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  1. Casey56

    Helping Katniss adjust

    I did actually try RelaxMyCat one day, not sure how she felt but I really enjoyed it! ;) Thank you for the links, I had only caught one of those so heading off to read the other two.
  2. Casey56

    Helping Katniss adjust

    We are at 3 weeks with our newest family member, 8-yo Katniss, who was in a shelter for 2 months. We are making progress, though her behavior is quite unpredictable from one day to the next still. We have established routines with feeding and also play times, and she interacts and is...
  3. Casey56

    Not bonding with new cat

    Yes, it absolutely is up and down, which is the nature of grief...not linear, as I want everything to be. I have days when I feel accepting and detached, and I don't think about Hershey as much (though I have a photos of her around). Then out of the blue something hits me and I'm in such deep...
  4. Casey56

    Another newcomer

    Thank you all for the welcome. I know patience is the very top piece of advice right now! And I will say that, as an older cat myself, I was really glad to be able to add another senior to the household.;)
  5. Casey56

    Another newcomer

    Thank you, Verna. Katniss is beautiful! I think she may have a little Maine coon somewhere in her background. I haven't gone photo crazy with her (yet), but here are her first few....
  6. Casey56

    Another newcomer

    Hello! I guess newcomer applies to both myself in TCS and Katniss, our new shelter cat. In June I said goodbye to my 20-yo occicat, Hershey. I will write a memorial for her soon, when I'm in the right frame of mind to do it. Having had cats all my life, it was sooner than I might have...
  7. Casey56

    Not bonding with new cat

    I came to TCS this morning with questions and looking for support, and so glad this was the first post that caught my eye. I have also recently lost my best feline friend who I shared life with for 20 years. And after not having a "new" cat for 20 years, I now have an 8-yo girl who was in a...
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