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Sunday, February 20, 2011

TRIXIE!!

Trixie is here and officially one of the Houes of Cats! She is such a sweetheart, but so nervous too. We met Chrystal down in Effingham (and in my mind I just hear someone at dinner going "Pass me the Effingham" and it cracks me up.) It is about a 4 hour drive with a stop, but we ended up not stopping (we were going to stop in Champaign but there wasn't really anything right off the highway which surprised us because it is a college town, and by the next stop we were close enough we decided to continue). We met up with Chrystal and we switched her over to one of our cool carriers - the ones that they only made for a short time that I wish I had more of. She was totally calm and did great. Once we got going I opened the carrier so she could come out if she wanted but she just fell right asleep, and slept happily the whole way. I was amazed how calm she was to sleep the whole way. Once we got home we reziped the carrier and brought her in. She had to sit for a minute or two in the carrier in the living room and everyone had to check her out - no hissing but a lot of curiosity. I didn't want to thrust her into the crazy group, and I know that you should always idealy keep everyone separate for about a week before putting them together, so we went up to the bedroom. She came out tentativly but once she was out there was some noise that freaked her out, and she went and hid under the bed. Not hissy or anything just scared. I brought her up soft food, water and crunchies, and tried to coax her out - but no dice. So I would go in, spend some time, then give her some time alone - that way if she was nervous with me there she had time to come out and explore, and eat, and use the litter. When I went up to go to bed she stayed under the bed so I talked to her a bit and went to sleep.  The other cats so wanted to get in there. But they did calm down eventually. So in the middle of the night I woke up a couple times and she was out from under the bed, but when she heard me move she would go right back under.

This morning I decided to try to coax her out with treats and that worked. She loved them and would come out whenever I shook the bag. And when she came out boy was she lovey dovey. She purrs like crazy and loves to be petted and to play. She doesn't like strange noises, and that seems to make her go under the bed, but usually she will come right back out, and also she isn't a fan of the big mirrored closets, but she is getting used to them. She was nervous on the bed at first but got over that, and she can jump high! I was so tired I ended up going back to sleep and she got on the dresser - which I don't think any of the others except for Stella has ever done. That is a tall dresser so I am not sure how she got up there. Then she jumped to the bed and hung out a bit. She did meet Barney - he got in the room once when I was out. He was hissy (he is always like that - even when Gus and Stella got neutered he was hissy for a couple days), but she was brave and held her own and didn't hiss at all. She has the sweetest meow, and she is starting to explore things like the new bed I got for her. I came down to eat lunch and she was sleeping in it. I think she will be fine in a couple days and ready to meet everyone for sure. I haven't taken any pictures yet because I don't want to freak her out with the flash, and our house is so dark it is hard to get pictures without it. I am going to try to get some video to post later, but I don't want to freak her out so if she seems nervous at all I will have to wait. Tomorrow we head to the vet - I took the day off, and will be hanging out with her all day. I hope the trip goes as smooth as the one here was!!

28 comments:

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

YAY!!!! If she's already coming out and exploring a little, and purring, then she must have at least a little "happy" in there. She is definitely a lovey dovey - that's bound to only get stronger. Hope all goes well with the introductions as they begin to happen in the near future. Can't wait for pics and videos!!

Tia said...

Oh, how exciting! Welcome home, little Trixie.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Welcome little Trixie.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

KhonKHats!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Welcome to yer Forever Home, Trixie! It seems like ya are off to a great start...

BeadedTail said...

Welcome home Trixie! We can't wait to see her!

Kathie said...

I fell in love with Trixie too at Chrsytal's but I have my quota, can we say more than 10? But was so happy when I heard she would be coming to the House of Cats. I'm sure she will settle in soon and probably the noise scares are just from being in a new environment. Wishing Trixie a long happy life with all of you!
Kathie

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

How cool that she's home! I can't wait to see photos... well, I guess I WILL have to wait a little while!

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope she settles in and all the cats fall in love with her!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Awwww .. welcome to Trixie ~ we can't wait to see pics and videos. Thank you so much for adopting her.

chezcat1970 said...

Welcome to the House of Cats, Trixie! You have scored bug time!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwww!!!! How lovely!!! Beautiful Trixie is home!! Yay!!!! Awwww she sounds like a total sweetheart!!! Brave too!! Yay!!!

Me and Charlie just know she'll be ok soon - she's already exploring!! Wonderful! Take care
x

Kea said...

We're glad Trixie is safe and settling in to her forever home. It's a big adventure for her! We're sure she'll feel comfortable in no time at all and will keep our paws crossed for her v-e-t visit.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad Trixie had a safe journey and we look forward to seeing her photos.

The Monkeys said...

Yay, Trixie is there! We're so happy she's doing well in her new home and we can't wait for pictures!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Welcome to your Forever home, Trixie. You're going to love it there!

Purrs,
The Chans

Rene said...

Yeah that she's made it to your house safely! I'll bet she'll soon gain her confidence and be curious to meet her new roommates.

Brian said...

Trixie will be fine before you know it...just takes a while. Welcome home Trixie!!!

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY and bless you for giving Trixie a loving home. We can REALLY understand this all now, as mama has introduced Shelly to us boys.

If you are unaware of Shelly, please visit our blog to introduce yourselves to her.

We love y'all very, very, very much!!!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

How wonderful! Winnie gets her wish again...Welcome Home, Miss Trixie!

Sagira said...

So exciting. Welcome to your new furever home Trixie. :)

Tigger said...

So exciting! Welcome, Trixie!

Danielle said...

Welcome to the HoC, Trixie! We're glad picking Trixie up went well. It's a good sign if she's purring and exploring. We can't wait for some new pics!

ABBY said...

Amy
We are so happy that you now have Trixie. I think once she settles in she will fit like a glove!
Looking forward to those pictures.

purrs
xoxox

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

How wonderful! Trixie will get used to all very soon. I can't wait to see her with her siblings!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Welcome to your new home Trixie!! We can't wait to meet you!
Ohhh you made me laugh with that "Effingham" "Pass that effingham!!!!"
Try putting the same perfume on you, all of your kitties and Trixie....then introduce them...works like a charm! xoxo

Natalie said...

Yaaay! Trixie sounds like a sweetie, and I can't wait to see some pictures once she gets less skittish.

Fin said...

Welcome Trixie!! You are going to love it there!