the continuing adventures of binx, samhain, minerva, isis, dragon, and mister bernstein, and now cleocatra
this is cleo when i asked her to please stay off the keyboard and lifted her onto the fleece. she rolled over and did this. ( Read more... )
later yesterday, there was a kerfuffle. possibly a ruckus. cleo was followed into the bathroom when she went to get a drink, and much hissing ensued.
she slinked out low into the living room and headed for the front door. so i scooped her up, opened the door, started to set her outside, and lost hold of a very wiggly and unhappy cat who ran back into the living room and ran for.. the couch?
and there was still the sound of hissing in the bathroom. binx and cleo were having a hissing match!
oops. i tried to put ISIS outside!!!
i picked up cleo and put her on my desk, and she snoozed until evening. but when i went out to feed bernstein she snuck out before i could stop her and stayed out of reach as she watched the jumping mice.
and today when i got up, there were 3 black kitties in the house again <3
p reported that she ate well and remembered where the litter box was on her own. her nose was not so hot but still dry. i've medicated her twice today. she loves being on my desk. at dusk she did want to go out again, so i let her, and sammy was very happy to reclaim HER spot on my desk.
the other cats are allowed out in the fence back garden. dragon has been in and out a lot (normal) and binx went out. i thought i heard a meow, so i check the front door and then the back door, and i saw dragon trotting down the path. he got closer and i was glad to see binx was leading him in (binx is also black and hard to see at night).
they both trotted into the house, and i saw it was isis, not binx. i didn't remember letting isis out... (you can SEE where this is going). we all head upstairs and "isis" leaps up on a table because dragon SNIFFED her. i looked at her, looked at the couch, containing one isis, and realised that again this was cleo.
dragon wasn't chasing her that i could tell. i think he was... herding her?
she skittered towards the couch, saw isis, leapt over a box, and ended up at paul's desk. he had to rescue her. in the mean time i put down a fresh towel on the yarn bin behind my chair, and we offered her that. a few minutes of reassurance and some catnip (cleo approves), she settled in. and she's been there ever since.
dragon has wandered around a couple times singing the song of his people (i want to go ouuuut. why am i not out? i'm meant to be out but here i am innnnnn) and he's stared at her some. but that's it. no aggression. no fights!
unfortunately we still don't know where she came from. she is so lovey and well socialised i think she must be lost. but either we find her family or she stays with us. either way she will be loved.