Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lucky Update

Yay! He started using his litter box! I was a little worried when I woke up this morning - but Willow came bounding up the stairs with, "Good news, Mommy! He used the box!" And I have seen him a few times today wake up from his nap on the sofa, go downstairs and do his business. Yay! It wasn't the first time I was peed on - I think that was when we were raising piglets in the house when the mother pig went psycho - but it is never a fun thing.

My in laws came over to meet him this morning and he jumped up into both of their laps (I told you he was a lap cat!) He is very curious of my knitting. If I pull long on the skein and a bunch comes out he pounces on it and looks at me. "Are we playing now?" Willow has a half dozen of my small odd balls on the floor in the living room - it's no wonder this cat is napping right now - a five year old girl with her first pet really puts him through his paces! He also likes combing Willow's hair with his claws. I have seen him do this twice now when Willow was snuggled next to me and he was in my lap. He stretches out his paw and combs it through her hair.

Why didn't we do this sooner?!? Someone asked about Forgotten Cats. When we adopted Lucky he was neutered, was tested for FHIV and Feline Leukemia (negative on both), had all his shots (except his last Distemper one which I need to arrange for the end of the month). He was also flea-dipped and had his ears checked for mites. He didn't have a backstory with him, but I honestly think he must have been somebody's pet. He is very loving, great with Willow, and doesn't seem to have an aggressive bone in his body. As I had mentioned before, all he wants to do is snuggle in your lap.

11 comments:

Nell said...

YAY! That's great news. I'd hate for you to have the peeing issue. Not fun at all.

cpurl17 said...

Yay Lucky! Good boy!

Batty said...

Yay for peeing in the box, and for being a perfect snugglebuddy! Just remember to make sure he doesn't ingest any yarn, or poor Lucky may end up with an expensive vet bill.

tara said...

hurrah for snuggly cats!

Beverly said...

Good boy, using the box! What a relief.

Jeanne said...

Backstory: My guess is he belonged to an elderly lady who passed on. He just seems like that kind of cat. Congratulations on your new friend (and on litterbox love).

Bezzie said...

What a sweetie.

But now I want to hear the psycho mother pig story.

Salvia said...

Maybe he was just claiming you as his own. ;-)
Beautiful new addition, Jo!

Dame Wendy said...

He's a beautiful cat! We lucked out with our rescue kitty too, he's a total snuggle bug. :)

You had piglets at one time!? How fun!

turtlegirl76 said...

lol - yeah maybe he was just marking you as his territory. =P Glad to hear he figured it out!

Lauren said...

That is great to hear!

I have much respect for the mission of forgotten cats.