Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tuxie Tuesday Times Two
Karen Jo: So far she has come out to eat up two portions of Stinky Goodness and the last time I went in, I got down on the floor and she came over to me for petting. She hasn't told me her name yet, but all sorts of names keep popping into my head, like Emma, Lucy, Jennifer and Irma. It will take some time, I guess, but a name will eventually stick. She really purrs up a storm. She hasn't used the litter box, yet, but I don't really know how often cats go. She let me pick her up and put her in the litter box, but she hopped right out again. I don't smell anything untoward, so I guess she just hasn't needed the box yet. Herman spends time sitting outside her door and wants to go in every time I open the door. I don't think that the getting used to each other time is going to be very long at all, but I will try very hard not to rush it.
Karen Jo: I wouldn't do that to you, Herman.
My scratching post and my Starlight Turbo Scratcher and some of my toys disappeared into there.
Karen Jo: You hardly ever use your scratching post and you only use the scratcher part of your Turbo Scratcher. I didn't take any of your favorite toys, either. You still have your cardboard scratcher.
Mom got up at way-too-early this morning and used the litter box room and got me my breakfast, but I knew something was up when she didn't go back to bed. I got a little nervous when my PTU came out and Mom put a fresh towel in it, but she shut it back up empty, so I relaxed again. Then my foster Mom showed up and I got a bit nervous again. Almost every time my foster Mom comes over I end up at the vet, so now I avoid her. Then Mom and foster Mom went away for a while and when they came back, my PTU wasn't empty any more. Mom put the PTU on the floor in the living room and something in it meowed! I meowed back and got an answer from the PTU, so I went over to investigate. There was a kitty in there. She backed away from the door, but I got a good sniff of her. Neither one of us hissed or growled. Then Mom and foster Mom took the PTU into the safe room and opened the door of the carrier. I was really torn between wanting to keep my distance from my foster Mom, just in case, and seeing what was going on.
Karen Jo: I'll take over for a while, as Herman stayed a ways down the hall. His new sister is a gorgeous black and white tuxie with golden eyes. She has medium long fur. She was a bit shy of coming out of the PTU at first, but came out when I put some Stinky Goodness in her dish. She also had fresh water and Kitten Chow waiting for her. She munched some Kitten Chow and drank a little water. Herman's foster Mom had to leave, so I walked her to her car and forgot to close the door of the safe room. When I got back, the little girl was back in the carrier and Herman was drinking her water. As I stepped into the room, Herman approached her food dish and she let out a little, very lady-like, growl. I evicted Herman and stayed with her a bit, but she stayed in the carrier. I guess Herman gave her just a little scare. I left her alone for a while and when I returned, she had discovered Herman's mancat cave. I sat on the couch and reached down and scratched the carpet and she came out to meet me. She wanted to be petted. She is a little shy. She will let me pet her for a while, then she goes back into the cave, then comes out for more. She even rolls over for a belly rub. Her purr motor went into high gear. I am so used to Herman's almost inaudible purr that it sounds loud to me, but I think it is probably just normal volume. I am going in and visiting for a few minutes every hour or so. Herman spent nearly an hour outside the door to the safe room when she first arrived, but now he is just going about his daily business, though he does go check the door every once in a while. He is always waiting for me there when I come out and has darted in again a couple of times. I think Herman likes her and is eager to make her acquaintance. She is quite a bit smaller than he is and I think she is just a tiny bit afraid of him. Pictures will have to wait until she feels secure enough to come all the way out of the ladycat (?) cave into the light.