First day at home above & yes, he does have a very very very fluffy tail that rarely stops swishing!!!
I know we last spoke about procuring one of Trixie's puppies when the time comes, but I decided in the end that I would still prefer a cat while I'm working full time & leave having a puppy until I'm home more.
Anyone who knows me knows my first love is cats (as opposed to dogs - although I am sure Trixie thinks she's a cat anyway). I barely have time to walk Trixie during the week so how on earth would I have time to train & spend time with a puppy?
I'd been looking periodically at pet rescue sites for the right cat & just before we went on holidays I saw this guy. He's approximately 2 years 3 months & spent the his first 18 months of life on the street with the past 7 months in a foster home with his foster mum & her daughter & 2 dogs.
I went to visit him the weekend we got home from holidays & had talked plumbing boy into the adoption by Monday morning. Paper work done, funds transferred & his foster Mum delivered him Sunday morning as they like to do a house inspection I guess to make sure they are not handing over a pet to a psycho!
We kept him confined for 2 days before introducing him to Trixie, mainly using the adoption program's guidelines which went well. Trixie is jealous of Tux & any time I go to pat Tux, she barrels over & pushes in. Tux doesn't really stand still long enough for a pat so it's not that much of an issue.
Trixie wags her tail when she's close to him, but he's not overly in love with her yet (although doesn't hiss or anything. It will only be 3 weeks on Sunday. No-one has chased anyone yet but they're not sleeping in the same bed together yet either.
I have my yoga mat on the floor in front of the TV & if I get off that to do anything, one or the other is plonked on it when I get back. And when I try to do my core work out, Tux stands behind my head rubbing up against it either swishing his tail in my face or trying to swipe my pony tail & Trix stands at my chest & tries to either lick my face or armpits while trying to climb onto my chest & sit on me. My paparazzi have been too slow to snap a pic so far!!!
Tux is very good at opening doors & has manage to open the back door 3 times now & escape when I've left it 2mm not quite closed. All 3 times I was able to grab him within a couple of minutes & put him back inside. I'm desperate to get his collar on this weekend (1 failed attempt so far - he arrived without a collar) as I have a tag on it with my phone number on it. He is micro chipped, but they don't transfer that over to me until the 6 week trial period is over. And I don't have a council tag for him yet. So if he get out proper & if anything happens..............
Anyhoo. Here are some more pics. I couldn't get a decent one of him with Trix - they don't stand still enough long enough!!!!
Someone may have gotten a little over confident on the first day & coped a slap in the face......(yes, he drew blood)!
And of course life is no longer complete without this little face...................she's looking like a woolly teddy bear right now!!