Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thankful Thursday

I have been talking about doing an update on Piper for a while and I'm finally getting to it! It is a thankful update!

As you know, when my mom got sick Piper went to stay with my sister temporarily. She and the little blind yorkie, Nala, did not care for each other. Piper hid. A lot. We lost my mom, (That is still so very hard to say.) and Piper lost the only person she really liked. Although she would sit between mom and my sister and let her pet her because my sister would stay with mom at least one night a week. So Piper knew and tolerated my sister. But now she was in a new home with a dog and people who weren't her mom. No wonder she hid.

I shared before about Piper accidentally getting locked in a bedroom for many hours and afterward she suddenly got very friendly with my sister. Even tapping her leg like she did to my mom when she wanted food or attention. After this, if she could sneak past Nala, she would sit on my sister's lap.

Nala, who can see some shadows or something, seems to know when Piper is out and about and would try to follow her and maybe make her go away from her mommy and daddy (my sister and brother in law). One time she was following and Piper didn't know it, Piper stopped and Nala ran right into Pipers rear end! Bet that was a surprise to both of them!

So on to the current situation. Nala seems to have accepted that the kitty will be staying. Piper wants to be around at meal times, and so does Nala. They seem to have worked out a truce where they both get to beg, I mean, demand, at the table.

Piper: Hey!
Nala: Mom!
Piper: I want a bite!
Nala: I want a bite!
Piper: Me, me! Give me a bite!
Nala: Me! Give me the bite!
As long as they are on opposite sides of my sister's legs, they both get to watch dinner and get their due bites! Sharing is good! Sharing is progress!
And speaking of sharing:
Nala: zzzzzz
Piper: Purrrrrr
Sister: I. Can't... Move..

They may not be perfect buddies, but we'll take peaceful co-existence! When Nala is sleeping, Piper is happy to jump up on the arm of the chair and get her cuddles.

What will be really interesting is when they all move up to my mom's house, which should happen sometime this summer. Piper will know it's her home, not Nala's. Nala will know the place from visiting often, and they are HER mommy and daddy. Wonder what changes will happen then? We have our paws and fingers crossed that they'll all be good changes!


Update on myself. Therapy is going well! Thankful for that! But also taking a bit longer than I hoped so I will be another week. But that's it! I'm so ready to be back home with MY kitties! (You hear me Greg? Leo will go back to sleeping with me, not with you! I know nothing will ever make Cashmere come to me when you're around, but I'm taking Glitter back too!)

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am glad that Piper and Nala have reached a truce where they can co-exist without problems.
I am glad your therapy is going well and you are soon back home.

Brian said...

I'm glad the truce seems to be working and I'm also happy your therapy is progressing too. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

The Island Cats said...

We're glad that Piper and Nala have come to an agreement and are willing to share your sister. Sending you lots of purrs too. (The shakers should arrive today!)

Eastside Cats said...

Having negotiated a truce is a good thing! We are all hoping that you are back home very soon, and that all the cats pile on you, but you know you can share!

Catscue Catmom said...

Good news, progress is always good news - these things take time, especially with cats. I'm so sorry about your Mom, such a hard loss.

Summer said...

I'm so glad to hear that Piper is doing better! Coexistence is good - not everybody that lives together has to be besties. Get well soon!

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is a wonderful thankful that these two are getting along and can even share a snack or so. Great news that you will be home soon. Take good care of yourself and dont overdo things until you are felling all better. Purrs and Prayers

Katie Isabella said...

Oh PIper, darling girl. Thank goodness you are doing better. XXXXXX

catladymac said...

Purrayers an POTP for good outcomes for all concerned !

pilch92 said...

I am glad Piper is doing well. Also glad your therapy is going well too.

Lone Star Cats said...

Glad things are going well wif Nala and Piper.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We cats can sometimes change our habits. 10 years ago, Skeeter and LC were best buddies. Skeeter stayed around TBT and LC stayed ariund HIM. When Skeeter went over the Bridge, LC seemed lost for months. She just sat around. Then, one day, she climbed up on TBTs lap, curled up, and purred. She was soothed the final year here by his attention...

It meant a lot to TBT, too.

Jeff Cutts said...

Hi there, It's sooo good to see Piper and Nala are getting on now. Nothing worse than arguments in the household.