Gracie to Morgan: So what do you think of Gus?
Morgan: Seems OK. A bit of a scaredy cat, especially with Sasha.
Gracie: Sasha can be a pain. It’s always all about her. She steals food and toys.Sometimes I have to whop her.
Morgan: Yeah but she’s young. Just a kid. Gus is older so I don’t think he wants to get involved in drama. Especially not Sasha drama. He came from a cat room with 20 other cats. Must have been lots of drama there.
Gracie: I was in a cat room too but it was big and there were only six of us. I liked it because I was the youngest. I was only there two months. The others were older cats that had health issues so they probably wouldn’t be adopted.
Morgan: Why did they put you there?
Gracie: I was recovering from my spay surgery and eye removal. The peep said that someone found Gus when he was eight weeks old and he had wounds all over his face. He was in bad shape. He still has scars. We make a great couple. He has battle scars and I’m a one-eyed pirate.
Morgan: That may be why he’s cautious. It was a bad experience for such a little guy. He was lucky.
Gracie: Well, I like him. He’s sweet. He’s got swagger and one day he will bop Sash on the nose. I want to be there!
Note from the peep: We continue to focus mostly on Gus. The other cats have learned how to leverage this. Except for Gracie who doesn’t like treats, they have wrangled extra treats out of us. They also got extra catnip toys and extra food. Gus doesn’t play with toys though. He’s not sure what to do with them. I don’t know if he’s outgrown the play stage or if he’s never had toys. Sharing a room with 20 other cats can be a challenge. He got along with everyone but I expect the more outgoing and aggressive cats got the toys. He sure loves his cat grass though. That was a big hit. Sasha is much better. She even presented her head for him to clean but he didn’t know what to do. He is still learning cat cues in this house. Cleaning the diva’s head is a privilege.
PS from peep: I wrote this yesterday. Last night he found a pipe cleaner and though that was the best thing since sliced kibble!