Smokey the cat makes his rounds, first hour

black cat on kitchen counter
Smokey enjoying temporary counter privileges

We finally got lab results that Smokey no longer has any intestinal parasites, so we opened up Smokey’s cage this evening and let him out just over an hour ago.  As you can see in the photo, we are being lenient and allowing him on the kitchen counter, but only for the first 24 hours.  We want to go easy on him until he gets used to using the communal litter boxes.  So far he hasn’t found the communal boxes but he probably will soon.  His cage is still open so he could use his old box.  He pretty much already knows the cats so there’s only been a little growling between them.  He still hasn’t picked his hang out spot yet, and keeps walking around inspecting everything.  I’ll be watching things closely for the next day or so.  Wish us luck!  🙂

2 Replies to “Smokey the cat makes his rounds, first hour”

  1. He looks like he’s making himself right at home! You guys are doing wonderful things. He’ll have a much better life than on the street.

    1. Thanks Kim for your comment! Yes after only a few hours loose in our home he seems fairly relaxed. He was in a big kennel cage in the kitchen for a full week so he got to know the other pets and us that way, and I’m sure that helped a lot. At least that’s one less cat on the streets this winter. We will be sure to pamper him for the rest of his long INDOOR life. 🙂

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