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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 12:20 pm
Much better night for me; Smokey didn't put a paw inside my bedroom during the whole night (that I noticed) meaning at least I got some sleep. I'm still a bit tired from Tuesday.

I heard her at about 3:30am crunching her dry cat food, so she is eating something. This is a great comfort; I shall have to trust her that she's eating enough.

Also at some stage during the night she'd had a play – her ping-pong balls weren't where I'd left them on the floor. This is something else; she's slow to play with me – she'll run after a ping-pong ball once, but after that she's not interested. The only thing she's betrayed much interest in patting is my lanyard I use for my work passes. She's not at all interested in my mouse-on-a-string, for example.

I got up early, got dressed and sorted out the litter tray (she'd used it once in the 24 hours) then gave her half an hour's cuddles before I came to work. She tried to persuade me that she deserved a cat treat, but I was having none of it. I'm saving treats for when I get home.

As I arrived early I should be home by five, and we'll see how much of the flat is left!

I think she's doing quite well settling in given that today is only her second full 24 hours in my house.

Irritation one

I have visitors on Saturday that I can't put off, and I'll have to put her in my bedroom with a litter tray, toys, food and drink while my guests are there. They're all men – gamers, it's an AD&D Saturday – and I don't want to scare her with loud voices and big feet. Is that the right thing? I can't think of what else to do.

Irritation two

When I collected her I was told she'd need some treatment for her teeth – she's got some tartar that needs taking off. The RSPCA will be in touch as they'll be doing it and she'll need a night back there.

I said that would be OK – thinking nothing of it – but she's so clingy that I'm concerned that it'll really upset her.

She's getting less clingy as time passes, but what sort of length of time should I allow to pass before getting the treatment done? Better done sooner or later? What do people think?


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