on all of the old lenses. I have to admit I did not go through looking for all the old Squidoo references yet! Well caught!

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    David Stone 2 years ago from New York City

    Apart from the "lens" references, this is a fine, interesting a playful hub I hope gets plenty of attention.

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    Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    @floppypoppygift1: Thankz Meeze luvz Squidz 2!

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    floppypoppygift1 4 years ago

    I luvz ewez, Robin! cute overload fo' sho'.

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    Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    @delia-delia: I was amazed to see Kitty because they are so alike and both found their new homes for themselves these feral kitties are so resourceful, and they both look so pleased with their new lives. I wish you both all the best and Robin sez meeze likz Kitty 2!

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    Delia 4 years ago

    Absolutely adorable! Love his tail, and of course he resembles my Kitty

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    Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    @TransplantedSoul: This little guy certainly does!

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    softclaws 4 years ago

    meow! what a lovely lens - kitty cat high five to you for repping all cat kind. :D

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    TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

    Cats have such personality.

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    Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    @softclaws: Meeze reely pleezed tht a cat likz me lenz!

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    Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    @favored: Thnks favrd1 Ize ver hppy 2 no pple und angls luvs meeze :)

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    Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

    "Robin u r ezy 2 luv bcuz u like 2 do fun thingz. Plus u r so qute." Cat talk is all the buzz.

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    Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    @theallin1writer: Robin sez he would huv luved a frend tday as he at the vet 2 b neutrd. Heez nut sur wht that iz! Thanks for dropping by and for the like.

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    theallin1writer 4 years ago

    My Lillith wanted a play date but I told her you live a little far away. So she is satisfied with just sending her love. Meow.