Archives for October 2013
Then she told me that Mr. Jinx would be looking, and I got all starry-eyed.
(No, that’s not a blue fez on my head. It’s a photographer paying no attention to the background of the image until too late. Good help is so hard to find!)
Thank you all for your warm welcome to Beau yesterday! There has been more than a little bit of hissing and growling, but there has also been an encouraging amount of peace already, considering Beau arrived so recently. In this photo, Ashton naps on the bottom rung of the cat tree, about two feet from Beau, who just finished bathing.
In general, Pierre hisses at Beau, and Beau growls at everybody else. He seems to be most accepting of Newton, who is the most persistently curious and least likely to hiss or act aggressive.
Beau loves to snuggle and burrow, which is really cute at bedtime. The biggest problem right now is that he came from a free-feeding environment and isn’t getting the idea that he needs to eat at meals very quickly, but we know he can figure it out.
Layla from Cat Wisdom 101 asked about how we managed introductions. We actually did it the totally non-approved way. Beau came out of his carrier and met a curious Newton, then Pierre came in to give his two cents, then Ashton wandered in later. We are prepared to separate him and do more gradual introductions if necessary, but he is an extremely social cat and cries if separated from humans by a door. So it wouldn’t be preferable to do that, if we don’t have to.
We’ll keep you posted about Beau’s progress as he settles into the household. We have lots of other posts in the queue already, since we are preparing for the head peep to be away in November, so if you see less of him than you expect, it isn’t because the peeps love him any less. It’s just because they have a lot more photos of the rest of us right now!