Ohh, what wonderful news!! Congratulations not only to you and Anita, but to Miss Blue; she couldn't have found a better family to belong in.
The boys needed another female to keep them in line. Let the worshiping begin! lol
Very pretty. We love our neighbor's long-haired sealpoint.
As Blue is showing interest in exploring the house, has already had a couple of good walks about the bedroom level, let her lead the way this morning downstairs.
I thought both boy cats were down caller, closed that door.
Blue had a real thorough 30 - 35 minutes exploring the main floor. Found the boys' catnip laden scratch pad and spent several minutes in bliss there.
She did have a face to face with Buff, who was on one of the kitchen chairs where I didn't see him. They exchanged pretty subdued hisses and growls, made absolutely no move toward a physical confrontation. Buff was a good boy, did not do his usual aggressive sideways stance with back hair and tail all puffed up. He even sat down on his haunches and lowered his voice even more.
Day 6: Had the door open to the nursery. Mr Cooper came in to look over what is usually his room.
Miss Blue had been enjoying catnip again and was just watching him without editorial content.
He even walked within a foot or so of her to go investigate the kitty tree.
As he had his face stuck in the porthole of the cave, Blue snuck up behind him to get a sniff. When he felt her, he turned his head and hissed, which he does at Anita when he gets startled.
After Blue ran past him and jumped up on the box I have so she can look out the window, he was back to making kitten mews at her.
All in all, a very encouraging encounter.
Congrats on miss Blue always nice to see a senior given a second chance As you know my Sami is Himalayan so their similar in appearance. I’m currently introducing cat #6 to my gang, a stray found out freezing , she’s a beautiful Tortie I’m naming her Gemma, think I’m a bit touched in the head adding another. My Nemo is in late stage renal failure so it’s up to him if she’s allowed to stay, don’t want to stress him out
3 good developments...
1.) Blue jumped up on the couch yesterday and lay against my leg for about 10 minutes while accepting ear scritches
2.) Last night, she jumped up on the bed and snuggled for close to half an hour, purring up a storm.
These two are good, as her previous people did not allow her in the bedroom, nor on the furniture.
I will not think ill of them. Different folks have their way of relating to pets.
3.) This morning, she let me pick her up, briefly. No panic or complaint, but could tell when enough was enough.
This'll come in handy Friday when I have to get her in the carrier for a trip to the vet. She's overdue for her annual.
Miss Blue had a good vet visit today. She was very friendly to these new people, let them handle her, purred up a storm. Learned that her birthday is 26 August 2006.
She looked good on most everything from the physical exam, except a bit of tartar and gingivitis. Vet recommended trying to get her to let us brush her teeth, or try kitty dental treats.
Blue weighs 9 1/2# and is in good condition.
3 weeks and a day :-)
Dr Dorsch, the vet, called with the results of her senior blood panel. 100% in the pink!
All blood counts and enzyme numbers (thyroid, kidney, liver...) right in the center of normal levels.
This Morning's Blue Report: "Hold still, dammit!"
Miss Blue was trying to get a butt sniff in on Buff, who was trying to be interested in the kibble. She'd move in, he'd shift, she'd hiss...went on for a good 5 minutes before he held still, she got her investigation completed, hissed again and scampered away.
I think Princess is on the way to accepting the boys as her new brothers/servants.
She is also an affectionate little thing, knows her name and runs up to you for pets.
Missy B is definitely an Alpha Cat, has been chasing the boys. Luckily, they do not fight back, but drop into a submissive pose or run away most of the time. Once in a while, Cooper will bop her back, but no claws. Have not seen any fur tufts around.
I think another week or so of sorting out the social structure.
Miss Blue did have couch time this morning.
Buff was crying at the door to the deck, so I got my shoes on to let him have some Outside time. Buff headed down the stairs to have grass time. He had about 15 minutes of walking around chewing grass.
Much to my surprise, Miss Blue scampered out the door, too. Blue gave the deck a thorough investigation. Did not seek to hide, which I was told her reaction to being outside might be. Anita came out and watched her while I went down to the yard, stayed out about 5 minutes.
Miss Blue is definitely Queen of the House, and is finding snuggling on the couch, laying by the side of my leg, is a new favorite hobby. She is such an affectionate little creature. I know that is a reflection of the way Patrick and Karen (her previous people) cared for her.
We were told that Blue is deathly afraid of being Outside. She is not, did a full Miss teia patrol of the yard this afternoon. Posted a couple pictures. Mr Buff was outside keeping an eye on her. They had a few close encounters, but no aggressive behavior from her.
That's all pretty cute, especially the surveillance.
Yes watch her very close please....I use a harness and leash when I take mine out in the backyard, they are so quick and it’d be heartbreaking to lose any of our pet kids
I knew you’d have it covered! ..have her wear the harness around the house, she’ll soon get used to the feel of it. Lucky you having some visitor rabbits <3
Seven Weeks Today...Miss Blue is sleeping next to me on the couch.
She's a little less aggressive towards Buff, but she and Cooper are still at loggerheads.
When Anita came home for lunch, said the Realtor was putting up a for sale sign on Blue's former house. The MacRaes are moving south for better climate, which will not tax their health so much.