Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Whoa! What?!?

Yes, this is Sweetie, and she's inside!!!

Well...
To make a long story long,
I've wanted to bring Sweetie inside for a long time.
We TNR'd her in 2009, and she's no spring chicken anymore.
Since Celestial Angel's apartment is still vacant, I hatched an idea to bring her into the unused space.
The Hubby agreed.

I carried her inside yesterday at dinner time, and allowed her only into a small area.
She used the litter box immediately, ate some food, and investigated the room.

She woke me a few times last night with meowing, but she settled down again after some petting and cooing.

This morning, while on a conference call, she made her voice heart loud and clear, much to the delight of my co-workers.

Sweetie is currently napping on my old sweater.

She will remain separated from Da Boyz until we get farther into this experiment, and after Sweetie has seen a veterinarian.

As for The PO'M, he appears to be nonchalant about being alone.
Trust me, the thought of breaking them up has kept this project from moving forward for awhile.
We'll see.  

If either cat begins to express distress or behavioral indications that they are unhappy, we'll rethink everything.

The cat's needs are paramount in this!

The PO'M has been brought inside before, in fact several times.
He doesn't like it!
Perhaps, now that he's older and Sweetie is separated from him, he'll change his tune.
We'll be ready for that eventuality also.

In the meantime, wish us luck!
Sweetie was obviously once an owned cat, who learned to live rough.

Why not give her a cushy life in her retirement years?

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32 comments:

  1. I hope this works out for the both of them. Got my fingers and toes crossed. Please keep us in the loop.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

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  2. Bless your sweet wonderful heart!! Sweetie is lucky to be loved by your and Hubby. Our pets have a way of letting us know when change is okey dokey.
    Keep us posted
    Hugs Cecilia

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  3. Aw, so nice to hear Sweetie is OK with being indoors(for now) We purr she gets to like it and wants to stay.Maybe the POM will change his mind, and if not, warmer weather is coming and you look after both of them so well :)
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie

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  4. Tell Sweetie it's great living in a home with faithful staff who only want the best for you. I know.

    Not So Sweet Toffee
    That's Purrfect

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  5. Oh you guys are so wonderful!!!!!!! Hi sweetie! Everyone here must get along.

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  6. sweetie; thiz iz buzzed happee kinda nooze; & just ta let ya noe that chillaxin inn side iz a good thing....

    listen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    noe BURD SONG rite in yur ear de live long day !!!!

    p'om....we hope ya change yur mind dood ....troo lee ;) ☺☺♥♥

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  7. That is so wonderful and we too hope that Paddy will get on board with the program too! Way to go Sweetie!

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  8. Oh it is so wonderful to see Sweetie inside! I hope this will go well and she stays inside. I look forward to your updates :-)

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  9. You rock! Best wishes. And stay safe in this crazy time.

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  10. That's fantastic. I was so happy when we were able to bring Relic in. Sadly, he won't STAY in. But we seem to have a good compromise. He's (usually) home before the street lights come on and he knows once that happens, he's not back out until morning.

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  11. This is great news! Sweetie is such a cutie and she reminds my of my angel Nino.

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  12. Oh wow! The best of luck on getting them inside and settled. Congratulations!

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  13. Well done on achieving your ambition to get Sweetie inside! I hope she decides that it is much better than living outdoors. I also hope that Paddy decides that if it is good enough for her, then it might be worth him trying again.

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  14. That is so sweet. I am glad you brought her in.

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  15. We hope that this works out for both of them. Sweetie is so beautiful and you are an amazing couple. Thanks for sharing the great news. Have a great day.
    World of Animals

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  16. Yay! We hope Sweetie loves being inside...how could she not???

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  17. WHAT GREAT NEWS!! She deserves some good treatment! It would be great if the POM comes in too!! Can't wait to see how things progress!

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  18. No wonder I, and Katie too, like you so much! Sweetie, please just give totally in and be glad and PO'M...maybe if you're in there with Sweetie by and by....thigs may look happier to you?

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  19. This is so exciting! We hope Sweetie adjusts well. And Paddy? We think he'll be thrilled to know he'll have you all to himself when you two visit!

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  20. Oh, I gots my paws crossed for you guys! I thinks your house would be a FABulous retirement estate!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  21. I really hope this works out!

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  22. That heart melting moment when the outside kitty feels safe enough to come into your inside space. The Tribe loves this story!
    Purrs & Head Bonks

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  23. OMG! OMG! This is absolutely wonderful! I'm sure she'll be fine in time. Da Boyz have been talking to her through the window as cats do, and they can smell her up there. Try adding a towel to her favorite spot and to Da Boyz, then switch them so they can get the scent directly, then switch again so they find their scents mingled on the towels. That's an important signal to cats and sometimes it works charms.

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  24. I read about this on Facebook and am very pleased by it. Wouldn't it be wonderfil if the PO'M acquiesced to come in, too? Yes, a safe and comfortable old age should be granted to all living creatures.

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  25. I'm so happy to read this! I hope she settles in nicely.

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  26. I'm so glad you were able to bring in Sweetie! She definitely deserves a cushy life inside. Paws crossed that PO'M might want to join her.

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  27. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! I hope the socialization will go well :)

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