Following on from my 5 happy things post, I’m delighted to introduce Pippa! We brought her home from the shelter yesterday. She’s 11, and had the same owners since she was a kitten until they had to move due to ill health.
Pippa hated the shelter; she literally was hiding under her bed every time we visited her. Clearly, we knew she was very shy. We set up her litter box, food, etc, next to the spare bed.
But we didn’t give her enough credit! She has been very brave and was willing to poke her head out from under the bed for a bit of fuss within a couple of hours.
And when we went to say good morning today, she wasn’t under the bed at all. We couldn’t find her at first, but it turns out she had discovered the living room windowsill. 🙂
We left her to it, and when we got home she had moved to the bookcase behind the sofa. And then, after a solid 30 minutes of fuss, she jumped on my lap! She didn’t actually settle down, but she did then sit next to me & headbutt me for a bit. 🙂 I am very impressed.