It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve updated you about the cats. It’s mostly because there’s not much to report, but also because I have been slumpy af and barely reading or blogging or really doing much else other than watching Law & Order.
So first up, Noah.
Noah is still doing so well. There are a couple behavioral issues that have started up that I’ve been trying to rectify before he gets adopted. But other than that, he’s still just as playful, lovey in his own way and still my little treat addict.
One of the behavioral issues may seem a little funny, but Mr. Noah has taken to humping things. Particularly the dog bed that he’s been sleeping in lately. When I first saw this I was super confused. He’s neutered, why the hell is he humping things? After much research and speaking with the ladies at the rescue and a vet, I have determined that he’s doing it as a territorial behavior. He’s the alpha male and he’s showing the other cats in the house that he’s the alpha. This goes hand and hand with using the litter box and not burying it. It’s just certain behavior cats display to show their dominance.
Will this be something that I’ll ever get him to stop doing completely? No, probably not. I have a very dominant female cat in my house and Noah is very dominant as well. They’re clashing. It may not stop until he goes to a permanent home. In the mean time, I’m just distracting him whenever I see him do it. I’m hoping that will eventually work and as long as he doesn’t escalate with it, it’ll be fine.
The other behavior is him nipping and batting at my legs. This is potentially out of boredom, or attention seeking. Which means that playtime will be increased drastically to give him the one on one time that he needs. He spends most of the day with me while I’m working, but he just needs some extra attention.
I’m going to miss this little one when he gets adopted. He’s so funny and so expressive.
And as for George and Ruby…
They have come SO far in the last couple weeks that I’ve had them here. At first, they wouldn’t even come near me. Now, they run to the door when I come in. They greet me with little meows and vibrating tails and they love to eat treats out of my hands.
They both still spook periodically, Ruby in particular, but it’s become less and less. A few days ago I took away the kennel and just left them a bed with the kennel pad and the baby blankets. Ruby is not totally into it but George doesn’t care, he’s still sleeping in the cardboard box that they’re working on tearing to shreds.
I’ve caught them playing every once in a while and it is the cutest thing ever. I have a toy in there that squeaks whenever its moved and at night you can just hear it go off for a half hour at a time. They love it. I could never figure out which cat was playing cause when I’d open the door they’d run to greet me, but the other night I was outside and looked in the window… they were both playing with it… at the same time ❤
I’m so proud of how far they’ve come. They’re eating so well and extremely curious about the other cats in the house. Of course Ruby, being more semi-feral, just absolutely loves other cats. She made her little chirping noise and tried to headbutt Finn but Finn didn’t understand that that’s how cats show affection to other cats and he hissed at her and ran away. Big baby. Can’t really blame him though, he has spent 7 years getting beat up by Precious cause she’s a little brat LOL
George more than makes up for how spooked Ruby is. And she will come around eventually. It’s just going to take way more time than how long she will be with me. I’ll take her as far as I can though ❤
As per usual, if you have any questions, ask away ❤
Until next time,