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Settling in


Rosie is settling in nicely now. She was a bit nervous on Sunday but that’s only to be expected after taking her away from her family and putting her in a new room with only strangers for company. She was quite happy to have cuddles even then though, and purred loudly if you stroked her.

We’ve kept her in the one room upstairs so far, although she did venture out onto the landing for a few minutes this morning. Now that she’s found her feet in that room, we’ll gradually introduce her to the rest of the house.

She’s met Frodo but not Sammie so far. Frodo is so easy-going that we thought we’d let them meet first. Frodo was a perfect gentleman. He really wanted to make friends but Rosie wasn’t so sure. She did the little sideways dance with her fur up and her ears back. Frodo was a bit intimidated by her, even though she’s a fraction of her size, but he did try to approach her, very slowly. They did touch noses a couple of times but then Rosie would back off again. We’ll get there though.

I’ve taken quite a few photos, but it’s tricky as she doesn’t keep still that often. These are some of the best ones so far.

She’s living in the bedroom at the moment so has been sleeping with me. On the first day she was quite happy to lie on the bed next to me after having a little cuddle.

Rosie260616-01_bShe was looking for places to hide when we left or entered the room though so I put the igloo on the chair next to the bed so she could take refuge in there if she needed to. She seemed to like it.

Rosie270616-03_b Rosie270616-02_bBy Monday she was happy to snuggle up with me and go to sleep.

Rosie270616-04_b Rosie270616-07_bWe bought several kitten toys from Pets at home, one of which is a short stick with a feathery thing on the end. She loves it and will happily chase it and pounce on it for ages. It’s very hard to get a pic of her doing that though as she’s constantly in motion, but this one isn’t too blurry.

Rosie290616-05_bThis morning, after playing for a while, she decided she needed a nap and curled up next to me while I was reading. She kept one paw on my arm, maybe to make sure that I didn’t get up and leave her 🙂

Rosie290616-04_b Rosie290616-03_bShe’s a little darling, full of life and gaining in confidence by the hour, and we love her to bits. I’m so glad we decided to add to our family.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

12 thoughts on “Settling in

  1. Sweet! We love Maine Coons.


  2. Try a plug in Pet Remedy (it’s made with essential oils). Our two cats love them.


  3. awwww!!! too cute for words ^^
    I’m pleased that Frodo is taking the first steps to get acquainted. Sammie will probably soon follow suit.

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    • She’s a real cutie 🙂

      Frodo has been to see her again today and she seems a lot more relaxed around him. We’re definitely making progress 🙂


      • Frodo is still barely more than a kitten himself – they’ll probably be sleeping together soon. Just make sure that Sammie gets lots of cuddles! You don’t want her feeling left out.


  4. Aw, your new kitty is beautiful. I’m sure it won’t be too long before she finds her comfort zone and fits in just fine.

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  5. Love them when they are small, those toys are so much fun.

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