I thought this would be a good opportunity to let you get to know our new kitty, Stella, and see how she has been getting along in her new home. She was adopted by us at 5 months old. We found out after we decided to adopt her that she had been adopted by another family and they returned her because she was too active! At first, I thought, "oh no, what did we get ourselves into?" But then I was told her original owner worked away from home all day and Stella (her name was Tulip then) was kept in a bathroom all day and because she was active at night (understandable after being locked up all day), she ended up getting put back in the bathroom at night! Poor kitty was lonely and lacking activity...no wonder she was hyper when she was let out for a couple hours.
Anyway, from the minute she arrived, she hasn't shown any negative behaviors other than jumping on the counters, but she is learning that is a no-no and I hardly ever see her there anymore. She does like to sleep on the top of the refrigerator and since the counter she jumps on to get there isn't a "food" counter, I haven't been too worried about it. From day one, she has been a calm, playful, loving kitty!
You can see she appreciates a cozy quilt! Zzzzz....
I found her this way one morning shortly after I got out of bed....
She's explored all the good "spots."
Chloe has been fine with her...they are not best buds, but they will play occasionally...mostly Stella just wants to keep up with whatever Chloe is doing...here they are helping me give my Featherweight a good oiling.
I find them like this a lot...Stella seems to copy what Chloe is doing. It's amazing to watch...
A few minutes later...seriously, I've never seen a cat literally copy what another cat is doing. I think it's adorable!
This is something she's started doing that really freaks me out. She stands, sits, walks on the railing on our second floor. The other side of that railing is 12-13 feet down to the first floor! Eeek!! The pictures aren't great because I'm taking them from across the room, but I didn't want to get any closer to her and possibly scare her and then she'd fall!!
I don't know how to get her to stop doing this!!
Anyway...she's become a wonderful addition to our family...we just love her! I'm linking up with Feline Friday over at Sarah Did It blog.