Mabel Settling

So now that Mabel has been here for nearly two weeks, she’s settling and coming out of her shell a bit.  The shelter tells me that she’s about two years old but, judging from the amount she likes to play, I’d say she’s possibly a bit younger.  We’ll see the next time I have to take her to see my vet.

Now that she’s not hiding under the bed any more, she’s starting to find new places to sleep upstairs – no sign of her being willing to come down the staircase just yet.  She’s usually waiting on the landing when I come home and it’s lovely to see her cheery little face at the top of the stairs.  She’s even starting to find her voice

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Here she is, playing with her second favourite toy.  String.  Yes – typical cat – spend a small fortune on toy mice, rattling balls, scratching posts and the like and they always settle for the simple things like string, cable ties and shoelaces:

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We’re currently engaged in debate about the fact that it’s not acceptable to swipe my fingers whenever I’m stroking her and she’s purring and happy.  As she’s not been used to a lot of human contact, my feeling is that discussion may go on for a while but the fact that she doesn’t run away from me and hide when I come up the stairs is good progress for a fortnight and I’m confident things will get better.

If only she’d stop jumping up on the bed in the middle of the night to kill my blanket …

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3 thoughts on “Mabel Settling

  1. My two and a half year old Paris, a beautiful black cat from Animal Rescue Foundation, often wakes me at four in the morning to watch her eat. Now I place her bowl by my bed and simple point her in the right direction. She also leaves the ball she loves on my bed sometime during the night.

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