I’ve been in my new home now for over a month and I couldn’t be happier. I wish you could see all of the birds outside my window. They’re all differet colors and sizes. I get tired trying to keep track of them all. I’m trying to learn their language so we can communicate, but the best I can do is disguise my voice and imitate their chirping. I also have to work on my approach because when I get excited and run to the window from another room in the house I go too fast so when I jump up on the table near the window I end up sliding across the table and into the window. Sometimes when my aim is off I land on the floor. Ouch! Maybe I need new brake pads.
I used to only be able to play on the 1st floor of the house, but now I can play in the cellar too! There’s so much to do and I have lots and lots of toys. I catch real well when mum tosses a toy to me. She said she’s going to get me a basketball hoop because I scoop the toys up in my front paws and skip across the room on my hind legs. She thinks that with a little practice I’ll be able to sink some shots. One of mum’s friends came over a couple weeks ago to meet me and visit. She played with me for 4 hours! She liked me so much that she tried to kidnap me when she left, but mum wouldn’t let her take me. As tired as I was from playing it was a restless night because I slept with one eye open in case she tried to come back and steal me – I’m not going anywhere!
I hope all the other kitties that have found homes have been as lucky as me. I wouldn’t say I’m spoiled (much), but I’m sure loved a lot.
I was so excited to bring Gigi home. She came right out of her carrier and let me pet her so I knew she’d be okay. She went into hiding in various places off and on in the living room for the first couple of hours (although I glimpsed her moving from one location to another). I bought a collar with a bell on it so I could keep track of her, but I don’t know why I bothered because she’s so tiny she doesn’t seem to have enough weight in her little body to make it ring. It looks adorable on her though. While I was in the kitchen puttering around I left one of the lower cupboards open figuring it wouldn’t be a problem because – heck, Gigi was in hiding. Wrong! I turned around and saw her tail as the rest of her climbed into the cupboard. Cracked me up. She’s half the size that my Molly was so I forgot that she’d be able to fit into spaces that Molly couldn’t. Anyway, she did a little investigating and then came out to rub up against me and for some neck scratching. She also let me pick her up for a little cuddling. I carried her to the other end of the house to one of the windows that has a table with a blanket on it. She’s found 2 of the 6 windows so far that she can perch in (the other 4 are closed), but the one with the blanket is her favorite so far. She’s even started to respond when I call to her and she’ll creep out from under one of the beds. I think she’ll like it here just fine and I’m already enjoying her company. Thanks for letting me have her.
As an FYI - After I got her home I realized she was defective. She doesn’t speak a lick of french so I changed her name from Gigi to Piper. I think she likes it.
Piper is fabulous! It didn’t take her long to get settled at all. Her new Gram and Uncle were anxious to meet her and wanted to visit on Saturday, but I made them stay away until Sunday. I woke up around midnight on Saturday night to find that she had crawled under the bed covers and was snuggling against my back. Good thing I noticed before I rolled over and smushed the poor thing! LOL
Although her CVHS biography said that she likes people better than toys because people are more interesting; she started playing with toys on Sunday and was playing with her favorite ones… AT 2:30 IN THE MORNING! I woke up to lots of thumping (first thought someone was trying to break into my house) only to realize it was her running up and down the hallway, crashing into walls, etc. while she played with her toys. She sounded like a herd of elephants which, for a 6 lb cat is hard to imagine. So far she’s picked out 3 stuffed mice that are her favorites. She often comes into the livingroom to throw herself on the floor and start rolling around with one of them. I enjoy watching her play.
Piper had a very busy day on Sunday. She welcomed visitors with open paws when they arrived to meet her. They fell in love with her instantly. She had a slight scare on Sunday when I picked up the carrier to bring it down to the cellar for storage. When she saw me carrying it she looked at me with panic in her eyes. When I came back from the cellar without it I could see the relief instantly. She found my famous feline favorite window with the bird shelf where she could sit on the table or in the chair and watch birds. There were sometimes 10 goldfinches or chickadees on the shelf at a time. She was so excited – she spent a good 2 hours patiently waiting and watching. When she got tired she napped in the chair near the window perhaps afraid she’d miss something. I left around 1:00 for a shopping excursion with the friend who was with me when I adopted her. She was glad to see that Piper had acclimated well and quickly and enjoyed seeing Piper’s great personality that I had told her about (compared to how she was while we were at PetSmart). I was gone for about 5 hours which gave Piper some alone time to investigate the 1st floor of the house uninterrupted. She slept very soundly Sunday night.
She was such a sweetie this morning. As I sat on the loveseat drinking my coffee she walked up behind me, leaned over and rubbed her face against my cheek. I think it was a morning hug. I know Piper and I became friends only a few days ago, but I think I can speak for both of us when I say that we’re very happy. I hope she still likes me after her 1st vet appointment!
Thanks again for letting Piper come home with me. Feel free to visit anytime – she loves company.