“Human, do you think what I did for April Fool’s was funny?”
“Well, it kind of was, Bagheera, but you probably got a lot of people excited about how things are working out with Marley.”
“That’s always a challenge with cat adoptions, though, human. How will the new arrival and the resident cats get along?”
“Not with you and Jacey. You two and the resident cat got along very quickly.”
“Human, those were ideal cat adoption outcomes. Marley is different. She is shy.”
“You’re right, but you should tell your fans about what’s happening with her. No jokes this time.”
Yesterday, I told you that I had a video of me, Jacey, and Marley playing. I really didn’t, and I pulled a Rick Roll on you. But that was my way of teasing you, because there really is some good news about Marley.
The human took down the crate that had separated Jacey and me from Marley. If you remember, he got it because he did not like Marley hiding under the bed. He definitely didn’t like her climbing into the box spring, because that made it difficult for him to interact with her.
The human got a new bed and mattress set and he decided that since Marley could not get into the new box spring, it would be okay to get rid of the crate.
In order to do this, first he had to capture Marley and put her in the cage that we use when it is time to go to the humans in white coats. She did not like it, and complained. He told her to calm down, and took down the crate. Then he rearranged things so that she would be able to wander around but still have areas to retreat.
Then he opened the cage, and Jacey, the human and I watched to see how Marley would react. She hopped out of the cage, and walked over to where the crate used to be. She sniffed around, and then hopped right back up onto the cat tree that used to be in the crate.
We were all worried that she would go hiding under the bed. Marley hasn’t. Instead, she acts as if the crate is still there. That is her safe area, regardless of whether the crate is up or not. But now she has much more freedom to roam!
That is progress in this cat adoption. Neither the human, Jacey, or me expected it to take so long. We were spoiled by how well the cat adoptions of me and Jacey went, and we are not used to a shy cat.