I received an email this week from a former adopter. She took Hanna about a month ago, but Hanna isn’t liking the resident cat Clancy. Apparently, she has gone so far as to drive him out of the house and force him to stay outside under a car! It happens, and as I told the woman (who I have learned to dearly love). Sometimes, when two cats are separated by death- Clancy’s former feline friend died recently- it isn’t necessary to get another cat right away. Yes, cats grieve but not like we do. They don’t get caught up in the details and they can move on in time. I told her that maybe because she is so lonely- she might be projecting that emotion onto Clancy. he may be perfectly fine being the only cat and having her give him more attention. So she is bringing Hanna back to me next week. I did explain about pheromone collars, feliway, and the flower essences that she could use- but it sounds to me like it isn’t a good match.
My nights have been broken up in the last few days by jet-Eye challenging the other cats. Before he went to the vet, the only cat that he couldn’t seem to get along with was Quinn. Now he is spitting and hissing at most of them including me! I am hoping he is just feeling punky and once we get the test results back and figure this out- he will be okay after meds. I did get him a pheromone collar which he is wearing. Just hoping it calms down soon.
A dear friend of mine is now on a ventilator in a hospital in Texas. She is in final stages of COPD. I met Jeri in 1982- we both worked for a gun sight company in California. We became instant friends and have weathered many a rocky storm in our lives. She is the one responsible for Mike and I to even be together. She is 64 years old and a force to be reckoned with in her day! LOL Please send prayers her way and to her strong daughter Jodie. I kept trying to get her to stop smoking cigs. But in those days, everyone was doing it and she started at 13 years of age and never could quit. Now she is paying the price of that addiction.