Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Newest Member of Our Family
Last Saturday, when we dropped off Shadow to be boarded at Idlewire, we saw a cat that was up for adoption that was the same breed and had the same markings as him. She is a five year old female Tuxedo cat, whose first owner abandoned her, her second owner passed away, and her third owner gave her to Idlewire. Part of her right ear is chipped, which must have been bitten by another animal. We asked about her when we came to pick Shadow up on Wednesday. Mom called the veterinarian who has been taking care of her and asked her questions about her.
On Thursday, we went and picked the cat up from Idlewire and took her home with us. We named her Daisy. She is very friendly, likes to purr and rub against your hands and feet. She has been sleeping downstairs in the basement with Dad, as part of isolation period. We are slowly introducing her to Shadow, so they will feel comfortable around each other. We've been having them smell each other under the door and stare at each other from a distance. We are going to get her declawed, so she doesn't scratch him, before they have full body contact. I have been trying to spend equal time with both of them, so they don't get jealous.
On Friday, I heard Daisy meowing rapidly early in the morning and I ran downstairs to see why. She had gotten behind the big desk Dad put in the basement and couldn't figure how to get back out. Dad moves the desk forward a couple of inches and then she ran out. We watched the movie, Jack and Jill.
On Saturday, Daisy climbed through the installation into the furnace room, so we were looking for her everywhere. We found her in back of the water heater asleep. Mom and Dad went to a high priest party, so I made a Potato salad they could take as their side dish. They also had to take their camping chairs. Daisy actually started playing with some of her toys in the basement we put down there for her.