So without further adieu, I introduce to you our newest family member - Callie the Calico. You may remember Miss Callie from our Delightibles cat treat review. She was a special guest treat taste tester.
|Tasting treats at her old home.|
So what's the story with Callie? Callie was my sister and brother-in-law's cat. She's approximately 9 years old and in good health. Last week, my sister-in-law asked if I would like to have Callie because she knew that my kids loved the cat and that my boyfriend was talking about me wanting a cat.
This month, my sister-in-law found out that her 2 year old son has asthma. Last week, blood test results confirmed that he and his 6 month old brother are highly allergic to cats. Therefore, the doctor determined it would be best if Callie could find a new home. They are still waiting on test results to come back for their two dogs. Hopefully, they will not need to re-home them.
My poor little nephew loves Callie very much and I know he's going to miss her. They were very good friends with each other. I'm glad Callie has been around young children and is used to them. My 3 year old daughter hasn't seen her yet, but she absolutely loves cats.
So, Callie was dropped off at my house on Sunday night. She seemed very nervous, angry, and upset that she was in a strange place with strange people. I was able to coax her from her carrier with some canned food. I picked her up and showed her where her litter box was. After that, she just sat frozen in the corner of the hallway.
After much hissing and growling, I moved her to a more comfortable spot in a special kennel I have prepared for her with a blanket, food, and water. I'm going to use this kennel as a safe place for Callie when Shiner is in the same room with her until the two of them are adjusted to each other.
|I am never coming out!|
Yesterday, Callie spent most of her day hiding behind the couch. Shiner hasn't seen her yet. She is really a horrible tracker... she sniffed around the kennel where Callie has been, but seems pretty oblivious that there is a cat behind the couch.
So for now, I am just letting Callie do her own thing while she adjusts to this new life. I feel bad for her because she does seem very scared. I'm also pretty excited about having such a beautiful cat around now. Welcome Callie!