Well, for today’s kitten update little Gracie Mae is making a little progress. (Mae is my middle name).
Apparently she was the quiet one in the group before she came here, so she’s just a timid little girl I guess.
I wish I had photos of her, but I’ve only seen her off and on briefly myself as she darts from one place to another.
She was starting to come out and wander a bit last night, but then Ivy decided to get hissy and scared her off.
Ivy is acting different than she normally is. She’s changed up her habits. I guess it’s the adjustment.
This morning I could not resist and picked Gracie up from where she was in between two things in the closet. That was probably a mistake, rushing her. But she was meowing and I thought maybe I could comfort her. I wanted to hold her so bad!
So I petted her and talked to her and put her nose up to mine. But she wasn’t having any of it and off she went again.
Sometimes I get down on the floor with her toys and try to cajole her out. Nope, isn’t working.
I’ve been Googling and reading what others advise about this situation. I was comforted by the fact that one guy wrote: “I’ve had 17 kitties and not one of them lived under the bed.” So that was encouraging.
I ordered one of those toys with a stick and jingly feathery things at the end of the dangling line. But it was Ivy that went bonkers for it.
A bit later I found Ivy in the bathtub with that toy. She had the stick part dangling over the edge of the tub like a fishing pole and was playing with the toy part. Ivy loves the bath tub.
I don’t think Gracie has eaten or anything, though I can’t be certain. So I keep moving her bowls closer to her hiding hangouts.
I ordered both Ivy and Gracie identical beds. So far they haven’t been used.
This morning I brought her litter box out of the closet and put it along the wall where she tends to stay behind the couch. She hadn’t used it and I wasn’t sure she knew where it was.
I just saw her wander into the hall. Now if Ivy won’t hiss at her maybe she’ll feel more comfortable and check the apartment out bit by bit.
I know she was wandering during the night because at one point I heard something fall.
This morning I found the table lamp in my chair. I bet it scared Gracie silly when she knocked that thing over.