Tuesday, May 16, 2017


On April 21, 2017, Dani came home to us.  Her new Dada picked her up at Lacocoon Cattery on the way home from Montreal (where he works during the week).

Dada told me she mewed for awhile, but then just fell asleep in her carrier.  The only other disturbance was upon arrival at our house, when he brought her in from the garage.  Immediately she broke out into a howl, which dissipated immediately when I took her out of the cage and cuddled her in my arms.

Of course the first thing I showed her, after she calmed down was the litter box which she tested out, and then her food and water bowls.  She took a moment to taste test before setting out to explore the rest of her new environment.

These are pictures of Dani shortly after she arrived home.

Here she is standing on the pass-through between the kitchen and family room.
(Now she jumps straight down into the kitchen from this height, though she was a little trepidacious on day one.)

Dani sitting on the couch all nice and cozy.

Dani on top of the cat tree.  She needed my help to get up there, but now she jumps up herself.

You might ask about how she got on with Dylan.  I must admit that when Dylan first saw Dani he had his legendary look of alarm, but he went up to sniff her and she didn't mind at all.  However, Dylan took off to the basement and ventured up every once in a while to check things out.  By the next day, they had already bonded.

I was so relieved because Dylan and Domino never got along.  Dylan would always pester her.  With Dani, Dylan has been exceedingly gentle and patient.  Dani nuzzles him, and likes to attack his tail.

Dylan and Dani have even had some play fights on the cat tree.  At first Dani could only reach the first level, but quickly was able to scale the second, where they would bat paws in good fun.

I dare say Dylan and Dani are now best buds.  I believe that Dylan sorely missed Dante when he disappeared and used to call for him.  He was totally lost when Domino left us.  Dylan needs the company of another cat, and Dani is so easygoing that it's, well -- easy!

As I said, I have never previously witnessed such an easy introduction and transition.  It's heartwarming to see the two together.


da tabbies o trout towne said...

D & D.....we R buzzed happee everee things goin sew well, we noe sum timez transition iz reel lee hard.....we R glad ewe two R gonna be best best pals; its grate ewe haz each other and mom and dad....

now dani.....we knead ta talk bout...chckn... !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We are glad to see evryone is getting along!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Dani is such a cutie and how very wonderful they are getting along right off like that!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so happy to meet Dani in the fur - and how COOL that she and Dylan have bonded!


How wonderful that they became best friends so quickly!