Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
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Biggie recovery milestones

When I left, he was under the bed still. When I came home, still there. None of the living room food gone. No litter box action.

I scored at Goodwill so I fiddled around putting away my goods and when I was done, I went into the bedroom, in the dark and sat on the floor and suggested Biggie come out for a snuggle. He did!!

I thought this was the major milestone of the day. We snuggled for a while and then I carried him into the living room to his food which he was not at all interested in. Then over to the chair where we snuggled some more.

I put him down on the floor so I could go turn the chicken in the oven over. When I came back to the chair he was still on the floor but clearly wanted chair access so I closed the lid on the ottoman next to me and he hopped up.

And this is what we did for 20 minutes while lunch cooked

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I tried for a selfie but he didn't want to really share the spotlight.

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He didn't seem to want to get into the chair, just hang on the arm which really cracked me up.

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Then it was lunch time and I ate at the table while he got into the chair after all.

And, then...

He spied a freakin bird and flew out of the chair over to the - thankfully - closed door!! What broken paws???? There are birds out there!!!

He sat on the floor and watched and then finally realized he could stealth spy from under the couch. So I went outside to see.

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Clearly, we're at least a little past the hiding in the dark situation.

But, also, clearly, we're still moving forward in the healing process.

And, VERY CLEARLY, we have not learned our lesson. We may very well now have...

Biggie The Indoor Cat.
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  • 14 comments

Oh Biggie. Cause-effect relationships aren't your strong suit :)

Sadly, chasing birds is his only strong suit!
haha!
I’m torn between being thrilled that he’s actively engaging with his environment, which bodes well for those paws not growing infected (energy levels generally decrease when a body is fighting infection) to being kind of nauseated that he went over to The Door To Paradise And Possible More Bad Things Happening. He’s an amazing life force, you know?
yep
bless him and you. He is a handsome lad, even with the bandages. You will have an interesting time turning him into an indoor cat, but I hope you do.
Biggie, not the door, behave darn it! I'm really glad he's being active and is able to get around okay. That last pic is cracking me up!
Nothing wrong with being an indoor cat.😀
Oh Biggie. Didn't learn, eh?
Glad he's getting better.
I think Biggie should stay indoors going forward too. He's such a lovely kitty.
Oh my gosh Biggie. WHY?? Though I have to say, that pic of him under the couch is freakin hilarious
Oh Biggie! I had really been hoping he would have learned his lesson.
My prediction for how he'll react to being made an indoor cat: He'll object strenuously at first, but eventually he'll get used to it.
I'm going with this prediction :)

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