|Chilling on the sofa|
I wanted to write and let you know how I am settling into my new home. When my new guardians took me there I was very traumatized and scared. I was not motivated with food or anything. They were very patient with me, left me alone to eat and did not pester me. They gave me a lovely soft igloo bed in an open cupboard where I felt safe. They kept coming over and stroking me, bought me a brush and cat wet wipes to clean me as I just didn’t feel up to cleaning myself and I was a bit of a state after being in Birmingham for so long.
A week later and I was happy to sit on Erin’s bed and be stroked but liked to stay in my bed while they did this. I never hissed at them as I knew they were kind but I was still very scared.
|Feeling safe in my bed|
By week two, I had progressed to coming out of my bed for Erin when she fed me and was purring. There were quite a few other family members that came in and out of the house but they were all kind and patient with me. I didn’t like to move much but was becoming more confident every day.
Three weeks later and my guardian Erin has just had her birthday and her mum bought her a cat tree for me !!! I am now happy to be downstairs in the lounge during the day. They have put my tree by the French doors so I can look outside when they are not home. I am still not keen to be picked up and do not move around much but the hammock on the first floor of the cat tree is my favourite place where I now clean myself for hours.
|This cat tree is cosy|
|Great view of the garden from here|
I also found myself playing with the fishing rod toy yesterday that they were tempting me to chase. My favourite food is chicken flavour and they give me cat milk so I can put on a bit of weight. I am still very skinny but I am now very motivated by food.
|Relaxing after playing|
It has taken Erin three weeks to decide on a new name for me and she has finally decided on NACHO although her grandmother keeps getting confused and calls me Dorito! Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for rescuing me from the streets and bringing me down to Devon as I have given one young lady so much joy and she loves me as much as I will love her in return.
Much love Nacho (Sheldon) XXXXxxx