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This is the 1st pet that I have had since leaving home as a teenager.  I had cats growing up and have finally broken down and gotten one to give my 11 year old daughter the experience of being a cat person.  Our cat was a kitten when her owner who moved in with her allergic boyfriend had to put up for adoption.  It all seems like a good match, and I was just wondering what I can do for the cat Zoie, who is very stand offish (she growls and hisses at us), and my 11 year old to make this a harmonious venture for the 3 of us?

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Hi
sounds like a good match also. Helping a cat to settle in is of great importance in the first few weeks as it can determine how your relationship will grow and develop.
The best thing i can do is to advise you to read my webpage about bonding with your cat here
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You may also like to read some of my general cat care/behavior pages etc to help give you some overall basic cat care advice so that you will be able to avoid some of the pitfalls some new owners fall into.
I wish you all many happy years together.
Kate  

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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