I have a wonderful update! It’s only been 3 1/2 weeks since she went home, but so far it sounds like things are going great!
Branwen (Juniper) is doing well. We are all getting to know each other. She is quick as lightning and has definitely upped Drum’s exercise game. We kept Branwen separated from Drum for about a week and then started letting her out for an hour or 2 per day. After a couple of days of this soft integration, we opened the door.
Besides our first litter box issue, which was my fault, she is eating well and using her boxes well. As a matter of fact Drum started using her boxes that are filled with Tidy Cat instead of his box which was filled with the World’s Best (I think that makes it not the World’s Best 🙂 ). We have switched over to Tidy Cat! She found both of our cat trees and enjoys running up and down them and using them for sleeping spots.
I am so very glad that we made the decision to adopt Branwen. After Clairee’s death a year and a half ago, our house was devastated.
About six months ago, I felt that Drum needed a companion and started looking around. I knew that I wanted to adopt from Challenger’s House. I started looking for somebody close to Drum’s age, but nobody seemed quite right. I was also following the Evergreens on Robyn’s blog. When Juniper was left alone and I started thinking maybe a kitten would work better than an adult – yikes! And I was smitten with both Privet and Juniper so here we are…
Branwen and her parents want to thank the Andersons for the incredible toy bag you sent home with her!
Thank you so much for the update, Tamra. We love a happy ending/beginning!
As a note – Drum and Clairee were our fosters as kittens back in 2010 for less than two weeks along with their sisters Truvy, M’Lynn, and Ouiser (the Magnolias litter). Drum and Clairee were adopted together and then returned one year later. They stayed with us just for a day or two before going to Petsmart, where they were adopted – again together! Below are pictures of each of them from the first and then second time we had them. What a beautiful pair of siblings! I’m so glad Juniper can provide Drum with some companionship and activity.
(I always love it when one of my fosters ends up in a home with one of my previous fosters – it’s like they were kind of related to start with, and thus meant to be together!)
2015: Jake, feeling loonily smug.
2014: “Oh lady, yuck. You taste so… humany.”
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: No entry.
2010: So my question: is she getting mellow in her old age (she’s 3 1/2, after all!), or does she have a crush on Reacher?
2009: I suspect that if one of the Cookies cracked their noggin open, marshmallow fluff would come puffing out.
2008: I’m the one who gives them snacks! I’m the one who scoops out their litter boxes!
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: Everyone needs a brudder to help keep him clean.