Xanadu is doing well. He was moved to the library - with its greater space, comfy couch, bookcases to play around and window - and is enjoying himself there. I had to wait until I was sure he would use the litter-box. He used it for the first time in the bathroom while I was with him. Later, he used it further, including for solid waste. That proven, he was promoted to the library.
He is very active. It is difficult to take a picture of him that isn’t blurry; difficult to hold him - though he is very friendly, he needs to be on the go most of the time - and difficult to evaluate him for dirty ears, long claws, and other health issues. Fortunately, he seems in very good shape. With a friend’s help, I was able to cut Xanadu’s claws, though I trimmed one too shortly and he bled. I felt bad; he didn’t seem to feel it, though, and it didn’t slow him down.
He appears to calm when he is alone: coming into the library, I have caught him more than once relaxing on the heated towel on the couch, and a couple of times looking out the window. He enjoys the view he has now, and also likes exploring behind the bookcases.
My new guest also likes the toys that are strewn about the Cosy Apartment, unlike the other lazy beggars who populate the residence. I’ve brought a number of toys into the library for his entertainment, and he seems to have chosen a favourite, one of a pair of fat, grey mice. He will bat it around the legs of the bookcases, and periodically lose it too far under the same furniture. (The pictures here are of terrible quality, taken of a speedily-moving object in poor light.)
On Tuesday, I will end this long, slender stick-boy’s quarantine and introduce him to the perma-cats. I doubt that they will welcome the newcomer, but I fancy it will be a better relationship than the oldsters had with the Former Felons, whom they may not have recognised as their own species. That, of course, may not make a difference, but I’m hoping there will be some concession to similar dna. Trying to explain genetics to Tucker, however, is an up-hill battle…
He is so cute; I can't believe anyone would have abandoned him. He reminds me of a lion cub.ReplyDelete
Best of luck with the introductions. I hope you can find a way to break the news gently to Neville...
Xanadu is adorbs!ReplyDelete
Reminds me of when Chili Bruce door-dashed, and ran up the staircase in a flash...only to run straight into Sweetie who was 1/3 of the way down the stairs, awaiting her breakfast. Hissing on both sides, and CB was back down in a hot second, hoping to get back to safety!
I think he's just so adorable. I hope the intros go well, and even more, I hope he finds a wonderful forever home soon. 💖ReplyDelete
Great news that he is litter box trained and moved into a warm andReplyDelete
fun filled room.
He is so cute!! I'm sure there will be some hissing when he meets the perma-cats, but I'm also sure that in time everyone will adapt. Please let us know how the introductions go. I love the photos - especially the two top ones.ReplyDelete
Moewza, it looks like Xanadu is settling in nicely. 'Can't wait to see how he interacts with his furry family members.ReplyDelete
It is nice to see him having fun in the library. I hope the introductions go well.ReplyDelete
He is just so adorable and has the sweetest face!ReplyDelete
He is a cutie and sounds like a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
he looks furry happeeReplyDelete
HeHe! Goodness! He's lovely! :)ReplyDelete
And what a lovely colour to..!
Look forward to next Tuesday! :o).
He is so handsome. His color reminds me of Raleigh (whom I will always miss)- not his pattern though of course. He had to have gotten out accidentally as he shows all the signs of being a treasured pet. Please don't think the motion taken pictures of him are in any way not enjoyed. They brought me a lot of smiles seeing his activity and happiness. More when you can please, and no one cares if they are a little blurred. That's what fast boys do! Speed around.ReplyDelete
dood....just rememburr all iz good while on de inn side lookin out...ReplyDelete
cat father....HA !!!!! wait til yur dad heerz ewe eggz plane quantum physics two de newbie... ☺☺☺
What a beautiful boy! He'll probably drive the older cats crazy with his antics but he'll be fun.ReplyDelete
The Perma Cats will be very interested in this fellow due to his energy and we hope Tucker will take some notes to study at leisureReplyDelete