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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 48: Just a little update. Everything is moving along. Under the couch is still Maisie’s favorite napping spot, but it doesn’t really seem so much like hiding anymore and she spends plenty of time out and about. She’s still pretty skittish of me, but less so every day. She’s very affectionate...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 30: Haven’t updated in a while but things are progressing slowly but surely. Maisie hasn’t approached me for pets yet but this past week: One night, she hopped on the couch where Penny and I were sleeping near my feet. Stayed there a few minutes. Has been spending more and more time playing...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 23: Yesterday was a big day! I’ve been feeding Maisie her breakfast under the couch, so yesterday I put the dish halfway under so she had to put her head out a little to eat it. Which she did. When I first got her she wouldn’t eat if I was anywhere around, even if her plate was under the...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 20: It wasn’t a fluke, Maisie only meowed once last night! I feel so much better, because now I’m not worried that she’s miserable. What I did hear last night was her playing with her ball track a ton😀.
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 19: Not too much different to report over the last few days. Maisie continues to spend most of the day under the couch as far as I know (since I am at work during the day), then comes out at night to explore and play (I heard a lot of ball track action on Wednesday night). Penny still hisses...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 15: Small milestone yesterday! Maisie was in my ‘craft closet’ in the living room and I was sitting on the couch, I heard a noise and looked and saw that she had taken a few steps out of the closet. When she saw that I was looking at her she went back in to the closet. A few minutes later I...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 13: Just wanted to give an update. My friend came over on New Year’s Eve, and she was able to get the get Maisie out of hiding, and I was able to hold and pet her. I told her that I felt she lonely for her brother, and apparently the brother is acting sad too. I floated the idea that if they...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 10: Sigh. I tried to spend some more time sleeping in the bedroom last night but Penny was having some separation issues, pawing and meowing at the door, and Maisie seemed to be extra loud as well. And though Penny she doesn’t seem overly stressed behavior and personality-wise I am starting...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 9: I read to the kitten a little before bed, then I slept in the bedroom from 9:30 to 12:00. The good news is I actually fell asleep during that time, which means the loud meowing must have been somewhat limited. The other good news is that she came out when I was asleep in there and ate and...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Day 8: I ‘slept’ in the bedroom from 10:30 to 12:30 last night. Every time I was about to doze off I was awakened by a meow. I don’t think she meowed any less with me in there. Luckily my older cat was cool with me being in there for a couple hours, so hopefully if I time it right, I can...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Hi, at least once a day I move a feather wand around a foot or two away from her. She watches it with her eyes but doesn’t move. There is a good size ball track (with hills and a light up ball) and I can tell she has played with it during the night.
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    So far Penny (11 y.o) seems to be doing pretty well. She isn’t stressed by the sound of the new kitty (Maisie) . She doesn’t like being on the opposite side of a closed door from me, but after several says, she’s getting more okay with me spending some longer periods in with the kitten - at...
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    Very shy new cat - under the bed and won’t come out

    Hi, this is my first post on the cat site! short story: I have adopted an 8 month old kitten. I put her in my bedroom as the safe room and am sleeping on the couch ( I live in a 1 bedroom apt and have an 11 year old existing cat). It has been 7 days and she has not come from under the bed in my...
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