Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Next Stage

Yesterday, I decided to take Horace’s integration to the next stage. While he is out of the library most of the time that I am present and awake, except for mealtimes, when his hunger for food may be disruptive to the oldsters, I had yet to give him his freedom while I am asleep. That was done last night.


I usually leave such a step for a weekend; if the results deprive me of sleep, I can at least nap the following day. But things seemed to be progressing well, and I thought our ivory boy might make more noise being sequestered than not. So I didn’t send him to bed.



The night was quiet. It was almost silent, though when I woke at one point, Horace thought the morning (ie. breakfast-time) had come. He quickly realised his error, and everyone went back to bed. There were no fights or even, so far as I could hear (and I wake very swiftly upon hearing any cat-trouble), hissing or growling. When I rose, Horace was lying on the dining table, and jumped off to greet me. (He may have slept there. He so far has shown a preference for the hard tops of book-cases, the dining chair without a cushion, and the table.)


Today, Horace is isolated in the library until my return from work, as he will be tomorrow. I think I will take his integration to the next phase on Monday, and allow him freedom around the clock. My newcomer is settling in to the Cosy Apartment quite well.


13 comments:

  1. He's such a sweet boy. Hopefully, your quiet night is a sign that the others are beginning to realize that.

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  2. How absolutely delightful to hear all went quietly during the night. I bet he will filled with curiosity to be out and about all the time.

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  3. I ambusting to know what will happen. Seriously. And that last picture is a triple winner. HANDSOME!

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  4. This is terrific! This seems to be the easiest and quickest integration yet, at least as far as I can recall. Fingers crossed that all continues to go well!

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  5. It sounds like things are going really well - Horace has no problem being with the other cats and the other cats seem to be accepting Horace.

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  6. He is doing so good, such a sweet guy!

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  7. Things seem to be progressing swiftly and very well. Let's hope it keeps going that way. Horace sure is a handsome mancat!

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  8. Ah! Bless! He seems very much at home
    already..hopefully all will still be a happy
    home after the weekend...! :).

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  9. Very good news! Next up, convincing Hector that Horace will make a great tussle partner. :)

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  10. Such a great update! Horace is doing really well (and so is everyone else)!

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