Millie is settling in…


Millie has been ‘across the pond’ in England for two weeks now and is settling in very well. My English cat, Patch, was disgusted at first!!! and wouldn’t have anything to do with Millie, let alone me, but she has a forgiving nature ? and has slowly begun to come round. At first Millie wore a pretty collar so that if she got lost, the neighbours would know where to return her.  It had a barrel attached with my telephone number on it. I kept Millie indoors for nearly a week, but she is an outdoor cat so I let her out as soon as I could and she has been exploring her neighbourhood ever since.  Mostly I was worried that she would go looking for the flora and fauna of Tennessee. It’s only 4500 miles away! but so far she has taken it easy and gone a little further each day. To date she has always returned unscathed.

The collar is now off and she is quite pleased about that, but Patch isn’t because now she doesn’t know where Millie is.  They occasionally creep up on each other and when they get close, there is a fearful yowling but it’s mostly Patch that does the yowling and Millie, being the dominant cat, that does the creeping. So far no fights and I’m very pleased with the progress.

Patch says: ‘If that cat doesn’t leave me alone soon, I’m out of here!’


7 thoughts on “Millie is settling in…

    • Yes indeed! Patch has had her own way for six years, now there’s an interloper. However, the cottage is well big enough for the both of them!

  1. You have been lucky so far – it can be very difficult introducing an adult cat into a household where there is an existing adult cat. As long as they both have a place that could be called ‘their territory ‘ where they can escape to all should be fine.
    Out of curiosity – did you put butter on Millie’s paws when she first arrived lol
    I’m tardy in thanking you for your comments on the baby clothes – look forward to the birth of your new little one.
    Take care

  2. No Cathy, I didn’t put butter on Millie’s paws, but she soon realised where she gets fed and that is a great incentive to not running off, isn’t it!
    Indeed the baby clothes you made were lovely.

  3. Awww so pleased Millie is settling in Oma, Its always a worry when we move home with Cats.. or in your case she moved home and country! LOL… So happy to find she is settling in so well… 🙂 at last I am able to catch up with your posts Oma.. XX Sue

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