|Looking down at us, from a back deck shelf - BC|
The initial few weeks in a cage is intended to give cats a chance to assimilate their surroundings, as well as getting used to the humans who will care for them. When the cage is opened, some cats (like Ruff and Sprocket) resolutely stay in their familiar corner until they feel much more confident, while others make a bee-line for the cage-tops or the back deck to put some distance between them and us. Darius was cautious, but it wasn’t long before he watched more confident cats using the door to the laundry room and then out via the cat-door, and he too made his way outside.
|Darius being a lap-cat - KN|
Mischa bonded with med-staff Jess, and has settled well in his new home. But Mischa saw Jess almost every day; for a cat like Darius to have a relative stranger take him would be very difficult.
|The look of love (or begging for goodies!) - KN|
So for now, Darius is a happy cat, with places to explore and other cats with which to interact, and we’ll see if there is a volunteer or a regular visitor to whom he is drawn, and with whom he might find a home, and safety for the rest of his days.
Blog by Brigid Coult
Photos by Brigid Coult, Karen Nicholson, Michele Wright