Sox came home to a new companion kitty (Molly) and new circumstances.
According to my sister, “The cats are co-existing, but at a distance. Molly is definitely the dominant one, which surprises me. Sox has actually tried to be friendly to her, but she wants nothing to do with him. He is afraid of her. She is not happy with me either, and avoids me if Sox is in the room. I put Sox in ‘his’ room at night, and Molly is most happy to sleep with me and have me all to herself. Neither cat will touch the other’s food or water. Hopefully, they will eventually tolerate each other enough to be companions when I’m not home.”
My sister wrote, “Here [is a picture] of Sox the day I found him at the animal shelter. His fur looked rough, even after brushing it, but he still is a pretty boy…discolored fur, neglected grooming, and all.”
Poor kitty! He definitely looks like a kitty that was lost 10 months in this shelter photo! My sister made an appointment to get Sox bathed and groomed this week, so he’ll soon look more like he does in this earlier photo of him at their old house.
I asked her to send me an “after” photo, which I know she will since she is proud of her pretty kitties!
For anyone with pets of any sort, it’s hard to imagine what my sister (not to mention Sox!) went through for those 10 months. We are just happy her kitty boy is home again and that he’s safe again from harm.
According to my sister, “Sox already got on the kitchen counter, the table and into a wastepaper basket. No change there.”
What about his new kitty sister Molly? My sister sent a current photo of her, too:
UPDATE ON SOX AND MOLLY/ May 19, 2015
My sister writes: “Thanks for telling Sox’s story in your blog…although the shelter named him ‘Bobert.’ Sox loves playing with his toilet paper toy on the hardwood floors, and has enjoyed playing with all his other little toys too. He wants out all the time, so we need to be careful every time someone comes in or out of the house. Now he gets into Molly’s food, since she has basically a wet food diet. Both cats are very possessive of me, so we have a long way to go for peace in this house. [My grandson] spent the day here yesterday, so neither cat was happy.”