November 30th 2005 8:40 am
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I've got a new family, all my own. Well, I'm sharing them with Ginger Baker, but we have a new house and a new family!!!! And I'm going to be an inside kitty. I don't know what I think about that just yet, but I'm going to give it my best shot.
Last night my foster mom talked to me about a litter box - what it is and how I need to use it. I guess I'll be forced to use it eventually and I guess I'll even get used to it.
It doesn't seem like the best day of my life right now, but my foster mom tells me that it is a reason to celebrate. All I know is that I'm pretty scared right now and so is Ginger Baker. My foster mom tells me that once we settle down and settle in, that we're going to be very, very happy. I hope she's right! We have a dog brother named Bo, he's an Australian Shepherd (I like dogs!), a two legged brother named Tyler and a two legged sister named Olivia. She's a little person, but she's not loud and she doesn't move too fast. I'm sure that very soon I'm going to love her very much. My new mom, Kelle, is really nice. She's gentle and reassuring and she's trying very, very hard to make us feel safe. I know that she loves us already.
My foster mom sent things with us from our old house, so that we'll feel more secure and have some familiar stuff with us. I hope I get used to our new house and family soon because I am really ready to start my new life. I'll let you all know how it's going!!!
November 25th 2005 7:58 am
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Well, I've spent several nights in the house now - not all in a row, though. I have to say that I'm getting used to this being in the house thing. I still like to go outside, but inside is nice too. It's warm and it's dry and I get LOTS of cuddles! Today I laid in my foster mom's lap for a long time, getting my head and neck petted. And guess what??? I got a handsome new collar and name tag. I didn't know what to think about it at first, but my foster mom explained that I should wear the collar and tag so that people know I belong to someone. That's a good feeling...to know that I belong to someone. I like the sound of that! Mr. Whiskers's mom is still talking about adopting me and I hope that she does so that I can still see my foster mom since I'll only live right next door :o)
This has been a really good week for me! Turkey for dinner last night, coming in the house this morning for pets and cuddles, and getting a handsome new collar...not much more a kitty could ask for! I think I am going to get used to being a house kitty. Thanks, mom, for taking it slowly with me and showing me how great it can be to spend time in the house.
November 21st 2005 5:45 am
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Last night was a REALLY big night for me! I slept in the house for the first time. I'm still trying to sort out exactly how I feel about it. Let me tell you what happened.
First, let me say that, as far as my foster mom knows, I've been an outside kitty all my life. She has a dog house for me on the patio with lots of nice, fluffy blankets in it so that I have a place to go when it's cold and wet, but I don't sleep in it. She puts my food in there, all the way in the back corner, and I'll go in there to eat, but I don't know why I won't sleep in there! I guess since she put me in the big carrier and took me to the vet, I'm a little wary of boxy looking places! Who knows, she might close the door and take me to get my hoo-hoos cut off again! That wasn't all that fun.
The lady who lives next door, Mr. Whiskers's mom, tells my foster mom that she's thinking about adopting me and she lets me come in her house sometimes, but she always leaves the door open and me and Whiskers come in and out. So I have been in a house before.
Last night it was raining hard and mom didn't put food out for me before she went to her mom's house. When she came home, it was raining and she called me to come eat. I let her know that I was interested in coming in the house to get out of the rain, so she slid the screen open and I came in. When she went to close the screen, I ran back out, but she opened it again, and I came back in. She had to try a couple of times to close the screen before she could get it closed without me running out...hahaha! I did sit at the screen and cry for a couple of minutes because I didn't know what to do. After a few minutes, though, I settled down. I even sat beside mom on the couch and let her pet me and pet me and pet me. I didn't act all crazy in the house like she thought I might. I am, after all, a civilized cat!
I have to admit that I was still nervous in the house. Mom showed me the litter box, but I'm not really sure what I think about that thing! Sometime during the night I found the best hiding spot! Mom has what she calls a trundle bed in her extra bedroom and I discovered how to get between the bottom mattress and the bed frame. When mom got up this morning, I didn't really want to come out, but eventually I did. She opened both doors to let me outside, but each time I ran and hid. I wouldn't eat any of the food she put out for me, so finally she carried me in her arms and took me outside. I ate right away out there and she told me I can come back in the house if I want to, but I'm still a little hesitant! She held the door open for me and I thought about going back in, but decided to stay outside for a while. Maybe later today or tonight, I'll take her up on that invitation. I think that I just might be able to get used to this coming in the house thing, it's really not half bad!! But in the mean time, I've got rounds to make and things to check on in the 'hood.