Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Karen Jo: Sorry, Bambino. I was greatly affected by Austin's running off to the Bridge. Then I got involved with my income taxes and that along with the return of winter really got my spirits down. I'm OK now and will start blogging more again.
Bambino: I love this nifty cushion. See all those papers? I pushed them all off on the floor the other day. I'm good at pushing things off.
Karen Jo: I've noticed. The last three mornings I have been awakened by loud crashes.
Bambino: It gets your attention and I get hungry in the mornings. I guess I should tell you how I got here. Several months ago a nice lady found me as a tiny kitten wandering around on a busy street in Santa Fe. She took me home and took care of me, but when she discovered that I was FeLV+ she had to keep me in a playpen most of the time to keep me from infecting the cat who was already there and started looking for a new home for me. She was a volunteer for Felines & Friends, who rescued Austin and Rocio. There were plans made to pair me with Rocio, but then Austin came along and they were perfect together, so I had to wait. When Mom first brought me home and put me down in the living room in the carrier, no cat hissed at me, not even Oja. Things soon changed.
I noticed right away that Rocio and Spyro were both bigger than I was and Oja was stockier and stronger, so I decided that it was best to stay in the safe room for a few days. Monday, I stuck my head out of my room and promptly got hissed at by Rocio, so I scurried back into hiding.
Karen Jo: I was surprised that Rocio hissed at you. He had never hissed at any cat before. I think he was still missing Austin a whole lot.
Bambino: Monday evening, I crept out into the hall in slink mode and Oja growled at me, so I ran back into my room again. Tuesday morning and afternoon, I ventured out just a little, but when running back to my room when I got hissed or growled at. By Tuesday night, I had figured out that these bigger cats were all talk and no action, so I came out and stayed out. I spent part of Tuesday night on Mom's bed, until Oja got hissed off that I thought I could sleep ON Mom instead of beside her.
Karen Jo: Bambino may not be the Sultan of Swat, but he is the Prince of Pounce. He loves pouncing Spyro and Rocio. From some yowls I have heard, he may have even pounced Oja. I know that Rocio has been teasing Oja by jumping up the foot or side of the bed and taking a swat at her, then running away. As a side note, I filed my application to adopt Bambino yesterday. There is just a little more paperwork to do and he will be an official member of the family.