When a newly adopted shelter cat adjusts to a home, there are the usual things to learn: Your new family members’ quirks, of course, (both human and animal), and the routines of the household. For this adoption story, add “the ceiling fans won’t hurt you” and “the water fountain is pretty cool, actually” to that list!
Jay is a now 1-year-old cat who came to Tri-County Humane Society in mid-July. He was snapped up after less than a week in the shelter, and it sounds like his transition to his new home went fairly easily.
“He didn't have much of a chance to spend any time alone because we were all so excited to have him. He was very tired the first week or so and snuggled all of the time. His first night he held on to my arm (actually hugged it) the whole night and it just melted my heart,” one of his new humans writes. “He initially did not like to be in a room with the ceiling fan on, so we worked slowly to show him the fans are okay by turning it off so he would come in the room and then holding him and talking to him while I turned the fan on. He also didn't like to drink from his fountain right away, but I changed the water frequently while he was watching and now he loves it.”
Jay now spends his days being in charge of the “neighborhood watch” – but he makes sure to allow for plenty of time for cuddles and belly rubs.
"The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience." Susan Easterly