Noah rescued animals before the Flood, and now it's his turn to be rescued, though this time, Noah is the animal.
Noah the cat is my new houseguest. He was in foster-care but had to leave his previous refuge. This was not due to Noah’s actions or behaviour. He is, in fact, a rambunctiously affectionate fellow. He cannot get enough attention right now, and I feel bad that I have to go to work and leave him alone all day. But then, I feel that about my perma-cats.
Noah is confined to the parlour right now. He enjoys playing, so far as I can tell. He bats around the ubiquitous fuzzy mice and tries to get at the cord of my window-blinds. He burrows into towels and blankets, so I’ve removed the heating pad from the parlour couch. I thought he might enjoy the warmth afforded thereby, but likes making piles of the towels more. He kept the towels; the heating pad just seemed to be in his way.
He’s a clean cat and knew right away the purpose of the litter-box. His appetite is good; I’ve started him on Merrick brand soft-food, which he seems to enjoy, though it may be the novelty factor more than real enjoyment. We’ll see.
He can’t get enough attention. He rolls and twists and bumps my hand. He stands on his hind legs to reach my fingers and grabs me with his paws to drag my palm down to his head. He’ll settle down once he realises that affection isn’t a one-time display.
In the meanwhile, the perma-cats are banished from the parlour. This bothers Cammie the most. Noah may not be with me for long - another foster-home may be available - but as anyone who has fostered animals knows, such a situation is indefinite; he may be with me for a short time or a long time. If the latter, I will start to integrate Noah with the others. Cammie was able to re-claim the parlour when Kola started venturing out of it, so the case may be similar now.
For the moment, Noah will get used to his new surroundings. He has more room than in his former foster-home, plentiful food and water, a private bathroom and scenery. He can relax and feel safe.