Life has been far from peaceful for the past three weeks! Our newest family member, Sylvester, is not being welcomed by everyone. We humans are in love with him; the two older cats are not happy!
It feels like all I have done is feed and referee! Due to being hungry and foraging, the new stray thinks he must eat everything in sight! The food bowls have been put up….something totally unacceptable to the 9 and 11 year old females who have always had access to their chow. Feeling sorry for them, I am putting their food down 3 times a day, locking and feeding Sylvester in another room. He eats his allotted portion and ten minutes later he acts like he’s starving.
Each night a kitty litter box goes into the bedroom and Sylvester is sequestered away from the demon cat, Princess. Just can’t tolerate being awakened in the middle of the night to the banshee screams that they are making. Surely they will eventually adjust.
Princess has always had problems…definitely not a normal cat. She growls and hisses….and purrs, simultaneously. So far we have put a bell on her….so he can hear her coming, ordered a calming cat collar…..(hurry up Amazon!) and last night, in a fit of desperation, made up a spray bottle full of water. This seems to be working as the morning has been quiet….only one explosion.
Temporary truce....they forgot their feud due to a bird landing on the deck!
I choose to be optimistic…..things will eventually work out. Just like choosing to be positive about the upcoming Alaska trip.
Training my thoughts……. “We can do this!” “It will be OK.” “We can handle whatever comes our way!” And I have said over and over….. if it gets to be too much for us, we will just take another direction or come home.
The yard has been providing lots of pleasure since everything has turned green again. Many flowers are blooming……don’t know how they keep coming back. We sure aren’t caring properly for them.
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These strawberries come back every year…..even though hubby has occasionally driven over them while backing the egg into her place.
The little Chatta-Egg is resting peacefully. She’s been home for 12 days and says she’s ready to rest up for the 12,000 mile trip next month.
It’s raining with a flood watch for the next 3 days…..glad we live on the side of a hill. Weather is so crazy with snow in Arkansas in MAY, 39 degrees in Memphis this AM.
Hope Mother Nature gets her seasons straightened out soon!