I appear to have adopted...

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24/06/2012 at 20:24

a cat. A black and white, 5 year old, short haired, rather gorgeous cat. Her owner is shipping back to the States after 4 years in the US Army over here and I couldn't let her be homeless.

Introducing Molly....a very scared little girl right now.




Edited: 24/06/2012 at 20:31
24/06/2012 at 20:41

Awww she will settle down they don't always like moving house let alone house AND human bean

24/06/2012 at 21:21

Yes, give her time and she'll soon let you know that she's in charge. SuuKyi was very timid until she discovered the garden. then there was no stopping her.

24/06/2012 at 21:21

She is rather gorgeous!  Hope she settles soon.

24/06/2012 at 21:27

I picked her up and she sat on my lap for a bit - lots of hand/head bumping, purring and leg kneading. Bit of an explore and now she's on the other side of the bay window sill...

24/06/2012 at 21:29

If you've had her purring on your knee already, she'll be just fine 

24/06/2012 at 21:42
That's a maxim that has often worked for me Saffy.
24/06/2012 at 21:46

Mr P 

24/06/2012 at 21:57

Mr P!!

24/06/2012 at 22:22
She is absolutely gorgeous. Have you had cats before?
24/06/2012 at 22:24

I have, but from kittens and 10 years ago. My ex has a cat that is sort of mine too but he lives with her and always will. I've turned out the lights in the living room, she seems fine, not anxious but is just staring out the window, almost like she's waiting for someone!

24/06/2012 at 23:15

Ah cute. She looks similar to my old cat - white splodge on one side of the nose.

Hopefully she'll settle in soon.

25/06/2012 at 00:00

Cat update: still no movement from cat. This could be a long couple of weeks!

25/06/2012 at 06:03

Very cute. It is a good idea to give them a safe place to hide in - a box on its side with a rug from the old place in it (your friend may have taken them all!) from which they may then choose to emerge when good and ready.

25/06/2012 at 06:58
Make sure you have her favourite food to hand. The last thing you both want is for her to have an upset tummy
25/06/2012 at 07:24

I had one that spent a week under the bed apart from when I was in it - then she came onto the bed and purred and demanded fuss.  It got better after then

25/06/2012 at 08:22


A very weird night. At 2am and again at 3am she decided to go exploring, came into my room and went behind my bed onto yet another windowsill. I had to shut her out my bedroom in the end.

Went in the living room this morning...food has been eaten, she's peed and has eaten the treats I left out for her - but couldn't find her anywhere. She had wedged herself in a 5cm space behind the sofa again.

Her previous owner has shipped all his stuff home, currently is living out a suitcase so she has nothing of the old flat to make her feel safer, poor love! Just really want her to be ok and happy and not scared!

25/06/2012 at 08:32

Might be worth getting her some feliway spray?  However, it was her first night with you, so can only be expected really.  Has she got a bed with you at all?  It may be she needs a little help working out where she should be sleeping.  She'll settle down in a few days.

She looks so much like my small cat, it's uncanny.

I had to check my cat was here.

25/06/2012 at 08:44

If she is still very jumpy in a couple of days I'll get some spray M..ouse, she doesn't have a bed. Apparently she would sleep anywhere at her old house so I'm wondering whether an actual cat bed for her might just make it worse?

Looking forward to when she is more chilled out!


25/06/2012 at 09:07
Aw she's sweet Mima, I am sure she will settle soon
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