To all volunteers and employees at the Yavapai Humane Society,
I had a nice ride across town and up the mountain to my new home. Before I could leave my transport cage, my new housemate Gina saw me and hissed. That did not start us off well.
For two weeks I spent most of my time under the bed, hiding from Gina. My litter pan and food dishes were in the master bath, and the food was tasty and the pan was cleaned every day. Gina wandered in occasionally, but I hid under the bed.
She is 15 years old and has lost her hearing and during this time, she also lost her eyesight. That actually helped as she couldn’t see or hear me so I could wander around a little.
After a trip to see Dr. Raenell Killian at the vet, it was discovered that Gina had high blood pressure. With pills, she regained her eyesight. The bad news was that she could see me again. The good news is that she’s getting used to me as long as I stay at a distance.
I took a trip to meet Dr. Killian at Prescott Animal Hospital, and I really like her. I’m going to need some dental work soon so I may not like her as well after that.
As for my new home, it has lots of windows with wide sills. Perfect for a kitty to sit and watch the birds, deer and the dreaded javelina. There are lots of shelves for me to jump on although until the Christmas Santa and Snowman collections are put away, I’m trying to be careful with my prowling.
My new people allow me to sleep with them, and I have a really soft blanket to keep me warm. I’m also having fun with cat toys, which gives me exercise. I’ve been slowly investigating my new home and have found my way into the garage via the cat door where there’s another litter pan for me to use.
And I’ve discovered the downstairs where there are more rooms with nice windows. I’m guessing I’ll have to be pretty careful in the sewing room if I don’t want to get yelled at.
I just thought you all might want to know that I’m happy here, and as soon as Gina realizes that I’m her new roommate, things will be fine.
Thank you for all you do for kitties like me who need a new home.
Panda (with a little help from Marty)