What happens when you bring a new cat into the family? Not sure how Ms. Spooky is going to take this when she finds out. Even if she was also an adopt-a-cat. See how spoiled she is now. BTW, Spooky is a Chantilly.
We found some cats that might be her younger cousins. Three cats were on the job site my husband is currently working. He and his foreman have grown attached to these homeless, perhaps feral, CHANTILLY cats. Same breed as Spooky. The men started out bringing some cat food to work. The littlest cat was the friendliest. Always begging for attention and petty. But before they could secrete that one away, the owners of the property captured it and took it to a local humane society where it is sure to be put down.
The men became so distraught that the other two cats would meet this fate, they borrowed, without asking me or telling me, Ms. Spooky’s cat carrier. Today, they showed up with one of the other cats. They had caught both of them, but the oldest is very good at outwitting humans. His self-preservation instinct if finely honed. He somehow managed to lift the heater vent cover, leap into the duct, and get outside. LOL. Pretty darned clever, if you ask me. Okay, no one asked.
So, we put the captured one, who is about half the size of Ms. Spooky, into our storage room with some food and water and a litter box. Later, when I went out to check on the poor, terrified kitty, she/he seemed to have disappeared. When my guy got home, he was sure it had somehow slipped past me and escaped. No matter how many times I tried to explain to him that that couldn’t have happened, he just didn’t quite believe me.
Until he found her or him (we don’t know which) hiding in a box that had another box angled across the top. The cat let us pet it and even, finally, mewed a bit at us. It had been eating food, but not using the litter box yet. I’m praying it knows how and will use it. Also that it doesn’t have fleas or some other awful problem that Spooky might inherit.
It’s going to be an interesting next few days at our house. For sure. Ms. Spooky is totally spoiled and kind of anti-social around other cats. Hmm. At least, now I’m glad I got Ms. Spooky her shots, even if she didn’t have the best reaction to them. I’ll keep you updated as this unfolds.
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