Parker’s integration may be as far advanced as it is going to get. He and Tucker still exchange blows at times, and their fights can become quite heated, so I must supervise them. The other cats vary in their reactions to the sturdy boy. Sometimes there is little discord and there are scenes such as this.
Renn seems least bothered by my orange foster-boy. Periodically, he will hiss at him; other times, he will sniff noses and walk away. He seems undisturbed by Parker’s presence while snoozing. Parker, for his part, seems content to live under such conditions. He doesn’t try to push himself on the others, and, though he avoids them sometimes, is not frightened by them.
While he still lives in the library by himself when I am absent or asleep, Parker is not, I believe, unhappy. He is always glad to be released from what I consider to be his mild solitary confinement, and though his integration may have reached a plateau, I am gratified that it has been successful enough to result in this: Parker, leaning against his favourite animal.
I wish we could get to this point with Angel, Manny and CB. We are working toward it, knowing that we may have months or years ahead.ReplyDelete
I am glad Parker is doing well. Great shot of 4 kitties on the bed.ReplyDelete
Oh this pleases me so much. You do such dedicated caring work for the beasts always and they are loving that and you.ReplyDelete
I see the Princess is up on the pillow...solitary in her sovereignty. And Parker leaning against hs favorite animal just really makes me smile.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, the picture of all three of them on the bed is SOOO cute <3ReplyDelete
I love the photos, (especially the last one). Unfortunately, sometimes cats in a multi-cat household never become "best friends", and the best you can hope for is that they can tolerate each other. But the important thing is that the cats happy, well taken care of, and loved.ReplyDelete
Yes, I think we've reached the end of the progress but, as Kari states below, things can change unexpectedly.Delete
Roberta put it well. Certainly I never reached that point with Nicki and Annie, so I think you've done extraordinarily well with Parker and his housemates.ReplyDelete
They all look relaxed and comfortable on the bed, though I do see that Cammie has the Princess position on the pillows. The same litter black brothers I had a few years ago would fight hammer and tongs sometimes, and the fur would fly. A few minutes later they would curl up together again. So even litter mates will fight all out sometimes.ReplyDelete
parker; knot takin sidez heer coz we iz friendz with everee one but we haz seen de cat father in act shun.....ya dont wanna mezz with him.......just sayin ~~~ ♥♥♥♥☺☺☺ReplyDelete
Don’t give up on kitty “détente”. It happens and always under the oddest of circumstances. Love seeing the cats together.ReplyDelete
My new adoptee suffered a neurological event and lost much of the control of his back legs. Two days in intensive care and dr’s visits have him walking enough to get to his food and box. Large doses of prednisolone and gabapentin, and he a happy boy.. He’s not most likely 9. He’s probably 14.
Thank goodness your new fellow has you to look after him. He couldn't be in better care. Was it a stroke? Did it happene after you adopted him? It must have been very frightening for both of you. Let me know how he progresses.Delete
I had my boy for a week and a half or so before the event occurred. Vets seems to think it is something spinal but tests show nothing. He’s a buoyant soul. By the way, his names is Parker!Delete
Look at Cammie on the pillow. I love the photo of the four sleeping.ReplyDelete
I just needed Tucker to complete the picture but he is very wary of Parker at such proximity. Besides, he was snoozing at the top of the taller cat-tree in the sitting room, I happen to know.Delete
Good on you Parker - looks like you are fitting in so well, and we like the last photo too. Miss Pops likes to sleep on my feet or shoes too.ReplyDelete
Julie and Poppy Q
Learned about your blog from Eastside Cats! We have a foster fail who we have to put in time out every so often. But he's gotten better about it. Our tortie just won't drop her 'tude with him! :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you for coming over, Chatties. It definitely isn't all Parker's fault here.Delete
Oh I'm glad they're doing well :) I think they all look so relaxed and cosy during the nap :)ReplyDelete
Sometimes they can look quite angelic...Delete