So today’s tgih (thank god it’s harley) post is about how mister harley is doing in his new surroundings. I get more questions on how he is doing then how i like the place, so I thought it’s fitting I answer that first and then later have a post about my thoughts on my new space.
Mister H definitely knew something was up as I was packing the island- sticking close to me and looking concerned each time i left. The moving day was pretty traumatic for him… he had to stay in the bathroom while we loaded the uhaul, then on a very long drive (which he hates) and then back into another bathroom while we unloaded the uhaul. All he has ever known is the very quiet island, and now he was in an apartment building with noises all around, and in the city.
For the first few days he was very jumpy, and if I wasn’t home he was sleeping under my bed. At night he started sleeping right at my shoulders, not at the foot of the bed as usual. He really wanted nothing to do with the massive windows, which i thought he’d love. I loved however watching him climb on top of the cabinets, the top of my food pantry becoming one of his favorite snoozing spots, he can see everything from up there! As he got a bit more comfortable, and playing with his toys… it was comical watching him slip and slid on the hardwood floors.
Almost a month later, he is settling in very well. He still hangs out with me in the bathroom as I get ready in the morning, and he will race you in there to make sure you turn the faucet on for him. Just like when we were at the island.
He loves the island in the kitchen, since its in the center of everything and he can see what i am up to. It also is where my stove top is- so i have just vowed whenever i DO cook.. to wipe it down very well. Mister Harley is spoiled, and it’s hard for me to say no to him.
I bought him one of the cat grass trays from the pet store, hoping that will curb his cravings for when he used to much it outside at the island. He has also started to look outside the massive windows a bit more. He is still the messiest kitty when eating and using his potty, and still into everything… even helping build some of my new furniture
More on the move and my new space from my prospective soon!
Make sure Mister Harley is careful near your stove top. We have the same kind and our poor kitty burned one of her feet when she jumped up on the stovetop to look out of the kitchen window nearby. She just barely touched it, but it was enough to cause her discomfort for a few weeks and it took a loooong time to fully heal. I know some of newer stoves have safety precautions, unfortunately ours did not.
Glad he is settling in, always fun to see things from his point of view! LOL! Can’t wait to hear yours though…….the space looks lovely!!!