Monday, May 26, 2008

Felicity Update

It's hard to believe that 3 and a half months have fled by since a sick and scared little bundle of feline fur arrived in our care. It took a while for her to get used to people, having been abandoned on a rubbish dump when she was way too young to leave her mom, contracting feline sniffles, being rescued and spending a week in a vet's hospital having needles stuck in her and pills rammed down her tiny throat. Max did a post about her first day here.
We were a little hesitant about introducing such a vulnerable little creaure into our household, because our white cat, DeeDee is a complete and utter dragon when it comes to new kittens on her turf. And she is stone deaf, so you can't even shout at her when she is attacking them. She gave poor Fergussen a hideous time when he was little. But Felicity cat had to remain isolated for at least 10 days after arriving here, so that she did not infect our cats with her sniffles, and in that time she got quite bold.
We introduced her to Fergs first, and after a bit of a sulk on his part, they have become friends.
She now rules the roost, and yesterday I even came across her and DeeDee curled up together asleep on the couch, so I guess all is well!
She is at the gawky teenager stage already, and is growing into a very adorable but very stripey looking Siamese with a long body and short legs. And a giant personality! We are completely besotted.
As I try and type this, she is snuggling in her favourite place, in the crook of my left elbow, making it necessary for me to do everything with one hand. She is watching the movement of letters and cursor on ths screen with great fascination. Every now and then she can't resist the urge to take a closer look and I have to delete the extra words that result. Oh good, she's just spotted Max putting on his socks and gone off to attack them!


Old Wom Tigley said...

As cats go, these have to be amongst the nicest looking... I'm a dog person mostly. but a black cat across the street from me as decided to befriend me and I can not resist. Last winter it would appear at the window and I would let it in and it would sit all night by my side while I watched TV... but sulked when I went off to blog. It still comes around now and as tamed me in much the same way as Hazle the squirrle as..:O)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm a CAT person, although I also appreciate dogs. ;-)

Felicity looks very comfortable in that chair, definitely feels at home!

Rose said...

She was and is a doll! I am a dog/cat/squirrel person. Basically anything with fur! I hope she has a long and healthy life with you. I think it is pretty obvious that she owns you heart and soul almost.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I am totally a cat person and Felicity sounds like the perfect cat! What a sweetheart!
The photos are adorable!

Suzi-k said...

hehe, Tom, have Hazel and the cat met?