posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 03:31 PM
After I took Prince Skitty in for his distemper booster, he regressed and wouldn't come out from behind the couch or have anything to do with me at
all. This was on Sunday. I could tell he was getting really depressed.
So yesterday I decided to go to the animal shelter and get him a "pet."
He's also 8 months old, already neutered, and a VERY friendly little kitty. He's also very vocal. He slept with me last night in between bouts of
getting to know Prince.
Speaking of whom, he growls like a dog -- I've never heard a cat make noise like that. He's not very impressed, but he's also not depressed
anymore. He's interested, has come out and pursued Phantom all over the apartment, and allowed me to pet him like a normal cat last night. He even
came out this afternoon. Perhaps it's jealousy of my attention, or perhaps he just needed to see that I could be nice to a cat before he'd trust me,
but we're getting along better.
There was lots of growling and hissing last night, but nobody was wounded when I got up, so I figure in a couple more days, they'll be friends. They
both have vet checkups next week. I am not looking forward to trying to catch Prince again. He fights.
I had no idea, but apparently people are prejudiced against black cats and white cats and these animals have a harder time being adopted from
shelters, which was one of the reasons I took a black cat. He was also already neutered and microchipped, which helped with the decision.