Sorry its been a while since I last updated! Things have been busy but there's plenty of news to share.
Last Monday we bought Luna inside to begin the introduction process. After one day she met the other cats in the house. After 2 days she had discovered the whole house. After 3 days she was settled, the boys had accepted her, and it was like she had been here since forever.
Here she is on Tuesday:
Its a true fairy-cat tale, and I think both the boys and the girls smelling each other on me for the past few weeks meant a lot of the introducing had already taken place!
At the start of last week I sought some advice in relation to Cherry. Although she is happy, playing, and eating, her coat hadn't improved as much as the others. Sardines in Oil was the remedy suggested, so I added two cans into a meal every day.
In less positive news, Thorn escaped the cage on Tuesday. Unfortunately being on heat has made her very interested in the outside world, and silly me grabbed her when she was running around the backyard, ending with one scared cat, many scratches, and deep tissue damage to my right hand. The moral of the story is, when scared, a cat trusts no-one but herself. So, when faced with a scared cat, don't try to hold them down!
Thankfully Thorn spent the afternoon in the neighbours front yard, and came home safe and sound shortly after we returned home from work. I wont show you the photos...
In other news, I turned 24 on Friday!
Also, on the weekend we headed to the Bay of Fires for our annual Autumn Equinox camping trip. This was made possible because Cassie and Meri-ann babysat the girls for me while I was away - thank you!!
Because Robbie did most of the feeding after my injuries, and then we went away, on our return I was amazed at the difference in Cherry's coat! I am so excited that the Sardines have made such a difference, and just had to share:
I gave the pen a good sweep out, and decided to rearrange the furniture - my good friend Lauren donated me a cat tower her girls don't use any more, and the girls loved the new edition!
Thorn checks out the view
Willow and her game face
Willow, Queen of the Tower
The rest of the girls are looking great too!
Ash is looking great as well! Today was the first day that I have patted her, and not felt her spine. She is a very solid girl now, and seeing as she was the thinnest out of the girls, this is a very satisfying achievement!
Ash does this gorgeous paw lifting when you pat her, its as if she's trying to express how much she loves snuggles!
I tried to weigh the girls tonight, finally, but didn't have much luck getting them in the bag without them freaking out (must use treats next time).
I did weigh Thorn and Ash though, and I'm excited to say Thorn weighs 3.94kg, and Ash 4.48kg! They have nearly doubled in weight since being with me. Thorn is still very slender, but the progress is fantastic, especially seeing as today I've had them for 4 weeks exactly.
One last shot of the girls watching me clean: