Earlier this morning, when all the boy-kitties were enjoying the sun-soaked front porch, I took a moment to secure them out there and let Oliver inside to explore the house. He quickly darted upstairs, a place he hadn't explored yet. I followed him and ushered him back down stairs. I didn't want him lingering up there because there are too many things for him to get into and if he decided to spray, it would be a big mess to clean up. And of course, he immediately ran back upstairs!
It's funny to me how an outside kitty who finally gets a moment
inside wants to spend time looking out the window at the outside!
A new perspective! He's usually parked outside this window on the roof, asking to come inside! I covered the window with black paper to keep Buddy from seeing Oliver out there and going crazy.
So this time I decided to hang out with him. After a quick inspection of his new territory he hopped up on the bed and parked on the LL Bean cat mat. That was at 9am this morning and here it is over five hours later and he hasn't left!
He really loves the LL Bean cat mat. All the kitties actually love this thing!
I got to enjoy my first nap with him and he's asked for quite a few tummy rubs! He's such a sweetie!
He's doing great, although he growls occasionally at the kitties outside the door or other sounds that make him nervous. The inside kitties are doing great too, they camp outside the bedroom door, trying to catch a glance of him from under the door.
I left Oliver unattended in the bedroom while I had some lunch. As I was preparing my lunch, I let the indoor kitties out on Oliver's back porch, a place they used to have regular access to until it became Oliver's home. They sniffed every square centimeter of that space! So far, I'm quite pleased that there's been no spraying.
Meanwhile, my fondness for Oliver continues to grow.
A quick update on Buddy. He continues to get better each day. He's nearly back to his old self, which is wonderful!
Oh, I've fallen behind on my blog reading, I see. I think it's fantastic that Oliver is doing so well in the house. It sounds like he's becoming more relaxed about it, that's for sure!ReplyDelete
And I'm happy to hear that Buddy is feeling so much better!
Good for Oliver! He knows what he likes and how to get what he wants.ReplyDelete
Pretty exciting days for Oliver--it looks to me like he knows when he's got it good! He looks like a super-sweet boy ;-) And I read back a little--glad Buddy's dental procedures went well!ReplyDelete
Oh Oliver...my heart is just almost yours! That upside down panfer head and that smile in the next picture...sublime.ReplyDelete
Buddy darling, I am so glad you are getting better and better and back to normal. xoxoxox
wow - that is serious progress. congrats. we are glad to hear Buddy is doing better.... and it sounds like everyone is gradually getting better with each other. Junior does that - and he only lived outside until he was 3 months old.... just sits and stares like he misses outside - silly mancat. :)ReplyDelete
We haven't visited lately, so we didn't know Oliver is now in the house. We hope he continues to do well. And we're glad to hear Buddy is doing better now too!!ReplyDelete
It's all going to be fine, I know it is.ReplyDelete
Oliver, you are the King of the house, the boss of the human...Cool !ReplyDelete
And I'm so glad Buddy is doing good ! I purrs more for him to get back to himself 100%
Looks like Oliver knows when he is on to a good thing.ReplyDelete
That Oliver is such a sweet boy! I'm so glad he got some good inside time with you and that the other kitties are doing pretty well with it all also. Good news about Buddy! hugs, LindaReplyDelete
Looks like Oliver has found his forever home!ReplyDelete
So glad to hear there may be peace with Oliver in the house yet. Great news that Buddy is feeling much better.ReplyDelete
Oliver looks like such a sweet kitty! Isn't it amazing how cats can always find the good spots to snooze in. And HOORAY for Buddy! Good stuff!ReplyDelete
Wishing you and all the kitties a happy Sunday!
Good news about Oliver AND Buddy. Oliver sure does look at home!ReplyDelete
Oliver is a handsome panther! And he does just want our outside now inside kitty does--look out the window. My human wonders our inside kitty wants to be outside again. Then the purrs and pets start and the human gets her answer. I think Oliver and Buddy are both really lucky!!ReplyDelete
Oh Oliver is so cute! His napping face is priceless...:-)ReplyDelete
LL Bean mat looks very comfy! I might look for it for my babies.
Those are truly some very contented looks on Oliver's face.ReplyDelete
What a sweetie!