Mia turns 9 today. She joined the family a year ago this month.
This is the photo the rescue site sent me. They told me she never left her bed except to use the litter. She wasn't eating much either. I love her heart shaped nose. Perfect for a Valentine birthday
It wasn't much different when she got here. She had a respiatory infection and her eyes were infected. She spent the first few days trying to disappear into the sofa cushions.
Even when she did venture off the sofa she immediately found a hiding spot
Given that she was so tiny and weak I wanted her to be as comfy as possible so I moved her food and litter into my bedroom. She immediately took over and demanded purple towels to sleep on
During this time I kept her apart from Siren. I slowly introduced them in a safe and calm manner
Over time they have come to tolerate each other. I'm still hoping for some love between them but that's really up to them. Cats have a pace all their own. At least we don't need the cage anymore
She also moves around a lot more.
She spent days walking in and out of her new bed deciding if it worked for her
Eventually she decided she liked to come down to the basement office and inspect the work I was doing
She is more concerned about her appearance now that she feels better and allows me to brush her - as long as I use her favorite glove and move very, very quickly
And then she settles back in - to a place where she knows she is safe and loved
Happy Birthday Mia!
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