Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sleepless in The Colony

Hi All!

Well, Skor is now in our house. Causing chaos. Whining incessantly. Poor little guy.

We zoomed off to the airport last night as soon as I could get home from class (it turns out Hubby was hoping I would leave class early but . . . he never told me that!). We met the courier, Roxie, who was in a near panic about missing her next flight, ten minutes late. The kitty, Skor, was transferred from her carrier to our carrier and we were off. To take Roxie to a different terminal to catch her flight.

Once we were fairly certain that Roxie made her flight, we were headed home. I sat in the back with the cat carrier and Skor while Hubby played chauffeur - very well, might I add. Skor let me pet him once he figured out that I was only opening the door of the carrier enough to get my hand in - not enough for him to get out.

Skor is an energetic little thing. And that is an understatement. We brought him into the house and right to our guest bedroom where he zoomed around checking everything out and purring - loudly. He was constantly coming up to me and Hubby for pets and rubs but never settled in one place for very long. We did make the mistake of opening the door (silly us - we just wanted out to get him some water) and - zip! - there he went out into the house.

Miss Cleo was a bit shocked by this little intruder. She followed him cautiously and hissed and growled. Skor didn't seem to mind at all. He just zipped all over the house. Finally he ended up back in the guest room and we got the door shut.

Hubby and I spent about a half hour or so sitting in the room basically petting Skor when he zoomed into range. He is a soft little bugger!

Hubby ended up sleeping in the guest room last night since Skor wouldn't stop crying when we both left the room. We didn't get to be until after 1:00 A.M. and then were up at our normal times. Hubby left the guest room to shower and shave for work and . . . Skor began crying - loudly. Oh my! What is going on?

Skor got out one more time and zipped around the house before voluntarily returning to the guest room. Miss Cleo did her hissing and growling thing. Fun, fun. We think Skor was a bit confused about just where to "do his business" even though there is a litter box in the room with him. He eventually "did his business" on the floor next to his food bowl - eeeeewwwww! Maybe he will figure it out soon!

In the meantime, I am wondering if this is going to work. Skor seems to cry and try to escape from the room all the time and we are not quite ready to have him wandering the house - especially if he isn't figuring out the litter box thing! It is going to be a long, long, day!


Voice Update: It is hanging in there. Right now I am so tired that even thinking about talking wears me out. We'll talk about it tomorrow. If I am awake!


Mama Goose said...

Good luck with the settling in! How lovely to have a new kitty!

Mental P Mama said...

Yowza. A lot of work. Our kitten came from the shelter already litter box trained. I don't know if I could stand to train a cat! You are very brave!

noble pig said...

Having experienced both...children are easier to care for.

KitchenKiki said...

Poor baby! He doesn't quite know where he is & which way is up.

I hope things smooth out quickly with your new little baby.

Anonymous said...

I hope your new kitty figures things out very quickly! Congratulations!

womaninawindow said...

What kind of cat needs escorted by plane. This sounds like a serious investment. Hopefully he figures things out.