Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Relic Report

It's hard to believe, but it's been almost a month since we officially adopted Relic.

My hope of keeping him as an indoor only cat have been completely dashed. The first thing he does in the morning is run to the door to be let out. And if you don't oblige, he gets increasingly creative at finding ways to get your attention. It's a good thing I didn't spend a lot of money on my curtains.

I'm not quite sure why he wants to go out so bad, because 80% of the time he just wants to sleep in the chair on the patio.
10% of the time, he just wants to disappear for five minutes, then come back in and eat again. And then immediately go back out. Then immediately ask to come back in again... but not actually come in... just sit on the step and stair at me as I hold the door open, waiting...

When he is in the house, he's made himself right at home.
As mentioned previously, he comes up to bed every night. And during the day, if it's raining, he can most often be found in bed sulking about the bad weather.

He's getting along great with Burton. The two are wrestling now and it's hilarious to watch because he's twice Burton's size... but Burton never gives up!

Peno and Relic seem to have an agreement to pretty much just ignore each other. If they do happen to bump into one another, they try to act like it never happened.

Rupert is still the problem child, though he's getting better. For the most part, he ignores Relic. They can often be found in the bed together on those rainy days (at least a foot apart and not making eye contact). But every once in a while, Rupert feels the need to put Relic in his place. Usually with a sneak attack. But Relic isn't one to duck and cover... and since Rupert is actually a giant pansy, the sneak attacks are not very effective... usually one swat, a hiss from Relic and Rupert's running away.
I imagine in another month, those sneak attacks will be non-existent... and with any luck, they may turn into play sessions, just like Burton.

But the more Relic is here, the more it makes me wonder how someone could have abandoned him. He is such a sweet, social cat. I just don't understand people who treat pets as disposable things.


Delighted Hands said...

He is settling in beautifully; good job! He is a very handsome guy!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Boy he's such a handsome BIG boy and it sounds like he needs a kitty door of his own. LOL

Patty Andrews said...

Happy that Relic is doing well. I, too, took in a stray that has been hanging around for a few months. He is so loving and sociable except with my two cats, but we are slowly working on that. Agree with you 100 percent about how people treat and dispose of their animals!!

Araignee said...

That's my Hoover. In, out, in, out all day. I think he has to be out to protect his territory.

Bridget said...

People can be such jerks - "It's only a cat," or "It's a cat, he can take care of himself," are just some of the excuses. I always hope that someway, somehow, they have the chance to experience the wrath of Karma.

In the meantime, Relic is a family member now, and that's all that matters. :-)

kathy b said...

PErhaps with age he'll like it more indoors. IF not, That's ok as long as he's not in the way of wildlife!!

Eastside Cats said...

Well, I guess you could chalk it up to, 'their loss, my gain!' He's with you now; whomever his former people were, they should be treated like something left in the litter pan...kick some sand over that and walk away!

Dee said...

I TOTALLY get your last paragraph.

It breaks my heart how badly some cats are treated. In Orlando I was driving behind a guy that threw a kitten out of his car window. It bounced off my grill and ran off. I tried to catch it, but face it I'm 62 and slow and the kitten was pissed and fast.

Giroux is one of the throw aways ...he WAS adopted then showed up 3 months later on OUR porch starved. Thankfully, for him (and us) that will NEVER be a worry again.

I adore Relic. He is such a handsome boy.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

I've just now totted up your cattage, and realize you have FOUR. We've never had more than 3, which was one too many for us. Currently sitting at one, but we'll be cat-sitting our grandcat for 6 weeks next year, so I'm not rocking the boat.

Relic is very handsome!