Neville is going to be a bit of a challenge to me, I think, in several ways.
Just giving him needles for his insulin is tough because his skin is so thin, and he has no fat, so I don’t know if I am getting the needle in or not; that means I have to fuss more with him than I did with Parker. That in turn makes him impatient and squirmy. I hope to perform a ‘curve’ on the Thin Man(cat) this Saturday; I’ll see then how he behaves under constant poking.
Neville’s going to be slow to integrate, I think, but it’ll happen. He dislikes the sight of the other cats, but that may change when he is actually in the same room with them for some time and they ignore him. I have brought him into the bedroom to spend time with him there, but he has now started crawling under the bed.
On the positive side, my new guest chose to spend some time on my lap last night, which he hasn’t done since his first visit with me. He was also looking out the library window. He has mastered the bedroom window, but from where he sat on the library couch, he could not see out the room’s window, so he may have been unaware of its purpose. I placed him on the bookcase under it, and he caught on.
The part of the plan that called for Nev to be examined by a veterinary has been moved up. He may be going in the next week or two, rather than in a month or six weeks. This will let the rescue-group know if there are any problems facing his health that we have not uncovered, and will allow us better to define our plans for him.
In the meantime, I will continue to assure him that he is safe and has a home for as long as he needs one. He may, despite all the other cats, eventually choose to believe me.