On Sunday, it will be a whole month since Mabel came to her forever and ever home with us. I said to her on the journey home from the rescue shelter that she didn't need to worry now because she was going to be loved very, very much. She didn't pay much attention, she was too busy gripping on to the sides of the cat carrier for dear life... but I think she understands now.
Mabel with giant paws
A few things I've learnt, with Mabel's help, in the last month:
>^..^< Don't buy a fancy cat basket. She'll prefer a nap in a cardboard box or on your best black coat that happens to have fallen off the back of a chair.
>^..^< No matter how comfy kitty looks on the floor she will still jump into the space you were sitting in if you get up for a drink.
>^..^< Don't sit back down without looking!
>^..^< Don't buy expensive big bags of food thinking they'll last and save you money in the long run. That will be the food she turns her nose up at and it will sit on a shelf untouched.
>^..^< Don't try to fool your kitty by putting aforementioned dry food in with the wet food she loves. She'll eat round it!
>^..^< Whenever you change the litter tray kitty will use it straight away.
>^..^< Roll up a ball of kitchen foil. She'll chase it around for hours on end.
>^..^< When kitty brings the foil ball to you and drops it at your feet remember she is not a dog. If you kick it away for her to chase again she'll be disgusted (if looks could kill I'd be dead)!
>^..^< Get a fire guard before you get the kitty home. White paws, black dust and lots of little black paw prints are not a happy sight to come home to.
>^..^< Cats love to climb so if you can't find her but can hear her try looking up!
>^..^< Don't take your eyes of your ice cream for a second.
In other news... I've decided to join the world of twitter. I thought it would be interesting to try my hand at a spot of kitty twitter!