Everyone survived. Today was Horace’s first day of unrestricted – and unsupervised - freedom in the apartment. I let Iv’ry stay out this morning, instead of locking him in the library. There were no signs of bloodshed, or even of conflict, when I returned home. I am sure that he and Hector had words, perhaps accompanied by whapping, but it was clearly nothing serious.
I can’t write that Hec and Horace are becoming friends. Hector still runs at Horace, stalks and jumps at him. But it’s nothing violent. Hector just wants to annoy the newcomer, to show him who’s boss. Nonetheless, the two youngsters are living together well enough for me not to worry.
Horace is learning the routines here in the Cosy Apartment. He is getting to know about meal-times, though he whines about not having enough soft-food. He is enjoying the screen door to the ditch, where he can lie on the carpetted shelf and watch the birds. He periodically climbs onto my lap for a snooze, and loves his chest-rubs.
As well, he is sleeping next to me on the bed at night. Then again, he is sleeping in what is usually Hector’s spot. It’s no wonder the Little Turk is upset with the new boy.
Horace will go to the doctor tomorrow. I and the rescue-group are a little concerned with his eyes. They are running with thick, reddish goop. I don’t believe it’s anything serious, and may be chronic, but we will have the veterinary look at them, anyway, along with Horace’s ears, mouth and general physique.
All in all, however, I am pleased with the way things are going here and – knock wood so as not to jinx anything – hope that they will continue as they are, and maybe even improve.
It looks like Horace is getting acclimated to the Cosy Apartment and the other cats. Please keep us posted about how the vet appointment goes tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Hope da vet appointment goes well!ReplyDelete
I am glad all is going smoothly. Even Hector is sleeping close to him. I hope something as simple as eye drops will sort his eyes out.ReplyDelete
I would say that Hector just wants to establish the fact that he was there first and can run the show. Otherwise it does look like you've got news about the both of them tolerating each other quite well. Hope you get the eye problem figured out and that it is nothing too serious.ReplyDelete
Knock on wood indeed! Good luck with the vet appointment; whatever the issue, I hope it's easily treated.ReplyDelete
Horace...I hope it is a simple matter to clear the eyes. Hector..send me a p-mail about what you think...ReplyDelete
We hope Horace's vet visit for his goopy eyes brings only good news.ReplyDelete
Hope his eyes are OK. I am glad he is adjusting well.ReplyDelete
It's encouraging that Hector and Horace are at least able to share a cat condo in peace. :)ReplyDelete
Since Horace seems in overall good shape, I'm hoping his eye discharge is something that can be dealt with easily.
I think it all sounds like it is going very well! And it will only get better!ReplyDelete
I'm glad all is calm and everyone is fine. We hope the eyes are okay too.ReplyDelete
It sounds like Horace and the other cats are integrating pretty well. We purr and pray his eyes will get better after a trip to the vet.ReplyDelete
Lets hope the eye issue will be an easy fix. And we are glad that Horace and Hector seem to tolerate being fairly close together as the pictures show.ReplyDelete