Post 2164: Saki makes herself at home!


My sister still misses her late kitty, Molly, yet has been very pleased with her new shelter kitty, Saki. It seems Saki is very pleased with her new human and home as well. My sister writes:

I was supposed to keep Saki in a separate room for at least a week, but let her out yesterday.  I limited her exploring though, closing the bedroom and bathroom doors.  She wasn’t nervous at all and claimed the loveseat and window as hers.  She went back to her room on her own at bedtime.

I was pleasantly surprised last night to discover that she is a lap cat.  She tested me out 1st,  standing with 2 legs on my lap, then 3 and finally all, then laid down.  She stayed on my lap for an hour until I had to go to bed.  This morning she sat on my lap while I watched the news for an hour and was still there after I woke up, falling asleep watching news. 
I haven’t heard her purr yet.  Both Sox and Molly were loud purring machines. Here is Saki in the “perfect for cats” windows in my living room. 

54 thoughts on “Post 2164: Saki makes herself at home!

  1. That is wonderful that she adopted a shelter kitty. Mom adopted me from a shelter several years ago. Wowy, what grr-eat windows that give Saki a wide view of her neighborhood and goings on. Winks.

    • My sister says all windows are like that in her home and Saki makes good use of all of them! I am a big advocate of shelter cats and dogs. I’ve had two, and they were wonderful kitties. Andy and Dougy came to me by a different route, but they turned out to be wonderful, too!

  2. So happy for your sister and Saki! It’s wonderful when someone adopts an adult shelter cat; all but one of my cats were adults when I got them, and the adults were better behaved than the spoiled-kitten one!

    Sunny has never purred since she adopted me. There have been moments where I thought I heard a rumbling in her throat, but it was soft and lasted only a second or two. She’s more of a meower and a pawer. (She likes poking me in the face to show her affection.)

    • I got this e-mail from my sister:

      Kathryn Fladmoe
      3:05 PM (8 hours ago)
      to me

      In reading your blog today I was curious about the name “Hangaku Gozen,” looked at her blog and “spasmodic dystonia” immediately caught my eye. That is the condition I have had for
      47 years now, along with dysphonia, another form of dystonia that affects the voice.. We have many neurologists in Seattle who treat both conditions with botox. I used to have a lot of pain in my neck, my head would always turn to the left and my head would shake. Botox injections (usually 10 or 12 in neck muscles) every 3 months pretty much takes care of that. If I am really stressed or nervous about something, I will still get head tremors. I get the dysphonia botox injections in the muscles by the vocal cords, through the throat. That is very unpleasant, so I only have that done every 6 months. I can live with a shaky voice more than a painful, shaky head!

      Anyway, you might tell Hangaku to do some research on medical botox for dystonia.

      • Oh my, thank your sister so much for this! It’s funny, but when I mention my condition to most people, they usually say, “I’ve never heard of this before.” One even said to me something to the effect that it was all in my head (all in my neck, actually: *cough*) and I just needed a more positive outlook. So it’s very comforting to hear from others who have dystonia and who know what it’s like.

        I hope your sister stays well. The injections sound very unpleasant, but I used to undergo acupuncture in my neck, hoping it would reduce the pain. It really didn’t, though it did do wonders for my arthritic shoulder and hips. 😛 Anyway, better a shot in the neck than have to endure the pain and the feeling that my head is being tugged to the right all the time. The dystonia in the voice box is very interesting—my cousin also has a form of dystonia that causes her eyelids to flutter, as well as the condition in her neck. The neurologist who initially examined me said all of the patients she’s diagnosed with the problem are women over 40, so I suspect there is a big sisterhood of dystonia sufferers out there! Thank you again, Doug!

        • Perhaps you two should become e-mail pals! I know I hadn’t heard of it when she first told me what she has, It seems my family is prone to have rare diseases – she has that and I have Wegener’s granulomatosis.

          • If she’s interested, I’d like that!

            Dystonia is bad enough; I can’t imagine what it’s like to have granulomatosis. I don’t know of anyone in my family besides my cousin who has dystonia, and her neurologist (the one I’m seeing in April) says it’s not known to be hereditary. Then again, not very much research has been done on the condition, so maybe in five years they’ll decide it is genetic. But I certainly hope my kids don’t ever get this!

          • My condition isn’t thought to be hereditary, but they don’t really know yet what causes it. Fortunately, they know how to treat it because before something like 92% of people who came down with it died within two years! I’ll check with my sister. (Sent her a message just now. If she’s interested, I’ll give you my email address so you can contact me to get her e-mail address….)

    • My sister is a very good person and her pets have always been treated very well. I’m happy she decided to get another shelter cat, though she thought it would be some time before she was ready to have another one. She missed having a cat around the house, though, and decided it was time. Saki proved her right!

    • Yes, one never knows what they will do. Their personalities quickly become known! When I brought Louie the ginger cat home from the shelter (he was about five years old, a street wise tom), the first thing he did was walk over to the kitchen cabinets, open and inspect what was inside. Within minutes, he had examined the ind=sides of every cabinet in the house, and I just stood there, shocked and surprised that he made himself perfectly at home with so little effort! LOL!

    • Me, too! She hadn’t planned on getting a new kitty so soon after Molly’s death, but she realized how much she missed having a little furbuddy. She originally thought she’d get another tuxedo kitty, but Saki won the shelter kitty lotto. It’s proven to be a good decision! I’m happy for my sister and know Saki will be a very loved kitty for the rest of her life!

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