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    Since the move, I noticed Tal has been eating a little less. I used to feed him 3/4 cup (maybe 1 cup) 4x a day. Now, by his own choice, he eats about 2 cups total per day. About half in the AM and the half other late in the afternoon. Actually, now that I think about it he was starting to do this before the move. I will be switching him to adult food soon.

    Also, he will go lay on my bed and look out the window when I watch TV or am on the computer. At the old place he would usually lay on the floor by my chair or the couch. Sometimes, when he was really hot he would lay on the linoleum floor. He is funny because when I go in the room and go to him he will thump that tail on the mattress.

    I think he must have been really tired last night too because when I gave him his bully stick, he just carried it to the living room then went to his crate and went to sleep. He is all over it right now tho.

    All in all he seems calmer and I guess that is because he is approaching 1 year of age. We went to the park this morning and just finished playing the the backyard for about 40 minutes. I think we both needed a day to stop and catch up!

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    It's probably all a delayed reaction... from all the stress and change he's had in the past several weeks. Things have change drastically for him ! And I'm sure he is just catching up on his sleep now. He's probably settling in a bit now, and feeling more comfortable.....

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    Hopefully its just the stress of the move. Mambo only eats 2 cups of food a day. So I wouldn't worry to much.

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    Thanks...he shows no signs of anything wrong...still loves to play and greets me like no tomorrow when I come home. Poop normal and demeanor is the same. Plus with unpacking and all the activities that come with a move I am trying to keep as much of a routine as I can. He shows no signs of boredom or anything like that.

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    He's a year old and starting to calm down? Wow, my two "yahoos" (ages 2 1/2) are still full of P and V. I just finished chasing both of them to get my flip-flop back. As soon as I got close to one, she would hand off to the other and off he would go. I look forward to the calm days...

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    He may be ready to go to twice a day feedings. My two are both fed twice a day--1 1/2 cups each meal.
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    Sounds like Tal is adjusting really well. How is Midnight doing? Kitties usually have a tougher time with new locations.

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    Like Jeffersonsmom, I also feed Sammi 1 1/2 cups twice a day. I think I made the switch around 10 months or so. I also noticed Sammi settled way down around 1yr.! Also like others have said with the recent move and all, Tal is probably trying to catch up on his beauty sleep, as if he needed it he is such a cutie ;D

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    Tal may just be adjusting to the move, the long trip, the new place, etc. Then again, you may be lucky and he really is settling down!
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    Well just remember calm is a relative term! lol. Believe me if he sees me with the chuckit and ball in hand I'd better be ready to go play. Still he is noticeably less hyper than he was two months ago.

    And when I am off for long periods especially we stay pretty busy. Today has basically beed a relaxing restful day. I've been to church, and during the week I am at school a bit, run errands, that kind of thing. So he doesn't get upset anymore when I leave. The first day or two here he would bark a bit before I could get out the door, but since then he's been like he was in Memphis.

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    Sounds like Tal is adjusting really well. How is Midnight doing? Kitties usually have a tougher time with new locations.
    I think Midnight is doing ok. Although, she would rather eat Tal's dogfood than her own! Not sure what that is about. When I just make sure there is never any dogfood in Tal's bowl when she is around unless he is already eating! I know both of them are probably still adjusting a bit but they are doing much better than I thought they would. Especially Midnight.

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