Saturday, March 13, 2010
Another New Addition To Our family
Our cat, Chisel, needs someone to play with, a friend and companion, so we decided to acquire another kitten. You can read about Chisel in a previous post "Lost and Found".
I placed an ad on kijiji for a young cat, less than about a year old that is neutered, not declawed and short haired with a sweet personality, either gender. I got a few answers to my ad. The first one was just around the corner from us, right here in town, so I gave them a call. They dropped this little girl off at our place today.
She is about 6 months old, spayed and even micro-chipped. She is, of course, scared to death right now and will need some time to adjust to her new home. Poor Chisel is very interested in her but she is afraid of him and is spitting and clawing at him when he comes near. He is complaining about this, loudly, at present. He doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body and just wants to be friends. I am sure they will be great buddies when she settles down. Chisel forgets that he spent his entire first day with us hiding under the couch.
She has been here for a couple of hours now and she and Chisel are still keeping their distance, she sptting at him and he complaining about it. I do hope they get to be good friends! I am a little worried about it right now but we are willing to give her time to settle in here and accept him.
We adopted a set of wild kittens that were about 6 weeks old once. They had never been around people before. They spit and growled at us, at first. It was only about two weeks before they climbed up our legs to snuggle in our lap every time we sat down and cried at the bedroom door to sleep with us. Young ones adapt very quickly. We hope she will too.
Posted by Sheryl at Providence Acres at 11:50 AM