The newly arrived residents of the Healing Cat Cottage are settling into their new routine. Like most elder cats, they enjoy long naps, a good dish of food, some sun streaming in the windows with views out into the trees. We have room for more and I have my eyes open, but for now, I am doing communings with the cats, reassuring them by strokes that they are in a safe spot.
Tigger is opening up. He is 16 and his owner had to go into a home. Heartbreak of a story heard over and over. Tig is independent, allowing the other cats to sit near him, but he seems to be more of a solo guy. He has started to get up when I come into the room, a good sign. He likes to be petted, but when he is finished, he lets you know, not in an aggressive way, just by saying in body language,
I am finished now, please let me be.
People have asked what they can donate to the Healing Cat Room. One kind person sent a brand new crate, since I had to leave mine behind in the move as I had so many. I will have needs for sure, but for now, money is really appreciated as a gift, if you so choose and you can do it at the Cat Room page.
Here are the other things that will be happening to make the Healing Cat Cottage a place of respite for all:
- A large rug to cover some of the wood floor, for ambiance for visitors, and sound barrier
- I will be making a mural, with trees and birds
- I have some bird houses too that I will hang in the mural
- I want to find a small table, something old and suitable for drawing and reading days
- Martyn has made some wood cubbies which they love, and shelves for access to windows.
- I purchased a deep basket, cats love them [I left so many behind!} and will get more as I can
- I bought some seed bag material and will be making cushions for the cats.
- In time I'd like a cool old chair for guests, and long antique benches
- I need to make some toys for them
- A basket of brushes for guests to groom cats [those who tolerate it]
- Martyn will make some shelves for reading books