|Purred: Fri Feb 18, '11 1:41pm PST |
|Ideally, it's best to set you up with a small territory that contains everything you need. Your own little space to grow comfortable in. From there you can adjust to the smells, sounds, and routine of your house. I, Sweets and Taag all spent our first days here with the bathroom all to ourselves. Once we were comfortable in there we wanted to explore the rest of the house.
Taag, thought she wanted to explore the rest of the house, but was quickly overwhelmed by all of the unfamiliar territory presented before her. She went from the bathroom to under the bed. The humans left her alone but would sit in the bedroom, reading out loud from books to her. Taag got used to their voices and viewed them as nonthreatening parts of her life. Gradually they engaged her in play when she'd venture out. (Wand type toys are perfect for play without direct interaction)
You'll get used to your new home and Mom, it's just a matter of doing it according to your own timetable (which nobody but you knows.)
As for the lump on your tummy. Generally speaking soft lumps are better than hard lumps, but it's really hard (and I wouldn't dare) to guess without actually seeing you, what it is.
Some great suggestions have been already presented. I agree that it's a great idea to speak to the veterinarian that PAWS uses. Ollie had to have had an intake exam.
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