Stepping out of the Shadow….

…..to introduce you to the new boy in our lives.

Unfortunately things didn’t go to plan with our adoption of Cartman the cat last month. We thought we’d bitten off more than we could chew, but sadly it was he who was a bit too handy with his teeth. We weren’t able to stop him biting in totally unprovoked attacks. Cats Protection League were more than understanding when we called to say we had a problem and said that we should take him back immediately to have another chance at being rehomed. I’m hoping he has found a new home where he’s happier now. I think perhaps somewhere with just adults or out of town would be good as Holly was scared of him, and we were worried about the children living in our street in case they came the wrong side of his teeth.

We were pretty shaken by the whole episode but decided that we did want to go ahead and have another cat in our lives. When he was calm, he was a lovely cat, happy to sit with you and follow your every move. It was like having a little shadow at times.

And now we have a real Shadow! He came to us from the local branch of CPL, is three years old and, sadly, had been with them for several months. Did you know that traditionally black cats are difficult to rehome? Can’t understand why!

Shadow was VERY nervous when he first came home with us, spending his first night hidIMG_1363den behind the curtains under the table. Much of the second day was spent hidden under the settee and then, when he did venture out, trying to find any other hiding places he could…..This one nearly gave ME kittens…..!

Thankfully he managed to get down as easily as he’d got up there and, after a few days was settling in nicely and even taking a few tentative steps at beginning to play with his toys and scratching post.

This is him looking far more relaxed, just one week in.

IMG_3115So, hopefully this time we’ve got it right and Shadow will continue to be a happy and content member of our family. I hope that this time I’ll get to share lots more stories with you, and bore you to tears with photos of him too!

ANIMALTALES

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