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Brave little puddytat

For the past couple of days, Leila's been cautiously exploring her surroundings. At the slightest sound, she'll scoot away under the sofa or run back to the safety of her hidey-hole behind the washing machine, but at least she's no longer content to spend all her time in such places. The other day, she turned up for a quick look-see when I was opening a tin of catfood in the kitchen, and yesterday, she came to greet me at the door when I came home, apparently unfazed by the fact that Manasse was trailing just a few steps behind!

I'm so pleased, and so proud of her, my brave little puddytat.



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Aug. 25th, 2005 07:29 am (UTC)
Maybe she'll get over it on her own. My mum's cat did after we introduced her to the ill-fated Pootle. Took her a year though.
Aug. 25th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
Took her a year though.

I think it's going to take at least a few more months for Leila to get back to normal -- it took her 4 to get to the stage she is now. But I'm glad I didn't act on the vet's advice to get rid of either her or Manasse, and gave her a chance.

Speaking of kitties: did you get the bag, or did someone else beat you to it?
Aug. 25th, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
awww good girl!!! .. I was just wondering about how she was getting on *S*
Aug. 25th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
To think, that only a few weeks ago I was almost convinced she'd never snap out of it! I should have had more confidence in my moggie ;-).
Aug. 25th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)
That's good progress! I hope that she continues to improve.
Aug. 25th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
Me, too. But I think we're on the right track, at least!
Aug. 25th, 2005 08:29 am (UTC)
that's excellent:)
Aug. 25th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
It is, isn't it?
Aug. 25th, 2005 08:42 am (UTC)
I did get the bag. I saw another one that was spot on perfect, with cats heads (not real ones) along the bottom of the flap, but it was £44! I'm too skint for that.

Shelley was never 100 percent the same after Pootle's arrival, but she got over it.
Aug. 25th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC)
Re: the bag: hope it won't be a long wait before you can take possession of it.

Re: the cat: I'll be happy if, by the end of the year, Leila can bear to be in the same room with the others and myself without the need to go into hiding.
Aug. 25th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful! Hopefully once she realizes that she's truly safe she'll be much better. The poor little sweetie.
Aug. 25th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Seems all she needed was just a little peace and quiet...and to be thoroughly ignored for about 3 1/2 weeks. Leila is a people cat; she doesn't like not being petted and scratched behind her ears.
Aug. 25th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad she's starting to snap out of it some. I was cat sitting last week and thought of you/her. The little one we were keeping (about 1/2 grown) was so timid; she even ran from the kittens. She spent almost all of the time she was with us either behind the couch or behind my bed.
Aug. 25th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Luckily, Leila's not naturally timid; I think that when she finally regains her balance, she'll remember she used to be top cat, and will fight to obtain that position again.
Aug. 26th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)
*hugs* Oh, I'm so glad she's coming out of her shell again! I've been worried for her based on all your posts about her.

Does this mean you'll probably get to hang on to both Leila and Manasse, then?
Aug. 26th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
Since, as you know, I didn't really want to go down that road, I am taking recent developments to mean that I can keep them both, so long as I just give her all the time she needs.

What can I say? I'm an incurable optimist!
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