Minuet continues to do well. I now let the other cats go into the library if they want, though under supervision; it’s really the only way Min will become accustomed to their presence. I must balance this, however, with the need for her to retain a safe room. She does come out of the library now and then, but when she encounters one of the other beasts, she starts growling and wailing, and retreats to the library. I’m not worried about this, as this is normal behaviour for a new cat, especially, I imagine, an old one used to having her own way. The others, for their part, don’t seem to have any hostility or resentment toward the newcomer, just curiosity. That in itself, though, is something that must be watched and restrained to an extent.
Madame continues to surprise me with her robustness. She climbs to the top of the smaller bookcase every day, snoozing there, or using it as a spot from which to view the world through the library window. But she has climbed even higher, and takes the taller bookcases as her vantage points, too.
I intend to have buy a cat-tree to place in the library, to enable Minuet to ascend and descend to her spots more easily. Though she may be able to reach those places now, I can’t help but think the climb is a bit of a strain on her old joints. And coming down may be simpler, but there are unavoidable jolts involved in letting gravity assist you. I want to have the tree custom-made, as I feel the platforms on a standard cat-tree are too distantly spaced.
My new resident is eating and drinking well, and using the litter-boxes as she should. I will use Cat-attract litter for her from now on, though if the day comes when she roams freely throughout the apartment and uses the other litter-boxes without issue, I may cease to buy it. I find it an ordeal to scoop, since one doesn’t scoop this clay litter so much as one chisels it. But if it helps Min hit her target every time, then it is worth the effort.
She's a climber, she's a doer, she's a lovely cat with a great roomReplyDelete
of her own! Soon maybe to have a tree of her own. Only hope she then
uses it instead of the bookcase jumping. You just never know how
a cat will go.
Way to go, Minuet!ReplyDelete
Your bubble of comfort seems to be expanding, and we too are amazed by your climbing.
Min is so cute. She reminds me of a miniature lion.ReplyDelete
It's such a happy surprise that she's doing so well in her new home.
Way to go Minuet! Her climbing ability is quite impressive. Are you sure she's not part mountain goat?? :-)ReplyDelete
She looks so happy and stress free which may help explain her litter box habits now. Good for her, and good for you!ReplyDelete
She climbs better than Derry. It's great to see her doing so well in her new home. ❤️ReplyDelete
Min is remarkable with her agility for her age. She has adapted very well.ReplyDelete
Min, that look on your face in the last picture! Tat was an old lady look if I ever saw one. Querulous. If I was able, I'd go to you and ask permission of you to pick you up and love all over you.ReplyDelete
She really is a cutie gal and I'm glad she's branching out to new heights!ReplyDelete
I agree with Katie Isabella, that look in the last photo is the old lady look. Though I'm thinking more along the lines of don't bug me!ReplyDelete
Aww, we love to read and see this. Good for Min the tree dweller!ReplyDelete
Look at that elderly female go!!! I'm amazed at how well she is adapting to her new life. Her old life must have been so distressful. So glad she is at the cosy apt.:-)ReplyDelete
minuet ....984 paws up that dad iz gonna build a custom tree for ewe; we just ask that for de love oh cod; it endz up bee in... BURD FREE ~~~~ ;) ♥3ReplyDelete
She must love those climbing games, and the rewards at the top are worth it for her! I imagine she feels safer up there so she can see everything below her.ReplyDelete