As you guys know, we recently adopted a cat. Her name is Shadow.
We met her at a rescue shelter a few weeks back. She’s around 1 and a half. She was very shy from the beginning, and wouldn’t come out and socialize, even with the other cats. She was very sweet when we came to her though, and gave her lots of pats and love.
We’ve had her for around a week now, and things are going well! At first, she pretty much hid and kept to herself. We gave her food, water and space for a lot of the first weekend. We started to just hang out near her, and slowly encouraged her to come over. Since those first little interactions, she’s really starting to come out of her shell!
Once you start petting her, she doesn’t let you stop! She often headbutts our hand if it’s just sitting there. I’ve noticed she loves it when we pet her behind her ears. Another thing she gets excited about is food (as we all do really). She stands up high and runs around us when she sees us coming with her food. She prefers the little cat biscuits. She’s also started eating treats from our hand.
We’re learning more about our new furry friend as we go along. One thing that we’ve recently discovered is that she is a night owl. She likes to find a spot to chill in all day, then at around 8pm she starts getting really active. It’s normally when we play together. We got her a scratch post which has these balls hanging off which she loves whacking. She also loves this little fur mouse toy. She likes to scratch and bite it, as well as just ripping it apart and throwing it around the room.
So yeah, that’s Shadow the cat. She is definitely starting to feel more at home here. We’re happy that she’s comfortable enough to come to us and hang out more often. Her favourite spot changes a bit, but for the last few days, it’s been under the bed. Her other favourite spot is in the closet, and on the windowsill when the curtains are pulled. She just loves her hidey holes.
Any stories you guys have of cats or pets in general? Feel free to share!