Welcome Daisy and Win! We’ve Adopted a cat and my dog’s thrilled (sort of)

 

 

 

 

DAISYWelcome Daisy, our newest member of the dogtrotting.net family!

It’s official, we are a two-cat home. After losing my beloved Kaitlynn 18 months ago, the feline absence was too great. Besides, I didn’t want Victor to get used to not having a kitty buddy around.

(Note: This post was sponsored by NEON)

So I adopted Sally, a special needs cat with allergy and dietary issues, from Cannon’s Cause, a rescue organization affiliated with Grand River Veterinary Clinic who took good care of Kaitlynn for years.

Sally loved other animals, so I found Daisy, also on a special diet due to stomach issues, from Ladybird Animal Rescue in Ontario, Canada.

Daisy and Sally on climberDaisy is a beautiful two-year-old calico who, according to her foster mom, loves other cats and dogs.

Unfortunately, Sally and Daisy were not fast friends – yes, I did the gradual introduction through a door, but Daisy was having none of it. She wanted out of our guest room.

After three weeks, Sally and Daisy are chasing each other and smelling nose to nose. The hissing has (almost) stopped, but there’s no cuddles yet. Daisy is allowed on the cat climber one level below Sally.

How did my dog Victor respond to a new cat?

Surprisingly, he warmed up to Daisy almost immediately and let the girls work it out. I think he likes having some energy in the house, as long as he remains ‘top dog.’

One trick to being a multi-cat household? You become a multi-kitty litter household. I’ve got three – one for each cat and a spare.

What’s with the colours in the litter box?

We welcomed Daisy with NEON Litter, a silica gel cat litter with a twist – bright colours! Specifically, green, orange and pink, like icing on a cake only something cats like better: diggable litter. (disclaimer: we received NEON kitty litter complimentary from the company and are writing an honest review).

I discovered silica litter for Kaitlynn after she had a series of upper respiratory infections. The dust from clay litter irritated her and silica solved the problem.

NEON Litter is similar to what I have used, only smaller softer particles, still dust free, and clumps so it can be scooped like traditional litter. Plus, it’s colourful.

Added benefit: creating colourful ‘sand’ art for your kitty. So we welcomed Daisy with … a daisy.

Daisly on climberBut like any sand art, it’s temporary. I took Victor for a run after presenting the litter box and yes, someone scratched in the NEON daisy by the time we got home. I think it was Sally. Maybe she was making a point.

Don’t worry, there’s no ‘after’ pictures – be we do have three colour ‘coded’ litters throughout the house. One green, one orange and one pink.

Which one does Daisy prefer?

The one in the main bedroom of course. She’s decided she’s no longer a guest.

Want to try NEON cat litter? 

Comment ‘Welcome Daisy! I want to win’ in the comment section below. 

I’ll send the first three people to comment a coupon for a free bag of NEON Litter (retail value: $12.99). The coupons are given to us by NEON Kitty Litter.

23 comments

  1. […] Ladybird Animal Sanctuary – Selling masks, both handmade and with print logos, is a great way for animal rescues to continuing raising money when festivals and events aren’t happening. Check out Ladybird’s masks on Etsy Canada. Special note: Ladybird is where I found my precious cat Daisy. […]

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  2. […] Ladybird Animal Sanctuary – Selling masks, both handmade and with print logos, is a great way for animal rescues to continuing raising money when festivals and events aren’t happening. Check out Ladybird’s masks on Etsy Canada. Special note: Ladybird is where I found my precious cat Daisy. […]

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  3. […] opportunity to try out their service in exchange for an honest review. I chose an image of my cat Daisy and of course a pic of my cocker-cross dog Victor, star of our travel […]

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  4. […] travel didn’t seem appropriate this week, especially because Victor and I, along with cats Daisy and Sally, are self-isolating this week – and perhaps longer. While the open road still […]

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  5. […] I buy a steady stream of stuff for my dog and both cats – more treats for the pup because the kitties are relegated to special diets thanks to food allergies. (This post contains affiliate links to all […]

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  6. […] collars (Victor insisted on buying the doughnut one) and Yeoweee! cat nip toys for our girls Daisy and Sally. (affiliate […]

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  7. […] out to LadyBird Sanctuary, who rescued my beautiful Daisy, and Ralphy’s Retreat, a sanctuary for pot-bellied pigs and farm […]

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  8. […] quickly snapped. A fundraiser for Ladybird Animal Sanctuary (where Victor’s feline sister Daisy is from),  Willow Bean Photography set up a photo studio at PetValu in Waterdown, Ontario […]

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  9. […] precious cat Daisy just happens to be a Ladybird […]

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  10. […] cats. I really wanted to know what he thinks of our new black cat Sally, and our even newer calico Daisy (more about her […]

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  11. […] happens, I’m entertaining romantic notions of road tripping with my dog Victor (and maybe cats Daisy and Sally) across North American in a camper van: Stopping at easy to use campsites, national, […]

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  12. […] What caught my eye? The ‘Love and Loyalty’ bracelet with clear sparkling beads and a small silver paw print charm. Not only because the proceeds from the sale of this piece are donated to Ladybird Animal Sanctuary – but also because Ladybird is the organization that rescued my cat Daisy. […]

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  13. […] my two cats, Daisy and Sally, both have dietary special needs, and my Victor is aging and prone to urinary tract […]

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  14. Welcome Daisy! I want to win!

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    1. Thanks! Please send me your snail mail address to stelenko@hotmail.com and I’ll send you a coupon for a bag of NEON cat litter!

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  15. aecharlebois · · Reply

    Welcome Daisy! I want to win. 🙂

    You’re such a pretty kitty, Daisy.

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    1. Thanks! Please send me your snail mail address to stelenko@hotmail.com and I’ll send you a coupon for a bag of NEON cat litter!

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  16. Welcome Daisy! I want to win

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    1. Thanks! Please send me your snail mail address to stelenko@hotmail.com and I’ll send you a coupon for a bag of NEON cat litter!

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  17. allison hoffman · · Reply

    welcome daisy! i want to win!

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    1. Thanks! Please send me your snail mail address to stelenko@hotmail.com and I’ll send you a coupon for a bag of NEON cat litter!

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  18. I don’t have a cat, so don’t need the litter, but welcome Daisy anyway. Sounds like they are all working out the idiosyncrasies of living together.

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    1. Thanks so much. The cats are working on it. Daisy is a little nicer than Sally!

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